The Malone Family
In 1861, Robert was 14 years old and going to school. Zemenia was born that same year and Elmira (age 12), being the oldest girl stayed home to help her mother take care of the little ones. The other children Mahala (age 9), Susan (age 7), Malseny (age 4), and Isaac Jr. (age 2) stayed home to help with chores. George was born three years later in 1864.
By 1869, Maria was a widow. The Malone family had saved enough money to buy their farm. She had lost some of her children. Zemenia died in 1865 and the other children had moved away. Only Elmira and George remained at home on the farm with her.
Daughter, Elmira married William Moore, a widower from Raleigh, and had six children. Son, George married Agnes Smith of Chatham in 1886 and took over the farm where he was born. He and his wife raised their children in Buxton and were active members of the community. Descendants of Isaac and Maria Malone still live in the area.