Name - Samuel Thomas Jenrette, Sr.


Birth Date: 15 Jan 1824

Birth Place: Columbus County, North Carolina

Death Date: 23 Oct 1911

Burial Place: Rehobeth Methodist Church Cem., Horry Co., S.C.


Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1863

Discharge Date: Surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, N.C. on 26 Apr 1865

Rank: Private

Company and Regiment: Co. B, 1st S.C. Siege Train

Military Unit Details: Manigault's Battalion


Family -

Parents: Margaret Portevent and Elias Jenrette

Wife: Eliza Johnson

Children: Lucinda, Wilson, Elizabeth, Samuel, Eliza, Margaret, Joseph, Rebecca, Benjamin, Elias, Martha, Julia, William


Interesting Facts -

Samuel’s grandfather and his father, Elias Jenrette, came from France to America and helped Washington and LaFayette win American independence. He served in the Confederate army, doing duty in Company B, under Captain Porcher Smith in Col. Manigault's regiment of artillery. One of his sons, Wilson, gave up his life in the Confederate service. Samuel was assigned by the Commander of Conscripts of S.C. to arrest deserters in Horry & Marion districts.  After returning from the war, Samuel owned and operated a water mill beside his farm, and his mill house was a public place where neighbors loved to meet and discuss politics, religion and business.