Early Settlers of
Their Descendants...Their Stories...Their Achievements
Lifting the Mists of History on Their Way of Life
By: Ethelene Dyer Jones
Continuing with two of the families cited in the article published January 27, 2011 (Part 2) on Moore families in early Union County, we learn that when Towns County was formed in 1856, at least two of the Moore families living in Union in 1850—those of James and Albert—were within the bounds of the new county, Towns.
In 1850, the household the census
taker numbered 627 in
James Moore was born
Sometime prior to the 1850
Albert and Sarah Moore were registered
by the census taker as living in household numbered 234 in
Caroline (July 19, 1839-May 30, 1930) married on
(2) Nancy Ann (b. 1842) married Andrew James (“Jim”) Burch on Nov. 4, 1875
Columbus (May 2, 1843-Sept. 26, 1921) married Mary Elizabeth Swanson on
(4) Altha (b. 1845) married George Tipton
Americus (b. 1846) married Mary A. Green on
(6) Sarah Jane (b. 1848) married a Parker
Arlene (b. 1850) married William L. Townsley on
(8) Tursey M. (b. 1852) and
Melvina E. (b. 1854) married M. Henry Brown of
Albert and Sarah McClure Moore settled
into life in the new
After the war, in early 1871, Albert Moore added to his already-held property by purchasing 150 acres from Marcus Kimsey for $300. The property was in Land Lot 50 of the 17th District along Long Bullet Creek. Records show that Albert Moore sold 80 acres in 1887 to his brother-in-law George W. Tipton for $300, receiving as much as he had paid earlier for the entire tract of land.
In 1895, Albert Moore deeded to his third child, Christopher Columbus Moore (known as “Lum”) the remainder of his land. The deed had a stipulation that Lum Moore would take in and care for his parents, Albert and Sarah McClure Moore, for the remainder of their lives. As was customary in that era, Lum Moore was true to his father’s wishes and provided a good home for his parents until their deaths.
Albert Moore died
Jones; published Feb. 17, 2011 in The Union Sentinel, Blairsville,
Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
[Ethelene Dyer Jones is a retired educator, freelance writer, poet, and historian. She may be reached at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 478-453-8751; or mail 1708 Cedarwood Road, Milledgeville, GA 31061-2411.]