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Henry Cannon SMITH 1 was born 2 on 15 Jan 1826 in Pitt Co, NC. He died 3 in 1898 in Bughill Twp, Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in Graveyard Cove, Reaves Ferry, Brunswick Co., NC. He married Dorcas Ann GORE.

Other marriages:
FORMYDUVAL, Mary Columbia

1850 Lockwoods Folly Twp., Brunswick Co, NC census p174a Age241870 Columbus Co., census Lee's township # 79from the Gore family site and myfamily.comRe: Formyduval Book Kaye Sloan : Friday, January 28, 2000Interesting to know about the Formyduval family: Henry CannonSmith andDorcas Ann Gore (my a ncestors) hired a girl from aneighboring farm toteach their children. She was Mary ColumbiaFormyduval, daughter of ProssFormyduval (Jerome Prosper). HenryCannon and Columbia became close, heand Dorcas divorced (leavingDorcas emotionally destroyed for some time),and he marriedColumbia who had children with her. It is a veryinterestingstory and twist of fate. All is in the book "The Life andLegendof Henry Cannon Smith".---------- Original Message ----------On (1/12/00 3:15:44 AM), Peggy Callihan said:It is a book like the Gore book listing the family tree from Dr.JeromeProsper Formyduval from the time he came over through bothhis marriages.He first married "The Princess" then PenelopeBaldwin. There arepictures, stories and descendents through thetime it was published . TheGores married into the family severaltimes. My grandmother'saunt,Alice(Kooch) Gore married William LFormyduval.!See Recollections and Records of Brunswick Co. NC p. 288located at NCStateArchivesHenry Cannon Smith )1826-1893), a prominent figure in Bug Hilland Leestownships' history, was a native of Pitt County. He was the sonof Cannon(1785-1850) and Barbara Pollard Smith. Cannon Smith was the sonofHenry (1755-1845), a Revolutionary War veteran who served atValleyForge, and Sally Adams Smith. Henry Smith was the only child ofHenry and Pennie Weeks Smith. (These Smiths came to BathCountyabout1702.) Sally Adams was a daughter of Willoughby andElizabethWeeks Adams. Barbara Pollard, the mother of Henry Cannon Smith,was thedaughter of Jacob (1762-1833) and Rhoda Pollard. Jacob servedas aprivate inthe Revolutionary War. In late 1850 or early 1851, Henry CannonSmithmarriedDorcas Ann Gore (1830-1914), a native of Columbus County.Dorcas AnnGore wasthe daughter of Joseph and Nancy Ann Best Gore. Henry Cannonand DorcasAnnSmith had 10 children: Victoria (m. Derias Stanaland), Mary Ann(m.DuplinYancey FormyDuval), John Oliver (m. Jerusha Davis), Major Bryant(m. SusanBenrette and Rachel Ann Millican), Leneora (m. Jesse JamesLong), DavidF. (m.Sarah Ellen FormyDuval), Sarah E. (m. Douglad F. Ward), CarrieAnn (m.JosephJames Gore), Elizabeth (m. Noah Patrick Long), and Amanda (m.Tyson HoodandJohn Daughteridge). The second wife of Henry Cannon Smith wasMaryColumbiaFormyDuval, the daughter of Jerome Prosper and Shirley AnnGoreFormyDuval.Mary Columbia was born in Columbus Co. on September 26, 1846,near OldDock.She died in Buna, Texas, on March 23, 1923. Henry Cannon andMaryColumbiaSmith had seven children: John Dawson (m. Annie Wright), HenryClay (m.MaryLeigh and Tempie Reeves), Ashley Ann (m. Elmore E. Ward),Hannabal Hamlin(m.Rhoda Perry), Maude Muller (m. John James Gore), Shreley Cameola(m.EugeneOtto Wright), and Mary Columbia. Henry Cannon Smith came to theWaccamawRiverarea around 1845. He owned land in both Brunswick and Columbuscounties. At one time his property extended from Reaves FerrytoCattail Bay. He also owned a shop which manufactured chippingboxes andbarrels for turpentine. Soon he became the major merchant andfarmer inthearea. Smith raised corn, hogs, and cattle. His workers werepaid withmeatfrom his huge smokehouse. When the time came to market thecattle, theherdswere driven to Wilmington. Smith shipped supplies from ReavesFerry onraftswhich floated to Conway and Georgetown. He sent wagon trainsacross theferryto Wilmington to carry resin, turpentine, and other supplies.Smith wassaidto have had so many slaves he could not remember their names.His largeoldhome, now used to store hay, still stands between Nakina and OldDock. Inaletter, Nula Jordan Tingleff, a great-granddaughter, describedSmith as a"strong-minded, hard-deaded women chaser." Further informationon Smith'slifeand character is contained in court records. The grave of HenryCannonSmithis located at Graveyard Cove, on the bank on the Waccamaw Riverat ReavesFerry. It is reported that Smith had his coffin constructed ofjuniperandstored in his barn prior to his death. He requested burial ontheriverbankso he could float up and down the river and eat blue bream.(InterviewSheltonGore, Bug Hill, March 1976, and letter Nula Jordan Tingleff toRichardWright,March 27, 1976.)!AFN:4B2K-3V!from "Let's Meet the Gore's" p. 62 Henry Cannon Smith came toSouthCarolina,near Little River, adn began working in turpentine. Some of theoldtimers saythat he ate from an old oyster shell and slept in a small campwhen hefirstcame down. But his interest and ability soon got him to the topof theindustry. He was a wealthy man in later years, owning manyslaves, largeacreages of land, a general merchandise store, a large two storyhomewith allthe finished trim work. I am told that he carried his money ingreatquantities to Wilmington to by for the store. His methods wereverystrict andhe demanded obedience from all his slaves.

Dorcas Ann GORE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 11 Mar 1830 in Columbus Co, NC. She died 3 on 11 Oct 1914 in Columbus Co, NC. She was buried in Joshua Gore Cemetery, Columbus Co, NC. She married Henry Cannon SMITH.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p244a Age 18


Henry Cannon SMITH 1 was born 2 on 15 Jan 1826 in Pitt Co, NC. He died 3 in 1898 in Bughill Twp, Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in Graveyard Cove, Reaves Ferry, Brunswick Co., NC. He married 4 Mary Columbia FORMYDUVAL on 29 Jun 1874 in Columbus Co, NC.

Other marriages:
GORE, Dorcas Ann

1850 Lockwoods Folly Twp., Brunswick Co, NC census p174a Age241870 Columbus Co., census Lee's township # 79from the Gore family site and myfamily.comRe: Formyduval Book Kaye Sloan : Friday, January 28, 2000Interesting to know about the Formyduval family: Henry CannonSmith andDorcas Ann Gore (my a ncestors) hired a girl from aneighboring farm toteach their children. She was Mary ColumbiaFormyduval, daughter of ProssFormyduval (Jerome Prosper). HenryCannon and Columbia became close, heand Dorcas divorced (leavingDorcas emotionally destroyed for some time),and he marriedColumbia who had children with her. It is a veryinterestingstory and twist of fate. All is in the book "The Life andLegendof Henry Cannon Smith".---------- Original Message ----------On (1/12/00 3:15:44 AM), Peggy Callihan said:It is a book like the Gore book listing the family tree from Dr.JeromeProsper Formyduval from the time he came over through bothhis marriages.He first married "The Princess" then PenelopeBaldwin. There arepictures, stories and descendents through thetime it was published . TheGores married into the family severaltimes. My grandmother'saunt,Alice(Kooch) Gore married William LFormyduval.!See Recollections and Records of Brunswick Co. NC p. 288located at NCStateArchivesHenry Cannon Smith )1826-1893), a prominent figure in Bug Hilland Leestownships' history, was a native of Pitt County. He was the sonof Cannon(1785-1850) and Barbara Pollard Smith. Cannon Smith was the sonofHenry (1755-1845), a Revolutionary War veteran who served atValleyForge, and Sally Adams Smith. Henry Smith was the only child ofHenry and Pennie Weeks Smith. (These Smiths came to BathCountyabout1702.) Sally Adams was a daughter of Willoughby andElizabethWeeks Adams. Barbara Pollard, the mother of Henry Cannon Smith,was thedaughter of Jacob (1762-1833) and Rhoda Pollard. Jacob servedas aprivate inthe Revolutionary War. In late 1850 or early 1851, Henry CannonSmithmarriedDorcas Ann Gore (1830-1914), a native of Columbus County.Dorcas AnnGore wasthe daughter of Joseph and Nancy Ann Best Gore. Henry Cannonand DorcasAnnSmith had 10 children: Victoria (m. Derias Stanaland), Mary Ann(m.DuplinYancey FormyDuval), John Oliver (m. Jerusha Davis), Major Bryant(m. SusanBenrette and Rachel Ann Millican), Leneora (m. Jesse JamesLong), DavidF. (m.Sarah Ellen FormyDuval), Sarah E. (m. Douglad F. Ward), CarrieAnn (m.JosephJames Gore), Elizabeth (m. Noah Patrick Long), and Amanda (m.Tyson HoodandJohn Daughteridge). The second wife of Henry Cannon Smith wasMaryColumbiaFormyDuval, the daughter of Jerome Prosper and Shirley AnnGoreFormyDuval.Mary Columbia was born in Columbus Co. on September 26, 1846,near OldDock.She died in Buna, Texas, on March 23, 1923. Henry Cannon andMaryColumbiaSmith had seven children: John Dawson (m. Annie Wright), HenryClay (m.MaryLeigh and Tempie Reeves), Ashley Ann (m. Elmore E. Ward),Hannabal Hamlin(m.Rhoda Perry), Maude Muller (m. John James Gore), Shreley Cameola(m.EugeneOtto Wright), and Mary Columbia. Henry Cannon Smith came to theWaccamawRiverarea around 1845. He owned land in both Brunswick and Columbuscounties. At one time his property extended from Reaves FerrytoCattail Bay. He also owned a shop which manufactured chippingboxes andbarrels for turpentine. Soon he became the major merchant andfarmer inthearea. Smith raised corn, hogs, and cattle. His workers werepaid withmeatfrom his huge smokehouse. When the time came to market thecattle, theherdswere driven to Wilmington. Smith shipped supplies from ReavesFerry onraftswhich floated to Conway and Georgetown. He sent wagon trainsacross theferryto Wilmington to carry resin, turpentine, and other supplies.Smith wassaidto have had so many slaves he could not remember their names.His largeoldhome, now used to store hay, still stands between Nakina and OldDock. Inaletter, Nula Jordan Tingleff, a great-granddaughter, describedSmith as a"strong-minded, hard-deaded women chaser." Further informationon Smith'slifeand character is contained in court records. The grave of HenryCannonSmithis located at Graveyard Cove, on the bank on the Waccamaw Riverat ReavesFerry. It is reported that Smith had his coffin constructed ofjuniperandstored in his barn prior to his death. He requested burial ontheriverbankso he could float up and down the river and eat blue bream.(InterviewSheltonGore, Bug Hill, March 1976, and letter Nula Jordan Tingleff toRichardWright,March 27, 1976.)!AFN:4B2K-3V!from "Let's Meet the Gore's" p. 62 Henry Cannon Smith came toSouthCarolina,near Little River, adn began working in turpentine. Some of theoldtimers saythat he ate from an old oyster shell and slept in a small campwhen hefirstcame down. But his interest and ability soon got him to the topof theindustry. He was a wealthy man in later years, owning manyslaves, largeacreages of land, a general merchandise store, a large two storyhomewith allthe finished trim work. I am told that he carried his money ingreatquantities to Wilmington to by for the store. His methods wereverystrict andhe demanded obedience from all his slaves.

Mary Columbia FORMYDUVAL [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 26 Sep 1846 in Old Dock, Columbus Co, NC. She died 3 on 23 Mar 1923 in Buna, Jasper, TX. She married 4 Henry Cannon SMITH on 29 Jun 1874 in Columbus Co, NC.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p263a Age 31860 Whiteville Twp., Columbus County, North Carolina censusp990 Age131870 Lee's Twp., Columbus County, North Carolina census p212bAge 22

They had the following children:

  M i Henry Clay SMITH

Henry Clay SMITH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Mar 1875 in Columbus Co, NC. He died 3 on 1 Dec 1949 in Columbus Co, NC. He married Mary L. LAY.

1920 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 29 p048a Age441930 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 24-4 p208b Age55

Mary L. LAY [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 5 Jan 1876 in Columbus Co, NC. She died 3 on 14 May 1908 in Columbus Co, NC. She married Henry Clay SMITH.

They had the following children:

  F i Venice B. SMITH 1 was born 2 on 2 Nov 1907 in Columbus Co, NC. She died 3 on 2 Aug 1908 in Columbus Co, NC. She was buried 4 in Columbus Co, NC.

[1287092.ftw]Lay's Lake, Gore Cemetery #13 Venice B, daughter of HC and MLSmith,11/2/1907-8/2/1908

William Joseph LAY [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 24 Oct 1844 in Columbus Co, NC. He died 3 on 10 Dec 1928 in Columbus Co, NC. He was buried 4 in Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. He married 5 Selena Victoria GORE on 14 Dec 1865.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 51860 Columbus County, North Carolina census p1003 Age 161870 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census p184b Age 241880 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 50 p001 Age351900 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 31 p001a Agecan't read1910 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 28 p008a Age651920 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 29 p046b Age75

Selena Victoria GORE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 6 May 1846 in Brunswick Co, NC. She died 3 on 24 Jan 1930 in Columbus Co, NC. She was buried 4 in Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. She married 5 William Joseph LAY on 14 Dec 1865.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p247 Age 41860 Whiteville PO., Columbus County, North Carolina census p973Age 141870 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census p184b Age 221880 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 50 p001 Age 331900 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 31 p001b Age541910 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 28 p008a Age631920 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census ED 29 p046b Age73

They had the following children:

  F i Mary L. LAY

Ellis LAY 1 was born in 1807 in Brunswick Co, NC. He died in 1852 in Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in 1852 in Pireway, Brunswick Co, NC. He married Mary Ann HICKMAN.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 43RECORD:1. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."BIRTH:2. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."DEATH:3. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."BURIAL:4. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."

Mary Ann HICKMAN [Parents] 1 was born on 27 Jul 1818 in Brunswick Co, NC. She died on 10 May 1897 in Columbus Co, NC. She was buried in May 1897 in Pireway, Brunswick Co, NC. She married Ellis LAY.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 311860 Columbus County, North Carolina census p1003 Age 40RECORD:1. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."BIRTH:2. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."DEATH:3. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."BURIAL:4. Descendants of Joshua Gore, .NS029753Source Media Type: Other."Date of Import: Aug 31, 2000."

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ellen LAY
  M ii William Joseph LAY

Col. John D. GORE Sr 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 on 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus Co, NC. He died 6 on 2 Mar 1871 in Pireway, Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in Gore Cemetery, Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. He married Elizabeth Victoria STEVENS on 23 Apr 1843 in Columbus, NC. He had other parents.

Other marriages:
REAVES, Rhoda Caroline
GORE, Susannah

JOHN GORE, SR.1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 711860 Whiteville PO., Columbus County, North Carolina census p973Age 811870 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census p184b Age 91Provided by: Craig SmithDuring this marriage, Colonel Gore served in the House ofRepresentativesfrom Columbus County, North Carolina.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaResearch of Janet Woodard: Joshua Gore migrated to DuplinCounty, NC around 1735, it is thought from Virginia. Many of hisdescendants stayed in North and South Carolina, others went toFlorida and and other points west.Source: Alden B. DavisThe Gores of Bug Hill are descendants of Joshua Gore, who livedin Duplin and Sampson counties. William Duplin Gore, son of JohnR. Gore (b. 1747) moved to the Seven Creeks area of Bug HillTownship. William Gore, Sr., another son of John R. Gore, was aleading figure of the settlement of Little River, SouthCarolina. [See Note 1]William Gore, Sr., was a member of the militia during theRevolutionary War. He owned a large amount of land near LittleRiver and along the Waccamaw, in the Pireway-Seven Creeks area.William married Mary Simmons, daughter of Isaac Simmons. Theirdaughter, Rebeccah (b. 1775) married Thomas Frink.Col. John Gore was the second child of William and Mary Gore. Hewas a large landowner and a local merchant. In his time, Pirewayhad stores, barrooms, turpentine stills, and coopers shops.Colonel Gore represented Columbus County in the statelegislature in 1815. Later he was a justice of the peace and aroad commissioner. Gore married three times and fatheredtwenty-five children. Among his children were John Homer"Squire" Gore (1816-1893), Solon L. Gore (1839-1920), and SelenaVictoria Gore (1846-1930).William Gore, Jr., (1783-1853) was Col. John Gore's brother. Hewas widely known as "Brandy Bill" because he operated agovernment still. William married Dorcas Ann Conner. Theirchildren were Sarah (m. John Meares), Mary (m. Henry J. Long),Dorcas Ann (m. David Register), Helen Victoria (m. WilliamJackson Stanley), Elizabeth (m. James High), James MarionMunroe, Frances (m. Dougal F. Reaves), and Pinkney.Another branch of the Gore family descended from Jonathan Gore(b. ca. 1735). Jonathan served in the Revolutionary War andsettled in the Horsepen area. His son Joseph (b. 1770) marriedSarah Simmons.Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections andRecordsThe Gore family originally came from Onslow County, NorthCarolina. Three brothers - William, James and Jonathan (of Irishdescent) - came to this section just before the AmericanRevolution. Jonathan settled at Gore's Lake on the WaccamawRiver, about two miles Northeast of Reaves Ferry, ColumbusCounty, North Carolina.James located on the Waccamaw River about one mile south ofPireway Ferry.William Gore, who was born in 1752 (and died in 1820), marriedMary Simmons of Brunswick County and settled at Little River,South Carolina. Mary Simmon's birth date was Oct. 8, 1757. BothWilliam and Mary Gore are buried in Wards Cemetery, LittleRiver, S. C.Source: The Holly-Graham Families and their Descendants from theSeventeenth CenturyNote 1: According to their birth dates, William Gore, Sr. couldnot have been John R. Gore's son.To say this line has errors and is need of some work would be anunderstatement!----- Original Message -----From: James L. GoreTo: GORE-L@rootsweb.comSent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:02 PMSubject: [GORE] JOSHUA GORE (1710- ) OF NORTH CAROLINATO: Joani Heflin [jehceltic@yahoo.com]CC: GORE-L@rootsweb.comDear Joani,Reference is made to your recent posting. The primary source forthe early generations of this family is a book entitled, LET'SMEET THE GORES, published in 1962 by B. Otis Prince. Thefollowing is quoted from pages 9 and 10 of his book:"Among the early settlers of the Gore family who settled firstin the upper Duplin County North Carolina area was Joshua Gore,who is reported by the Florida Gore Family to have come to thisarea from Virginia. However, it is a probability that this groupof Gores came in the migration from Massachusetts, Connecticutor Pennsylvania. During the early 1734s the Frinks,Hewetts, Willets, Swains, Holdens and other Brunswick and Horryfamilies made the trip from this northern area. I regret thatdue to the limited budget that financed this work that I wasunable tocomplete this much needed work . . . . . From the files of Mrs.Edith Holley Henderson, Joshua Gore is reputed to have come fromVirginia. As far as I know there has been no definite proof ofthe actual location of the foreparents of these early Gores.Many of the new emigrants to Brunswick County, North Carolinacame from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut andMassachusetts. The names of these early families are linked veryclosely with the Gores, leaving me to believe that the Gores mayhave been among the earlier settlers of this county, andemmigrants of Pennsylvania, Connecticut or New Jersey."Based on the above, Mr. Prince was of the opinion that JoshuaGore probably came from one of the northeastern states and notfrom Virginia. My personal area of expertise is in the colonyand state of Virginia and I have never seen any reference tothis Joshua or to any Gore family from which he could havedescended.According to Mr. Prince's book, Joshua Gore had four sons asfollows: Jonathan Gore (1735/1740- ), John R. Gore (1747- ),William Gore (27 Mar 1753-30 Oct 1828), and James Gore ( - ).I note that you have 1 January 1760 as a date of birth forJames. Where did you find James' date of birth? Assuming thatJonathan was born as late as 1740 and assuming that the 1760date for James is correct, there were four sons born to Joshuain a 20 year span which suggests that he must havehad additional children. Since Mr. Prince was unable to identifyany of these extra children, it shows that more research needsto be done on the earlier generations of this family. To thebest of my knowledge, no one has ever identified the date ofdeath for Joshua Gore, the names of his parents, or the name ofhis spouse.Regards, JimJames L. Gore, 4277 Dasher Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636Research editor for THE GORE FAMILY NEWSLETTER

JOHN GORE, SR.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolina

Elizabeth Victoria STEVENS 1 was born on 6 Jul 1818 in Columbus Co, NC. She died on 5 Oct 1867 in Columbus Co, NC. She married Col. John D. GORE Sr on 23 Apr 1843 in Columbus, NC.

1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p247 Age 321860 Whiteville PO., Columbus County, North Carolina census p973Age 42

They had the following children:

  F i Selena Victoria GORE

Solomon REAVES 1 was born about 1754 in VA. He died on 1 Feb 1835 in Reaves Ferry, Columbus Co, NC. He married 2 Sarah FLOYD in 1777.

Sarah FLOYD 1 was born 2 about 1757 in Huggins Bridge, Mullins Co., SC. She died 3 in 1832. She married 4 Solomon REAVES in 1777.

They had the following children:

  F i Rhoda Caroline REAVES
  F ii Anna REAVES

Col. John D. GORE Sr 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 on 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus Co, NC. He died 6 on 2 Mar 1871 in Pireway, Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in Gore Cemetery, Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. He married Rhoda Caroline REAVES on 23 Sep 1800. He had other parents.

Other marriages:
GORE, Susannah
STEVENS, Elizabeth Victoria

JOHN GORE, SR.1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 711860 Whiteville PO., Columbus County, North Carolina census p973Age 811870 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census p184b Age 91Provided by: Craig SmithDuring this marriage, Colonel Gore served in the House ofRepresentativesfrom Columbus County, North Carolina.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaResearch of Janet Woodard: Joshua Gore migrated to DuplinCounty, NC around 1735, it is thought from Virginia. Many of hisdescendants stayed in North and South Carolina, others went toFlorida and and other points west.Source: Alden B. DavisThe Gores of Bug Hill are descendants of Joshua Gore, who livedin Duplin and Sampson counties. William Duplin Gore, son of JohnR. Gore (b. 1747) moved to the Seven Creeks area of Bug HillTownship. William Gore, Sr., another son of John R. Gore, was aleading figure of the settlement of Little River, SouthCarolina. [See Note 1]William Gore, Sr., was a member of the militia during theRevolutionary War. He owned a large amount of land near LittleRiver and along the Waccamaw, in the Pireway-Seven Creeks area.William married Mary Simmons, daughter of Isaac Simmons. Theirdaughter, Rebeccah (b. 1775) married Thomas Frink.Col. John Gore was the second child of William and Mary Gore. Hewas a large landowner and a local merchant. In his time, Pirewayhad stores, barrooms, turpentine stills, and coopers shops.Colonel Gore represented Columbus County in the statelegislature in 1815. Later he was a justice of the peace and aroad commissioner. Gore married three times and fatheredtwenty-five children. Among his children were John Homer"Squire" Gore (1816-1893), Solon L. Gore (1839-1920), and SelenaVictoria Gore (1846-1930).William Gore, Jr., (1783-1853) was Col. John Gore's brother. Hewas widely known as "Brandy Bill" because he operated agovernment still. William married Dorcas Ann Conner. Theirchildren were Sarah (m. John Meares), Mary (m. Henry J. Long),Dorcas Ann (m. David Register), Helen Victoria (m. WilliamJackson Stanley), Elizabeth (m. James High), James MarionMunroe, Frances (m. Dougal F. Reaves), and Pinkney.Another branch of the Gore family descended from Jonathan Gore(b. ca. 1735). Jonathan served in the Revolutionary War andsettled in the Horsepen area. His son Joseph (b. 1770) marriedSarah Simmons.Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections andRecordsThe Gore family originally came from Onslow County, NorthCarolina. Three brothers - William, James and Jonathan (of Irishdescent) - came to this section just before the AmericanRevolution. Jonathan settled at Gore's Lake on the WaccamawRiver, about two miles Northeast of Reaves Ferry, ColumbusCounty, North Carolina.James located on the Waccamaw River about one mile south ofPireway Ferry.William Gore, who was born in 1752 (and died in 1820), marriedMary Simmons of Brunswick County and settled at Little River,South Carolina. Mary Simmon's birth date was Oct. 8, 1757. BothWilliam and Mary Gore are buried in Wards Cemetery, LittleRiver, S. C.Source: The Holly-Graham Families and their Descendants from theSeventeenth CenturyNote 1: According to their birth dates, William Gore, Sr. couldnot have been John R. Gore's son.To say this line has errors and is need of some work would be anunderstatement!----- Original Message -----From: James L. GoreTo: GORE-L@rootsweb.comSent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:02 PMSubject: [GORE] JOSHUA GORE (1710- ) OF NORTH CAROLINATO: Joani Heflin [jehceltic@yahoo.com]CC: GORE-L@rootsweb.comDear Joani,Reference is made to your recent posting. The primary source forthe early generations of this family is a book entitled, LET'SMEET THE GORES, published in 1962 by B. Otis Prince. Thefollowing is quoted from pages 9 and 10 of his book:"Among the early settlers of the Gore family who settled firstin the upper Duplin County North Carolina area was Joshua Gore,who is reported by the Florida Gore Family to have come to thisarea from Virginia. However, it is a probability that this groupof Gores came in the migration from Massachusetts, Connecticutor Pennsylvania. During the early 1734s the Frinks,Hewetts, Willets, Swains, Holdens and other Brunswick and Horryfamilies made the trip from this northern area. I regret thatdue to the limited budget that financed this work that I wasunable tocomplete this much needed work . . . . . From the files of Mrs.Edith Holley Henderson, Joshua Gore is reputed to have come fromVirginia. As far as I know there has been no definite proof ofthe actual location of the foreparents of these early Gores.Many of the new emigrants to Brunswick County, North Carolinacame from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut andMassachusetts. The names of these early families are linked veryclosely with the Gores, leaving me to believe that the Gores mayhave been among the earlier settlers of this county, andemmigrants of Pennsylvania, Connecticut or New Jersey."Based on the above, Mr. Prince was of the opinion that JoshuaGore probably came from one of the northeastern states and notfrom Virginia. My personal area of expertise is in the colonyand state of Virginia and I have never seen any reference tothis Joshua or to any Gore family from which he could havedescended.According to Mr. Prince's book, Joshua Gore had four sons asfollows: Jonathan Gore (1735/1740- ), John R. Gore (1747- ),William Gore (27 Mar 1753-30 Oct 1828), and James Gore ( - ).I note that you have 1 January 1760 as a date of birth forJames. Where did you find James' date of birth? Assuming thatJonathan was born as late as 1740 and assuming that the 1760date for James is correct, there were four sons born to Joshuain a 20 year span which suggests that he must havehad additional children. Since Mr. Prince was unable to identifyany of these extra children, it shows that more research needsto be done on the earlier generations of this family. To thebest of my knowledge, no one has ever identified the date ofdeath for Joshua Gore, the names of his parents, or the name ofhis spouse.Regards, JimJames L. Gore, 4277 Dasher Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636Research editor for THE GORE FAMILY NEWSLETTER

JOHN GORE, SR.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolina

Rhoda Caroline REAVES [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie, Columbus Co, NC. She died 3 on 29 Aug 1828 in Pireway, Columbus Co, NC. She was buried 4 in Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. She married Col. John D. GORE Sr on 23 Sep 1800.


Col. John D. GORE Sr 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 on 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus Co, NC. He died 6 on 2 Mar 1871 in Pireway, Columbus Co, NC. He was buried in Gore Cemetery, Lay's Lake, Columbus Co, NC. He married Susannah GORE about 1825 in Pireway, Brunswick Co, NC. He had other parents.

Other marriages:
REAVES, Rhoda Caroline
STEVENS, Elizabeth Victoria

JOHN GORE, SR.1850 Columbus County, North Carolina census p246a Age 711860 Whiteville PO., Columbus County, North Carolina census p973Age 811870 Bughill Twp., Columbus County, NC census p184b Age 91Provided by: Craig SmithDuring this marriage, Colonel Gore served in the House ofRepresentativesfrom Columbus County, North Carolina.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaResearch of Janet Woodard: Joshua Gore migrated to DuplinCounty, NC around 1735, it is thought from Virginia. Many of hisdescendants stayed in North and South Carolina, others went toFlorida and and other points west.Source: Alden B. DavisThe Gores of Bug Hill are descendants of Joshua Gore, who livedin Duplin and Sampson counties. William Duplin Gore, son of JohnR. Gore (b. 1747) moved to the Seven Creeks area of Bug HillTownship. William Gore, Sr., another son of John R. Gore, was aleading figure of the settlement of Little River, SouthCarolina. [See Note 1]William Gore, Sr., was a member of the militia during theRevolutionary War. He owned a large amount of land near LittleRiver and along the Waccamaw, in the Pireway-Seven Creeks area.William married Mary Simmons, daughter of Isaac Simmons. Theirdaughter, Rebeccah (b. 1775) married Thomas Frink.Col. John Gore was the second child of William and Mary Gore. Hewas a large landowner and a local merchant. In his time, Pirewayhad stores, barrooms, turpentine stills, and coopers shops.Colonel Gore represented Columbus County in the statelegislature in 1815. Later he was a justice of the peace and aroad commissioner. Gore married three times and fatheredtwenty-five children. Among his children were John Homer"Squire" Gore (1816-1893), Solon L. Gore (1839-1920), and SelenaVictoria Gore (1846-1930).William Gore, Jr., (1783-1853) was Col. John Gore's brother. Hewas widely known as "Brandy Bill" because he operated agovernment still. William married Dorcas Ann Conner. Theirchildren were Sarah (m. John Meares), Mary (m. Henry J. Long),Dorcas Ann (m. David Register), Helen Victoria (m. WilliamJackson Stanley), Elizabeth (m. James High), James MarionMunroe, Frances (m. Dougal F. Reaves), and Pinkney.Another branch of the Gore family descended from Jonathan Gore(b. ca. 1735). Jonathan served in the Revolutionary War andsettled in the Horsepen area. His son Joseph (b. 1770) marriedSarah Simmons.Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections andRecordsThe Gore family originally came from Onslow County, NorthCarolina. Three brothers - William, James and Jonathan (of Irishdescent) - came to this section just before the AmericanRevolution. Jonathan settled at Gore's Lake on the WaccamawRiver, about two miles Northeast of Reaves Ferry, ColumbusCounty, North Carolina.James located on the Waccamaw River about one mile south ofPireway Ferry.William Gore, who was born in 1752 (and died in 1820), marriedMary Simmons of Brunswick County and settled at Little River,South Carolina. Mary Simmon's birth date was Oct. 8, 1757. BothWilliam and Mary Gore are buried in Wards Cemetery, LittleRiver, S. C.Source: The Holly-Graham Families and their Descendants from theSeventeenth CenturyNote 1: According to their birth dates, William Gore, Sr. couldnot have been John R. Gore's son.To say this line has errors and is need of some work would be anunderstatement!----- Original Message -----From: James L. GoreTo: GORE-L@rootsweb.comSent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:02 PMSubject: [GORE] JOSHUA GORE (1710- ) OF NORTH CAROLINATO: Joani Heflin [jehceltic@yahoo.com]CC: GORE-L@rootsweb.comDear Joani,Reference is made to your recent posting. The primary source forthe early generations of this family is a book entitled, LET'SMEET THE GORES, published in 1962 by B. Otis Prince. Thefollowing is quoted from pages 9 and 10 of his book:"Among the early settlers of the Gore family who settled firstin the upper Duplin County North Carolina area was Joshua Gore,who is reported by the Florida Gore Family to have come to thisarea from Virginia. However, it is a probability that this groupof Gores came in the migration from Massachusetts, Connecticutor Pennsylvania. During the early 1734s the Frinks,Hewetts, Willets, Swains, Holdens and other Brunswick and Horryfamilies made the trip from this northern area. I regret thatdue to the limited budget that financed this work that I wasunable tocomplete this much needed work . . . . . From the files of Mrs.Edith Holley Henderson, Joshua Gore is reputed to have come fromVirginia. As far as I know there has been no definite proof ofthe actual location of the foreparents of these early Gores.Many of the new emigrants to Brunswick County, North Carolinacame from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut andMassachusetts. The names of these early families are linked veryclosely with the Gores, leaving me to believe that the Gores mayhave been among the earlier settlers of this county, andemmigrants of Pennsylvania, Connecticut or New Jersey."Based on the above, Mr. Prince was of the opinion that JoshuaGore probably came from one of the northeastern states and notfrom Virginia. My personal area of expertise is in the colonyand state of Virginia and I have never seen any reference tothis Joshua or to any Gore family from which he could havedescended.According to Mr. Prince's book, Joshua Gore had four sons asfollows: Jonathan Gore (1735/1740- ), John R. Gore (1747- ),William Gore (27 Mar 1753-30 Oct 1828), and James Gore ( - ).I note that you have 1 January 1760 as a date of birth forJames. Where did you find James' date of birth? Assuming thatJonathan was born as late as 1740 and assuming that the 1760date for James is correct, there were four sons born to Joshuain a 20 year span which suggests that he must havehad additional children. Since Mr. Prince was unable to identifyany of these extra children, it shows that more research needsto be done on the earlier generations of this family. To thebest of my knowledge, no one has ever identified the date ofdeath for Joshua Gore, the names of his parents, or the name ofhis spouse.Regards, JimJames L. Gore, 4277 Dasher Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636Research editor for THE GORE FAMILY NEWSLETTER

JOHN GORE, SR.C. B. BERRY, Article entitled "Man contributes to area'shistory", Whiteville, NC, dated April 24, 1993:Colonel John Gore is reported to be the father of 25 children by3 wives: Rhoda Reaves, Susan Jane Gore and Elizabeth Stevens.There are 19 accounted for in the old Bible record.The Descendants of Joshua Gore by Otis Prince, P. 21. He servedin the House of Representatives from Columbus County, NC. Hishome was located near Pireway, NC and is reputed to have beenone of the finest homes in that section. Mr. Anderson says: " Iremember my father talking about Colonel John Gore, and how hetried to build a city out of Pireway.He worked hard to get a Railroad to come into that area. Thereused to be a lot of stores and and bar rooms all around thearea. Turpintine stills and coopers shops were where Mrs.Lester Gores house is now and the old pits are stillnoticeable."He received his commission in the Militia formed in the ColumbusCounty area and this title is recorded on his tombstone.He was a road commissioner, Jusitice of the Peace and appears tohave been very civic minded. He owned in excess of 7,000 acresof land in the Seven Creeks area.It is said that no one came to his door hungry and left withoutfood or lodging if they desired it.***October 2000:Joel and Susan Hancock Family website - WorldConnect Project***January 2000: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Marriages fromNorth Carolina to 1825 Horry County Cemetery Records, Vol. 3http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vhammond/fam01827.htm***Updated: Sat Jun 2002 Contact: �dre�osephineHICKMAN-Figueroa <MaMee9@hotmail.com> Home Page: My Hickman -Figueroa and Allied FamiliesName: John D. GOREBirth: 23 Jan 1779 in Columbus County, North CarolinaChristening: 2 Mar 1871Death: Pireway, Columbus County, North CarolinaBurial: Mar 1871 Gore Cem. Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NorthCarolinaFather: William H. GORE b: 27 Mar 1753 in Pireway, BrunswickCounty, North CarolinaMother: Mary SIMMONS b: 8 Oct 1758 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaMarriage 1: Rhoda Caroline REAVES b: 21 Mar 1781 in Mollie,Columbus, North CarolinaMarried: 23 Sep 1800 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaChildrenMary Ann GORE b: 6 Apr 1805 in North CarolinaEmily GORE b: ABT 1804 in Mollie, Columbus, North CarolinaMary Mosley GORE b: ABT 1806 in Horry, South CarolinaWilliam GORE b: 16 Mar 1807 in North CarolinaCatherine GORE b: 6 Nov 1809 in Columbus County, North CarolinaRebecca GORE b: ABT 1810 in Columbus County, North CarolinaPrudence Jane GORE b: 7 Nov 1811 in Horry, South CarolinaMiriam Helen GORE b: 14 Mar 1814 in Columbus County, NorthCarolinaJohn Homer Harrison GORE b: 13 Feb 1816 in Columbus County,North CarolinaJames Bunyan GORE b: 18 Mar 1818 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaElizabeth Ann GORE b: 21 Apr 1820 in Mollie, Columbus, NorthCarolinaRhoda Caroline GORE b: 7 May 1822 in Columbus County, NorthCarolina

Susannah GORE was born on 2 Mar 1803 in Columbus Co, NC. She died on 22 May 1842 in Pireway, Brunswick Co, NC. She married Col. John D. GORE Sr about 1825 in Pireway, Brunswick Co, NC.

BIBLE of William Gore, 1753-1828 gives birth and death dates.

They had the following children:

  F i Ingabo B. GORE

William FRINK [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 15 Apr 1793 in Brunswick Co, NC. He died 3 on 17 Jan 1859 in Brunswick Co, NC. He married Anna REAVES.

1850 Shallotte, Brunswick County, NC census p176 Age 57

Anna REAVES [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 13 Oct 1793 in Brunswick Co, NC. She died 3 on 26 Mar 1870 in Brunswick Co, NC. She married William FRINK.

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel W. FRINK

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