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Moorefield, Elijah Johnson

Moorefield, Elijah Johnson

Male 1868 - 1937  (69 years)

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  • Name Moorefield, Elijah Johnson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 17 Oct 1868  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name John 
    Residence 1910  Olive Hill, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1920  Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head 
    Occupation 1930 
    Farmer 
    Reference Number 57 
    Residence 1930  Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head 
    Died 16 Dec 1937  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: Automobile Accident 
    • Memorial Hospital
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I57  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Moorefield, Joseph Henry,   b. Abt 1843, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1873, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Redd, Ann Eliza,   b. 1845, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Apr 1867  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 9092 
    Notes 
    • See Moorefield Message #3361. The statement there is that Ann Eliza Redd was 22 when she married, which would place her date of birth c. 1845.
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      Virginia Select Marriages
      Name: Eliza Redd
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Age: 22
      Birth Date: 1845
      Birth Place: Halifax, VA
      Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1867
      Marriage Place: Halifax, Virginia
      Father: John
      Mother: Martha
      Spouse: Joseph Moorefield
      FHL Film Number: 2048454
      Reference ID: 147
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James, Ada Belle,   b. 20 Dec 1870, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1955, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1891  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reference Number 2200 
    Children 
     1. Moorefield, Minnie B.,   b. 25 Nov 1891, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1987, Madison, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
    +2. 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)  [natural]
    +3. Moorefield, Leona,   b. 16 Mar 1895, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1940, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Moorefield, Lula May,   b. 11 Mar 1897, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1988  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     5. Moorefield, Baby,   b. Feb 1899, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 10 years)  [natural]
     6. Moorefield, Virginia Inez,   b. 7 Nov 1901, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1981, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +7. Moorefield, Violet Bye,   b. 8 Nov 1903, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1993, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     8. Moorefield, Jasper,   b. Abt 1906  [natural]
     9. Moorefield, Esther True,   b. 4 Apr 1906, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1999, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     10. Moorefield, Sadie,   b. Abt 1908  [natural]
    +11. Moorefield, Verna Brent,   b. 10 Apr 1908, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1996, Salisbury, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    +12. Moorefield, Alice Velma,   b. 7 Feb 1911, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1997, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +13. Moorefield, Naomi Ethel,   b. 9 Sep 1913, Yanceyville Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2017  (Age 103 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1868 - Bedford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1891 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 1910 - Olive Hill, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head - 1920 - Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head - 1930 - Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Automobile Accident - 16 Dec 1937 - Danville, Virginia 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
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Geneva Moorefield Clayton, Ada Belle James Moorefield, Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield c.1870
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Detail
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield House at Purley, Caswell County, NC
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Unidentified Attendant
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield

    Documents
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Death Certificate
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Death Certificate
    Moorefield Daughters Birth Records
    Moorefield Daughters Birth Records

    Headstones
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield

    Newspapers
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Death Notice
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Five Generations

  • Notes 
    • Elijah Johnson Moorefield (1868-1937)

      Geneva Clayton, Ada James Moorefield, EJ Moorefieldgsrt

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      Moorefield Births Person County

      Elijah J. Moorefield (1868-1937)

      Elijah Johnson Moorefield Death Certificate

      Elijah Moorefield Death Notice 1937

      Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Last Photograph is the Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family at Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina (c.1940). Left-to-Right:

      Back Row: Alice Velma Moorefield, Lula May Moorefield, Elijah Johnson Moorefield (father), Ada Belle James Moorefield (mother), Minnie B. Moorefield, Leona Moorefield, Verna Brent Moorefield.

      Front Row: Violet Bye Moorefield, Arthur William Moorefield, Virginia Inez Moorefield, Naomi Ethel Moorefield, Esther True Moorefield.
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      Apparently died of shock as a result of injuries sustained in car accident. The attending physician's handwriting on the death certificate is terrible.
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      Glazed Roads Thaw Out But Snow May Fall. One Victim of Sleet Storm Gravely Ill; Repair Shops Busy

      "The condition of E. J. Moorefield, of Purley, was considered grave today. He suffered posibly a punctured lung and several broken ribs when his car slid into a truck near Prospect on the Yanceyville road. He is in Memorial hospital."

      The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 15 December 1937, Wednesday, Page 1.
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      Victim of Icy Roads Dies From Wreck Injuries: E. J. Moorefield of Purley, N. C., died at Memorial hospital shortly before eleven o'clock this morning from the injuries he sustained on Sunday night during the sleet storm when his automobile was in collision with a truck near Prospect. He had been in grave plight ever since being admitted to the hospital with several ribs fractured and one lung punctured."

      The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 16 December 1937, Thursday, Page 1.
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      The principal cause of death and related causes of importance in order of onset were as follows. Date of onset: 12-13-37:

      "Considerable abrasion of head, __________ factures, internal injury of __________, fracture of right ulna and head of femur near __________. Died of shock."

      Where did injury occur: "R14, leading from Danville to Yanceyville."*

      Specify whether injury occurred in industry, in home, or i public place: "R14, public road."

      Manner of injury: "Automobile he was driving ____ skidded and ran off road."

      Source: Virginia Death Certificate.
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      *In 1940 this "R14" was renamed NC Highway 86.
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      Elijah Johnson (John) Moorefield and Ada Belle James lived in Person County, North Carolina, until around 1911 when they moved to Yanceyville, North Carolina. Eventually, they purchased a substantial farm in the Purley community of Caswell County very near the Purley United Methodist Church. How Elijah Johnson Moorefield went from being a farm laborer living in rented property in 1900 to a substantial land owner in Purley, North Carolina, is unknown. Elijah sometimes is incorrectly seen as Elija or Eliga.
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      George Spears Smith (1868-1927) and Elijah Johnson Moorefield (1868-1937) owned adjoining farms in Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina. When the properties were finally surveyed, Elijah Johnson Moorefield boasted that he got the better of the survey, ending up with more land. However, George Spears Smith may have bested his neighbor. He told his descendants: "I carried the chain."
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      Family Bible Record

      Elija Johnson Moorefield (Halifax County, Virginia) married Ada James (Durham County, North Carolina). Source: Moorefield Family Bible

      The records relating to the birth date of Elijah Johnson Moorefield are confusing, showing him born: 1868; or Jan 1860; or Jan 1868; or c.Oct 1867. However, his head stone in the cemetery of the First Baptist Church in Yanceyville, North Carolina, gives the following: 1868-1937. LDS records show an Elijah Johnson Moorefield born 17 Oct 1868 in Virginia or North Carolina and died 13 Dec 1937. Father: Joseph Moorefield. Mother: Ann Eliza Redd. The possible Virginia birth place is Daneville, Caladonia, Virginia. Those records also show this Elijah Johnson Moorefield married Ada B. James on 18 February 1891. This is sufficient cross reference to give the record facial reliability. The only remaining concern is the spelling of Moorefield as Moorehead, which is not a major issue given the other corroborating facts. Accordingly, until more is uncovered, his life years are assumed to be 17 October 1868 to 13 December 1937.

      Elijah Johnson Moorefield apparently served during World War I in Company Fifty-One, North Carolina Reserve Militia. Caswell County in the World War, 1917-1918: Service Records of Caswell County Men, George A. Anderson, Compiler (1921) at 24 (where he is listed as J. E. Moorefield).
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      1900 US Census
      Name: John Mofield [Moorefield]
      Home in 1900: Flat River, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 40
      Estimated birth year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Mofield [John Moorefield]
      Age: 40
      Birth Date: Jan 1860
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1900: Flat River, Person, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Occupation: Farm Laborer
      Owned or Rent: House Rented
      Literacy: Read, Write, Speak English
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Aid* Mofield
      Marriage Year: 1890
      Years Married: 10
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Mofield 40
      Aid* Mofield 30 (had five children, five living)
      Minnie Mofield 8
      Arthur Mofield 6
      Leona Mofield 4
      Lula Mofield 2
      Bobsy Mofield 1 [possibly "Baby" Moorefield]

      1900 US Census [Family Details]
      Person county, Flat River Township fam. 167 (all NCNCNC)
      John Morfield head Jan 1860 40 m. 10 yr.
      Aida wife Feb 1870 30 m. 10 yr. 5 children, 5 alive
      Minnie dau May 1892 8
      Arthur son Feb 1896 6
      Leona dau Mar 1896 4
      Lula dau June 1898 2
      Baby son Feb 1899 1

      Note: Census enumerator used the name "John." Is this from the middle name "Johnson"? See the spelling of the surname: Morfield. The Baby son must have died young for he does not appear in the next census? Also note that this census reported the parents of Elihah Johnson Moorefield being born in North Carolina. Other records indicated they were born in Halifax County, Virginia.

      1910 US Census
      Name: Eliza J Moorefield [Eliga J Moorefield]
      Age in 1910: 43
      Estimated birth year: abt 1867
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Occupation: Farmer (General Farming), Employee
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Eliza J Moorefield 43 [Elijah J. Moorefield]
      Ada B Moorefield 40
      Minnie B Moorefield 18
      Arther W Moorefield 16
      Leoner Moorefield 15
      Lula M Moorefield 12
      Jennie L Moorefield 8
      Violet B Moorefield 6
      Ester L Moorefield 4
      Sadie Moorefield 2

      1910 US Census [Earlier Transcript]
      Name: Eliga J Moorefield
      Age in 1910: 43
      Estimated birth year: abt 1867
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Olive Hill Township, Person, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Year: 1910

      1910 US Census [Family Details]
      Olive Hill Township, Person County, North Carolina: Here Elijah shows that he and both his parents were born in North Carolina.

      Elija J. 43
      Ada B. 40
      Minnie B. 18
      Arthur W. 16
      Leona 15
      Lula M. 12
      Jennie 8
      Violet B. 6
      Ester 4
      Sadie 2

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: E F Moorefield [E J Moorefield]
      Home in 1920: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 54
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Ada Moorefield
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members: Name Age
      E F Moorefield 54
      Ada Moorefield 50
      Jennie Moorefield 18
      Violett Moorefield 16
      Jasper Moorefield 14
      Verna Moorefield 11
      Allice Moorefield 8
      Naoma Moorefield 6

      1930 US Census
      Name: Elijah A Moorefield
      Age: 62
      Estimated birth year: abt 1868
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: Ada B Moorefield
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Image source:Year: 1930; Census Place: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina; Roll: 1679; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 548.0.

      1930 US Census [Family Details]
      Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina: Clearly shows the name as Elijah J. Moorefield. Ada B., Alice, and Namoni (Naomi) are in the household. Elijah stated that he and both his parents were born in Virginia.

      Elijah J. 62 23 When Married (born c. 1868)
      Ada B. 59 20 When Married (born c. 1871)
      Alice 19 (born c. 1911)
      Naomi 16 (born c. 1914)

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elijah J Moorefield
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1868
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Ada B Moorefield
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Occupation:
      Household Members: Name Age
      Elijah J Moorefield 62
      Ada B Moorefield 59
      Alice Moorefield 19
      Namoni Moorefield 16

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Find A Grave.

    2. [S43] Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014.

    3. [S36] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 2341413.

    4. [S34] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1282; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 24.

    5. [S40] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    6. [S39] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1106; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0147; FHL microfilm: 1375119.