Elijah "Elijah M Sibley" Sibley, son of Elijah Sibley and Mary "Polly" "Mary Clay" Clay.
Born Feb 6, 1805 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, died Mar 7, 1850 at Anson County, North Carolina, 45 years
Elijah was a well known planter and slave owner in NC. He also found the first all girls college in NC.
Will: Anson County, NC
Elijah M. Sibley dated 25 Feb 1850
Eliza K Ingram, daughter of William Pines, Sr. Ingram and Susan Strother. PRIVACY FILTER
1. Nancy Jane Sibley PRIVACY FILTER
2. Susan Samantha Sibley PRIVACY FILTER
3. Winifred Jane Sibley PRIVACY FILTER
4. Mary Adeline Sibley
Born Sep 3, 1829, died Oct 27, 1893, 64 years
5. James Alexander Sibley
Born Dec 15, 1830 at Anson County, North Carolina, died Aug 7, 1901 at Lee County, Texas, 70 years
James A. Sibley paid $1,000 to E.G. Knight in 1858 for 200 acres of land on the head waters of Buffalo Creek in Anson County, North Carolina. He built a house and moved his family there. H e enrolled in the Confederate States Army at Wadesborough, North Carolina, 10 May 1862 and joined Captain L.. A. Johnson's Company of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry, 59th State Troops, at Camp Vance, near Kittrell's, North Carolina. He was furloughed home in July and August 1864. It is possible that his first wife died at this time. The circumstances of her death are not documented, but he, in later life, claimed she had been murdered by a rebellious slave.
After the war James returned to home to find his livestock gone and his buildings burned, except for the house. Wheeler's Cavalry had passed through the area requisitioning all food stuffs and livestock, followed closely by Sherman's army which destroyed everything else of value to an army.
James married his second wife, a school teacher and widow, after the war,but for reasons no t clear to his descendants, he left his family in North Carolina and went to Texas where he apparently intended to obtain land and begin a new life. He never communicated with his family again and they assumed that he had died. The Federal Census in 1880 lists Jane Sibley as "widowed" and in 1909 she applied for a widow's pension on the service of James A. Sibley in the Confederate States Army. In fact, he arrived safely in Texas, acquired land in Lee County and lived there the rest of his life, marrying for a third time and raising a third family. He is buried at Sam Smith Springs Cemetery near Beaukiss, Texas, now called Lawhon Springs. The inscription on his gravestone reads, "Farewell my wife and children all/ From you a father Christ doth call".
6. George Dunlap Sibley
George served as a 3rd Lieutenant and later as a 1st Lieutenant in the4th North Carolina Cava lry, 59th State Troops. After the War he moved to Arkansas and settled at the mouth of the Wh ite River on what was known as Sibley Island, a few miles up the Mississippi River from Rosed ale,Miss. He later moved to Montgomery Point across the Sibley Shoot from the Island. About t 1901 or 1902 he moved to White haven, Tenn. In 1905he married a widow, Jennie Cook. The y had no children, but a nephew,George Menard Sibley, son of Hartwell Spane Sibley, lived wit h them after his father died about 1890.
7. Julia Sibley
8. Jeremiah B Sibley
Jeremiah was a color sergeant in the 14th north Carolina Infantry at the battle of Malvern Hil l. He was wounded five times in the chest, arm and shoulder while charging a stone wall at th e head of his unit. He died at Chimborzao Army Hospital at Richmond, Va., as a result of these e wounds.
9. Hartwell Spane Sibley
10. Henry Clay Sibley
Henry enlisted in the 4th North Carolina Cavalry at Wadesboro, NC, 22 April 1861 and was mustered in at Weldon 30 April 1861. He was discharged 28 December 1861 with an inguinal hernia, but he enlisted again in the 14th North Carolina Infantry; and he enlisted at Halifax, NC, 1 February 1864 in Captain LA Johnson's Company of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry, the same unit to which he had belonged at the beginning of the War. He was a prisoner of war, paroled 16 May 1865. He visited briefly in Texas and finally settled in Arkansas County, Arkansas, where he was listed as a physician in the 1880 Federal Census. He married later in life and had one daughter.
11. Eliza Sibley
12. John F. Sibley
13. Sarah Pines Sibley