Silas was born ca. 1852
He claimed his state of birth as Alabama in 1880 Jasper County, Ga census ( Silas MOONE)
He claimed born Georgia in the 1900 and 1910 Census of Jasper County.
The 2nd reference to having been born in AL was during the 1930 Census of Jasper County where married daughter Julia (MOORE)GRIGGS claimed he was born in AL.
Silas married about 1874 to Ella BURNEY (dau. of Eben and Jeanette BURNEY)in either Putnam or Jasper County. She and her immidiate family family were located in Putnam County in 1870 and by 1880 Silas and Ella had married and were in Jasper County with 3 childen: Julia, Jackson and Eben. Her parents and minor children also moved to Jasper County by 1880. There is no marriage record on file in either county.
Silas married 2nd to a gal named Augusta ca. 1907 Jasper County. She was previously married and brought (2) children to the marriage: Cam and Emmit. I do not know what happened to Augusta after 1910 census.
He died between 1910-1920 Jasper County and no record of his death was filed.
I have looked at all the Silas Moore's in 1870 Alabama and Georgia. The two possibilities are:
Silas Moore age 19, Perry County, AL...
....Millie, 20, Winnie, 10, Emma, 08 and Wesley 21
Silas Moore, age 24, Dallas County, AL
.....is living in the household of Ellick REESE w/wife and children and a lady and her baby surnamed CHESTNUT.
Silas Moore, son of Cupid and Whinny, Jefferson County is ruled out (former slaves of John B. Moore>James B. Moore), still in Jefferson County and married in 1880.
I've entertained the possiblility that Silas and Ella's first son Jackson might also be the name of Silas' father.
In the 1866 Index of the Colored Population of Perry County is named a Jackson Moore. I am hoping one day to view this census.
Does anyone know what this census contains? Would it be worth viewing the microfilm?