Looking for desdendants of the Mary Jane Moore & John Allen family.
Jerry A. Taylor
P. O. Box 101
Young Harris, GA30582-0101
1.Owen MOORE died about 1845 in Georgia.He was born in North Carolina.
He was married to Edie.Owen MOORE and Edie had the following children:
+2 i. James Owen MOORE (born on 7 February 1810).
3 ii. John MOORE.
4 iii. David MOORE.
2.James Owen MOORE was born on 7 February 1810 in Pendelton District, South Carolina.He died on 8 June 1883 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.
He was married to Margaret Jane SANDERS (daughter of James SANDERS).Margaret Jane SANDERS was born in August 1809 in South Carolina.She died on 7 August 1898 in Seneca, South Carolina.James Owen MOORE and Margaret Jane SANDERS had the following children:
+5 i. Sanford Vandiver MOORE (born on 10 October 1832).
+6 ii. Naoma MOORE (born in 1840).
+7 iii. Mary Jane MOORE .
8 iv. Martha MOORE.
9 v. John A MOORE was born in 1843 in South Carolina.
He was in Towns County GA in 1870 and in Pawnee, Nebraska by 1880.
5.Sanford Vandiver MOORE was born on 10 October 1832 in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina.He died on 24 June 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
CAPT. SANFORD V. MOORE. The career of this prominent and well-to-do citizen of Pawnee Precinct is of that class regarded with unalloyed interest by every intelligent individual, for it presents a forcible illustration of the results of industry, economy and good management. From a modest beginning in life Mr. Moore has attained to a good position socially and financially, chiefly signalizing himself as an agriculturist of more than ordinary success, and making a specialty of the breeding of Short-horn cattle. His operations are carried on at a fine farm of 200 acres, pleasantly located on section 8, and forming one of the most valuable tracts of land in this section of country.
Capt. Moore is of Southern birth, his native place having been in Oconee County, S. C., and his natal day Oct. 10, 1832. His father, James O. Moore, was also born in South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1810, in what was then known as the Pendleton District. He learned the blacksmith trade when approaching manhood, and followed it for many years. He spent the closing years of his life in this county. The mother was the daughter of James Sanders, also of South Carolina, and of Scotch-Irish descent. She was born in August, 1809, and the parental family included six children, two sons and four daughters, of whom our subject was the third in order of birth, and three of whom are still living.
The Moore family, about 1842, removed first to Georgia, and then to Tennessee. Sanford V. acquired a limited education in the imperfect schools of that day, attending probably not to exceed a period of three months in his whole life. He attained to manhood under the parental roof, assisting his father in the blacksmith-shop, and at the same time occupying himself considerably at farming. He worked at the forge more or less until twenty-nine years old. At the age of nineteen he was married to Miss Sarah Gibson, daughter of Robert Gibson, of Tennessee, and in 1858 removed with his family to Webster County. Mo.
Mr. Moore now opened up a blacksmith-shop at High Prairie, and worked at his trade until after the outbreak of the Civil War. In the meantime he served in the Home Guards, and in 1862 enlisted in Company B, 8th Missouri Cavalry, under command of W. F. Geiger. They sojourned in Missouri until July, 1863, and were then sent South on the Little Rock campaign, taking part in many of the important battles which followed. Mr. Moore distinguished himself as a brave and efficient soldier, and was four times promoted, finally reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. He was soon transferred to Company F, of which he took command, and was afterward given a Captain's commission. He served thus until resigning, in February, 1865.
Upon leaving the army Capt. Moore returned to Missouri, settling in Marshfield, and in June, 1865, came to this county and took up a homestead claim of 160 acres. He lived upon this, improving it until he secured a warrantee deed, and added gradually to his landed estate until he is now the owner of 360 broad acres. The farm residence and other buildings are substantially constructed and in good order, and in his live-stock operations Mr. Moore has shipped some of the best swine ever seat from Pawnee County. One carload comprised animals eleven months old, with an average weight of 309 pounds, for which he received Philadelphia prices. The grasshopper plague, which proved such a detriment to this region, was a harvest for pigs, as they ate them ravenously and fattened upon them.
Mrs. Sarah (Gibson) Moore, the first wife of our subject, became the mother of five children--Robert, John, Jennie, Clara and Mary. His second wife was Miss Maggie, daughter of William Robinson, of Towns County, Georgia, and of this union there were also born five children--Roy, Clay, Dee, Edna and Lamay. The mother of these died in 1882. Mr. Moore contracted a third marriage, with Mrs. Merica Foster Nichols, in June, 1883. This lady was born in Towns County, Georgia, in 1860, and is the daughter of F. C. and Malinda (Osborn) Foster. The father is living in Georgia, and the mother is deceased.
Our subject during the Centennial at Philadelphia, in 1876, was solicited to visit the exposition as a representative from this county, but declined. In political matters he votes the Republican ticket, and socially, is a member of the G. A. R. He began at the foot of the ladder in life, without means or other resources than his strong muscles and willing hands, and has made for himself an admirable record.
He was married to Sarah Ann GIBSON on 26 November 1851 in Monroe County, Tennessee.Sarah Ann GIBSON was born about 1836.Sanford Vandiver MOORE and Sarah Ann GIBSON had the following children:
+10 i. Amanda Jane MOORE (born in 1852).
+11 ii. James Robert MOORE(born in 1854).
+12 iii. Sarah Tennessee MOORE(born in 1855).
+13 iv. John A. MOORE (born in 1860).
+14 v. Mary D. MOORE (born in 1862).
He was married to Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON (daughter of William "Billy" ROBINSON and Harriett E. GREEN) on 2 March 1871 in Towns County, Georgia.Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON was born on 1 September 1852 in Union (Towns) County, Georgia.She died on 28 March 1882 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.She was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.Sanford Vandiver MOORE and Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON had the following children:
15 i. Roy MOORE was born in 1872 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.He died on 14 June 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
+16 ii. Clay "Bird" MOORE (born on 2 October 1874).
+17 iii. Sanford Dee MOORE (born on 7 July 1877).
+18 iv. Edna Marian MOORE (born on 28 June 1878).
+19 v. LeMay MOORE (born on 16 September 1881).
He was married to Merica A. FOSTER (daughter of Franklin Calloway FOSTER and Harriet Malinda OSBORN) on 29 May 1883 in Towns County, Georgia.Merica A. FOSTER was born in 1860 in Towns County, Georgia.She died on 12 April 1924 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.
6.Naoma MOORE was born in 1840 in South Carolina.She died in December 1880 in Towns County, Georgia.
She was married to William Humphrey SPIVA (son of Leason SPIVA and Jane JACKSON).William Humphrey SPIVA was born on 23 May 1834 in Georgia.He died on 2 July 1896.He was buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Hiawassee, Georgia.Naoma MOORE and William Humphrey SPIVA had the following children:
20 i. Rowena J. SPIVA was born in 1869 in Towns County, Georgia.
+21 ii. Joseph A. SPIVA (born on 10 January 1871).
22 iii. James Newton SPIVA was born in 1875 in Towns County, Georgia.
23 iv. Mary SPIVA was born in 1879 in Towns County, Georgia.
7.Mary Jane MOORE.
She was married to John ALLEN about 1853 in Georgia.