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Moore & Pilcher - A Family History by P. Davidson-Peters, All Rights Reserved
Important Note: Although the index to this website remains online, as noted in my blog post, Farewell to Websites, I'm Blogging Only, much of the narrative content was retired in October of 2013. If one of the links are broken and you are interested in something specific, feel free to contact me from the email link provided below.

Links to some of the brief historical sketches will re-direct you to my blog, PDP's Roots & Branches, where I continue to write about the family histories from each of my websites.

A Brief Introduction:
These records were compiled by Patricia Davidson-Peters in loving memory of my dear mother, Mary Jeanette Lane, and her beloved grandmother, Mary Jeannette (Moore) who handed down and taught me the significance of our family stories. As my mother wrote, "I will always believe in the importance of the past as though it is our pathway to the future."

Born on October 31st, one hundred and four years to the day before his great granddaughter, Thomas Anderson Moore left Harrison County, Ohio and came with his parents, James Updegraph Moore and Rebecca (Cook), in 1847 to Collinsville, Illinois where his father's brother, Joseph Moore, was working as a blacksmith making much needed cow bells for the territory.

By 1860 Thomas had moved across the river to St. Louis where he married his young bride, Clarissa, the youngest daughter of Ezekiel Pilcher and Louisa (Ballard). Shortly after their marriage, Tom enlisted in the 33rd MO Infantry Volunteers and was "mortally wounded" the Battle of Helena on the 4th of July in 1863 and left for dead until a passing soldier found a whisper of a breath in him and he was taken to a Memphis hospital where he recovered.  After several months he returned to his beloved Clara in St. Louis where they finally began their married life, had eight children and lived out the remainder of their lives. 

Clarissa Pilcher-Moore became a homeopathic doctor and preceded her husband Tom, passing from his world in 1890. Tom mourned the loss for twenty-five years. He never remarried, but continued as a carpenter and Chaplain of the Gen. Lyon Post 2, Dept of Missouri of the Grand Army of the Republic.

The Civil War letters between Tom & Clara, as well as other important family papers and artifacts, were donated to the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis and are archived in the Thomas Anderson Moore Collection. -pdp

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Records & Documents

A general index to the extracted records regarding the Moore, Pilcher & Related Families
The content on this site is extensive - be sure to click each category for a full list of the contents or use the above search engine.

Please Note! These extractions include years of research and contain corrections to obvious errors and may also include (surnames) of married women when known. They are not intended as an exact transcription of the original census records, but have been provided to assist the genealogist with more accurate information. I have taken caution with these additions and corrections and have done so only in cases where other records indicate there was an obvious error. If you find I've added anything incorrectly, please feel free to advise me. Thank you! Patricia
PDP's Roots & Branches Blog - Updated 13 Aug 2013        
Email Patti Davidson-Peters St. Louis, Springfield & Lexington City Directories Resources for U.S., Canada, England, Italy, Scotland Index of Headstone Photos Some of my Primary Sources with Film#s
Early Business Ads Index of those who served in the Civil War Maps, Early Migration Routes etc. Photos of Residents, Bldgs & Places List of Surnames with links to more info...
Brief Biographies Deaths Marriages relative to the Moore & Pilcher familes and branches Family Photos Timelines ... very helpful for research!
Births Other Helpful Outside Links Newspaper Clippings Email address of other researchers Twp. Maps ... helpful with census records!
Census Extractions by State (Surnames Included) Land Records from BLM Obituaries Schools, Colleges & Universities Our Family of Calabria (Laratta, Prato, & Rossomanno)
Census Extractions Indexed first  by year Family Letters dating from 1826 - DO NOT COPY! Pedigree Charts Ships Passenger List What's New ... Updated 09 Sep 2013
Brief Historical Writings by P. Davidson-Peters
Note: Some of the following links may take you to one of my blogs, "PDP's Roots & Branches" or "Early St. Louis" - pdp
T.A. MOORE - Pronounced Mortal on 4th of July Death of J.U. Moore (1999)
Early St. Louis (1999) Joshua Pilcher (2000)
The Elusive Clarence Lane Colonel James Fenton (2009)
Elihu Hendry (1829-1910) Capt. Minnie Hill (2009)
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