John H. Haddock-Southern Claims Commission
John is the father of William Haddock who was hanged at Kinston in 1864. Confederate authorities arrested John not long after executing his son and put him in jail at Kinston. One of the witnesses for John’s claim was Richard King. Mr. King stated that he helped bury William Haddock.
They accused me of being a Buffalo-that is what all loyal men were called-and harboring Buffaloes in the woods-They did arrest me and imprisioned me and made other threats which I do not remember.