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INTERVIEWER: Adolph Dial f c' C'
INTERVIEWEE: Henry Moore
DATE: August 3, 1969
D: August 3, 1969, Adolph Dial speaking. I am here at the home of
Henry Moore. Henry, you are the grandsonnof W.L. Moore, the founder
of Pembroke State College, is that correct?
M: That's right.
D: Now, I notice here you have a geneology chart. I want you to verify
this as I go through it. Your father was Charlie Moore, and Charlie
Moore was the son of William L. Moore, and William L, Moore married
Mary Kathryn Oxendine. Now W.L. Moore was the first Indian teacher
and his wife Mary Kathryn Oxendine, was the first Indian lady teacher.
Now going back in the geneology of the Moores, William L. Moore, his
parents were Jim Moore and Caroline Cuibo,and Caroline's parents
were _Cumbo. Is that correct?
M: That is right.
D: Now Mary Kathryn Oxendine was the daughter of Huey Oxendine and Eliza
Millikin Oxendine, and Eliza Millikan was the daughter of Franers, F...
R...A.....N...E......S., Franers Millikin, and Elizabeth Chavis Millikin,
is that correct?
D: Now, I also have igeAeology here of the Simpsons, your mother, who is
Marie Simpson, who married Charlie Moore, uh, Marie Simpson's father
was Everett Simpson, her mother was Morgan...
D: Margan Woodell Peacock Simpson. Now Everett Simpson's father was William
Simpson, and his mother was Mary Dial. And William Simpson's father
was Henry Simpson, and his mother was Nancy Carter Simpson. Is that
D: Now, Margan Woodell Peacock Simpson, her parents were Wallida Peacock,
Nancy Woodell Peacock, and let's see, we missed one thing here a minute
ago. Mary Dial she was the daughter of John Dial, and Edith Paul Dial.
Is that correct?
D: We omitted that. Let's see, now let me run through this again, and
correct this. Marie Simpson Moore, one of twenty-three children,
counting the marriage of her father's both wives here, her father
Everett Simpson, and his father William Simpson, his mother was
Mary Dial, and William Simpson's father was Henry Simpson, and
William Simpson's mother was Nancy Carter Simpson. And Mary Dial
the wife of William Simpson, her parents were John Dial, and Edith
Paul Dial. Also, going in the other direction here on the mother's
side. Marie Simpson Moore, her mother was Margan Woodell Peakcock,
and Margan Woodell, her parents were Wallida Peacock, and Nancy
Woodell Peacock. You would verify this.
D: Thank you Mr. Moore, Mr. Henry Moore, the grandson of the late
William L. Moore, the first, or the founder we might say, of
what is now Pembroke State University, and also the grandson of Mary
Kathryn Oxendine, the first Lumbee Indian teacher in the area. Mr.
Moore, we have a minute or two left on this tape. What do you think
of Henry Barry Lowry?
M: Well, I think he was a very great man, and that we should have a
status in Pembroke in honor of him.
D: You feel that he made a contribution to the Indian race? If so, why?
M: Well, I definitely feel that he made a contribution, and came about
his time when somebody had to stand up or maybe the Indian race would
have been totally wiped out.
D: In other words, you felt that the-Indians were getting the raw deal
in many ways at this time, and that someone needed to stand up and
M: That is right.
D: Well, this seemed to be the thinking of many people, Mr. Moore, and
I appreciate the visit in your home here today, and I am real glad to
get the genealogy here of W.L. Moore, and Mary Katherine Oxendine,
since they were the first Lumbee teachers in the area, Mary Katherine
Oxendine the first lady Lumbee teacher, and W.L. Moore, the founder
of Pembroke State University, and the first principal of the old
Iidian---what was known as Croatan Indian Normal School, what is
today Pembroke State University. And also, I appreciate the geneology
here of the Simpsons. And thank you very much. This is Adolph Dial,
Associate Professor of History, August 3, 1969, signing off.