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Samuel Huston Manford Moore

Male 1819 - 1849  (30 years)


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  • Name Samuel Huston Manford Moore 
    Born 1819  St. Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1849  Chariton County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16519  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Family Thirsa Ann Miller,   b. 1824, St. Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1838  Keytesville, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Moore,   b. 1841, Keytesville, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Keytesville, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Margaret Frances Moore,   b. 20 Jun 1840, St. Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1912, Manila, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Manford Moore,   b. 1845, Keytesville, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F9037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • When the Mexican War of 1846 broke out Houston left his wife, Thirsa, a nd little daughter Margaret, just seven years old, and his baby boy, Manford, in St. Josep h, Missouri, to go to fight for his country. He enrolled August 3, 1846 a t Keytesville, Missouri, and was mustered into service August 9, 1846 a t Fort Leavenworth as a private, 2nd Regiment, MTD Rifleman. He was hon orably discharged on September 25, 1847, at Fort Leavenworth, but no mo re is known. Transportation was slow and communication was poor. Eviden tly he was unable to come home to St. Joseph for some time. Perhaps Houston was so sick and injured that he was not able to get hom e to St. Joseph for a long time. Although Houston was released from the A rmy on September 25, l847, Thirsa didn't know it. Thirsa said she thoug ht he was dead. She married another, Elisha Brown, on October 15, 1847. N o one knows exactly how long it was until Houston came back to St. Jose ph to find her married, or about to be married. But when he arrived and f ound it out, he disappeared, and was never heard of again.