Collection (ca. 1791-1919) consists of items related to the Augustus Moore (June 8, 1803-March 23, 1851) family of Chowan and Halifax Cos., N.C., his children Augustus Minton Moore, William Armistead Moore, Henrietta Moore Sutton, Susan Augustus Moore Righton, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Alfred Moore and John Armistead Moore, and the descendants of John Armistead Moore. Included are account books, legal records, land transactions, estate records, correspondence, clippings, and autograph books (1855, 1865) belonging to family members who attended Miss Willard's Female Seminary in Troy, N.Y., and Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland. Also included are identified photographs (cartes de visite, tintypes, cased pictures, albums) of the Moore, Gilliam, Skinner, and Hall families, religious books such as Roman Catholic Missals, Episcopal Books of Common Prayer and Bibles, UNC-Chapel Hill diplomas (1824), and items related to the 1878 Exposition in Paris, France.
Augustus Moore (1803-1851) and his wife Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore (1812-1884) were the progenitors of the Moore family of Chowan and Halifax Cos., North Carolina. Their children were William Armistead Moore, Susan Augustus Moore Righton, Henrietta Moore Sutton, Augustus Minton Moore, Mary Elizabeth Moore, John Armistead Moore, and Alfred Moore. Their great granddaughter was Elizabeth Vann Moore (1912-2010) who was a well-respected local historian and genealogist in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C.
Gift of Carter R. Rowe, Jr.
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