Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906

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John W. Moore (1833-1906), historian, author, lawyer, and Confederate officer was born at Mulberry Grove Plantation, Hertford County, N.C. An 1853 graduate of the University of North Carolina, he married Ann James Ward and practiced law in Murfreesboro, N.C. During the Civil War, Moore served with the 2d Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry and later commanded the 3d North Carolina Battalion.

At war's end, he returned to Murfreesboro and later moved to Maple Lawn Plantation in lower Hertford County. In the 1870s and 1880s, Moore published several historical works, including a North Carolina history text, a roster of North Carolina troops in the Civil War (1882), and a series of historical sketches of Hertford County. He also published a novel, "The Heirs of St. Kilda" (1881); completed the manuscript of another; and wrote extensively on religion and politics.

From the description of John W. Moore papers, 1851-1908, 1961 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24303252

John Wheeler Moore (1833-1906), historian, author, lawyer, and Confederate officer, was born at Mulberry Grove Plantation in Hertford County, N.C. The son of Dr. Godwin Cotton Moore and Julia M. Wheeler Moore, Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1853. That same year, he married Ann James Ward and opened a law practice in Murfreesboro, N.C. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Moore joined the Confederate Army as a staff officer in the 2d Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry. The following year, he assumed the rank of major and took command of the 3d North Carolina Battalion.

After the war, Moore returned to Murfreesboro, N.C., practicing law there until his home (Anniesdale), located just outside the city, burned. He then moved to Maple Lawn Plantation, his wife's family's estate in lower Hertford County. In the 1870s and 1880s, Moore, who had long been a writer, published several historical works, including School History of North Carolina (1876), History of North Carolina, from the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time (1880), and Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States (1882). He also published a novel, The Heirs of St. Kilda (1881); completed the manuscript of another novel (unpublished), The Belle of Albemarle ; and wrote a series of historical sketches of Hertford County, N.C. (some of them published), and other miscellaneous works on politics, religion, and literature.

John W. Moore and Ann James Ward Moore had twelve children: Arthur Cotton Moore; Elizabeth Jones Moore; Charles Godwin Moore; Julia Wheeler Moore; Helen Manly Moore; Philip St. John Moore; John W. Moore, Jr.; Annie Ward Moore; James Ward Moore; Godwin Cotton Moore; Rutland Ward Moore; and Isabella, who died in infancy.

From the guide to the John W. Moore Papers (#2734), 1851-1908, 1961, and undated, (Southern Historical Collection)

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referencedIn Badham, William, b. 1835. Papers, 1817-1897; (bulk 1862-1870). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Robert Watts Hudgens Papers, 1925-1973 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906. [Early Baptist laymen in North Carolina / by John W. Moore]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hill, John R. Papers 1934; 1938., 1826-1878 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Hill, John R. Hill, John R. Papers, 1826-1878 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Moore, John Wheeler. John Wheeler Moore Papers Wake Forest University - ZSR Library, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
creatorOf Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906. History of North Carolina with special reference to the annals of Hertford County and the Albemarle country / John W. Moore. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Austin, J. Walker Papers 1926., 1803, 1822-1869, 1881 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf John W. Moore Papers (#2734), 1851-1908, 1961, and undated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn John W. Moore Papers (#2734), 1851-1908, 1961, and undated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906. Sketches of pioneer Baptist preachers in North Carolina / by John W. Moore. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Garrett, Thomas Miles, 1830-1864. Thomas Miles Garrett diary, 1849-1850. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Eberstadt Collection AR 76-62., 1699-1959 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Moore, John Wheeler. John Wheeler Moore Papers Wake Forest University - ZSR Library, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
creatorOf Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906. John W. Moore papers, 1851-1908, 1961 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Moore, John W. (John Wheeler), 1833-1906. Papers, 1877-1901. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Austin, J. Walker person
associatedWith Badham, William, b. 1835. person
associatedWith Charles Worth Skinner person
associatedWith Chowan Baptist Female Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. News Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Eberstadt, Edward, 1883-1958 person
associatedWith Garrett, Thomas Miles, 1830-1864. person
associatedWith George Washington person
associatedWith Hill, John R. person
associatedWith Hudgens, Robert Watts, 1896-1973 person
associatedWith James W. Moore person
associatedWith Moore family
associatedWith Moore, John Wheeler. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Skinner, Charles Worth, 1784-1870. person
associatedWith Teach, Edward, d. 1718 person
associatedWith T. E. Skinner person
associatedWith Thomas Neale person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962) corporateBody
associatedWith Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908- person
associatedWith William Jennings Bryan person
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North Carolina
Murfreesboro (N.C.)
United States
North Carolina
Hertford County (N.C.)
Southern States
Mulberry Grove Plantation (N.C.)
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
Hertford County (N.C.)
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Account books--History--19th century
Baptists
Silver question
Currency question
Mesmerism
Baptists--Biography
Recipes--History--19th century
Poets, American--19th century
Ad valorem tax
Preaching--History
Authors, American--19th century
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Birth 1833

Death 1906

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