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Smith, Pearl Virginia

Female 1895 - 1969  (74 years)


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  • Name Smith, Pearl Virginia 
    Born 5 Apr 1895 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 56 
    Died 23 Jun 1969  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56  Caswell County
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Smith, George Spears,   b. 15 Jun 1868, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1927, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Adkins, Ada Frances,   b. 17 Feb 1875, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1954, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jun 1891  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe Oliver, Justice of the Peace
    Reference Number 2207 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moorefield, Arthur William,   b. 11 Aug 1893, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1976, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1916  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2187 
    Children 
    +1. Moorefield, Arthur William Jr.,   b. 25 Oct 1917, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1975, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    +2. Moorefield, Jesse James,   b. 10 Apr 1920, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1973, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
    +3. Moorefield, Sallie Womack,   b. 9 Oct 1921, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1971, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Moorefield, Jack Wiggins,   b. 24 Sep 1923, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1923, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +5. Moorefield, Frank James,   b. 22 Jun 1930, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 2016, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1916 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 1969 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Moorefield-Rowland Wedding 1968
    Pearl Virginia Smith Moorefield, Arthur William Moorefield III, Arthur William Moorefield, Deborah White Moorefield Christmas Early 1950s
    Ada Frances Adkins Smith and Pearl Virginia Smith

    Headstones
    Pearl Virginia Smith
    Pearl Virginia Smith

    Newspapers
    Yanceyville Post Office 1954 The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) 8 March 1954
    John Archibald Tucker at Caswell County Home 1962

  • Notes 
    • Pearl Virginia Smith (1895-1969)

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      Pearl Virginia Smith Moorefieldgscprsrt

      Moorefield-Rowland Wedding

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      Ada Frances Adkins Smith (1875-1954)

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      Last Photograph: Ada Frances Adkins Smith (1875-1954), with grandchildren Henry Spencer Covington III (wearing glasses) and Edward Green Covington, Jr. Pearl Virginia Smith Moorefield to far left (daughter of Ada Frances Adkins Smith.

      She was the last Resident Manager of the Caswell County Home (for the poor) located on the County Home Road just north of Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina.

      Lease Agreement Deed Book 132 page 111A (1 March 1959) : County of Caswell and Mrs. A. W. Moorefield Sr.

      "All of the property, with the buildings, located in Yanceyville Township, Caswell County, North Carolina, on the North side of the County Home Highway; and being the premises formerly used by Caswell County for the maintenance and operation of a County Home for the aged and infirm. This includes about two acres of land, more or less, around the County Home building."
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      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.
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      1900 US Census
      Name: Pearl Smith
      Home in 1900: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 5
      Estimated birth year: abt 1895
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter

      1910 US Census
      Name: Pearl Smith
      Age in 1910: 14
      Estimated birth year: abt 1896
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      George S Smith 42
      Ada Smith 35
      Pearl Smith 14
      William Smith 13
      Jesus Smith 11 [Jesse Siler Smith]
      Mary Smith 9
      Ada Smith 7
      John Smith 4
      Robert Smith 2

      1920 US Census
      Name: Pearl Morefield
      Age: 21 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1899
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Sex: Female
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Image: 1029

      1930 US Census
      Name: Pearl V Morefield
      Age: 35
      Estimated birth year: abt 1895
      Relation to head-of-house: Wife
      Spouse's Name: Arthur W Morefield
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

      Death Record
      Name: Pearl Moorefield
      SSN: 237-68-5308
      Last Residence: 27379 Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, United States of America
      Born: 5 Apr 1895
      Died: Jun 1969
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1960)
      Source: Ancestry; Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.

      Additional Death Record
      Name: Pearl Moorefield
      Death Date: 24 June 1969
      Sex: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 74 Years,00 Months,00 Days
      Marital Status: Married
      Residence: Caswell
      Institution: General Hospital Out-of-State Institutions
      Autopsy: Yes
      Attendant: Physician
      Date Received: 00 1969
      Source: Ancestry.com; North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. North Carolina Death Records, 1968-1969. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.

      Family Bible Record
      Pearl Smith Moorefield (Caswell County, North Carolina) married Arthur William Moorefield (Person County, North Carolina). Source: Moorefield Family Bible

      Her paternal grandparents were Jesse Siler Smith (Asheville, North Carolina) and Margaret Isabella Graves. For more on the Smith (Asheville) and Graves families see the entry on this database for Sallie Womack Moorefield, daughter of Pearl Virginia Smith.
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      Gravestone

      Moorefield Homeplace