Service to Country Honor Roll
For their service to their country, we honor these family members.
Benoni Loftin was a member of the Craven Co., Militia ( N.C. State Colonial Records Vol. XXIII p. 324.) January 6, 1751.
The American Revolution
Titus Laney's sons TITUS, SAMUEL, WILLIAM, PETER, JOSEPH, and GEORGE all served in the Revolutionary War. According to the Laney Historical Marker in Union County, North Carolina, Titus Laney and his wife Hannah sailed from Ireland to Philadelphia c.1732. Settled in Lancaster County., PA 1733; Settled in Frederick Co., VA 1742; Settled permanently in Lancaster Co., SC 1752. Known children: Anna, Titus, Samuel, William, Catherine, Peter, Joseph and George. All sons were patriots in the Revolution."
EPHRAIM PARMLEE served as a Private for Wilkes County in the North Caroline line. His name appears on a list of soldiers Dec. 2, 1785, who were to receive military land warrants. He received 640 acres in Sumner County, Tenn., on Bledsoes Creek.
The United States' Civil War
ELIAS BARBEE, on the 19th of October, 1861, offered his services to the government, enlisting in the Union army as a member of Company K, Forty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. In 1862, at Camp Butler, Illinois, he was taken ill, which resulted in his total blindness and led to his honorable discharge from the service on the 30th of April, 1862, at Camp Stanton, Tennessee.
DANIEL BARBEE and EDWARD BARBEE also served the Union army as members of company K, Forty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
James Madison Judkins Manning was the first child of William Madison and Lucy Ann (Judkins) Manning born on May 21, 1837 in Stewart County, Tennessee. Later, his family moved to western Kentucky to Calloway County near Almo, Ky. There, he grew up and years later, he began to study to become a dentist. Then, the War Between the States broke out. At age twenty-four, he enlisted in the Confederate Army at Camp Boone, near Clarksville, Tennessee, on August 1, 1861. He served with Company H of the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry under General Nathan Bedford Forrest. James Madison and his brother, Charles Gee Tatum Manning, stayed and fought together for most of the four years of the War, engaging in battles at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Corinth, Chickamauga, and many other important engagements in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
World War I
In memory of Private HALLETT LEMONT NODWELL who died on March 29, 1918
Military Service: Service Number: 111395 Age: 23 Force: Army Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment) Son of Simont and Laura E. Nodwell, of Norton, New Brunswick. Commemorated on Page 478 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Burial Information: Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Pas de Calais,France
In memory of Private AUBREY LEROY NODWELL who died on June 2, 1916
Military Service: Service Number: 111394 Age: 20 Force: Army Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment) Son of Lemont and Laura Etta Nodwell, of Norton, King's Co., New Brunswick. Commemorated on Page 142 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Cemetery: MENIN GATE (YPRES) MEMORIAL Belgium
World War II
JAMES THOMAS CROWDER, SR served in the Navy, Army, and Air Force of the United States. He served in WWII and Korea. He joined the Navy originally but transferred to the Army in order to be a pilot. He was then moved into the Air Force when it was established. During the war he would fly supplies into an area and return home with wounded soldiers. At one time, he was rated to fly all air craft in service in the Air Force.
BOB CROWDER served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1921 to 1925. Following that, he served as a peace officer and a Texas Ranger until his retirement.