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Edwin R. More, 1831 - 1864

Edwin R. MORE was born November 4, 1831 in Geauga County, Ohio. His father was Johnson MORE and his mother was Wealthy CROSS. Edwin married Maria Louisa SMITHon May 26, 1852, in Middlefield, Geauga County, Ohio. The transcription below is the extant portion of his notes, Civil War diary, and letters to his wife (Louisa), his eldest child (Adaline), his brother-in law (Enos Carolman SMITH), and his mother (Wealthy CROSS More) during the period February, 1861 to mid-December, 1863. The diary, the single surviving volume of an at least three-book record, is a brown, leather-bound notebook about 4 1/2" by 3" by 3/8", containing 52 sheets, or 104 sides, for writing.

The rear portion of the notebook comprises an expandable pocket that contains two photographs. The photographs are labeled, in long hand, "Otis NEWCOMB" and "Adaline NEWCOMB." The latter is Adaline WRIGHT Newcomb, spouse of Otis. The association of these photographs with the diary of Edwin R. MORE suggests a close relationship between the MORE family and the NEWCOMB family well before Adaline P. MORE married Wallace Edwin NEWCOMB on 22 February 1872. In fact, Adaline P. MORE may have been named after Adaline WRIGHT Newcomb, who evidently gave her son, Wallace Edwin, Edwin Mores name.

Edwin R. MORE consistently spelled his family name as reproduced here. The gravestone of his grandfather, Thomas MORE, spells it the same way. Today's records uniformly spell it MOORE. I have rendered it as he wrote it. . . . . . Information in brackets [ \} is added by the transcriber for completeness or clarity. Names and relationships are bold to make them easier to find.

Those having additional information about the persons mentioned herein, or who have factual corrections to the record presented here, please contact:

Walter E.NEWCOMB
wenewcomb@home.com or walt.newcomb@pobox.com


Index of Names from E. R. More's Civil War Diary and Correspondence

(Page numbers noted here are applicable to the original text only, and not to the Internet version. If you are having trouble locating a name in the Internet version, email me at dcaallen@pacifier.com and I will locate the name in question on the text version and tell you where to find it in the Internet version. Please put "Lookup--More writings" in the subject line of the email so that I don't overlook your request).

SURNAME
AUXER, John..................................................................................................28
BAGG, Horace................................................................................................12
BAGG, Wilford A......................................................................5, 10, 12, 43, 52
BALL, Thomas................................................................................................23
BARNES?.................................................................................................37, 41
BEARDSLEY, Carl.........................................................................................28
BENSON, Jim.................................................................................................14
BIGELOW?....................................................................................................28
BROWN, George............................................................................................52
BURGETT?.......................................................................15, 17, 20, 22, 31, 34
CHANDLER, Adolphus [?] ............................................................................. 3
CHRISTIE?.....................................................................................................12
CLEMENS?....................................................................................................23
CLINGENPEEL?............................................................................................52
COLEMAN?...................................................................................................43
COOK, Dugold................................................................................................20
CRAWFORD, Harrison C....................................................................23, 28, 43
CROSS, Anna............................................................................................5, 6, 8
CROSS, Wealthy................................................................................1, 3, 5, 6, 9
CURRENS?.....................................................................................................15
DUNN?................................................................................................15, 18, 24
FALES, Frank.....................................................9-11, 33-35, 37, 40, 43, 45, 46
GRAHAM?......................................................................................................15
HALE?.............................................................................................................28
HARSHMAN, Sylvester...................................................................................23
HARSHMAN, Vett..........................................................................................29
HOSMER, Alonzo......................................................................................12, 29
HULL, H....................................................................................................15, 46
HURD, Adda....................................................................... 5, 11, 13, 21, 38, 40
KINSEY, George H..........................................................................................29
LAMPORT, Benjamin.................................................................................32-34
LATHAM, Marcus...........................................................................................52
MORE, Adaline P.......................1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 16, 20, 23, 35, 39, 41, 42, 46, 51
MORE, Alden....................................................................................................7
MORE, Carrie....................................................................4, 5, 7, 20, 35, 41, 46
MORE, Edwin R.............................................................................1, 2, 4, 21, 49
MORE, Henry.....................................................................................................3
MORE, Ichabod..........................................................................................20, 23
MORE, Ida.........................................................................................................7
MORE, Johnson..........................................................................1, 3, 5, 8, 14, 21
MORE, Joseph V............................................................................11, 14, 29, 52
MORE, Mary..................................................................................10, 13, 15, 23
MORE, Nathaniel..............................................................................................14
MORE, Thomas..................................................................................................1
MURPHY?.................................................................................................15, 44
NEWCOMB, Otis..............................................................................................1
NEWCOMB, Wallace E.....................................................................................1
PAINE, Wallace...............................................................................................23
PALFREEMAN?.............................................................................................43
PALMER, Sarah...............................................................................................10
RAGAN, Ralph............................................................................................ 8, 34
RAUB?.............................................................................................................15
SMITH, Enos Carolman..................................................................................1, 2
SMITH, George Duland..................................................2, 14, 16, 26, 29, 30, 34
SMITH, Maria Louisa...........1, 3-9, 11, 13-16, 19, 21, 23-25, 30, 33, 35, 37, 51
SMITH, Marsh H., Jr..........................................................................................2
SMITH, Norman Decatur...................................................................................40
STEADMAN, Newton J....................................................................................29
STEWART?......................................................................................................15
WAGGONER?.................................................................................................52
WRIGHT, Adaline...............................................................................................1
YOUNG, Dighton................................................................................ 29, 37, 46


Edwin L. More Diary
Edwin L. More Letters

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