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Rufus M. McNair, Jr.[1, 2]

Male 1863 - 1908


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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  24 Sept 1863  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Nov 1908  Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I719  Main
    Last Modified  23 Jun 2012 

    Father  Rufus Tannahill McNair, Sr.,   b. 11 Jun 1823, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1910 
    Mother  Mariah Wimberly,   b. c. 1843, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1903 
    Married  1856 
    Family ID  F260  Group Sheet

    Family  Louisa Moore,   b. 16 Jan 1866, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1947, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Dec 1886  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    >1. Harriet M. McNair,   b. 29 Aug 1887, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1970, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth A. McNair,   b. 12 Mar 1890, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1971, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Annie McNair,   b. Feb 1893, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     4. Virginnia McNair,   b. May 1894, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    >5. Mary Florence McNair,   b. 9 Jun 1896, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1984, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John A. McNair,   b. Mar 1898, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     7. William "Willie" E. McNair,   b. 12 Mar 1900, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1953, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Eli McNair,   b. 11 Nov 1902, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     9. Isabella Odessa McNair,   b. 4 Feb 1904, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     10. Louisa McNair,   b. approx. 1906, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     11. Lewis Henry McNair,   b. 9 Jul 1907, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F263  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 Jr. (Head)
    1900 Census: Rufus McNair Jr. (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 21 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 95
    Sheet: 12A
    Location: Plymouth, Washington County, NC

    1) Rufus McNear - Head, age 36, b. Sept 1863, married 14 yrs, farmer, own farm free of mortgage.
    2) Leazer - Wife, age 34, b. Jan 1866, married 14 years, mother of 8 children, 7 still living
    3) Harriett - Daughter, age 12, b. Aug 1887
    4) Elizabeth - Daughter, age 10, b. Mar 1890
    5) Ann M. - Daughter, age 7, b. Feb. 1893
    6) Virginnia - Daughter, age 6, b. May 1894
    7) Mary F. - Daughter, age 4, b. ? 1896
    8) John A. - Son, age 2, b. Mar 1898
    9) William E. - Son, age 1 month, b. Apr 1900.

    Rufus McNair Jr.: Application for Letters of Administration
    Rufus McNair Jr.: Application for Letters of Administration
    Probate document. Names heirs as wife Louisa and children Harriet, Eliza, An Maria, Mary F., John S., William E., Eli, Isabella, Louisa, Lewis H. McNair.

  • Notes  Born:
    • Transcription list of cemetery has birth year of 1865, but 1900 census has birth year of 1863.

    Buried:
    • Inscription says - "To all that pass by, here is where I lie; in the arms of sleep, till my change comes, when the Master calls, I will answer and come forth like gold tried on a fire."

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

    2. [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.

    3. [S9] Rufus McNair Cemetery , (Washington County Genealogical Society) (Reliability: 2).

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

    5. [S14] Washington County, NC Marriages Online. USGenWeb: Washington County, NC. http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM.