Rhaford Lanier of Duplin County, N.C., kept a record book for the Cypress Creek Company (mostly Duplin County men) associated with the 31st Regiment of N.C. Militia. It mainly covers 1840-1845 and 1861-1865 and includes, among other records, muster rolls, and allowances paid to soldiers' families (1864-1865).
Rhaford Quincy Lanier Sr., born 12 December 1813, in Duplin County North Carolina. He was born to Owen and Mary Lanier and married Latitia Whaley. He lived in Duplin County and joined the Cypress Creek Militia when he was 18. In 1840 he was unanimously voted as the captain of the company. He resided in Duplin County in the southern division township and later moved to the cypress creek township until his death at age 69 on 23 October 1883.
This collection is composed of a record book of the 31st regiment of North Carolina Militia. The records involve the Cypress Creek Company which consisted mostly of Duplin County, North Carolina men. The records are mainly from 1840-1845 and 1861-1865 which include muster rolls as well as pay for the soldiers and their families. The unit was mainly used for mustering men who were then split up between larger units during the civil war. Many of the men were sent to other North Carolina military units such as the 2nd and 3rd infantry regiments. Brief personal notes from the late 1870's and early 1880's are also present. These notes include comments that range from family matters and church business to the production of turpentine in the area.
Purchased from Broadfoot Publishing Company with Minnie Marguerite Wiggins Endowment funds
Processing completed October 2019 by Matthew Lowe.
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