Sarah Jane MOORE, 18371931 (aged 94 years)

Name
Sarah Jane /MOORE/
Also known as
Sarah Jane /ROGERS/
Also known as
Sarah Jane /BENNETT/
Birth
about April 19, 1837 26 26
Military
Note: In 1899 Sarah Jane applied for a Widow's Pension based on her husband RO Bennett's service in the Confederacy. She was denied, probably because she owned 160 acres of land. Sarah reapplied for a pension in 1910 when she was approved. Her application states that she no longer had any property. It also give the exact day Richmond left for the War, May 4 1861. He did not return until 4 years later, after being released at Aiken's Landing VA from a POW camp.
Residence
Note: This photo was found in an old box in Lufkin Tx in (about) 1991. By the state of repair of the home it appears it was taken after Sarah Jane and her son had moved from the home.
Marriage of a parent
Note: From Ancestry.com MARRIAGES OF ALABAMA

From Ancestry.com MARRIAGES OF ALABAMA

Name: Isaac Moore
Spouse: Nancy L Lovelady
Marriage Date: 11 Jan 1847
County: Shelby
State: Alabama
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace
Performed by Name: O B Harris
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research

Death of a mother
1847 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a half-sister
1850 (aged 12 years)
Birth of a half-sister
1851 (aged 13 years)
Marriage
Birth of a son
about 1856 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a son
Marriage
Note: Sarah's application for a Confederate Widow's Pension states she was married Dec 1860 in Trinity Co.
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a father
Note: Several genealogists have claimed (conjectured) that Isaac Moore, father of Sarah Jane Moore Bennett, was murdered in Alabama after 1870. They found newspaper reports of a murder of Isaac Moore near Uniontown Alabama in 1876. However, research into the claim has shown that the Isaac Moore who was murdered was a long lived resident of Alabama, had a good deal of money and plantation there, and was almost certainly not our ancestor Isaac of Trinity Co. Verification of this can be found in the Agricultural Census of Alabama (1860s). But even better, the court case for the murder ended up in the Alabama Supreme Court! See page 96 of "Report of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama", Volume 55, By Alabama. Supreme Court which is available to freely read online. So, it is still unknown what happened to Isaac Moore of Trinity County after 1870.
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Death of a brother
Note: William's widow Mrs. E Moore,as the widow of a former Confederate soldier, applied for a state pension in 1910. William enlisted as an private on March 10, 1862 in Capt JJ DAvis' Co G 22 Reg, Colonel R.b. Hubbards CSA Infantry unit, at Alto in Cherokee Tx. Later he was transferred to frontier service. The application stated that William was married 27 Feb 1863 in Trinity Co Tx.

William's widow Mrs. E Moore,as the widow of a former Confederate soldier, applied for a state pension in 1910. William enlisted as an private on March 10, 1862 in Capt JJ DAvis' Co G 22 Reg, Colonel R.b. Hubbards CSA Infantry unit, at Alto in Cherokee Tx. Later he was transferred to frontier service. The application stated that William was married 27 Feb 1863 in Trinity Co Tx.

Mr. JW Ainsworth attested to William's service. He also stated that he
was raised with William in Trinity Co Tx from about 1850 on.

Marriage of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a sister
Note: From Findagrave:

From Findagrave:

Birth: 1829
Shelby County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1884
Apple Springs
Trinity County
Texas, USA

Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Delilah (Snell) and Isaac Moore. She married Columbus Lemuel Salser about 1849 in Alabama. They had the following children (including married names for the ladies): William, Mary Francis Due, Lemuel R, Martha Ann Ingram and Cornelius.

Her brother and sisters were: Renvey (Moore) Rogers (#19385207), Ann Eliza (Moore) Lester (41200634), Eunice (Moore) Holcombe (#75136328), William Hamlin Moore (#53647048 maybe), Sarah Jane (Moore) (Rogers) Bennett (#40340077), and half-sister Melissa Caroline (Moore) Tullos (no memorial at present).

[The photo of Mary was kindly provided by Elaine (Ingram) Lockhart.]

Family links:
Children:
Mary Francis Salser Due (1852 - 1888)*
Lemuel Robert Salser (1854 - 1949)*
Martha Ann Salser Ingram (1858 - 1955)*
Corneilus C Salser (1865 - 1950)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Bennett Cemetery
Apple Springs
Trinity County
Texas, USA

Birth of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a daughter
Death of a husband
Note: In one application for her pension Sarah declared Richmond died in 1895. In another she said 1896. The application for his military headstone, submitted in 1932 after Sarah had died, states he died Jan 15, 1895.
Death of a daughter
Marriage of a son
Death of a sister
1910 (aged 72 years)
Marriage of a son
Note: Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965

Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965
Marriage Date 1913
Marriage Place , Texas, United States
FHL Film Number 1005081
Lula Due
R. F. Bennett

Death of a sister
Death of a son
Note: From findagrave entry for John Rogers:

From findagrave entry for John Rogers:

Birth: Feb. 23, 1858
Trinity County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1918
Apple Springs
Trinity County
Texas, USA

Nicknamed "Jack" or "Johnny", he was the younger son of Sarah Jane (Moore) and Henry Rogers. His older brother was William Robert Rogers (1856-1937) who lived at Douglass, Texas. Their father, John A. "Henry" Rogers, died in about 1859 and Sarah married Richmond Bennett and had several more children.

Johnny married Sarah Belle Davis Rogers on 11 August 1889 at Nacogdoches, Texas. They had the following children:

William "Will" Rogers [no information], Della May (Rogers) McAdams, Allen Richard "Babe" Rogers, Roy Vernon Rogers, Sarah Ann "Annie" (Rogers) Ashworth.

Note regarding birthdate for John: Bennett Cemetery Association has transcribed his birthdate as 23 Feb 1858 as that is what is shown on his headstone; however, the Bennett family Bible shows his birthdate to be 17 Feb 1858.

Headstone photo taken by Gladys Stetler Rogers.

Children:
Allen Richard Rogers (1891 - 1976)*
Roy Vernon Rogers (1893 - 1927)*
Annie Rogers Ashworth (1895 - 1991)*

Residence
1925 (aged 87 years)
Note: By 1925 Sarah Jane Bennett had moved into the nearby city of Lufkin Tx.
Event
Middle Aged Photos
Note: This photo of Sarah Jane Moore was provided by Elaine Lockhart, our relative and long time Trinity County Clerk.
Death
Note: Paper in Confederate Widow Pension states Sarah died of senility in the home of her son-in-law GW Kennedy.
Family with parents
father
18111870
Birth: about 1811South Carolina
Death: after 1870probably Trinity Co Tx, possibly Alabama
mother
Marriage Marriage
herself
-8 years
elder sister
Mary Elizabeth MOORE Salser
18281884
Birth: 1828 17 17 Alabama
Death: February 7, 1884Apple Springs, Tx
5 years
elder sister
Ann Moore Lester Photo
18321915
Birth: October 15, 1832 21 21 Shelby Co, Alabama
Death: January 8, 1915Apple Springs, Tx
3 years
elder brother
18351878
Birth: 1835 24 24 Alabama
Death: June 5, 1878Trinity Co Tx
-7 years
elder sister
18271910
Birth: 1827 16 16 Alabama
Death: 1910
Father’s family with Nancy LOVELADY
father
18111870
Birth: about 1811South Carolina
Death: after 1870probably Trinity Co Tx, possibly Alabama
stepmother
Marriage MarriageJanuary 11, 1847Shelby Co, ALA
4 years
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Family with John A. ROGERS
husband
herself
Marriage MarriageMarch 1, 1855Nacogdoches Tx
22 months
son
William Robert Rogers Family circa 1917
18561937
Birth: about 1856 18 Texas
Death: April 21, 1937Nacogdoches Co, Tx
2 years
son
John Rogers, Son of Sarah Jane Moore
18581918
Birth: February 23, 1858 20 Texas
Death: January 12, 1918Apple Springs, Tx
Family with Richmond Oliver BENNETT
husband
Cropped Image of RO Bennett
18361895
Birth: March 11, 1836 29 29 Georgia
Death: January 15, 1895Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
herself
Marriage MarriageDecember 1860Trinity Co, Tx
10 months
daughter
18611943
Birth: September 30, 1861 25 24
Death: August 6, 1943Anson, Jones Co, Texas
5 years
son
Micajah Y Bennett Photos
18661945
Birth: March 23, 1866 30 28
Death: November 27, 1945Los Angeles County, CA
23 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
18731944
Birth: October 30, 1873 37 36 Trinity Co, Tx
Death: January 1, 1944Dallas Co., TX, USA
2 years
son
John H Bennett Photo
18761965
Birth: February 15, 1876 39 38
Death: December 16, 1965Abilene, Taylor, Tx
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
A young Henryetta Bennett
18811962
Birth: November 16, 1881 45 44
Death: May 21, 1962Lufkin, Angelina, Tx
2 years
son
A young Richmond Floyd Bennett
18841969
Birth: February 20, 1884 47 46
Death: July 31, 1969Harris Co, Tx
Birth
Military

In 1899 Sarah Jane applied for a Widow's Pension based on her husband RO Bennett's service in the Confederacy. She was denied, probably because she owned 160 acres of land. Sarah reapplied for a pension in 1910 when she was approved. Her application states that she no longer had any property. It also give the exact day Richmond left for the War, May 4 1861. He did not return until 4 years later, after being released at Aiken's Landing VA from a POW camp.

Marriage

Sarah's application for a Confederate Widow's Pension states she was married Dec 1860 in Trinity Co.

Residence

By 1925 Sarah Jane Bennett had moved into the nearby city of Lufkin Tx.

Residence

This photo was found in an old box in Lufkin Tx in (about) 1991. By the state of repair of the home it appears it was taken after Sarah Jane and her son had moved from the home.

Event

This photo of Sarah Jane Moore was provided by Elaine Lockhart, our relative and long time Trinity County Clerk.

Death

Paper in Confederate Widow Pension states Sarah died of senility in the home of her son-in-law GW Kennedy.

Note

Sarah Jane and her kids had a tough time during the Civil War. Her name appears on a list of impoverished wives of soldiers in Trinity County.

Shared note

FOUND entry in genealogy.com MARRIAGE INDEX TEXAS, 1851-1900
entry 1003581-1003583
for this marriage of Sarah to John Rogers