Benjamin H. Moore and Alexander D. Moore

(see Opening the Ozarks, pp. 1147-1151)

Searching for Benjamin H. and Alexander D. Moore of St. Clair County, Mo. Their neighbors came from Halifax County, Virginia to St. Clair Co. Missouri. Can I find these two men, probably brothers?  

Halifax Co. VA Personal Property tax lists 1833

Males over 16 were taxed. No Alexander D. (there was Alexander Jr.) No Benjamin H. 1833-1837.


Alexander Moore Will 117

Appraisement 126 Only children named were son Jerry (and his children) daughter. Betsy Bailey her children (she previously had been married to Alexander Moore, son of Bird Moore). Will was 1848.  


General Index to Wills, Fiduciaries, etc.

Bird Moore Will 21:307

Thomas A. Moore 23:639 1852.  

Thomas Moore and wife give power of attorney to William A. Moore to receive and sell estate on 11 October 1841. See Book 47:143. 

Campbell Co. adjoins Halifax (home of Baynhams who came to St. Clair Co. Mo.)

The 1830 Census for Campbell is alphabetical. 

Looking for a family with two teenage males 14-16.

p. 375 Sampson Moore 2 under 5, 2 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50; 2 females under 5, 3 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 50-60.  

p. 379 Prudhome Moore 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 3 males 20-30, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 40-50.  

Prudhome sold land to Christopher Moore, Thos Dixon, D.H. Bradford, R.R. Hightower Meredith Lambeth. Last sale was in 1829.  

Sampson Moore sells to Prudhome Moore in 1818. Book 5:377

Sampson’s last deed was in 1808!  

Alexander D. Moore not in transcribed cemeteries of Young County. Texas, where he moved after leaving Missouri. No probate through 1883.


Benton Co. Missouri file 285

Samuel Cox, Clifton G. Browning, Hugh Barnett, Mary Barnett, Keziah Cox plntfs vs. Scinthy Ann Cox, Oliver Hitchcock, Isaac Hitchcock, Ezekiel Hitchcock, Joseph Barnett, Marcus Barnett, Pleasant Barnett, Mary Barnett, jr. Defendants.


In November 1852, John Cox died seized of land in Benton Co. 80 acres. He published a will admitted to probate in St. Clair County on 18 November 1853 and by that will Keziah, the widow of John Cox was entitled to 1/3. Samuel Cox is entitled to an undivided ¼, Clifton Browning is entitled to ¼, Mary Barnett, widow of Hugh Barnett deceased, is entitled to 1/8; Hugh Barnett and Joseph Barnett and Marcus Barnett and Pleasant Barnett and Mary Barnett, defendants are each entitled to 1/5 of 1/8 subject to the lifetime interest of Mary Barnett. Leithy Ann Cox is entitled to 1/8 and the three Hitchcocks are entitled to 1/3 of ¼.