Looking for descendants of John Lafayette Puett and Elvira H Roberson.
Jerry A. Taylor
P. O. Box 101
Young Harris, GA 30582
1. William "Billy" ROBINSON was born in 1822 in North Carolina.
He was married to Harriett E. GREEN (daughter of Thomas GREENE and Amy HILL) about 1847. Harriett E. GREEN was born in 1828 in North Carolina.
One Harriet E. Roberson was enumerated in the 1880 census of Beaufort, Carteret County, NC. She was living in the household of William and Elizabeth (age 32) Dill. She was listed as a widow and mother-in-law. Is this indeed the same Harriett E. Greene?
The 1880 census of Carteret County, NC lists the Wm. Dills family as follows:
William 41 (liquor dealer)
Also living in the household were three black servants all born in NC:
Julia Bryan 18
Lettice Chadwick 17
Augustus Dudley 13
in the NC marriage records I found Samuel Dill marrying Elizabeth A Roberson Aug 29, 1833 in Carteret, NC. These are the parents of William Dill who I did find in the 1850, 1860, 1870, & 1880 census for Carteret, NC. Guess he didn't leave the state for very long. I did not find a marriage record for William Dill.
Do you have any info on Hayesville, NC.? My grandfather wrote a C.C. DeWitt there in 1916. Supposed to be his aunt Carrie. Have no idea where she fits in the picture.
L:emay William "Billy" ROBINSON and Harriett E. GREEN had the following children:
2 i. Sarah ROBERSON was born in 1848 in North Carolina.
+3 ii. Amy Rebecca ROBERSON (born in 1849).
+4 iii. Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON (born on 1 September 1852).
+5 iv. Jane ROBERSON (born on 12 October 1855).
+6 v. Harriett ROBERSON (born in 1858).
+7 vi. Elvira H. ROBINSON (born on 17 March 1859).
8 vii. Caroline ROBERSON was born in 1864.
9 viii. Rachel ROBERSON was born in 1869 in North Carolina.
+10 ix. Amanda ROBINSON.
3. Amy Rebecca ROBERSON was born in 1849 in North Carolina. She died about 1899 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Ivy Mount Cemetery, Sunnyside, Towns County, Georgia.
She was married to William Clayton BROWN. William Clayton BROWN was born on 6 February 1852 in Tennessee. He died on 19 August 1930. He was buried in Ivy Mount Cemetery, Sunnyside, Towns County, Georgia. Amy Rebecca ROBERSON and William Clayton BROWN had the following children:
11 i. Lorenzo "Ransey" BROWN was born in 1879 in Towns County, Georgia.
+12 ii. Elvira Adaline BROWN (born on 2 October 1880).
+13 iii. Lydia Catherine BROWN (born in 1883).
+14 iv. Zeno C. BROWN (born on 16 December 1884).
4. Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON was born on 1 September 1852 in Union (Towns) County, Georgia. She died on 28 March 1882 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
She was married to Sanford Vandiver MOORE on 2 March 1871 in Towns County, Georgia. Sanford Vandiver MOORE was born on 10 October 1832 in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina. He died on 24 June 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
CAPT. SANFORD V. MOORE. The career of this prominent and well-to-do citizen of Pawnee Precinct is of that class regarded with unalloyed interest by every intelligent individual, for it presents a forcible illustration of the results of industry, economy and good management. From a modest beginning in life Mr. Moore has attained to a good position socially and financially, chiefly signalizing himself as an agriculturist of more than ordinary success, and making a specialty of the breeding of Short-horn cattle. His operations are carried on at a fine farm of 200 acres, pleasantly located on section 8, and forming one of the most valuable tracts of land in this section of country.
Capt. Moore is of Southern birth, his native place having been in Oconee County, S. C., and his natal day Oct. 10, 1832. His father, James O. Moore, was also born in South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1810, in what was then known as the Pendleton District. He learned the blacksmith trade when approaching manhood, and followed it for many years. He spent the closing years of his life in this county. The mother was the daughter of James Sanders, also of South Carolina, and of Scotch-Irish descent. She was born in August, 1809, and the parental family included six children, two sons and four daughters, of whom our subject was the third in order of birth, and three of whom are still living.
The Moore family, about 1842, removed first to Georgia, and then to Tennessee. Sanford V. acquired a limited education in the imperfect schools of that day, attending probably not to exceed a period of three months in his whole life. He attained to manhood under the parental roof, assisting his father in the blacksmith-shop, and at the same time occupying himself considerably at farming. He worked at the forge more or less until twenty-nine years old. At the age of nineteen he was married to Miss Sarah Gibson, daughter of Robert Gibson, of Tennessee, and in 1858 removed with his family to Webster County. Mo.
Mr. Moore now opened up a blacksmith-shop at High Prairie, and worked at his trade until after the outbreak of the Civil War. In the meantime he served in the Home Guards, and in 1862 enlisted in Company B, 8th Missouri Cavalry, under command of W. F. Geiger. They sojourned in Missouri until July, 1863, and were then sent South on the Little Rock campaign, taking part in many of the important battles which followed. Mr. Moore distinguished himself as a brave and efficient soldier, and was four times promoted, finally reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. He was soon transferred to Company F, of which he took command, and was afterward given a Captain's commission. He served thus until resigning, in February, 1865.
Upon leaving the army Capt. Moore returned to Missouri, settling in Marshfield, and in June, 1865, came to this county and took up a homestead claim of 160 acres. He lived upon this, improving it until he secured a warrantee deed, and added gradually to his landed estate until he is now the owner of 360 broad acres. The farm residence and other buildings are substantially constructed and in good order, and in his live-stock operations Mr. Moore has shipped some of the best swine ever seat from Pawnee County. One carload comprised animals eleven months old, with an average weight of 309 pounds, for which he received Philadelphia prices. The grasshopper plague, which proved such a detriment to this region, was a harvest for pigs, as they ate them ravenously and fattened upon them.
Mrs. Sarah (Gibson) Moore, the first wife of our subject, became the mother of five children--Robert, John, Jennie, Clara and Mary. His second wife was Miss Maggie, daughter of William Robinson, of Towns County, Georgia, and of this union there were also born five children--Roy, Clay, Dee, Edna and Lamay. The mother of these died in 1882. Mr. Moore contracted a third marriage, with Mrs. Merica Foster Nichols, in June, 1883. This lady was born in Towns County, Georgia, in 1860, and is the daughter of F. C. and Malinda (Osborn) Foster. The father is living in Georgia, and the mother is deceased.
Our subject during the Centennial at Philadelphia, in 1876, was solicited to visit the exposition as a representative from this county, but declined. In political matters he votes the Republican ticket, and socially, is a member of the G. A. R. He began at the foot of the ladder in life, without means or other resources than his strong muscles and willing hands, and has made for himself an admirable record.
Margaret Araminta "Maggie" ROBERSON and Sanford Vandiver MOORE had the following children:
15 i. Roy MOORE was born in 1872 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He died on 14 June 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
+16 ii. Clay "Bird" MOORE (born on 2 October 1874).
+17 iii. Sanford Dee MOORE (born on 7 July 1877).
+18 iv. Edna Marian MOORE (born on 28 June 1878).
+19 v. LeMay MOORE (born on 16 September 1881).
5. Jane ROBERSON was born on 12 October 1855 in North Carolina. She died on 23 March 1914 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
She was married to William Gilbert "Will" TAYLOR on 6 February 1876 in Towns County, Georgia. William Gilbert "Will" TAYLOR was born on 29 March 1852 in Union (Towns) County, Georgia. He died on 11 November 1933 in Towns County, Georgia. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia. Jane ROBERSON and William Gilbert "Will" TAYLOR had the following children:
20 i. Charles O'Connor TAYLOR was born on 24 February 1877. He died on 5 September 1880. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
+21 ii. Eugene William "Gene" TAYLOR (born on 4 May 1879).
+22 iii. Flora TAYLOR (born on 16 July 1881).
23 iv. Mary Ann TAYLOR was born on 19 October 1883. She died on 2 August 1886. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
24 v. Frances TAYLOR was born on 4 July 1886 in Towns County, Georgia. She died on 25 February 1935 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
25 vi. Gordon TAYLOR was born on 5 February 1888 in Towns County, Georgia. He died in 1917 in Butte, Montana.
+26 vii. Bynum TAYLOR (born on 30 May 1891).
6. Harriett ROBERSON was born in 1858 in North Carolina.
She was married to William E. MATHIS. William E. MATHIS was born on 6 September 1852 in Jackson County, North Carolina. He died on 31 March 1931 in Georgia. Harriett ROBERSON and William E. MATHIS had the following children:
+27 i. Lassie Mary MATHIS (born in 1879).
+28 ii. Margaret B. "Maggie" MATHIS (born in 1880).
+29 iii. Amanda C. MATHIS (born in 1882).
+30 iv. John Alexander Logan MATHIS (born on 16 May 1884).
+31 v. Anna E. MATHIS (born in 1887).
+32 vi. Wealthie MATHIS (born in 1892).
7. Elvira H. ROBINSON was born on 17 March 1859 in North Carolina. She died on 29 May 1906. She was buried in Olustee, Oklahoma.
She was married to John Lafayette PUETT on 27 February 1884 in Towns County, Georgia. John Lafayette PUETT was born in 1860. He died in 1928. He was buried in Olustee, Oklahoma. Elvira H. ROBINSON and John Lafayette PUETT had the following children:
33 i. John Denver PUETT was born on 25 February 1900 in Clay County, North Carolina.
34 ii. Orville PUETT.
35 iii. Vallie PUETT.
+36 iv. Kittie PUETT .
+37 v. Versie PUETT.
+38 vi. Zadie PUETT.
10. Amanda ROBINSON.
She was married to WILSON. Amanda ROBINSON and WILSON had the following children:
39 i. LeOra WILSON.
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