The key to unlocking the details of the Moore family who enslaved Mrs. Fannie Moore and her family lies in Fannie's description of Mary Anderson and her mother Harriet. In 1866, Mary Anderson, daughter of Captain David Anderson and Harriet Brockman, married Thomas John Moore (known as Jim). Fannie remembered five of their children Andrew born c1867, Thomas born c1869, Annie Mary (Nan) born c1871, Harriet born c1877, and Henrietta Sue (Nettie Sue) born c1879.
Thomas John (Jim) Moore's father, Dr Andrew Barry Moore died c1848. Nancy Miller Montgomery his widow was recorded in 1850 living in Spartanburg County, South Carolina with her sons Andrew (1838-1862) and Thomas and daughter Ann. She was a wealthy woman, her Real Estate was valued at $30,000. She is recorded on page 13 of the Slave Schedule for Spartanburg County as the owner of 28 enslaved people. However, page 14 records her as the owner of another 55 human beings giving a total of 83 enslaved people. Unfortunately, the people she enslaved are recorded by age and not by family groups, as is the case with some Slave Schedule returns.
In 1860, Nancy Moore was again recorded in Spartanburg County, South Carolina (Southern Division) with her sons Andrew and Thomas. The fourth member of her household was the overseer, Thomas W Hill, born c1825 in South Carolina, that Mrs. Fannie Moore described. (His name is transcribed as Thomas W Hide in the familysearch record). The value of Nancy's Real Estate was recorded as $9,000 and her Personal Estate (incl. the monetary value of her enslaved people) $27,665. Her son Andrew had come into his inheritance and had Real Estate to the value of $12,000 and personal Estate of $29,000. In the 1860 Slave Schedule, Nancy Moore was recorded as the owner of 24 enslaved people. Her son Andrew (A C Moore) was recorded as the owner of 26 enslaved people.
In Dec. 1860 Nancy Miller Montgomery Moore married Samuel Nesbit Evins (1797-1868). She died in 1862 and is buried at Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Moore, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Jim (Thomas John) Moore died in 1919. He had been resident in Walnut Grove, Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1910. Jim Moore's grandfather Charles, 'the school teacher', left Ulster about 1750 and had settled in Walnut Grove by 1767. The Moore family were slaveholders in what became known as Spartanburg County for almost 200 years. Steven and Rachel Moore and their daughter Mrs. Fannie Moore were only three of the persons enslaved by the family and Steven and Rachel continued to work for Jim Moore up until their deaths.
(accessed 12 July 2021)
Fannie Moore 1937 northcarolinaslavenarratives.wordpress.com/north-carolina-slave-narratives-2/moore-fannie/
Thomas Moore & Mary Anderson 1870 US Federal Census
Dr Andrew Barry Moore (1771-1848) (www.findagrave.com/memorial/78000753/andrew-barry-moore)
Nancy Moore 1850 US Federal Census (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8Q2-B5L)
Nancy Moore 1850 US Slave Schedule (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HRW8-346Z)
Nancy Moore 1860 US Federal Census (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTX-MVY)
Nancy Moore 1860 Slave Schedule (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKTJ-1FN2)
Andrew Moore (A C Moore) 1860 Slave Schedule (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKTJ-1F6Z)
Nancy Miller Montgomery Moore Evins (www.findagrave.com/memorial/152095688/nancy-miller-evins)
Nazareth Presbyterian Church (fpcspartanburg.org/devotionals/nazareth)
Walnut Grove Plantation (www.spartanburghistory.org/sites/walnut-grove)