Moore Family Information


Thomas Moore
born: Virginia
died: before 1816 - Montgomery County, North Carolina
wife: Elizabeth (maybe Bell?)

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth ? Moore:

1. Thomas N. Moore
born: 1799 - Montgomery County, North Carolina
died: 11 August 1847 -
married: 11 September 1825 -
wife: Elizabeth Tarver

2. Samuel Thomas Moore
born: 8 March 1800 - North Carolina
died: before 1850 - Rutherford County, Tennessee
married: 13 September 1823 - Rutherford County, Tennessee
wife: Elizabeth Webb Nivens
born: 21 December 1804 - Tennessee
died: 26 October 1833 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

Children of Samuel Thomas Moore and Elizabeth Webb Nivens Moore:

2.1. Elizabeth A. Moore
born: 1823 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.2. Mary A. Moore
born: 4 October 1826 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.3. William T. Moore
born: 13 September 1829 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4. John Marion Moore
born: 29 June 1831 - Tennessee
died: 9 April 1881 - Livingston, Caldwell County, Kentucky
1880 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky
married: 15 February 1852 - Wilson County, Tennessee
wife: Saraphine America Moore
[4.1. below]
[daughter of Rev. David Byrd Moore and Mary Elizabeth Donnell]

Children of John Marion Moore and Saraphine America Moore Moore:

2.4.1. Samuel Alphonso Moore
born: 6 July 1852 - Tennessee
died: 29 March 1890 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.2. Martha Elizabeth Moore
born: 3 September 1853 - Tennessee
died: 20 April 1870 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.3. Donald Wilson David Moore
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
born: 27 July 1855 - Tennessee
died: 16 July 1913 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
buried: Asher Cemetery - Caldwell County, Kentucky
married: 17 January 1877 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
wife: Elmira Elizabeth Harper
born: 6 October 1859 - Caldwell County Kentucky
died: 1944 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
buried:

Children of Donald Wilson David Moore and Elmira Elizabeth Harper Moore:

2.4.3.1. John M. Moore
born: 15 January 1877

2.4.3.2. Elbert Moore
born: April 1879
wife: Maggie Vinson
born: April 1886
died: 1966

2.4.3.3. J. Iva Moore
born: October 1883
died: 1961
wife: Novella Clift

2.4.3.4. Lelia Ann Moore
born: March 1888
died: 1941
buried: Asher Cemetery - Caldwell County, Kentucky
husband: Arthur Riley

2.4.3.5. Denia Moore
born: 19 January 1893
husband: Smith Beavers

2.4.3.6. Marion Moore
born: November 1894
wife: Iva Freeman

 

 

2.4.4. James Thomas Moore
born: 10 July 1857 - Tennessee
died: 14 May 1880 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.5. Rufus Henry Moore
born: 27 December 1858 - Tennessee
died: 15 September 1887 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

Children of Rufus Henry Moore and wife:

2.4.5.1. Robert Moore
born: December 1881
1900 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with uncle, Robert Amzi Moore]

 

2.4.6. Cornelia Ann Moore
born: 31 May 1860 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.7. Houston Gerome Moore
born: 18 August 1862 - Kentucky
died: 1907 -

2.4.8. Sarah Ellen Elizabeth Moore
born: 26 June 1864 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 1944 - Kentucky

2.4.9. Robert Amzi Moore
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
born: 17 August 1866 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 7 April 1909 - Flat Rock neighborhood, Caldwell County, Kentucky
buried: Asher Cemetery - Caldwell County, Kentucky
1880 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky
1900 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky
married: 24 December 1895 - Fredonia, Caldwell County, Kentucky
wife: Sarah Ellen Travis
[daughter of George Travis and Mary Elder]
born: 1 November 1873 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 4 November 1968 - Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
buried:
1880 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with parents]
1900 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky
1910 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [widow]

Children of Robert Amzi Moore and Sarah Ellen Travis Moore:

2.4.9.1. Robert Burnie Moore
born: 15 December 1896 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 23 June 1991 - Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
1900 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with parents]
1910 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with mother]
married: 30 June 1931 - Mt. Zion, Macon County, Illinois
wife: Bertha Elva Karl
[daughter of Otto Karl and Blanche Webb]
born: 10 July 1904 - Mt. Zion, Macon County, Illinois
died: 18 December 1999 - Mt. Zion, Macon County, Illinois

2.4.9.2. Mabel Moore
born: 11 June 1899 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 3 July 1981 - Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
1900 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with parents]
1910 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with mother]

2.4.9.3. Sarah Elizabeth Moore
born: 19 November 1901 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 11 November 1918 - Mt. Zion, Illinois
buried: Mt. Zion Cemetery - Mt. Zion, Illinois (no marker)
1910 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with mother]

2.4.9.4. Everett Davidson Moore
born: 25 April 1906 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 8 November 1908 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.9.5. Lucy A. Moore
born: 6 September 1908 - Fredonia, Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 8 July 2001 - Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois
buried: City Cemetery - Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois
1910 Census - Caldwell County, Kentucky [living with mother]
married: 1 January 1933 - Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois
husband: Clarence Wallace
[son of Robert Wallace and Nancy Davis]
born: 19 April 1909 - Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois
died: 13 February 1999 - Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois
buried: City Cemetery - Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois

 

2.4.10. Finis Ewing Moore
born: 19 January 1868 - Kentucky
died:

2.4.11. Mary Clarissa Moore
born: 30 September 1869 - Kentucky
died: 1939 - Marion, Crittenden County, Kentucky

2.4.12. Minnie Margaret Moore
born: 14 July 1871 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 7 September 1896 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.4.13. Female Moore
born: 1 September 1874 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
died: 7 September 1874 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

 

 

2.5. Sarah J. Moore
born: 21 December 1833 - Tennessee

2.6. James Franklin Moore
born: 26 April 1835 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.7. Samuel W. Moore
born: 26 October 1837 - Tennessee
died: 15 July 1920 - Kentucky

2.8. Isaac Houston Moore
born: 12 July 1841 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

2.9. Robert N. Moore
born: 2 December 1844 - Caldwell County, Kentucky

 

 

3. Jesse L. Moore
Elder in the Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Wilson County, Tennessee
born: 28 September 1805 - North Carolina
died: 5 May 1883 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Jesse L. Moore, age 45]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [J. L. Moore, age 54]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Jesse Moore, age 64]
1880 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [J. L. Moore, age 74]
Photograph
Obituary
1st marriage: 29 December 1841 -
1st wife: Sarah Shannon
born: 9 January 1807 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 21 January 1844 - Wilson County, Tennessee

Children of Jesse L. Moore and Sarah Shannon Moore:

3.1. Dr. Thomas Jefferson Moore
born: 5 July 1832 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 22 January 1896 - Weakley County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Thomas Moore, age 18]
married: 1 March 1871 - Sharon, Weakley County, Tennessee
wife: Elnora Jane Tansil

3.2. Rebecca Ann Moore
born: 5 July 1837 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 10 February 1918 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Rebecca Moore, age 13]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Rebecca Moore, age 23]
married:
husband: Rev. Henry Washington Reed
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
born: 20 January 1827
died: 20 February 1903

 

2nd marriage of Jesse L. Moore: about 1846 -
2nd wife: Caroline Matilda Thayer Browne
born: c1819 - South Carolina
died: before 1860 census
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Carolina Moore, age 31]

Children of Jesse L. Moore and Caroline Matilda Thayer Browne Moore:

3.3. Cyrus J. Moore
born: 16 April 1847 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 11 May 1881 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Cyrus Moore, age 4]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Cyrus Moore, age 13]
wife: S. J. "Dolly" Hooker
born: 1854
died:

Child of Cyrus J. Moore and S. J. Hooker Moore:

3.3.1. Maggie Moore
born: 19 September 1875 - Tennessee
died: 21 January 1904 - Wilson County, Tennessee
married: 1 October 1902
husband: Joe T. May

 

3.4. Rufus Moore
born: 1850 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: young - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Rufus Moore, age 10/12]

3.5. Nancy Ellen Cornelia Moore
born: 18 January 1851 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 11 December 1899 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Nancy Moore, age 9]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Ellen C. Moore, age 19]
married: 8 September 1870 - Wilson County, Tennessee
husband: John Watson Ragsdale
born: 13 September 1846 - Rutherford County, Tennessee
died: 30 September 1919 - Wilson County, Tennessee

Children of Nancy E. Cornelia Moore Ragsdale and John Watson Ragsdale:

3.5.1. Cyrus William Cherry Ragsdale
born: 6 September 1871 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 15 June 1959 - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
married: 3 March 1895 - Wilson County, Tennessee
wife: Sarah Virginia Caraway
born: 12 December 1874 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 18 October 1968 - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas

3.5.2. Nancy Caroline "Carrie" Ragsdale
born: 2 October 1873 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 18 December 1960 - Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

3.5.3. Jessie Marvin Ragsdale
born: 1 September 1881 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 24 July 1882 - Wilson County, Tennessee

3.5.4. Harvey Elmer Ragsdale
Elder - First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tribute
born: September 1883 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 1 January 1954 - Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
wife: Ola Tatum
born: 18 September 1886
died: 24 August 1921 - Wilson County, Tennessee

3.5.5. Walter Maxwell Ragsdale
born: 29 October 1889 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 24 September 1917 - Wilson County, Tennessee
married: 3 May 1914 - Wilson County, Tennessee
wife: Nettie Rogers
born: 19 May 1893 - Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee

 

3.6. Sarah E. F. Moore
born: c1856 - Tennessee
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Sarah Moore, age 4]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Sarah Moore, age 14]
1880 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [S. E. F. Moore, daughter, age 24]

 

4. Rev. David Byrd Moore
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
born: 30 August 1807 - North Carolina
died: 29 September 1870 - Wilson County, Tennessee
buried:
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [David B. Moore, age 43]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [D. B. Moore, age 53]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Bird D. Moore, age 63]
married: 3 November 1830 - Wilson County, Tennessee
Marriage Bond 3 November 1830: Robert Donnell, Surety, and T. Provine, Minister
wife: Mary Elizabeth Donnell
[daughter of William S. "Cedar Bill" Donnell, Jr. and Margaret Sherrill Donnell]
(neice of Rev. Robert Donnell)
born: 1807 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: before 1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee
buried:
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Elizabeth Moore, age 43]

Children of David Byrd Moore and Mary Elizabeth Donnell Moore:

4.1. Saraphine America Moore
born: 19 August 1832 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 7 September 1906 - Caldwell County, Kentucky
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Sarah Moore, age 18, living with parents]
married: 15 February 1852 - Wilson County, Tennessee
husband: John Marion Moore
[2.4. above]
[son of Samuel Thomas Moore and Elizabeth Webb Nivens]

Children of Saraphine America Moore and John Marion Moore:
See Above

 

4.2. Margaret Elizabeth Moore
born: 16 July 1834 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 12 July 1885 - Sherrilltown, Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Margaret Moore, age 16, living with parents]
married: 4 February 1853
husband: Abel Rufus Sherrill
born: 18 January 1832 - Tennessee

Children of Margaret Elizabeth Moore Sherrill and Abel Rufus Sherrill:

4.2.1. William Bird Sherrill
born: 8 January 1854

4.2.2. Ivey Monroe Sherrill
born: 2 April 1856

4.2.3. Sarophine Cornelia Sherrill
born: 10 January 1858

4.3.4. Rufus Amzi Sherrill
born: 11 September 1861

4.3.5. Nancy A. Sherrill
born: about 1862

4.3.6. Mary Ann Sherrill
born: 10 February 1865

4.3.7. Parthenia Eudora Sherrill
born: 26 September 1863

 

4.3. William A. T. Moore
born: 1836 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [William Moore, age 14, living with parents]
wife: Parthenia A.

4.4. Mary Jane Moore
born: 1837 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 5 September 1874 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Mary Moore, age 13, living with parents]
married: 8 January 1857 - Wilson County, Tennessee
husband: William Thomas Sherrill
born: 29 June 1837 - Wilson County, Tennessee

Children of Mary Jane Moore Sherrill and William Thomas Sherrill:

4.4.1. Eleanor Elizabeth Sherrill
born: 18 October 1856 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 23 July 1895 - Wise County, Texas
husband: James Brantley Prichard, Jr.
[son of James Brantley Prichard and Martha Ann Arnold]
born: 31 October 1852 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 23 July 1895 - Wise County, Texas

4.4.2. William David Sherrill
born: 25 September 1860 - Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee

4.4.3. Homer McMurrey Sherrill
born: 8 August 1874

 

4.5. Samuel Jasper Moore
born: 8 January 1840 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 29 July 1910 - Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Samuel Moore, age 11, living with parents]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Saml J. Moore, age 20, living with father]
wife: Sarah J. Wade
[daughter of Andrew Jackson Wade and Louisa Jane Geers]

4.6. Robert D. Moore
born: 1841 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: Wise County, Texas - ?
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Robert Moore, age 8, living with parents]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Robt D. Moore, age 18, living with father]
married: about 1867
wife: Helen Alexander

4.7. David L. H. Moore
born: 1843 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [David Moore, age 7, living with parents]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [David L. H. Moore, age 17, living with father]

4.8. John Nelson Moore
born: 26 December 1844 - Wilson County, Tennessee
died: 28 August 1924 - Wise County, Texas
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [John Moore, age 6, living with parents]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [John M. Moore, age 15, living with father]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [John N. Moore, age 35, living with father]
married: 1 January 1873
wife: Dorcas Kiziah Nettles

Children of John Nelson Moore and Dorcas Kiziah Nettles Moore:

4.8.1. Samuel David Moore

4.8.2. Cyrus Caley Moore

 

4.9. Clarissa A. Moore
born: 1848 - Wilson County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Clarissa Moore, age 2, living with parents]
1860 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Carisa A. Moore, age 11, living with father]
1870 Census - Wilson County, Tennessee [Claisa Moore, age 21, living with father]
husband: Thompson ?

 

5. James B. Moore

born: 1810 -

died: between 1850-1860 -
wife: Agnes W. Shearin


Photograph of Jesse L. Moore (1805-1883)

Obituary for Jesse L. Moore (1805-1883)

Moore—Died May 5th 1883, brother J. L. Moore, aged 77 years, 7 months and 7 days.

He had long been a citizen of Wilson County, Tennessee, and for more than thirty years a ruling elder in the Mt. Zion congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a modest man, and a very consistent Christian, always in his place in the session and in the congregation unless providentially prevented. His influence was for good during a long life. No man ever had a higher character for honor and integrity. The writer was his pastor for many years, and takes pleasure in bearing testimony to his worth as a Christian gentleman. His reputation as an upright Christian man is a rich legacy to his family and the Church. No doubt he has a reward in heaven. The session of Mt. Zion congregation adopted the following with reference to his memory:

Whereas, It has pleased almighty God in his wisdom to remove brother J. L. Moore, an elder in this congregation, from the sorrows of earth to the joys of heaven, therefore,

Resolved, That we as a session humbly bow to the divine will in this sad affliction.

2. That in the death of brother Moore the Church has lost one of its purest and most devoted members and the session a wise counselor.

That we tender to the bereaved family our deepest sympathy, and can but mourn with them with a hope to meet again beyond the river.

That a copy of this be furnished the family, and also the CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN for publication.

A. H. Alsup


Tribute to Harvey Elmer Ragsdale


H. E. Welch, Treasurer
Ira L. Thompson, Chmn. Board of Deacons
Paul E. Snyder, Supt. Of Sunday School
J. T. Gray, Session Clerk

The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Oak and Lindsay Streets
J. Fred Johnson D.D., Pastor
Chattanooga 3, Tennessee

A Tribute of Respect to H. E. Ragsdale

Whereas, on January 1, 1954, our Heavenly Father saw fit to call from our midst to his reward or beloved friend and co-worker in the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Elder H. E. Ragsdale

Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Elders at its regular monthly meeting,

First, that we bow in humble submission to the will of God, who doeth all things well;

Second, that with heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and loved ones, we express our hope that God through his wonderful love will give help and strength through their hours of sadness;

Third, that we have sustained a great loss in the church, in the going of this faithful leader;

Fourth, that we emulate his life of service and helpfulness; that we render thanks to God for the privilege of knowing and serving with such a consecrated man, that we pledge ourselves anew to the carrying forward the work of the Church he loved so well;

Fifth, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, a copy be sent to the family and a copy sent to The Cumberland Presbyterian for publication.

Respectfully submitted
Dr. J. Fred Johnson, Moderator
J. T. Gray, Clerk


Updated November 16, 2015

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