Dec. 2012 -- Gladiola Parker Moore
Gifts will go to worthy students, struggling to finance their way through
20 Sept 2012: James Moore named to Historic Murfreesboro Commission
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue has appointed James Elliott Moore to the Historic Murfreesboro Commission. The purpose of the commission is to acquire and preserve historic properties in Murfreesboro, to conduct long-range planning for preservation and to carry out programs related to these purposes. James was born in Ahoskie in 1954 and grew up on the nearby family farm Maple Lawn. He attended Chowan University, where he received the A.A. degree in 1974. From there he went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was awarded the B.A. in history in 1976 and M.S.L.S. in 1977. After working in public libraries for four years, he entered the civil service as an Army librarian intern at Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1981. During a career stretching over thirty years, he has worked in libraries at Fort Monroe, Virginia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Camp Darby, Italy; NATO Support Activity in Brussels, Belgium and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Since February, 2000 he has been the director of the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library at Fort Campbell. He has a lifelong passion for local history and historic preservation. While in graduate school, he wrote thirty-five sketches for "The Dictionary of North Carolina Biography" edited by the historian William S. Powell. Moore is a life member of the Murfreesboro Historical Association and vice-president of the of the Montgomery County (TN) Historical Society and treasurer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council. He was appointed to the Board of Visitors for Chowan University in 2011. James lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with Sean Hogan, also a librarian, and their dogs Bosco and Bama. James and Sean are active at Trinity Episcopal Church and serve on the Advisory Council for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. They also participate in the Tennessee Library Association and Nashville Cares. James pursues a variety of interests including genealogy, Baroque architecture, grand opera, Anglican church history and collecting antique silver. His ultimate goal is to retire to a villa in Tuscany with an unlimited supply of books and gin.
July 2011 - The Family History and Genealogy Fair was a success - here are a few pictures by Cathy Spruill of the occasion
History and Genealogy Fair, Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center, Hope House Road,
Windsor, North Carolina
for Painting -- Chowan University is conducting a campaign to purchase an
important Moore family heirloom.
note: the painting has been completely paid for.....Thanks everyone!
note-- this painting was painted in the 1850's -- when Ann Ward Moore and John Wheeler Moore were living in their mansion located on what is now part of the campus of CU
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is having a good old-fashioned homecoming on October 3, 2010.
Dr. Godwin Cotten Moore who was the founder who gave the land for the church which is one mile from Mulberry Grove. - the descendants of all the early members are invited - Homecoming worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. They have special seating for us so please let them know that you are a descendant of Dr. Moore. Following the worship service, lunch will be served on the grounds. RSVP email@example.com .
below some of the family of Dr G C Moore who attended or participated in the program on October 3, 2010
Now -- attention Rayners - on September 11, 2010
Confederate grave marker for Gaston Rayner (1839-1884) will be dedicated Saturday morning, September 11, 2010, at the Falls Ranch in far eastern Kimble County, Texas. The event will be open to the public, and a meal hosted by James and Dixie Gartrell (owners of the Falls Ranch) will follow the program.
- Oct '07 - H. James Keith has compiled and published "3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery; "Moore's Battalion", C.S.A." This is Major John Wheeler Moore's Battalion.
- 4 Aug, 07 - Julia Short Raynor, 98, died Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Highland House of Fayetteville. buried in Ahoskie Cemetery August 7. [widow of James William Raynor II of Powellsville]
- 12 May, 07 - 50th Reunion of the Chowan College Class of 1957 - we attended the graduation ceremonies at Chowan University and then were treated to dinner and a great get together for the old classmates of '57.
-Sept 13, '06 - The public was invited by Dr. Benjamin F.
Speller, Jr., President of the Historic Hope Foundation, to join him in a
conversation with Genealogist Sally Moore Koestler at the
-Sept 6, '06 - 30 or so members of the Moore clan descended on Murfreesboro to help Chowan College "morph" into Chowan University. Then after the convocation we were treated to a luncheon by the new University. The group then gathered at the old Historical Association, where James E Moore presented a seminar about the family's history and connection to the Wheeler House. A surprise birthday celebration for Robbie Pierce was held. [son of John Wheeler Pierce] Then most of our party toured the Wheeler House. A great time was had by all.
- March 31 - April 1, '06 - the
Murfreesboro Historical Association is sponsoring a living history event -
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- now 20 June 05 - this year 7 of
Raynor and Ola Moore's great grand children graduated from high school.
Sally's hard disk crashed 19 Jan 05 and had to be replaced. I lost a lot
- Sally went to Salt Lake City with the Texas Research Ramblers Oct 17-24, 2004.
died 9 Feb 2004 - Adele Evelyn Koestler Ehrlich Boskey age 90 yr 8 mo
11 Dec 2003 - Margaret Emily Rountree Ward, at age 91
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!