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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
d to his withdrawal, he being the oldest man in the company. In the spring of 1862 he again volunteered under a call for the defense of Charleston, and served one year as first lieutenant of Captain Sloan's company. Again, near the close of the war, when men over military age were called out, he was elected captain of a company, receiving all the votes but one. Since 1886 Captain Metts has been a resident of Greenville, and was postmaster from 1894 to 1898. By his marriage in 1844 to Mary Williams, who died in 1897, he had twelve children, all of whom were reared to maturity. His second son, William D. Metts, now a prominent official of Greenville county, was born in Laurens county, in 1863. In 1893 he was elected clerk of Greenville county, and was re-elected in 1896, and is making a fine record as a capable and courteous officer. James Ellison Middleton, merchant in Marion, S. C., born in 1843, was among the first volunteers to fight for his State. He joined Company K, Fir
ckes. (Sarah his w. d. 27 Mar. 1846, a. 68; she was dau. of Gershom Cutter—see Cutter, par. 37.) 14. Joseph, s. of Samuel (6), m. (styled 3d) Mehitable Locke, 2 Mar. 1800. He d. 22 (28) June, 1803, a. 28 (g. s.). Had (Louisa ), d. 6 Sept. 1802, a. 2 (or 1 yr. 10 mo.—g. s.); Louisa, m. Timothy Eaton, of Woburn, 5 Apr. 1829, W. Camb.—see Eaton; Mary, m. Charles McIntire. See Book of the Lockes. His w. Mehitable was dau. of Joseph Locke (see par. 7). 15. Daniel, s. of Samuel (6), m. Mary Williams, 15 Nov. 1802. Mary d. 11 Nov. 1807, a. 25. Had Martha Williams, bap. (a. 7 yrs.) 7 Oct. 1810—the Martha Mary Williams, adm. Pct. ch. 13 Oct. 1822, and who m. here James Russell, 2d, 6 Nov. 1825. Daniel, of Northumberland, Penn., m. Mary Pool, of Boston, 14 Apr. 1825. He m. a second wife, Zerviah———, and d. elsewhere, 13 Feb. 1847, a. 67 1/4; had by second wf. six chil.—see Locke Book. 16. Isaac, s. of Samuel (6), m. Hannah Butterfield, 22 Mar. 1807. He d. 27 Apr. 1840,