I’m doing research on my son-in-laws family. I’m seeking information on an African American named John General Moore or General John Moore born about 1853 in Tennessee.
In 1910, he went by General, in 1920 by John and in 1930 by General again so I don’t really know which name was his first name. Below is all I’ve been able to find on his family so far.
Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. I would like to find out what his parents and siblings names were and what his first wife’s name was. Would also like to communicate with any relatives. Sincerely, Linda __________________________________________________________ 1910 Tullahassee, Wagoner Co., Oklahoma-Dist.#247 Moore General age 53 widowed b. Tn. father b. Tn. mother b. Va. farmer-employer rents farm can read and write Dothulea age 19 daug b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Mealy age 17 daug widow had 1 child and 1 child living b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Gilmore age 15 son b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Philmore age 13 son b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Mary age 11 daug b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Beaty age 8 son b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Hill age 6 son b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms. Mattie age 5 daug b. Ark. father b. Tn. mother b. Ms.
28 Jan 1920 Census for Hamilton, Okmulgee, Oklahoma - Dist.#109 Moore John age 67 b. Tn. parents b. Tn. Mattie age 50 b. Ms. parents b. Ms. Wm. age 33 b. Ms. Gill age 26 b. Ark. Thuher age 30 b. Ark. Beady daughter age 18 b. Ark Hill son age 17 b. Ok. Mattie daughter age 15 b. Ok. Bertha daughter-in-law age 19 b. La. Adam Ad age 18 boarder b. Ark. Salom Alene granddaughter age 2 b. Ok. parents b. Ok. Salom Melvin grandson age 4 b. Ok. parents b. Ok.
1930 Hamilton, Okmulgee, Oklahoma-Dist.#9 Dwelling 232 Moore Genrel age 77 married at age 24 b. Tenn. parents b. Tenn. owner general farm wife Martha age 57 married at age 15 b. Miss. father b. Miss. mother b. Va.
This is what I have on Gill Moore. I know he married Bertha Johnson about 1919 in Oklahoma and they had six children that I know of - Sie D., unknown child, Ethel, Willie, Charley and Geraldine. [This is my son-in-laws line]. I also know that Gill and Bertha were listed twice in the 1920 census. See the census for General Moore listed above.
28 Jan 1920 Census for Hamilton, Okmulgee, Oklahoma - Dist.#109 Pg. 30 in Ancestry.com Dwelling#294 Moore Gill rents home age 26 b. Ark father b. Al mother b. Ms farmer-general farm Bertha age 19 b. La father b. Tx mother b. La
25 Apr 1930 Census for Euchee, Creek Co., Oklahoma - Dist.#17 Pg. 22 in Ancestry.com Dwelling#261 Moore Gill rents home age 35 married at age 26 b. Arkansas parents b. Alabama cannot read or write farmer owns farm Bertha age 30 married at age 20 b. Louisiana parents b. Louisiana can read and write Sie age 8 b. Ok. Effie age 7 b. Ok. Willie age 4 b. Ok. Charley age 1 yr. 7 months b. Ok.
WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION 1917-1918: Name - Gill Moore Address - Beggs, Oklahoma Age - 21 Birthdate - December 25, 1895 Birthplace - Arkansas Race - Negro Occupation - Farmer Military experience - None Employed by - G. M. Moon Where Employed - Beggs, Oklahoma Dated - 5 June 1917 Married or Single - Single Physical Description - Short, stout, black hair, black eyes
What I have on Gill’s brother Phil is that he married a Rebecca [last name unknown] about 1923 in Oklahoma. They had four children that I know of – Mary, Percy, Ruth and Herbert Moore.
25 Apr 1930 Census for Hamilton Dist.#9, Okmulgee Co., Oklahoma Dwelling#269 Moore Phill head farm rents age 34 b. Ark. father b. Georgia mother b. Alabama farmer on general farm owner was in World War Rebecca age 26 b. Ok. parents b. Tx. Mary age 6 b. Ok. Hersey age 4 b. Ok. Ruth age 3 b. Ok. Herbert age 1 b. Ok.
Phil’s obituary was in the Okmulgee Daily Times - Thursday August 31, 1972 - Page 2, Col. 7 under Fill Moore but it didn’t list his parents. However it does say that he was buried in Beggs Cemetery.
Lastly, I found the following names online in the Beggs Black Cemetery in Beggs, Oklahoma but can’t prove they're related.
Beggs Black Cemetery
Moore, Fill, B 3-9-1893 D 8-27-1972(OK PVT US Army WWII) [I’m pretty sure this is Phil Moore]
Moore, General, B 1846 D 1947 [It's possible this is John General Moore]
Moore, Gerald Rev, B no date D 4-12-1948
Moore, Gill, B no date Buried 2-22-1948
Moore, Gill, B 12-25-1895 D 10-30-1948 (OK PVT 152 Depot Brigade WWI)
Moore, Lillian, B no date Buried 6-2-1958
Moore, Mildred A., B 4-30-1912 D 6-4-1973
Moore, Rebecca (Mother) B 8-7-1905 D 5-22-1959 [I’m pretty sure this is Phil Moore’s wife]