Little Family Genealogy

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Tracing the Little Family from Rowan County, NC, into Lincoln County, TN.
Tracing the Winstons from Virginia into Tennessee and Alabama.
Tracing the Bayless Family from Long Island, NY into Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Tracing the Descendants of Josiah Brandon, A Revolutionary War Soldier.
Tracing the Burley family of Henrico County, VA.
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  • ID: I1252
  • Name: Mattie Nama MOYERS
  • Surname: Moyers
  • Given Name: Mattie Nama
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 26 Feb 1879 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee
  • Death: 21 Feb 1918 in , Custer County, Oklahoma 1
  • Burial: Mt. Hope Cmtry, Custer County, Oklahoma 2
  • _UID: A60176BA74A2764EAEB0DB3EC8DC59688D7B
  • Note:
    !BIRTH-PARENTS-CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census, Lincoln Co TN; 1880; 7th Civil Dist, ED 121 pg 52/13; ; National Archives, Washington, DC; NOTE: Enumerated with parents, Rufus (3).
    1900 - 7th Civil District, Lincoln, TN. ED 60, SH 7, Ln 18. Rufe H. Pitts (22), bp TN, Aug 1877; Mena, wife, (21), bp TN Feb 1879. Lula dau (3), bp TN May 1897.

    !RELATIONSHIP-CHILDREN-DEATH: E-mail message from Rebecca Currinton dated 8 June, 2000.

    From Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee". The "Nama" Moyers that is mentioned was the first wife of my grandfather, Rufus Haggard Pitts. Submitted by - "Robert Curry"

    "WILLIAM T. MOYERS, carpenter, is a son of Samuel H. and Sarah (Phelps) Moyers, and was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., in September, 1827, and at the early age of twelve years left home and became the architect of his own fortune, working at the tinner's and coppersmith's trade for three years. At the age of sixteen he began working at the carpenter's trade, and has followed that calling through life. In October, 1853, he was united in marriage to Martha G. Rowe, who was born in Lincoln County in 1837, and daughter of William Rowe. Mr. and Mrs. Moyers became the parents of fourteen children, nine of whom are living: Edna (Mrs. Ephraim Pitts), Thomas, Robert, Hardy, Fannie, Nama , Curtis, Jesse and Jacob. Mr. Moyer is a Democrat in politics, and cast his first presidential vote for Lewis Cass. He is the oldest native inhabitant of Fayetteville, and is a member of the F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and K. of H. fraternities. His father was of German descent, born in Virginia in 1791, a shoe-maker by trade. The grandfather, Peter Moyer, was a native German, and came to America previous to the Revolutionary war, and to Tennessee in the early part of the present century. He assisted in leveling the canebrakes where Fayetteville now stands, and took up his abode in the village. He lived to be one hundred and one years of age, and was a man of powerful physique. When eighty-four years old he felled a large oak tree, and split 100 rails in order to reach home by 1 o'clock to see a game fight. He served through the entire Revolutionary war. Samuel Moyer was an 1812 soldier, and was married about 1820. He kept a boot and shoe store in Fayetteville a number of years, and in 1843 moved to the country, where he resided until his death, December 24, 1869. The mother was born in Tennessee in 1810, and died in October, 1871."
  • Change Date: 11 May 2012 at 01:00:00



    Marriage 1 Rufus Haggard PITTS b: 20 Aug 1877 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee
    • Married: 23 Jul 1896 in , Lincoln County, Tennessee 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lula Ruth PITTS b: 8 May 1897 in , , Tennessee
    2. Has No Children James Harvey PITTS b: 3 Jan 1902 in , Custer County, Oklahoma
    3. Has No Children Lucy Inez PITTS b: 6 Oct 1905 in , , Oklahoma

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line]
      Author: Ancestry.com
      Publication: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-.
      Note: Husband is listed as wd.
    2. Title: Cemetery Inscriptions: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma
      Author: FindAGrave
      Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=36294813&PIpi=17169631
    3. Title: Marriage Notices: Fayetteville Observer, Lincoln County, Tennessee
      Publication: Internet Web Site
      Page: pg 3, Col 5
      Note: "23 Jul 1896",,"Rufus Pitts & Nama Moyers"

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