Family: Thomas Cameron Moore/Margaret (F650)



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  • Father | Male
    Thomas Cameron Moore

    Born  30th day, 1st month, 1782  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7th day, 1st month, 1823  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married     
    Father  Camm Moore | F12 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sophia Benbow | F12 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Margaret

    Born  About 1783   
    Died  1823  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Dover Meeting Cemetery, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Female
    Sophia Moore

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     

    Ansalem Linch MooreChild 2 | Male
    Ansalem Linch Moore

    Born  29 Jan 1809  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  03 Jun 1884  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Ai Church Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Letha A. Parish | F651 
    Married  About 14 Jan 1833  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    John Moore

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    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Sarah Moore

    Born     
    Died    before 1890 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  P. J. Gates | F816 
    Married  27 Jan 1857  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    Emilina Moore

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  ? Wilson | F817 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Female
    Mary Moore

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Moore's wife Margaret is not even mentioned in the Hinshaw abstracts for Dover Meeting, so one would have to hunt for her records elsewhere. But first one would have to find the marriage.

      Dover Meeting, where the couple are buried, wasn't set up until 1815, which was after Thomas C. Moore married. He may be the same Thomas Moore who was condemned at New Garden Meeting in 1810 for marriage out of unity, but there was another Thomas Moore in the area who joined NG later in the decade, and who appears to have been a cousin, so one can't be sure which is which without further research. I suspect the 1810 entry is this Thomas, but I can't prove it yet. There is no other Thomas Moore marriage in the minutes for New Garden or any other area meeting, or the Guilford County marriage bonds, in the right time period. Since Ansalem Moore is said to have been born in TN, the marriage may have occurred there about 1808, and Thomas then had to "own up to it" when he returned to NC.

      Thomas C. Moore died intestate, and his estate was admitted into administration in Guilford County on 21 February 1823, with Camm Moore and Henry White being appointed administrators after posting bond for $800. The phrase "return for the orphans of Thomas C. Moore decd" caught my eye, and I decided to search for guardianship papers. (A child would be called an orphan even if the mother survived.)

      Meanwhile, I had ordered and received copies of some documents regarding Ansalem Moore's estate that made reference to two sisters, Sallie Gates and Emily Wilson. His executrix was Letitia H. Moore. Attached to these estate papers was a letter from an attorney in Saint Lous named T. Joseph Byrth, dated September 1958, contacting the Guilford Clerk of Probate Court and saying that he had been consulted by Claude E. Moore, now living in Venice, Illinois, a grandson of Robert Moore who is mentioned in Item Three of Ansalem's will. Mr. Byrth was inquiring about final settlement of the estate, as some proceeds were held out because at that time they couldn't locate Emily Wilson, who had moved to TN. The clerk's reply was that a final accounting of the estate had been done, when the following were listed as heirs of Emily Wilson: R. A. Moore, L. H. Moore, S. B. Moore, L. E. Moore, L. A. Preddy, R. D. Moore, John Moore, J. Stewart, R. Brittain. They filed a petition vs. "the other heirs of Emily Wilson," stating that they are the sole heirs of Sally Gates decd., Emily Wilson decd., and Ansalem Moore decd., and asking for a final division of the estate.

      The petition states that Sallie Gates' estate was settled in 1890, when $62.50 was paid into the Clerk's office for Emily Wilson, "an heir of Sallie Gates, she being the sister of Sallie Gates, and of Anslem Moore, the father of your petitioners. That their father, Anslem Moore, is dead, and that your petitioners survive as his sole heirs at law. That the aforesaid Emily Wilson, a sister of their father Anslem Moore, and of Sallie Gates, went from North Carolina to Tennessee, more than forty years ago, and from that day 'till this, she has not been heard from either directly or indirectly by your petitioners. That if Emily Wilson left heirs or has heirs, other than your petitioners, they have not been heard from, either directly or indirectly by your petitioners. That an action at law, entitled as above, was filed by your petitioners and summons by publication, directly to the aforesaid defendants issued. That said summons by publication dated December 24, 1901, was published in the "Record," a paper published in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, for six consecutive weeks. That no 'other' heirs of Emily Wilson have responded to said summons, either in person or by attorney. Wherefore, your petitioners pray that you will direct the Clerk of the Superior Court of Guilford County to pay to them, through their attorney, T. E. Whitaker, the sum of $62.50, which was paid into his office for Sallie Gates, less such Court Costs as may have accrued by reason of this action, to which they are entitled as sole heirs of Emily Wilson. T. E. Whitaker, Attorney.
      R. A. Moore, one of the above petitioners, being duly sworn, says that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the statement of facts in the above petition are true. Subscribed and sworn to Sept. 23, 1905." The next page gives the distribution of the money to the group listed on the petition, dated the same day.

      I obtained from the NC Archives a copy of guardianship records for Ansalem, which named him and five other children. The papers are dated February 1823, and show George Swain, Jacob Hubbard, Henry White and Joseph Leonard guaranteeing the bond of George Swain as guardian for Sophia, Anslem, John, Sarah, Emilina, and Mary Moore.


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