LOMAX AND MOORE FAMILY ANCESTORS

Ancestors of James Lomax

Second Generation

1. John W.[2] Lomax (Samuel, 3). Born, circa 1785, in GA. Died, 10 Feb 1854, in Dunklin Co., MO. Occupation: Stonemason.

He married, first, Elizabeth Horner (2), circa 1810, in Hickman Co., TN. Children:

  • William [1] Lomax. Born, 2 Aug 1811, in Hickman Co., TN. Died, after 1880, in Perry Co., TN. He married Mourning Denton, daughter of Samuel Denton and Eunice Conger, circa 1840.
  • Russell Lomax. Born, 13 Apr 1813. Resided: 1853, in Clay Co., MO.
  • Andrew Lomax. Born, 31 Oct 1816, in Hickman Co., TN. Died, circa 1896, in Perry Co., TN. Burial in Broadaway Cem., Perry Co., TN. He married, first, Anna Richardson, daughter of John Richardson and Mary (Polly) Horner, 1842. He married, second, Jane Richardson, daughter of Benjamin Richardson and Jemima (Mima) Horner, 22 May 1862. An alternative date for his birth, listed on his tombstone, is November 30, 1816.
  • James Lomax. Born, 26 Dec 1818, in Perry Co., TN. Died, 30 Nov 1892, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cern., Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. He married Malinda Moore, daughter of Jesse Moore and Margaret "Peggy" Denton.
  • Wilburn Lomax. Born, 23 Jul 1824, in Perry Co., TN. Died, 20 Jan 1880, in Dunklin Co., MO. Burial in Coidwater Cern., Dunklin Co., MO. Resided: after 1849, in Dunklin Co., MO. He married Lucinda.
  • Ann Lomax. Born, 13 Jul 1826. Died, circa 1859.

He married, second, Phoebe Huffstedler, daughter of Jacob Huffstedler and Unknown, 1826, in Perry Co., TN. Born, circa 1808. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. Children:

  • Joseph (Josiah) Lomax. Born, 6 Sep 1827, in Perry Co., TN. He married Sarah Horner, daughter of Jesse Horner and Mourning Denton.
  • Samuel Lomax. Born, circa 1829, in Perry Co., TN.
  • Nancy J. Lomax. Born, circa 1835, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN.
  • Infant Lomax. Born, circa 1836. Died, circa 1836.
  • John "Red" Lomax. Born, 6 Sep 1837, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. He married, first, Elizabeth Horner, daughter of Jesse Horner and Mourning Denton. He married, second, Tempy Kelly.
  • Elizabeth (Bettie) Lomax. Born, circa 1839, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN.
  • Thomas Lomax. Born, circa 1841, in Perry Co., TN. Resided: after 1868, in MO.
  • Susan Lomax. Born, circa 1843, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. She married James H. DePriest, son of E. H. DePriest and Mary, 30 Oct 1875, in Perry Co., TN.

2. Elizabeth[2] Horner (John, 5). Born, circa 1791, in Hawkins Co., TN. Died, circa 1825, in Perry Co., TN.

She married John W. Lomax (1).

Third Generation

3. Samuel [3] Lomax. Born, 16 Dec 1762, in England. Died, 26 Aug 1833, in Perry Co., TN.

Samuel Lomax was born in England. He came to Georgia where he married Temperance Bugg, and afterwards came to Tennessee. He was large, portly, and strong. He moved from Georgia to Williamson County, Tennessee, then to Hickman County on the Duck River, and afterwards to Perry County. He was a farmer. A family tradition was that he was in the Revolutionary War. It is probable that he dropped out of the British army when it was in the South. [Hufstedler Family and Allied Families]

He married Temperance Bugg (4), circa 1783, in Wilkes Co., GA. Children:

  • 1. John W.[2] Lomax.
  • Josiah Lomax. Born, circa 1787, in GA. Census: 1850, in Hickman Co., TN.
  • Mary Lomax. Born, circa 1789, in GA. Died, circa 1861, in Perry Co., TN. She married Byrrell Wilburn. "The mother descends from Samuel Lomax who came from Ga. to Tenn. When I visited the family Feb. 6, 1837 the residence was two miles from Beardstown on Cane Creek. The mother was a bright and sensible lady and her son Josiah a bright young man." [Hufstedler Family and Allied Families]
  • Sarah Lomax. Born, circa 1791, in GA.
  • Elizabeth Lomax. Born, circa 1793, in GA.
  • William Lomax. Born, 16 Dec 1795, in GA. Died, 26 Aug 1878. Census: 1830, in Dickson Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN.
  • James Lomax. Born, circa 1797, in GA. Died, 1 Dec 1845, in Perry Co., TN. He married Lydia/Lidiah Horner, 7 Jan 1827.
  • Temporance Lomax. Born, 1 May 1799, in GA. Died, 7 Apr 1863, in MO. Census: 1850, in Dunklin Co., MO. She married James Cude, son of John Cude and Catherine Horner.
  • Nancy Lomax. Born, Feb 1801, in GA.
  • Thomas Lomax. Born, 4 Jun 1805, in Williamson Co., TN. Died, 8 Apr 1880, in Linden, Perry Co., TN. Occupation: Innkeeper. He married Ann Horner, 7 Jan 1827.

4. Temperance[3] Bugg (John, 7).

She married Samuel Lomax (3).

5. John[3] Horner (William, 9). Born, circa 1770, in Randolph Co., NC. Died,

15 Apr 1822, in Beardstown, Perry Co., TN.

John Horner, Sr. was born ca 1770 (he was of age in 1791) in Randolph County, North Carolina, he died on 15 April 1882 at Beardstown, Perry County, Tennessee on the Buffalo River.…

"John Horner, Sr. was a farmer, surveyor, pioneer and Captain in the Tennessee Militia near Beardstown, Jefferson, Grainger and Dickson Counties in Tennessee. John Horner, Sr. left east Tennessee in 1804 and never returned. In 1809 Captain John Horner, Sr. was buying land at Only, Tennessee. Another purchase of land was in 1810, property that later became part of Hickman County, Tennessee.

"About 1812-14 a scouting party came up the east bank on the Tennessee River, their mission being to clear the County of any Indians that might be found along the western border of what is now Middle Tennessee. Some of those in the party were John Horner, Sr., Tom Ammons and John Lomax. The two latter were sons-in-law of John Horner, Sr. All of the party, and others, later settled in the County.

"When this surveying party came to the northern part of what is now Perry County, Tennessee to a creek that had a crook in it, they called it Crooked Creek. They camped overnight on the next creek south, and during the night a roan horse ran into the camp. Everyone took the incident as a sure sign of Indians approaching, so a campfire was made, chunks were laid about it can clothing laid on them to fool the Indians, but no redskins came. The creek was called Roan Creek for the roan horse.

"The next creek reached had banks that were crumbly. Tom Ammons rode too near the bank and it gave way, throwing him and the horse into a deep hole of water. The other boys laughed and called her Tom's Creek.

"Whether Deer Creek was named at this time we cannot say, but it was a great place for deer, and near the head of the creek is a spring that never goes dry, known as Buck Horn Spring. Tradition has it that two powerful bucks of the antlered tribe net there on a hot sultry summer day and the question arose who should drink first. A battle royal followed in which their horns got locked and both were found near the spring dead.

"Next we find our scouting party without provisions. They are on an unknown creek, to go hunting. They found a place eaten out in the earth, known as a deer lick. As they rested near the lick, Mr. Lomax of the party cut his name and carved a picture of a deer head on a big birch. Both could be seem for a few years after the Civil War. The lick can now be seen, and located on the farm of Jesse Sparks and the creek they named Lick. The scouting party did not stop there but continued south giving Spring Creek its name because of its many springs.

"Cypress Creek was named for the many cypress near the mouth; Marsh Creek, because there were many marshy places that made it difficult for them to continue on their way; Cedar Creek for its many cedars, which were scarce in those days. And last but not least of the Tennessee River Creeks they called White Oak for its large white oak trees.

"John Horner, Sr. came to the county later and settled on Buffalo River in 1810 near Beardstown, Tennessee. While living there a family from some place east was moving on west...it is thought they were going to Missouri. There were no ferries, so they had to ford the streams. They attempted to ford Buffalo River but found the water too deep and swift. They were swept away down the stream...lost their wagons and teams. They saved themselves by catching on a drift that had lodged against some obstruction in the river. It was only a little way from the house of John Horner, Sr. He heard their cries for help and ran down to find the people in great danger. He did not have a boat. They could not swim. He told them if they would do as he said he would try to bring them out; they readily agreed. he swam over and brought the woman out first, then rescued the rest. He carried them to his house and kept them until they were able to proceed on their journey. A few months later he received a letter from the folks, saying that they had a son and his name was John Horner Pillow." [A Horner Legacy]

He married Elizabeth Russell (6), 7 Feb 1788, in Jefferson Co., TN. Children:

  • Catherine[2] Horner. Born, circa 1789, in Hawkins Co., TN. Died, circa 1835, in Hickman Co., TN. She married, first, Tom Ammons, circa 1809. She married, second, John Cude, circa 1812.
  • Elijah Horner. Born, circa 1789, in Hawkins Co., TN. Died, circa 1820, in Cedar Creek, Perry Co., TN. Burial in Horner Cem., Cedar Creek, Perry Co., TN. He married Nancy.
  • 2. Elizabeth Horner.
  • John Horner. Born, 3 Oct 1793, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, 18 Jul 1878, in Britt's Landing, Perry Co., TN. Burial in Pineview Cem., Perry Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer/Surveyor. He married Sarah (Sallie) Sparks, daughter of Jesse Sparks and Elizabeth Jones, 1 Oct 1814. "John Horner, Jr. came to Hickman County (later Perry County), Tennessee with his parents in 1804 from Jefferson County, Tennessee. John Horner, Jr. bought land in Only, Tennnessee as early as 1809. In 1824 he moved one mile above Beardstown, on the Buffalo River, in Perry County, Tennessee. He moved to Tom's Creek about 1828 in Perry County, Tennessee. He was a surveyor and a farmer…. John Horner, Jr. served in the War of 1812 as a Private in the Tennessee Militia. He was detailed as a scout by Major William Carouthers, acting under General Cave Johnson of Tennessee. The Militia was to guard the Duck River Frontier from the Indians. He served under Lieutenant Lewis Russell, his uncle, and Henry Bigerstaff for four or five months. He furnished hios own horse, arms and supplies and was discharged at Vernon, Hickman County, Tennessee. His postal address was Britts Landing, Perry County, Tennessee. He received a land bounty for his services. John Horner, Jr also bought a lot of land in Perry County, Tennessee for $500.00. In 1827 he bought 185 acres on the Buffalo River." [A Horner Legacy]
  • William Harrison Horner. Born, circa 1795, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, 23 Oct 1863, in Clay Township, Dunklin Co., MO. Census: 1850, in Dunklin Co., MO. Occupation: Physician. He married Mary Elizabeth. William Harrison Horner came to Hickman County (later Perry County), Tennessee with his father in 1804. He later moved to Stoddard County (later Dunklin County), Missouri. Perry County land records seem to date this move to about 1843.
  • Russell Horner. Born, circa 1797, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, after 1888, in Dunklin Co., MO. Occupation: Farmer. He married Unknown, circa 1809. "Russell Horner and his nephew William Horner, Jr. went to what is now known as Dunklin County, Missouri (prior to that it was Stoddard County, Missouri). Russell and William Horner, Jr. established the town of Hornersville, Missouri and started a Fur Station on the river in 1843.... Russell was a farmer, County Judge, and State Representative. The first representative in the legislature from that area was H. D. Flowers in 1846, followed by Russell Horner in 1848." [A Horner Legacy]
  • Lewis Horner. Born, 1802, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, before 1860, in Dunklin Co., MO. He married Anna.
  • Mary (Polly) Horner. Born, 15 Sep 1802, in Grainger Co., TN. Died, 15 Sep 1880, in Perry Co., TN. Burial in Richardson Cem., Perry Co., TN. She married John Richardson, 5 Mar 1818, in Beardstown, Perry Co., TN.
  • Lydia/Lidiah Horner. Born, circa 1803, in Grainger Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. She married James Lomax, 7 Jan 1827.
  • Ann Horner. Born, 1804, in Dickson Co., TN. Died, 5 Nov 1873, in Perry Co., TN. She married Thomas Lomax, 7 Jan 1827.
  • Jesse Horner. Born, circa 1808, in Dickson Co., TN. Died, circa 1838, in Perry Co., TN. He married Mourning Denton, daughter of Samuel Denton and Eunice Conger, circa 1830.
  • Isaac Horner. Born, 10 Feb 1809, in Dickson Co., TN. Died, 21 Jan 1859, in Cassville, MO. Burial in Horner Cem, Cassville, MO. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. He married Mary Moore, daughter of James Moore and Elizabeth "Bettie" Denton.
  • Jemima (Mima) Horner. Born, 1810, in Hickman Co., TN. Died, 29 Mar 1853, in Perry Co., TN. Burial in Harder Cern., Perry Co., TN. She married Benjamin Richardson, circa 1829.

6. Elizabeth[3] Russell (William, 11). Born, circa 1772, in Watauga, Washington Co., TN. Died, after 1830, in Perry Co., TN.

Elizabeth was baptized in January 1790 at Bent Creek Church, Whitesburg, TN.

She married John Horner (5).

Fourth Generation

7. John[4] Bugg. Resided in Wilkes Co., GA.

He married Unknown (8). Children:

  • 4. Temperance[3] Bugg.

8. Unknown [4].

She married John Bugg (7).

9. William[4] Horner. Born, 30 Oct 1746, in York Co., PA. Died, 12 Oct 1824, in Jefferson Co., TN. Burial in Bent Creek Cem., Whitesburg, Jefferson Co., TN.

"The earliest records in Tennessee show William and Elizabeth's residence in Washington County, Tennessee, on lands in the 'Holstein' on Sinking Creek." [The Dentons also lived on Sinking Creek.]

William Horner "was a Deacon of the Bent Creek Baptist Church. He was a surveyor and came to Greene County, Tennessee in 1782. [He] donated the land which became the Bent Creek Cemetery in 1810 near Whitesburg, Jeffersonn County, Tennessee." [A Horner Legacy]

He married Elizabeth Alred (10), 1767, in Randolph Co., NC. Children:

  • Miriam [3] Horner. Born, 13 Nov 1768, in Randolph Co., NC. Died, 10 Jun 1845. Burial in Bent Creek Cem., Whitesburg, Jefferson Co., TN. She married Caleb Witt, son of Charles C. Witt and Lavina Harbour, 2 Jul 1788, in Washington Co., TN.
  • 5. John Horner.
  • George Horner. Born, circa 1770. Died, after 1840, in Perry Co., TN. He married Jemima Russell, circa 1798, in Jefferson Co., TN. George Horner "was commissioned an officer in the Tennessee Militia of Dickson County, Tennessee in the 25th Regiment on 20 Feb 1813 thus giving him service in the War of 1812. George made an oath for land in March 1804. In January 1807 in Dickson County, Tennessee Court Minutes, George Horner and other Jurors were to view and lay off a road from the town of Charlotte to an encampment on Gardners Creek, a branch of Piney River." [A Legacy of Horners]
  • William Horner. Born, Mar 1772, in Randolph Co., NC. Died, 15 Oct 1834, in Jefferson Co., TN. Burial in Bent Creek Cem., Whitesburg, Jefferson Co., TN. He married Mary Elizabeth.
  • Mary (Polly) Horner. Born, circa 1774, in Washington Co., TN. Died, before 1830. She married Thomas C. Crosby, son of Uriel Crosby and Susannah Conway.
  • Ann Horner. Born, circa 1774, in Washington Co., TN. Died, circa 1823.
  • Esther Horner. Born, circa 1775, in Washington Co., TN. Died, 17 Jun 1855, in Franklin Co., AR. She married Lewis R. Russell, 21 Oct 1802, in Jefferson Co., TN.
  • Catherine Horner. Born, circa 1779, in Washington Co., TN. Died, circa 1822, in Hickman Co., TN. Burial in Hickman Co., TN. She married Thomas Green, 4 Jun 1801, in Jefferson Co., TN.
  • Thomas Nelson Horner. Born, 21 Mar 1781, in Washington Co., TN. Died, 24 Dec 1868, in Hawkins Co., TN. He married, first, Sarah (Sally) Lane, daughter of Tidence Lane and Hester Bibber, 20 Sep 1799. He married, second, Catherine Helton, daughter of William Helton, 18 Oct 1817. He married, third, Sarah Lauderback, 12 Jun 1832.
  • Cavalier H. Horner. Born, 3 Jan 1783, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, 1 Apr 1851, in Jefferson Co., TN. He married Jane (Jinny) Crosby, daughter of Uriel Crosby and Susannah Conway, 5 Jan 1809. "Cavalier H. Horner, Sr., enlisted in the War with Great Britain (War of 1812) on 9 October 1813, under Colonel William Lillard and Captain Zachariah Copeland as a Pvt. in the 2nd Regt. of Tenn. Vol., Warrant No. 37430 issued after his death to Elizabeth Duncan, his daughter. He volunteered at Outlaw's Bend on 8 October 1813 for three months. He was discharged at Dandridge, Tennessee on 18 February 1814 and received 80 acres at Panther Springs, Tennessee for his service. He paid taxes in Captain Arnett's Company in 1835, Jefferson County, Tennessee. He was also appointed as Deputy Sheriff on page 232 of Court Minutes for 11 September 1821 in Greene County, Tennessee. Cavalier and Jane were large slave holders." [A Horner Legacy]
  • Lavinia Horner. Born, circa 1785, in Washington Co., TN. Died, before 1837. She married Eli Strange Coltharp, son of John C. Coltharp II and Unknown Strange, 7 Apr 1808. Lavinia lived in Perry County on Jack's Creek.
  • Susannah (Susan) Horner. Born, 3 Nov 1786, in Washington Co., TN. Died, 17 Jun 1855, in Monroe Co., TN. Census: 1830, in Monroe Co., TN. She married John C. Coltharp III, son of John C. Coltharp II and May Hamner, 23 Sep 1802. Susannah was a member of the Bent Creek Baptist Church in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She and John moved to Monroe County, Tennessee after being dismissed from the Bent Creek Church in 1824.... She and John were charter members of Chestua Baptist Church until their deaths. They settled on Chestua Creek." [A Horner Legacy]
  • Elizabeth Horner. Born, circa 1790, in Washington Co., TN. Died, 27 Jul 1835, in Jefferson Co., TN. She married James (Joe) Johnson.
  • Isaac H. Horner. Born, 5 Dec 1791, in Jefferson Co., TN. Died, 6 May 1857, in Bradley Co., TN. Burial in Flint Springs Cem., Bradley Co., TN. He married, first, Mary (Polly) Johnson, 3 Feb 1816, in Jefferson Co., TN. He married, second, Lucy Johnson Lea, 16 Feb 1836, in Hawkins Co., TN. "Isaac H. Horner served in the War of 1812 as a Private enlisting the 9th of October 1813 in East Tennessee in the Vol. Inf. under Captain S. Copeland and Colonel William Lillard." [A Horner Legacy]

10. Elizabeth[4] Alred (John J., 13). Born, 17 Aug 1747, in Randolph Co., NC. Died, 11 Mar 1823, in Jefferson Co., TN. Burial in Bent Creek Cern., Whitesburg, Jefferson Co., TN.

She married William Horner (9).

11. William[4] Russell (George, 15). Born, circa 1750, in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Died, Dec 1804, in Dickson Co., TN.

"William Russell was a member of the Bent Creek Baptist Church; he asked for dismissal in 1794." [A Horner Legacy]

He married, first, Agnes (12). Children:

  • Mary[3] Russell. Born, circa 1767, in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Died, 1829. She married Noah Jarnagin.
  • Jemima Russell. Born, circa 1770, in Watauga, Washington Co., TN. Died, circa 1851, in Perry Co., TN. She married George Horner, circa 1798, in Jefferson Co., TN.
  • 6. Elizabeth Russell.
  • Lydia Russell.
  • Charlotte Russell.
  • Willis Russell.
  • Agnes Russell. She married Abraham Robertson, 4 May 1799, in Grainger Co., TN.
  • Lewis R. Russell. Born, 5 Apr 1774, in Fauquier Co., VA. Died, 6 Oct 1846, in Johnson Co. AR. He married Esther Horner, 21 Oct 1802, in Jefferson Co., TN. "Lieutenant Lewis Russell was in the War of 1812 in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. He moved to Dickson County, Tennessee then on 23 November 1815 he moved to Hickman County, Tennessee. In 1820 Lewis moved his family to Perry County, Tennessee, then moved in 1840 to Franklin County, Arkansas." [A Horner Legacy]

He married, second, Charity Witt. Children:

  • Thomas J. Russell. Born, 27 Jul 1800, in Wilkes Co., GA. Died, 17 Nov 1885, in McMinn Co., TN. He married Jane Greene, 6 Sep 1819, in Dandridge, Jefferson Co., TN.
  • Jess Russell.
  • Samuel Russell.

12. Agnes [4].

She married William Russell (11).

Fifth Generation

13. John J.[5] Alred. Born, circa 1736, in Randolph Co., NC. Died, 1792, in Randolph Co., NC.

He married Margaret Chaney (14). Children:

  • 10. Elizabeth[4] Alred.

14. Margaret[5] Chaney. Born, 1736, in Randolph Co., NC. She married John J. Alred (13).

15. George[5] Russell. Born, 1720, in Loudon, Fairfax Co., VA. Died, circa 1798.

George Russell "was killed by Indians while hunting in the fall, in a hunting party in Kentucky with Daniel Boone; his skeleton was found years later.

"George Russell's place of residence during the Revolutionary War was Watauga Settlement, Washington County, Tennessee. He moved there in 1770, then to Grainger County, Tennessee. [He] lived on Buffalo Hide Creek in Grainger County. .

"George Russell was a Captain in the Militia in the Washington District of watauga, then North Carolina, now Tennessee. George fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant on 6 October 1774, under General Andrew Lewis, Captain Evan Shelby and Sergeants James Robertson and Valentine Sevier. He was in the Battle of King's Mountain, on 7 October 1780, serving as Captain under Colonel John Sevier. He also was in the Battle of Boyd's Creek in December 1780 serving again under Colonel Sevier, and in the Battle on Lookout Mountain [Battle of Wauhauchee] in September and October 1782, the later battle was the last battle of the Revolutionary War west of the Appalachian Mountains. George received several thousand acres for his service in the Revolutionary War, among which was a grant upon which the town of Russellville, Tennessee is located.

"George Russell was Justice of the Peace in 1778 in Washington District, North Carolina." [A Horner Legacy]

George Russell and his wife Elizabeth Bean had 14 children.

He married Elizabeth Bean (16).

16. Elizabeth[5] Bean (William, 17). Born, 25 Nov 1723, in Northumberland C, VA. Died, before 1800, in German Creek, Grainger Co., TN.

Elizabeth Bean was a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church in Hamblen County, Tennessee.

She married George Russell (15), before 1750. Children:

  • 11. William[4] Russell.

Sixth Generation

17. William[6] Bean. Born, circa 1700, in VA. Died, Jan 1782, in Washington Co., TN.

He married Unknown (18). Children:

  • 16. Elizabeth[5] Bean.

18. Unknown [6].

She married William Bean (17).

Ancestors of Malinda Moore, Wife of James Lomax

Second Generation

1. Jesse[2] Moore (Thomas, 3). Born, circa 1785. Died, 13 Jul 1841, in Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Moore Cern., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1820, in White Co., TN. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN. Occupation: Blacksmith. Agnes Moore, daughter of Jesse, was born in 1812. In the 1850 census in Decatur County, she lists North Carolina as her state of birth. It is possible that Jesse is the Jesse Moore in Burke Co., NC, in 1810. The first clear record for Jesse Moore shown him living on the Caney Fork River in White County, Tennessee in 1817, where is also appears in the census of 1820. A letter has survived addressed to Jesse Moore in care of Samuel Moore, so Jesse may have lived on the south side of the Caney Fork in what is now Van Buren County.

He moved about 1821 to Perry County, living on Swindle Creek near its confluence with Cedar Creek. Jesse Moore was a blacksmith, possibly operating a livery stable. He also was a whiskey maker.

In 1840 he borrowed money from John Horner to purchase land on the Beech River in what is now Decatur County, using his Cedar Creek property as collateral. He died just after moving to Beech River. The Cedar Creek properties seem to have been forfeited to John Horner and been among the Perry County lands sold by Horner in 1843-1844.

He married Margaret "Peggy" Denton (2). Children:

  • Agnes L.[1] Moore. Born, 18 Nov 1812, in NC. Died, 1 May 1864, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cern., Decatur Co., TN.
  • Nancy Moore. Born, circa 1816. Died, circa 1865, in MO. She married John Myracle, son of Jacob Myracle and Catherine.
  • Permelia A. Moore. Died, 20 Sep 1840, in Perry Co., TN. Burial in Moore Cern., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone).
  • Serena Moore. Born, circa 1816, in White Co., TN. Died, 21 Apr 1859, in Dunklin Co., MO. Census: 1850, in Dunklin Co., MO. She married Caleb Horner, son of William Harrison Horner and Mary El izabeth.
  • Marinda Moore. Born, circa 1820, in TN. Died, 30 Sep 1844, in Dunklin Co., MO. She married John Z. Horner, son of Russell Horner and Unknown.
  • Malinda Moore. Born, 28 Apr 1821. Died, 30 Jan 1880, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cem., Decatur Co., TN. She married James Lomax, son of John W. Lomax and Elizabeth Horner.
  • Garrett F. Moore. Born, 23 Apr 1825, in Cedar Creek, Perry Co., TN. Died, 20 Sep 1846, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Moore Cem., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone).
  • Leroy P. Moore. Born, 27 May 1830, in Cedar Creek, Perry Co., TN. Died, 21 May 1887, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. He married Mary Ann Rushing, daughter of Joel Rushing and Zelphy, 21 Jun 1861, in Decaturville, Decatur Co., TN.

2. Margaret [email protected]] Denton (Abraham, 4). Born, circa 1790. Died, 25 Oct

1858, in Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Moore Cern., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN.

Margaret managed to hold the Jesse Moore property on the Beech River together during her life time, clearing past due taxes during the mid 1840s and getting the property deeds cleared and recorded in 1851.

She was a charter member of the first organization of New Hope Baptist Church.

She married Jesse Moore (1).

Third Generation

3. Thomas[3] Moore (Ancestor, 6). Born, circa 1762. Died, circa 1840, in White Co., TN.

Thomas Moore was a Revolutionary War veteran. He filed a pension application from White County, Tennessee.

He married an unknown woman. Children:

  • Polly[2] Moore. Born, circa 1784, in NC. Census: 1850, in Jackson Co., TN. She married Abraham Denton.
  • 1. Jesse Moore.
  • Mary Moore. She married John Denton.
  • Garrett Moore. Died, 1852, in Moss, Clay Co., TN. Burial in Boles, Monroe Co., KY. He married Agnes Denton.

4. Abraham[3] Denton (Abraham, 7). Born, circa 1740, in Shenandoah Co., VA?. Died, after 1828, in Obion Co., TN.

The general view of Abraham Denton is as an individual born circa 1730 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, who died after 1828 in Obion County, Tennessee. This generally held view has two problems. First is the very late date for his marriage and the births of his children. He would have been at least 35 when the first of his datable children was born and almost 60 when the last was born. Second, there are Dentons in Western North Carolina who must be related to this family, yet all of Abraham's known children went west. To resolve this it seems best to make a father and son, both named Abraham, who have been merged in the historical record into a single individual. The father is the one active in western North Carolina, probably dying in the area around Burke County. The son is the one in Washington, White, and Obion Counties, Tennessee. The following concerns the younger.

"The records of Washington County [Tennessee], for the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1776-1792 tell us on page 114, August 25, 1780 that Abraham Denton was on the jury. The same book records, page 116, 1780 show an order that a fine of one hundred pounds be imposed upon John Chisoln, esqr., for being guilty of striking and beating of Abraham Denton in the court yard; also disquieting the peace and decorom of the court and that the clerk issue an execution for the same.

"Page 117. of the same, 1780. Order that Abraham Denton have leave to build a Grist Mill on Sanking [Sinking] Creek on his own land and after the same being so built shall be entitled to take and receive tole which is due and entitled to be received by Public Gristmills.... [Some of the Horner family also lived on Sinking Creek.]

"Abraham Denton seems to have sold his lands and moved from Greene and Washington Counties, Tennessee, about the time that Tennessee became a State in 1796. He is not mentioned in the records after that date. It is not clear where he lived fron 1796 to 1809 the year he appears in White County, Tennessee. There is a tradition that he was in Kentucky during that period of time, yet nothing has been found to establish or verify the tradition. There is much evidence of his residence in White County, from 1809 to about 1821, probably a little earlier as he is not shown in the 1820 census of White County. He was living in Hickman County in 1821 and was in Perry County, shortly thereafter. Perry County was created Nov. 24, 1821 from a part of Hickman County, and parts of other counties. It is believed that Denton was in that part of Hickman County which became Perry County, and therefore, he did not move but merely was changed due to the formation of the new county. About 1827 or 1828 he moved from Perry County to West Tennessee and was living in Obion County, at the time of his death.... He left no will, nor is there anything regarding an estate he may have left, therefore, it is believed that he died without property. The place of his burial is unknown except for members of the family who state that he died and was buried in Obion County, Tennessee." [Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton]

He married Mourning Hogg (5). Children:

  • Elizabeth ABettie@[2] Denton. Born, circa 1766. Died, after 1850. Burial in Moore Cem., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. She married James Moore.
  • Nancy M. Denton. Born, circa 1776. Died, 27 Dec 1866, in White Co., TN. Burial in Beech Cove Gem., Van Buren Co., TN (unmarked). She married Samuel A. Moore, 13 Apr 1825, in Dickson Co., TN.
  • Samuel Denton. Born, circa 1777. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. He married Eunice Conger.
  • Jeremiah Denton. Born, 1779. Died, Sep 1847, in White Co., TN He married Elizabeth Griggs, circa 1805.
  • Abraham Denton. Born, circa 1779 in VA. Census: 1850, in Jackson Co., TN. He married Polly Moore.
  • Elijah Denton. Born, 20 Dec 1782. Died, 25 Oct 1870. He married Sally Huff, circa 1805.
  • 2. Margaret "Peggy" Denton.
  • John Denton. He married Mary Moore.
  • Isaac Denton. Born in NC.
  • Sally Denton. Resided in Moss, Clay Co., TN. She married William Hayden Kendall.
  • Agnes Denton. Died in Boles, Monroe Co., KY. She married Garrett Moore.
  • Martha Denton. She married Cornelius Clancy.

5. Mourning[3] Hogg (Gideon, 8).

She married Abraham Denton (4).

Fourth Generation

6. [4] Moore Ancestor.

He married an unknown woman. Children:

  • Andrew[3] Moore. Born, before 1760. Resided: circa 1780, in Burke Co., GA.
  • 3. Thomas Moore.
  • Samuel A. Moore. Born, 1763, in Orange Co., NC. Died, 16 Sep 1850, in Van Buren Co., TN. Burial in Beech Cove Cem., Van Buren Co., TN (unmarked). Resided: 1779, in Rutherford Co., NC. He married Nancy M. Denton, 13 Apr 1825, in Dickson Co., TN.
  • James Moore. Born, circa 1765. Died, after 1850. Burial in Moore Cem., Perry Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1850, in Perry Co., TN. He married Elizabeth "Bettie" Denton.

7. Abraham[4] Denton (Abraham, 9). Born, circa 1720, in Shenandoah Co., VA?. Died, after 1783, in Burke Co., NC?.

The general view of Abraham Denton is as an individual born circa 1730 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, who died after 1828 in Obion County, Tennessee. This generally held view has two problems. First is the very late date for his marriage and the births of his children. He would have been at least 35 when the first of his datable children was born and almost 60 when the last was born. Second, there are Dentons in Western North Carolina who must be related to this family, yet all of Abraham's known children went west. To resolve this it seems best to make a father and son, both named Abraham, who have been merged in the historical record into a single individual. (An alternative possibility would be for Abraham to have been married twice, with the first family forgotten.) The father is the one active in western North Carolina, probably dying in the area around Burke County. The son is the one in Washington, White, and Obion Counties, Tennessee. The following concerns the elder.

"The exact date that Abraham Denton came into Western North Carolina, Rowan County, is not certain. He was living there in 1774, for on August 4th of that year he was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety for Rowan which consisted of twenty-five members. In Davidson County, formerly a part of Rowan, was a place of about one hundred inhabitants called >Denton' which is believed to have been named for this family of Dentons." In 1783 Abraham Denton was in Burke County, North Carolina, which had been created from Rowan in 1777. He was named a trustee in "An Act to incorporate trustees for two academical schools in the district of Morgan." [Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton]

He married Unknown. Children:

  • 4. Abraham[3] Denton.

8. Gideon[4] Hogg. Died, Apr 1793, in Caswell Co., NC.

"Just when Gideon Hogg and members of his family came into North Carolina, is not certain. The 1790 census does not list him as a resident of Caswell County, North Carolina; however, in 1793 in the month of April, Gideon Hogg died in Caswell County, leaving a will, in which he names his wife Judith, and children, John, William, Elizabeth, Thomas, Agnes, Gideon, Ann Denton, Mourning Denton, Judith Gibson, Rebecca Shelton, and Mary Yates." [Some of the

Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton]

He married an unknown woman. Children:

  • 5. Mourning[3] Hogg.
  • Ann Hogg. She married Joseph Denton.

Fifth Generation

9. Abraham[5] Denton (Abraham, 11). Born, circa 1700, in NY. Died, 1774, in Shenandoah Co., VA.

This branch of the Denton family migrated to Shenandoah Valley, Augusta County, circa 1729.

He married Mary (10). Children:

  • 7. Abraham[4] Denton.
  • Joseph Denton. Born, 1725, in NY. Died, circa 1800, in Stockton Valley, KY. He married Ann Hogg.
  • Phebe Denton. Born in Shenandoah Co., VA.
  • Martha Denton. Born in Shenandoah Co., VA. She married, first, James Moore. She married, second, John Tipton.
  • Samuel Denton. Born in Shenandoah Co., VA. He married an unknown woman.

10. Mary [5].

She married Abraham Denton (9).

Sixth Generation

11. Abraham[6] Denton (Samuel, 13). Born, 1668, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died, circa 1730, in Orange Co., NY.

He married Unknown (12), after 1698. Children:

  • 9. Abraham[5] Denton.
  • Martha Denton. She married Jonas Halstead.

12. Unknown [6].

She married Abraham Denton (11).

Seventh Generation

13. Samuel [7] Denton (Richard, 15). Died, circa 1713, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

He married Mary Smith (14). Children:

  • Jonas[6] Denton. Born, circa 1658, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died in Rockland Co., NY.
  • Samuel Denton. Born, circa 1658, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died, Feb 1718/9. He married, first, Unknown Smith, daughter of John Smith and Ann Gildersleeve. He married, second, Abigail Graves, daughter of William Graves and Ann.
  • Mary Ellison Denton. Born, circa 1662, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died, circa 1689. She married Peter Smith, circa 1686.
  • Jane Denton. Born, 1664, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. She married Joseph Robinson.
  • Elizabeth Denton. Born, circa 1666, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. She married Jonathan Seaman.
  • 11. Abraham Denton.
  • James Denton. Born, circa 1670, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died, circa 1713, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. He married Jane Titus, daughter of Edmund Titus and Martha Washburn.
  • Hannah Denton. Born, circa 1672, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Died, 1748, in Smithtown, Long Island, NY. She married Thomas Treadwell, son of John Treadwell and Elizabeth Starr.
  • Phebe Denton. Born, circa 1674, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. She married, first, Richard Thorne, son of William Thorne and Winifred, 29 Aug 1699. She married, second, Robert Mitchell.
  • Martha Denton. Born, circa 1676, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. She married Ezekiel Smith.

14. Mary[7] Smith, daughter of John Rock Smith and Unknown.

She married Samuel Denton (13).

Eighth Generation

15. Richard[8] Denton. Born, 1586, in Yorkshire, England. Died, 1663, in Essex, England.

"Reverend Richard Denton was a preacher at Halifax, England. He came to New England between 1630 and 1635. He was among the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and occasionally exercised his profession while in that place. He removed with a part of the church to Rippoowoms (Stamford) in 1641, and was the first of that place. After remaining at Stamford a few years, Mr. Denton, with some of the principal men of the plantation, again removed, went to Long Island, and began the town of Hempstead. He continued the minister of that place until his death." He received an A.B. at the University at Cambridge in 1623. He returned to England in 1659. [Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton]

He married Helen Windlbank (16). Children:

  • John[7] Denton. Born, 1618.
  • Daniel Denton. Daniel Denton was town clerk of Hempstead, New York, in 1650. About 1656 he moved to Jamaica, New York.
  • Timothy Denton. Born, circa 1627.
  • Nathaniel Denton. Born, circa 1628. Died, circa 1730.
  • Richard Denton. Died, 28 Oct 1658. He married Ruth Tileston, 10 Nov 1657, in Babylon, Long Island, NY.
  • 13. Samuel Denton.

16. Helen[8] Windlbank.

She married Richard Denton (15).

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Decatur County. Tennessee Cemetery Records. Parsons, Tennessee: Captain Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1984.

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Horner, Fredalene Cooper. A Horner Legacy. Cassville, Missouri: Author, 1988.

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