|James Albert Houpe|
|James Albert Houpe was born Jan. 7, 1838 and died July 1, 1917. He was a son of Abner and Dovey (Adams) Houpe of Iredell Co., NC.
He served in the CSA as Private, Co. C. 4th Regiment North Carolina Troops. He enlisted June 7, 1861 in Iredell County, NC.
The 4th Regiment of the NC Troops fought in every major engagement of the Civil War except for the 1st and 2nd Manassas.
James Albert Houpe was at Gettysburg (July 1, 2, and 3, 1863) where 25% of the Confederate dead were from North Carolina. There is an impressive monument on Seminary Ridge honoring the NC Troops.
He was at Antietum's "Sunken Road" fighting along "Bloody Lane" immediately opposite the 69th New York and the 29th Massachusetts as part of GT Anderson's Brigade.
He, along with the 4th NC Regiment, were at the battles of: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Seven Pines, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House.
He would suffer a wound to his left hand at Seven Pines.
The 4th NC Regiment was involved in the last volley of gunfire at Appomattox Courthouse immediately prior to General Lee's surrender to General Grant to end the Civil War. On April 9, 1865, he would be parolled while at Appomattox.
James Albert Houpe would survive it all and return home to Iredell County, NC. His 1st cousin, Thomas Pinckney Johnston Houpe, would not fare as well. He too served in the 4th Regiment (Co. A) but died May 2, 1863 from Hepatitus in a Richmond hospital. A 2nd cousin, John Rufus Houpe, died in a Confederate Army Camp at Wake Forest, NC on Mar. 10, 1865 - just one month before the war was over.
James Albert Houpe would marry Angie Stevenson on Nov. 14, 1867. She was born Dec. 11, 1846 and died June 26, 1886. He would later marry Jane Ramsey who died in 1893 and then to Laura Morrison.
James Albert Houpe's children with 1st wife Angie Stevenson were:
Katie Blanche - b. Oct. 21, 1868
James Claudius - b. Apr. 16, 1870
John Abner - b. July 4, 1874
Fred Lackey - b. May 2, 1878
E. Jessie Rockwell - b. May 11, 1884
James Albert Houpe is buried at Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, NC. His two cousins are believed buried at Bethany Church Cemetery located just north of Statesville, NC on Highway 21.
They are descendants of the immigrant Johann Nicholas Haupt (b. 1709 in Windesheim). Nicholas Haupt's son Sebastian (b. 1745) migrated to North Carolina during the early 1770's. Sebastian's son Jacob Houpt was born about 1770. Jacob's sons Abner (b. 1805) and J. Franklin (b. 1798) were the fathers to James Albert and Thomas P. J. respectively. Sebastian's son John Morrison Houpt (b. 1778) was the father to J. Franklin Wright Houpe (b. 1809) who was the father to John Rufus Houpe.