Monday, August 15, 2016


In my May 9, 2016 Blog “Crashed Through One of My Brick Wall” I indicated that my Grandfather’s sister Elizabeth Agnes Moore had never married.

Thanks to my cousin Jill, I was told that Elizabeth, or Bessie as was known, was married.  After finding that out I researched on and and found several documents to confirm the information.  I also remembered Jill’s father, John Cosgrove telling me he had a cousin with the name Lemuel.  That cousin was the child of Bessie and her husband Lemuel A. Holley.

I find Bessie with her family, father Tristram and mother, Jennie in the 1900 census. Then in the 1910 census she is with just her mother, brother, John and sister Annie.  I have not found her marriage certificate but her son, Lemuel Jr. is born June 17, 1915 and the Savannah city directory of 1916 has her living with her husband Lemuel at Price St.

In the 1920 census they are living in Atlanta, Georgia with their 4-year-old son Lemuel Jr.  It indicates Bessie’s husband Lemuel is a commercial traveler (I think that means salesman) for a cigar company. In the 1930 census they have moved again to Shreveport, Louisiana, probably because of his continued employment with the Cigar company. I cannot find either Bessie or her husband in the 1940 census.  My cousin also thought she met Bessie Moore Holley and that would have to be late 1940’s or early 1950’s.  I will keep searching for their death certificates.

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