OLD MOORE COUNTY, N.C. VITAL STATISTICS

(1784-1890) Part II; (1891-1913) & "Central N.C. Journal" series completed


Researched and Compiled by

James Vann Comer


Front Cover: Photograph taken in 1909

of the NEW Lee County Courthouse

located exactly  way between the depots in the

Towns of Jonesboro, N.C. and Sanford, N.C.,

a "rural" location, being one of the FEW in the U.S.A.

Displayed in the Lee County Register of Deeds Office,

Lee County Courthouse, Sanford, N.C.

2001 James Vann Comer

All Rights Reserved

Address all orders and correspondence to:


James Vann Comer
P.O. Box 2681
Sanford, N.C. 27331-2681

(919) 775-5763


This project began in 1985 when I would conduct genealogical research for clients during the day and 
use time towards the end of the day to read old newspapers on microfilm for Old Moore County, North 
Carolina (now all of present Moore County and  of Lee County).

This book is entitled, "Central North Carolina Vital Statistics" containing Central N.C. entries- 
6 Marriages & 72 Deaths and "Old Moore County, N.C. Vital Statistics" (1784- 1890) Part II adding 
440 items missed in Part I {including 7 NEW Bastardy Records: County Court Minutes (1) and J.P Records 
(6), 11 NEW Marriage Bonds for Chatham, Cumberland, Orange & Robeson counties (1799-1868: Marriages 
involving Old Moore County, NC residents), 1 NEW Marriage Contract: County Court Minutes (1829 Marriage), 
the Methodist denomination newspaper, Christian Advocate printed in Raleigh, NC [I read from January 
9, 1857 to December 31, 1890 for Old Moore County, N.C. discovering 81 NEW Marriages & 98 NEW Deaths]; 
the Baptist denomination newspaper, Biblical Recorder printed in Raleigh, NC [I read from December 14, 
1844 to  December 31, 1890 for Old Moore County, N.C. discovering 101 NEW Marriages (merging further 
information from Rev. William Henry Harrison Lawhon's diaries) & 120 NEW Deaths], Fayetteville Observer 
printed in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC (1842: 1 NEW Marriage and 1840 and 1851-1852 [Murder]: 
2 NEW Deaths), the Presbyterian denomination newspaper, N.C. Presbyterian printed in Fayetteville, NC 
(1867: 1 NEW Marriage and 1860 & 1874: 3 NEW Deaths), The News and Observer printed in Raleigh, Wake 
County, NC (1888: 2 NEW Marriages), Worthy Family Bible Entry & Oral Tradition (1828: 1 NEW Death), 
Superior Court, Minute Dockets: Montgomery County (1852) & Moore County (1879): 2 NEW Deaths, Mortality 
Schedules: Moore County, NC Censuses- 1860 (4), 1870 (2) & 1880 (4): 10 NEW Deaths, Jonesboro Leader 
printed in Jonesboro, Moore County, NC (1888: 1 NEW Death), The Moore Gazette printed in Carthage, Moore 
County, NC (1881: 1 NEW Death), Clippings from Scrapbook (1881 & 1885: 3 NEW Deaths)} and proceeding 
Chronological from January 1, 1891- October 1913 with Old Moore County, N.C. Marriages & Deaths from 
Central NC newspapers [including The Chatham Record (Pittsboro, Chatham County, NC), The Carthage Blade 
(Carthag, Moore County, NC), Central Times (Dunn, Harnett County, NC), The County Union (Dunn, Harnett County, 
NC), The Sanford Express (Sanford, Moore County / Lee County, NC) and denominational newspapers [including 
NC Presbyterian (Presbyterian- Wilmington, NC: 1891-1897) / Presbyterian Standard (Charlotte, NC: 
1898-1913); Biblical Recorder (Baptist- Raleigh, NC: 1891 Marriages & 1891-1904 Obituaries), The 
Little River Record (Baptist Association newspaper: Buie's Creek Academy, Buie's Creek, Harnett 
County, NC) & Christian Advocate (Methodist- Raleigh, NC: Miscellaneous Entries)].  Also Old Moore 
County, NC Miscellaneous Genealogical Items (1845-1913) including 5 Births in 1913.

Also completing series begun in my "Central North Carolina Journal" (March 1990 - December 1994) to 
wit: Diaries of Chatham County, NC Sheriff Richard Bray Paschal (1861-1864) and Rev. William Henry 
Harrison Lawhon (1897-1913) both covering Central NC.  Items on Egypt, Chatham County, N.C. (now Cumnock, 
Lee County, NC) coal mine accidents were merged into the deaths.  Central NC Masonic Lodges- Annual 
Returns (Death Entries) were included for Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore counties.  Diaries of Colonel 
Leonidas Campbell Jones (1864, 1874-1889) containing numerous Central NC (especially- Fayetteville & 
Jonesboro/Sanford, NC areas) and NC entries (especially- Wilmington, NC area) that I did & did not 
print in my The Bountiful Legacy Of A Mother: Buffalo PresbyterianChurch, Buffalo Community/Sanford, 
N.C. (1797-1997).

I encourage anyone that finds Old Moore County, N.C. vital statistics (1784- October 1913) that I 
missed to forward them to me ASAP.  Consult: Moore County Bible Projects (Volumes I- III) for 187 
Family Bibles and my Central North Carolina Collection Z.1.66.1-30 and Full Index by Jerry L. Cross 
(1996) available on microfilm at the N.C. Archives for additional vital statistics.

Sanford, North Carolina					James Vann Comer
July 23, 2001							Researcher and Compiler

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Old Moore County, NC Bastardy Records … … … pp. 1- 3

	Additions (1784- 1890) Part II  pp. 1- 3
	(1891- 1913)  p. 3


Old Moore County, NC Marriages & Central NC Entries ……… pp. 3- 47

	Additions (1784- 1890) Part II  pp. 3- 28
	Correction (1784-1890) Part II p. 28
	(1891- 1913)  pp. 28- 47


Old Moore County, NC Deaths & Central NC Entries ………  pp. 47- 181

	Additions (1784- 1890) Part II  pp. 47- 100
	Correction (1784-1890) Part II p. 100
	(1891- 1913)  pp. 100- 181

Old Moore County, NC Miscellaneous Genealogical Items (1845- 1913) ……… pp. 181-184
1913 Births (5)


Diaries of Chatham County, NC Sheriff Richard Bray Paschal (1861-1864)……… pp. 184-188


Diaries of Colonel Leonidas Campbell Jones (1864, 1874-1889)… … … pp. 189-197
Central NC & NC Entries


Diaries of Rev. William Henry Harrison Lawhon (1897-1913)… … … pp. 197-205
Central NC Entries

Central NC Masonic Lodges- Annual Returns (Death Entries)……… pp. 205-208

Map of Lee County, NC (1908)……… pp. 208-209

Full Name Index compiled by James Vann Comer [Summer 2001]……… pp. 210-229

	White Entries (2,911)  pp. 210-229

	Black Entries (57)  p. 229

Map of Chatham County, N. C. (1870) by Capt. N.A. Ramsey
[Snyder, Black & Sturn, 92 William St., N.Y.]……… Inside Back Cover

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