|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1852|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1935|
Oliver and Rebecca are buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery., Johnson COUNTY., Texas. Their site is block 13, lot 7 In 1987 I wrote to our cousin Oliver Houston Moore in Dallas, Texas and in his return letter he stated that while he lived with his grandfather Moore as a boy, he never talked with him about family history.Oliver is the SON OF Joshua H. Moore and Nancy A. Mills and he was born in Georgia. Death CETIFICATE for wife, Rebecca Moore states she had come to Texas in 1881. This certificate was signed by Oliver Herman Moore. The few things below were told by Elgie Kinser Pace, his grand daughter, in 1987. 1). When the Moore family first came to Cleburne they bought a farm with a house on the property in Pecan Grove just outside downtown Cleburne. Around 1910 the Moore's lived in a home at 504 West Chambers St. in Cleburne,TEXAS. According to his grand daughter Elgie Kinser this house was in downtown Cleburne and had a historical marker on it. As of 2001 the house no longer exists!
2). Granpa Moore, in his later years, lived in a little 3 room house near Ft. Worth. He had a garden and each year sold products in town. He also kept a bunch of chickens and his horse. He would tell everyone that one room was for him, one for the chickens and one for his horse, "old Jim". In addition he took his wagon and horse from house to house where he sharpened scissors and knives. and sold vegetables from his garden and also eggs and chickens.
. Oliver, born in Georgia moved to Mississippi after the Civil war.
according to Rebecca's death certificate the Moores came to Bono, Johnson Co., Texas in 1881 after having lived in Mississippi for at least 10 or more years.
On the 1880 Lee county, Mississippi census the following is given Mattie and Anna Lou are step-daughters. One of the family mysteries is how Oliver and Rebecca met. She had been living in Arkansas until her first husband, John Henry Grimes abandon the family, but met and married her second husband Oliver Herman Moore.
1880 Census Lee Co. Miss. E.D. 94p.23
Moore Oliver H. W M 28 farmer GA blank where parents born
Rebecca O. W F 30 keep house SC SC SC
Mattie O. W F 8 step dau AR TN SC
Anne Lou W F 6 " AR TN SC
Thomas B. W M 2 son MS TN SC
1900 Census Johnson County.TEXAS Vol.65 E.D. 54 sheet 5 line 20. This census states being married 23 years. Rebecca states she has had 10 children, but only 6 survive.
Oliver 45 Aug 1854 Alabama
Rebecca 48 Mar 1852 S. Carolina
Thomas 21 July 1878 MS
Myra 15 Sept 1884 TX
Dona 13 June 1886 TX
Walter 11 Aug 1888 TX
Oliver gives his age as 45, but should be 48. Rebecca's age should be 50. Children are correct, but Samantha is not listed.
1910 Census Johnson Co. TX Vol. 85 E.D. 88 sheet 320?
Oliver 58 Georgia
Rebecca 60 S. Carolina
Thomas 34 Miss
Dalosie 5 gd Texas
Ollie 3 gs "
in the 1930 census Oliver is living alone in San Antonio, Bexar Co.,
In the 1920s he would travel to San Antonio, TX to visit his daughter Myra. He usually went by train. One year he decided to buy a car and so one day he took off from Ft. Worth to San Antonio. He lived in a small hotel in downtown Ft. Worth at this time. He had almost reached San Antonio when he lost control of the car and ran off into the ditch where he damaged his car pretty badly, but not himself. It is told that he walked off from the car and swore he would never drive again and they could just come get the car and junk it. He was true to his word. This story was related to the compiler by grand daughter, Aunt Farris KinserConley.
Rebecca Othella Knight Moore (1850 - 1915)*
Emma Samantha Moore Foster (1883 - 1935)*
Myra Moore Wennigar (1884 - 1958)*
Dona Callie Moore Kinser/Neel (1886 - 1955)*
WALTER HANKS MOORE (1888 - 1958)*
Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
Plot: block 13 lot 7
Created by: ron
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
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