William Calhoun Moore

Male 1831 - 1904  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name William Calhoun Moore  [1
    Born May 1831  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Grimes Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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
    Census 9 Aug 1860  Marlin P.O., Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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
    1860 Texas, Falls County, Marlin P.O. census
    Moore, William Calhoun, Eliza, and children.
    Military 1862  Falls County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: "Roccie"
      To:
      Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 4:26 AM
      Subject: Wc Moore info


      Hi Sherry,
      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,
      Roccie=

      6/16/13 (Roccie)
      "when he returned to Texas after the war, his wife, Eliza, was dead, and his children were scattered around."
    Other-Begin Abt 1865  Alabama (possibly) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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."

      (from Paula)
      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.
    TEXAS GIRLHOOD
    TEXAS GIRLHOOD
    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)
    Census 11 Aug 1870  Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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)


      Residence 634
      Baker, M.M. 65 male 1805 Tennessee farmer
      Baker, T.A. 43 male 1827 Ohio
      Baker, George 8 1862 Texas


      residence 630
      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


      residence 639
      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
    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
    Census Jun 1880  McLennan Co (District 106), Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.)
    Census 8 Jun 1900  Marlin (Ward 1), Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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)

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      308 Capps
      residence 126
      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
    Residence 8 Jun 1900  Coleman Street, Marlin, Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Feb 1904  Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cem, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Greenwood Cemetery, Waco (Bellmead),McLennan Co. Texas
      Submitted by Nancy K. Carter ppp@theplaces.com
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/mclennan/cemeteries/greenwood.txt

      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 Historical Marker
    Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
    Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
    Notes 
    • 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."

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    • http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/TAYLOR/1998-12/0912965886
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      from Paula

      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!

      http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/TAYLOR/1998-12/0912965886

      Yours, Paula
    Person ID I910  Roots
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2013 

    Father Samuel Moore,   b. 24 Sep 1788, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1875, Brown, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Lucy Green Ward,   b. 19 Dec 1802,   d. 31 May 1834  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1821  Greene Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16444  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Eliza Green,   b. 14 Feb 1834, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1864, of, Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1851  Matagorda Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moore, William Calhoun and Eliza Green marriage record
    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.
    Children 
    +1. Evelyn Polk Moore,   b. 9 Sep 1852, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1925, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Louisiana E. Moore,   b. 1 Feb 1855, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, of, Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +3. James Henry Moore,   b. 03 Feb 1856, Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1935, Leday, Coleman Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Lucy J. Moore,   b. 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, of, Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    +5. Stella Rosa Moore,   b. 31 Mar 1860, Marlin, Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1952, Houston, Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Viola Moore,   b. 4 Feb 1863, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, of, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F11318  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Jane Baker,   b. 25 Oct 1836, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1924, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1866  Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Moore,   b. 4 Jun 1867, of, Falls Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1943, Chalk Bluff, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F11320  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Mary Madden Jones,   b. 1843, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1920, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1880  McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Runie Mable Moore,   b. 30 May 1881, Battle, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1968, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S200] Betty Mason (thru J.Reedy).