I am researching 2 Family Trees on this site.
One is my husbands side which is the Gilbert & Harriett Moore family from the Meigs county Tennessee area.
Gilbert Moore was born in Tennessee in August of 1830. Gilbert is the son of a White slave owner Caleb Moore and a slave, whose name is not known at the present time. Harriett last name unknown, possibly born in Tennesse about 1831, she was a slave also. She was of West Indian decent.
Gilbert & Harriett married sometime before 1856 in Meigs county Tennessee. They had a very large family, possibly 13 or more children. 1 child born to Gilbert & Harriett was Gilbert Govenor Moore born in February 1859 in Meigs co Tennessee.
He is mentioned in the Will of Caleb Moore. He went by the name Govenor or G G Moore. He married Mary Julia Brown July 29, 1885 in Meigs county Tennessee. She went by the name Julia. Both Govenor & Julia were born,reared,married & started their family in Meigs county Tn. Some of the towns they lived in were Athens,
Decatur & Pinhook all in Tennessee between Chatanooga & Knoxville. Govenor & Julia had a very large family also. They had 10 children, the 1st 8 being born in Tennessee & the last 2 born in Oklahoma. Sometime about 1902 Govenor & Julia moved their family from Tennessee to Fallis Oklahoma with the help of a former caucasion employer & friend. Govenor was a farmer & carpenter by trade. Julia was a teacher & a seamstress. Not long after 1902, they finally settled in the community of Meridian Oklahoma. This is where they made their home.
They became active in church, civic & social functions. Several of the Moore family married into other families of the community such as Lyons, Arterberry, Jordan, Austin, & Jones. Many generations of the Moore family still make their homes in Meridian Oklahoma and surrounding towns. Today the roots of the Moore family practically extend all across the USA. North, South, East, & West.
The John & Mary Flowers family from around the Creek county Indian Territory later Oklahoma area. They were also from around the Muscogee county Indian Territory later Oklahoma area.
John Flowers was born about 1848 in Indian Territory. John was 1/2 Creek indian & 1/2 african american. He was an enrolled member of the Creek Indian Tribe. His mother was Sukey Fox a full blood Creek Indian woman born abt 1828-1833 in Indian Territory. she was the daughter of William Fox Sr. All were enrolled on the Creek Tribes. John married a lady named Mary maiden name unknown, she was born in December of 1860 in Indian Territory. They married sometime before 1886. she later married a man named Alfred Collins before 1900. John & Mary had atleast 5 children or more, he also had atleast 4 or more children with other women. All of Johns children are listed on the Creek Rolls
as 1/4 Creek Indian. His children by Mary were listed on the Creek Rolls as Freedmen. His other children are on the Creek Rolls by Blood. At some point around 1900--1901 John, along with his mother & other family members were living in the city of Cussehta, in Indian Territory. 1 child of John & Mary was Thurman Flowers born in April 1893 in Indian Territory. Thurman married a lady named Edith Bernice Patton abt 1914 probably around Muscogee county Oklahoma. That is where their 1st child Theodore Willis Flowers Sr was born in 1915. Edith was born in February 1895 in Sulphur Springs Texas. Thurman & Edith made their home in Depew Oklahoma. That is where they raised their family. They had 6 children. Thurman & Edith seperated or divorced before 1924 because she married Hamilton B Ware Sr in December of 1924. They had 7 children. Edith had a total of 13 children. Thurman later married a lady named Emily, whom he was married to until his death in 1970. The Flowers family extends all across the USA in every direction.