1835 - 1922 (86 years)
||William Madison Moore |
||25 Mar 1835
||Sparta, White County, Tennessee [1, 2]
||farmer  |
||CSA Veteran  |
||18 Feb 1922
||(McLennan County, Texas) 
||McGregor Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan County, Texas 
||The Hennessee Family
||15 Nov 2014 |
||Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr., b. 4 Oct 1800, White County, Tennessee , d. 10 Oct 1857, White County, Tennessee (Age 57 years) |
||Mary "Polly" Templeton, b. 0Oct 1807, North Carolina , d. 11 Aug 1890, White County, Tennessee (Age ~ 82 years) |
||(White County) Tennessee 
||Marian Moon Meek, b. 17 Nov 1840, Sparta, White County, Tennessee , d. 30 Oct 1926, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age 85 years) |
||17 Mar 1858
||White County, Tennessee 
||McLennan County, Texas 
| ||1. Nancy "Nannie" Moore, b. 0___ 1859, White County, Tennessee , d. 3 Jun 1937, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age ~ 78 years)|
| ||2. Ransom Pender "Rance" Moore, b. Abt 1863, (White County) Tennessee , d. 1 Jul 1940, Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas (Age ~ 77 years)|
| ||3. Charles Meek Moore, b. 4 Feb 1866, (White County) Tennessee , d. 12 Apr 1940, (Bosque County, Texas) (Age 74 years)|
| ||4. Hugh Moore, b. Abt 1869, (White County) Tennessee |
| ||5. John W. Moore, b. 14 Jan 1872, (White County) Tennessee , d. 27 Jul 1910, (Dallas County, Texas) (Age 38 years)|
| ||6. Clark Moore, b. Abt 1875, (White County) Tennessee |
| ||7. James B. "Jim" Moore, b. 0Apr 1877, (White County) Tennessee , d. 0___ 1920, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age ~ 42 years)|
| ||8. Joseph Douglas "Joe" Moore, b. 0Apr 1879, Sparta, White County, Tennessee , d. 4 Oct 1969, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age ~ 90 years)|
| ||9. Ida Crain Moore, b. 0Jan 1882, (White County) Tennessee , d. 22 Mar 1957, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age ~ 75 years)|
| ||10. Mae Moore, b. 31 Jan 1885, (White County) Tennessee , d. 9 Mar 1968, (McLennan County, Texas) (Age 83 years)|
| ||11. Franklin B. "Frank" Moore, b. 0Nov 1885, (White County) Tennessee , d. 18 Jul 1963, Marlin, Falls County, Texas (Age ~ 77 years)|
||25 Mar 2017 |
- WILLIAM MADISON MOORE
William Madison Moore born Sparta, White Co. TN, 25 March 1835. Married about 1858 in Sparta, White Co.TN to Marian (Martha) Meeks, born 17 Nov. 1840 in Sparta to Charles Meeks and wife Nancy. I have copy of page in marriage book where license was issued, was not later filed for recording.1
Following service and capture and being in several prisons he was traded at the end of the war after promising service to the State of the Union, and returned to Sparta, White Co. TN.2 Another child, Charles Meeks Moore was born 4 Feb. 1866 in TN. Some hard feelings caused family upset and as a result W.M. and family left for the south-west arriving in Coryell County in the late 1860's. At first the family settled in the southern part of the county, land which was later taken over by Ft. Hood. Some time in the 70's they relocated to an area of the county known at that time as Waldo, Coryell Co.3 No trace of Waldo remains and after moving across the nearby McLennan Co. line, they settled on some of the best farm land in the country4. Children of William M. and Marian Moore are:
1. Nancy Moore, born 1859, White Co. TN, married J.W.Dowis, daughter , Jeaneane Dowis Lipman.
2. Rance P. Moore born about 1863. Married 1. Virginia 2. Jesse Alice Oglesby.
3. Charles Meeks Moore, born 4 Feb. 1866 married 15 Nov. 1894 in Tyler, Smith Co. TX to Bertha Georgia Amelia Albertson.56
4. Hugh Moore, born about 1869. Eugene, lived New Mexico, has 3 girls
5. John W. Moore born 14 Jan. 1872. Never married. No children
6. Clark Moore, born about 1875. M. Willis Hopkins, no children.
7. Joe Moore, married, Joe Ann, William Madison.
8. James B. Moore, born April 1877. Married Catherine Barcus, son Richard, children: Robert E. (Bobby)and Dick Moore
9. Ida Crain Moore born Jan. 1882.
10. Mae Moore born 31 Jan. 1885.
11. Frank Moore born after 1885
This growing family managed to miss the census in 1870 and 1880, not appearing on a census until 1900 In McLennan County, page 174 A #179-188.7
Moore, Wm. M. b 1841 59 TN TN TN Landlord
Marion .1842 57 " " "
James Apr 1877 23 TX TN " Dentist8
Joseph Apr 1879 21 " " " Student
Ida Jan 1882 18 9 " " "
Frank Nov.1885 16 " " " At school
Not positive of birth order, have conflicting info.
William Madison Moore died 18 Feb. 1922 and is buried in the McGregor cemetery. Marion Meeks Moore Died 30 Oct 192610 and is buried by his side in the McGregor cemetery. Also buried there are Ida who died 22 March 1957; Mae who died 9 March 1968 and Dr. John W. who died 27 July 1910, James B.(Dent) who
CHARLES MEEKS MOORE
Third child of Wm.M.and Marion Moore was born in Sparta, White Co. TN 14 Feb. 1866 and was brought to Texas at an early age by his parents and grew up in Coryell County Texas, very near the McLennan county line on some of the best farm land in the country. The little town was called Waldo and nothing is left to mark it's place. The house that existed up into the 90's has been captured in early and late photos that show the passage of time by the trees.
All of Wm.M.'s boys became doctors or dentists, with Charles M. becoming a Doctor and was in Tyler, Smith Co. TX. There he met a lovely, educated, first generation norwegian girl, Bertha Georgia Amelia Albertson and they were married 15 Nov. 1894.11 Bringing his bride to Coryell County, they are listed on the 1900 census page 174A #260 with first born Elif Albertson Moore. Later children were Fred William and Bruce Vivian Moore. Bruce died at the age of nine. Doctor Moore's first practice was on horseback, and he was named on call by the Santa Fe Railroad, which ran Through Clifton and as Clifton had no hospital, he took his patients to Temple by train. Dr. Moore was always interested in farm land and cattle operations, up on retirement he moved to his farm in Coryell County near Hurst Springs.12
Charles Meeks Moore died 4-12-1940 and was buried in the Clifton Cemetery. Bertha Albertson Moore died 18-10-194213 and is buried at his side.
Elif Moore was an educator. After serving in the medical corp of the AEF in World War I, he graduated with B.A. from Austin College in 1921, and finished with a M.A. at the University of Texas. He was
Principle of Meridian High School and then taught at the Clifton Lutheran College in Clifton. He married Torese Jorgenson and they had three daughters, Marcelle, Doris and Ruth.
Elif Moore died in 1969 and is buried in the Clifton cemetery. Torese is at his side.
Fred William was a graduate of Texas A. & M. College. He became a Principal at the Meridian Public schools and later as Superintendant of the Iredell Public Schools where he met and married Elizabeth Carol Smith daughter of Mrs. Bettie Smith of Walnut Springs, TX. on April 20, 1929. He soon went into the farming business with his father and they removed to the Hurst Springs ranch. Their children were:
1. Elizabeth Carol Moore, born 1930 living
2. Charles William Moore, born 5 Nov 1931 living
3. Ellen Ann Moore, born 1942 living
Fred died 30 June 1952 and is buried in the Clifton cemetery,Carol died 12 Nov. 1982 and is at his side.
1 Book 1838, -81 Marriage records of White Co, TN. With note from County Clerk that liscense was not returned for filing.
2 Civil War records of Wm. Maddison Moore. Also contains description of said Moore.
3 First legal information found was 8 Feb. 1872, bought land from Jno.Christy.
4-4-1881 Wm. M. Moore paid taxes on 150 acres of F.Ramsdale survey.
R.P.Moore (Rance) paid taxes on 120 acres of J. Lindall and horses.
8-8-1884 bought 120 acres on county line.
8-8-1885 & 7-20-95 bought land
11-18-1876 bought 160 acres from Wm Oglesby (Rance's father in law)
4 Photo of Moore home, McLennan Co. TX in earlier days and again many years later.
5 Photo of Dr. Charles Meeks Moore.
6 Have copy of marriage record.
7 1900 Census McLennan Co. TX.
8 Photo of Dr. Jim Moore.
9 Photo of Ida Crain Moore
10 Waco Tribune-Herald Nov. 1, 1926. Obituary of Marion Meeks Moore. died in 1920.
11 Smith Co. TX Marriages listed alphabetically., have copy of marriage record.
12 1900, 1910 Census of Bosque County.
13 Death certificate.
14 Death Certificate.
15 Obituary 12 Nov 1982 
- [S75] 1850 White County,TN Census,transcribed from microfilm,by Peggy Allison,1981., p. 68 (Reliability: 3).
- [S48506] Bobbie Ross | Family Group Records | 17 Aug 2005 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
- [S58] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 29.
- [S48507] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=moore&GSiman=1&GScid=1321891&GRid=72581289&.
- [S4206] "White County,TN Oldest Marriage Book:1809-1859", compiled by J. Sharon, p. 49 (Reliability: 3).