Rahab Strickland (daughter of Mark Strickland and Martha Harris) married William Moore, son of Edward and Elizabeth Moore of Nash Co., NC. They moved to Tuscaloosa Co., AL early 1820s. Around the same time, William's brother Edward and wife Sarah Curl Moore also moved to Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
Now for the puzzle....we do not know the name of mother Moore. Was it Wright? or maybe Strickland? or.....
Names shared by both the Moore family and the Strickland family are HARDY, BENNETT, and WRIGHT for several generations back in North Carolina and then in Alabama and Mississippi. These are not common given names, but indicate last names used as given names. Is there a common source? Is there a Strickland, Hardy, Bennet, Wright, Moore connection prior to 1800 back in Virginia or North Carolina?
William and Rahab Moore had a Wright Moore, also a Hardy Moore.
Edward and Sarah Moore had a Bennett Wright Moore, who had Franklin Bennett Moore.
Jacob Strickland had a Hardy Strickland.
Henry Strickland had a Bennett Strickland, who also had a Bennett Strickland.
And the list goes on........for both the Stricklands and the Moores.
Any thoughts or connections? just2ofus(at)centurytel.net
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