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Christopher D. McNair, Sr.[1]

Male 1858 - 1919


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  8 May 1858  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 November 1919  [2
    Buried  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I721  Main
    Last Modified  28 May 2014 

    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  Cora Walker,   b. Dec 1859, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1940 
    Married  11 Oct 1881  Lees Mills, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There are 5 other kids living at time of 1910 census.
    Children 
     1. Frances A. McNair,   b. Feb 1883, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    >2. William Christopher McNair, Jr.,   b. 15 Oct 1886, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1916, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. John Thomas "Tom" McNair,   b. 2 August 1888, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 November 1954, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. George Washington McNair,   b. 4 Aug 1890, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1986, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Florence R. McNair,   b. Apr 1892, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    >6. Mary J. McNair,   b. 12 May 1895, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 February 1938, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Reulinda (?) McNair,   b. Mar 1896, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     8. Allistar McNair,   b. 17 Feb 1900, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     9. Katie D. McNair,   b. approx. 1901, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     10. Susan H. McNair,   b. approx. 1902, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    Last Modified  27 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F264  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    Washington County Marriage License
    Washington County Marriage License
    Transcribed by hand by the Washington County Genealogical Society. Available online at
    http://patriot.net/~cpbarnes/WASHLIC.HTM
    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.
    1880 Census Record - Thomas & Adeline Tharp
    1880 Census Record - Thomas & Adeline Tharp
    Enumeration Date: 11 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 136
    Page: 18
    Location: Lees Mills, Washington County, North Carolina

    Tharp, Tom - age 20
    Adaline - wife - age 20
    McNair, Christopher - Brother- age 21

    Link to full image.
    1900 Census: Christopher McNair (Head)
    1900 Census: Christopher McNair (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 16 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 95
    Sheet: 9A
    Location: Plymouth, Washington County, NC

    1) Christopher McNair - Head, age 43, b. May 1857, married 19 yrs.
    2) Caura - Wife, age 40, b. Dec 1859, mother of 12, 8 still living, married 19 yrs.
    3) Frances A. - Daughter, age 17, b. Feb 1883
    4) William C. - Son, age 13, b. Oct 1896
    5) John T. - Son, age 11, b. Aug 1888
    6) George W. - Son, age 9, b. Aug 1890
    7) Florence R.(?) - Daughter, age 8, b. Apr 1892
    8) Mary J. - Daughter, age 6, b. May 1894
    9) Ruelinda (sp?) - Daughter, age 4, b. May 1896
    10) Alustus - Son, age 4months, b. Feb 1900

    Christopher, Cora, Frances and William can all read and write. Rented Farm.
    1910 Census: Christopher McNair Sr. (Head)
    1910 Census: Christopher McNair Sr. (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 20 Apr 1910
    Enumeation District: unreadable
    Sheet: 1B
    Location: Plymouth, Washington County, NC

    1) Christopher D. - Head, age 52, farmer, married 29 yrs
    2) Cora - Wife, age 50, 15 children, 10 still living, married 29 yrs
    3) John T. - Son, age 21, factory worker
    4) George W. - Son,age 20
    5) Mary J. - Daughter,age 16?
    6) L?? - Daughter, age ?
    7) Alustus - Son, age 11
    8) Katie D. - Daughter,age 9
    9) Susan H. - Daughter, age 8

    Owned farm free of mortgage.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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