Some Children of Levin Moore & Elizabeth Vaughn
James Sidney Moore & Sarah "Sally" Lemonds
29 May 1820: James was born in NC. I'm am assuming that the James Sidney Moore married to Sarah Lemons is the Sidney Moore who was the son of Levin Moore and Elizabeth Vaughn. His birth year of 1820 doesn't contradict that assumption, but perhaps more tellingly, Sid claimed on the 1880 Census that his father had been born in NC and his mother in VA as were Levin and Elizabeth.
c. 1815: Sally was born in Rockingham County, NC, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Scott Lemonds. She was a sister of Mary Martha Lemonds, wife of Henderson Moore.
28 Apr 1846: James Moore and Sarah Lemmond were married in Rockingham. The bondsman was [Sarah's brother] Joseph G. Lemmonds.
21 Nov 1846: James purchased two parcels from Joseph G. Lemmons on the south side of Big Troublesome Creek: 1) 110 acres for $200 adjoining Sharp, witnessed by H. D. Moore and John Lindsey; 2) 27½ acres adjoining Henderson D. Moore and Mary Moore, witnessed by John Gann and H. D. Moore. Henderson D. Moore was James' cousin and Sarah's brother-in-law. For creek locati0ns, see Relevant Water Courses in Rockingham County.
14 Jan 1847: Along with Sampson L. Cryor, he witnessed two deeds on the waters of Big Troublesome Creek: 1) one from [cousin] Alfred M. Whitsett to Brown Dye; 2) and the second from Abraham Dilworth to Alfred M. Whitsett.
1850 Census, Rockingham County, NC: Farmer age 30, born in NC, with real estate valued at $350; wife Sarah age 35, born NC; James B. age 1. They were enumerated very close to the Henderson Moore family.
James was supposedly one of the six first cousins [Moores, Lemonds, and Donnells] who made the trek from NC to AR in 1853. He and Sarah traveled in a two wheeled cart drawn by oxen. Upon arrival they homesteaded land just north and adjoining Henderson Moore's parcel. The log home that they built was torn down during the 1960s. Did father Levin bequeath James only $5 in his will [signed 16 Jan 1854, proved 1856] because he left home, whereas the other children divided Levin's estate?
1857: He operated a grist mill on Mill Creek, perhaps in business with Henderson Moore.
Jun 1860 Census, Hardin Township, Conway County, AR: Farmer age 40, born in NC, with real and personal property worth $1,500 and $1,500; Sarah 46, born NC; James 10; Martha Troublefull age 8. The family was enumerated next to [Sarah's sister, now widowed] Martha G. Moore.
After 1861 J. S. Moore filed bond as the guardian of Martha Troublefield. But in J. S. Moore versus A. Hinkle, the court found that Hinkle had actually been appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Abel Troublefield, deceased. James was ordered to file his accounts.
8 Jan 1864: He enlisted in Company L, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, (Federal) in Little Rock. Age 43 at enlistment, he was a Quartermaster Sergeant when discharged. Madison Elliot Moore, Henderson's son, and Nathaniel Weatherly Moore served in this same unit.
7 Oct 1865: James S. Moore purchased land from Thomas E. Emerson in Conway County, AR. Thomas was the son-in-law of Mary Martha Lemonds Moore.
11 Mar 1866: As Justice of the Peace, J. S. Moore performed the marriage ceremony of Frederick Donnell and Harriet Rogers. Frederick was the son of Clarissa Moore Donnell, Henderson's sister.
February 1879: J. S. Moore was postmaster of Greenbrier.
1880 Census, Hardin Township, Faulkner [formerly Conway] County, AR: Dry goods dealer enumerated with Sarah in the household of their son James Moore, and very close to Madison Moore and John Dickens.
23 Jul 1894: James died in Faulkner County. Sarah's death date may have been 25 Oct 1892, but this remains unverified. On their tombstone in Thorn Cemetery is the following inscription: "In Memory of our Father and Mother/Who hast left us/Thy loss we deeply feel/Tis God that has bereft us/ He will our sorrows heal. Born in Rockingham County, N.Car./Died at Greenbrier, Ark".
Children of James Sidney and Sarah Lemonds Moore:
James B. Moore (c. 1849 - ; m. Mattie _______ 1874)
Sarah Moore & John Lemonds
c. 1816: John Lemonds was born in Rockingham County, NC, the son of Joseph and Margaret Scott Lemonds.
c. 1824: Sarah Moore was born in NC.
27 Dec 1842: "John Lemons" witnessed a trust deed from John E. Scott to Pinckney C. Scott. (David Scott was involved as well.) John proved the deed in court on 4 Jan 1843.
21 May 1847: John and Sarah were married in Rockingham County. Bondsman: H. D. Moore. Henderson Moore was married to John's sister Mary Martha. We thus have three Lemonds siblings marrying into the Moore family: Mary Martha Lemonds and Henderson Moore, Sarah Lemonds and James Sidney Moore, and John Lemonds and Sarah Moore. In light of ages of Permelia and Sarah, is this marriage date incorrect, were the girls born before the wedding, or was Sarah John's second wife?
1850 Census, Rockingham County, NC: Farmer John Lemonds 33, born in NC, with property worth $150; Sarah age 25, born in NC, unable to read or write; Permellia F. age 6; Sarah E. age 4; Emily C. age 2; Dicy Howlet age 12.
28 Aug 1851: James Roberts, High Sheriff, sold 110 acres seized from John Lemons by writ in the amount of $127.00 in favor of A. M. Whitsett, Lyndsey and Culwell. The seized tract adjoined Lot #1 of the Joseph Lemons estate, Simpson Isley, and A. M. Whitsett. James Roberts was the husband of Sarah's cousin Jane; A. M. Whitsett a cousin.
1860 Census, Rockingham County, NC (Monroeton P.O.): Farm laborer John Lemmons 45, born NC; Sarah 37; Permelia F. 15; Sarah E. 12; Emily C. 8; James 7; Hugh L. 5; David J. 3; Rachel 2.
28 Jun 1870 Census, Grayson County, VA (Elk Creek Township): John Lemons 60, born NC, "can't write", who was "working at farming"; Sarah E. 22; David R. 13; Rachel 12; John [middle initial illegible]. All the children were born in NC.[17a] NEW 17 Sep 2012
28 Jun 1880 Census, Grayson County, VA (Elk Creek District): Farm laborer John Lemons 66, NC NC NC; Rachel 20, NC NC NC; John S. 17, NC NC NC. Listed next to them in the household of John W. and Ann Vaughn was servant Emily Lemons 29, NC NC NC; servant Almegra 11, VA NC NC, who "goes to school"; boarder David 23, NC NC NC, a blacksmith.[17b] NEW 17 Sep 2012
Children of John and Sarah Moore Lemonds:
Permelia F. Lemonds (c. 1844/5 - )
Sarah E. Lemonds (c. 1847 - )
Emily C. Lemonds (c. 1848 - )
28 Jun 1880 Census, Grayson County, VA (Elk Creek District): Farm laborer John Lemons 60, NC NC NC; Rachel 20, NC NC NC; John S. 17, NC NC NC. Listed next to them in the household of John W. and Ann Vaughn was servant Emily Lemons 29, NC NC NC; servant Almegra 11, VA NC NC, who "goes to school"; boarder David 23, NC NC NC, a blacksmith.[17c] NEW 17 Sep 2012
James Lemonds (c. 1853 - )
Hugh L. Lemonds (c. 1855 - )
David J. Lemonds (c. 1857 - )
28 Jun 1880 Census, Grayson County, VA (Elk Creek District): Farm laborer John Lemons 60, NC NC NC; Rachel 20, NC NC NC; John S. 17, NC NC NC. Listed next to them in the household of John W. and Ann Vaughn was servant Emily Lemons 29, NC NC NC; servant Almegra 11, VA NC NC, who "goes to school"; boarder David 23, NC NC NC, a blacksmith.[17d] NEW 17 Sep 1012
Rachel Lemonds (c. 1858 - )
John Moore & Mary Thomas
9 May 1830: John Moore was born in NC. He was supposedly the son of Samuel Moore, but he was born after the death of Samuel Senior [in 1825] and was not named in the will of Samuel Junior. It's much more likely that he was the son of Levin Moore. This is not proven, however, so caution.
1834: Mary Thomas was born in NC. Her mother was Winifred Lemons Thomas. Winnie was listed among the property owners adjoining 124 acres on the waters of Troublesome Creek sold by Peter Moore to Elliott Donnell on 28 Feb 1837. Others adjoining were: Nathan Moore, Hall, Lemonds, Widow McBride's old line, and Harvey Dilworth. Since Winny was reportedly born c. 1811 in Grayson County, VA, she may actually have been the widow of a Lemon when she married M. Thomas. Elliot Donnell was married to cousin Clarissa Moore, Harvey Dilworth was married to John's sister Rachel Moore, and Nathan Moore was a cousin.
30 Dec 1850: John married Mary Thomas. The marriage bond was dated 18 Dec, with Laban Isley. John signed the bond with his mark.
1860 Census, Rockingham County, NC: Laborer age 32, born in NC; Mary J. age 24, born NC; James M. age 9; William M. age 7; Lewis L. age 1; Winiford [Lemons] Thomas age 49, born VA. John could not read or write.
25 Mar 1863: John died in Rockingham.
1879: Mary Thomas Moore died.
Children of John and Mary Thomas Moore:
James Milton Moore (1852 - 1926)
John H. Moore (1854 - ; m. May _______)
William Monroe Moore (31 Jan 1856 - 18 Dec 1930; m. Ada Catherine Griffin 31 Dec 1876)
Levin Lewis Moore (1858 - 1931)
Mary Elizabeth Moore (1861 - )
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Nancy Denty Breidenthal
Any information is only as reliable as its source. Evaluate the following accordingly.
 His birth date is inscribed on his tombstone in Thorn Cemetery.
 Rockingham County Marriage Bonds, p. 182
 2nd O, p. 359, 357
 James Hunter Chapter, NSDAR, The 1850 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 64
 Faulkner County Historical Society, Faulkner County: Its Land and People, p. 393, 297, 298; see photo, p. 298; Rockingham County Will Book C, p. 172
 Faulkner County: Its Land and People, p. 120
 Probate Record E, p. 356, 363
 Allen, Arkansas' Damned Yankees: An Index to Union Soldiers in Arkansas Regiments
 Deed Index, the original is located in Book J, p. 286
 Tindall, Conway County, Arkansas Marriages, p. 9, from Book 2, p. 221
 Faulkner County: Its Land and People, p. 424
 Faulkner County 1880 Census, ED 57, p. 35
 Rockingham County Marriage Bonds, p. 148
 Book 2N, p. 35
 The 1850 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 66
 Book 2R, p. 275
 James Hunter Chapter, NSDAR, The 1860 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 106
[17a] Grayson County 1870 Census, p. 4
[17b] Grayson County 1880 Census, p. 57/376
[17c] Grayson County 1880 Census, p. 57/376
[17d] Grayson County 1880 Census, p. 57/376
 Rockingham County Historical Society, The Heritage of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 440-441
 Book 2H, p. 51; Hazel Dye
 Rockingham County Historical Society, The Heritage of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 440-441
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