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Interview with Henry Moore, August 3, 1969

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Interview with Henry Moore, August 3, 1969
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Moore, Henry ( Interviewee )
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English

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Florida History ( local )
Lumbee Oral History Collection ( local )
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Lumbee County (Fla.)

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This text has been transcribed from an audio or video oral history. Digitization was funded by a gift from Caleb J. and Michele B. Grimes.

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Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Department of History, University of Florida
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This interview is part of the 'Lumbee County' collection of interviews held by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program of the Department of History at the University of Florida
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Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
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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?
M: Right.
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...
M: Margan.
D: Margan Woodell Peacock Simpson. Now Everett Simpson's father was William





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Simpson, and his mother was Mary Dial. And William Simpson's father
was Henry Simpson, and his mother was Nancy Carter Simpson. Is that
correct?
M: Right.
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?
M: Right.
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.
M: Yeah.
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





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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
be counted.
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.





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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
be counted.
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.





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Simpson, and his mother was Mary Dial. And William Simpson's father
was Henry Simpson, and his mother was Nancy Carter Simpson. Is that
correct?
M: Right.
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?
M: Right.
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.
M: Yeah.
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





/'Qc ,/3S 6
LUM 237A Z
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?
M: Right.
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...
M: Margan.
D: Margan Woodell Peacock Simpson. Now Everett Simpson's father was William





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LUM 237A INTERVIEWER: Adolph Dial INTERVIEWEE: Henry Moore DATE: August 3, 1969 1R /I NS c R I B ~I) fY/ctrc-L l5>/9~(b ?. H '1 cte "'D: August 3, 1969, Adolph Dial ~peaking. I am here at the. home of Henry Moore. Henry, you are the gran.dson,.of W.L. Moore, the founder of Pembroke State College, is that correct? M: That's right. D: Now, I notice here you have a genealogy chart. I want you to verify this as I go through it. Yotrfather 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 genealogy of the Moores, William L. Moore, his parents were Jim Moore and Caroline Cumbo ,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 R s., '.li'raners Millikin, and Elizabeth Chavis Millil.in, is that correct? M: Right. D: Now, I also have ;gen,eology 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 M: Margan. D: Margan Woodell Peacock. Simpson~ Now Everett Simpson~s father was William ------~----~------------------------------

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2 pwh Simpson, and his mother was Mary Dial. And William Simpson's father was Henry Simpson, and his mother was Nancy Carter Simpson. Is that correct? M: Right. D: Now, Margan Woodell Peacock Simpson, her parents were Wallida Peacock, Nancy Woodell Peacock, and let's see, we ru:i.s.sed one thing here a minute ago. Mary Dial , she was the daughter of John Dial, and Edith Paul Dial. Is that correct? M: Right. D: We omitted that. Let's see, now let me rt.m through. this again, and correct this. Marie Simpson Moore, one of twenty-three children, counting the marriage of her father's both wives Iiere, 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 motherts 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. M: Yeah. D: Thank you Mr. Moore, Mr. Henry Moore, the grandson of the late William L. Moore, the first, or the founder we migh.t say, of what is now Pembroke State University, and also the grandson of Mary Kathryn Oxendine, the first Lumbee Indian teacher in the area. Nr. 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 sfi.ould have a

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3 pwh statue 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 be counted. M: That is right. D: Well, this seemed to be the tninking of many people, Mr. Moore, and I appreciate the visi~ in your home here today, and I am real glad to get the geneology 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 Iridian---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.