Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee (hospital)
Rock Spring, Walker Co., Georgia (residence)
- Played the music for her father's church services.
At ten played an old-fashion reed organ that had to be pumped by foot but her
feet did not reach the pedals. So an adult would sit beside her to pump the organ.
- Graduated from Dalton High School in 1936 (only 11 grades)
- Studied music at Bessie Tift College in Forsythe, GA for one year
- Taught at Pleasant Grove School in Dalton, GA (1937-1945)
- Taught 4th Grade at Fortune Grammar School in LaFayette, GA (1950-1975)
- Graduated from University of Georgia in Athens, GA with BA Education
- Taught piano part time until 1963
- After widowed, played piano for the First Baptist Church of LaFayette Senior Choir and maintained the Church Library
- Loved playing the piano. Continued to play the piano remarkedly well for the rest of her life.
- Worked in saw mill before he married
- Worked as automobile mechanic in Dalton, Georgia
- Chairman of Whitfield County War Price and Rationing Board (WW II)
- Southern Baptist minister in Whitfield County, GA (1929-1960)
- Ordained by East Side Baptist Church in Dalton, GA (Dec 9, 1928)
- At South Dalton Baptist Church had a highly succesful revivial where he baptized 186 converts.
- Served as pastor at the following Baptist churches: East Side, South Dalton, Dug Gap, Swamp Creek, Macedonia, East Armuchee, New Hope,
Shelbyville Mill, Antiock, Grove Level, and Airport Mission.
- For twenty years and one month was the director of the radio program "Sunrise Service" that
aired on the Dalton, GA, station WBLJ.
4 It was the first program that WBLJ broadcast over the air.
Omega, Tift Co., GA (1920); Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA (1930)
AO Moore Family Photos
- Called "Alma"
- Had a twin brother Alwin that died in a goat cart accident when they
- Attended Rhinehart College in Waleska, GA 2
- Taught at Gravelly Hill School, Cherokee Co., GA (about 2 miles west of
Moore Mill's Bridge) 2
- Sewed, tatted
- Grew flowers; sold her gladiolas to the local florist before there was FTD
- Helped design the house they built on Sheridan Street in Dalton, GA
- Called "Frank" when a child
- Listed as being at school when he was 25 (1880 census)
- Baptist minister (although father had been Presbyterian elder)
- Served as pastor at Stamp Creek Baptist Church, Cherokee Co., GA Gravestone-"Servant of God well done. The battle fought the victory won.
And thou hast entered rest." 1
Fair Play, Cherokee Co., GA (1900, 1910)
- Had eleven slaves and had 3 slave houses in 1860
- After War worked for his father-in-law George Agnew who had a business related to horses
War Between the States4,5
- Enlisted December 9, 1861
Camp Hampton in 17th South Carolina Infantry Volunteers, Company K, Lacy Guards, York County
- Slightly wounded in 1862 at Battle of Second Manassas
- Wounded July 5, 1864 at Petersburg
and later in January 1865 returned to light duty
in Lynchburg by the Medical Board
- Paroled April 13, 1865 at Lynchburg, Virginia
Migrations after the War:
- Based on birth states of children:
Moved to Georgia some time between 1868 and 1870
Moved to Alabama some time after 1880 and was in Alabama in 1882
Still in Alabama Dec 1895 when daughter was married at their home
1900 Census has residence being in Tarrant County, Texas
Family stories place family in Fluvanna, Scurry County, Texas in 1903 and 1904.
Living with son Pliney in Oklahoma when he died in 1905
Census and Tax List Info-Residences:
York, York District, SC (1850); Bullock Creek, York District, SC (1860,1864);
District 5, Bartow Co., GA (1870); Little Prairie, Bartow Co., GA (1880);
Justice Precinct 8, Tarrant, TX(1900)
York County Will probated Dec 21, 1835
mentions sons Andrew J and Jesse M, daughter Rachel E, and 5 slaves (John, Sintha, Dianne, Jerry, and Emoriah). His wife and James B Good were named the sole executrix and executor.
- Listed as 'Captain' in 1800 census
- Had nine slaves in 1820
Revolutionary War 5
- South Carolina 3rd Regiment
- Lost a horse in the Battle at Briar Creek (March 1779)
- During 1781 served 230 days in the Light Dragons and militia under Captains Jacob Barnett, Love, McCullough, Lt. Col Henry Hampton, and General Sumter.
York County Will dated 1828
mentions his wife, sons John and Andrew, daughters Nancy Bowans and Elizabeth Jamieson, granddaughters Rachel Jamieson and Silindy Roberts. Sons John and Andrew were named the sole executors.
Will also mentions a still, cattle, sheep, geese, hogs ,household furniture, kitchen furniture, etc.
York District, SC (1790); York District, SC (1800, 1810); York, York District, SC (1820)
- Miller and Blacksmith at Moore's Mill
(Moore's Mill was US Post Office 1879 to 1906).
- Founding partner in Moore Bros.
(Moore Bros. owned a grist mill for corn and a roller mill for flour upstream from Moore's Mill on Shoal Creek 1899 to ca 1926 as well as a federally licensed distillery.) 5
- Member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church for more than 60 years
- Mason for 55 years
- Resided at Moore's Mill on Shoal Creek in Cherokee Co., GA.
By the 1880's Moore's Mill had a grist mill for grinding corn, a grist mill for processing wheat, a cotton gin, a sash-type sawmill, and a blacksmith shop.
Fair Play, Cherokee Co., GA (1880, 1900, 1920), Conns Creek, Cherokee Co., GA (1930)
- Called "Keller" or "Kell"
- Farmer and miller
- Moved to Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia in 1836.
- Founded Moore's Mill on Shoal Creek in Cherokee Co., GA
Started with grist mill(s) for grinding corn and for processing wheat.
War Between the States 5
- Private (State Guards)
- Mustered in July 22, 1863 into Company A, Cherokee Legion, Georgia State Guards at Canton, GA with a horse (worth $450) and horse equipment (worth $50)
- Permanently detailed November 7, 1863
- Mustered out January 22, 1864 in Rome, GA; Commutation for use of horse for 59 days ($23.60)
15th District, Cherokee Co., GA (1850); Fair Play, Cherokee Co., GA (1860, 1870, 1880)
- Justice of the Inferior Court and Commissioner of Gainesville, Hall, GA (1820-1824)
- Appointed one of the trustees of Hall County Academy in 1828
War of 18121,5
- Drafted from Jackson Co., GA
In Booth's 4th Regiment of Georgia Militia,
Company commanded by Nehemiah Garrison from Nov 21, 1814 until May 6, 1815
- Letter tells of traveling on foot from Fort Rawlins to the City of Mobile (1815 capture of Fort Bowyer?) and back during the war.
Property Tax Info-Residences:
Jackson Co., GA (1809) Census Info-Residences:
Hall Co., GA (1830); 385th District, Hall Co., GA (1840, 1860); District 38, Hall Co., GA (1850);
Morgan District, Hall Co., GA (1870) with oldest son Aaron
- with Militia of North Carolina under Captain Henderson and Colonel Martin;
- with regular Army under Jeremiah McClain attached to the Fourth Regiment under General Lincoln (fought in the Battle of Stono Ferry South Carolina);
- with Militia of North Carolina under Captain Guest and Captain White attached to Colonel Armstrong's Regiment;
- at the garrison at Wilmington North Carolina
Residences based on birth states of children (1850 US Census)
- In North Carolina in 1788 and in Georgia in 1790
- Lived one year in South Carolina prior to moving to Georgia
1820 GA Land Lottery: received Lot 384/8 in western Jackson County (later part of Hall County)
Georgia Land Grants Info-Residences:
Jackson Co., GA (1820); Hall Co., GA (1832); Census Info-Residences:
Hall Co., GA (1830); 268th District, Hall, GA (1840)
- Had five slaves in 1860
- Owned over 480 acres of land near Adairsville (District 6, Section 3) as well as interest in the engine house at Adairsville. Gravestone-"A friend to his country and a believer in Christ."
Cass Co., GA (1840); Division 12, Cass Co., GA (1850); District 856, Cass Co., GA (1860)
Richard Speake's 1820 pension documents 2 listed granddaughter Margaret, age 5, as residing with him, and she continued to be a part of the family unitl she married in Butts, GA. Assume parents were no longer living in 1820.
As widow listed as head of household with one or more sons listed as farmers.
In 1880 daughter Imogene, son Robert and his son, and three grandchildren (Hollis) were living with her.
Census Info-Residences (as widow):
Subdivision 144, Bartow Co., GA (1870); Adairsville, Bartow Co., GA (1880)
-Emigrated from County Antrim, Ireland and petitioned for land in South Carolina in November 1772
- Had eight slaves (1820 census)
Revolutionary War 5
South Carolina, Chester County
Reparations paid for
- horse lost in militia 1778
- 125 days as a horseman under Col David Hopkins (Aug 14, 1781 - Sept 8, 1782)
Camden District, SC (1772)
3 Census Info-Residences:
Chester Co., SC (1790); Chester, Chester District, SC (1800, 1810, 1820)
Chester County SC Will dated 1833
mentions his wife Margaret, his sons Thomas, James, and William, his daughter Margaret McCright and the slaves (Ruben, Henry, Jacob, Liles, Philas, Hannah, Flora, Marey, Allen, Moses). Probated Dec 23, 1833.
- Captain of his Hall County GA Tax District in 1810 (Nehemiah Garrison Tax District)
- Represented Hall County in Georgia Senate
- Had ten slaves and 2 slave houses in 1860
War of 1812 (The Indian Wars)- Captain
- 4th Regiment of Booth's Georgia Militia;
- First Commander of Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain (erected in 1813 to protect the frontier from Indians aroused by the British)
Greenville Co., SC (1800); Hall Co., GA (1820, 1830); District 818, Cherokee Co., GA (1840);
15th District, Cherokee Co., GA (1850); Mullins, Cherokee Co., GA (1860)
Gravestone- "He was born on March 23, 1776 on Dan River Virginia. At an early age with his father he emigrated to Greenville District South Carolina. Was on the 23rd day of May 1799 married to Judge Evans daughter Sally and with her emigrated to Hall County Georgia.
He was one of the first settlers of said county. He served a campaign as captain in the War of 1812. For many years he represented Hall County Georgia in the Senate. In 1839 he removed to Cherokee County Georgia where he resided until his death. For several years he was severely afflicted with pain rendering him entirely helpless which he bore with Christian fortitude and thus he died.
Sleep aged father from all thy earthly toil and suffering. Though thou didst not make an open profession of religion yet we feel to thank God that thou did give us some evidence of thy acceptance with God. Whereby we hope one day to meet thee in heaven."
- Lived in Rockingham Co, North Carolina on the Dan River where it crosses back into Virginia (until ca 1784)
- Settled on Golden Grove Creek of the Saluda River in Greenville Co., SC
- Had thirteen slaves (1830 census)
Publication: Eight Sermons on Important Subjects; By the Reverend Joseph Alexander, D.D. In the District of York, South Carolina (Charleston, 1807).
York County SC Will 2
mentions sons Samuel Davies and George Bladwin; daughters Sarah Barnett Evans, Editha Walker, Judah Bankhead, Ann Garison, Margaret McJunkin; grandchildren Badwin and Joseph Byres, children of daughter Martha, and Joseph Alexander King, the youngest child of daughter Esther; and two female slaves, one who was named Deina. (probated Aug 10, 1809)
- Farmer (Yeoman)
- Justice of Cecil County under the King (1723-1733)
Served as Cornet with Colonial Militia troops under Captain Thomas Johnson in Cecil Co, MD (1740).
Elder and member of New Castle Presbytery
: (dated June 17, 1772 and probated May 31, 1779) mentions wife Abigail; sons Josiah, Amos, Ezekiel, Hezekiah, John McNit, and ; daughters Jemima Sharp, Abigail Bradley, Margaret McCoy, Elizabeth Sample; grandsons George (son of Theophilus), James R. (son of Hezekiah), and Amos (son of Amos). Inidcated that owned land in Mecklenburg County, NC in addition to his Cecil Co, MD land
Referred to as "Joseph the Tanner"
- Joseph and seven brothers sailed from Ireland on "Good Ship Welcome" to Delaware (ca 1676)
- Among the original grantees of land in New Munster, Cecil Co, MD (1714, 1718)
Buried at Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE
Cecil Co, MD Will 1
dated Dec 13, 1726 mentions his sons James, Francis; his daughters Sophia, Jane Mackey, Abigail Chapham; son-in-law Elias Alexander (probated Mar 9, 1730)
- First application for Revolutionary War Pension dated Oct 27, 1818 (Pendleton Dist, SC) 1
- Personal property in 1820: 2 ploughs and their gear, 1 handsaw, 2 iron wedges, 2 maul rings 1
- Resided with son William at Land on Devil's Fork of Generostee, Pendleton Dist., SC in 1820
Moved to Butts Co, GA in 1827 to be with children1
- Had seven slaves in 1810, none1 in 1820, and four in 1830
- Enlisted March or April in 1776 as regular soldier under Captain Francis Boykin of the Third Regiment of the SC Line for term of 15 months;
- Under Colonel William Thompson and later Col. James Mason;
- Battles: Ft. Moultrie, Cowpens, Seige of Ninety-Six, and four other battles of lesser note
- Discharged June 1777 at Eataw Springs and continued in Continental Service an additional nine months
- Served in militia under Capts. John and Thomas Lindsay, Lt Col Lindsay, and Col. Waters (1780-1781)
Pendleton Dist., SC (1810); Butts Co, GA (1830)
Charles Co, MD Will 1
mentions his wife Theodotia; his sons Thomas, John, Hezekiah, Richard, George, William, Joseph Hanson, and Francis; his daughters Mary, Theodotia, Elizabeth, Winifred, and Jane; as well as named slaves - men: Joseph, Amblus, Jack; girls: Fillis, Peg, Bess; boys: James, Henry; and Dick, Sarah, Lucey, Sam
(probated May 30, 1749)
Winifred SPEAKE m. Pryor Smallwood m. Walter Bayne
bef Dec 1782
Theodosia SPEAKE m. James Maddox
bef Sep 1778
Hezekiah SPEAKE m. Elizabeth Wood m. Theodosia Barnes
bef Sep 1771
Richard SPEAKE m. Henrietta Barnes
bef Nov 1779
Geroge SPEAKE m. Mary Barnes
Jane SPEAKE m. Matthew Garner
William SPEAKE m. Mary Haislip m. Sarah Shoebridge
Jun 14, 1831
Joseph Hanson SPEAKE m. Cordelia Speake
bef Jun 1795
Francis SPEAKE m. Margaret Massey
bef May 1758
Charles Co, Maryland
Charles Co, MD Will 2
mentions youngest four children Jane, William, Joseph, and Francis; as well as named slaves- man: Dick; women: Sue, Sarah, Low; girl: Nell; boys:Ben, Leonard, Jesse;
(probated May 5, 1759)
- Picked up title of "Judge" in South Carolina
- Had forty-four slaves (1830 census) and twenty-one slaves (1840 census)
Revolutionary War 1
- Enlisted in Surry, NC on September 10, 1778 (age 18 yrs) for six months under Capt Henry Smith attached to the Regiment of Col Francis Locke in Gen Rutherford's Brigade without being in any engagement
- Recieved discharge at Turkey Hill, South Carolina from Col Locke April 10, 1779
- Volunteered in Surry, NC for three months in August 1780 under Capt Minor Smith, Major James Winston in the regiment of Col Benjamin Cleveland; received a severe injury by a fall from his horse which disqualified him from immediate active service and prevented him from being engaged in the Battle of Kings Mountain
- Volunteered in Surry, NC for six months in December 1780 under Capt Samuel Hampton that joined with the force commanded by Gen Morgan in Spartanburg Dist, SC
- Battles: Battle of Cowpens (1781)
- Service amounted to eighteen months
Greenville Co, SC Will: 3
left plantation and half his stock to his youngest son William H Evans ; balance of estate to be sold to pay debts and any surplus to be divided equally between son Israel C. Evans and daughter Elizabeth McNeel; mentioned his wife and her heirs and his grandson W E Dean;
left $100 to daughter Zilpha Hiatt; left $20 each to daughters: Sally, Louisiana, Matilda, Nancy, and Rebecca Dickerson, to son John Evans, and to grandson O.T. Dean; left $10 each to widows of sons Thomas and Martin and to their children;
Mentioned slaves: Phillie and her two children; Ailen and Emaline; Hannah and little Rose; Jasper, Jasper, Eliza, Peter, Maria, Jack ,and James. (Probated July 13, 1849)
Winston District, Surry Co., North Carolina (1786); Greenville Co., South Carolina (1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840)
->->->->->(119) Mary Charles
Rowan Co., North Carolina or Carolina Co., Virginia
- Owned land on the waters of Town Fork on Dan River; land adjoined that of James Charles and the Moravian Line(1779)
- Lieutenant in Rowan County North Carolina militia to defend the area against Indian attack (1759) (2 Thomas Evans in Rowan County in 1759.)
Revolutionary War 1
-- Captain (Surry County militia)
Battle: Richmond Town #2 (The other NC Captain Thomas Evans was from Halifax and was in the Continental Line. There was also a private Thomas Evans from Rowan.)
Rowan Co., North Carolina (1759), Surry Co., North Carolina (1771, 1772), Winston District, Surry Co., North Carolina (1786)
- Owned land in Union District and York District, South Carolina
Union Co SC Will
mentions wife Molly; sons John, Henry, Joseph, Daniel, and Moses; daughters Polly Humphries, Hannah Alexander, Sally, and Kattey; grandchildren Polly Alexander and Abraham Alexander; as well as slaves named- Rachel, Winney, Sarah, Henry, Tom, Nedd, Jude, Nancy, Patt, Hannah, Renne, Kate, London, Pompey, Mark, Jacob, Charles, Dave, Arnold, Sam, Faun, Chloe. (proven Jun 14, 1806)
Census and Reconstructed Census Info-Residences:
Camden District, South Carolina (1778), York District, South Carolina (1788), Union District, North Carolina (1790 Census)
- Residing in Caroline County, North Carolina (1757) when wife Sarah sold property she had inherited from her Great Grandfather
- Owned land in Surry County, North Carolina including 600 acre tract on Panther Creek and the Moravian Line (1779)
Surry Co NC Will
mentions wife Sarah and nine children: Oliver Charles, Mary Charles, Frances Charles, Joel Charles, Martha Charles, Sarah Charles, Nancy Charles, Israel Charles, John Charles (dated Dec 5, 1777; probated May Court 1781)
Inventory (Aug 1781) mentions negros David, Adam, Alec, Jacob, and Ben.
Rowan County, North Carolina (1768), Surry County, North Carolina (1771, 1772, 1779)
Essex Co VA Will
mentions wife Susanna; sons John Cook, Thomas Cook, ; daughters Hannah Motley (wife of William Mottley); granddaughter Mary Bissell; as well as negros Roger, Bachus, Jack, Doll, and Dinah;