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NEW INFORMATION - MAY 22, 2005
NEW INFORMATION - JUNE 23, 2005
DNA TEST ALERT
Urgent Request: If you
have any information about Lemuel please contact me by
email. Thank you!
Lemuel Moore (b. ca. 1772
|Because of the information posted on this
web site about Lemuel Moore, I have received an email from another
researcher of the Moore family from Halifax and Pittsylvania, Virginia who
went to Grainger Co, Tennessee about 1800-1811. Ancestry.com has
finally finished indexing the 1830 Tennessee census records and a Lemuel
Moore born between 1770 and 1780 was located in Grainger Co, TN in 1830.
After pursuing this information it has been learned that our Lemuel may
have been the one in Grainger, TN rather than the one in Rutherford, NC.
If so, his ancestry is much different than originally thought.
|A Samuel Moore was also listed
in 1830 Grainger, TN who was in the same generation. A marriage
record for that county was found for a Samuel Moore and Elsey (Alice)_Mendinghall
(Mendenhall) in 1802. A further search revealed that Samuel and
Alice went to Preble, OH and had 11 children. Another marriage
record was found in Grainger, TN for a Samuel Moore and Ann Stubblefield
in 1804. Since we cannot find evidence that there was more than one
Samuel Moore in that generation in Grainger, TN, I have reason to believe
there was an error in the marriage record or in it's transcription.
I believe the marriage record was between Lemuel Moore and Ann
Stubblefield. Why? Here's some more evidence:
|1. In 1840 and 1850 we
find Lemuel Moore b. ca 1772 in VA married to Ann b. ca 1784/1785 in TN
living in Laurel Co, Kentucky. This information fits perfectly with
the information we know about the 1804 marriage record and the information
learned about Ann Stubblefield and her birth date and birth place.
2. Joseph Pruitt married Nancy Moore, daughter of Lemuel and Ann
Moore, in Rockcastle Co, Kentucky (next to Laurel Co.) on April 9, 1845.
Joseph Pruitt was found on the 1777 Oath of Allegiance List for
Pittsylvania Co, Virginia along with William Moore - probably the father of Lemuel
Moore who went to Grainger, TN - and William Stubblefield, the uncle of
3. Ann Stubblefield had a sister named Winifred. Lemuel and
Ann of Laurel Co, KY named a daughter Winifred, which is a rather uncommon
4. In the 1830 Grainger, TN census we find Joseph Stubblefield,
Ann's uncle, living two doors away from Lemuel Moore. Ann's father
died in 1817 and she may have been living near her uncle for that reason.
There were no other Stubblefields listed in Grainger, TN. Also
living nearby were Easleys and Rices. Lemuel Moore's grandmother was
Mary Rice. Sarah Easley was Ann Stubblefield's mother. Her
father was Robert Loxley Stubblefield.
|We have requested a known male
descendant of Lemuel Moore of Laurel Co, KY to take a DNA test to compare
his genetics with that of Mackness and Rice Moore, uncles of the Lemuel
Moore who was in Grainger, TN. Hopefully, this will help us
determine if our Moore line is connected to the Moores who went from
Halifax and Pittsylvania, Virginia to Grainger, Tennessee. If it
turns out negative, at least we can eliminate this Moore line.
(UPDATE (May 26, 2005) This DNA test may not be
fruitful because it has been learned that William Moore, thought to be a
descendant of Lemuel Moore of Laurel, KY, may not have been his descendant
after all. William may have been a step-son of Lemuel's son, James.
See further information below)
|Another fact of interest:
|In the 1850 census of Rusk,
Rusk, Texas, we find Ransom Moore who was the son of the Lemuel Moore from
Rutherford, NC. We also find Stephen Stubblefield, the brother of
Ann who married the other Lemuel Moore of Grainger, TN. The web of
mystery becomes even further entangled! It is possible that the
Moores who were in Rutherford, NC were related to those who were in
REGARDING: William F. Moore who was thought to be the son of James Moore.
James was living with Lemuel and Ann Moore in 1850 and he was single. In
1854 he married Mrs. Mary Reynolds. In 1860 they were in Laurel Co, KY and
they had a son William age 10. William was born Aug 1850 according to
Ronda. Therefore, William may have been the step-son of James and not his
The known sons of James and Mary (Reynolds) Moore were James K. Moore (b.
ca. 1854 KY; m. Ellen or Eleanor and 8 children), Lemuel Moore (b. ca 1856
KY-can't find in subsequent census records); Alexander Moore (b. ca. 1860
KY-can't find him either).
The sons of James K. and Ellen/Eleanor Moore were: Walter Moore (Nov
1881 KY), Leonard F. Moore (Jun 1888 KY), Burgess J. Moore (Aug. 1892 KY),
Moore (Jun 1895 KY) and Lee Moore (May 1898 KY).
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY DESCENDANTS OF JAMES K. MOORE AND
ELLEN/ELEANOR PLEASE CONTACT ME BY
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT JAMES K. MOORE:
James and Ellen or Eleanor were living in Laurel County, Kentucky in
1900, 1920 and 1930. According to the Kentucky Death Index, James
died January 20, 1932 in Laurel Co, KY. There children were:
Mary Moore - b. Feb 1879
Walter Moore - b. Nov 1881, m. Alice
Martha Moore - b. June 1884
Lulu Moore - b. August 1885
Leonard F. Moore - b. June 1888
Burgess J. Moore - b. August 1892, d. Jan. 20 1971 in Laurel, KY, m. Mae
Bradley W. Moore - b. June 1895, m. Mary
Lee Moore - b. May 1898
Descendants of James K. Moore may still be living in or near Laurel
County, Kentucky. Your help is needed! We need to find a male
descendant of James K. Moore who is willing to submit to a DNA test (at no