Name - John P. Bessent

 

Birth Date: About 1839

Birth Place: Horry County, South Carolina

Death Date: About 1918

Burial Place: Unknown

 

Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 30 Oct 1861 by Colonel Manigault

Discharge Date: Resigned on or about 15 Dec 1862

Rank: Captain

Company and Regiment: Co. M, 10th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

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Family -

Parents: William A. Bessent and Martha Caroline Vaught

Wife: 1st - Margaret Ann Bellamy, 2nd - Sara Dollin

Children: Maud A., Martha C., Ema C., John W.L., Mary G.

 

Interesting Facts -

John P. Bessent was enlisted for a period of 12 months and resigned after that period. The resignation was accepted February 12, 1863. After the war he moved to Punta Grounds, Florida and served as a Methodist minister.