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

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)

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

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

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, 1919.

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, 1919.

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, 1919.

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, 1919.

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, 1919.