Elizabeth Vann Moore was born in Henderson, N.C., on February 3, 1912, and died on January 1, 2010, in Edenton, N.C., where she had lived since 1933. She was graduated from St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Va., in 1929, attended Sweet Briar College, received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1933 from the University of North Carolina, and earned a Master of Arts in English in 1938 from Columbia University. Miss Moore taught English at All Saints' School in Vicksburg, Miss., for four years and subsequently at St. Catherine's School in Richmond. During World War II she worked for the American Red Cross at the Edenton Marine Base. She was well-known for the accuracy of her research in regional local history and genealogy and worked with many local and state groups on historical projects such as the Edenton Historical Commission, the Cupola House Association, Historic Edenton Incorporated, the Chowan County Courthouse Research Committee, the North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, the North Carolina Federation of Historical Societies, the Carolina Tercentenary Committee, America's 400th Anniversary Committee, and the North Caroliniana Society and received numerous awards for her work. Miss Moore wrote several editions of the Guide Book to Historic Edenton and Chowan County, served as consultant to and editor of "A Celebration of Faith: 300 Years in the Life of St. Paul's" (concerning St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton), and was instrumental in the development of other published works, including "Edenton, An Architectural Portrait." She also was the author of unpublished manuscripts on the Edenton Tea Party, and the colonial gardens of Edenton.