Samuel R Register

16 September 1829–6 July 1864 (Age 34)
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel R

When Samuel R Register was born on 16 September 1829, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Burrell Register, was 44 and his mother, Mary Merritt, was 42. He married Arabella Merritt on 13 January 1856, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 6 July 1864, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Evergreen, Columbus, North Carolina, United States.

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Samuel R Register
Arabella Merritt
Marriage: 13 January 1856
Adolophus R. Register
Mary Ann Register
John Charles Register

Spouse and Children

13 January 1856
Sampson, North Carolina, United States


    Adolophus R. Register


    Mary Ann Register


    John Charles Register


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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps from Middle English, Old French registre ‘register’, ‘book for recording enactments’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a scribe or clerk.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Battle of Petersburg

The battle of Petersburg began on 15 Jun 1864 and raged until 2 April 1865, nearing the end of the Civil War on the 9th of April 1865. This battle was a long fought battle which entailed trenches. …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Register, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel R Register in entry for Mary Ann Nance, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Samuel R Register in entry for Mary Ann Nance, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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