Squire William T Moore & Margaret E. Louthan 1881 Family Bible
This Bible has been in the possession of Brenda Black Watson (2nd great-granddaughter of William and Margaret) since 1977, inherited from Arcola, IL. This transcript is taken from five pages out of the original Bible.I have faithfully maintained the original spelling.
Squire William Thomas Moore (1830-1922) was born in Parke County, Indiana, moved to Douglas Count, Illinois when he was four years old (spring of 1834) and died in Douglas Co., IL. William was the eldist of 8 children born to Amanda Rice (1806-1863) and Jacob Moore (1799-1960), pioneers of the family in Douglas County and natives of Shelby County, KY.William married Margaret Elizabeth Louthan in 1856, Coles County, IL. Margaret (1838-1907) was born in Edgar County, IL and died in Douglas County, IL.She was the youngest of 12 to John (1790-1865) and Margaret (Carter) Louthan (1797-1884), both of whom were born in Frederick County, VA. William and Margaret had seven children. Squire William served for 18 years as a Justice of the Peace, 3 terms as township collector and 2 terms as assessor.He owned property in Coles County, was a Mason and an Odd Fellow in Arcola, IL. Some Source data from "History of Douglas County"
"The Hermitage" had been built as a coach stop and inn on the Springfield Road which ran from Terre Haute, Indiana and Springfield, Illinois.It later became a post office known locally as "The Hermitage" and the last proprietors were John and Sarah Louthan.Jacob Moore had been the first to settle in the area in 1833 and he built a cabin two miles west of the future site of Arcola, Illinois.His son, William T. Moore, met John and Margaret's daughter, Margaret Louthan, at The Hermitage and married her in 1856.They lived a half-mile north of Springfield Road at Woodland Home which still stands in 1993. (Source: Tom Fetters)
Surnames in this file:MOORE, LOUTHAN, BLACK, DALLAS, JOHNSON, RUSH
Date Range: 1830-1942
Title Page Parallel-Column Edition. The Holy Bible Containing The King James and the Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, Arranged in Parallel Columns, with A Complete Concordance, Embracing Every Passage of Scripture in the Largest Editions, The Psalms in Metre, 100,000 Marginal References and Readings, Dr. Wm. Smith's Standard Bible Dictionary, ……..Compiled Expressly for this Edition, From the Writings of the Dr. Wm. Smith, Dean Milman, Rev. John Kitto, D.D., Drs. Von Ewald and Michelson, and Other Eminent Biblical Scholars. 2000 Scripture Illustrations on Steel, Wood, and in Colors. Toledo, Ohio: U.S.B. Publishing Co., No. 193 Summit Street. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1886, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.Copyright 1881.
Page 1 This Certifies that Wm T Moore and Margaret E. Louthan were united in marriage by me in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony At Home on the 17th day of April in the year of our Lord 1856. In Presence of Mr. [Bules] and relatives. Signed: Rev [Venesab].
Page 2 BIRTHS Wm. T. Moore was Born Sept 5th 1830 Margaret E. Louthan Born Jan 24. 1838 Sarah M. Moore was " April the 13. 1857 Charles Albert Moore was born July 3rd 1858 Clarance Ferdinand Moore was born Feb 7th 1860 Laura Catherine Moore was Born May 18. 1864 Alice Bell Moore was Born Sept 6th 1866 Henry Wm Moore was Born Oct the 8th 1869 Walter [Walles] Moore was Born July 25th 1872 [Line drawn under above entries] Robert Overton Black born Aug 30th 1890 George Wm Black born July 24th 1892 Lois Francis Black born Oct. 30th 1893 Andrew Clarance Black born May 29th 1898
Page 3 MARRIAGES Clarance F. Moore & Anna J. Johnson married Dec 7th 1887 Anna Johnson was born March 14th 1863 Ruby Francis Moore born May 8th 1891 Charles A. Moore & Clara Mary Rush Married Dec 28th 1887 Clara Mary Rush was born Jan 29th 1867 Robert Miller Black and Laura Moore Married Nov. 6th 1889. Robert Miller Black born Dec 16th 1845 Henry W. Moore and Elizabeth Dallas Married Feb 17th 1909 Elizabeth Dallas born March 14th 1888 Richard Henry Moore born Jan 31st 1910 on Mon 10 A.M.
Page 3 DEATHS Walter W. Moore Departed this life Sept the 21st 1872. Age 1 month & 27 days. Mrs. Margaret E. Moore Departed this life Sat morning at 9 A.M. Feb 9th 1907. Age 69 years and 15 days. Alice B. Moore Departed this life Tues 1 P.M. Jan 19th 1909. Age 42 years 4 months 13 days Robert Black Departed this life Sunday 9 P.M. June 11th 1899. Age 54 years 6 months 25 days
Page 4 MEMORANDA Wm T Moore united with the Presbyterian Church Oct 17th 1920. Also on the same Sunday had the 4 generations pictures taken to gather Father Laura Robert and Bobie Jr. Father being 90 years old Sept 5-1920.An eventful Sunday.Margaret Sarah Moore Born April 13. 1857 passed away Sept 18. 1942.