Susan Kisiah Moore

6 May 1857–May 1929 (Age 72)
Clark, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Susan Kisiah

When Susan Kisiah Moore was born on 6 May 1857, in Clark, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Asbury Moore, was 24 and her mother, Lucinda Ann Townsend, was 19. She married Alfred O. Lay on 9 November 1876, in Clark, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Montague, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Hall, Texas, United States in 1910. She died in May 1929, in St. Jo, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in St. Jo, Montague, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred O. Lay
Susan Kisiah Moore
Marriage: 9 November 1876
James Henry Lay
Bessie Ann Lay
Terisa W Lay
Epesia Ola Lay
Lou Alma 'Lulu" Lay
Samuel Houston Clarence Lay
Thomas Owen Lay
Allie Estella " Estella" Lay
Libby Sue Lay
Eula B. Lay

Spouse and Children

9 November 1876
Clark, Arkansas, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Blakley Moore



    Lovin Newton Moore


    William Madison Moore



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 4

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 19

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

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)

  • Susan K Lay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Susan Lay in household of Alford O Lay, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Lay in household of Alfred O Lay, "United States Census, 1900"

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