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Confederate (CSV)


Fair Posey Sheriff

(1834 - 1913)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer at Pickensville, Pickens District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reported absent without leave in December 1863 with no further military record.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Pickens, SC. By 1880 he was a miller at Easley, Pickens County. In 1900 he was living with his son William Johnson Sheriff (1862-1954) on a farm in Liberty Township in Pickens County and in 1910 with his son Newton Julius (1880-1940), still in Liberty.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Deniza Ann Smith (1837-1921) in 1858 and they had 5 children.

His brother Annett Sheriff (1832-1903) was in the 18th South Carolina Infantry and was wounded at Sharpsburg, losing an arm.


09/12/1834; Pickens District, SC


07/17/1913; Pickens County, SC; burial in Smith Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Easley, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 634  [AotW citation 24651]