Nancy Moore Sellers admitted to NSDAR
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 AM
Nancy Moore Sellers, daughter of Jimmy and Charlene Moore of Philadelphia, who applied on the line of Obadiah Moore, Pvt. NC by way of descent from his youngest son, Levi Moore, was admitted by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Dec. 8, National #912991, the first woman to be admitted on Levi's direct line.
Her kinswoman and friend, Susan Moore Teller, assisted in the research of this family history and its documentation.
Nancy will be installed by Susan, the Honorary Regent of the Asthon Sosi Chapter 8031, in a ceremony held in Peoria, Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Mrs. Sellers has a lineage deeply rooted in Leake and Neshoba Counties going back to her 4th great-grandfather, Levi Moore, who went from Alabama to early Mississippi in 1843 and settled in the Edinburg Community.
He was one of the founding members of the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church and had 21 children by two wives.
Many of his direct descendants have remained in central Mississippi. Levi's father, Obadiah Moore, was born in 1754 in Princess Anne County, VA, and moved with family to Pitt County, N.C. at about age nine, where he grew to manhood.
He served in the North Carolina Militia and fought in the Battle of Charleston under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln until the city fell to the British.
Five thousand men surrendered to the British, Obadiah Moore among them.
After he was paroled by the British, Obadiah returned to Pitt County, N.C. and again joined the North Carolina militia for about 10 days before being discharged at the close of the war.
He married Winney on that New Year's Eve.
Obadiah and his wife, Winney, had five known children: John, Dicey, Fannie, Jesse and Levi.
His patriot father, Obadiah, died on Sept. 20, 1839, in Autauga County, Ala. and is buried in the Moore Family Cemetery, an Alabama Historic Cemetery.
The Moore Cemetery was authorized a Historic Cemetery on Nov. 12, 2008, by Governor Bob Riley.
Descendants, including Nancy's parents Jimmy and Charlene Moore attended an event on Sept. 20, 2009, commemorating the 170th anniversary of the death of Obadiah Moore, placing a Historical Marker and Tombstone marking his service to the USA in the NC Militia on his grave.
Women who are or think they may be descendants of American Revolutionary Patriots who are interested in membership in the NS DAR are encouraged to contact either Nancy Moore Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org; Susan Moore Teller (email@example.com) or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution who will refer them to a local chapter at http://www.dar.org/natsociety/become_member_how.cfm.
Assistance with research is available.