I have just search the Philpot pages on the Genforum and couldn't find the information that I'm looking for. Hopefully someone can help me.
I have a relative whos maiden name seems to be a subject of debate. Her first name was Elizabeth and she was born in 1831, Indiana and has passed by 1860 in Iowa. In Nov 1848 she married Samuel Wilson Moore who was born in 1824 in Tennessee. They had three children: Rachel Ann Moore b 3 Sept 1849 Indiana James G. Riley Moore b Dec 1850 Indiana George W. Moore b 29 Mar 1857 Iowa
Now here's the rub. I was originally told by an uncle that her last name was Romy. On the various Internet sites, I've seen her last name as Philpot and Ramsey. I recently found Samuel, Elizabeth, Rachel and James living in Wright Co., Iowa in 1856 along with two other co-habitators, these being James G. Riley (who was a couple years younger than Elizabeth, but born in New York) and Thomas Moore who was a younger brother to Samuel. Since Elizabeth named her first son James G. Riley Moore I have began to feel that her surname might have been Riley.
What I am asking is, does anyone researching the name Philpot have an Elizabeth b 1831 Indiana marrying this Samuel W. Moore? Rachel is my gg grandmother. I have seen here death record and the only information about her mother that is provided is that she was born in Indiana.