Jim Ward, Cotten, and Percy Moore

Sally’s Uncle Jim Ward

James Ward Moore 1894 – 1962 | parents
& 1940 Gladys Whitfield 1894 – 1981 | parents
of Norfolk VA


James Ward Moore 17 Aug 1894 – 14 Oct 1962 book-keeper
married 12 June 1940 Gladys Whitfield 28 July 1894 – 15 Feb 1981
Gladys was the daughter of Thomas Japeth Whitfield and wife Annie A Benton.
Jim and Gladys are both buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suffolk VA.

Jim graduated from High-School in Ahoskie.
Jim was allowed to stay home and manage the farm during WW I – his brothers Rayner and Cotten were early on drafted by the local draft board – and they both served in France.

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1901 Moore Brothers: Jim, Cotten, Raynor & Percy

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1929: Cotten, Raynor, Jim holding John, Julia holding Julia

James Ward Moore and Gladys Whitfield had no children.

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1955 Jim & Gladys Moore at Bessie Pierce’s


Sally’s Uncle Cotten

Arthur Cotten Moore Jr 1896 – 1965 | parents
& 1926 Evelyne Wright 1902 – 1991 | parents
of Suffolk VA


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Evelyne Wright World War I: Cotten Moore in wool uniform

Arthur Cotten Moore Jr. 8 Dec 1896- 30 Nov 1965 logger
They lived most of their married life in Magnolia VA – later they built a home in Suffolk VA
married 18 July 1926 Evelyne Wright 1 May 1902 – 30 June 1991
dau of Leighton A Wright & Lucie Pierce

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1955 Cotten & Evelyne Moore at Bessie Pierce’s

Cotten and Evelyne are both buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suffolk VA

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1901 Moore Brothers: Jim, Cotten, Raynor & Percy

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1929: Cotten, Raynor, Jim holding John, Julia holding Julia

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Cotten Moore and Miss Ruth Thomas June 61
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Mr. Will Thomas, Uncle Cotten, his granddaughter, Aunt Evelyn others
June 1961

Arthur Cotten Moore and Evelyne Wright had:
1. Marjorie Moore 1927 – 13 Aug 2001 obit
married James Madren **
a. Carol Ann Madren 1952 –
b. Silas Arthur Madren 1953 –
c. Ruth Evelyne Madren 18 July 1958 – 19 Nov 2012 Suffolk VA LPN from Norfolk General Hospital
married Neil E Person
i. Sarah Person Greene

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Ruth and her cousin James Moore posing as
“Lord and Lady Moore in front of the Manor”
Williamsburg January 07

d. Elizabeth Moore Madren 21 May 1960 – 17 Dec 2011 FL of cancer
e. James Woodrow Madren Jr. 1963 –
James and Marjorie were divorced and James married Thelma and had
f. Amy Madren Baker
2. Annie Ward Moore 1928-1929 about six months
3. Evelyne Wright Moore 2 Aug 1929 – 5 Jan 2013 6 grandchildren; 3 great granddaughters

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married Walter Daniel Graham dec bef 2013

a. Lynne Graham
married Darrel Johnston
b. Julie Graham dec bef Jan 2013
married Randy Jones
c. Walter Daniel/Danny Graham Jr
married Linda

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Danny and Leigh Ann. with Lynne and Darrel with Cathy Spruill in center 2013

Notes from James:

About Aunt Evelyne and the Great Removal: Grandmama and Granddaddy were married in May, 1925. Uncle Cotton and Aunt Evelyne were married exactly a year later in May, 1926. My father [John] was born that December. From the time of their marriage, Cotton and Evelyne lived in the Big House with our grandparents. They occupied the room over the parlor. The Great Removal took place while Grandmama and Granddaddy were in Gates County for her father’s funeral. Grandpa Parker died Feb. 2, 1927. I remember hearing Granddaddy talk about this more than Grandmama. Apparently this came out of nowhere and was a complete surprise. The most important thing they took was an eighteenth-century dropleaf table from the Ward family. This had always stood in the front hall next to the parlor door. Because of this Grandmama later had a dropleaf table made out of an old writing table to go in the same place. They also took our great-grandparents bedroom suite. This was made of maple. I’m sure there were other things. Granddaddy emphasized “They took every decent chair in the house.” They first moved to Uncle Jack’s house, the place at the bottom of the lawn where the road starts to go downhill. Marjorie and little Ann Ward were both born there. The place [never finished on the inside] was so drafty that Ann Ward died of pneumonia.
After that they moved to the house in the corner of the road across from Buck and Elrita [This house was built by JWMooore Jr to house his sawmill operator and family.]. Evelyne Wright was born there. They soon moved to live in Magnolia VA years later they moved to Suffolk VA


Marjorie M. Madren

NEWPORT NEWS — Marjorie Moore Madren, 74, of Hamilton Drive, died Aug. 13, 2001 in Riverside Hospital.
She was born in Hertford County, N.C. [at Maple Lawn], the daughter of the late Arthur Cotton Moore and Evelyne Wright Moore. She retired as a school teacher from the Chesapeake Public Schools.
Survivors include daughters, Carol M. Connor of Newport News, Ruth Madren of Windsor, Va., and Beth M. Jonas of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; sons, Silas A. Madren of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and James W. Madren Jr. of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyne M. Graham.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home, Suffolk, by the Rev. Jonathan Palmer. A private burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery at a later date. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 902 Pennsylvania Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434.


Evelyne Moore Graham
2 Aug 1929 – 5 Jan 2013
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Evelyne Moore Graham, 83, of Suffolk, VA passed away on January 5, 2013. Born in Bertie County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Cotton Moore, Jr. and Evelyne Wright Moore. She was also predeceased by her husband Walter Daniel Graham, Sr., her sister Marjorie M. Madren and a daughter, Julie G. Jones. She graduated from Chuckatuck High School, received her BA from Elon College and her Master’s Degree from UVA. She retired from Chesapeake Public Schools as an educator and administrator after 37 years of service in education. As a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, she taught Sunday School and Bible School and served as Youth Choir director and youth leader. She was a member of the Adult Choir for over 60 years. She also served on numerous boards and committees including Women’s Fellowship, where she served as officer, and was an active member of the Molly Savage Circle. Evelyne was active in community activities such as Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, The Salvation Army and many other charitable causes too numerous to list.
Evelyne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynne G. Johnston and Darrel and by her son and daughter-in-law Danny Graham and Leigh Ann, son-in-law Randy Jones and wife Linda, all of Suffolk, VA; six grandchildren: Wesley G. Jones, Jobi L. Jones, Claudia L. Graham, Olivia A. Graham, Mandy Spivey and Randall Jones and three great granddaughters, Whitney, Tessa and Julie, all of Suffolk. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lewis Graham and wife Jean, of Danville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church with Rev. Wayne A. Gardner and Rev. Lafayette T. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Christian Church cemetery. Friends may join the family on Monday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Parr Funeral Home for visitation and other times at her daughter’s residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Mission Fund of Bethlehem Christian Church. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com


Sally’s Uncle Percy

Percy Raynor Moore 1900 – 1964 | parents
& 1936 Irma Dunning 1900 – 1972 | parents
of Murfreesboro NC


Percy Raynor Moore 25 Mar 1900 – 28 June 1964 odd-jobs
married ca 1936 Irma Dunning 6 Aug 1900 Bertie Co – 16 July 1972

A horse rolled on top of Percy when he was a young teen; afterwards he usually walked with a limp. He was a member of Raynor and Ola’s household until his marriage in 1936.
Percy could sing, yodel, and play the guitar to everyone’s enjoyment.
He loved to “tramp” in the woods and “go fishing” with his bamboo poles in the swamps.

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1901 Moore Brothers: Jim, Cotten, Raynor & Percy

Percy Raynor Moore and Irma Dunning:
1. Merrill Moore* 1937 –
married and has children

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Percy ca 1935

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ca 1943 Jane, Sally, Aunt Irma & Arthur

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June 1961 at Aunt Julia’s funeral

* indicates close relative of wife who was adopted by husband
**indicates couple divorced

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