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Moses Mansfield Mowery

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Moses Mansfield Mowery
Born in Knox County, Tennesseemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Lamar County, Texasmap
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It is believed that Lewis R. Mowery and Elizabeth Lisby Mowery are the parents of Moses Mowery but I can find no proof of it.

Sometime between 1850 and 1855 Moses, his wife Margaret Elizabeth and three sons moved to Red River County, Texas. Moses Mowery/Mowry is listed as an original land owner there. By 1870 Moses and family moved to Lamar County.

A book, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company 1889, contains a short bio for Moses and some other family members. Unfortunately no sources are provided which therefore make it unsuitable as the sole source for serious genealogical purposes. The information it contains is interesting and does provide solid leads to assist in further research.

I have spent many hours trying to determine exactly which last name is correct for this family. I just don't know. I don't think anyone really did know how this name was spelled. Before leaving Tennessee it seems most of the family had settled on Mowery as you can see on headstones in Bradley County. On their arrival to Texas the name morphs back and forth and never really settled on one spelling until Wesley D. 1879 - 1975 decided on Mowrey.


1850 U.S. Census Bradley county, Bradley, Tennessee

  • Household Gender Age Birthplace
  • Moses Mowrey M 28 Tennessee
  • Margaret Mowrey F 22 Tennessee
  • William Mowrey M 2 Tennessee
  • Ephram Mowrey M 0 Tennessee

1860 U.S. Census Red River County, Texas

  • Moses Mowery Farmer $300 Farm $165 Cash
  • Household Age Gender Birthplace
  • Moses Mowery 37 m TN
  • Margaret 31 f TN
  • William 12 m TN
  • Ephrain 10 m TN
  • Lewis 8 m TN
  • Moses 5 m RRCo TX
  • Sarah 1 f RRCo TX
  • Temperance Coffee 45 f MO

1870 U.S. Census Texas

  • Household Gender Age Birthplace
  • Moses Mowery M 48 Tennessee Farmer
  • Margret E Mowery F 41 Tennessee
  • William R Mowery M 22 Tennessee
  • Ephram L Mowery M 20 Tennessee
  • Lewis D Mowery M 18 Tennessee

1900 Census Deport, Lamar, Texas

This data was incorrectly transcribed. This is the Sain family.

  • Household Gender Age Birthplace
  • Head John W ?Orne M 49 North Carolina
  • Wife Sarah ?Orne F 41 Texas
  • Son Charles ?Orne M 21 Texas
  • Daughter Kate ?Orne F 19 Texas
  • Son Wm E ?Orne M 18 Texas
  • Daughter Cora Bell ?Orne F 17 Texas
  • Daughter Margrette ?Orne F 15 Texas
  • Daughter Lena E ?Orne F 13 Texas
  • Son Moses ?Orne M 11 Texas
  • Daughter Olie ?Orne F 9 Texas
  • Son James W ?Orne M 6 Texas
  • Father-in-law Moses Mowery M 78 Tennessee

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