Mendenhall bought land in Wright County in November 1860 and February through March 1861. He bought 397 acres in Stearns County in October 1860, including land at Grand Lake.

He lived in Guilford County, North Carolina. He made weapons for the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1860 his male slaves were ages 57, 51, 43, 41, 37, 36, 35 (2 of them), 24, 23, 20, 15 (2 of them), 13 (2 of them), 12, 11, 9, 8, 7, 6 months; his female slaves were ages 58, 55, 50, 49, 37, 36, 31, 28, 24, 20, 19 (2 of them), 16, 15, 14 (2 of them), 10, 9, 8, 7, 4.

Charles Mendenhall: He was likely Mendenhall’s 41-year-old male slave in the 1860 slave schedule. As of 1870 he was a farm laborer.

Mary Mendenhall: She may have been Mendenhall’s 58-year-old slave in the 1860 slave schedule. As of 1870 she was a housekeeper.

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