Location: Halifax County NC

Biography of Bartholomew Figures Moore

Bartholomew Figures Moore was born near Fishing Creek, Halifax County, N. C., January 29, 1801. The first seventeen years of his life were spent on his father’s farm. In 1818 he entered the State University and was graduated from that institution in 1820. From 1820-23 he prepared himself for the practice of law, which he began at Nashville, N. C., remaining there until 1835, when he removed to Halifax County, his old home. In December 1828, he was married to Louisa Boddie, daughter of Geo. Boddie, Esq., of Nash County, who died November 4th, 1829. On April 19, 1835, he married Lucy W. Boddie, another daughter of George Boddie, Esq. He served in the House of Commons from 1836-’44, with the exception of ’38. In 1848, he was appointed by Governor Graham as Attorney General of the State, and the next Legislature elected him to that position. In 1857 he resigned the position of Attorney General in consequence of an appointment on a commission to revise the statute law of the State. In 1848 he moved to Raleigh, where he remained until his death on November 27, 1878. In all the long career of Mr. Moore, as a lawyer, a statesman, or as a private citizen, there is probably nothing which brings out the true character of the man so well as the course he chose to pursue during...

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Genealogy of George Allen Family of Halifax NC

Q149 GEORGE ALLEN: b. in Halifax, N. C. in 1745 and d. in 1836. His father was a native of England. The date of his arrival in America is not known. George fought in the Revolutionary War under General Nathaniel Green and was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, S. C. He m. Susannah Rievis, dau. of a French Hugenot. They had: (1) George: b. 1774. Settled in Tennessee. (2) Benjamin: b. 1776. (3) William: settled in Alabama. (4) Eli Rievis: b. 1793; m. Catherine Smith. Had the folowing ch.: (A) Clark: d. 1910. (B) O. Lee: d. 1911. (C) Cornelia. (D) Catherine. (E) George: a physician; d. 1890. (F) Robert: b. 1826. Killed in battle of the Peninsula, Civil War. He m. Elizabeth Robinson, 1845. Two ch.: (a) Lee. (b) Avery Clark: b. on Cane River, N. C., 1846, and drowned in Lake Ozette, Wash., 1904. He m. Fannie Holcombe, 1865. They had: 1. Robert Lee: b. 1867. 2. Willard M.: b. 1868. Retired Inspector, Department Interior U. S. M. in 1894 and has three dau.: A. Carmen E.: b. 1895. B. Elithe: b. 1902. C. Lovada L.: b. 1908. 3. Elizabeth: b. 1870. 4. Howard H.: b. 1872. 5. Lois H.: b. 1874. 6. George C.: b. 1875. 7. Ira E.: b. 1877. 8. John L.: b. 1881. 9. Virginia C.: b....

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Slave Narrative of Betty Foreman Chessier

Person Interviewed: Betty Foreman Chessier Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: July 11, 1843 Age: 94 I was born July 11, 1843 in Raleigh, N. C. My mother was named Melinda Manley, the slave of Governor Manley of North Carolina, and my father was named Arnold Foreman, slave of Bob and John Foreman, two young masters. They come over from Arkansas to visit my master and my pappy and mammy met and got married, ‘though my pappy only seen my mammy in the summer when his masters come to visit our master and dey took him right back. I had three sisters and two brothers and none of dem was my whole brothers and sisters. I stayed in the Big House all the time, but my sisters and brothers was gived to the master’s sons and daughters whey dey got married and dey was told to send back for some more when dem died. I didn’t never stay with my mammy doing of slavery. I stayed in the Big House. I slept under the dining room table with three other darkies. The flo’ was well carpeted. Don’t remembah my grandmammy and grandpappy, but my master was they master. I waited on the table, kept flies off’n my mistress and went for the mail. Never made no money, but dey did give the...

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Biography of Sidney Thorne Able

(Sketch written by Judge Nelson E. Lurton, Commissioner of the United States Court, at Shanghai, China, who served in Mr. Able’s law office as his assistant from 1912 to 1916.) It is so unusual to find read merit displayed in a man until he has been put through some of the trying experiences of life that it is a pleasure to find such in one born and reared as Sidney Thorne Able was, surrounded with all the comforts of life, the son of a southern banker and cotton planter. In order to know a man well we must know something about his boyhood days. The photograph of his boyhood home reproduced from a small kodak picture, shows Sidney Thorne Able, a bare legged boy about to enter the Mississippi home in which he lived until he was seventeen years of age, when he came to St. Louis to enter Washington University. In the pony cart is his sister, Elise, now Mrs. George Doling Haynes of Kansas City. Much to the delight of the boy, the home was equipped with a complete gymnasium and with bowling alleys. As a boy he spent much time riding horses and upon Chatam plantation at Erwin, Mississippi, a plantation that extended almost the entire length of and along the north shore of Lake Washington and required over one hundred and twenty-five mules and a...

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George N. Taylor

Sgt., F. A., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 113th Reg. Born in Halifax County, June 7, 1890; son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Taylor. Entered service July 24, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., from there to Camp Mills, L. I. Sent to Liverpool, Eng. From there to France, June 13, 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Jan. 1, 1918. Promoted to rank of Color Sergt., July 12, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Woevre. Mr. Taylor served also with 89th Div. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 29,...

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Rufus Thomason

Private, Inf., Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of A. J. and Mrs. A. J. Thomason. Husband of Mrs. Dora (Clay) Thomason. Entered service July 10, 1916, at Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, Sept. 29, 1916. Sailed for Liverpool and Calais May 29, 1918. Fought at Bellicourt and in all engagements with his company. On Mexican border six and three-fourths months. Arrived in USA from St. Nazaire, April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

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J. L. Tillery

2nd Lt., Inf., Co. F, 87th Div., 346th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of J. M. and Mrs. Lellia Lawrence Tillery. Husband of Mrs. Georgette Brand Tillery. Volunteered for service July 18, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Camp Pike, Ark., to Camp Dix, N. J. Sailed for France Aug. 23, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Nov. 27, 1917. Was transferred while in France to 17th Engineers. Returned to USA July 18, 1919. Mustered out at Hoboken, N. J., July 22,...

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Edward Tillery

Private, Remount School. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Tillery. Husband of Mrs. Elaine Bullock Tillery. Entered the service at Scotland Neck, N.C., July 22, 1918. Was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. Volunteered for service. Mustered out at Camp Hancock, Ga., Jan. 29,...

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Herbert Graham Rowe

2nd Class Q. M., Navy, U. S. S. Iowa. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rowe. Entered the service Aug. 14, 1918, at Operating Base, Norfolk, Va. Sailed for overseas service on U. S. S. Wilhelmina. Made four trips across. One to St. Nazaire, two to Brest, and one to Bordeaux. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Aug. 28,...

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Carolyn W. Rowe

Chief Yeoman, F, N. O. T. S. Born in Halifax County Sept. 6, 1898; the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rowe. Entered the service at Norfolk, Va., from Weldon, N.C., March 15, 1918. Promoted to rank of Chief Yeoman July 30, 1919. Served in Norfolk with the N. O. T. S. during entire period of service. Hers was a most pleasant work. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 6,...

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John D. Shearon

Sergt., Ordnance Dept., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Shearon. Entered the service April 25, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hancock, Ga. Transferred to Curtis Bay, Ord. Dept., Baltimore. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Aug. 1, 1918, and to rank of Sergt. Sept. 1, 1918. Mustered out at Curtis Bay March 23,...

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Lucius H. Shearin

1st Class Private, Co. E, 81st Div., 306th Regt., Amtn. Tr. Born in Halifax County; the son of J. W. and Mrs. E. M. Shearin. Husband of Mrs. Dorrine Shearin. Entered service March 28, 1918, at Weldon, N.C., and sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed to France Aug. 8, 1918. Fought at Argonne and St. Mihiel. Returned to USA June 8, 1919, Newport News. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 21,...

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William T. Shaw, Jr.

Capt., Inf., 3rd Regulars. Born in Halifax County; son of William T. Shaw and Mrs. Lillie Gay Shaw. Husband of Mrs. Blanche Shaw. Entered service Sept. 1, 1917, at Weldon. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Camp Merritt March 1, 1918. Went to France May 15, 1918. Promoted to rank of Capt. Dec. 1, 1917, and assigned as instructor at Oglethorpe. Killed at Chateau Thierry July 18, 1918. Buried at Ballcanwood Cemetery. Detailed as commander of Casual at Camp Merritt, N. J. Killed by shell fire. Was first buried on battle field but has been...

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W. E. Seifert

Sergt., Hdqrs. Co., 6th Trench Artly. Born in Halifax County; the son of G. J. and Mrs. C. A. Seifert. Husband of Mrs. Florence F. Seifert. Entered service July 15, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Sent to Clemson College, transferred to Ft. Caswell, from there to Camp Merritt and sailed for Brest, France, Nov. 2, 1918. Returned to USA Jan. 8, 1919. Mustered out at Ft. Monroe Jan. 19,...

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David Walter Seifert

Btn. Sup. Sergt., Trench Artly., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Halifax County; son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Seifert. Entered the service July 13, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Was sent to Clemson College and from there to Ft. Caswell. Sailed for Brest, France, Nov. 2, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Sept. 20, 1918, and to rank of Btn. Sup. Sergt. Oct. 28, 1918. Returned to the USA and was mustered out at Fortress Monroe Jan. 19,...

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