DEATH OF CAPT. JESSE KYLE - 1896
Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, N.C.) April 01, 1896
Posted January 22, 2010 by Myrtle Bridges
Captain Jesse Kyle died this morning at 5 o'clock at his residence on Green Street. Jesse Kneedler Kyle
was born in Virginia in 1836, and came to Fayetteville from Alabama (whither his parents had removed in
his childhood) when a youth of twelve or fourteen years, to become a member of the household of his uncle,
the late Mr. James Kyle. He received a good education at the best of the town schools and the fine Quaker
school in Guilford.
About 1857 he entered the large mercantile establishment of Mr. James Kyle, and continued there until the
outbreak of the war, when he went off as a private in Company H, of the Bethel Regiment. After the
disbandment of this Regiment he became 1st Lieutenant of the Company of which the late Dr. Foulkes was
Captain and our townsmen, Captains John H. Robinson and W. Emmett Kyle were the 2nd Lieutenants. His company,
of which he became Captain upon Dr. Fouleds's transference to the medical staff in the summer of 1862, was K.
of the 52nd Regiment, of the Brigade commanded successively by Generals Martin, Pettigrew, Kirkland and MacRae.
He was wounded in the head at the battle of the Wilderness (1864), and was taken to the house of a sister who
resided in the neighborhood. Here he was made prisoner by a scouting party from Grant's army. Subsequently, he
was of the detail of Confederate batteries in Charleston harbor. He was not exchanged until the war ended.
After the war, he opened a dry goods house in this city, and continued in that business until about 1888, when
he retired from active business life.
The deceased gentleman was a high-toned and honorable man, a brave soldier, and possessed of a heart as tender
and gentle as a woman's. Nothing, indeed, could exceed the kindliness and charitableness of this excellent man
and is cultured wife.
He married in 1858 Anne Kelly Kyle, who, with two sons and a daughter survive him. Peace to his ashes. The
funeral will take place from St. John's Church tomorrow evening at 5 o'clock. The remains of the late Capt.
Jesse K. Kyle were laid to rest in Cross Creek Cemetery.
Note: The 1880 Census of Cumberland shows Jesse K. Kyle 43; Annie K. Kyle 46; Jannie Kyle 17; Willis Kyle 9
and Frank Kyle 7 years.
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