May 23, 2007

Documents from Ohio

Received James W. Moore for guardianship of Maude Moore. 1880 census showed Maude was his granddaughter.
Received Samuel S. Moore Probate Estate. Lists Mary Moore, Washington Moore, James W. Moore and a bunch of other people.

March 26, 2007

Found: George Washington Moore


Let's review what we knew:

Paper that started all this: Mr. Moore, drunk
Porter County, Indiana marriage certificate:
Louisa Morgan married George Washington Moore
Land transactions with Louisa selling land to her daughter has George Moore living in Wayne County, OH. Back to Ohio we go.

Requested all guardianship and land transactions with George Moore involved.

One guardianship paper listed daughter, Lillian Ray (age listed) filing for power of attorney over George Moore because he's a drunk. Said papers listed wife, Louisa and son, Calvin Moore, living in Indiana.

Search of Lillians born around 1860 show one Lillian living with mother Martha in 1870.

Land records show George W. Moore and wife Louisa Moore (living in Indiana) selling land to Samuel Eason (I think... I don't think Eason is selling to Moore). In it, James W. Moore is listed as having a mortgage on the property.

Plat maps show a G. Moore living next to a J.W. Moore and an Andrew Moore in Franklin Twp. in Wayne county. This area is called Morland.

Here is what I posted to
I think I've finally located the correct George Washington Moore and connected him to a family member. This is based on a land transaction that lists George Moore and his wife, Louisa Moore (selling, I believe) land to Samuel Eason. Holding a mortgage is a James W. Moore. This is not, however, concrete evidence.

On the plat maps, there is a George W. Moore living near a J. W. Moore and Andrew J. Moore in Morland. I suspect that this is my George, as he is listed as divorced in census records and it fits with what our oral history says.

J. W. Moore also owned land in Clinton Township. Also, there was a Andrew Moore as executor of the will of George's wife's father. Put this all together and I think this is the family.

Is anyone connected to these Moores of Morland in Franklin Township? Or even Moores that would have been in Clinton township? The three lands that are together are in Morland and based on the plat maps and Google maps, I believe are bordered by Moreland Road (north side) and Millersburg Road (ohio 83) goes between two of the farms. (there were Millers living there in 1897). Is there anything documented about Moreland anywhere? Or these Moores? (or Moor spelling)

Here is part of the reply:
Found in 1880 census for Clinton Twp:James Moore farmer age 66 born OH parents born PA, Elizabeth age 62 born OH parents born VA, Stella granddaughter age 19 born OH parents born OH, Maud A age 6, Washington age 42 brother born OH parents born PA.

Book "History of Wayne County, Ohio" 1878: East Union Twp John Moore was born in Westmoreland county, PA and was married in Beaver county to Hannah Bevard. They emigrated to Wayne county, in 1814-15, bringing with them their daughter Jane. They settled in East Union township on a farm which Andrew Moore, father of John, several years previously had entered.

Jane Moore married Abijah Carey 4-6-1835 East Union Twp
Andrew Moore married Agnes Caldwell 4-21-1829 Wooster
Andrew Moore married Desiah Rogers 5-11-1843 East Union Twp
Margaret Moore married James Cook 4-28-1836 East Union Twp
Susanna Moore married Enos Johnson 2-10-1848 East Union Twp
Mary Ann Moore married William Hackett 12-29-1847 East Union
Elizabeth Moore married Ebenezer Thomas 3-24-1859 East Uniom
James Moore married Elizabeth Lockhart 2-2-1836 Franklin Twp
Washington Moore married Martha White 11-25-1858


Look below for the 1860 census listing George Moore with Lilly (baby) and Martha. (way down at bottom)

March 6, 2007

Valpo Library Visit

Wood Anna V.
69 5/26/1953 5/26/1953 Hebron
Michiaels Brenda
Also 12/3-4 30 11/28/1987 11/30/1987 Valparaiso
Michiaels Gregory
Also 12/3-4 31 11/28/1987 11/30/1987 Valparaiso
Michiaels Earl E.
78 3/20/1966 3/21/1966 Valparaiso
Michiaels Nora Olive
73 6/20/1965 6/21/1965 Valparaiso
Michiaels James K.
30 1/4/2005 1/7/2005 Morocco

Union Township Plat Maps
Union Township Cemetery Book

Ohio Plat Maps

Called Wooster Public Library. Asked them to send copies of Clinton Township Plat Maps. Here's hoping....

March 4, 2007

Searching for George Washington Moore

1. Sold land to Samuel Eason in 1884 (december4). Samuel Eason and wife were living in Wayne, Wooster District 166 in 1900 US Census.

Find: Plat Maps

2. Assuming land was owned in 1880, searched for Ohio, Wayne, Franklin Township.

-all married people.
found several Moore and Morrs, but no George or Washington listed with families

-all divorced
Gave me only two people, neither with name of Moore or there of.
looked for all white people named George

George D. Moore, 20
George Moore, 25
George Moore, 11
All much too young

-G.W. last name blank
Gave me Gardiner

3. How about Clinton Township?
-G.W. Last name blank
no results

-George no last name

February 28, 2007

Did Jane Huffman Shreve have a child?

In Flemming Cemetery, there is a grave for Eunice Shreve. The headstone is below. Unfortunately, it's broken. However, the Porter Township Cemetery book has the inscription of daughter of Jane. Is this the daughter of my Jane Shreve??


Jane was married to Thomas at least by 1860 (census records)

Either way, here is Jane's headstone in Merriman Cemetery. How said if she wasn't buried next to her baby. But who knows?

Meeting with Mr. Morales

Talked to Mr. Morales. Examined the original plat map of Merriman Cemetery, which is known as Boone Grove Cemetery at the time of death of Louise Huffman Morgan Moore (1905).

There are names on the map which are not associated with the headstone readings, perhaps indicating that the headstones were removed/damage, etc. Additionally, a ball point pen (perhaps) was used to write over names that were written. Examining the document further, in between the plots of Oliver Huffman and Austin Morgan, there appears to be Huffman and Morgan written, extremely faded. Those are scribbled out and written (ball point pen) vacant. The whole document was faded. I hypothesize that the map was correlated with the headstones and when no headstones were found, the person with the ball point pen assumed that there was a mistake. I don't know. But, in the same row as the Huffmans and Morgans, there are names on the original map, at the end by the fence, but no headstones and no indication of them on the NWIGS cemetery reading book. I've annotated several pictures below.

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As for the Lee/Jones/Boone Grove cemetery, it's location is in the current present location of Boone Grove. The latest headstone read 1850, I believe. Boone Grove was moved from the the previous location (up by Merriman) to the current location because of a train line. The original plat maps of the county show that the land was in the Lee/Jones name. If the town was moved ~1880, then it might make sense that it became associated with the Boone Grove name. Because Merriman was close to Boone Grove (old location) when it was still being used, it was called BGC. When it was revived, then it got the name Merriman b/c of it's history of being land owned by Silas Merriman and then donated for the cemetery.

I firmly believe that Louise Morgan Moore is buried in between her first husband and her brother. Her sister, Jane E. Huffman Shreve, is buried immediately behind Austin. Additionally, I believe her mother, Mary Kirkhoff/Carcuf Huffman to be the Huffman name indicated on the plat map that was indicated as vacant and she is buried there too. It only makes sense, esp. that Louise was going by her first marriage name of Morgan, esp. since she was married to Moore at the time (unless he died).

I need money to dig the graves up. I believe that there may even be three bodies there: Louise Huffman Morgan Moore, Mary Kirkhoff/Carcuf Huffman and perhaps Mary's other daughter, Roxanna Huffman, though I have no proof of this.

February 20, 2007

From Mr. Morales

I will make you copies of all that I have on what you have requested. I hope It will help you. The hours are correct.