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Collection Number: 03151

Collection Title: William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 225 items)
Abstract William C. Moore (died circa 1862) was a planter of Stokes County, N.C. The collection includes accounts, bills, deeds, notes, and personal and business correspondence of William C. Moore and of various relatives and successors. Represented are the Clements, Critz, Rives (or Reves) and Harris families of North Carolina, and the Martin family of Tennessee. Correspondence, chiefly 1818-1850, includes letters from Clements relatives discussing planting and family news in Campbell County, N.C. Also included are 24 volumes, chiefly small miscellaneous account books, but also including accounts with farm laborers, 1872-1888; the captain's record book of Company K, 11th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America; an unidentified [Methodist] minister's record of sermons preached and other memoranda, 1845-1846; and a diary, 1830-1831, of a trip from Virginia through the Midwest, to New York State, and back to Virginia along the eastern seaboard.
Creator Moore, William C., d. ca. 1862.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William C. Moore Papers, #3151, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased June 1955.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William C. Moore (died circa 1862), a planter of Stokes County, N.C., was the son of Rueben and Susannah Moore. He was married to Paulina Clements of Campbell County, Va. Among the children of William C. and Paulina Clements Moore were Martha, Sarah, Eliza, and William James Moore (died 1897).

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The collection includes accounts, bills, deeds, notes, and personal and business correspondence of William C. Moore and of various relatives and successors. Represented are the Clements, Critz, Rives (or Reves) and Harris families of North Carolina, and the Martin family of Tennessee. Many of the papers are related to the settlement of family estates including those of Reuben Moore, William Clements, Joseph Martin, Gabriel B. Moore, and William James Moore. Correspondence, chiefly 1818-1850, includes letters from Clements relatives discussing planting and family news in Campbell County, N.C. There are few Civil War letters. Also included are 24 volumes, chiefly small miscellaneous account books, but also including accounts with farm laborers, 1872-1888; the captain's record book of Company K, 11th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America; an unidentified [Methodist] minister's record of sermons preached and other memoranda, 1845-1846; and a diary, 1830-1831, of a trip from Virginia through the Midwest, to New York State, and back to Virginia along the eastern seaboard.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1803-1818 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1819-1823 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1824-1829 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1830-1834 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1835-1837 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1838-1841 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1842-1843 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1844-1846 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1847-1852 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1853-1859 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1862-1869 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1870-1879 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1880-1897 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Undated #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 1: Account book, Reuben Moore estate, 1817-1819 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 2: Travel diary, 1830-1831 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 3: Probation book, preacher's records, 1845 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 4: Preacher's record book, 1845-1846 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 5: Miscellaneous account book, Enoch Harris, 1848-1853 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 6: Account book, estate of Jeremiah W. Hylton, 1849-1850; Account book, minor children of A. I. Hylton, 1862-1864 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 7: Justice of the peace's record book, Valentine Hylton, 1852-1858 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Oversize Volume SV-3151/8

Volume 8: Ledger, W. J. Moore?, 1856-1875 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 22, Ovolume SV-3151/8

Folder 23

Oversize Volume SV-3151/9

Volume 9: Record book, Company K, 11th North Carolina Regiment, 1861-1862 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 23, Ovolume SV-3151/9

Folder 24

Volume 10: Ledger, Valentine Hylton, 1872-1880 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 11: Ledger, Valentine Hylton, 1881-1888 #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26-38

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Volumes 12-24: Miscellaneous memoranda and account books, William C. Moore #03151, Series: "William C. Moore Papers, 1803-1897 and undated." Folder 26-38

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Oversize volumes (SV-3151/8,9).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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