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Re: Col Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 3rd US Inf
Posted by: JamesAlfred MillerJr (ID *****4907) Date: November 06, 2005 at 19:44:57
In Reply to: Re: Col Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 3rd US Inf by Sue Moore of 449

Ahoy Sue from Jim:

The McGrew name is new to me. Caller I'd heard of, but not the slave ship incident. Was Caller from N.C.? Yes, you may use anything; but double check anything you can; I make mistakes. I have a profile of Col. Russell in civvies. The copy of Adam Hollinger's painting is very good, but the original of his wife of lessor quality. Likely Malone did own a St. Stephens lot, but I do not recall the specifics. I think he was a member of that Masonic Lodge. I do not know the meaning of the nice title, "They Say the Wind is Red"? My Moore line: I descend Robert and Sarah Sage, Sr., who owned the Wilmington to New Bern, N.C., stage line, and a horse changing station, Sage's Inn, now where Holly Ridge, N.C., is. Pres. Geo. Washuington stopped there on his 1791, Southern Tour. Wilmington War of 1812, artllery 4th Sgt. Joshua James, Sr., wed Hetty-Bella Sage. He would died 1851, Holmes Co., Miss. Son Joshua James, Jr., own "Ione" Plantation, New Carthage, La., from which's Miss. River pier, the Union Navy investment of Natchez began. I desc., born Wilmington 1811, 1830's Holmes Co militia, LtCol Robert Wm. James; Mexican War civilian master of the Army transport 'General Hamer' out of New Orleans. He walked across Panama in three days. His Wilmington kinsman, "LT" Thomas Cowan James, was on the Havana fillibustering expedition out of New Orleans, and executed at the castle, Cuba. His last letter home, sad. Anyway, Sarah Sage was the widow of either James or Alfred Moore, I forget which. A landowner adjoining Sage's Inn was a Col. (James or Alfred) Moore, but I could not connect him with the prominent Roger Moore clan of the Cape Fear River. But now I note on the Collett map (which shows "Sege's"), that Roger Moore owned land on the other side of the inn. My hunch is the widow Mrs. Sarah Moore's (later Sarah Sage) husband was somehow connected to those Moores? Her marriage was in New Bern as evidenced by a recorded slave pass on the stage coach to recover a document. This is in an old Craven Co (New Bern) Deed Book. I have the feeling Sarah was remarrying beneath her class on the quiet, to the disapproval of her late husbund's Moores; but this is just a hunch. Jim

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