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Re: Edward Moore 1796 Nash County, Nancy 1797 NC/ Alexander Smith died in Ga.
Posted by: Jim Travis (ID *****2039) Date: August 24, 2010 at 18:53:53
In Reply to: Re: Edward Moore 1796 Nash County, Nancy 1797 NC/ Alexander Smith died in Ga. by Judy Welch of 960

Hello Judy,

I really appreciate your response.
I certainly do need help in figuring this one out.

You are correct, John Edward Travis is the only child of Martha Moore Travis and Columbus Travis. After the war John Edward Travis evidently lived his entire long life in Fayette Co. Ga.
His burial was in the Fayetteville City Cemetery in Fayetteville Georgia.

This is a 1937 obit, someone posted some time ago:

When John Edward Travis died at his home in Fayetteville on January 21st.
Another name was erased from the rolls of the rapidly dwindling survivors of the "Lost Cause." There are very few of the valiant soldiers left who followed the banners of Lee and Jackson and Mr. Travis was next to the last one in Fayette.
If he had lived until February 27 he would have been 90 years of age.
After the war, Mr. Travis came back to Fayette County and in 1867 married Miss Henrietta Malissa Alford. Eight children were born to bless this union,
five of whom are still living. They are:
O.E. Travis of Fayetteville;
Charlie Travis, of College Park;
Mrs. Carl Peebles, of Atlanta;
Mrs. Annie Beadles, and Mrs. Katie Lou Phillips, of Fayetteville.

I am very interested in the reference to Sarah as the wife of Edward Moore. Is there any way to date the reference to Sarah? Could Sarah be a 1st wife and Nancy be the 2nd? Nancy was born in NC, so Edward & Nancy may have married prior to moving to Georgia.

I guess Sarah could be Nancy's middle name, but somehow it doesn't sound right, and neither does Sarah Nancy.
But then again, I've heard much worse.

Thanks for responding, and keep thinking.
We may figure this puzzle out yet.
Jim


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