Guilerme (J2b2a*) Moises Benabides Dinis (AKA William Edward Harlowe) (1825 - 1902) MP

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Nicknames: "William Edward Harlow", "Squire Harlow", "Judge Harlow"
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Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA, USA
Death: Died in Stanardsville, VA, USA
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About Guilerme (J2b2a*) Moises Benabides Dinis (AKA William Edward Harlowe)

Guillerme Moises Benabides Dinis was adopted at the age of 8 by John Augustus Harlow - their neighbor. He was baptized into the Protestant "Church of the Brethren", his name changed to William Edward Harlowe (with an "e" at the end to denote "convert". DNA evidence of this being a different gene pool is found at:

http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/harlow/results

He was a member of Courtney Light Artillery which fought alongside Stonewall Jackson at Manassas, Fredricksburg, Cold Harbor:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sassytazzy/family/research/civilwar/courtneyartsogrl.html

The Eulogy for William Edward, in 1902, clearly spells out what became of him at the age of 8...and his relationship with the local religious community, and the fact that he was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason:

The Greene County Record, Quinque, VA

July 10,1902 “DEATH OF WILLIAM E. HARLOW” by J. E. H. (his son James Edward Harlow)

The venerable William E. Harlow is dead 76 years passed over his head On Tuesday, the 8th day of July, He bade his friends and home goodbye.

His life was almost void of sin. Sorrows and afflictions were known to him, And tho he sleeps beneath the sod, He lived obedient to his God.

Born of the humblest parentage, with poverty as his heritage. at the age of eight left Mother’s bed Alone to earn his lowly bread.

And when he got to be a man He married Miss Herring, Sarah Ann About 18 and 45. Eight children born, five still alive.

By occupation was a wheelwright, was at Manassas and Bull Run fight, And as the war came to a close, His wife took her final repose.

Was known around his native land As an exemplary Christian man. Was a Baptist, but not out and out As to communion had some doubt.

Had many lines of scripture read, And many requiem anthems said, And held in reverence everywhere, The subject of our faith and prayer.

He gladly bore his master’s yoke And no untruthful sentence spoke. Said he did not fear to die And before the angels testify.

In the mystic order, accepted and free A Mason raised to high degree, And by that order, grand and just, And was returned again “dust to dust”.

He was living in Charlottesville, in 1882, when the cornerstone was laid for the original Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Market and Second Street at the current site of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library. It was the first synagogue in this region of Virginia; he helped build this synagogue.

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Guilerme (J2b2a*) Dinis's Timeline

1825
December, 1825
Charlottesville, VA, USA
1846
1846
Age 20
1849
1849
Age 23
1850
1850
Age 24
1854
1854
Age 28
1857
1857
Age 31
1860
October, 1860
Age 34
Ruckersville, VA, USA
1863
1863
Age 37
1867
1867
Age 41
1870
1870
Age 44