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Henry Lane Mordecai, I
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1819
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1875
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Henry was the son of Judge Moses and Margaret "Lane" Mordecai. He married Martha Ann Hinton 3 Sep 1845 in Wake Co., NC. They became the parents of four children.
Henry's father died in 1824 of malaria at age 39. His mother, Nancy, wanted Henry to have additional schooling, so in June of 1831 when he was 12 years old, he traveled with his two uncles, Alfred and George Washington Mordecai, who enrolled him in the experimental Round Hill School for Boys in Northampton, Massachusetts. While in school there, Henry contracted juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. He then joined his siblings in Richmond where he required intensive care which his aunt, Emma, provided, but he would never walk again without a limp. In 1842, Henry came of age and assumed the running of the Mordecai estate in Raleigh. Henry was a prosperous planter and a member of the North Carolina State Legislature. At Henry's suggestion in 1868, the remains of those family members who were first buried in the private burying ground on the land of his father, were removed to Oakwood Cemetery, which consisted of 32 acres purchased by the city from Henry.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses Mordecai (1785 - 1824)
  Margaret Lane Mordecai (1787 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Ann Hinton Mordecai (1830 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Lane Mordecai Little (1848 - 1918)*
  Moses Mordecai (1852 - 1856)*
  Mary Willis Mordecai Turk (1858 - 1937)*
  Martha "Patty" Mordecai (1860 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Lane Mordecai (1819 - 1875)
  Judith Ellen Mordecai Mordecai (1820 - 1916)*
  Jacob "Jac" Mordecai (1821 - 1867)*
  Margaret Lane Mordecai Devereux (1825 - 1910)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Ruby Mordecai
Record added: Jan 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32579284
Henry Lane Mordecai, I
Added by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
 
Henry Lane Mordecai, I
Added by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
 
Henry Lane Mordecai, I
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 Added: Jan. 30, 2015

- J R Hinton
 Added: Nov. 22, 2014

- Cherie
 Added: Jan. 6, 2009
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