I am looking for the birth place.of Sarah Moxley, b. about 1864 in Tennesse and died in 1919, Stoddard Missouri.

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Sarah married a C D Embrey, but the Ancestry information is questionable. The same tree has been copied by numerous contributors and no real sources are cited other than the.census.as proof of her existence, but that doesn't have her in her birth family.And of course, Sarah is a common name, and there were a bunch of Moxleys in Tennessee and Missouri, as well as Embreys. There is a marriage record for a David Embrey and Eliza Moxley, but this seems off. Her middle name is listed in some places as Elydia, and Find a Grave has a marker with the name Lydia Moxley. Any info would be appreciated!
in Genealogy Help by Sherry Juedeman G2G6 (8.2k points)

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I found this Link in family search.  Is this something close to what you are looking for?  Could this be her?


by Anna Lane G2G Crew (810 points)
selected by Sherry Juedeman
Thank you Anna Lane. Yes, this is most probably Sarah e. moxley's birth family. Obion TN isn't far from SE Missouri. Thank you!
Glad to help.   And not a problem.
Looked at the Census again this morning and a few families up from the Moxleys is a Maden family. Someone has that name, maybe Ester's maiden name. Thanks again Anna for this lead!
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You might try searching some of the children by using the census data - look for births/marriages/deaths etc.  to see if those documents might give more information on their mother Sarah?  Didn't find a death record for either CD (?Charles D) or Sarah E.

U S Census, 1900 Brushy Lake & Ellis Townships, Cross, AR

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3XT-GN3 ), C D Embrey, Brushy Lake & Ellis Townships, Cross, Arkansas, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 59, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240057.

C D Embrey  Head M 52  May 1848 AL married abt 17 yrs/1883

Sarah E Embrey  Wife F 36 April 1864 TN 9 children 6 living

Charlie B Embrey  Son M 21 Illinois

Myrtie C Embrey  Dau F 14 Missouri

Carrol J Embrey  Son M 10 Arkansas

Ruthie A Embrey  Dau F 9 Arkansas

Mary E Embrey  Dau F 6 Arkansas

Rachel E Embrey  Dau F 4 Arkansas

George Embrey  Son M 2 Arkansas



U S Census, 1910 Freeborn, Dunklin, MO

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2TB-BV4), Sarah E Emery, Freeborn, Dunklin, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 21B, family 416, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374793.

Sarah E Emery  Head F 46 TN  Widow

Carol Emery  Son M 20 Arkansas

Gracie Emery  Dau F 19 Arkansas

Mary Emery  Dau F 16 Arkansas

Rachel Emery  Dau F 14 Arkansas

Geo Emery  Son M 12 Arkansas

Trixy Emery  Dau F 9 Arkansas


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (729k points)
This promising -thank you very much! Thanks for sharing!
Forgot to note that son Charlie B, b. abt 1879 IL, would have been likely a son of CD's previous wife.
Thanks again for your suggestions. Charlie B. was CD's first wife's son, Mary and she was from N.C. These folks sure did get around, I had no idea. Sarah may be our Pentacostal preacher, according to some information on an ancestry family tree post. But I don't trust much of those posts.

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