Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mooring Bible Record

Mooring Bible Record

From Family Findings, Vol. III, No. 2, April 1971, pp. 65-66

MOORING BIBLE RECORD. The following records also submitted by Mrs. Abigail Rice Hyde of Ridgely, Tenn. are taken from the original Wyatt Mooring, Sr., Bible which is in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mooring of Tiptonville, Tenn. Mr. Mooring is a great grandson of Wyatt Mooring. The Bible has been rebound and looks perfect.

Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised with Canne' s Marginal Notes and References together with The Apocrypha to which are added An Index and an alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their Significations also Tables of Scripture Weights, Measures and Coins. Stereotyped by B. & J. Collins, Boston, Published by C. Ewer, T. Bedlington, and J. H. A. Frost. 1828.

Written on a space under a picture:
Oct. 14, 1917, Maggie A. Murray, Fannie & John Mathis, Bob Algee & sons, Snow & Ted, Mona Algee, Emma Jones

Note on edge torn: (Saydee M. Ganske & son Carl, Kate C. Mooring) Visited Aunt Katie Porter Mother at Newbern/ a sweet visit it was to all — a reunion

Wyatt Mooring and Martha Mooring his wife was married the 10th day of November in the year of our Lord 1825
Jesse Gray and Caroline his wife was married 28th Oct. A.D. 1847
John Haley and Eliza Jane his wife was married ___ day April A.D. 1850

added by Ruth Himan ------ above are the parents of John Christopher Hayley. John Christopher Hayley is Claude William Hayley Senior's father!!

James S. Coats and Elizabeth his wife was married 11th Novm. 1852
Robert C. Algee & Margarett C. his wife was married 27th Decr. 1855
Wyatt Mooring Jr. & Katie his wife was married in 1867
John W. Mooring & Mollie his wife was married Nov. 1865
Wyatt Mooring Snr & Kate his wife was married 10th Dec. 1871
J. D. Mooring & his wife Mollie were married Nov. 1873

Wyatt Mooring was Born the 16th day of August in the year of our Lord 1805!
Martha Mooring was born the 5th day of February A.D. 1803
Henry Lewis Mooring was born the 13th day of December A.D. 1826
Caroline Mooring was born the 8th day of February A.D. 1828
Eliza Jane Mooring was born the 27th day of November in the year of our Lord 1829
John Wesley Mooring was born the 24th July in the year of our Lord 1831
Elizabeth Mooring was born the 3rd day of August in the year 1833
Margarett Connivan Mooring was born the 20th of February 1835
William Benj. Franklin Mooring was born 14th day August 1837
Wyatt Mooring Junr was born the 2nd day of June A.D. 1840 (Written in ink: "My Dear Old Dad, Saydee M. G.")
James D. McClellan Mooring was born the 15th day of June A.D. 1842 (Notation in ink: "My Dad Forrest N.")
Timothy C. Mooring was born 22nd day of December A.D. 1844
Katie Mooring was born 11th Jany 1873

Cullen Edmundson departed this life ___ of June A.D. 1836 (Timothy Mooring Bible gives date 14 June 1836)
Peggy Edmundson his wife died the 31st of October A.D. 1836
William B. F. Mooring departed this life 5th day of March A.D. 1846
Martha Mooring wife of Wyatt Mooring departed this life Sept. 26th 1870
H. L. Mooring Died 24th December 1873
T. C. Mooring Died 8th March 1874
Wyatt Mooring Senr. died 29th May 1874
Elizabeth Coats daughter of Wyatt and Martha Mooring died 27th Sept. 1876
Caroline Gray daughter of Wyatt & Martha Mooring died Nov. 4th 1887
Wyatt Mooring Jun. departed this life Aug. 27th 1891
Eliza Jane Works daughter of Wyatt and Martha Mooring died in April 1905
Margaret C. Jordan daughter of Wyatt & Martha Mooring died Sept. 9th 1906
James D. Mooring died 11 7 08
John W. Mooring died 1908

I have an appointment with the MOORING BIBLE

I called this morning and introduced myself to Mrs. Abigail Rice Hyde of Ridgely, Tenn. (93 YEARS OLD) but as the lady of City Hall said------she is as mentally sharp as a tack. Mrs. Hyde has graciously invited my father and me to her home while we are in Tennessee next month. She has the original Wyatt Mooring, Sr., Bible which is in her possession. The Bible has been rebound and said to look perfect. This is going to be a good trip!!!

She also alerted me to a "cousin" related through the brother of Wyatt Mooring Seniors. This cousin was partially blinded and spent a great deal of his life doing genealogy. She has their correspondences from the 1930s and 1940s. He went to England to study the family genealogy. She said the day she finally went to see him in Sheversport LA, was the day of his funeral.

But she has seen his collection of data that was donated to the University of Louisiana. This distant cousin's name was Beckham Christian. ARGGGGG another clue!!

She also helped me with my pronunciation with the cities and names. I had always pronounced the name Eliza ( with a short "a" sound --- ahhh) she corrected me and said Eliza's family called her Eliz--A with a hard long A sound. I am going to have trouble with these pronunciations!! Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Family History or Genealogy ??

Car racing is a part of my Family History, I am finding writting about the races and my families participation in auto racing to be good family attention bait. One nephew already printed and framed my blog on Wild Bill.


Interesting observation I had the other day -- someone mentioned my write ups on this subject as "excellent work on family history". So I reflected what could be the difference between genealogy and family history?

And this what I concluded (for the time being, until I change my mind.

Family History is stories of your family. Genealogy follows the "genes" of that family. Therefore whereas Car Racing can and is catagorized a "Family History" the fact that my father's IRISH gene of being a little (cough cough) hard headed and being suspended from a racetrack is the Genealogy of the sharing of these newspaper clippings.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I saw Curt this last week end!!! He is living in a houseboat just down the road from brother. Curt would love a visit from brother. I figured he and his wife might take a ride on their motorcycle to see Curt. The road is great for a ride.Very open and paved. He is docked off a lovely resort. It reminded me so much of the area we summered at each year. Curt indicated it reminded him of our old camping grounds. Curt explained how he drove his speed boat to shop about once a month in one of the big towns near by. Curt can drive his speed boat almost to dad's place.

Curt looked well. Slim as always, fit and active. His manner was jovial and charming as always. He spoke alot about family and how he wished we could all come visit soon. I was thinking it might be fun to have a family outing there in the fall. With Chris and family in that area, Ken not far away, a group could come from San Jose and we could have a great picnic. The resort was very well kept, just down the way there were cottages to rent, people were fishing all over the place. The fact that children were fishing off the road, and kids playing in camp grounds was very alarming to Jim and Maria. Boating, water skiing, campfires, It did not help that I kept repeating, "this reminds me of my childhood", "we went to a place just like this each summer".

We arrived just about sunset. Jim, Maria, their 4 kids and myself boarded Curt's three story houseboat. The kids were making us nervous because they were enjoying it almost too much!! Bryan thought it was great that he could make the entire boat rock.

Well as far as I can remember it was the summer of 1994 when I last heard from Curtis. Evidently, his wife had a long and painful death. He mentioned a number of illnesses that she suffered. It is very strange that after all he has been through, all the places, all over the world he has lived, he ended up where we all had such fond memories.

Jim explained to Curt the pilgrimages that we took sometimes to look him up, explaining we found land deeds with his name, and county records and tried to trace him. Curt's reply was "You can not find me, if I do not want to be found." When we went out this time to see Curt, 9 year old Bryan said oh no grandma we have looked for him before for days and could not find him. Bryan thought this was going to be another failed trip.

But Curt is found, and I encourage everyone to go see him. Please pass the blog along and let's see if we can not get a day planned soon!

Did I mention my grandkids were here a couple of days? When I get my scanner working again I will add a picture of Curt.