Regarding Muster, Vol. VI, #4, Fall 93, page 9: John MORELAND’s birth should be 11 June 1790 not 11 June 1791.
From Joseph Brumit.
I have a ‘mystery’ MORELAND - Susan MORELAND, born June 1846, Ohio and died before 1912 in London, Madison Co., Ohio. She married Marquis HALLAM in 1866, just after he returned from the Civil War. I have quite a bit of data for the family after their marriage, but do not know parents of Susan MORELAND.
Respond to Henrietta Nichols, 300 Greenglade Ave., Worthington, Ohio 43085
I have recently started trying to do the genealogy on our family. A relative that I have written to thinks that Pleasant MORELAND and Elias MORELAND may have been our ancestors. As she has not sent me any proof of this yet, I am not sure this is right.
James M. MORELAND’s middle name may have been Marion, I am sure about him and his wives and children but not of his ancestors.
The following is from Carol Blevins, 4400 East Side Road, Ukiah, CA 95482, phone 707-462-9344:
Pleasant MORELAND died 1862 Dry Creek Twp., Gasconade Co., Missouri and Mary Elizabeth BOYER born Virginia. (I am not sure these are the right parents.) Children: James M. MORELAND born 1850 Knoxville, Johnson Co., Arkansas or maybe Marion Co., Missouri; died 15 Feb. 1907 Quinton, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma married Flora Amanda MATISON.
Note from Nona: Betty Ann Boyd, 5802 Bell Park, Amarillo, TX 79109 sent a lot of well documented information about these families which was printed in this newsletter in Vol. VI, #2, Spring 93, pages 4-8.
CARTER CO., TENNESSEE
[Thanks to Eldon Edgin, 14908 Woodbriar Drive, Dallas, Texas 75248 for faxing the following information.]
Note from Eldon: Attached are some court records from Carter County, Tennessee. Much of this probably duplicates research done by Melba Hutchinson. Also included in this file are records from letters from Granville W. STOUT who married a daughter of Wright MORELAND.
Letters from Granville W. STOUT to relatives in Carter County, Tennessee from Barton County, Missouri. These letters are from the Civil War Pension file of his widow Martha C. CABLE STOUT. This letter was received from Dawn Peters, Rt. 10, Box 1435, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643:
In April 1856, Granville W. W and Adaline MORELAND STOUT, their family and other parties left Carter County to settle in Barton County, Missouri. Granville was the son of Daniel and Sarah STOUT POTTER and a grandson of John and Mollie STOUT POTTER. Mary Adaline was a daughter of Wright and Margaret MORELAND, maiden name unknown. The parties separated in middle Tennessee because some decided to go to Texas. Wright MORELAND, his wife Margaret and son James, died on their way to Texas.
Granville’s family, except himself and two children, died in Missouri. Granville returned to Carter County where he remarried 10 October 1857, Martha C. CABLE, and had three other children: Mary A., Manda and Daniel.
Granville served in the 13th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Calvary, Company G, during the Civil War. Granville and his family are buried in the Daniel STOUT Cemetery (named for his father) on the White Oak Ridge section of Walnut Mountain.
The following letters from Granville to his family in Tennessee tell of the tragic ordeal the family endured while in Missouri. These letters were found in the pension records in Washington, DC where Martha was filing for a Civil War pension. The spelling has been left as is. Some punctuation has been added to denote sentences. Some words are unreadable and followed by “?”.
Submitted by Dawn Peters.
Dear Friends, one and all. I beg to be excused for not writing as I have not been able since I settled in the state, either in mind or body. My body is so feble and my mind not composed enough to do anything. A man promised me he would come and wright some so he put off and never came. I got so uneasy knowing you all wanted to hear from me till I concluded to do the best I could myself. I wrote you a letter when I was in Middle Tennessee and I dont know wheather you got it or not. Me and Wright MORELAND parted in Middle Tennessee. He went to Texes. Jim and Buck and I came out to Kansas. We went into the teritory and owing to the confusion there we came out into this state. I would give you a precise discription of the county though owing to my body being very feble and my mind not conposed that have to affairs at until the present time. I will give you a few items. South western Missouri is the pertyest country I ever saw. The land is confined to the water courses which is from one half mile to one mile wide and the balence prearea. The land is good and the pertyest country I ever saw. The grass is beautiful which they cut for their stock anywhere on this side of the town and their two year old cattle are larger than your four year olds. They never feed their cattle till after Christmas and some times not then. The grass rises early in the spring. Their heiffers have calves at two years old and younger. Good cows are worth twenty dollars. Yearlings are worth from seven to eight dollars. A great country for hogs and as to sickness with exception of the chills they have no more sickness here than ther. Emigrants from the East seame to suffer imensly with the chills untill they get climated. Those that have been living here they hardly have them at all. As to the flucks it never was in the neighborhood beoer. I thin it is a good country and my family was all satisfied until the last.
So I must come to a close. I doultful whether I get well or not though if I get able I want start home about the last of February. Me and my two children. Then it will take us about sever or eight weeks to get there if we should be so lucky as to make the treck. I expect to come in a cargall(?). I want you to write me a letter the hour you receive this and let me know how you all are and how you are all doing and fail not to wriht immediately and direct you letter to Fort Scot Kansas Teritory.
So give my respect to all enquiring friends. Tell R.E. CLAWSON I had Taylor put away the same as my own family. Try and contrive Jim wont B??? Him? Where he make for I know he will be uneasy. Tell Samuel DUGGER and family howdy for me. Now be shure and wright for I may not be able to start at all. If I start I will send you a letter so you make know that I am on the way. So fare you all well. Mother try and hold out in the faith and I will try to be a partner with you. Tell my brothers and sister to remember their creator God in the days of their youth.
State of Missouri, Barton County
January the 29 Th. 1857
Dear Mother, Brothers and Sisters
I this morning take the opertunity though with broken hear and feble hand to let you know that there is a few of us in the land of the living. Myself, sarah Jane and Matison. Though the good mercy of our Savior who have saw fit to perserve us. We are feble and not well by no means. We still have the fever and chills. I am sometimes back and sometimes forware. So it seems like I can’t get well. The children is perty much the same. I hope when these few lines come to hand, the will find you all well and doing well. Now Mother, I will say something to you about my desperate condition and bad luck witch causes me great troubles and dissatisfaction in the first place. We was out three month though had very good luck on the road. Nothing of perticular ocurance hapened to us.
Will got us to a house on the 16th day of June whitch I bought. The farms whitch was forty acres and forth acres in cultivation, corn and oats. The buildings consisted of two very good houses, dweling house and kitchen, good smoke house, ????house, corn crib and tolerable stable good garden &c.
I a few days I wen to spring Field to enter some more land whitch I entered two hundred acres more. So I have bought two hundred and forty acres for seven hundred and fifty dollars and is level and good about one-half timber and the other praria in Barton Southern Missouri near the Kansas line. I think my farm would be worth then thousand dollars in Tennessee or more. In a few days I returned from Spring Field witch was about ninety miles east of where I live and in a few days we all took the chills and fever witch we all had a sevier? As attact. So on could not hardly help the other. We had to have a Doctor several times up till October at witch tie we all took the flucks so I employed a general Doctor and he could do any good so I sent thirty five miles and employed a Botanie? Doctor. So the is three of us only remaining, Little William Lafayett died Wednesday October the 22nd. Taylor October the 23rd on Thursday night and Louisa Isabella the 25th on Saturday night. James Wilburn the 30th on Thursday morning. Mary Adaline the 30th on Thursday morning. So it is with mutch difficulty one of us remains. My blesed companion just before she departed this life bid fare well to all those present in the house and esclaimed she was will to die for she would be in the bosom of her blessed Jesus in a few minutes. So she left this world rejoicing and willing to leave this world. Mother, what a great satisfaction for one to leave the world in that hope I have no doubt but my family today is in heaven enjoying the sweet comfort he has promised to all those that obey him and c.
I am not walla by no means nor do not know wheather I ever shall be or not. I can hardly set up at this time attended on by a doctor. On the day Adaline and poor little James was berryed, I moved about half a mile from where I have been ever since where they treat me and my two little children very well are the neighbors are sencrely good as I ever saw.
(Remainder of letter not found)
Minutes of Court of Pleas and
Carter Co., Tennessee
Page 1, Second Monday in February, 1804
Charles MORELAND appointed a hand on the public road
Page 38, Second Monday of February in the year of our Lord 1804 William MOORELAND appointed Juror to May session one thousand eight hundred and four
Page 39 William MOORELAND on Jury list
Page 102 August session 1804 Charles MOORLAND paid for two days as witness in the suit the State Vs Adam RAINBOLT
Page 194 Ordered by the Court that Joseph TOMPKINS, Johnson BUMPTON and Charles BAILEY be inspectors of the ensuing Election for the eastern end of Carter County at the house of William MOORLAND on the first Thursday and the succeeding day of August next
Page 212 Monday, August 12, 1805 Charles MOORELAND appointed hand on the public roads. William MOORELAND mentioned as hand on the public roads
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
Carter County, Tennessee 1819-1820
Page 2 Second Monday in February in the year of our Lord 1819, Ordered by the court that Peter BULLINGER Junr be appointed overseer of the public road in the room of Charles MOORLAND
Page 4 Ordered by the court that Michael SMITHPENDER, Henry BULLINGER, Reubin COFFEE, Johnson HAMPTON, Lawson WHITE, John MILLER, and Samuel WILSON be appointed a jury to view Marke and lay off a publick road that John MOORELAND has opened through his land and report to the next court
Page 66 Second Monday in August in the year of our Lord 1819 Charles MOORELAND appointed a Juror to November Session of 1819
Page 91 Tuesday November the 9th 1819 Jury, including Charles MOORELAND finds for plaintiff in case of A. WILLIAMS assignee Jas. McNABB Vs. John WRIGHT and Wm. ELLIS
Page 94 Jury, including Chas. MOORELAND find defendant not guilty in the state of State Vs. James GAINES
Page 117, Second Monday in February Monday in February in the year of our Lord 1820 A bill of sale from Sarah MOORLAND to Thomas SIMPSON for a Negro girl named Mahaley acknowledged in open court and admitted to record, let it be registered
Page 121 State Vs Sarah MOORLAND Sarah MOORLAND came into open court and acknowledged herself indebted to the state of Tennessee in the sum of five hundred dollars. John WILSON and William CLAWSON bail in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each to be levied of their goods and also chattels lands and tenements to be void on condition that the said Sarah MOORLAND keep the peace toward the good people of the state of Tennessee and especially towards Nickolas GRINDSTAFF for or during the time of one year from the date hereof.
Page 146 John MOREFIELD to work on road [Should this be John MORELAND.]
Page 148 Thursday February the 17, 1820 Chas. MOORLAND to be Juror to the county court at August court 1820
Page 157 W.M. MORELAND served on jury in State Vs. Henry COOK which found defendant guilty
Page 164 State Vs. Elisha BOWEN John MOORLAND pros warrant and recognizance to keep the peace on motion of the said Elisha by Atto the proceedings are quashed and the prosecutor be taxed with cost
Page 164 State Vs. William MOORLAND Elisha BOWEN Pro trespass of assault and battery and the said William being charged for plea saith he is guilty therefore it is considered by the court that said William be fined five dollars and mercy &c. Reuben COFFEE and Charles MOORLAND acknowledges themselves bail for fine and costs. Jno. WILSON, James W. CLAWSON and Cornelius BOWMAN proves their attendance for two days each as witnesses
Page 166 State Vs. Jno. MOORLAND John MOORLAND acknowledges himself indebted to the state in the sum of one hundred dollars. Charles MOORLAND bail in fifty dollars to be levied of their goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that Jno. MOORLAND appear on Wednesday before the court of please and quarter sessions towit, and stand to and abide the judgment of sd court and not depart the court without leave
Page 170 Thursday May the 11th 1820
State Vs. John MOORLAND
Elisha BOWEN prosecutor acknowledged himself in debt to the state in the sum of one hundred dollars to be levied of his goods and chattels lands and tenements void on condition that Sd Elisha BOWEN appear before the Justice of our court of please and quarter sessions to be held for Carter County at the court house in Elizabethton on the second Monday in August next towit, Tuesday second day said sessions then and there to prosecute and give evidence in behalf of the state against John MOORLAND
Page 171 State Vs. John MOORLAND John MOORLAND ackd himself indebted to the state in the sum of 100 dollars to be levied of his goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that Elisha BOWEN appear before the justice of our court of pleas and quarter sessions to be held for Carter County ate court house in Elizabethton on the second Monday in August next towit Tuesday second day of sd session then and there to prosecute and give evidence on behalf of the state
State Vs. John MOORLAND
John MOORLAND ackd himself indebted to the State in the sum of 100 dollars Johnston HAMPTON bail in the sum of 50 dollars to be levied on their goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that John MOORLAND appear before the justice of our court of please and quarter session to be held for Carter County at the court house in Elizabethton on the second Monday in August next towit, Tuesday second day said session then and there to answer to a plea of the state
Page 201 August 15, 1820 State Vs. John MOORLAND Assault
Charged plea not guilty and puts himself on the county Jury. Chosen elected tried and sworn upon their oaths say do find the defendant not guilty
Page 203 Wednesday August 16, 1820
State Vs John MOORLAND
Elisha BOWEN prosecutor ordered by the court that the prosecutor be taxed with costs of the prosecution and that said Elisha be in mercy, etc.
Page 203 Wednesday August 16, 1820
State Vs. John MORELAND
Elisha BOWEN prosecutor ordered by the court that the prosecutor be taxed with costs of the prosecution and that said Elisha be in mercy, etc.
State Vs. Jean MOORLAND
Elisha BOWEN prosecutor and the defendant being charged for pleas saith she is guilty therefore it is considered by the court that the said Jean MOORLAND be fined one cent. John MOORLAND comes into court and assumes the fine and cost therefore it is considered by the court that the state recover over against the said John the aforesaid fine and costs and the said John be in mercy, etc.
Page 206 John MOORLAND on Jury in case of Samuel McALISTER Vs. Joseph COOPER Andrew TAYLOR find for plaintiff
Page 207 Wm. MOORLAND on jury in case of Robert PRESTON and Son Vs. Richard B. HUN finds for plaintiff
Page 210 Wm. MOORLAND and John MOORLAND on Jury in case of Robert PRESTON and Son Vs. John RASON find for plaintiff
Page 211 William MOORLAND and John MOORELAND on Jury in case of Robert PRESTON and Son Vs. Daniel BRADLEY finds plaintiff
Page 212 Wm. MOORLAND and John MOORLAND on jury in case of William P. CHESTER assignee Vs. John WARD find for plaintiff
Page 213 Wm. MOORLAND on jury in case of A.M. CARTER, S. TIPTON and William B. CARTER Vs. Thomas TIPTON finds for plaintiff
Page 224 State Vs Jean BOWEN Continued on Affd of defendant
Ordered by the court that Jean BOWEN be in custody of the sheriff until said Jean give recognizance to appear before the justice of our court of pleas and ___ to be held for Carter county on the second Monday Novr next Tuesday second day sd session then and there to answer to a plea of the state [Was Jean BOWEN possibly the former Jean MORELAND mentioned above and a daughter of Charles MORELAND?]
Page 225 State Vs. Jean BOWEN
Charles MOORLAND pros acknowledges himself in debt to the state in the sum of one hundred dollars to be levied on his goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that said Charles appear before the justice of our court of Please and quarter sessions to be held for Carter county on the second Monday in Novr next towit Tuesday second day said session then and there to give evidence and prosecute on behalf of the state against Jean BOWEN
State Vs. Jean BOWEN
Elijah BOWEN acknowledged himself in debt to the state in the sum of one Hundred dollars Thol. D. LOVE and John A. AIKEN in the sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that Jean BOWEN appear before the justice of our court of please and quarter sessions to be held for Carter county in Elizabethton on the second Monday in November next then and there to answer to a plea of the state and stand to and abide by the judgment of sd Court and not depart the same without leave
Page 231 Friday August the 18, 1820
Ordered by the court that William MORELAND be appointed overseer of the public road in the room of Peter BOLINGER removed from DUGGERs Ford on Watuga River to Valentine VANHOSEs then up the roans Creek road to BRADLEY’s Ford on sd creek and the hands formerly work under peter BOLINGER be the hands to work under sd MORELAND on sd road.
Page 232 A deed of conveyance from William MORELAND to Julius DUGGAR for eight acres of land proven in open court by James LACY and ordered to be continued for the profit of Wm. SMITH the other subscribing witness
Page 244 Wednesday November 14, 1820
State Vs. Jane BOWEN
Elisha BOWEN, Thomas D. LOVE and John HICKS bail of Jane BOWEN being solemnly called to bring into court the body of Jane BOWEN, Came not but made default therefore it is considered by the court that the said Elisha BOWEN, Thomas D. LOVE and John H. HICKS forfeit the amount of their recognizance towit Elisha BOWEN in the sum of one hundred dollars and Thomas D. LOVE and John H. HICKS each in the sum of fifty dollars unless sufficient cause by shown at next court
Page 248 State Vs. Charles MOORLAND
Elisha BOWEN being sworn upon his oath saith that he is afraid his life will be taken by the said Charles MOORLAND or some great bodily harm will be done therein by said MOORLAND and the said Charles being then in open court it is therefore ordered that the said Charles (page 249) give security to keep the peace towards the said Elisha and the good people of the state for three months or be in custody of the sheriff until he gives security
Page 249 State Vs. Charles MOORLAND
Charles MOORELAND acknowledges himself indebted to the state in the sum of one hundred dollars and Moses HUMPHREYS bail in the sum of fifty dollars be levied of their goods and chattels lands and tenements and void on condition that the said Charles MOORLAND keep the peace towards Elisha BOWEN and the good people of the state of Tennessee for the term of three months
Page 250 A deed of conveyance from Sarah MOORLAND, John MOORLAND, Thomas SIMPSON and James LLOYD to Julius DUGGAR for fifty acres of land proven in open court by Elisha BOWEN one of the subscribing witnesses John MILLER
to be continued
OREGON COUNTY, MISSOURI DEED ABSTRACTS, 1845 THROUGH 1868
by Nona Williams
For the first time, Oregon County deeds covering a period of twenty-three years preceding and following the Civil War are available to researchers in abstract form. Oregon County, named for the Oregon Territory, was formed in 1845 from a portion of Ripley County; in 1857 Howell County was taken from a western portion of Oregon County.
Two indexes are included. The locality index contains more than 1,000 entries of locations outside of Oregon County, including twenty-four states, Washington, DC, Canada, and England. The surname index includes approximately 5,000 entries.
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