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