Where Do I Begin??
I was born in Jefferson Co. New York, but now I realize that was not my beginning. I became interested in Genealogy as a teenager. I would listen to all the older family members as they would talk of their youth. I found this to be so fascinating I could sit for hours and listen. My grandmother Vincent for one then Flora King, Helen Holliday, & Nancy Dixon just to name a few others.
As I grew up and married, had children of my own there was little time for listening to any stories but the little one's that they told.
Then one day I found that they also had grown up and I was the one telling stories. And I thought they will never remember all that I can tell them. So I began to gather in all that I could and write it down so in time it would not be lost or forgotten.
I thought at first this won't take long. I will be able to complete this soon enough.
I have now found after years of search and research that my work with genealogy will never be completed. There will always be a mystery person waiting somewhere to be found and added to my growing tree now filled with lots of golden leaves. I can't think of anything that has caught my interest as much as finding all the people who helped make me who I am today. And finding a LOVE for people I can only get to know Thu a picture, a letter, a diary entry or even an obit. Once you start to search you can never stop.
Charles Victor Halliday and his bride Isabelle Mae Bamford. They were married Feburary 12, 1884.
I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me to do this web site. I want to send a special THANK YOU to Jennifer Wylie. She is the host of The Islands A web site dedicated to the people and descendants of Wolfe Island,Ont, Canada. Without her HELP and e-mails this site would not have been.
Special THANK YOU to those who have sent me articles or have given permission to use some of their work.
NANCY D. CHAMBERLAIN
NANCY & BILL DIXON
FAYE WITHERELL WHITE
NANCY MOSS CARVER
JOANNE HOLLIDAY SMITH
CHARLES ROHNPATRICK RYAN
Past updates for 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008;2009; 2010 & 2011 can now be found on the link below.
FEBRUARY 11, 2014....Where does the time go. I turned 70 in Jan. I also see I have not added as much to this site as I would like to have.
I have about 7 other web sites I am either the web master for or I work on a lot. It sure keeps me busy.
After working on the wiki pages it is hard to get into the html codes again. I won't promise anything but will try to add more here this year.
August 17, 2014...Added another poem by Neil Thompson under "My Mother Grace". Then poems & stories. I worked on this site yesterday some.
Haven't been able to do much of late had hoped to work on here more then I have. I have so much to add.
We moved this year & it has taken up a lot of my time, will get back to genealogy soon. I still add stuff here & there.
August 23,2014....Adding to the old letters. You will find them under old things today added one I had that Flora King wrote to my mother in 1991.
Not an old one as much as they are both gone now. Flora helped me a lot with genealogy & she mentions genealogy in each letter she writes.
October 10, 2014....I am transferring the Gotham & Moye wikispace pages over to here.
The wiki pages are no longer free & I already have to many other sites to keep going.
All the information will be on here & any one can send me things to add at any time..
OCTOBER 11,2014....I spent yesterday & today on adding the Gotham info pages here. I am almost 1/2 way. It takes a lot of time to set up the pages & transfer the information to them. Will do the Moye one next it isn't as big....
OCTOBER 23, 2014....I now have the information I had posted on both the Gotham & Moye Wiki's transferred over to this site. The Moye site had a lot of people listed ( obit's, Tombstones & etc that I was not sure were related to us but I added them in case I find in the future that they are.If you wonder who is in my line look under my Tribal pages where they are listed....
NOVEMBER 9, 2014....Did some updating today. This week I want to get back to adding the diaries. For any Gotham descendant's that would like to join a private web site on SPOKT.com please email me with your Gotham connection & I will send you an invite to the site.
E-mail me at T_Moye44@yahoo.com if you have any ???
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Location: Moye Barn
9674 State Rd 64 West
Ona, Florida 33865
Invitation to the
Richard and Lucinda Plummer Moye
For the out-of-town travelers, there is a Best Western Hotel located on Hwy 17N Bowling Green, FL. If we have enough folks interested, we will negotiate on a special rate for the week-end.
We encourage arrival Friday evening to visit and get acquainted. Stay all day Saturday to share family stories, pictures and genealogy.
Small donations will be accepted for the luncheon, but not required.
We need your response no later than February 1, 2013
The sooner the better
There is room for a few self-contained travel trailers and motor homes on the Moye property. If interested we need to know with your response.
Your response please to:
Arrive as a Stranger Leave as Family
Why have a Moye Reunion 2013
Several years ago Donald Moye, a grandson of James Henry Moye, son of Richard and Lucinda, held Moye Reunions in Georgia and Florida . Due to health issues, the reunions stopped.
Some of Richard and Lucindas children lived in or around the De Soto and Hardee Counties of Florida ; a lot are buried in the area, as well as Lucinda. Therefore, what better place to kick-off our family reunion than Ona , Florida ?
Randall, Ronnie, and Mark Moye graciously offered their Moye Barn for 2013 Moye Family Reunion. Randall, Ronnie, and Mark Moye are connected through George and Amelia Bratcher Moye. George Moye son of Richard and Lucinda
Ida Durden, your point of contact, is connected through William Matthew and Ida Lovey Strickland Moye. William Matthew son of Richard and Lucinda.
Without you the 2013 Moye Reunion will not be successful. Please provide your best contact information. Name telephone number email address physical address
We will be sending updates on the 2013 Reunion . So, please make sure we have your best contact information. If your contact information changes prior to April, please let us know as soon as possible.
If you have siblings and/or relatives let them know about the reunion. Give them a copy of your information or send me the name(s) and we will notify. Anyone can contact me directly. We want everyone that is part of the Moye family to attend.
At this time, send your information and/or any questions to Ida Durden.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 334-794-6249
Home address: 212 Bougainvillea Circle Dothan , AL 36301
The Moye Motto for our Reunion Arrive as a Stranger Leave as FamilyLooking forward to receiving other addresses. I will need your count of how many before Feb 01.
I guess this also could be called my wish list. I have stories and pictures of Marietta Holley who was a famous author from Jefferson Co. and my sister has some of the buttons from a dress of hers that a niece of hers gave my mother once. I would like to add a section on famous people and noted things from Jefferson Co. My family at one time were caretakers in the Brown Mansion in Brownville, my aunts first husband was a Fillmore and a descendant of President Fillmore. At one time she owned a Tyler coverlet which was donated to a museum.I have tons of old pictures,diaries,poems,Wills to name a few things to add. If I could make one wish it would be for someone to help with the transcribing of some of these things it does take a lot of time.If you have anything to add let me know and I will add it.
1946;1954;1955;1956;1957 Evans Mills High School yearbooks
The Berkley Manuscripts
Grace Dickinson's diaries
Bamford Diaries for The Islands web site.
by James Dillet Freeman
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches
Wherever I am, God is!