Appomattox Chapter 11, Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy®

Iron Cross Dedications for William Shook, Edward Jeffress and Horace Jeffress

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Apppomattox UDC and CofC

On December 7, 2019, members of the Appomattox UDC, Children of the Confederacy, and family members gathered together for three Iron Cross Memorial Services to honor William Shook, Horace Jeffress, and Edward Jeffress.

William M. Shook was born on April 7, 1845, to Jacob Shook and Polly Hollar in Catawba, County, North Carolina. William enlisted in the 8th Battalion, Company B., Junior Reserves in 1861, at the age of 16. The 8th Battalion was later consolidated into the 3rd Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company E. William married Margaret Hagler and they had seven children. After their marriage, they moved to Charlotte County, Virginia in 1913. Mr. Shook passed away on May 10, 1927, and was interred at Ash Camp Baptist Church.

William Horace Jeffress was the 3rd child born to Elizabeth Hudson Wilson and Luther Creath Jeffress on December 1, 1841, at Woodlawn, the family home in Prince Edward County. Before Horace enlisted in the army, he had been a merchant. Horace enlisted into the army on April 22, 1861 in Nottoway County, Virginia in Company G and then later in Company K., 18th Virginia Infantry. Private Jeffress' unit fought at First Manassas, Williamsburg, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, Petersburg, Saylor's Creek and finally at Appomattox. During the Williamsburg Campaign, Private Jeffress was wounded. He never recovered from his wound, always walking with a limp. He married his cousin Victoria Hudson Jeffress, but they had no children. He lived 13 years longer than his wife dying November 15, 1913, in Jacksonville, Florida at Desoto Sanitarium. His body was then returned to Charlotte County, Virginia for burial at Ash Camp Baptist.
Another son of Elizabeth Hudson Wilson and Luther Creath Jeffress was Edward Hudson Jeffress who was born on July 19, 1840. The 1860 Census stated that he was a farmer. He also served in the Confederate Army; he enlisted June 24, 1861 as a Private at Prince Edward Courthouse. He served in Company K., 3rd Virginia Calvary, Wickham's Brigade, and Jeb Stuart's Division. Some of the battles that this unit was engaged in were Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor. Also, the 3rd went on to participate in Jubal Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley and the Appomattox Campaign. It was during the Valley Campaign that he was wounded with Stonewall Jackson. After the war, Edward married Sallie Brown Overby of Keysville and they had five children. He passed away at the age of 63 on May 11, 1904, and was buried in Ash Camp Cemetery.

Charlotte County SCV Color Guard

Ancestors of Jeffress Brothers

Richard Daniel

Carol Williams reading a poem

CofC member Autumn Shook

Descendants of William Shook

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