WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 25 Feb 2009
Henry Stevens Carson
2 June 1831 - 26 January 1920
"Henry Stevens Carson, son of William and Margaret (Dillingham) Carson, was born at Big Ivy, June 2,
1831. Following his parents' deaths and settlement of their estate, Henry farmed his land until the
outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company K,
25th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, C. S. A.,
July 23, 1861. He was wounded and hospitalized at Fredricksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.
Disabled for military duty, and with a minnie ball lodged in his leg for the rest of his life, he returned
home the following year."

" 'Uncle' Henry Carson is remembered by Grand-nieces and nephews when he was very aged. He and
his brother Andy had long beards and walked with canes. Every day, weather permitting, they took a
walk around the community, visiting with neighbors and gathering the news which they passed along
on their route. The Carson brothers and their wives were among the first members of Mountain Valley
Methodist Protestant Church, and Henry and Hiram were class leaders."

-- Margaret W. Haile, "The Carson Cabin", Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol II (Doris Cline Ward, Editor), 1987,
pp. 16-17.