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301 Richard, was a foreign service diplomat who was imprisoned by the Japanese during WWII.
Died of cancer. 
Turner, Allen Richard (I1189)
302 Robert married and became the father of twin boys on 26 Nov 1992 Stuckey, Robert (I8624)
303 Roy Edward Moore, 85, passed away February 25th, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. His funeral service will be held this Friday, March 3rd, at 3:30 pm, in the chapel of Curtis & Son Funeral Home, 1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga AL, with Bro. Jerry Hewett from Bay Community Church-Daphne, officiating the service. The family will be receiving visitation at 2:30 pm prior to the service. There will be a celebration of life immediately following the graveside service at the Oak Grove Senior Citizen center on Forest Glen Road. The family invites all friends and family to join them for refreshments at 5 pm. Mr. Moore was born on February 22, 1932 in Weogufka AL to Thomas Eugene Moore and Virginia Pearl (Houston) Moore. He is preceded in death by his brothers, J.W. and William Moore in addition to his sons, Tim Moore and Rick Wade. After his time in the Marines during the Korean War, he had a long career as a truck driver, where he was able to travel the US. He lived most his life in Sylacauga, then moved to Loxley, AL where he has lived for the last 15 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail Moore, and children, Mike Moore, Angela Fallon, Terri Fallon, Raymond Wade, Janet Van Handel, and Joey Moore. He has 22 grandchildren. More than anything he loved God first, family second, and music was a lifelong passion. Online condolences can be made at www.curtisandsonfh.com Curtis and Son North Chapel will direct the services. Moore, Roy Edward (I6101)
304 Rufus Pitt Williams was born April 3, 1848, in the Deep South- - Tallapoosa County, Alabama. I?m sure as he was a little boy, the issues of secession from the Union were already being discussed among his father, William Wesley Williams, and his much older brothers, William LaFayette Williams (a doctor, born in 1833) Baron (born in 1836) and others of the community. I don?t know that they were slaveholders at that point, and I need to look that up, but, obviously, they lived in a place and era that supported slavery. One week after Pitt turned 13, the attack on Fort Sumter began the Civil War. Again, I wonder how quickly the news spread and how they were informed of what was going on in Washington and in South Carolina and along the Mason-Dixon Line in those first battles. Pitt was one of the younger members in the family and his older brother Baron went off to fight in the Civil War. Imagine what the home life was like as they waited for word of his fate and also prepared their home and property for possible invasion from the North. Baron did survive the Civil War, though he lost an arm. He came home and became a successful merchant after the war.

When Pitt was 20, he married Martha Robertson. She was also from the community and had lived nearby for many years. Pitt?s brother Thomas Cooper married Martha?s sister, so their children were double cousins. She died after only 5 years of marriage. They had two daughters and then she gave birth to a son and he died before he was a year old, so I wonder if there was a flu epidemic or something that killed them both near the same time? I think she is buried in the Darien Cemetery in Tallapoosa County, but I'm not sure from web research and I need to make a trip to research. Soon after, Pitt married Martha?s cousin Nancy Clark Adkins. I?m sure that was common in those days to marry family members and certainly both were neighbors for a long period of time and would have been known to Pitt. And I?m sure Nancy loved her cousin Martha?s children as her own.

Pitt and Nancy began to have their own children and had one daughter and then their one and only son, Charles Wesley Williams. He was born in 1878. They had two more daughters and then in 1884, when Charley was 6, they moved to Texas. This was not an impulsive move. Pitt?s first father-in-law, Martha?s father, Allen Jordan Robertson had already moved to Texas. I have no doubt that he made a return trip to encourage other members of his family to move to Texas with him. Pitt and Nancy and a bunch of children and some livestock loaded up a wagon and moved to East Texas. I believe Nancy was preganant during trip and gave birth to another girl after they were in Texas. Several of Pitt's family members continued to live in East Texas, but the Robertsons and Pitt and Nancy ended up in Cornhill, Texas, in Williamson County, near Jarrell. .

All together, Pitt and Nancy had 9 children, 8 daughters and 1 son, and the 2 daughters from his first marriage, so 10 daughters and 1 son from this family grew to adulthood.

The father-in-law Allen Jordan Robertson died in 1905and is buried in the Cornhill Cemetery as are twin babies of Pitt?s brother Cooper and sister-in-law Ellie. As the family grew up in the community, they married neighbors. Charley met Mattie Lett, another immigrant from Alabama (though I don?t know if there were any connections in Alabama or not) after they met at a church social. They married in Corn Hill in 1902.

In ___, Pitt and Nancy (and children?) moved to Chico, Texas, near Decatur, in Wise County. There they lived out their days and are both buried in the Chico cemetery near at least three of their daughters, their daughter Esther who never married, one who married a Morrow, and one other. Pitt died May 21, 1926, at the age of 78, of heart trouble.

Source: http://janicewilliamsaustin.com/familyproject.html#RUFUS_PITT_WILLIAMS 
Williams, Rufus Pitt (I5957)
305 S. S. No. 417-16-5409 Moore, Virgil (I0125)
306 S. S. No. 418-01-1705 Moore, George Clifton (I0127)
307 S. S. No. 424-07-6432
Living in Birmigham at the time of the 1930 U. S. Census.
Moore, Clara Belle (I0122)
308 Samuel F. Houston was living in Meriwether County in 1880.
Samuel F. Houston was living with daughter Georgia and husband John in 1900 in Coweta county.\ 
Houston, Samuel F. (I8512)
309 Samuel F. Houston was living with Georgia and John in 1900 in Coweta county. Houston, Georgia A. (I8513)
310 Schoolteacher. Arnold, Ethel (I2091)
311 Schoolteacher. Arnold, Maude (I2120)
312 Schoolteacher. Arnold, Bessie (I2189)
313 Served in the 7th Georgia Infantry Co. G. Was a 2nd. Lt. Houston, Hugh Watkins (I0660)
314 She was born February 16, 1839 in Coweta County, Georgia, and she graduated on July 14, 1858 from Wesleyan College in Macon.

Houston, Mary (I1177)
315 Shot in 1909 by a black man named Andrew Jackson Taylor in Atlanta, Ga., and died. Dial, Cabot Hubert (I3835)
316 Social Security Death Index; SSN: 467-28-0004
Name: James Good; Born: 16 Nov 1922; Died: Oct 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Good, James Fowler (I1829)
317 Social Security Number: 416-10-8861

Worked as a cost estimator for many years at Anderson Brass Works, Birmingham, Alabama, and later known as Anderson Electric Corporation, Leeds, Alabama. Also previously worked at Lawler Machine and Foundry Company, Birmingham, and Miller Foundry Company, Birmingham during the 1950's. These were all foundries and Dad was very knowledgeable of all aspects of foundry and metalcasting operations, including pattern and core-making operations.

We were never a wealthy family, and as we were growing up, Dad would quite often find himself re-roofing our house, painting the house, or building a storage building, and making any necessary plumbing, electrical, and house repairs himself, with the writer as his helper.

He was usually active in Southern Baptist churches wherever he lived and was a lay preacher at certain churches. During my teenage years, our family were active members of the First Baptist Church of Irondale, Alabama and later Woodlawn Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Dad was a Sunday School teacher there.

He is buried in the Rocky Hill Cemetery by Hwy. 14 West of Autaugaville, Alabama.

These notes written by son Joseph Dean Moore.

Birth: Jul. 28, 1912
Death: Jul. 15, 1992

Rocky Hill Cemetery
Autauga County
Alabama, USA
Plot: 456

Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Jan 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17554526

Moore, Clarence Julius (I0009)
318 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Montgomery, John Sharp (I5854)
319 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Crowe, Kristy Michelle (I9236)
320 SS Number 416-05-5733 Houston, Bessie Virginia (I0010)
321 SS Number: 422-34-9401 H., Jacqueline (I8178)
322 SS. No. 423-28-2946
Grogan, Marion Joe (I8166)
323 Studied medicine but disappeared, or lost contact. Houston, Green Y. (I8079)
324 Subject: HOUSTONS
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 16:45:53 -0400
From: pcsmith@hom.net (Percy Smith)
To: dean@telemail.com.py (Joseph Dean Moore)

Hi Dean,

Long time since I've heard from you and the way the market has been acting
the past few days made me think of you. Hope you didn't get hurt too bad
or not at all.
I'm forwarding some something my son has been working on.
Good luck,
Percy (Smith)

Hewstons 1
I have found some interesting items on the Hewston Family in
Georgia and South Carolina. I feel pretty strongly that the early Hewstons
were an extended family. We know that the Smiths are descendants of the
James/John Hewston clan which settled in Morgan County in the early 1800s.
My great-great-great grandfather Young Gresham Houston is identified in the
will of his father, James Hewston in 1838 in Morgan County, Georgia.*
James Hewston, Senior left Newberry County, South Carolina in 1798
to move to Greene County, Georgia. There are three reasons why we know he
left South Carolina around 1798. First, he sold his land in Newberry
County to James Wright August 7, 1798.* Next , during the late 1700s
and early 1800s county roads are maintained byS teams of land owners who
live within 10 miles of a road.* The country court would choose prominent
citizens in the area to supervise or oversee the maintenance of the road.
The county court is similar to todays county commissioners. James Hewston
is chosen with Hugh Boyd to oversee a road that passes from Newberry to
Kings Creek to Enoree River to the Tyger river. They must of made a good
team because they are repeatedly chosen from the October term of 1795 till
July term of 1798.* Boyd is again chosen in 1798 but someone replaces
James Hewston.* Finally, James Hewston does not appear on the 1800 census
of Newberry County or of South Carolina. David, Samuel and John Jamess
brothers however do appear on the 1800 Newberry census.*
The Georgia Tax Digest for Greene County in the year 1801 lists a
James Hughston on page 42.* From land records in Greene County, we know
that he settled in an area of the county along Fishing Creek called
Greshamville.* No record of its incorporation as a town or village can be
found. It derived its name from the many Greshams who settled in the area.
Many Gresham went held important posts in Greene Countys government. The
Postmasters office was held by two generations of Greshams. Coincidental
they were named Young Gresham.* Also Young Gresham, Sr. is mentioned as
being a Physician. One can find Greshamville marked on some current maps.
By 1805 Jamess brothers have joined him in Georgia. On the 1805
Tax Digest for Georgia, Samuel and David have joined James in Greene
County.* John and his son Alexander are in nearby Clarke County.* Nephews
John Jr. and Benjamin Hughson have joined the family in Greene county by
1810.* In 1806, James Hewston buys over 200 acres across the Oconee River
in the new Morgan County. In the deed to his new land, James lists his
children as the future beneficiaries of the purchase.* This land is on the
Cherokee Indian frontier having just been ceded to the settlers. The new
Indian border was within a couple of miles of Hewstons land. As late as
1813 a massacre of settlers by Indians occurred within a few miles of the
Hewston farm. There were several deaths along with the kidnapping of two
females.* Living this close to danger it was important to have family
nearby in times of need. In 1817 John Y. Hughston, James Hewstons oldest
son has bought his own farm and has settled within a couple of miles of his
By the 1820s, James brother John has moved his family to nearby
Jasper (then called Irwin) County. In the 1826 Georgia Land Lottery, John
won large tracks of land in Fayette, Troup and Coweta County.* He moves
his family of grown sons John Jr., Hugh, Samuel, and Oliver to the area to
manage his farms.* This is a fine example of the Hewstons clannish nature.
A similar situation happened with Jamess family. In the 1826
Georgia Land Lottery, James Jr., David Ross, Young Gresham and James Sr.
enter the lottery together.* James Jr. is the only winner. He remains in
Morgan County and sells his land in Troup County.* James Seniors
son-in-laws John Hargrove, Julius Skinner and Posey Johnston also won land
in previous lotteries but they remain in Morgan County till after the death
of their father-in-law, James in 1837.*
From the will of James Hewston we know his children were: Polly,
David, Prudy, Peggy, Nicy, Luicinda, James, John and Young Gresham. Mary
Polly Houston marries Isaac Culberson. David Ross Huston marries Ann F.
A. Ellington and Mary O Kelly. Prudence Prudy Hewston marries Posey
Johnson. Margaret Peggy Hewston marries Benjamin Auberry. Eunice Nicy
Houston marries John R. Hargroves. Lucinda Houston marries Julius Skinner.
Young Gresham Houston marries Harriet Amend Haynes. It is unclear who
James Hewston, Jr. and John Y. Houston marry.
Listed in the will of John Hewston, father of our James Hewston we
find the names of his brothers and sisters. John, David, Ross, William
and Samuel are his brothers. His sisters are listed as Mary Hopper
(Harper) wife of John Hopper and Elizabeth (Peggy) McCrackin wife of James
McCrackin Jr. John Hewston died in 1808. Most of the clan has moved to
Georgia except for Mary Hewston the widow, Mary Hoppers, Peggy McCrackins,
Rosss and Williams families. A rift develops in the administration of the
will. By 23 February 1811 a full blown civil case has arisen. John and
James are fighting with Ross and William over the dispersion of the
proceeds of the estate. The interesting point is that the Georgia part of
the family has aligned itself against the South Carolina family.*
When William leaves South Carolina to move west in the late 1820s
he skips Georgia and goes straight to Alabama.* Evidently the animosity
ran deep. Before William Hewston leaves South Carolina, he serves a stint
as Postmaster of a station called Houstons Store in 1827. The store is
left to be administered by a nephew Andrew Turner when William leaves the
state.* Andrews mother is Mary Hewston which is not the aunt married to
John Hopper but another aunt. The name of the station changes to McMorries
Store and later to Popular Grove before being discontinued after the Civil
James and Samuel Hewston must have been pig farmers before they
left South Carolina. They are in court in the 1790s charging someone with
rustling pigs. After a year at trial the court rules it was only a case of
mistakenly branding the wrong pigs. A cash settlement was made.* James
stayed busy because he was involved in owning a tavern with the Goodman
family. Something ran a foul because James winds up suing the Goodmans for
a cash settlement.* There was a criminal case pending against James right
before he left for Georgia that was eventually dismissed.*
Religion must have been very important to the Hewston Family. The
closest Presbyterian church was in Newberry eight to ten miles away. The
Reverend Robert McClintock, a local circuit rider, had been preaching in
the area before the war, but he must flee South Carolina when the
Revolutionary War starts. He was stuck in Ireland till after the war.
After The Revolution War, James Hewstons father wants a church nearby. He
donates one acre of land to the Reverend McClintock to build a church and
cemetery.* The church was named Guilders Creek Presbyterian Church. It
was also known as Kings Creek and Indian Creek Presbyterian. The church
had a strong following with some of the family being buried there.* Ross
A. Houston preaches there on occasion before becoming a circuit rider. He
serves as a circuit rider in Georgia, South Carolina and retires to preach
in Alabama.* His name appears on on many marriage certificates, especially
in Greene County, Georgia.*
Moses Waddell is a Presbyterian minister from Willington South
Carolina. He preaches on a circuit which takes him to Newberry South
Carolina.* He later preaches in Greene County, Georgia. The Goshen
Presbyterian Church is very close to Greshamville where he occasionally
preaches. He soon begins preaching in Greensboro, Georgia. He becomes
instrumental in starting a college in Greensboro. Later, he is chosen to
be The University of Georgias first president at Athens in Clarke County.
This is the same time that Young Houston should be appearing on
the tax digest in Morgan County. It is unclear exactly when Young was born
but he appears on the deed in 1806, which means he should be 18 years old
by 1824. Georgia Law said that all males 18 or older should appear on the
counties tax digest. There is a Houston studying at the University at the
time but it is unclear if he is related . Could Young Houston have gone to
college. He does hold the position of plantation overseer in later life.
His first three sons, William H., James D., and John Scott could read and
write according to the census reports.* James Decatur lists his occupation
as a teacher in 1860 census.* Living with a wealthy landlord in town,
William H. Houston and his cousin William Haynes lists their occupations as
clerks in 1860 census.* Could he had been a law clerk studying law? John
Scott Houston is listed as a plantation overseer for his grandmother
Elizabeth Haynes and uncle Malcolm Haynes.*
The pioneers on the frontier of South Carolina took politics very
seriously in 1776. Living on the Indian frontier protection from the
Indians was very important as well as protection from the Spanish in
Florida. Many of the cash crops grown in South Carolina were sold in Great
Britain. The issue of taxation without representation was at the heart of
a major uprising that had occurred when The Stamp Act was implemented in
nearby Savannah.* The Hewstons were of Scot-Irish descent arriving from
County Tyronne Ireland after 1760. Immigrants were required by British law
to take an oath of allegiance to Britain before land grants were given.
John Hewston had received a land grant in 1771.* Perhaps this is why his
son John served in the Continental Army in his fathers place. John served
several tours enlisting in 1776 and serving till 1782 as a private. He
applies for a pension in Coweta County, Georgia in 1835. James Hewston and
his other brothers served in the South Carolina Militia. The militia
members would work their vocations till a need to fight arose. The 96
District of South Carolina which included Newberry County was the scene of
many skirmishes between Whigs and Tories. The politics of Newberry County
were dividing families down the middle between Whigs and Tories. The
Turner family, which Mary Hewston becomes part of by marriage, has
brothers-in-law fighting as Tories and Whigs. One of the brothers is killed
while fighting as a Tory, forcing another Tory brother and his family to
move to Florida after the war. On a visit back to South Carolina an
assassin wounds him. He is smuggled back to Florida in a coffin playing

(It should be noted that the Houston name had two distinct pronunciations
during this time. An early Governor of Georgia James Houstoun pronounced
his name HOUSE ton. One finds several spellings of our ancestors named HUGH
ston such as: Hewston, Huston, Hueston Huson Hughston or Heuston. It seems
that the HOUSE-ton pronunciation was more frequently connected to English
nobility or very affluent British families. The rise in Sam Houstons
popularity after the war of Texas Independence, probably did the most to
standardize the pronunciation.)
Houston, Young Gresham (I0625)
325 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Powell, Shelia Ann (I6342)
326 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Dooley, Karen Ann (I6345)
327 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Cook, Joy Lynne (I6531)
328 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Stockwell, Amy Dawn (I8004)
329 The Life Summary of Thomas Marion

When Thomas Marion Houston was born on 17 August 1884, in Carroll, Georgia, United States, his father, Virgil Augustus Houston, was 36 and his mother, Susan Caroline Hubbard, was 36. He married Sallie Lee Scudder in 1907. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Banning, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 13 Oxford, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 1 April 1955, in Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oxford, Calhoun, Alabama, United States. 
Houston, Thomas Marion (I1697)
330 The mother of Dora June Goins remarried a Guedon and he *adopted* the two girls.....and her name therefore changed to Dora June Guedon.  Goins, Dora June (I9038)
331 The mother of Julie Lynn Goins remarried a Guedon and he adopted the two girls so her name became Julie Lynn Guedon. Goins, Julie Lynn (I9040)
332 Tom Moon, born on a farm near Linnville, AL, was a graduate os Howard
College(now Samford University) in Birmingham, AL. He moved to Texas as
did his father and brothers and sisters. In 1911, he married Ethel Worthy, also
from Linville. They moved from Hillsboro, TX to Cleburne, TX where he
became a dealer of Ford automobiles. Tom and Ethel became parents of a
son and two daughters. he served as mayor of Cleburne for 5 terms,
beginning 1938. He also served as the president of the Rotary Club, of the
Chamber of Commerce, and was Chairman of the board of the YMCA. He
was a member of the First Baptist church where he was a deacon and music
director for many years. 
Moon, Thomas Staples (I8023)
333 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Brazzel, Tracey Elizabeth (I0764)
334 Two adopted children.

Two adopted children. 
Jackson, George Thomas (I4872)
335 U.S. Senator from Alabama. Heflin, Howell Thomas (I2080)
336 Uncle George began work for Republic Mining (Alcoa) as a waterboy. He worked in several departments and eventually was moved to the paint department at Alcoa. After serving as a seaman in the Navy in WWII, he returned to Alcoa and retired from there with 41 years of service.

His health deteriorated after suffering a stroke. He later died of cancer and is buried in Liberty Cemetery.
Stuckey, George Fox (I8585)
337 Vietnam War Veteran and retired U.S. Army Major Houston, Tommy Roger (I9575)
338 Vivian's last name may be Athens or Baker not sure.
Superintendent of Belton Schools in Belton, Texas 
Baker, Vivian (I8575)
339 Was 6 Feet, 7 Inches tall and wore size 13 shoes. Dial, Doctor Houston (I3839)
340 Was a Baptist preacher.
Died of colon cancer. 
Jones, Charles Arthur (I8940)
341 Was a Confederate War veteran.[Rob12.FTW]

Was a Confederate War veteran. 
Brewster, Nathaniel Jefferson (I5961)
342 Was a detective for the City of Birmingham, Alabama. Houston, David Lamar (I0027)
343 Was a doctor Sealy, Will Camp (I3297)
344 Was a Doctor Sealy, James Hugh (I3298)
345 Was a doctor, living in San Antonio, TX.
Houston, Gray Jones (I0615)
346 Was a foundryman in his early life and later a farmer. Ruddick, Union Terry (I0056)
347 Was a lawyer and lived at Brunswick, GA Symmes, Courtland (I4748)
348 Was a Lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department when he died. He had been with the fire department for 27 years.

Before working as a fireman, he appeared in such Broadway hits as "The Vagabond KIng", "White Eagle" and "New Moon". 
Bailey, William John (I0114)
349 Was a Master Blades Smith and one of the founding members of the knifemakers guild. Pugh, James "Jim" (I9588)
350 Was a merchant, according to 1850 Census. Rollins, James Daniel (I0181)

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