Mary Jane Moore

Brief Life History 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 Jr. in 1870, in Coffee, 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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John Alexander Meeks Jr.
Mary Jane Moore
Marriage: 1870
Lucy Rebecca Meeks
Walter Herman Meeks Sr
Roxie Lavada Meeks

Sources (5)

  • Martha Tison in household of Arthur Moore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Jane Moore Meeks, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Meeks in household of John A Meeks, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)


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

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


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

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

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

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