Hi WikiTreers,

Welcome to a new installment of “Meet our Members.” It’s time to get to know another awesome member of our community: Meet G.

G. Moore became a WikiTreer in June of 2016.  He is very active in the North Carolina Project, especially in developing out Iredell County.

What are some of the surnames you are researching?

I am searching the Moore, Bowman, Gillespie, Cline, Reeves, Gray, Price, Campbell, Mullis, Minnish, Hemrick, Sharpe, Wooten, Young, and Thorpe surnames.

What are some of the locations you are researching?

I am managing the Iredell County, North Carolina One Place Study, where most of my ancestors lived from the mid to late 1700s to current times.  This research requires me to delve into Rowan County, the progenitor of Iredell County and neighboring counties. I have also learned a lot about the history of the Province of North Carolina and Province of Carolina in the process of doing this research.

When and how did you get interested in genealogy and family history?

I started researching family history when I lived near Washington, D.C. and spent many hours reading microfilm in the National Archives.

Who’s your favorite ancestor and why?

Perciphull Campbell, Sr. (1767- 1853) is my favorite ancestor.  There is a lot known about him and he was a first generation North Carolinian. The house that he built still stands in Union Grove.   

Tell us about a brick wall you were able to break down or one you hope to bust through.

I was able to locate or create profiles for 171 members of the Rowan County Regiment from the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War, including almost all the officers.  I found two of my ancestors on different sides of my family at opposite ends of the county in this Regiment that did not connect again until their descendants, my parents, were married 170 years later.

What are some of your interests outside of genealogy?

I play trombone in a local community band and church. When the weather is good I go fly fishing.

How long have you been on WikiTree and what do you spend the most time doing?

I have been on WikiTree since June 2016.   I spend most of my time on the Iredell County One Place Study.  I am adding profiles, connecting to the global tree, and categorizing 378 Revolutionary War Veterans that lived in the county (up to 338 now).  I have found 527 profiles for early settlers in what became Iredell County and lived there in the 1700s. I am in the process of finding or creating profiles for postmasters, sheriffs, and politicians that lived in Iredell County.   

 

What is your favorite thing about WikiTree, or which feature(s) do you like the most?

I find that it gives me a greater sense of history to see the profiles and connect them with other profiles from the same time.   Using categories on profiles has helped me connect them with the Revolutionary War, churches, slavery, Census records, and other historic events.    

If you could improve one thing about WikiTree, what would it be?

It would be nice to make it easier to search locations and time spans for when a person lived in a location.

What is an example of how WikiTree has helped you with your genealogy or how you’ve helped genealogy with WikiTree?

I find the rigor of creating and sourcing profiles is a good test of what I know about an ancestor.  I have also run into many distant cousins working the common ancestors and have connected with several Iredell County researchers through WikiTree.   

Any tips for someone just starting out on WikiTree?

Before you get too far, spend a little time figuring out how to use Wiki formatting, including section headings, lists, and sourcing formats.  Create a style and stick with it. This will make your life much easier. I have been doing Wikis since the beginning of Wikipedia, so it is now second nature to me.  It also helps to create a timeline of events in the location that you are researching. Put it in a space categorized with the location. This helps you keep the changing names of counties and other events straight.


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  5 Responses to “Meet our Members: Lt. Col. G. Moore”

  1. ” Create a style and stick with it. This will make your life much easier.” I agree!

    Nice to “meet” you!

  2. I have some of the names you have mentioned. I think this line comes from my soul Fleming hall Mullins Caldwell line. My gedmatch number is M883922

  3. Aloha – We are 19 degree relations. Zachquill Morgan’s brother, David, is my 4th GGrandfather. My mother was Morgan. I’ve run across a few Revolutionary War and Civil War ancestors but have not yet begun to focus on their service history. I’m still in the process of connecting one to another, especially the ones who settled in Texas in the frontier pioneer days. BEST WISHES on your project. Aloha – Jim

  4. Hi…I found a family connection with you. I am from Pitt County, NC.

  5. Many congratulations on being featured as Member of the Week!

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