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Dred Wimberly

Dred Wimberly

Male 1848 - 1937

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  • Born  18 Mar 1848  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jun 1937  Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    814 Raleigh 
    Buried  18 Jun 1937  Rocky Mounty, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID  I2394  Main
    Last Modified  26 Jul 2010 

    Father  Allen Wimberly,   b. abt. 1817, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Della Battle,   b. abt. 1827, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1841  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F775  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Kizziah,   b. abt. 1852, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1869  [5
    Notes 
    • They had 9 children together - census records suggest that some died young. [5]
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Wimberly,   b. abt. 1871, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Andrew Wimberly,   b. abt. 1874, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Wimberly,   b. abt. 1876, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1936, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frank Wimberly,   b. Jun 1880, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Arthur Brooks Wimberly
    Photos
    Dred Wimberly Home
    Dred Wimberly Home
    Located on Raleigh Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. Photo contributed by Stephen Hart.
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2007 
    Family ID  F774  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ellen Bertha Jenkins,   b. Nov 1862, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1945, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1891 
    Notes 
    • They had 9 children together. [5]
    Children 
     1. Luther Wimberly,   b. Aug 1894, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Della Wimberly,   b. Jul 1896, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. John Jameston Wimberly,   b. 22 Mar 1899, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1961, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Annie Bell Wimberly,   b. 31 Mar 1903, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1962, Rocky Mounty, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Allen Benjamin Wimberly,   b. 19 Oct 1905, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1968, Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lucy M. Wimberly,   b. 1909, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1927, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Dred Wimberly Home
    Dred Wimberly Home
    Located on Raleigh Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. Photo contributed by Stephen Hart.
    Last Modified  29 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F776  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Dred Wimberly
    Dred Wimberly
    Born a slave to the James S. Battle family in 1848, Dred Wimberly agreed to stay after the War and become an overseer for his former owner, Kemp Plummer Battle. He later moved to Rocky Mount and in 1879 he was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly. In 1889 he became a member of the state senate. After serving in North Carolina, Wimberly married twice and fathered a total of eighteen children. His descendants still live in the family home on Raleigh Street in Rocky Mount, across from Pineview Cemetery, where the North Carolina Historical Marker now stands. Wimberly died in 1937 and is buried in Union Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

    Source: Fleming, Monika S. Echoes of Edgecombe County, 1860-1940. Images of America. Dover, N.H.: Arcadia, 1996.
    Philadelphia Convention Hall
    Philadelphia Convention Hall
    1900 - 12th Republican National Convention where Dred represented Tarboro.

    Picture from Official Proceedings in Google Books.
    NC Highway Marker: Dred Wimberly
    NC Highway Marker: Dred Wimberly
    His highway marker located on US 64 (Raleigh Street) in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

    Documents

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    1870 NC Census: Dred & Kizziah Wimberly
    1870 NC Census: Dred & Kizziah Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 8 Jun 1870
    Page: 46
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, NC

    Dwelling #289
    1. Dred - age 22
    2. Kizziah - age 18
    3. Joseph Wimberly - age 17

    Link to full image.
    1880 NC Census: Dred & Kizziah Wimberly
    1880 NC Census: Dred & Kizziah Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 30 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 59
    Page: 3
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #15
    1. Dred - age 31
    2. Kizziah - wife, age 27
    3. Mary Ann - daughter, age 9
    4. Andrew - son, age 6
    5. James - son, age 4

    Link to full image.
    1900 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    1900 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 30 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 1
    Sheet: 42
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #938
    1. Dred - Head, age 57, born Mar 1843, married 9 years
    2. Ellen - Wife, age 37, born Nov 1862, mother of 5, 3 still living, married 9 years
    3. Frank - son, age 20, born Jan 1890
    4. Luther - son, age 5, born Aug 1894
    5. Della - daughter, age 3, born Jul 1896
    6. John - son, age 1, born Mar 1899

    Link to full image.
    1910 NC Census: Dredful & Ellen Wimberly
    1910 NC Census: Dredful & Ellen Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 28 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 27
    Sheet: 2A
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Dwelling - #19 Tarboro Road
    1. Dredful - age 61, second marriage, married 19 years, Occupation- House Carpenter
    2. Ellen - age 45, 1st marriage, married 19 years
    3. Luther - son, age 15
    4. Della - daughter, age 13
    5. Johnny - son, age 11
    6. Annie - daughter, age 7
    7. Allen - son, age 4
    8. Lucy - daughter, age 9 months

    Link to full image.
    1920 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    1920 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 29 & 30 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 17
    Sheet: 15A & 15B
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #259
    1. Dred - age 55, owns farm, house carpenter
    2. Ellen B. - wife, age 53
    3. John - son, age 20
    4. Annie Bell - daughter, age 17
    5. A B - son, age 13
    6. Lucy M. - daughter, age 10
    7. Emily Grey - boarder, age 45, widowed

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    1930 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    1930 NC Census: Dred & Ellen Wimberly
    Enumeration Date: 15 Apr 1930
    Enumeration District: 3
    Sheet: 17B
    Location: Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #323
    814 Tarboro Hwy

    1. Dred - Head, age 82, married at 20,no occupation
    2. Ellen - wife, age 62, married at 25, laundress
    3. John - son, age 32, pressing clerk at a dry cleaner
    4. Allen B. -son, age 23, pressing clerk at a dry cleaner
    5. Duus, Jessie - son-in-law, age 25, married at 24
    6. Duus, Annie B - daughter, age 24, married at 23, public school teacher.
    7. Wimberly, Annie E - sister, age 63

    Link to full image.
    Death Certificate: Dred Wimberly
    Death Certificate: Dred Wimberly
    Wife: Ella Wimberly
    Informant: Annie Battle
    Father: Allen Wimberly
    Mother: Della Battle

    Headstones
    Headstone: Dred Wimberly
    Headstone: Dred Wimberly
    Photo contributed by Stephen Hart.

    Histories

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    Obituary: Dred Wimberly
    Obituary: Dred Wimberly
    June 16, 1937 - Rocky Mount Telegraph
    Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
    Obituary: Dred Wimberly
    Obituary: Dred Wimberly
    From a Gastonia, NC newspaper - title unknown and exact date unknown
    Volunteers plan Unity Cemetery cleanup
    Volunteers plan Unity Cemetery cleanup
    Rocky Mount Telegram
    23 Jul 2006
    Blog Post: Negro Week in Edgecombe County
    Blog Post: Negro Week in Edgecombe County
    Mentions Dred lost the NC State Senate seat.

  • Notes 
    • Represented Tarboro in the 1900 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. [6]

    Born:
    • 1900 census has 1843 as year, but given age in 1870 and 1880 census, I believe this is incorrect.
    • Death certificate has birth year of 1861, but given his age in the 1870 census, I know this is not correct.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.

    2. [S217] Tombstone Inscription.

    3. [S3] North Carolina Death Collection 1908-2004. Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S144] Edgecombe County: Along the Tar River, Monika S. Fleming, (http://books.google.com/books?id=3DPBls1U2V8C&pg=PP1&dq=Edgecombe+County+Along+the+Tar+River), 79.

    5. [S132] NC Collection Clipping File: Dred Wimberly, 857.

    6. [S194] Harvey, Charles M. Official Proceedings of the Twelfth Republican National Convention. 1900. Google Books. 22 Sept. 2008 .