My 3rd great grandfather, George Washington Lafayette Belk, enlisted in Company E as a Private, North Carolina 48th Infantry Regiment, on 19 Apr 1862. He mustered out 14 Oct 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA and was killed 14 Oct 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA. After his death his wife Tressie married Charles Fisher Helms, who was also a veteran of the Civil War.
My cousin Woodrow Wilson Belk, who was the great grandson of the above mentioned George Washington Lafayette Belk, died in World War II in a plane crash at Rotterdam while on a Third Air Force flight. He was the son of Oscar and Corrie Pressley Belk and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte, NC.
My paternal great grandfather's brother, William Andrew Josiah Mosier served in WWI. He survived but was in France when his father died.
Great Uncle William RF Belk served in WWII. He had great survival skills because he had eight sisters!
My mother had four brothers and they all served in the military, as did the husband of her cousin and best friend, Sarah Adams. Mom's brothers were Charles, Harold (Bud), Clinton and David Abernathy, and Sarah's husband was Gerald Murphy.
|Harold "Bud" Abernathy|
|Clinton Abernathy with sister Anne|
|David Lee Abernathy|