Wayne, I believed John W. Huneycutt of the 28th NC Inf. Reg. and the John, who married Elizabeth Cagle to be one in the same, because there all other John Honeycutts had been eliminated. If it wasnít this John, which other could it have been? This was the same procedure you used to determine that Acey/Andrew Honeycutt was a son of Moses Honeycutt.
Almost as soon as I wrote this query, I received information that George Cagle, Jr., the father-in-law of John and a notorious womanizer, was charged with adultery with Johnís sister Maniza Honeycutt and daughter of George W. Honeycutt. The result of this affair was Ely F. Honeycutt, the illegitimate son of George Cagle, Jr. and identified as such in Cagleís will. This connects John Honeycutt, whose brother Lindsey joined him in Stanly County Company D of the 28th Regiment, with the John, who married Elizabeth Cagle.
Also, William Honeycutt is mentioned as Cagleís grandson is a legatee in the will along with Ely. Is his mother Elizabeth dead? She isnít mentioned. Where is his father, John? He isnít mentioned. Could John have left the child and moved out west? Certainly, but again I couldnít find a John Honeycutt, under any spelling of the surname, that met Johnís description in the country. Iím always open to correction, if a viable alternative is found.
I visited the Stanly County NC Register of Deeds, but they are missing virtually all of their books dating before 1900. It would be WONDERFUL to find a document that states outright that John W. Huneycutt of the 28th and John Honeycutt, the husband of Elizabeth Cagle, are one in the same. However, that type of "golden light" shines all too infrequently on this hobby, as you well know. I hope this helps, Wayne.
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