Enter me, the bumbling sidekick. Yesterday I stumbled on some documents on Ancestry that have solved, in my mind, a mystery that has eluded me since I started doing genealogy.
I have blogged about my ancestors Edward Windsor and Susannah Bryant Moore extensively. Edward's parents were Edward and Pharaba Moore. This is proven by a family Bible belonging to Edward Windsor Moore's brother Thomas Moore.
|Third page of Thomas Moore family Bible transcription, |
listing his parents and siblings
|Deed from Edward and Pharaba Moore to William Wolfington, 1833|
Yesterday, I stumbled onto the metaphorical secret panel:
|THE BRICK WALL BUSTER|
"She had a sister named Ferabee who married Edward Moore, who removed from the county with his wife some twenty years ago and neither of them has been heard of for the past twenty years and your petitioner is advised that their long absence, not being heard from by their relatives, is presumptive evidence of their deaths."
This is the magical piece of the puzzle I always hoped to find. But not only this, the great internets yielded up to me the names of Pharaba's parents as well. Ready?
|Will of Windsor Pearce, Randolph County, North Carolina|
"and to My Daughter Pherrebee More They give one Featherbed & Furniture and Two Dollars to her or Her's".
Windsor and Mary Pearce, the parents of Pharaba Pearce Moore. Pharaba Pearce Moore, the mother of...don't forget...Edward WINDSOR Moore! Huzzah!
In my mind, this is proof. I hope my fellow Moore researchers will read over this, and rejoice with me!
I have much more to share with you, but I'm still processing all this.