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James Moore Family (1841) of Winston/Choctaw County
Posted by: Jess Gisler (ID *****4172) Date: December 14, 2012 at 17:27:53
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My name is Jess Gisler, and I am a graduate student in archaeology at Mississippi State University. I am looking for some information on a James Moore of Choctaw county. He owned 160 acres in Choctaw county (purchased in 1841), but is listed on the Winston County Census. He was a farmer from North Carolina. His wife was named Elizabeth, and they had six children (Perry, Eli, Rahab, William, Henry, and Nancy). I am interested in this family because I am writing my thesis on early settlers in Winston and Choctaw counties. I have performed several excavations on James Moores former property, and have recovered some very interesting artifacts. We have found several hundred early (late 18th- early 19th century) English ceramics, a French Gun Flint, and a English pipestem from 1800. It is my belief that this is one of the earliest historical archaeological sites in the county. What is even more unusual is that over 54 different ceramic patterns are represented at this site. This is very unusual for a historic homestead. If anyone has any information about James Moore's family, it would be a great help to my research. It has been difficult tracking him through historical documents since the Choctaw Co. courthouse burned three times before 1881. I appreciate any help that you can give me!

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