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Veterans descendant of Rufus Seaberry

Honoring veterans descendant of Rufus Seaberry (b 1815, Mount Olive, Wayne County, North Carolina)

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Rufus Seaberry (23 Aug 1820)
Rufus Seaberry (23 Aug 1820)
aged approx (6) yrs - Rufus Seaberry & brother James Madison Seaberry are orphans under the care of Henry Best; the mother of Rufus & James M --> Nicey Wynn-Seaberry (b ~1787 near Mount Olive, Wayne or Duplin County) -- appears to have lost a supporting spouse sometime about this timeframe.
Seaberry Headstone
Seaberry Headstone
Seaberry family Headstone - Wayne/Johnston County, North Carolina
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Stephen Powell, Jr - Enlistment 4th Co., NC Regiment
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WWII Vet; gg-grandson of Rufus Seaberry

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Learning a trade

Brogden, Wayne, North Carolina, USA

aged about six (6) years; Rufus Seaberry is under the tutelage of Henry Best.  Rufus, in his later years, would become a self-sufficient tenant farmer within the Wayne/Johnston county area.

Many of his great-grandchildren served their country in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and beyond.

Relocates to Boon Hill

Boon Hill, Johnston, North Carolina, USA

Spring of 1849, Rufus Seaberry relocated his family to Boon HIll in neighboring Johnston county.  His family continued their work as tenant farmers and attended peaceable brush arbor church gatherings when possible.  Some local area churches permitted people of color to attend from balcony or dis-conjoined or adjacent structures

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Johnston County, North Carolina, USA

Seaberry Headstone

On or about the 4th day of December 1859, Rufus' son Willis Seaberry weds Nancy Powell.  Nancy Powell, descendant from the ilk of Stephen Powell -- Stephen Powell & his family are enumerated amongst Johnston county residents during the 1st North Carolina US Census [circa 1790] -- Stephen Powell father of Revolutionary War Veteran Stephen Powell, Jr of Johnston County, North Carolina.

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