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Moorefield, Sallie Womack

Moorefield, Sallie Womack

Female 1921 - 1971  (49 years)

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  • Name Moorefield, Sallie Womack  [1
    Birth 9 Oct 1921  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 18 
    Death 24 Sep 1971  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 26 Sep 1971  First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I18  Caswell County
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

    Father Moorefield, Arthur William,   b. 11 Aug 1893, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 May 1976, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Smith, Pearl Virginia,   b. 5 Apr 1895   d. 23 Jun 1969, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 14 Dec 1916  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2187 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick, Richmond Stanfield,   b. 24 Nov 1918, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Sep 1983, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years) 
    Marriage 9 Oct 1941  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 1822 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 9 Oct 1921 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 9 Oct 1941 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 24 Sep 1971 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 26 Sep 1971 - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sally Womack Moorefield
    Sally Womack Moorefield Wedding Photograph
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and Sally Moorefield Frederick Christmas Early 1950s
    Sallie Moorefield Frederick Boarding Bus for Sarasota, FL
    Averett College (Danville, VA)
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick Early 1940s
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and Sally Womack Moorefield Frederick at 1957 Wedding of Barbara Jo Clayton
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick and Mona Diana Frederick in Baltimore, MD
    Christmas 1957 at Moorefield Homeplace

    Stanfield Family Bible
    Stanfield Family Bible
    Birth Record
    Birth Record
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and Sallie Womack Moorefield 1941 Marriage Record
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and Sallie Womack Moorefield 1941 Marriage Record
    Moorefield-Frederick Marriage License 1941
    Moorefield-Frederick Marriage License 1941
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Birth Certificate
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Birth Certificate

    Sally Womack Moorefield
    Sally Womack Moorefield

    Jane Eyre
    Sons #2

    Moorefield-Frederick Wedding 9 October 1941
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick Obituary
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick Honored, The Courier-Times, 22 Jan 1945
    Sallie Womack Moorefield Weds Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Person County Times, 12 Oct 1941
    Yanceyville Post Office 1954 The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) 8 March 1954

  • Notes 
    • Sallie Womack Moorefield (1921-1971)

      Sally Womack Frederick - Grayscale

      Richmond and Sallie Frederick

      Sallie Moorefield Frederick (1921-1971)

      Sally Frederick The_Bee_Sat__Sep_25__1971__Page_1_Image_0002

      Sally Womack Moorefield Frederick

      Moorefield-Frederick Wedding 09 Oct 1941

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      Wedding Article: The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 20 Oct 1941.

      Sally Moorefield Frederick Find A Grave Memorial

      Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick Photograph

      Photograph at 1957 Wedding of Barbara Jo Clayton

      Sallie Womack Moorefield Birth Certificate

      What is the source of her middle name, Womack? She was named for Sallie Henry Womack Wiggins. Note that David Womack married Delila Graves in Caswell County, North Carolina, 24 March 1800. See the connection between the Graves and Smith family that began with the marriage of Jesse Siler Smith to Margaret Isabel (Maggie) Graves. John Womack is listed in the 1790 Caswell County, North Carolina, Tax List as being taxable in the St. Luke's District (which became part of Person County in 1792). Abraham Womack is listed in the 1790 Caswell County, North Carolina, Tax List as being taxable in the Caswell District (formerly St. Martin's District).

      Christmas "Dinner" at the Moorefield Homeplace 1957

      B3. Christmas 1957

      Arthur William Moorefield (with glasses behind children)
      Deborah White Moorefield
      Richmond Stanfield (Ricky) Frederick, Jr.
      Mary Jane Moorefield
      Frank James Moorefield
      Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick (with arms around Frank)
      Frances Mozelle White Moorefield
      Richmond Stanfield Frederick (tallest person in room)
      Back-of-Head Child: Probably Frank James Moorefield, Jr.

      A graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School (Class of 1939), Sallie Womack Moorefield is an alumna of Averett College (Danville, Virginia).1 Before marrying in 1941, she held a position with the Superintendent of Caswell County Schools. Sallie Womack Moorefield Frederick was at one time head of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Caswell County Voter Registrar, a Notary Public, and owned and operated a dress shop above what became Watlington's on the Square ("The Little Dress Shop") in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina. Note that her name often is seen as Sally, but the Sallie spelling is correct. She was married on the anniversary of her birth.

      Yanceyville Postmaster

      Several of applicants completed the required Civil Service Examination. Guess who scored the highest? It was Sally M. Frederick, my mother. Did she get the job? No. Dorsey Bradner scored fourth and was awarded the position. My mother was a Republican. Dorsey Bradner was a Democrat. At the time, Caswell County was staunchly Democratic.

      The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 8 March 1954.

      Sallie Womack Moorefield was named for Sallie Womack Wiggins, who willed to Sallie Womack Moorefield and her two brothers a large farm just south of Yanceyville, North Carolina. Sallie Womack Wiggins, granddaughter of Bartlett Yancey, Jr., was a substantial land owner in Caswell County, was married to Captain Jack W. Wiggins, Jr., and lived until 1929. Note that a brother of Sallie Womack Moorefield, who was born in 1923 and soon died, was named Jack Wiggins Moorefield, in honor of Captain Jack W. Wiggins, Jr. Both Sallie Womack Wiggins and Jack W. Wiggins, Jr., are buried in the Bartlett Yancey Cemetery on the grounds of the Bartlett Yancey House in Yanceyville.

      Yancey Family Cemetery

      Sallie Womack Moorefield is a great granddaughter of Jesse Siler Smith and Margaret Isabella Graves. She also is a first cousin of Bartlett Yancey, Jr. (four times removed).

      Jesse Siler Smith (1821-1870)

      Jesse Siler Smith was the son of James McConnell Smith of Asheville, North Carolina. James McConnell Smith was born on June 14, 1787, at the future site of the city of Asheville, to Colonel Daniel Smith and Mary Davidson Smith. He is believed to have been the first white child born in North Carolina west of the Blue Ridge. In 1814, he married Mary "Polly" Patton of Swannanoa. Smith held extensive lands in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Georgia. He built the Buck Hotel and ran a store and tanyard, several farms, and a ferry on the French Broad River. Smith constructed and operated the county's first bridge over the French Broad river. By the time of his death on May 18, 1856, Smith was one of the city's wealthiest and most prominent citizens. His house in Asheville now is a museum.

      Smith-McDowell House Museum

      Margaret Isabella Graves (1831-1911)

      Margaret Isabella Graves was the daughter of Jeremiah Graves, Sr. and Delilah Lea and grew up in the Dongola mansion in Yanceyville. At one time the Graves family owned all the land around the courthouse in Yanceyville, radiating out for miles.

      Pvt. Frederick Gaining Strength

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      "Mrs. Richmond S. Frederick and Mrs. John Clayton left today for Memphis, Tenn., where they will visit Pvt. Richmond S. Frederick, who is in a hospital there. Pvt. Frederick recently returned from overseas where he was wounded."

      The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.), 25 January 1945

      Pvt. Frederick Is Now Improving

      "Mrs. Richmond S. Frederick and small daughter, Diane spent Easter with Mrs. John Clayton and Mrs. Stella Frederick. Mrs. Frederick, who has been with her husband Pvt. Richmond S. Frederick, at Kennedy General Hospital for the past two months, came home especially for their daughter, Diane. They both left Tuesday morning to return to Memphis, where they will remain as long as it is necessary for Pvt. Frederick to remain in the hospital there. Mrs. Frederick brought goon news to the sister and mother of Pvt. Frederick who is not walking and gradually gaining strength."

      Source: The Courier-Times (Roxboro, North Carolina), 9 April 1945 (Monday).

      Roxboro Personals: "Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Frederick and baby, of Yanceyville, spent Sunday with Mrs. John Clayton. Source: The Courier-Times (Roxboro, NC), 31 December 1945.

      In 1948 and 1949, the owners of land inherited from Sallie Henry Womack Wiggins deeded two parcels for the Caswell County Training School. Below are excerpts describing how Sallie Henry Womack Wiggins obtained the land and how it was passed on to the children of Arthur William Moorefield:

      " . . . and containing 3.15 acres and being a tract of land out of that certain tract or parcel of land conveyed by J. Archie Long to Sallie W. Wiggins by Warranty Deed dated December 24th, 1900, and duly recorded in Book 55, page 460 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Caswell County. The said Long Tract or parcel of land was devised to Arthur Moorefield, Jr. a one-half undivided interest; to Jesse James Moorefield a one-fourth undivided interest; to Sallie W. Moorefield a one-fourth undivided interest by the Last Will and Testament of Sallie W. Wiggins, said Will bearing date of December 13th, 1928, probated February 20th, 1929, and recorded in Will Book D, page 272, in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Caswell County. Also reference is made to a Warranty Deed from Arthur Moorefield, Jr., single to Arthur Moorefield, Sr., and Pearl Moorefield, his wife, dated December 12th, 1938, and recorded in Book 85, page 230 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Caswell County, conveying the same one-half undivided interest devised to the said Arthur Moorefield, Jr., by the Last Will and Testament of Sallie W. Wiggins. . . .

      ". . . containing 9.11 acres, more or less, in the Town of Yanceyville, on the East side of South Montgomery Street, and particularly described as Tract No. 2, according to a Survey and Plat of the campus of the Caswell Training School as made by J. Frank Moorefield, Surveyor, in June, 1949, of record in Plat Book No. 2, at page 389, Caswell County Registry, and being a part of the lands devised to Arthur Moorefield, Jr., et al by Sallie W. Wiggins, by Will dated December 13, 1928, of record in Will Book "D", at page 272, in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Caswell County, and as conveyed to Sallie W. Wiggins by J. Arch Long by deed of record in Book 55, page 460, Caswell County Registry, and described by metes and bounds according to the aforesaid Map and Survey of J. Frank Moorefield, as follows: . . . ."

      Caswell Co. Negress Left Big Estate: Will of Mrs. Sallie Wiggins Presented at Yanceyville for Probate (Special to The Bee)

      Yanceyville, N.C., Feb 23. -- The last will and testament of Mrs. Sallie W. Wiggins, widely known Caswell county resident and a descendant of the Bartlett Yancey family who died recently in a Baltimore hospital was admitted to probate here yesterday. It disposes of an estate which is given a value of about $100,000 and reveals a striking instance in which a colored woman, the daughter of an ante-bellum slave, receives most of the estate for enjoyment during her life time.

      There is unusual interest in the will in Caswell county for in the Wiggins home are antiques which are probably without their peer in this section of the country. They consist of old family furniture imported from abroad during the early pioneering days of Caswell county rich in quality, well preserved and in substantial quantity. All of these valuable antiques have been deeded to five cousins.

      Mrs Wiggins also had fine jewelry, the will listing specific bequests of seven diamond rings and bracelets some of the rings being fine solitaires, which in the aggregate represent a large sum to say nothing of other precious stones. There is no appraisal of the estate but $100,000 is considered a fair figure.

      Mrs. Wiggins also remembered a faithful tenant, Arthur Moorefield, whom she characterized as "sober and industrious." To him goes the farm "Inglewood" to enjoy as long as he lives. He can cultivate it and enjoy all the proceeds that come from it. When his son, Arthur Moorefield, Jr., becomes of age, he will step into a tidy competence for under the will he will get half the estate. One quarter of the estate will then go to Jesse James Moorefield, another son of the original beneficiary and the remaining quarter goes to his sister, Sallie Womack Moorefield who is still in her minority.

      The rest and residue of her estate Mrs. Wiggins left to Sam M. Bason, of Yanceyville, to be held in trust for her colored servant. "For years there has lived with me," she wrote in the will dated December 13, 1928, "a colored woman named Sallie Fannie Graves. She has been a faithful servant and in gratitude for her faithful service I direct that the trustee shall keep this residue of my estate invested in safe, income-bearing securities and the entire income therefrom shall be paid to Sallie Fannie Graves as long as she shall live."

      Mrs. Wiggins further provided that the payments should be made to the colored woman who had tended her through her long final illness in monthly installments. Provision also is made for the distribution of this part of the estate at the time of the colored woman's death. She ordered that the following sums be paid.

      Yanceyville Presbyterian church, $2,500; Barium Springs orphanage, $100; Mrs. Mattie Allison, $2,500; May Mebane Donoho, $1,000; Caroline Mebane Parker, $1,000; Mrs. Nannie Mebane Donoho, $2,500; Mrs. S. E. Gwynn, $1,000; Glade Valley Mission school (Presbyterian), $1,000; S. M. Bason, $500; Arthur Moorefield, Sr., $100; Pearl Smith Moorefield, $100; Woman's auxiliary of the Yanceyville Presbyterian church, $100; the remainder to be divided between Nannie Donoho and Nannie Mebane Parker.

      All of the family silver, understood to be of considerable value, was left to Mr. Bason, who is named executor of the estate. The diamond rings and jewelry, as well as the household effects including the valuable antiques, are to be divided between her following cousins: Nannie Donoho, Mary Parker, Mrs. Mattie Allison, Mrs. S. E. Gwynn and children, and Mrs. Mollie Turner and children. The whole estate is represented by land, securities and jewelry. The will was drawn by Harris, Harvey and Brown, in Danville, prior to Mrs. Wiggins' removal to a Baltimore hospital.

      Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 23 February 1929, Saturday, Page 1.

      1Averett College/University. The Virginia General Assembly chartered Union Female College, forerunner of Averett University, in 1859. Supported by the Concord, Dan River, and Roanoke Baptist Associations, the school offered preparatory and collegiate instruction to young women. Classes were held in downtown Danville until 1911, when Main Hall, a Neo-Classical Revival style building, opened here on a new 15-acre campus. At the request of alumnae, the school was renamed in 1917 for the Averett family, eight of whose members served as trustees, presidents, principals, and professors. Averett later became a coeducational, four-year university combining the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs.

      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: Sallie Womack Moorefield
      Date of Birth: 9 Oct 1921
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Arthur Wm Moorefield
      Parent2 Name: Pearl Virginia Moorefield
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 3
      Page: 1091

      1930 US Census
      Name: Sallie W Morefield
      Age: 8
      Estimated birth year: abt 1922
      Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
      Father's Name: Arthur W Morefield
      Mother's Name: Pearl V Morefield
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sallie Womack Marefield [Moorefield]
      Age: 16
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Home in 1940: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Street: Bigelow Road
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Sheet Number: 6A
      Household Members: Name Age
      Arthur Marefield [Moorefield] 46
      Pearl Marefield [Moorefield] 45
      Arthur Marefield [Moorefield] 23
      Jesse Marefield [Moorefield] 20
      Sallie Womack Marefield [Moorefield] 16 [19]
      Frank Marefield 9 [Moorefield]

      Kate Fox-Mary Stella Stanfield Family Bible Record Page

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      Death Record
      Name: Sally [Sallie] Frederick
      Place of Death: Caswell
      Place of Residence: Caswell
      Institution: Home
      Death Date: September 24, 1971
      Gender: Female
      Age: 48 Years 00 Months 00 Days [incorrect]
      Place of Injury:
      Attendant: Medical Examiner
      Marital Status:Married
      Autopsy: No
      Race: White
      Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. North Carolina Death Records, 1970-1974. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998

      Death Record
      Name: Sally [Sallie] Frederick
      Death Date: 24 Sep 1971
      Death County: Caswell
      Death State: North Carolina
      Date Death Recorded: Sep 1961
      Death Age: 48 [incorrect]
      Birth Date: abt. 1923 [9 October 1921]
      Residence County: Caswell
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Autopsy: No
      Institution: Home
      Attendant: Medical Examiner
      Source: Ancestry.Com North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: Sally [Sallie] Womack Frederick
      [Sally Womack Moorefield]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 48
      Birth Date: 9 Oct 1922
      Birth Place: North Carolina, United States
      Death Date: 24 Sep 1971
      Death Location: Yanceyville, Caswell
      Spouse's Name: Richmond Frederick Sr
      Father's Name: A W Moorefield Sr
      Mother's Name: Pearl Smith
      Residence: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

      Sallie Womack Moorefield

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      Note the inaccuracies in the above record. Birth date was 9 October 1921. See the certified copy of her Caswell County birth certificate.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Find A Grave Memorial.

    2. Details: Sally Moorefield FrederickFind A Grave Memorial.