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Moore Family papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1069

Scope and Contents

Family correspondence, much of it between Edward and Martha Williams, Elizabeth's parents and Robert and Elizabeth. Discusses family news, politics, farm business, acquaintances and in a few letters a family member who joined the Mormon Church. Letters from B.F to Travis discuss family and life in Texas. A few letters between the brothers. An arithmetic book hand written by Robert for use in teaching. Several papers related to the selection of teachers and school schedules with lists of students and their attendance marked. A 1790 note relieving Thomas from duty to his regiment due to illness. 1836 will of Thomas. 1808 will of Robert Moore, father of Thomas. Land grant in Illinois from federal government to Thomas for service in the Revolutionary War. Bill of sale for an enslaved person. Several prescriptions handwritten for the family. Licenses for Travis' businesses.


  • Created: 1790 - 1862


Biographical / Historical

Moore family of whom Thomas served as a private in the Revolutionary War, settled in Kentucky. In 1831 Thomas, Robert, William and Travis, moved from Kentucky to settle in Macoupin County, Illinois. Robert was married to Elizabeth Williams, whose family remained in Simpson County, Kentucky. They had seven children. Robert was a school teacher. In 1833 Travis started a dry goods store and a tavern in Carlinville, Ill. Robert and Travis both served as trustees of the Carlinville school. Travis's son B.F. moved to Dallas, Texas as did some of the Williams family. His son Neriah settled in Berlin, Ill. Thomas, son of Robert, was appointed road commissioner in 1863 for Macoupin County.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 150 items

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