COMPANY B, 17TH REGIMENT
NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
(1ST & 2ND ORGANIZATION)

"The Hyde County Rifles"
(Company B, 1st Organization)

"The Stonewall Rifles"
(Company B, 2nd Organization)

COMPANY B, 17th REGIMENT
(1st Organization)

This company enlisted in Swan Quarter in May of 1861 for twelve months service. Its Captain was James J. Leith, a Sladesville farmer, and the unit was known as the Hyde County Rifles. This company enlisted a total of 94 officers and men primarily from Hyde County. (A typical Confederate company included from 80 to 100 men.) The 17th Regiment was almost completely captured in the invasion of the Outer Banks in late August 1861. The company was mustered out of service on March 26, 1862 at Suffolk, Virginia. Its members formed the nucleus of Company B, (2nd organization) as well as providing men to other units. For example among the officers, 2nd Lieutenant William Miles Brock Swindell became captain of Company H, 33rd Regiment, and ordinance Sergeant Edward S. Swindell subsequently became the organizer and captain of Swindellís Rangers.

(2nd Organization)

Company B, (2nd organization), the Stonewall Rifles, enlisted in Hyde County on May 1, 1862. Many of the officers and men had previously served in Company B, 17th Regiment (1st organization) including the company's captain, James J. Leith, who was killed at Newport Barracks.  In the course of the years of war some 165 men served in this unit, most of who were from Hyde County. The Stonewall Rifles served primarily in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia until placed under the command of Major General Robert Hoke and fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia in 1864. This unit later served with Hoke in General Joseph Johnstonís army in North Carolina during the last phases of the War for Southern Independence.

James J. Leith, Captain
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 34. Appointed Captain to rank from April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on March 26, 1862.

Appointed Captain of Company B, 17th Regiment (2nd Organization) on May 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until killed at the battle of Newport Barracks on February 2, 1864. "....In this fight Captain Leith, of the Seventeenth, a brave and efficient officer, was mortally wounded while commanding his Company......" Brigadier General James. G. Martin, C. S. Army (Official Records).

1830 Hyde County Census: (Note: the 1830 census lists only the name of the head of the household and age brackets for other inhabitants). James Leath, 50-60; a female, 40-50; a male 10-15; a female 10-15; a male 0-5. (Note: it is likely that the 0-5 year old male was James J. Leith.)
1840 Hyde County Census: (Note: the 1840 census lists only the name of the head of the household and age brackets for other inhabitants). James Leith, 50-60; a female 50-60; a female 20-30; a male 20-30; a male 15-20; a male 10-15. (Note: it is likely that the 15-20 or 10-15 year old male was James J. Leith.)
1850 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Production of Agriculture: Mary Leith is listed as owning property and various agricultural products. It is unknown her relationship to James J. Leith.
1860 Hyde County Census, Sladesville: James J. Leith, farmer, 35.

Note: In "In Memory Of...", a Susan P. Leith is listed as the wife of William Watson Spencer, and the mother of James Henry Spencer (1857-1948). The relationship to Captain James J. Leith is unknown.

Captain James J. Leith is buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC. It is reported that he was first buried at the Episcopal Church Cemetery in Washington under the direction of his brother, who brought his remains from Newport.

Joseph Cason Owens, 3rd Lieutenant
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a mechanic prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 32. Appointed 3rd Lt. to rank from April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on March 26, 1862.

Enlisted in Company B (2nd Org.) on May 1, 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Private and was appointed 3rd Lt. on or about May 17, 1862. Present or accounted for until May-June 1863 when he was reported absent without leave. Returned to duty in Nov.-Dec. 1863 and was present or accounted for until he was furloughed for thirty days on February 10, 1865.

1850 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Henry Gibbs, farmer, 37; Sarah Gibbs, 48; Joseph Owens, 20; Stephen Owens, 18; Caleb Gibbs, 11; Susan H. Gibbs, 12.
1860 Hyde County Census, Sladesville: Henry Gibbs, farmer, 49; Sally Gibbs, 59; Caleb Gibbs, farm laborer, 22; Stephen Owens, merchant, 28; Joseph Owens, house carpenter, 31; R. D. Harris, farm laborer, 45; Riley Harris, farm laborer, 22; George Harris, 4; Jerusha Jarvis, domestic, 18.  Note: Stephen Owens, Sr., father of Joseph and Stephen Owens appears in the 1830 Census as head of household. He died in 1834. The Sarah (1850) and Sally (1860) is Sally Louisa ____, the Owens boys mother who remarried to Henry Gibbs prior to 1840.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Joseph Owens, farmer, 40; Pembrook, 33; Hurbert, 11; Stephen, 3; Allice, 2; Mary, 1/12.  Note: Stephen and Mary Thomas (Tommie), children of Joseph Owens died in their teenage years. Alice Virginia married Matthew Burgess but died at age 20. Hurbert, Charles Herbert Russell, was the child of Pembroke and her first husband William J. Russell.

Joseph Cason Owens: Born: Jan. 16, 1829; Died:- Sept. 21, 1882; Father: Stephen Owens; Mother: Sally Louisa _____; Married: 1866 to Pembroke O. Carowan Russell, 1833-1904; Buried: Epworth Methodist Church, SR # 1142, Sladesville.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
Stephen Decatis Owens, Co. B, 17th Regt., NCT.
Caleb Gibbs, (1/2 Brother), Co. B, 17th Regt., NCT.

John O. Swindell, 1st Lieutenant
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a merchant prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 22. Appointed 1st Lieutenant to rank from April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on March 26, 1862. No known military service beyond this date.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Leroy M. Swindell, 41; Charity A., 30; John O., 11; William M., 9; Lewis L., 7; Edward J., 5; Frederick D., 2; George J., 1.
1860 Hyde County Census, Middletown: Leroy Swindell, 51; Sharlotte, 41; John, 21; William, 20; Lewis, 17; Edward, 15; Frederick, 13; George, 10; James, 5; Henry, 2; Sarah, 15.
1880 Hyde County Census, Swan Quarter: James W. Swindell, farmer, single, 24; Charitie A., (mother), 60; John O., laborer, brother, 41; Henry H., laborer/school, brother, 22; Annie B., sister, school, 19.

John O. Swindell: Father: Leroy Merritt Swindell; Mother: Charity Ann Farrow.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
William Miles Brock Swindell: Co. B, 17th Regt. NCT & Co. H, 33rd Regt. NCT.
Lewis Leroy Swindell: Co. B, 17th Regt., NCT; Co. H, 33rd Regt., NCT & Swindell's Rangers.
Edward J. SwindellL Swindell's Rangers.
Frederick Swindell: Co. I, 71st Regt., NCT (2nd Junior Ressrves).

William Miles Brock Swindell, 2nd Lieutenant
(1st Organization & Co. H, 33rd Regt.)

Born in Hyde County where he resided as a teacher prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 21. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from Apr. 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until appointed Captain on Oct. 16, 1861 and transferred to Company H, 33rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops. Present and accounted for as Captain of Co. H, 33rd Regt. until killed at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Aug. 9, 1862. "He possessed high soldierly qualities, and was greatly beloved by his Company and Regiment." Major James A. Weston, 33rd Regiment.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Leroy M. Swindell, 41; Charity A., 30; John O., 11; William M., 9; Lewis L., 7; Edward J., 5; Frederick D., 3; George J., 1.
1860 Hyde County Census, Middletown: Leroy Swindell, 51; Sharlotte, 41; John, 21; William, 20; Lewis, 17; Edward, 15; Frederick, 13; George, 10; James, 5; Henry, 2; Sarah, 15.

William Miles Brock Swindell: Father: Leroy Merritt Swindell; Mother: Charity Ann Farrow.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
John O. Swindell: Co. B, 17th Regt. (1st Org.).
Lewis L. Swindell: Co. B, 17th Regt.; Co. H, 33rd Regt, & Swindell's Rangers.
Edward J. Swindell: Swindell's Rangers.
Frederick Swindell: Co. I, 71st Regt. (2nd Junior Reserves)

James Howard Wahab, 1st LIieutenant
(2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a teacher prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 20, May 1, 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal on or about May 17, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on Aug. 1, 1864. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left ear at Petersburg, Virginia in Aug. 1864. Returned to duty prior to Nov. 1, 1864. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on or about Jan. 6, 1865, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on or about Feb. 16, 1865. Present or accounted for through that date. Previously served in Gibbs' Company Local Defense Troops.

1850 Hyde County Census, Ocracoke: Job Wahab, 48; Eliza B., 41; Thomas, 21; William H., 20; Robert P., 18; Eugenia, 12; Sarah F., 10; James H., 8; Henry W., 7; Dallas, 5; Uriah M., 2; Lucretia C., 1.
1860 Hyde County Census, Location not given: Jabez Wahab, 58; Eliza, 50; James, 19; Sarah, 17; Henry, 15; Dallas, 14; L., 12; Uriah, 10; Charles, 7; Robert, 28.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: James, clerk, 28, living in the household of his brother Henry W. Wahab.
1880 Hyde County Census, Swan Quarter: James H. Wahab, Clerk of Superior Court, 38; Emma W., 31; James H., 6; Charles E., 3; Emma S., 1.
1900 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: James H. Wahab, 58, Born 1844, surveyer; Emma, 51; James, 25; Charlie, 23; Emma, 21; Harry, 18; William, 14; Hattie, 11; Mary Smith, sister in law, 60.
1910 Hyde County Census, Sladesville: James H. Wahab, surveyer, 68, listed as Veteran Confederate Army; Emma W., 61; James H. Jr., 36; Willie W., 23; Hattie, 20; Mary E. Smith, 70, sister in law; Robert P. Wahab, 78, brother, listed as Veteran Confederate Army.

James Howard Wahab: Born: Oct. 23, 1841; Died: Mar. 7, 1919; Father: Job Wahab; Mother: Eliza Bradley Howard; Married: 1872 - Emma Smith; Buried: Wahb Cemetery, State Road 1140 at London Bridge. Germantown, Hyde County.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
Dallas Wahab: Co. G, 19th Regt. (2nd NC Cav.).
Henry W. Wahab: Co. B, 17th Regt., NCT.
Uriah Wahab: Co. I, 71st Regt. (2nd Junior Reserves).
Robert P. Wahab: Unit not designated.

United Daughters of the Confederacy:
Cari Wilson, Chapter # 1472, Trenton, NC.

Benjamin L. Weston, 2nd Lieutenant
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a student prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 21, May 20, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from Oct. 26, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862.

Enlisted as a Private in Company B (2nd Org.) on Oct. 6, 1862 for the war. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on June 22, 1864. Present or accounted for through the last known muster roll of the Company in Oct., 1864.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Samuel G. Boomer, 25; Frances B. Weston Boomer, 35; John W. Weston, 14; Benjamin L. Weston, 10; Samuel R. Weston, 9; Margaret M. Weston, 5; Frances Weston, 3.
1860 Hyde County Census, Middletown: Samuel G. Boomer, 36; Frances Boomer Weston Boomer, 45; Susanna (Louisianna) Boomer, 8; H. S. Boomer, 6; B. L. Weston, 22; Samuel Weston, 20; F.Y. Weston, 12.
1870 Hyde County Census, Fairfield: Benjamin W. (?) Weston, 27, physician, living in household of William B. Murray.
1880 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Benjamin L. Weston, 39, farmer/medical doctor; Fanny, wife, 21.
1900 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Ben Weston, farmer, 57; Eliza, wife, 26; Married three years. Benjamin L. Weston: Born - June 17, 1839. Died - January 18, 1901.

Benjamin L. Weston: Father: Benjamin Weston; Mother: Frances Boomer; Married 1st: 1874 - Annie Mann; Married 2nd: 1897 - Eliza Ann Midyett; Buried: Amity Church Cemetery, Hwy. 264, Engelhard.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
John W. Weston: Co. I, 40th Regt. (3rd Artillery).
Samuel R. Weston: Co. F, 33rd Regt., NCT.

Asa P. Slade, 3rd Lieutenant
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a merchant and/or farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 25 May 2, 1861. Mustered in as Corporal and was promoted to Sergeant on Nov. 21, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862.

Enlisted in Company B (2nd Organization), on May 1, 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Sergeant and was appointed 3rd Lieutenant to rank from June 3, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left foot at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia on May 19, 1864. Died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia on June 10, 1864 of wounds.

1850 Hyde County Census, Swan Quarter: Theophilus M. Bell, farmer, 29; Mary E. Bell, wife, 19; Patsy A. Bell, 8/12; Henry Slade, laborer, 18; Philando Slade, 14.
1860 Hyde County Census, Swan Quarter: Asa P. Slade, farmer, 25.

Asa P. Slade: Father: Zenophar Slade; Mother: _______.

(No further information.)

Gickanias Bell, Private
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 22, May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 28, 1862. No known further military duty.

(No further information.)

Joseph W. Bell, Private
(2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 23, May 1, 1862. Present or accounted for through Oct. 1864.

1850 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: James Hamilton, mason, 47; Olivia Hamilton, 42; Joseph Bell, 14; James Hamilton, 7; George Hamilton, 5.

(No further information found.)

Mathias Bell, Private
(2nd Organization)

Enlisted in Hyde County on May 1, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for through Oct. 1864.

1860 Hyde County Census, Sladesville: James E. Bell, 32; Mahetabel, 20; Matthias, 20; Zacheus Meekins, 28.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Matthias Bell, 30, farmer; Jane, 26; Matthias, 2.
1880 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Matthias Bell, farmer, 40; Sallie A., 27; Susan E., 2.

Matthias Bell: Father: Mat. Bell; Mother: ______; Married 1st: 1867 - Jane Silverthorne; Married 2nd: 1874 - Sally Ann Warner.

Seth R. Bell, Private
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 21, May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until he was reported absent without leave from June 19 through Aug. 25, 1861. Returned to duty prior to Sept. 1, 1861 and was present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Mary Bell, 43; Andrew J., 15; Mahala, 13; Seth R., 11; Amanda, 9; Sarah A., 7; Frances E., 5; Nancy Hodges, 38; William R. Bell, 38.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Seth R. Bell, farmer, 29; Cathrine, 29; Zacheus, 13; Marion, 9; Malissa, 1; Allice, 1.
1880 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Seth R. Bell, farmer, 42; Cathron, 42; Macon L., 20; Allice, 12; Mary A., 8.

Seth R. Bell: Born: Sept. 21, 1838; Died: Jan. 18, 1886; Father: ______; Mother: Mary_____; Wife: Catharine ______; Buried: Bell-Whitley Cemetery, State Road 1149, Currituck District.

Theophilus Martin Bell, Private
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 41, May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862. The Confederate conscript law which limited the upper ages of combat soldiers to 42, prevented Bell from enlisting in any other Confederate unit.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Theophilus M. Bell, farmer, 29; Mary E., 19; Patsy A., 8/12; Henry Slade, 18; Philando Slade, 14
1860 Hyde County Census, Sladesville: T. M. Bell, 40; Nancy, 23; Patsy , 11.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck: T. M. Bell, farmer, 50; Nancy, 34; Patsy A., 21; Willard, 13; Charlie,10; Margaret, 5; Thomas, 1.
1880 Hyde County Census, Currituck: Theophilus Bell, 59; Nancy E., 42; Charles, 19; Margaret, 15; Thomas, 11.

Theophilus Martin Bell: Married 1st: Mary Eliza Tyson (1820-1853); Married 2nd: Nancy E. Satchwell (1837-1882).

United Daughters of the Confederacy: members joining under Pvt. Theophilus M. Bell:
Eleanor Wilson Paul Barrett; Chapter # 1036, High Point, NC.
Nancy Louise Hodges Paul; Chapter # 1036, High Point, NC.

Tilman F. Bell, Private
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 22, May 20, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Drucilla Bell, 38; Mary, 19; Nancy,13; Tilmon F., 10.
1880 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Tillmon T. (?) Bell, 40, living in household of James M. Watson.

William W. Berry, Private
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 20, on May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Organization on May 1, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for until captured at Wise's Fork, NC on Mar. 10, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 16, 1865.

1850 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: John Berry, 44; Mary, 50; Malsey, 10; William, 7; Caroline, 5; Mahal, 3.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: William Berry, 29, farmer; Rebecca, 27; Mary, 3; George Ann, 3/12.
1880 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: William W. Berry, farmer, 38; Mary, 26; Mary O., 14; William H., 5; Alice E., 2.
1900 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: William W. Berry, 58, born May 1842; Allie, 22; John T., 18; Charles W., 15; Maggie, 12; Dewey Sears, 1, grandson; Cleveland Clark, 7, grandson.
1910 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Whit Berry, 26; Lyddy, 20; William W. Berry, 68, listed as Veteran Confederate Army; Cleveland Clark, 17; Dewey Berry, 11.

William W. Berry: Born: May 1842; Died: 1911; Father: John Berry; Mother: Polly ______; Married: 1874 - Mary Boomer. Note: Was Mary Boomer his 2nd wife?) Gravesite unknown.

Private William W. Berry applied for a Confederate pension in 1901 and 1905.

Matthew Boomer, Private
(1st Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer until enlisting in Hyde County at age 29, May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar.ch 26, 1862.

1850 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: William H. Boomer, 29; Elizabeth, 21; Benjmin, 18; Matthew 15.
1870 Hyde County Census, Currituck District: Matthew Boomer, farmer, 39; Julia, 34; John, 13; Nancy, 11; Julia A., 9; Elizabeth, 6; Matthew, 2.

Matthew Boomer: Married: 1855 - Julia Sears.

Nathan Boomer, Private
(1st & 2nd Organization)

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 22, May 2, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Organization, on Dec. 22, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for until killed in action on Aug. 27, 1864. Place of death not reported. Note: Company B and the 17th Regiment were in the trenches at Petersburg, Virginia on the date of Private Boomers death.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Abraham Boomer, 49; Mahala, 44; Zachariah, 19; Sarah, 13; Nathan, 10; Samuel, 8.
1860 Hyde County Census, Swan Quarter: Abram Boomer, 60; Mahala, 56; Nathan, 21; Samuel, 18.

Brother in the Confederate Army:
Zachariah Boomer: Co. B, 17th Regt., Co. H, 33rd Regt. and Swindell's Rangers.

Thomas R. Boomer, Private
2nd Organization

Enlisted in Martin County at age 19, November 25, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for through Oct., 1864.

1850 Hyde County Census, Mattamuskeet District: Jones Boomer, 39; Eliza, 36; Emeline J., 13; Benjamin, 11; Frances, 8; Thomas R., 6; Mary E., 3; Parley S., 1; William Boomer, 12.
1860 Hyde County Census, Middletown: Jones Boomer, 50; Eliza, 48; Benjamin, 22; Thomas R., 17; Mary, 13; Parley, 11; F.E., 9; Frances, 5.
1870 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: T. R. Boomer, farmer, 26; Hannah, 24.
1880 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Thomas R. Boomer, farmer, 38; Hannah, 35; Mollie, 10; Hoke M., 5; Samuel W., 8/12. Note: Many Confederate Veterans named children after their wartime commanders. Hoke, may be named after Gen. Robert Hoke who commanded the 17th Regiment in the last years of the war.
1900 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Tom Boomer, 58, farmer, Born April 1842; Hannah, 54; Sam W., 20; Ben E., 17; Lodecia Gaskins, 87, aunt.
1910 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: Tom R. Boomer, 69; Hanna M., 64; Ben, Sr., 27; Mary, daughter in law, 33; Ben E., Jr., grandson, 7/12.

Thomas Ruffin Boomer: Born: Dec. 11, 1841; D: May 19, 1918; Father: Jones Wellington Boomer; Mother: Eliza Farrow; Married: 1866 - Hannah M. Sadler; Buried: Soule Cemetery, Hwy 264, Lake Comfort. Tombstone Inscription: "Co. B, 17 N.C. Infantry"

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
Benjamin Enos Boomer: Gibbs Local Defense Troops & Swindell's Rangers.
William S. Boomer (Relationship unknown): Co. H, 33rd Regt., NCT.

United Daughters of the Confederacy: Individuals joining under Thomas Boomer:
Gloria Singleton Howard, Pamlico Chapter # 43, Washington, N.C.
Mary Boomer Marshall, Pamlico Chapter # 43, Washington, N.C.

William W. Boomer, Corporal
1st Organization

Born in Hyde County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Hyde County at age 24, May 25, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal on Nov. 10, 1861. Present or accounted for until the Company was disbanded on Mar. 26, 1862.

1870 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: W.W. Boomer, farmer, 32; Dorcas E., 26; Adelade, 5; Munroe, 14; Patsey, 16; Hettie, 14.
1880 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: William W. Boomer, farmer, 42; Dorcas E., 36; Adaranah L., 15.
1900 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: William Boomer, farmer, 62, Born April 1838; Dorcas, 56; Caleb, 21, nephew; Henry, 21, nephew.
1910 Hyde County Census, Lake Landing: William Boomer, farmer, 72; Dorcas, 65; (married 47 years). Caleb,31, nephew.

William Watson Boomer: Born: Apr. 3, 1838; Died: Apr. 13, 1913; Father: Henry Boomer; Mother: Clarissa Watson; Married: 1863 - Dorcas Elizabeth Benson; Buried: Soule Cemetery, Hwy. 264, Lake Comfort.

Brother in the Confederate Army:
Caleb Swindell Boomer, Co. H, 33rd Regt., NCT.  Note: Caleb Swindell Boomer and William W. Boomer were half-brothers.

[William W. Boomer should not be confused with William S. Boomer of the same age.]

Contributed by Robert W. "Bob" Hester

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