For some time I had wondered what happened to this line of MOORE. A direct descendant contacted me and very kindly shared his information. This particular lineage of MOORE got 'daughtered out', as we say here, and the trail runs cold with the MOORE surname at that generation. Their only son died young and is buried next to his mother.
He told me that I am also related to the wife that married my Mr. MOORE. It's a funny thing, it seems the further back I go on most of my known blood-kin, the more often I find that the person they married turns out to be another of my cousins!
It can get to complicated sometimes! Good thing I use Family Tree Maker software or I'd be totally lost in the quagmire of intermarriages and remarriages.
Case in point, this lady below:
Born: Jun. 7, 1866 in Taylor's Creek, Liberty Co, GA
Died: Aug. 27, 1924 in Savannah, Chatham Co, GA
Miss Carrie KEATON married my known cousin, Eli A. MOORE, C.S.A. She is a direct descendant of my PEACOCK blood-kin and is therefore also my cousin. Happens all the time now. So, I've learned to never say "We're not related" until I do a little checking. [smile]
Gosh, if I keep diving back into history, I'm going to turn out to be related to myself! [lol]
After the 'graving' we took a nice leisurely drive to the west through Tattnall County en route to Waycross for the evening meal. Along the way I spotted this old store just begging to be photographed.
An Abandoned General Store on County Line Road
Long County, GA
Click the photo to enlarge in a new window. See the old gas pump off to the side? And look at all that healthy Spanish Moss. It was just as pretty there as it looks in the photo. Makes me wish we had brought a picnic lunch so we could sit and enjoy the area for awhile. Georgia is quite picturesque. One of the many reason we enjoy living here.
And I also enjoy finding so many 'new' relatives and feeling connected to something bigger than myself.