Very interesting..... I have read a ton of books, postings, etc. on Lee & Scott Counties in the mid-1800's, and I thought it sounded like too late a time frame too. I am going to continue to look into this story from my aunt, but in the meantime, still research the More/Moore's. I am so amazed that we can't find anything on Phaniry More/Moore(who I think is her father - from her & her siblings? death certs, and census information & letters from older, now deceased uncles & aunts) or his wife "Anna" or "Arra" in Lee or Scott Counties other than the census (1840 Lee, 1850 Scott -spelled Venira there), and then in 1860 in Christian County MO. There is a son of Phaniry's named Epson, and one named Wiley, one named Winright (Winrite) and several other similiar names in other families who seem to be linked in some way to my Moore line. The other families are Anderson (with both names - mainly the line descended from George Wiley Anderson), Forgey, Lawson and the Rollers, who my Moore line came to Christian County MO with in about 1858. I just found online that there is Civil War pension info for Epson Anderson, so I think I will order his pension file this weekend. I am at such a brickwall with this line, but will keep digging!! Thank you so much for all of your help Ed! We are so lucky to have such a kind, helpful connection in VA. Thank you!