Site of old Houston Castle in Scotland

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Notes about my Grandfather, Thomas Tifton Moore.....

If anyone can help me with my brick wall, please do!

One story says he was born at Rome, GA and then adopted by an Aunt and Uncle living there.

Another story:

Dad told us that his father, Thomas Tifton Moore, was born in North Carolina from parents that was a German (or European) man who was married to a Cherokee Indian woman in NC.  After Thomas was born, the story goes, people in the area did not like White/Indian marriages so they were burned to death in their home.  There were several children that were not at home at the time of the fire.  Thomas was one of these children.  My Dad said Thomas was adopted by some nearby relatives.   According to an old family Bible of my Mother, Thomas Tifton Moore was born May 22, 1864, place unknown.  The U. S. Census records of 1870 show a Thomas Moore, age 5, living with a family named David Hair, age 67, and wife Margaret, age 42, in Chambersburg Township, Iredell County, North Carolina. This could be our Thomas Moore, but we have no further evidence.   The age fits, the State of NC fits, and apparently living with a family other than his parents, fits the story.

I believe the following family is the family that my grandfather Thomas Tifton Moore was living with when he was 5 years old in 1870.

David HAIR Jr. b: 26 MAY 1801 d: 09 DEC 1884
          + Margaret TANNER b: ABT 1816
            4 Martha Elizabeth HAIR b: ABT 1837
              + James Knox GAY b: ABT 1837
                5 Margaret Nora GAY b: ABT 1870 d: ABT 1870
                5 Lillie Elmina GAY b: 06 SEP 1870 d: 17 MAY 1960
                5 Gracy David GAY b: ABT 1874
                  + Caroline Estelle BEALL b: ABT 1879
The 1860 census indicates Margaret's birth year was approx 1817-8
(age 42).  The 1860 census shows them living "south of the river",
which I believe is where Chambersburg is located.

Thomas Tifton Moore was buried at Hickman Cemetery at Sylacauga, Alabama according to Mom's family Bible.  No gravestone was found during a personal visit by me, Joseph Dean Moore, about 1998.

Census of 1930 lists Spelling of first name as "Tomas", also states 54 years old, indicating he was born in 1876.

1920 U.S. CENSUS lists him as T. M. Moore age 52, indicating an approx. birth year of 1868...............Wife Ramsey misspelled.  Pansy is correct.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Clarence Moore
Name:     Clarence Moore
Home in 1920:     Childersburg, Talladega, Alabama
Age:     8 years
Estimated birth year:     abt 1912
Birthplace:     Alabama
Relation to Head of House:     Son
Father's name:     T M
Father's Birth Place:     Alabama
Mother's name:     Ramsey
Mother's Birth Place:     Alabama
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Sex:     Male
Image:     202
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:    
Name     Age
T M Moore     52
Ramsey Moore     41
Lonnie Moore     19
Clara Moore     16
Oliver Moore     14
Eugene Moore     12
Clifton Moore     10
Clarence Moore     8
Virgel Moore     5
Ellie Moore     3
Florence Moore     1

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