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James, Ada Belle

James, Ada Belle

Female 1870 - 1955  (84 years)

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  • Name James, Ada Belle 
    Born 20 Dec 1870  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 58 
    Died 18 Sep 1955  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis 
    Buried 19 Sep 1955  First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I58  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father James, Jesse William,   b. 20 Mar 1837, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1901, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Crabtree, Lucy Ann,   b. 20 Jun 1836,   d. 16 Sep 1879  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Dec 1852  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 3880 
    Notes 
    • North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
      Name: Jessie James
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Lucy Crabtree
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1852
      Marriage County: Orange
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: FHL microfilm # ?????
      Source: Record of this marriage may be found at the Family
      Notes: Jessie James married Lucy Crabtree on Dec 22, 1852 in Orange, NC
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moorefield, Elijah Johnson,   b. 17 Oct 1868, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1937, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1891  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1870 - Orange County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1891 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis - 18 Sep 1955 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Sep 1955 - 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
    Ada Belle James Moorefield
    Geneva Moorefield Clayton, Ada Belle James Moorefield, Elijah Johnson Moorefield
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family
    Ada Belle James
    Ada Belle James Moorefield
    Ada Belle James Moorefield and Granddaughter Brenda Graves Smith 1943
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Coffee Grinder

    Documents
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Death Certificate
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Ada Belle James
    Ada Belle James

    Newspapers
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Five Generations
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Five Generations

  • Notes 
    • Ada Belle James (1870-1955)

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      Geneva Clayton, Ada James Moorefield, EJ Moorefieldgsrt

      Ada James Moorefield (1870-1955)

      Ada Belle James Moorefield and Brenda Graves Smith 1943

      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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      Five Generations 1954

      The baby is Barbara James Hovatter, two years old; her mother is Mrs. H. T. Hovatter (Mary Lee Satterfield), standing left; the grandmother is Mrs. O. L. Satterfield (Ida Ercell Clayton), standing at right; great grandfather is George Lee Clayton, seated at right; and the second-great grandmother is Mrs. Elijah James Moorefield (Ada Belle James), seated left. The photograph was made at a recent family gathering at the home of W. A. Cobb in the Cobb School Community of Caswell County, North Carolina.
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      Ada Belle James Moorefield (1870-1955) apparently was living at the Moorefield home place in Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina (Star Route, Danville, Virginia) when she became ill. However, her death certificate shows that she died in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, and had been there seven weeks.

      This most likely was at the home of her son Arthur William Moorefield (1893-1976) just south of Yanceyville, where she would have been attended to by Mrs. Arthur William Moorefield (Pearl Virginia Smith). The deceased's husband had been dead for many years (died in 1837).

      The cause of death was cerebral thrombosis (stroke) complicated by a long history of "arteriosclerotic heart disease." She was 84. The attending physician was Dr. Thomas Lea Gwynn, M.D. The informant on the death certificate was her daughter Mrs. Ralph Isenhour (Verna Brent Moorefield) of Salisbury, Maryland. No autopsy was performed. Burial was at the Yanceyville First Baptist Church.
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      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ada James
      Home in 1880: Mangum, Orange, North Carolina
      Age: 9
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
      Father's Name: Jesse
      Father's birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
      Occupation: At Home
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Household Members: Name Age
      Jesse James 42
      John R. James 19
      Margarette James 18
      Kempner James 14
      William James 13
      Ada James 9
      Charley James 4
      Jesse James 9M

      1900 US Census
      Name: Aider Mofield [Ada Moorefield]
      Home in 1900: Flat River, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Wife

      1910 US Census
      Name: Ada B Moorefield
      Age in 1910: 40
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina
      Neighbors: View Results
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Eliza J Moorefield 43
      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

      1920 US Census
      Name: Ada Moorefielf
      [Ada Moorefield]
      Age: 50 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      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 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ada B Moorefield
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1871
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Spouse's Name: Elijah J Moorefield
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Elijah J Moorefield 62
      Ada B Moorefield 59
      Alice Moorefield 19
      Namoni Moorefield 16

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ada Moorefield
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 69
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1940: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Street: Purley Church Road
      Farm: Yes
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Sheet Number: 2B
      Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 27
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ada Moorefield 69

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: Ada James Moorefield
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 84
      Birth Date: 20 Dec 1870
      Birth Place: North Carolina, United States
      Death Date: 18 Sep 1955
      Death Location: Yanceyville, Caswell
      Father's Name: Jesse William James
      Mother's Name: Lucy Crabtree
      Residence: Start Rt, Caswell, North Carolina

      North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
      Name: Ada J Moorefield
      Age: 84
      Date of Birth: 1871
      Date of Death: 18 Sep 1955
      Death State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

      The LDS records show the place of birth of Orange, North Carolina, which could be Orange County, North Carolina.

      Other US census data shows birth date: Feb 1870

      When she became ill before her death she chose to stay with her daughter in-law, Pearl Virginia (Smith) Moorefield rather than any of her many daughters.

      She had admonished her great granddaughter, Mona Diane Frederick, that she was "going to break her neck" by riding the horse Prince so fast up the driveway at the old Moorefield home place south of Yanceyville on Route 62.

      She had a cuckoo clock in her house at Purley, North Carolina, which fascinated the little children.

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

  • Sources 
    1. Details: North Carolina Death Certificate of Ada Belle James Moorefield (1870-1955).

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