Noah Deaton[1]

Male 1838 - 1922  (83 years)

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  • Name Noah Deaton 
    Born 26 Oct 1838 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 1922 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Union Presbyterian Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 545
      1880 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 235-B
      1910 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 199-B
    Person ID I27061  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 

    Father William Deaton,   b. 1813,   d. 1894  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Flora Bethune,   b. 1815,   d. 1900  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F1394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane McDonald,   b. 1840, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 69 years) 
     1. Angus Deaton,   b. 1867
     2. Francis Deaton,   b. 1869
     3. Charles Deaton,   b. 1870,   d. 1946  (Age 76 years)
     4. Flora Margaret Deaton,   b. 1873,   d. 10 Sep 1888, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +5. Walter Deaton,   b. 5 Sep 1874,   d. 12 Mar 1931  (Age 56 years)
     6. John Deaton,   b. 4 Dec 1876,   d. 17 Apr 1961  (Age 84 years)
     7. William Deaton,   b. 1878,   d. 1926  (Age 48 years)
     8. James E. Deaton,   b. 1881,   d. 1948  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F8325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S118] Company H 26th Regiment, Moore County Independents [], Lacy Garner [].
      Deaton, Noah, Private

      Enlisted in Moore County at age 22, June 6, 1861. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. As a POW he was held at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. On October 27, 1863 he was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland. Paroled at Point Lookout about February 24, 1865 to Aiken?s Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was exchanged sometime February 25 ? March 3, 1865.

      Noah Deaton was born in Moore County about 1838, the son of William Deaton (1813-1894) and Flora Bethune (1813-1900). Children of William and Flora Deaton include the following:
      Noah Deaton (1838-1922)
      Sarah Bethune Deaton (1840-1924)
      Catherine Deaton (1848-1910)
      Margaret Deaton (b.~1851)
      John Deaton (1854-1870)

      Around 1866 Noah Deaton married Sarah Jane McDonald (1843-1909) of Moore County. She was the daughter of Neill Ronald McDonald (1808-1870) and Margaret Ann Leach (1819-1899). Noah and Sarah had the following children:

      Angus Deaton (1867-1910)
      Francis Deaton (1869-1936)
      Charles Deaton (1870-1946)
      Walter Deaton (1873-1931)
      Flora Margaret Deaton (1873-1888)
      John Deaton (1876-1961)
      William Deaton (1878-1926)
      James E. Deaton (1880-1948)
      Neill McDonald Deaton (1882-1882)
      Mary Jane Deaton (1884-1949)

      Noah and Sarah were buried in Moore County, in the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Cameron, NC. The cemetery is located directly across from Union Pines High School.

      Several letters written by Noah Deaton during the Civil War have survived and I feel it appropriate to include them here.


      Noah Deaton Letter #1

      1861 Oct 07
      Carolina City N.C.
      Miss Christian Ray

      Dear friend

      I resume my seat this morning to answer your very kind and most welcome letter that came to hand last Friday and was much pleased to hear form you and all the rest.

      Neill is well and I think well satisfied. My health is very good at present and the company in tolerable good health there only two in the hospital now. We are surrounded by water on all sides two miles to the nearest point of main land. But from what I can learn we will not be apt to stay here long where we may go I have no idea. We are under the command of Gen. Hill and he don't let it be known weeks early what he intends to do. We are hemed up here in this place so that if the enemy comes we will have to fight be taken on take water the general has ordered as I hear for lumber to make a gang way across the sound and I guess that we will be moved across the sound shortly if not sent to some other place. I hear some of the private saying this morning that will get orders today to cook three days rations and if so we will be sent to some other point but I doubt the truth as it very much for the hundred tongued deceivers is a doing such an active business now a days that truth so rarely tells her tale that we cannot

      believe it when we hear it with out proof that it is so. I hear various reports about the war movements but nothing late that is reliable or interesting. There was three war ships in sight of us yesterday and one of them was near enough for us to see them

      drilling on their deck but they are gone today and if they know what is the best for themselves they will stay away from here or at least keep out of reach of us. You cannot think how much pleasure it would give me could I get back to Moore County again there to remain in peace where I could enjoy the company of friends as before I left there and see the ladies smile and hear their voices which seem so charming. There are is a great many young fellows that have no cares to keep them from going out in defense of their country but are such cowards that they would suffer subjugation rather than fight and I trust the ladies will not countenance such fellows. I hope therefore remark will be no offense but if it does? any one let them take best remedy to get rid of it. That's to take up arms to defend their homes and not wait for others to do what they should do. I must close. Please write to me soon as you can.

      I remain your affectionate friend.

      Noah Deaton

      Noah Deaton Letter #2

      1862 Nov 16
      Camp near Petersburg, VA
      C0 H 26 Regiment N.C.

      Dear Friend,

      I take the pleasant opportunity to drop you a few lines. It has been some months since I received a letter from you and not knowing that you received my last, I proceed to write a second time. I have seen much hard service since I wrote to you last. We left this place about four weeks ago for N.C. and after twenty days of marching and exposure to all the weather without shelter even in times of the snow. We reached our old camp here last Friday for the purpose of resting for a short time, but we expect we will soon be out on an another expedition to hunt Yankees. Five companies of our regiment were stationed at Oldford Mills, Beaufort County, NC, six miles from Washington, N.C., one Co. and was there and was on picket at the time the Yankees advanced on us but no loss on our side at that place only one man of company was wounded. The enemy had a long fence and we had to fall back to Rawls Mills Martyn County where we joined the rest of our regiment. We got there hour before the enemy and as we got a very good position, our regiment without any artillery, held in check and drove back the 3 regiments of infantry and two batteries of artillery. The fight lasted 1 or 2 hours. The enemies losses was about 100 killed while our was 4 killed and some 10 or 12 wounded. Our men had a position in the swamp at a pond and the ? and the enemies shot and skill passed over without march efforts. We would wait till they got in 20 steps then rise and fire on them and cut them down so fast that but few of them even reached this side the swamp after the fight ceased, we were reinforced by the 17th regiment and a battery of artillery and two pieces were brought into position and give the enemy several rounds of shot and shell but they seemed satisfied for the night and would not return a single shot. We learned that they were sending a large force to Williamston to cut us off and we had to resume our march so as to pass Williamston that night which we did by the time their boats arrived. Next day we marched about twenty miles towards Tarboro where we met reinforcements. To cope with the enemy we turned upon him and often a little skirmish in which the Yankees lost five and not a man of ours hurt. We pursued them to their gunboats. Governor Z.B. Vance was with us in the winding up. I must close this badly written letter. Please write soon for it gives me much pleasure to hear form you at any time.

      Your friend truly,

      Noah Deaton

      Noah Deaton Letter #3

      August 2nd 1864
      Prisoners camp co J 6th Division
      Point Lookout Maryland

      To Wm Deaton
      Caledonia N.C.

      Dear Father.

      After a long delay I again attempt to drop you a few lines in reply to your kind favor of June the 6th. It gave me great pleasure to hear that all was well at home. Although many are sickening and dyeing daily, by a kind providence I still enjoy good health and live in hope that I may return home some day to bask in the pleasant sunshine of peace. God speed the day.

      Levi Britt, D. Martin, W. C. Moore, Briton Saunders, A. M. Fields, Warwick & Hollingsworth are all with Duncan Blue, A. A. Ray, J. B. Clark, Mr. Hannon

      & (?). N McIntosh has gone from here to some other prison and also Wm Barrett.

      The old U.S. postage that is the stamp used before the war are dead and you may not trouble your self about the US postage for I can pay that when the letter arrives here.

      I remain your affectionate son

      N. Deaton