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Southern Claim of John Horton, April 1876

Title

Southern Claim of John Horton, April 1876

Description

The Southern Claim made by John Horton of Watauga County, was made in April 1876. Within his claim, he states that he did not vote for secession and that he did not support the confederacy. Horton was 62 at the time of the claim and his main occupation was farming. He claimed that he gave quite a bit of items and resources to the Union Army when they were stationed in Boone, NC. Some of those items include: a horse, saddles, a house, and crops. David Norris testified in favor of Horton’s loyalty, in which he recounted Horton’s immense opposition to his son, James W. Horton, entering the Confederate Army.

Creator

United States Government

Source

John Horton, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871- 1880, April 1876.

Date

1876-04-XX

Contributor

Haslam, Miranda

Type

Document

Coverage

Watauga County, North Carolina
North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

Text

My Sympathies were on the side of the Union at the beginning and close of the war.
During the war, I fed and protected union men who were deserting from the rebel army and going through the hills to join the union army.
I took the side of the Union and voted against secession and talked and used my influence in every way that I could.

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Citation

United States Government, Southern Claim of John Horton, April 1876, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 28, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/317.