John Brown Adams

M, b. 17 December 1859, d. 10 May 1914
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2002

Family: Susan Rebecca Kirk b. 10 Jul 1861, d. 16 Sep 1934

Susan Rebecca Kirk

F, b. 10 July 1861, d. 16 September 1934
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: John Brown Adams b. 17 Dec 1859, d. 10 May 1914

William Tony Adams

M, b. 12 November 1817, d. 8 December 1881
  • Last Edited: 30 Aug 2004
  • Biography*: from Janie Widemon:
    .
    william tony adams & nancy turvey hagins are the parents of
    .
    1. nancy adamsb.march 12,1861 d.june30,1917.
    other brothers & sisters are:
    2.william david adams m.sarah mcdonald
    3.francis marion adams m.nancy a gamble
    4.john b adams m.susan rebecca kirk
    5.george wesley adams m.madia ray
    6.frances e adams m.francis johnson
    7.lucy burma adams m.alonzo thomas brittian
    8.charlotte t adams m.samuel jefferson adamson
    9.james monrow adams
    10.joseph benjamin adams m. nancy ella adamson
  • (Child) Birth*: 12 November 1817
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 6 August 1846; Harris Co., Georgia; Bride=Nancy Turvey
  • (Deceased) Death*: 8 December 1881

Family: Nancy Turvey b. 7 Jun 1825, d. 27 Feb 1885

Nancy Turvey

F, b. 7 June 1825, d. 27 February 1885
  • Last Edited: 30 Aug 2004

Family: William Tony Adams b. 12 Nov 1817, d. 8 Dec 1881

Jacob Moon1

M, b. 28 September 1795, d. 13 August 1877
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 28 September 1795; Georgia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 28 November 1816; Elbert Co., Georgia; Bride=Mary Ann Staples
  • (resident) Census: 1820; Madison Co., Georgia
  • Census: 1 June 1830; Troup Co., Georgia
  • (resident) Census*: 1850; Meriwether Co., Georgia
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1860; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Deceased) Death*: 13 August 1877; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: Jacob Moon was the son of either Jacob or Jesse Moon . Both Jacob and Jesse died before their father William Moon. The orphaned Jacob is identified in an Annual Return on his grandfather William Moon's estate in 1814: "Bolar Moon (William's son) shows receipt for one share as guardian for Jacob, Bird, and John Moon" (Elbert Co, GA Guardians and Administrations, p.313, 15 Nov 1814). Jacob and his wife, Mary Ann, lived in Madison, Troop, and Meriwether Counties prior to moving with their sons to Tallapoosa County in 1851. Within a short time Jacob acquired over 1300 acres of land in Tallapoosa County, and some additional land in Coosa County. He was one of the larger land holders in that part of Alabama, and was one of the wealthiest man in the county in 1860. The census that year lists the value of his real estate at $7760, and his personal estate at $43,850. He was also the largest slaveholder in the county, with 24 slaves. According to a great grandson, Wilmot Moon, 94 former slaves (including his own) came to Jacob following the Civil War, seeking work. He employed them all for a time. Wilmot said that Jacob had a cotton gin on his home place that was "mule powered" and could gin two bales of cotton per day. Jacob's old home place was destroyed by fire in the late 1800's. Diagonally across the road from the old homestead, about 100 yards away, is the old Moon Cemetery where Jacob, his wife, and several of their children are buried. The land on which it is located is no longer owned by the Moons. However, Moon descendants living nearby still take care of it.2
  • Biography: Jacob Moon was born September 28, 1795. He was the son of Jacob Moon. His Grandfather, in his Will, mentions his deceased sons, Jacob and Jesse. This grandson, Jacob, with the other orphan grandchildren are identified in the Returns of William's Will. An entry listed in the "Guardians and Administrations", page 313, Elbert County, Georgia dated November 15, 1814, relative to William Moon's returns on Will, Bolar Moon shows receipt for one share as guardian for Jacob, Bird, and John Moon. This is evidence to indicate these 3 orphans were either brothers or cousins. Jacob was 16 years of age at the time of his grandfather's death. It is not known in which County Jacob grew to adulthood. On November 28, 1816, at age 21, Jacob Moon married Mary Ann Staples (Housekeeper), in Elbert County, Georgia. The original entry is in the Elbert County Marriage Record Book listed Mary Ann's name as "Anny Staples". We find it later in legal documents listed as Mary Ann. Her grave stone lists her name as Mary Ann. The record shows that the Moons and Staples had intermarried over a period of several years. Mary Ann was the daughter of David and Francis (Fanny) Staples of Elbert County, Georgia. Following the marriage to Mary Ann Staples, Jacob and Mary Ann show up in Madison County, Georgia in the 1820 U.S.Census. By this time, they had 2 children, a girl and a boy. The 1830 and 1840 U.S.Census finds Jacob and Mary Ann in Troup County, Georgia. In 1850, he and his family were in Meriwether County, Georgia.

    The U.S.Census of Meriwether County, Georgia enumerates the following:
    Jacob Moon, age 55, b. GA, Value of property $13,266/Farmer
    Mary Ann, 51, b. GA
    Mary Ann 6, b. GA, (This was Lavina's orphan daughter).
    Jesse Franklin, 8, b. GA

    Their 3 married sons were living nearby:

    John C. Moon, 25, b. GA, Value of property $2,131/Farmer
    Elizabeth Moon, wife, 18, b. GA
    J.T. Moon, male, 8

    William B. Moon, 29, b. GA, Value of Real Estate $2,383/Physician/Farmer
    Rowena C. Moon, wife, 21, b. GA
    Mary C., 3, b. GA
    Frances L., 2, b. GA
    William D., 4 months, b. GA

    Thomas Moon, 23, b. GA, Value of Real Estate $4,875
    Missouri, 23
    No Children Listed

    On November 11, 1850, a deed (see the copy of the original titled "First land agreement that Jacob Moon purchased in Tallapoosa County, Alabama) is recorded in Tallapoosa County, Alabama where Jacob Moon of Georgia purchases 320 acres of land from Sophia Ross for the sum of $1750. It was not until 1851 that Jacob and his sons moved to Tallapoosa County, Alabama from Meriwether County, Georgia. All settled near each other close to Youngsville, Alabama, later changed to Alexander City, Alabama. Within a short time, Jacob and Mary Ann had acquired over 1,300 acres of land in Tallapoosa County and some land in Coosa County, Alabama. He was one of the larger land holders in that part of Alabama. Jacob became quite prosperous by 1860 and at age 64 his real estate value per Census Record was $7,760. and his personal estate at $43.850. He owned 24 slaves, which also made him one of the larger if not the largest slave holder in Tallapoosa County. Tax records in the Tallapoosa Probate Court Records prove this. The largest slave owners were listed as owning 24 slaves in the 1850's. Tallapoosa County Tax Records also reveals that Jacob was paying taxes on interest from money he had loaned. Jacob's great-grandson, Wilmot Moon, born in 1900, told a family story that following the end of the Civil War and freedom of the slaves, 94 former slaves including his own former slaves came to Jacob and wanted to work for him. He employed them all for a time. Also, Wilmot says Jacob had a cotton gin on his home place that was "mule powered" and could gin two bales of cotton per day. Jacob and Mary Ann's old home place, a two story log cabin, was there when Jacob bought the land from Mrs. Ross in 1850. It was there until the early 1940's. Eunice Brown who acquired the property in the 1940's had the house, shops, and other buildings torn down and replaced by a new house on the site. Linnie Sue Moon Comerford was the last Moon born in the old Moon cabin and her brother, Frank, was the last Moon born on the old Moon property. (Frank provided this information, he was the son of Wilmot and Guesna Moon). The old cabin was constructed of heavy logs for the exterior and interior. The upstairs room was accessible only from a stairway in the master bedroom. The upstairs room is where the family stored their valuable possessions. The house was approximately four feet above the ground and had rocks up to the logs. The windows beside the front door reached from the floor to the top of the door. The only items that remain are an old barn that was built from some of the boards from a fence surrounding the old Moon house, which Jacob had originally built. Diagonally across the road from the old homestead (about 100 yards) is the old Moon Cemetery where lies the remains of Jacob, Mary Ann (his wife), several of their children and a few neighbors. The Cemetery has not been used in many years. The land on which it is located is no longer Moon property. However, the Moon descendants living nearby care for the Cemetery by keeping the grass mowed and having an annual clean-up. This Moon Cemetery is located on about 1 acre of land, Northwest of Alexander City, Alabama.
    SETTLEMENT OF JACOB MOON'S ESTATE
    Final Settlement of Jacob Moon's Estate, Tallapoosa County Probate Court Records. Beneficiaries named: Jacob Moon died 13 August 1877 leaving no will (See copy of the original Account of Estate of Jacob Moon for services Rendered in 1877). His youngest son, Jesse Franklin Moon petitioned the Court, as administrator of Estate and was granted this on October 26, 1877. Jacob's Estate consisted mostly of notes, mortgages, and money, valued at approximately $3,400 in money.
    Final Settlement dated 15 April 1881, Tallapoosa County Court. After expenses were paid balance of $2,931 was for the heirs as follows among his children and grandchildren: David Moon, William B. Moon, Mary A. Staples, a femme solo - Susan E. Moon, Thomas Moon, wife of C. Thomas, Mary L. Floyd - wife of Wm. H. Floyd, and William F. Moon and Jesse F. Moon. Each received $419.

    Also, Jacob's and Anny's birth and death dates were recorded in the Moon Family Register, written by S.O. Moon in 1860. Jacob and Mary Ann are buried in the Moon Family Cemetery.

Family: Mary Ann Staples b. 6 Dec 1799, d. 16 Nov 1876

Citations

  1. [S26] Howard E. Richardson, The Moon Family and Its Several Phases, p.52.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Mary Ann Staples

F, b. 6 December 1799, d. 16 November 1876
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2017

Family: Jacob Moon b. 28 Sep 1795, d. 13 Aug 1877

Louisa Pennington1

F, b. 21 December 1825, d. 29 September 1853
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2017

Family: Abram Heath b. c 1823

Citations

  1. [S95] Hammond, Southern Relatives, Vol 2, p.51.

Abram Heath

M, b. circa 1823
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2017

Family: Louisa Pennington b. 21 Dec 1825, d. 29 Sep 1853

John Chapel Moon1

M, b. 15 August 1824, d. 9 April 1855
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: 15 August 1824
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 5 October 1848; Meriwether Co., Georgia; Bride=Elizabeth Pennington
  • 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Meriwether Co., Georgia2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 9 April 1855; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: John Chapel Moon, fourth child of Jacob and Mary Ann Staples was born 6 July 1824. He died 9 April 1855. He was 30 years, 7 months, and 21 days of age. The writer of this family history is a greatgrandson of John Chapel Moon.

    It was his fate to meet an untimely death by gunshot from person unknown. According to his only surviving child, William Franklin Moon, his father was riding his horse home late in the afternoon of 6 April 1855, near Youngsville, Alabama. Youngsville now is known as Alexander City. The horse he was riding was found riderless. A search was conducted and John Chapel was found lying beside the road or trail with a fatal gun shot wound. It was never ascertained whether his death resulted from a hunter's stray bullet or was a murderous ambush. It could have been purely accidental as this area where he lived was thickly covered with
    trees and bushes as it is to the present day. He was a farmer and left a wife and two small children. He was buried in the Moon Cemetery on his father's property. His grave is covered with a marble slab and is in good condition at this writing. His wife had the marble slab made and engraved. The receipt for the marble slab
    reads as follows: "Syllacauga, Ala., Sept. 10, 1857, Rec'd of William B. Moon, Administrator of the Estate of John C. Moon, deceased, Thirty four 45/100 dollars in full for 1 marble tomb top & letters for the grave of John C. Moon. Jesse Ashcroft, agent for E. Gantt." Source Administrator's Records, "Moon file" Tallapoosa County, AL. Probate Court Records. Filed in Box under "M". See appendix for copies of other Administrator's documents in same file.

    John Chapel Moon married Elizabeth Pennington, the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (Ellender) Phillips, 5 Oct. 1848, by Justice of the Peace, Hiram Hanes, Meriwether County, Georgia. Source page 54, Record of Marriages Meriwether County, GA. The 1850 U.S. Census of Meriwether County, GA., lists John C. Moon age 25, b. GA. and his wife Elizabeth 18, b. GA. and one male child J.T. Moon age 8/12. Elizabeth was about 16 or 17 years of age at the time they married. Their infant son died between 1850 and 1851, because at the time of John Chapel's death he had only two surviving children (per estate records) William Franklin born 4 May 1851, Meriwether County, GA. (per death certificate). Franklin was a young child.-William_ Franklin Moon said he had a younger sister when his father was killed and that he was 4 years of age at the time of his father's death. The 1860 U.S. Census of Tallapoosa County lists Elizabeth Moon age 28 b. GA., Children: William Franklin age 8 b. GA. and Elenda (f) age 6 b. AL. A return in 1860 shows that a casket was bought for a child for S20.00 in 1864 by Elizabeth Moon. This was for her daughter Elinda who died at about 8 years of age. There is a small unmarked grave beside John C. Moon's grave which perhaps is that of Elinda his small daughter. She was named after her grandmother, Eleanor Phillips Pennington.

    When John Chapel Moon died his older brother, Dr. William Bird Moon, was appointed administrator of his estate. Dr. William Bird Moon administrated this estate from 1855 to 1868. A complete file of all transactions such as daily living expenses was examined by this family historian in 1980. These returns are located in the drawer files under "M" in the Tallapoosa County Court House, Probate Judge's Office, Dadeville, Alabama. Several representative original documents were photo copied by this writer. These are found in the appendix off this history.4

Family: Elizabeth Pennington b. 1832, d. 1895

Citations

  1. [S26] Howard E. Richardson, The Moon Family and Its Several Phases, p.62.
  2. [S1] "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D1W9-ZN4?cc=1401638&wc=95RD-YWT%3A1031315501%2C1031425301%2C1031425302 : 9 April 2016), Georgia > Meriwether > Meriwether county > image 34 of 204; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. [S1850] 1850, Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 59, Meriwether, Georgia; Roll: M432_77; Page: 321B; Image: 235

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    John Moon      25
    E Moon      18
    J T Moon      8/12
    Francis A Davis      14.
  4. [S480] Howard Earl Richardson, The Moon Family & Its Several Phases.
  5. [S1860] 1860, Census, Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 379; Image: 381; Family History Library Film: 803025.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elizabeth Moon     28
    William F Moon     8
    Ella D Moon     6.

Elizabeth Pennington

F, b. 1832, d. 1895
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: 1832; Georgia1
  • (Bride) Marriage: 5 October 1848; Meriwether Co., Georgia; Groom=John Chapel Moon
  • Married Name: 5 October 1848; Moon
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; household member=William Franklin Moon, household member=Ella D. Moon2
  • Married Name: 22 November 1870; Phillips
  • Marriage*: 22 November 1870; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Thomas C. Phillips
  • Married Name: 30 May 1877; Bentley
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 30 May 1877; Groom=Judge John Samuel Bentley3
  • (Wife) 1880 Census: 1 June 1880; Rockford, Coosa Co., Alabama; head of family=Judge John Samuel Bentley4
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1895; Coosa Co., Alabama1
  • Burial*: 1895; Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, Coosa Co., Alabama1
  • Biography*: Elizabeth's brother was James Pennington, Nancy Caroline Smith's first husband.

    When John Chapel Moon died his older brother, Dr. William Bird Moon, was appointed administrator of his estate. Dr. William Bird Moon administrated this estate from 1855 to 1868. A complete file of all transactions such as daily living expenses was
    examined by this family historian in 1980. These returns are located in the drawer files under "M" in the Tallapoosa County Court House, Probate Judge's Office, Dadeville, Alabama. Several representative original documents were photo copied by this writer.
    These are found in the appendix off this history.

    It is from these documents that we can develop the life style of Elizabeth Moon. She remained a widow until after her son married. She was a lady who liked pretty things. She liked to dress well. She bought ribbons and laces. She sent her son to subscription
    school. She bought school supplies for him such as chalk, slate, McGuffy Readers, etc. She wore hoop skirts and bought a variety of shoes. During all these eighteen years that she was a widow she managed the 320 acres farm from her husband's estate.
    She had the help of four slaves. (per tax records: The 1855 personal Tax record, Tallapoosa Co. shows Elizabeth paid taxes of 250 each on 2 children 5 to 10 and 800 each on two 40 to 50.) On 12 January 1868, when her only child, William Franklin Moon
    was 16 years of age she petitioned the Probate Court of Tallapoosa County for her dower's interest in the land. This original petition is filed in the previously referred "M" file in the Tallapoosa County, Al. Courthouse. This petition was apparently granted as we
    shall see later that she sold her interest in the land and subsequently her son sold his. (See Deeds in appendix)

    The Tallapoosa County, Al. Marriages Records Book I page 405, 22 Nov. 1870 Elizabeth Moon and Thomas C. Phillips were married by a Rev. Smith. Security was Thomas H. Phillips and J.J. Holly. Since Elizabeth's mother was a Phillips prior to her marriage,
    this Thomas H. Phillips was perhaps related. Elizabeth sold her land 28 August 1871. She was living in Lee County, AL. She sold her dowagers right to a Mr. Carter. The opening sentence of the original deed reads as follows: "Know by all men present that we,
    Thomas H. Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Phillips, formerly Elizabeth Moon, party of the first part--" The Tallapoosa County book of Deeds shows that William Franklin Moon and A.M. Moon, his wife, both of the County and State aforesaid State for the sum of
    8400 sells the same land his mother sold to Mr. Carter. This was the method used for clearing the title. The 320 acres, described as the East 2 of Section 24, Township 23 and Range 21. The three hundred and 20 acres sold for a total of 5700.00. This land
    had not appreciated since John C. Moon bought it in 1851.

    Nothing is heard of Elizabeth Moon Phillips until 30 May 1877. She married John S. Bentley, Judge, Probate Court Coosa Co., Al. Apparently her second husband, Thomas H. Phillips was deceased before 1877. This family historian has heard his Mother
    state that on several occasions during her childhood in Texas in the period about 1890-1895 her grandmother, Elizabeth, would on occasions send her son, William Franklin Moon checks amounting to as much as $500.00. That was quite a sum in those days.

    Judge Bentley died in 1892. Brewer's History of Coosa County states that his wife died "shortly" after. Elizabeth is buried on the left of her husband, his first wife on the right, in the Bentley-Pennington Family Plot in the Rockford, AL Cemetery. No stone was
    ever placed at Elizabeth's grave. This family historian ascertained that this was definitely Elizabeth's grave through a descendant of Judge Bentley. In March of 1982 he had a marker placed at his great grandmother's final resting place, which reads as follows:
    "Elizabeth Pennington Bentley, b. ca 1842 died ca 1894". She and Judge Bentley had no issue.5

Family 1: John Chapel Moon b. 15 Aug 1824, d. 9 Apr 1855

Family 2: Thomas C. Phillips b. s 1830, d. b 1877

Family 3: Judge John Samuel Bentley b. 13 Jul 1829, d. 25 Jan 1892

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16895497.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 379; Image: 381; Family History Library Film: 803025.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elizabeth Moon     28
    William F Moon     8
    Ella D Moon     6.
  3. [S480] Howard Earl Richardson, The Moon Family & Its Several Phases.
  4. [S1880] 1880 Census, Rockford, Coosa, Alabama; Roll: 9; Family History Film: 1254009; Page: 237A; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 0479.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John S. Bentley     50
    Elizabeth Bentley     48
    Emma L. Bentley     24
    Rufus A. Bentley     21
    Archie A. Bentley     17
    Sincler M. Bentley     15
    Oceola P. Bentley     11
    John S. Bentley     9
    Sarah B. Bentley     7
    Caroline Swanson     35
    Chester Swanson     10
    Bose Swanson     3
    Babe Swanson     5m.
  5. [S1] quoted in part from "The Moon Family and its Several Phases" by Howard E. Richardson.

William Franklin Moon1

M, b. 4 May 1851, d. 18 January 1937
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 2018
  • Name-Comm: Franklin Moon
  • (Child) Birth*: 4 May 1851; Meriwether Co., Georgia
  • (household member) 1860 Census: 1 June 1860; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; head of family=Elizabeth Pennington2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 26 November 1868; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Angeline Missouri Powell
  • 1880 Census*: 1 June 1880; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama3
  • (head of family) 1900 Census*: 1 June 1900; Bartlett, Bell Co., Texas; Wife=Angeline Missouri Powell, Son=Osburn Admiral Moon, Daughter=Vada Avis Moon, Daughter=Frances Essie Moon, Son=William Douglas Moon4
  • (head of family) 1910 Census*: 15 April 1910; Greer Co., Oklahoma5
  • (head of family) 1920 Census*: 1 January 1920; Erick, Beckham Co., Oklahoma6
  • (Father) 1930 Census*: 1 April 1930; Quay Co., New Mexico7
  • (Deceased) Death*: 18 January 1937; Endee, Quay Co., New Mexico
  • (Interred) Burial*: say 20 January 1937; Endee Cemetery, Endee, Quay Co., New Mexico8
  • Biography*: William Franklin Moon was the only surviving child of John C. and Elizabeth Moon. As a young man he was physically mature for his age, and was said to have been something of a ladies' man. At age 15 he tried to enlist in the Confederate Army but was refused because of his age. He married Angeline Missouri Powell when he was only 17. Franklin left Tallapoosa County about 1882, with his wife and four small children, travelling by buggy all the way to Cass County, TX, where other Moon relatives lived. He later lived in Bell County Texas. He gradually drifted westward, to Greer and Beckham County, Oklahoma Territory, around 1900. His youngest son, William Douglas, stayed with and took care of Franklin and his wife in their old age, as did an older brother, Admiral Osburn ("Ossie"). As a WWI veteran, William Douglas acquired land in Quay County in eastern New Mexico during the mid-1920's. Franklin and family moved there, near the little town of Endee, and he and his wife are both buried there. Up until the 1940's Endee had a population of a few hundred. But the town died, and all that remains is a name on the New Mexico State Road Map. The present site is approximately 1/8 mile north of I-40. The original site of Endee was approximately 1 mile south of the present site. Some adobe ruins of a ghost town remain presently. Franklin was slightly over six feet in height and in his later years weighed about 200 lbs. He was deep chested and powerfully built. His eyes were black and piercing. His nose was slightly hooked. In old age his hair was white and thick but was dark when he was younger. He wore it long, combed straight back, as it was hard to manage otherwise. In short, he resembled an Indian Chieftain, such as the one on the old Indian Head Nickels. Franklin's grandson, Howard Richardson, recalled that Franklin "was quiet, but knew what was going on; high tempered; and minded his own business. He was secretive, never volunteered any information, talked little, and would not let anyone take his photograph. The only known photograph was sneaked by a granddaughter and he was bent over lifting something and the wide brimmed black hat that he always wore hid his face. He avoided people. He could not handle his whiskey. He bothered no one but was deadly if anyone pushed him too far. He claimed that his mother was half Indian, but no evidence of this has ever been found. He never owned a pair of glasses and could read the daily paper after age 80. He spoke with a deep southern accent."9

Family 1: Angeline Missouri Powell b. 3 Mar 1850, d. 6 Apr 1928

Family 2: Mary Caledonia Davis b. 5 Mar 1851, d. 30 Jan 1936

Citations

  1. [S26] Howard E. Richardson, The Moon Family and Its Several Phases, p.64, and correspondence with Howard Richardson.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 379; Image: 381; Family History Library Film: 803025.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elizabeth Moon     28
    William F Moon     8
    Ella D Moon     6.
  3. [S1880] 1880 Census, Poplar Springs, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: 33; Family History Film: 1254033; Page: 334A; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 0271.

    Name:     W. F. Moon
    Age:     27
    Birth Year:     abt 1853
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home in 1880:     Poplar Springs, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Occupation:     Farmer

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    W. F. Moon     27
    Missouri Moon     26
    Eula Moon     10
    Lela Moon      8
    Clauda Moon     5.
  4. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M32L-G6P : accessed 21 Feb 2013), William Moon, ED 21 Justice Precinct 3 (east part) Bartlett town, Bell, Texas, United States; citing sheet 18B, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241610.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William Moon     49
    Missouri Moon     50
    Aubrey Moon     18
    Vada Moon     16
    Fannie Moon     12
    Douglas Moon     6.
  5. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census, , Granite Ward 1, Greer, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1253; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0113; Image: 708; FHL microfilm: 1375266.

    Name:     William F Moon
    Age in 1910:     58
    Birth Year:     1852
    Birthplace:     Georgia
    Home in 1910:     Granite Ward 1, Greer, Oklahoma
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Angaline M Moon
    Father's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Georgia

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William F Moon     58
    Angaline M Moon     60
    Douglas W Moon     15
    William Smith     40.
  6. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census, , Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1451; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 491

    Name:     William F Moon
    Age:     67
    Birth Year:     abt 1853
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home in 1920:     Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Angie M Moon
    Father's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Home Owned:     Rent
    Able to read:     Yes
    Able to Write:     Yes
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William F Moon     67
    Angie M Moon     68
    Admiral O Moon     38
    William D Moon     22.
  7. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census, , Name:     William F Moon
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Year:     abt 1851
    Birthplace:     Georgia
    Race:     White
    Home in 1930:     Precinct 3, Quay, New Mexico
    Marital Status:     Widowed
    Relation to Head of House:     Father
    Father's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Georgia

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William D Moon     30
    Admaril O Moon     40
    William F Moon     79.
  8. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  9. [S480] Howard Earl Richardson, The Moon Family & Its Several Phases.
  10. [S4] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
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David Staples

M, b. circa 1755, d. 1822
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1755; Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 20 November 1778; Fluvanna Co., Virginia; Bride=Frances Manley
  • (Head of Household) Relocation*: between 1780 and 1789; Wilkes Co., Georgia
  • Will*: 30 April 1821; Elbert Co., Georgia; 1822 Will Book M, Elbert County, Georgia, page 94
    Staples, David
    To wife Fanny a slave Charity, household goods etc. to dispose of at her pleasure. The residue to be distributed amongst my children to wit: John Staples, Christian J. Phelps, Elizabeth D. Stovall, Prudence Smith, Barbara Denny, Patsy Staples, Lucy Brown, Melita Denny, the legitimate off spring of my daughter, Tabitha Moon, (at majority). To daughter Tabitha Moon $2.00; to Thomas Staples, Anna Moon, slaves Gabriel, Hannah, Bridget, Phillis, Jack, Lucinda, Silvy, Benjamin, and Welborn to be divided amongst above named children. Wife Fanny and son John Staples, Excrs. Signed April 30, 1821. Probated November 19, 1822, C. W. Christian, William Branan, Edmond Smithwick.
    Sworn in Court of Ordinary, Elbert County, Georgia on August 19, 1822
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1822; Elbert Co., Georgia
  • Probate*: 19 November 1822; Elbert Co., Georgia

Family: Frances Manley b. c 1760, d. 1847

Citations

  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LCPK-XXD
  2. [S245] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Shepherd Family Tree, TomShepherd74.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Family Trees, Ancestors of James Carson Harmon.

Frances Manley

F, b. circa 1760, d. 1847
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1760
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 20 November 1778; Fluvanna Co., Virginia; Groom=David Staples
  • Married Name: circa 1782; Staples
  • (heir) Will: 2 December 1802; Fluvanna Co., Virginia; In the name of God Amen I John Mandley of the County of Fluvanna in perfect health and sound memory doth make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.

    It is my will that my wife Tabitha Mandley do enjoy all my Estate both real and personal during her natural life and after her decease I give as followeth.

    It is my Will that my Daughter Lucy Mayo have all the Estate I heretofore have given her.

    It is also my will that my Daughter Fanny Staples have all the Estate I have given her and no more.

    It is also my Will that my Daughter Polly Butler have all the estate I have given her and no more.

    It is also my will that at the decease of my present wife Tabitha Mandley that my son Caleb Mandley have all the estate I have already given him and no more.

    It is also my Will that my son Ancel Mandley have all the Estate I have given him and no more.

    It is also my Will that after the decease of my present wife Tabitha Mandley that my son Micajah Mandley do have three-fourths of all my remaining estate both real and personal.

    It is also my will that my daughter Salley Seay at the decease of my present wife Tabitha Mandley shall have the remaining fourth part of my remaining estate both ---- real and personal to them and their heirs forever as witness my hand and seal this Second day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and two.

    I also appoint my wife Tabitha Mandley my Executrix and Micajah Mandley my Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

    Signed: John Mandley (seal)

    Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us Richard Merrill, John Barham, Salley Mandley (x her mark)

    At a Court held for Fluvanna County on Monday the 23rd day of October 1809 This Will was this day produced in court and proved by the oath of Richard Merrill and John Barham two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Micajah Mandley the executor herein named who made thereto as the said directs and entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two hundred Dollars Cuthbert Champion and William Pasteur his securities conditioned as the Said directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Teste John Timberlake, C. Fl.; Testator=John Manley Jr.
  • Will*: 17 October 1837; Elbert Co., Georgia; In the name of Almighty God Amen. I, Fanny Staples, widow and select of David Staples, late of the County and State, aforesaid deceased, being weak in body but of sound and reflecting mind and memory, knowing that it is once appointed for all men to die, wishing to dispose of what property that it has pleased God to help me with in my widowhood, I do make this my last will and testament in following manner, to wit, I wish to be buried in Christian order at discression of my surviving friends and the expense paid out of my Estate.
    I wish all my just debts to be paid out of estate by me Exec.
    I give unto my son John F. Staples or his children one equal share.
    I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Stovall one equal share.
    I give unto my daughter Barbary Denney one equal share.
    I give unto my daughter Martha Tucker one equal share.
    I give unto my daughter Lucy Brown one equal share.
    I give unto my daughter Melita Denney one hundred dollars.
    I give unto my daughter Mary Ann Moon one equal share.
    I give unto my son Thomas Staples one equal share.
    I give unto Charles W. Christian, Sr., three equal shares in trust, one equal share for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Christian S. Phelps, one other equal share for the use and benefit of my daughter Prudence Smith, and one other equal share to the use and benefit of my daughter Tabitha S. Moon, to be used in that manner in which the said C. W. Christian in trust may decide it best to their and each of their interest, and his, the said C. W. Christian, failing or refusing to act in trust for the three last named daughters, then and in that case, I authorize any court having competent jurisdiction to appoint other trustee or trustees in his place.
    I give unto Charles W. Christian, Sr., one Negro girl named Milly trust for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Tabitha S. Moon.
    My will and wish is that the balance of my Negroes, to wit, Charity, Benjamin, and Ansel, have the right of choosing their masters either in or out of my family to go at the valuation of three good men and the proceeds applied as above provided.
    I do hereby appoint Charles W. Christian, Sr. and my son Thomas Staples Exec. to this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven.
    Signed sealed and acknowledged in the Presence of:
    Adam Kelly
    Charles G. Moon
    C. W. Christian
    Fanny X Staples (She signed with a mark.)

    Recorded in Elbert County Georgia, Court of the Ordinary on July 5, 1847
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1847; Elbert Co., Georgia
  • Probate*: 5 July 1847; Elbert Co., Georgia

Family: David Staples b. c 1755, d. 1822

Citations

  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LCPK-XXD
  2. [S245] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Shepherd Family Tree, TomShepherd74.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Family Trees, Ancestors of James Carson Harmon.

David D. Staples

M, b. circa 1723, d. circa 1781
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1723
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 14 September 1762; Bride=Christian Ford
  • Event-Misc*: 14 April 1780; Buckingham Co., Virginia; The brothers were involved in an intra-family lawsuit when Samuel tried to deprive David of the rightful inheritance of his brother John's estate.... John was a surveyor.... Samuel had much land in that part of Albemarle county which became Appomattox acquired by 1755 when he was no more than 25 years old. This land was surveyed by his older brother John.; Witness=John Staples Jr., Witness=Samuel Staples, Witness=Isaac Staples
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1781; Albemarle Co., Virginia

Family: Christian Ford b. s 1725

John Staples

M, b. circa 1700, d. circa 1766
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2012
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1700
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1766; Buckingham Co., Virginia
  • Biography*: ...John Staples appears in Hanover [County, Virginia] with William [Staples] prior to 1745. But he is more mobile. He is recorded in Goochland, Louisa, and Albemarle Counties prior to 1750, and finally settles in Buckingham.1

Family:

Citations

  1. [S489] James C. Staples, "Colonial Staples Family of VA".
    Jan 1982, pp. 5-10.

William Staples

M, b. circa 1658
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2012
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1658
  • (Deceased) Death*: Nansemond Co., Virginia
  • Biography*: ...William Staples owned land in Nansemond [County, VA] in 1679. We believe him to be Richard's son, born in the late 1650's.

    William acquired 200 acres in Nansemond County in 1683, and in 1704 is shown as owning 210 acres. He signed a pledge of loyalty to King William III in 1702, and his signature can be seen today.1

Family:

Citations

  1. [S489] James C. Staples, "Colonial Staples Family of VA".
    Jan 1982, pp. 5-10.

Richard Staples

M, b. circa 1635
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1635
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1656; Bride=(?) Brasseur1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Nansemond Co., Virginia
  • Biography*: This may have been the Richard Staples who was transported to Virginia in 1650 or earlier, by Francis Hobbs: Francis Hobbs, [granted] 1000 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River, along a Creeke at the foot of a mountaine, 20 Aug 1650, p. 237. For the transport of twenty persons: Thomas Loverton, David Meredith, Jane Fox, Richard Staples, John Cox, David Ellis, David Rice, James Vargan, James Ennis, Robins Graves, Judith Robins, Julyan Cox, John Giller, John Reddock, Elizabeth Davis, Mary Lovett

    This was probably the Richard Staples who was transported to Virginia in 1656 or earlier by Symon Symons: [granted] 300 acres on the NW branch of the Nansemond River, 3 June 1656, p. 382. For the transport of six persons: William Everat, Ann his wife, Richard Staples, Thomas Sterling, Alexander Linsey, Garrard Harrard.

    On 15 February 1663, Richard Staples is recorded as owning land abutting Symon Symons in Nansemond County, VA, probably within a few miles of the James River on the Isle of Wight County side of Nansemond.

    Another record [1982] (Virginia Genealogist, Volume 20, pp. 111, 113) shows that Richard married a daughter of Robert Brasseur, a French Hugenot and Quaker.

    In the records of Old Rappahannock County (Book 1656-64, p. 99, January 31, 1659), William and Martha Moseley sell to Richard Staples of Nansemond County, 750 acres at the Indian Town. They obtained the land from Robert Brasseur, fahter of the said Martha Moseley. Perhaps Richard Staples had already married the Brasseur daughter, and the Moseleys were selling land to the brother-in-law to keep the property in the family.

    Later, Richard Staples acquired by patent 750 acres in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, adjacent to Nansemond County, up the James River. He sold 350 of these acres to William Thompson (mentioned in a record dated 1689) who then would have llived next door to Richard.1,2
  • Research Note*: January 1982; This Richard was probably some relation to the Richard Staples who emigrated from London about 1620 to settle at Jamestown. His wife and daughter were murdered by the Indians in the Great Massacre of March 22, 1622, but Richard survived at least until 1626 when he was awarded 150 acres at Archers Hope, not far from Jamestown. But evidently he died later that year, for we find in the Minutes of the Court at James City for 9 February 1627 "It is ordered that Mr. William Harwood shall make satisfaction unto John Davies for ye clearing of the ground belonging unto Richard Staples & Walter Daviies deceased lying at Martins Hundred."1

Family: (?) Brasseur b. s 1637

Citations

  1. [S489] James C. Staples, "Colonial Staples Family of VA".
    Jan 1982, pp. 5-10.
  2. [S293] Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers & Pioneers.
    Volume One, pp. 196, 317.

William Moon

M, b. circa 1740, d. December 1810
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1740
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1762; Bride=Sarah (?)
  • Will*: 7 May 1810; Elbert County GA Archives Wills.....Moon, William May 7, 1810 -
    Source: Elbert Co., GA Will Book 1809-1812, Pages 132-135 Written: May 7, 1810 Recorded: February 2, 1811

    Will of William Moon - Signed 7 May 1810 Elbert Co., GA Will Book 1809-1812, pages 132-135 "Georgia, Elbert County

    In the name of God Amen I William Moon of the County and State aforesaid calling to mind the mortality of my body, being weak in the same but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, revoking and making void all others by me heretofore made.

    Item 1 - I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Moon during her natural life or widowhood one negro man by the name of Edmond one negro woman by the name of Jean one negro girl by the name of Betty and the plantation whereon I now live also the crop of that may be on the same at my death either in the field or in the cribb and my stock of cattle hogs sheep and geese also two horses she having her choice of my stock, also all my household and kitchen furniture, In case my wife should marry, my will and desire is that she should have a childs part of my estate or her thirds, as she pleases during her life.

    Item 2nd - my will and desire is that my son Jacob Moons orphans shall have his equal part of my estate except, fifty dollars to be taken out of his part.

    Item 3rd - my will and desire is that my son Robert Moon shall have his equal part of my estate, except fifty dollars to be taken out of his part.

    Item 4th = my will and desire is that my son William H. Moon hav his equal part of my estate except fifty dollars to be taken out of his part.

    Item 5th - I lend to my daughter Martha Blake a childs part of my estate during her life and after her death immediately, my will and desire is that that part of my estate, lent as aforesaid shall be equally divided amongst my daughter Martha Blakes children.

    Item 6th - my will and desire is that my son Jesse Moons orphans have his equal part of my estate.

    Item 7th - my will and desire is that my son Boller Moon, my son Pleasant Moon, my son Archllaus Moon, my daughter Salley Green Power, my son John Moon and my daughter Susannah Power, individually, to have their equal parts or shares of my estate.

    Item 8th - my will and desire is that all my estate thats not intrusted with my wife Sarah Moon shall after my death as soon as it can with convience and according to law, be sold, and my will further is that all of my just debts be paid out of the money ariseing from the same, and the ballance to be equally divided amongst all my children and grandchildren according to their distributive shares as heretofore pointed out,

    Item 9th - my will and desire is that immediately after the death of my beloved wife Sarah Moon that all the property with the increase of same which I have intrusted her with be sold to the best advantage in the judgment of my Executors and the money arising from the sail of the same to be equally divided amongst all my children and grandchildren as above mentioned.

    Item 10th - I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Moon Extx my son Robert Moon and my son William H. Moon executors of this my last will and testament, impowering and clothing them with full and complete authority to carry the same into full effect, in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this seventh day of May one thousand eighteen hundred and ten.

    Wm. Moon (Seal)

    Witnesses present: James Wood James Power Georgia, Elbert County
    Personally appeared in open court James Wood and James Power and being duly sworn saith that they were subscribing witnesses to the within instrument and that they saw the within named William Moon sign seal and declare the same as his last will and testament and that he was of sound and disposing mind or appeared so to be at the time of signing the same and that the deponants subscribed the names as witnesses to the same at the testators request this 7th day of Jany 1811.

    James Wood
    James Power Test
    A. Pope, C.C.O.
    Recorded this 2nd day of February 1811 - A. Pope C.C.O. "1
  • (Deceased) Death*: December 1810; Elbert Co., Georgia
  • Biography*: 22 November 2018; William Moon is thought to have served in the Revolutionary War from Virginia.

    William and his wife Sarah came to Georgia between 1785 and 1786. William was living in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1785, when he sold land there on Oak Mountain Branch to John Farris (Bedford Co Deed Bk 7, p.451). And he was living in Wilkes County, GA in 1786, when he sold additional land in Bedford County, Virginia (Bedford Co Deed BK 7, p.644). William's land in Wilkes County was on the Broad River, and when Elbert County was formed from Wilkes in 1790, William's land was on the Elbert County side of the river. He died there in December 1810, leaving an extensive will which named all his children. The inventory of his estate suggests that he was a prosperous farmer, as were many of the Moons.

Family: Sarah (?) b. s 1743, d. 1810

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