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Subject: Hattie Elizabeth Thigpen dau. of William A. Thigpen & Hattie Elizabeth Moore, Edgecombe, NC
Author: timpatterson59
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thigpen, Moore

I am seeking the birth date of Hattie Elizabeth Thigpen dau. of William A. Thigpen & Hattie Elizabeth Moore of Edgecombe Co. NC. In the Thigpen book she is listed as having died at 16 years, 11 mos. 13 days and I have been told that she passed away after being bitten by a black widow spider while cleaning around grave stones in the family plot. Her older brother William Ashley Thigpen Jr. was born 21 Feb 1868 and her younger brother Clayton Moore Thigpen was born 17 September 1872 so her birth date is bracketed.

She is of special interest to our family as my wife Hattie Elizabeth, daughter of Hattie Elizabeth Thigpen, daughter of Hattie Elizabeth Thigpen daughter of Clayon Moore Thigpen is indirectly named for her. We have also recently inherited two very large format photographs of her including the one at the top of p. 180 in the Thigpen book and a second extremely large crayon portrait of her as a younger girl, which I would like to document as completely as possible. Thanks for any help.

Tim Patterson
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PS Does anyone know whether a genealogy book is available for the Moore family. I am told that this line runs deep in North Carolina but I have no documentation.