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Rufus Tannahill McNair, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1823 - 1910


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  11 Jun 1823  Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Jun 1910  [4
    Buried  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I715  Main
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2008 

    Father  unknown 
    Family ID  F926  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Fannie 
    Children 
     1. Austin McNair,   b. approx. 1852, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F762  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Millie  [5
    Children 
     1. Sterling McNair,   b. 10 Dec 1852, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F410  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mariah Wimberly,   b. c. 1843, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1903 
    Married  1856  [6
    Notes 
    • According to 1900 census - Mariah had 22 children.
    Children 
    >1. Christopher D. McNair, Sr.,   b. 8 May 1858, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1919
     2. David McNair,   b. 01 Feb 1860
     3. Byron W. McNair,   b. 18 Jul 1861, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     4. Blount McNair,   b. 08 Mar 1863
    >5. Rufus M. McNair, Jr.,   b. 24 Sept 1863, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1908, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Andrew D. McNair,   b. 05 May 1866, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1930, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Shadric H. McNair,   b. 03 March 1868, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 March 1923, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. William Henry McNair,   b. 23 May 1870, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1929, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Louisa McNair,   b. 25 Jan 1872, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    >10. Joseph Haywood McNair,   b. 09 Feb 1874, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1932, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. A.O. McNair
    >12. Susan "Susie" McNair,   b. 10 Jul 1878, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    >13. Sophia McNair,   b. 19 Nov 1880, Edgecombe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     14. Sarah McNair,   b. 30 Mar 1884
    >15. Solomon Demosthenes McNair,   b. 7 Aug 1887, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1959, Martin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F260  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1870 Census: Rufus McNair (Head)
    1870 Census: Rufus McNair (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 8 Jun 1870
    Page: 46
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, NC

    Family #284
    1) Rufus - Head, age 46
    2) Maria - age 26
    3) Austin - age 18
    4) Sterling - age 17
    5) Christopher - age 12
    6) Barnes (?) - age 8
    7) Rufus - age 6
    8) Drew - age 4
    9) Shadrick - age 2
    10) William - age 1 month

    Note: The family lives next door to a white Robert Wimberly with personal property and real estate worth $13,000. I suspect this he is of the family that owned Maria.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1900 Census: Rufus McNair (Head)
    1900 Census: Rufus McNair (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 18 Jan 1900
    Enumeration District: 95
    Sheet: 10B
    Location: Plymouth, Washington County, NC

    1) Rufus McNear - Head, age 74, b. Oct 1825, married 23 yrs, farmer.
    2) Mariah - Wife, age 60, b. May 1849, married 23 yrs, mother of 22 children, 12 living.
    3) Sophia - Daughter, age 19, b. April 1881
    4) Solimon - Son, age 12, b. Aug 1887

    Owned farm, free of mortgage.
    All can read & write except Mariah.
    1910 Census - Plymouth (Washington County), NC
    1910 Census - Plymouth (Washington County), NC
    Rufus - Head - age 86 - widowed - farmer - owned and paid mortgage on farm.
    Solomon - son - age 22
    Frances - wife to Solomon - age 20
    Leroy - son to Solomon & Frances - age 8 months
    Sophia - daughter - age 26

    Headstones
    Headstone: Rufus Tannahill McNair & Mariah (Wimberly) McNair
    Headstone: Rufus Tannahill McNair & Mariah (Wimberly) McNair
    Harldy legible photo.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] 1880 NC Census: Edgecombe County (Tarboro).

    2. [S28] 1900 NC Census: Washington County (Plymouth-District 95).

    3. [S185] 1870 US Census.
      1870 United State Census, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1136; Page: 215; Image: 431, Family 333, Dwelling 284; June 8, 1870. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870.

    4. [S9] Rufus McNair Cemetery , (Washington County Genealogical Society) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S129] Solomon McNair Bible Record.
      States that Sterling's mother was Millie.

    6. [S1] Somebody Knows My Name, Barnetta McGhee White, (Iberian Publishing) (Reliability: 3).
      Mariah Wimberly marries Rufus Tannahill in 1856 (I think I recall seeing Rufus T. McNair for him somewhere).