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Abraham "Hamby" DAVIS

Abraham "Hamby" DAVIS

Male 1835 - 1906

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  • Name  Abraham "Hamby" DAVIS 
    Nickname  Hamby 
    Born  24 Jul 1835  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Cemetery  Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service  Civil War (CSA) Wounded - POW 
    Died  1 Sep 1906  Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hamby and Arabella had eight children. The family was raised on a farm near New House. Hamby served during the Civil War with the "Sandy Run Yellow Jackets". Enlisted with his brother Simon with Capt. Edwards 34th Regt. "Hamby was tough as whitleather and was shot and 'skelped' a number of times but never seriously hurt" . (Info taken from CIVIL WAR HISTORY by James C. Elliott) See notes on Simon D. Davis.

      He is identified in "North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865 as being wounded in the arm at Gaines Mill, Virginia on June 27, 1862 and then captured at the North Anna River, Virginia on about May 24, 1864. He was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland on May 30, 1864 until paroled on or about March 14, 1865 and transferred to Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia where he was received on March 16th for exchange.

      The 34th Regiment participated in some of the more famous engagements of the Civil War; Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Frazier's Farm, Malvern Hill, Cedar Run, Manassas Plains, Ox Hill, Bolivar Heights, Sharpsburg, Shepardstown, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Hanover Junction, Second Cold Harbor, Riddle's Shop, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House when Lee surrendered.

      A. P. Hill's Corps. were the first Confederate columns to reach the vicinity of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 (Day 1 of the Battle of Gettysburg) with Heth's Division in advance and Pender's (34th Regiment) following a few miles distant in support. Heth's Division rapidly engaged the Federal forces at Willoughby Run (a creek). Pender's Division was the first of the Confederates to come in support and took a support position for Pettigrew's Brigade who held the Southern front.

      Scales Brigade with the 34th led by Colonel Gordon charged McPherson Ridge driving the Federal line back to Seminary Ridge. The Confederate forces then assailed Seminary Ridge with Scale's Brigade (34th Regt.) at the extreme west of the Confederate line.

      "After heavy fighting and serious losses we passed up the ascent, crossed the ridge and commenced the descent just opposite the Theological Seminary"; General A. M. Scales.

      Nightfall of the first day found Hill's Division in possession of Seminary Ridge.

      "The first day was a real North Carolina day. It was fought by 32 North Carolina Regiments and 2 North Carolina battalions along with a total of 36 other regiments from other Southern states. In this first engagement, while other brigades suffered heavily, those of NC fared the worst. Scales Brigade (34th Regiment included) suffered heavily, as did all of them."
      - Taken from the Confederate Veteran, "The First Day at Gettysburg", by Capt. S. A. Ashe of Raleigh, NC

      Hamby is mentioned in a letter from Ancil Dycus to his wife, written on May 29, 1864, in which he says that Hamby is missing and feared in the hands of the Yankees.

      In the 1900 census Hamby is living in the house next to John Jiles Greene and Charlotte. Hamby is listed as the Head of household with his youngest son "Dexter" and Dexter's wife Mary.

      Hamby's family is listed in the 1880 census living at the homeplace with Arabella and eight children.

      LDS AFN is 2JSL-19

      Buried in Sandy Plains Church Cemetery with both wives.
    Person ID  I6597  myfamilytree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 

    Father  William Fernilson DAVIS,   b. 19 Mar 1788, Union County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1846, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah "Sally" WOMACK,   b. 6 Sep 1793, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1866, New House, Cleveland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Mar 1812  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bondsman - Anderson Womack & Robert Randall
      Witness - Drury Dobbins
    Family ID  F3673  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah MELTON,   b. 3 Oct 1850,   d. 13 Sep 1926, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 
    Family ID  F4403  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Arabella BRIDGES,   b. 10 Jun 1837,   d. 19 Oct 1899, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jun 1858  Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Joseph G. DAVIS,   b. May 1858, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Hillard "Hill" DAVIS,   b. Dec 1859, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Louisa J. DAVIS,   b. 1866, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Pamela Susan DAVIS,   b. 1868, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Melton Webb DAVIS,   b. Jul 1868, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1931, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. William Simon DAVIS,   b. 10 Jun 1872, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1948, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Pheba Esther "Essie" DAVIS,   b. 25 Jun 1874, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1941, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Dexont "Duke" W. DAVIS,   b. May 1878, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 
    Family ID  F4402  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1835 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - - Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1858 - Cleveland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1906 - Cleveland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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