||William Calhoun Moore  |
||Grimes Co, Texas
- John Kelly 39 Georgia
Ann Kelly 24 (Ann America Moore) Georgia
Lucy G Kelly 12 Georgia
Franklin B Kelly 8 Georgia
Daniel Kelly 0 Texas
Wm C Moore 19 1831 Georgia (bro to Ann America)
H Loftin 38 1812 South Carolina
||9 Aug 1860
||Marlin P.O., Falls Co, Texas
- Moore, W.C. 28 farmer 1370, 500 GA
Eliza 26 MS
E. 8 female TX
James 4 TX
Lucy 2 TX
Rosa 11/12 TX (Stella Rosa)
Nancy Dodd 21 AL
||1860 Texas, Falls County, Marlin P.O. census
Moore, William Calhoun, Eliza, and children.
||Falls County, Texas
- From: "Roccie"
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 4:26 AM
Subject: Wc Moore info
Here's a little more I found out. He fought for the confederacy as part of waller's regiment mustered out of falls county. He was in company b (Thomas Hightower's company), and this was a cavalry regiment. Moore was a sergeant.
All the best,
"when he returned to Texas after the war, his wife, Eliza, was dead, and his children were scattered around."
|per journal |
- comment: Texas Girlhood, pg 3, written by his granddaughter- stated he had returned to Alabama "from four years of fighting for the south to find his wife dead and his children scattered he knew not where."
His wife had died in '64, she was last known to be in Texas, having had a child in 1863 in Texas. Had she moved to Alabama with the children while he was in the war? What was the connection to Alabama? He was from Georgia and she from Mississippi; but their first child was born in Texas 1851.
Whatever the facts that had played out about 'Alabama' seem to not be known now, but he obviously did find his children as they were all livng with him and his 2nd wife by the 1870 census in Harris county. He had married her in 1866.
His war record has not been found.
Written by Mary Anne "Nona" Stricker Sturgeon, daughter of Henry Stricker and Runie Moore, granddaughter of Mary Madden Jones Norton and 2nd husband, William C. Moore, written in 1930s, tells of her life growing up in predominantly Waco and various maternal and paternal family members.
Journal graciously provided by Nona's grandson, Kris Banvard, son of Mary Elizabeth Sturgeon and Roger Emil Banvard,and his wife Paula Deming. (d)
||11 Aug 1870
||Harris Co, Texas
- residence 633
Moore, W.C. 39 1831 Georgia farmer
Moore, Rebecca 38 1832 Indiana
Moore, E.P. 18 1852 Texas (Evelyn Polk)
Moore, James 14 1856 Texas
Moore, L.J. 12 1858 Texas (Lucy)
Moore, Shella 10 1860 Texas (Stella? Rosa)
Eliza 3 1867 Texas
Pellot Abraham 10 1860 Texas (white)
(Must be R Gabriel, Rebecca's son b 18 Jan 1860)
Baker, M.M. 65 male 1805 Tennessee farmer
Baker, T.A. 43 male 1827 Ohio
Baker, George 8 1862 Texas
Pillot Edmond 62 1808 black male VA
Pillot, Mary 45 1825 Mulatto Tennessee
Pillot, Sallie 13 1857 Mulatto Texas
Pillot, Landis 9 1861 female Mulatto TX
Eliza 6 1864 Mulatto TX
Margareth 4 1866 Mulatto TX
Sophie 11/12 1870 black Texas
Deschaumes, Francis 48 1822 France
Deschaumes, Mary 29 1841 Texas
Deschaumes, Caroline 17 1853 Texas
Deschaumes, Emilie 15 1855 Texas
Deschaumes, Julia 14 1856 Texas
Deschaumes, Augusta 12 1858 Texas
Deschaumes, Alfred 10 160 Texas
Deschaumes, Victoria 8 1862 Texas
Deschaumes, Henry 4 1866 Texas
Davis, David 13 1857 Texas
Davis, Mary 11 1859 Texas
Davis, Lucy 9 1851 Texas
Deschaumes, Marianna 11/12 1869 Texas
Barclay, P.O. 19 1851 Louisiana
comment: Texas Girlhood, written by his granddaughter- stated he had returned to Alabama "from four years of fighting for the south to find his wife dead and his children scattered he knew not where."
His wife had died in '64, she was last known to be Texas, having had a child in 1863 in Texas. Had she moved to Alabama with the children while he was in the war? Whatever the facts that had played out about Alabama seem to not be known now, but he obviously did find his children as they were livng with him and his 2nd wife by the 1870 census in Harris county. He had married her in 1866.
||1870 Texas, Harris County census
Moore, William C., Rebecca Baker Moore, their daughter Eliza, his children by Eliza Green, her son by first husband Pillot, her father M.M. Baker and his son and grandson
||McLennan Co (District 106), Texas
- Jun 1880 McLennan Co (District 106), Texas
Moore, W.C. 49 1831 farmer Georgia -- --
Mary M. 36 1844 Missouri Missouri Missouri
("W" in W.C. Moore, faded and handwriting looks like "N" C. Moore.)
||8 Jun 1900
||Marlin (Ward 1), Falls Co, Texas
- 08 Jun 1900 Marlin, Ward No. 1, Falls Co, Texas
res 118 Moore, William C May 1831 69 married 20
Georgia, Delaware Georgia
Mary M wife Nov 1842 57 married 20 2 births 1 living Missouri Illinois Illinois
(her parents were not born in Illinois. She would have known that. Andrew also stated in his 1880 census that father was born in Illinois and mother in Texas)
Walter E Hunnicutt 34 Jun 1865 Texas TN TN
Mattie Hunnicutt 25 Jun 1874 Alabama
Emmitt K Hunnicutt 4 Oct 1895 son
Mary Watley 30 black servant divorced Texas
Mattie Crawford 24 black servant widowed Texas
Charlie Crawford 6 black son of Mattie
||8 Jun 1900
||Coleman Street, Marlin, Falls Co, Texas
||26 Feb 1904
||Waco, McLennan Co, Texas
||Greenwood Cem, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas, USA
- Greenwood Cemetery, Waco (Bellmead),McLennan Co. Texas
Submitted by Nancy K. Carter email@example.com
MOORE,W. C. [CSA] male born 1840 died 1864 m MOORE,Mary M.
(CSA = Confederate States of America)
MOORE,Mary M. born 1843 died 1920 married MOORE,W.C. [CSA]
(note: we have his b.d. as 1831 from census and he was alive in 1900 census. Dates are not correct on this Greenwood Cemetery transcription.)
||Greenwood Cemetery Historical Marker
||Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
- Related in the journal written by his granddaughter, Mary Ann "Nona" Stricker, "Texas Girlhood, she writes, "Years earlier her father (Runie, her mother) had returned home to Alabama from four years of fighting for the South to find his wife dead and his children scattered - he long knew not where. A lasting injury, suffered when his abdomen was pierced by a saddle horn during a cavalry charge, added to his woes. But he gathered the pieces of his broken heart and health, and with a characteristic masculine capacity for recovery rushed off to Texas and into a second marriage. Soon he had added to his adventure two more children and a divorce."
Note, no census records record him in Alabama. His first wife did die, and from census records, it appears he was in Texas. He did remarry and lived in Harris County near his 2nd wife's extended family, along with children from the first marriage. Unknown where this misinformation generated.
The journal continues...
"Undaunted either by age, ill health, or by previous matrimony catastrophe, and perhaps impelled by a fear of an approaching old age unsoftened by feminine companionship, William Moore went in search of a third wife. It wasn't long before he met and married Grandma (Mary Madden Jones Norton),a childless widow of thirty-six who had spent the Civil War years mothering several orphaned brothers and sisters."
I think I may have a breakthrough on William Calhoun Moore's ancestors, too, using some of the information you had sent to me. I eliminated the notion about Zachary Taylor this afternoon, but used his supposed kinswoman to find the proper family for her. Phillis Taylor, born in 1754, married Joshua Moore, and their son Samuel is William Calhoun's father, it looks like that at any rate. The family was all born in Delaware, then packed up and moved to Georgia. Phillis' grandfather was William Taylor of Somerset, Md. (died by Oct. 1773); Joshua's parents are Joshua Moore and Temperence Wailes.
At least, that's what this more plausible genealogical chart looks like. It comes with copious notes, and the notes are very confusing and use several varieties of enumeration, and I'm still trying to sort that out. These charts don't PROVE anything, of course, but is makes no claim to important people, includes much of a family that was already in that Rogers family tree on rootsweb (but the date errors are gone). Nothing has been proved, with this new genealogy, but one census record for William C. Moore did indicate that his father was born in Delaware. That sounded like a mistake to me, but I tucked it into a cubby hole in my brain as a possible clue. :)
Here is the web page. I'm sure you want to see it!
||5 Feb 2013 |
||Eliza Green, b. 14 Feb 1834, Mississippi , d. 3 Mar 1864, of, Falls Co, Texas (Age 30 years) |
||16 Apr 1851
||Matagorda Co, Texas
||Moore, William Calhoun and Eliza Green marriage record
16 Apr 1851
Matagorda County, Texas
Baptist preacher: Noah Hill
thanks to Rocci Hill for providing this record.
|+||1. Evelyn Polk Moore, b. 9 Sep 1852, Texas , d. 26 Jan 1925, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas (Age 72 years)|
| ||2. Louisiana E. Moore, b. 1 Feb 1855, Texas , d. Bef 1860, of, Falls Co, Texas (Age 4 years)|
|+||3. James Henry Moore, b. 03 Feb 1856, Harris Co, Texas , d. 01 Dec 1935, Leday, Coleman Co, Texas (Age 79 years)|
| ||4. Lucy J. Moore, b. 1858, Texas , d. Aft 1870, of, Harris Co, Texas (Age 13 years)|
|+||5. Stella Rosa Moore, b. 31 Mar 1860, Marlin, Falls Co, Texas , d. 31 Dec 1952, Houston, Harris Co, Texas (Age 92 years)|
| ||6. Viola Moore, b. 4 Feb 1863, Texas , d. Bef 1870, of, Texas (Age 6 years)|
||5 Feb 2013 |