Jr. (1819-1887). Theophilis was drafted at age 43 and was wounded during
service in the Civil War. After the war, he went into teaching.Theophilis
was the brother of Samuel Moore, the great grandfather of Charles Thomas
Williams. Theophilis and Samuel were the sons of Theophilis Moore Sr.
(1781-1858) and Millie Robbins (1776-1861). Theophilis, Sr. was the son
of William Elijah Moore (1740-1783) and Mary Sessums. Elijah was the son of James
Moore (1720-1789) and James' father was Joseph Moore (d. 1757).
Elijah Moore - birthdate undetermined. Died 1-1833 in Edgecombe County. Married, Mary Sessums who lived past 1833, for she and children bouht many items at sale, 3-19-l833; cash found in household amounted to $9.31 [from Edgecombe County Inventory Records, 1833; Elijah Moore will probabed in Edgecome County Court Minutes, l833-1840.; executor of estate, Ethelred Moore, son.
Elijah Moore will
Children listed in Elijah Moore will include William Elijah Moore Jr. [d. 6-1891]; Ethelred Moore [d. 1840]; Theophilus Moore; Samuel Moore, Exum Moore; Martha Moore [married Elijah Robbins]; Zada Moore [married Issiah Williams].
was the daughter of Joab Proctor and Lucy Bulluck. Mary Sessums was the
daughter of Culmore and Elizabeth Sessums. Millie Robbins was the daughter
of William and Phebe Robbins.
Hezekiah Jones, Lucille
Taylor's maternal grandfather, was the son of William Jones (born 1792)
and Lydia Jenkins. During the Civil War, Hezekiah served as a private
in Co.1, 75th N.C. Cavalry. After the war, he lived southeast of Rocky
Mount near Flood's store. He married Sarah Dillard.
Mary Elizabeth Long,
great great grandmother of Lucille Taylor, was the daughter of Edward
Long (1784-1816) and Sara Peele. Edward was the son of John Long and Polly
May Armstrong. John Long was the son Edward Long Jr. (1725-1760). His
father, Edward Long Sr., was born in 1686 and died in 1749. Edward Sr.
was the son of Arthur Long Jr. (1665-1700). His father, Arthur Sr., was
born in 1642 and died in 1677. Arthur Sr. was the son of Robert and Robert
was the son of Richard Long who was born in 1591.
Daniel Moore family photographs
IN THE CIVIL WAR
The North Carolina
15th Regiment was raised from Edgecombe County and fought until the end
of the War. Three of Sarah Dillard's brothers fought with distinction
in the regiment and her husband, Hezekiah Jones, served throughout the
war in the 75th N.C. (Cavalry) Regiment.
Creek, Virginia, April 16, 1982
"A musket ball
struck John Dillard in the top of the head as his company charged up a
bank of the creek. His brother, Edward, dragged him from the shallow water
to the shade of a little pine tree and left him for dead. However, he
surprised the surgeons by making a full recovery from the wound, after
they had decided against attempting to remove the bullet imbedded in his
--Letter from James F. McKinley, Major General,
the Adjutant General of the N.C. 15th Regiment
The 1870 Census listed
John Dillard as age 34, a farmer with property valued at $700. In 1873,
be bought the handsome "Magnolia Plantation" of approximately
1,000 acres south of the Neuse River on Anderson's Creek near New Bern.
Some members of the family are buried in Lovett Graveyard at Magnolia
In his declining years,
Uncle John was partially bald and the sunken spot caused by his war wound
was very noticeable. Whenever a new acquaintance asked how he managed
to acquire such a scar, hewould launch forth into a detailed account of
how he was shot one dark night while attempting to rob the chicken
roost of one of his neighbors.
--From A Collection of Notes on the Dillard
Family, by Hugh B. Johnson, 1982.
|Children of Daniel and Henretta Moore: Joseph, Kate Rose, Laura Lee Proctor, Sudie, Emma Mears, Margaret Elizabeth Taylor and Rick Moore. 
and Moore Roots
Amanda Moore, the
grandmother of C.T. Williams, was the daughter of Samuel Moore (1790-1832)
and Piety Lancaster (1790-1835). Samuel was descended from the Joseph
Moore family, and he was the brother of Theophilis Moore. Piety Lancaster was the daughter of August Lancaster and Prudence Whitehead.
Grandchildren of Daniel and Henretta Moore
Moore's Letters from the War
Moore, Jr., who operated a school in the Upper Town Creek Township, was
drafted into the War at age 43 and served in the North Carolina 30th Regiment.
Family tradition tells that he was wounded and walked
Elsie Moore O'Hana and daughter
from Petersburg, Va. making it as far as his father's farm in Wilson County.
His family came to get him in a buckboard.
wrote many letters to his wife, some 20 of which exist in family records.
near New Market, Northern Virginia
The yankees fired their canons on us without any mercy. I escaped with
Chester Filly, the drummer of our regiment, to a nearby hill. I saw a
gentleman sitting on his horse, and I asked him if he knew where the Cox
Brigade was. He told me he was General Cox, himself, and asked if I was
one of his men. I told him I was. He told me to go to the campground that
we had left the night before and he would stay there and try to round
up as many men as he could. I found the campground and General Cox got
together the few of his men who were still remaining. We could all stay
around one fire. Write soon.
Theophilus Moore, Jr.
|Schoolhouse where Theophilus Moore, Jr. taught school after the War Between the States. Building was located near the Moore Cemetery in Edgecombe County [Photo taken in 1990]
Roads, Petersburg, Virginia
This day I avail myself of the opportunity of writing to let you know
that I am yet living and well, thanks be to God. I am hoping that these
lines may reach you safely and find you well, if it is the will of God.
I can inform you that I received your letter last night, and I was glad
to hear from you. I am very glad that you are preparing a box of provisions
as I am faring badly for something to eat. I have no money for I have
not drew any money since I got into the Army. I had little when I got
here so if you send me the box it will be thankfully received. I just
returned from the front lines last night. Our picket line is only 200
yards from the enemy. We are so near the yankees that we can hear them
talk to each other and understand what they say. There was a continued
firing of cannons and small arms all the time I stayed there. It was the
hardest duty I have done since I have been in the Army.
Theophilus Moore, Jr.
Theophilis Moore [Senior] Cemetery
Theophilis Moore, Sr.; his wife Millie Robbins Moore, and several of his children are buried in Edgecombe County on
Theophilus Moore Sr.
the Sam Wilson Road, between Town Creek Primitive Baptist Church and the Wilson County line.
Buried here with her parents are Susanna Moore and Elizabeth Moore Luper.
D.W.A. Moore, Susanna's son; George W. Moore and James Moore are buried in the Town Creek cemetery.
Theophilis Moore Jr. is buried in a small cemetery in the same vicinity.
Moore_family research notes