Any additional info on Jacob Alewine would be appreciated.
Jacob5 Alewine(Ephraim4, Michael3, Michael2, John George1) was born 01 Oct 1838 in South Carolina, and died 28 Jul 1909 in South Carolina.He married (1) Rhoda Caroline Daniel Abt. 1857.She was born 30 Mar 1830, and died 06 Aug 1905.He married (2) Minnie (Unknown) Aft. 1900.
Notes for Jacob Alewine:
*** 1840 US Census, Anderson District, SC:
Jacob is probably the unnamed "male under 5" in the household of Ephraim Alewine. Jacob's father is listed as between 40-50 years old.His mother (Hannah) is noted between 20-30 years old.Jacob has two sisters under 10, probably Nancy and Elizabeth.Jacob's older brother Abraham has moved with his family to Georgia.Jacob's uncle Michael and his family live nearby.Uncle Michael dies 5 years later and Jacob's Aunt Sarah and her children move to Arkansas later in the 1800s.
*** 1850 US Census, Abbeville District, SC,September 10, 1850:
Jacob's father, Ephraim Alawine, 56, is a farmer in Abbeville County, SC.His mother Hanna is about 46.Jacob, now 11 years old, has two older sisters, Nancy, 19 and Elizabeth C., 13.His two younger brothers are James A., 7 and Joseph L., just 2 years old.Jacob and his sister Elizabeth have attended school in the last year.
*** In 1857 Jacob Alewine and Caroline are married in Abbeville County, South Carolina.
*** 1860 US Census, Abbeville County, SC, August 30, 1860:
Jacob Alaywine, 22, an overseer and his wife Caroline, 22, have 2 children.Their boys are Thompson, 3,and Samuel, a one-month old infant. No other records for Samuel or Thopmson have been found.They probably died very young, before 1870.
*** 1861-1865, Confederate Army Service Records, National Archives, Washington, DC:
Jacob Alewine served in the Civil War as a Confederate private as did his younger brother James Addison Alewine.He was 22 years old and had been married for about 4 years when he left for war.Jacob enlisted on September 3, 1861 at Camp Butler, South Carolina for the duration of the conflict.Pvt. Alewine served in Capt. H. H. Harper's Company of the McCalla Rifles, 14th Regiment South Carolina Infantry.His unit was later redesignated Company I, 14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry.
Jacob's service record indicates he was wounded at Ox Hill, Virginia (about 20 miles west of Washington, DC) on September 1, 1862.Stonewall Jackson hoped to cut off the Union retreat from Second Bull Run and sent his divisions against two Union divisions in a sweeping flank attack. Both Union division commanders were killed during the battle, but the Confederate attack was stopped by fierce fighting during a severe thunderstorm.It was a marginal victory for the South, resulting in about 800 Confederate casualties. Jacob was one of them and was sent to General Hospital #23 in Richmond for treatment and later placed on medical furlough during October 1862.
Pvt. Alewine was wounded a second time in July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. This bloody battle marked the turning point of the war.Total Confederate casualties have been estimated to be as great as 28,000. It is usually agreed at least 1/3 of Lee's army was killed or wounded during the three-day battle.
Jacob was placed on furlough and detached service and sent back to Abbeville in November of that year.He was medically discharged on April 25, 1864.Pvt. Alewine had not been paid since June 30, 1863 and was given $244.13 back pay for service from July 1863 through April 1864.
There is a photograph of the 58 year old, bearded Jacob from September 1896 with the survivors of his unit, Company I, 14th South Carolina Volunteers, at their first reunion.
I had a commemorative plaque from the Alewine Family honoring Jacob Alewine, 14th South Carolina Volunteers, placed on the Remembrance Wall of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Historical Park, Virginia.
*** 1870 US Census, Lowndesville, Abbeville County, SC, September 4, 1870, p. 50:
Jacob, 32, is a farmer who owns property valued at $600.There is a Rebecca(?), age 40, who keeps house.Her race is listed as “B” for black.
*** 1880 US Census, Savannah Township, Anderson County, SC, June 11-12, 1880, ED 23, p. 21:
Jacob, 42, and Caroline, 50, have 2 children, Alonzo, 14, and Georgia, 12.Jacob is a farmer and Alonzo is listed as a farm laborer.The family employs two servants, a 20-year old black male farm laborer and a 25-year old white female house servant.Jacob must have been doing quite well on his farm.
*** 1900 US Census, Callison Township, Greenwood County, SC, June 4, 1900, ED 82, Sheet 24:
Jacob and Rhodie C. have been married for 42 years and have had 4 children, but only 2 are now living.Jacob was born in October 1838 and his wife in March 1830.
*** Jacob Alewine died on July 28, 1909 and was buried in the Belton City Cemetery, Belton, South Carolina.His grave is marked with an elegant obelisk monument.
*** Last Will and Testament of Jacob Alewine, Anderson County Court House, Anderson, SC, (undated):
Jacob's will was probably prepared sometime after his son Alonzo's death in August 1906, since the son was not mentioned as an heir.He asked in his will that his executor and friend M. M. Campbell "mark my grave with a fit and suitable stone."His wishes were beautifully carried out. The executor is probably Martin Campbell, who is identified in the reunion photo one row down from Jacob.Jacob's will, signed in his hand, is recorded in the Anderson County Court House. Jacob left a double barrel shot gun to his friend D. E. Simpson.
The remainder of his estate was divided with nothing to his daughter, Georgia Spearman, since she was "already well provided for", $100 to his grand-daughter Minnie L. Spearman and the balance in three equal shares to his beloved second wife, Minnie, and his two remaining grandchildren, Fred H. Alewine, (b. 1900) and Celia Alewine (b. 1901).
*** Grave Marker Inscription, Belton City Cemetery, Belton, South Carolina:
Jacob AlewineBorn Oct. 1, 1838Died July 28, 1909
***Grave Marker Inscription, Bell's Chapel UMC Cemetery: R. C. Daniel, Wife of Jacob Alewine, 30 May 1830 - 6 Aug 1905. Gone but not forgotten.
Children of Jacob Alewine and Rhoda Daniel are:
2 i. Thompson6 Alewine, born Abt. 1857 in South Carolina; died Bef. 1900.
3 ii. Samuel (J. A.?) Alewine, born 05 Aug 1860 in South Carolina; died 30 Jan 1863.
Grave Marker Inscription, Bell's Chapel UMC Cemetery: J. A. Alewine, Was born Aug 5, 1860 - Died Jan 30, 1863.(Samuel Alewine may be J. A Alewine, 1860-1863 buried in Bell's Chapel UMC Cemetery.J. A. Alewine died in 1863 while his father was away at war.)
4 iii. Alonzo Pickens Alewine, born Feb 1866 in McCormick County, SC; died 23 Aug 1906.He married Maggie O. Dunlap Abt. 1896; born 08 Apr 1876 in Anderson County, SC; died 13 Dec 1952 in Greenwood, SC.
5 iv. Georgia Ella Alewine, born 04 Sep 1868 in South Carolina; died 09 Apr 1921.She married Zephaniah J. Spearman Abt. 1887; born 07 Oct 1862 in South Carolina; died 15 Feb 1935.