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The Wilson / Seay / Davis / And Eigenbrodt Families

Updated May 23, 2006

William Allan Wilson
1640 Heritage Drive
Cumming, Georgia 30041
United States
770-886-0702
yellowdog125@hotmail.com

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The objective of this genealogy site is to establish a well documented and accurate pedigree of our branch of the Wilson, Seay, Davis, and Eigenbrodt Families. By doing so, I achieve two personal goals.

One goal is the thorough documentation of our family's participation in our beloved countries Revolutionary and Civil Wars. As a history student and Civil War reenactor, I have always wondered if my ancestors were involved of the struggles of our country during these "war years".

My second goal is to pass on, to my family, knowledge of their ancestral heritage. I want them to know that the "blood" of our ancestors that toiled in the fields, and which was sacrificed on the battlefields of our country, is the same "blood" that flows in their veins.

That "blood" and character strongly reflects itself in the family burden of William Fernilson and Sarah (Womack) Davis who had five sons that fought for the Southern Cause during the Civil War. Three were killed, one had his leg amputated, and one wounded in the arm. This was after losing their youngest son, a little over ten years before, to a falling tree.

My basic research has established two major points:

1. Our family, of the Wilson, Seay, and Davis surnames, was a part of our country in the beginning years. The Wilsons were of Pennsylvania (German) Dutch origin and the Seay's and Davis' began in Virginia, possibly of French Huguenot, Welsh, or Irish origin.

2. Our family, of the Eigenbrodt surname, originated as German immigrants in the New York City area in the early 1800's.

This site is dedicated to my family members that served their country during times of military combat.

James Seay - American Revolutionary War - Artillery private that participated in the battles of Brandywine, Pa (9/11/1777) and Eutaw Springs, S.C (9/8/1778). He lived to be 98 years old and died as the oldest Revolutionary War soldier in Spartanburg County, S.C.

Reuben Seay - American Revolutionary War - Artillery private that lost his eyesight at the battle of Yorktown.

Abraham Hambley Davis - American Civil War - Corporal in the 34th North Carolina Infantry (CSA). Wounded in the arm at the battle of Gaines Mill on 6/27/1862; captured at the North Anna River, Va. on 5/24/1864.

Nathaniel Fernilson Davis - American Civil War - Private in the 34th North Carolina Infantry (CSA). Died of dysentery at Danville, Virginia on 8/17/1864.

Philip Pinkney Davis - American Civil War - Private in the 56th North Carolina Infantry (CSA). Died 6/25/1864 of kidney infection.

Simon Drewery Davis - Corporal in the 34th North Carolian Infantry (CSA); wounded at the battle of Chansellorsville, Virginia (5/2/1863) and his left leg was amputated.

Thomas A. Davis - American Civil War - Private in the 56th North Carolina Infantry (CSA). Died 9/1/1864 of dysentery in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Benjamin Seay - American Civil War - Private in the 13th South Carolina Infantry (CSA). Killed at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia between 4/30 and 5/6/1863.

Daniel Seay - American Civil War - Private in the 25th North Carolina Infantry (CSA); transferred to Thomas' Legion (69th North Carolina Infantry - CSA).

Henry Daniel Seay - American Civil War - Private in the 16th North Carolina Infantry (CSA); wounded at the battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run)8/29/1862. Transferred to Thomas' Legion (69th North Carolina Infantry (CSA).

John Calvin Seay - American Civil War - Private in the 13th South Carolina Infantry (CSA); wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa. between 7/1 - 7/3/1863.

Thomas Seay - American Civil War - Private in the 16th North Carolina Infantry (CSA); transferred to Thomas' Legion.

Wilson Seay - American Civil War - Corporal in the 13th South Carolina Infantry. Killed at the battle of Spottsylvania Court House between 5/8 - 5/21 1864.

Isaac Wilson - American Civil War - Private in the 195th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.


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