SUMLIN, Jesse +

Jesse SUMLIN (spelling ?), Private. 5th North Carolina Infantry, Company G

Enlisted in Wilson Count on 4 June 1861, for the war, at age 25. HOSPITALIZED at Richmond, VA on 18 Oct 1861 with “typhoid fever” and DIED on 10 Nov 1861 at age 25.

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Information from the UNITED STATES CENSUS OF 1860:

His full name is Jesse SUMMERLIN, age 24, a mechanic with a Personal Estate of $50; living in Joyners and Gardner’s District, Post Office: Joyner’s Depot, Wilson County, NC. He has two daughters ages 8 and 4 as well as two sons age 3 and 11 months. HIS DEATH, IN A RICHMOND HOSPITAL IN 1861, RESULTED IN A 17 YEAR OLD WIFE, PROBABLY HIS SECOND WIFE, NOT HAVING A HUSBAND AND HIS FOUR CHILDREN, UNDER AGE 9, NOT HAVING A FATHER.

LIKE SO MANY NONCOMMISSIONED MEN HIS SURNAME IS NOT SPELLED CORRECTLY IN THE MILITARY RECORDS.

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