Zilpha Jane (Jennie) Moore

6 September 1848–22 February 1934 (Age 85)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Zilpha Jane (Jennie)

When Zilpha Jane (Jennie) Moore was born on 6 September 1848, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Babel Moore, was 52 and her mother, Nancy Wakefield, was 40. She married James de Lafayette Carpenter about 1868, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and White Oak Township, Polk, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 22 February 1934, in Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marion, South Carolina, United States.

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James de Lafayette Carpenter
Zilpha Jane (Jennie) Moore
Marriage: about 1868
Caroline W. Carpenter
Lawson Carpenter
Kinchen Pinkney Carpenter
James Delafayette Carpenter Jr.
Marvin Carpenter

Spouse and Children

about 1868
North Carolina, United States


    Caroline W. Carpenter


    Lawson Carpenter


    Kinchen Pinkney Carpenter


    James Delafayette Carpenter Jr.


    Marvin Carpenter


Parents and Siblings



    William L. Moore


    James J. Moore




    Charles M. Moore


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 5

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 29

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Zelpha Moor in household of Bable Moor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Carpenter in household of J D Carpenter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zilphia J Carpenter in household of James Carpenter, "United States Census, 1900"

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