Mary Jane Moore

31 January 1854–18 December 1882 (Age 28)
Ware, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Moore was born on 31 January 1854, in Ware, Georgia, United States, her father, Elias Moore, was 34 and her mother, Hester Ann Lott, was 29. She married John Alexander Meeks in 1870, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 1026, Coffee, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 18 December 1882, in Ware, Georgia, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Moore Cemetery, Ware, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander Meeks
Mary Jane Moore
Marriage: 1870
Lucy Rebecca Meeks
Walter Herman Meeks Sr
Roxie Lavada Meeks

Spouse and Children

Georgia, United States








    Roxie Lavada Meeks


Parents and Siblings

    Elias Moore





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World Events (8)


Age 7

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1861 · Georgia Secedes From Union

Age 7

Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America on January 19, 1861.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Tison in household of Arthur Moore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Meeks in household of John A Meeks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Moore in household of Elias Moore, "United States Census, 1870"

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