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William Judson Maynor (1845-1926) My Great-Grandfather & Civil War Veteran

Partial listing from a family Bible

Other surnames found on this page:  Ausley, Black, Blunn, Brady, Brasington, Cates, Davis, Ferrell, Fields, Goodnight, Hinson, Hogshire, Hudson, Hutchens, McIver, McKenzie, Mitchell, O'Neal, Peace, Phillips, Ray, Rigsbee, Short, Stone, Weatherspoon, and Wright.

+ William Judson Maynor was born 6-17-1845 in Chatham County, NC to William and Chloe Phillips Maynor and died 9-23-1926 at the Old Soldiers Home in Raleigh, NC.  The body was transported to Carthage, NC.  According to Carr Paschall of Glendon, NC, who attended the funeral, William Judson was buried along side his 1st wife, Mary Ann, in an unmarked grave at Cool Springs Methodist Church in Glendon (Moore County, NC) on 9/25/1926. 

At this time, we do not know who William Judson's "Phillips" grandparents were or which Phillips family were the parents of Mary Ann Phillips, William Judson's wife.  See the Phillips tab for more information.

1850 Chatham County NC Federal Census
     The Mainard's lived on her brother's 50 acre farm in what would be known as the Bear Creek Township.
     William Phillips (40), Catherine Phillips (35), Chloe Mainard (42)
     Josiah Mainard (6), William Mainard (4), Theany Mainard (3).

1860 Chatham County NC Federal Census
    William Phillips (56, Farmer; RE 100; personal 75)
    Catherine Phillips (45, spinster, could not read/write)
    Clora Manor (52, spinster, personal 20)
   Josiah Manor (16, farmer), Wm. Manor (14), Bethena Manor (13)

William Judson enlisted in the Confederate Army on March 11, 1862.
    William Maners (Maner, Maynard, Manr) served with his brother, Joseph, in Co. "E" N.C. 44th Infantry (Chatham County Turtle Paws) in the Civil War. (In the book "NC Troops 1861-1865," he is listed as William Joseph Maynor.) He enlisted as a "substitute" for his uncle, Berry Phillips at Bear Creek, Chatham County. He was 5' 7" tall, 18 years old, and a farmer in Chatham County. He was wounded at Petersburg on 9/30/1864.  "Ball entered on right side of face about one inch above corner of mouth and came out back of neck."  He was reported absent wounded through October 1864. 

+ married Mary Ann Phillips (born 4-18-1845 Chatham or Moore County, parents Unknown).
  Mary Ann died after 7/8/1895, but before June 4, 1900 in Durham, NC.  We think she
  was also buried at Cool Springs Methodist Church in Glendon, NC.

1870 Chatham County NC Federal Census (Oakland Township, census page 39).
William Manar (24, farm hand),  Ann (26)
William (7), George (4), and Canley/Conley (1)

1880 Federal Census -- cannot find a listing for William and Mary Ann. 
    By this time, they would have had the following children:  William (b. 3-10-1861), George Henry (b. 8-27-1867), Cornelius J. (b. 8-17-1869), Malisia Alice (b. 3-7-1872), Alexander A. (b. 9-21-1874), Angus Edgar (b. 6-6-1877 or 6-22-1877), and maybe Lonnie C. (b. 1880/1881).  These children were followed by Mary Alice (b. 4-3-1884).

1892 Durham, NC City Directory
W.J. and Mary Ann are living at 304 Fuller Street in Downtown Durham.

+William Judson married Winnie Stallings on 3-24-1900 in Durham, NC.
   The marriage license lists William's parents as William and Flora Maynor (both dead).     Winnie was born Sept. 1849 in Warren County, NC to (parents unknown).  She died 7/7/1923 and is buried in the Stallings Family Cemetary in Norlina, NC.

After Winnie's death, William continued to live in Durham until he was admitted to the Old Soldier's Home in Raleigh several days before his death in September 1926.

September 24, 1926

W.J. Maynor, Formerly of Durham,
Died Yesterday Afternoon at Raleigh

      W.J. Maynor, Age 82, one of the surviving veterans of the civil war, died last evening at 6:30 o'clock, at the Soldier's Home in Raleigh. He formerly resided in this city with his son, A.A. Maynor, 516 Carr Street, but had been in the home for some time. He was a former member of the First Baptist church of this city and a wide circle of friends will hear of his death with deep regret.
      He is survived by four sons: A.A. Maynor of Durham; A.E. Maynor of Hendersonville; W.M. Maynor of Carthage; C.J. Maynor of Cleveland, Ohio; also two daughters, Mrs. W.L. Hogshire of Norfolk, Va.; and Mrs. C.A. McKenzie, of Rockingham, NC; and a number of grand children and great grand children. 
     Members of his family will leave the city early this morning for Raleigh, and the remains will be carried to Carthage, where the funeral and burial will take place Saturday about noon.

(all born in Chatham or Moore Counties, NC).

++William (Maness/Maner/Maners)
     b. 3-10-1861  d. 6-15-1944 in the Old County Home, Moore County, NC. Will was a successful merchant and farmer in the Putnam area prior to about 1930 when he entered the county home.  He is buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Moore County), even though he was a member of Cool Springs Methodist Church in Glendon, NC.  His tombstone is marked Will Maness.
    + married Nannie Davis around 1882.  Nannie was born 5-8-1865 and died 3-24-1919.  She is buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.  Her parents were Robert (Robin) and Elizabeth Davis of Moore County.
       Children of William and Nannie:
       Infant (d. 8-1-883) "Infant of Wm. M. & Nannie Maners"
       Infant (d. 5-6-1887) "Infant of Wm. M & Nannie Maners"
      Infant (d. 8-8-1895) "Infant of Wm. M. & Nannie Maners"
            All three were buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
      Dora  (b. 5/17/1883  d. 6/30/1969 & buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist
                Church).   Married Fred Phillips on 8/31/1907.  Fred was born 11-15-1890
                and died 10-26-1936.   His mother was Mary Ann "Polly" Phillips
                (unmarried) and his father was Malcolm "Make" Brady.
      George W. Maners (b.  9-6, 1887 ~ died 4-15-1927)  George was a clerk at Carthage Post Office.  He is buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
      William Robert Maners (b. May 5, 1890  d. June 30, 1976)  Buried at Mountview
               Memorial Park, Winston-Salem.  Married Julia Hutchens.
               (b. 2-27-1893 d. 12-14-1986 in Kernersville, NC)
      Mary Beulah (b. 1898) married ______Stone
     Kate Belle (b. 7-19-1900 d. 5/30/1930).  Tombstone reads "Miss Kate Belle
            Maners."  Buried at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.              
 ++ George Henry (G.H. Maner)
     b. 8-27-1867  d. after 1900 (unknown, Texas) 
    George Henry moved to Caldwell, Texas in February 1890 from Lee County, NC to work  for Judge Alexander McIver (formerly of Moore County).  George married Eddie Lee Blunn on 1-31-1898 in Austin, Texas.  Eddie was born 3-11-1879  d. 3-5-1961 in Texas.   According to Census records, her father was born in England and her mother in Tennessee.  George Henry and Eddie had one child, Myrtle Maner (b. 1-17-1900 in Austin and died 3-5-1961 in Austin).  George Henry cannot be located after 1904.  Eddie Lee Maner remarried in 1905 to Porter M. Wright of Austin, Texas (Texas Travis Marriage Records, Vol. 13, page 160). 

++Cornelius J. (Neal/Neil/CJ)
     b. 8-17-1869   d. (unknown)
     Cornelius was a barber. He married Hassie Short Fields (b. 1870/1872) on 7-8-1895 at     the bride's home on Crawleys Creek, Carthage, NC.  Hassie's parents were John and Sarah A. Short Fields; grandparents were Daniel and Margaret Hinson Short and Isaac and Nancy Fields ~ all of Moore County, NC.
        1900 Durham County NC Census (321 South Street)
            Cornelius Maynord, born August 1869, age 30, barber
            Hassie, born May 1870, age 30, married 5 years    
January 1900
            C.J. and Hassie sold the land on Crawley's Creek that had been left to her by her family. In 1903, a court judgement was filed against them for the remainder of the estate.
        1903-04 Durham, NC City Directory ~ Cornelius is listed as a barber and living at 303 McMannon Street (now Mangum Street).
        1910 NC Federal Census (Gilmer Twp, Guilford County, NC)
            Hassie Maynor (39, widow, born NC) is a boarder in the home of  Mary E. Short
 (age 41, widow, rents home).  Mary's husband was Bart (Bartlett) Short, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Short of Moore County.
        1911/1912 Durham NC City Directory
            Miss Hassie Maynor (age 40) is a boarder in a private home on Smallwood Ave. 
I cannot find any record of Hassie after 1912 ~ what happened to her?  Does she still have relatives in Moore County, NC ?
         1926 ~ William Judson Maynor's Obituary in Durham, NC newspaper
           The obituary  listed C.J. Maynor as
residing in Cleveland, Ohio, however, further research has not turned up any evidence of C.J. living in Cleveland.
960 Asheville, NC City Directory
A C.J. Maynard is listed as living in a trailor.  Is this our C.J.?

++Malisia Alice / Melissa Ann (Melissa/Sis) b. 3-7-1872  d. 1-30-1947.  Buried at
      Culdee Presbyterian Church in West End (Moore County), NC.  Tombstone
      reads:  Melissa Ann Maynor McKenzie.  Married Calvin A. McKenzie (b. 16 April
     1858 died 29 Nov. 1905.  Buried at  Culdee Presbyterian Church.  He was the son of
    Hugh and Isabella Black McKenzie of Moore County).  Children:  Luther M. (b. Feb.
   1890, married Edna Goodnight); Alexander (b. Oct. 1892 married Callie Hudson);
   Mack C. (born Jan. 1894); Calvin Edgar (b. Oct. 1898); Hugh (b.1905).

++Alexander A. (b. 9-10 or 9-21-1874  d. 10-22-1945 Durham NC).  Buried at
    Maplewood Cemetary.  Married Margaret Amelia (Maggie) Rigsbee on 11-17-190l at the home of C.J. Maynor on Church Street in Durham.  Witnesses were A.E. Maynor and and G.H. O'Neal.  After the wedding, they moved to Winston for a few years.  Maggie (b. 1877 d. 5-12-1950) was the daughter of William Haywood and Cecelia Mitchell Rigsbee of Chatham County.
    Ruby (b. 1907 d. 2003) married Floyd Lasater in 1938
    Berta Mae (b. High Point) married _________Hill
    Spencer (born ?1903, d. 1907)
    Malton Judson (b. 1910 d. 6-7-1969 buried at Maplewood Cemetary in Durham, NC)

++Lonnie C. (L.C.) b. 22 Aug. 1881 d. 18 Feb. 1919 in Charleston, West, VA
    Lonnie was also a barber, just like his brothers Cornelius J. and Angus Edgar.  He married Amanda Ausley on 6-4-1900 in Durham, NC.  Amanda was born in August 1879 and died on 19 May 1910 in Portsmouth VA.  She was the daughter of  Thomas A. and Emeline Cates Ausley.  Grandparents were Isaiah and Rhoda Ray Cates of Orange County and Almond and Mandy (Amanda) Brasington Ausley of Chatham County, NC.  After their marriage, Lonnie and Amanda lived in Durham, NC and Portsmouth, Virginia.
        Lonnie and Amanda had one child, Lawrence Vernon (b. 1907 in Virginia). After the deaths of his parents (exact times unknown), I believe Lawrence Vernon Maynor might have been adopted by his aunt and uncle, William B. and Victoria Ausley and went by the name Lawrence Vernon (Larry) Ausley from that time on. 
       Lonnie is listed in the 1911-12 Durham, NC City Directory living at 703 Corporation Street along with his father, W.J. Maynor.  No mention is made of his child, Lawrence Vernon.  William B. and Victoria Ausley are listed in the 1910 Virginia Federal Census (Portsmouth) as having "no children." Lawrence Vernon would have been about 2 years old in 1910.  Then in the 1920 Virgnia Federal Census (Norfolk), William and Victoria list a son, Vernon, age 12.   In the obituaries for both William Ausley and Victoria Ausley, there is no mention of a son as a survivor.  Lawrence Vernon Ausley died in 1970 in Gila Bend, AZ.
      Lonnie moved to Petersburg, VA sometime after 1911 and he married Maude Mabry (daughter of Archibald & Minnie Lee Baxter Mabry) on 17 August 1912.  They had one son, Woodrow Maynard, born abt. 1914 (died May 1972--obituary states there are no surviving famiy members).  Lonnie was a barber in Petersburg and he & Maude lived with her mother on 214 N. Sycamore until after Woodrow was born.  Lonnie is not listed with Maude after the 1913-1914 Petersburg City Directory--she continued to be listed as living with her mother in the city directories through 1920.  Maude married Charles B. Wells on 17 Sept. 1929 in Petersburg. Her marriage license stated she was a widow.
      Lonnie filed his WWI Registration papers in Charleston, West VA. in 1917-18.  He ws living at 218 Patrick Street, was a barber, and listed Elizabeth Maynor as his next of kin.  Who is Elizabeth?  Lonnie died of pneumonia Feb. 18, 1919.  His death certificates lists him as married, but no other personal information--including place of burial--are listed.  According to Barlow Funeral Home in Charleston, Elizabeth Maynard paid his expenses.

++Mary Alice (Alice Maynard) b. 3 April 1884  d. 1-6-1966 in Rocky Mount, NC.
    married (1st) Milton A. Peace on 3-23-1903 in Winston-Salem, NC.  His parents are listed as J.N. Peace (dead) and C.F. Peace (living, Durham, NC).  By the 1910 Federal Census,    Alice Peace was a widow living in Norfolk, VA with her 6 year old daughter, Mary    Judson.  By the 1920 Virginia Census, Mary Alice married William Hogshire in Norfolk.   William was 47 and a sailmaker at the Navy yard.  Also, by 1920, Mary Alice's daughter   "Mary Judson" married William Hogshire's son, Ryland, who was also a sailmaker.  They were married when Mary was 15 and Ryland was 19.  By the 1930 Virginia Federal Census, Mary Alice was again widowed and living with Ryland and Mary Judson Hogshire in Princess Anne County (Kempsville).

++Angus Edgar (b. 6-6 or 6-22-1877 in Chatham/Moore County   d.  ???)
     He married Virginia Ella "Jennie" O'Neal on 6-29-1902 in Durham, NC.  Jennie was born in April 1883 in Wake County and was the daughter of John and Rebecca A. Ferrell O'Neal.  Grandparents were Michael and Ann Barker O'Neal of Wake County.
    From 1903 - 1910, Angus and Jennie lived in Greensboro, NC where he worked as a barber.  By the time of the 1917/1918 WWI Draft Registration, they were back in Durham and lived there until around 1926.  During this time, he was a barber at High & Brodgen, The Superb Barber Shop, and First National Bank Barber Shop.  When his father died in September 1926, the obituary listed Angus as living in Hendersonville, NC.  Angus and Jennie visited a Stokes family from time to time in Hendersonville.  He was listed, with his family, in both the 1927 City Directories for Durham and Greensboro, NC. 
    Angus and Jennie had four children: Vera Leigh (born 1903), Victor Edgar (born 1906), Lois Virginia (born 1911), and Mary Rebecca (born 1921). 
    Angus disappeared from Greensboro sometime in 1927.  When Jennie and their youngest daughter, Mary Rebecca, came to pick him up after work....Angus was gone....leaving an envelope with a note and some money.

From August 1930 to January 1934, Jennie Maynor boarded her young daughter, Mary Rebecca, in Elon Orphanage so that she could work at a Burlington cotton mill. 
In October 1933, Jennie Maynor was granted an absolute divorce from Angus Maynor (he did not answer any summons and the court officials could not locate him) in the Durham NC Civil Court. 
In December 1933, Jennie married John E. Sharpe of Hillsborough (the husband of her late sister, Annie).  Shortly thereafter, Jennie removed Rececca from the Elon Orphanage and brought her to Hillsborough to live.

Angus's daughter, Mary Rebecca, received a telephone call in 1960 from a man who said he was Mr.Weatherspoon---a friend of Angus' and that he had heard that Angus was in a rest home somewhere in the Asheville area.   This "Mr. Weatherspoon", who called Rebecca at her beauty shop in Durham, also asked about Rebecca's brother & sisters and whether any effort had ever been made to find Angus.  Rebecca said that her mother had tried several times to find out what happened to Angus, but was not successful.   After the call, Rebecca's sister, Lois, drove from New York to Asheville in an effort to find Angus, but did not. 
Years later, Rebecca often wondered if it had been Angus himself who called her.
Someone in North Carolina knows what happened to Angus.  Will we ever find out???