WALKUP, Samuel Hoey, Colonel
- Born: 22 Jan 1818, Jackson Twp, Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, United States
- Marriage: PRICE, Margaret Pamelia Reese
- Died: 26 Oct 1876
- Buried: Monroe Cemetery, Union County, North Carolina, United States
Noted events in his life were:
1. Occupation: NC State Legislator, Lawyer, Confederate Soldier.
2. Story. 4272 Samuel Hoey Walkup was born 22 Jan 1818 in Jackson Twp, Mecklenburg Co, the fifth son of Robert Walkup and Elizabeth Johnston Hoey. Samuel attended Ebenezer Academy at York SC, then on to the University of NC. He obtained a BA in 1841, an MA three years later. He practiced law in Monroe, was elected to the State Legislature and as Solicitor for the Court of Common Pleas, then finally to the State Senate. Along the way he became a general in the State Militia. In Oct 1860, Samuel married Margaret Pamelia (Minnie) Reese Price of Steele Creek. After their wedding, at a reception at the White House, President Buchanan invited Minnie to play the piano. When war came, Samuel volunteered for the Confederacy, and was soon elected Lt Colonel of the 48th NC Regiment, then appointed full Colonel in Jan 1864. His brother William was a Colonel in the Home Guards, and his youngest brother Henry Clay lost an arm at Gettysburg in the 26th NC. Samuel fought from French's Farm all the way to Appomattox. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, and the 48th absorbed the brunt of Grant's army on the 1st day at The Wilderness. In Nov 1865 he was elected to the US Congress, but was not allowed to be seated because he would not take an oath repudiating his war service. He was later elected Clerk of the Superior Court of Union Co, and became a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He had five children, all girls. On 26 Oct 1876 he died of chronic dysentery. He was buried in the Monroe Cemetery.
3. Military Service. 4276 Samuel Hoey Walkup was Captain of Co F "The Waxhaws No 2" of 48th Regiment NC Troops, and later Colonel of the Regiment. He enlisted at age 44, and was appointed captain on 4 Mar 1862. His company included several Helms, Belks, and McCains.
4. Story. 2537 Samuel H Walkup was b 22 Jan 1818, d 26 Oct 1876, buried Suncrest Cem., Union Co. Member of Co F, 48 Reg during Civil War. Colonel.
Samuel married Margaret Pamelia Reese PRICE.