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Jessie Irene Moore

Jessie Irene Moore, second child of Lyman R. Moore and Ida McCurtain, married Floyd A. Vanderwall.

Frances Eugenia Moore, third child of Lyman R. Moore and Ida McCurtain, lives at Stillwater, Oklahoma. She married Dr. C.W. Moore and they have one son, George Clifford.

Louis Oliver Moore, fourth child of Frances Eugenia McClain and Lyman Moore.

Herbert McClain Moore, fifth child of Frances Eugenia McClain and Lyman Moore, was born at Skullyville on July 2, 1878. He served as Clerk and Treasurer of San Bois County, as Deputy United States Marshal, land appraiser for the Indian Service. State Legislator, and Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes in 1917-1918. He married Lena McCurtain and they had four children: Corine, Inez, Betty, and Herbert McClain Moore, Jr.

Corine Moore, first child of Herbert McClain Moore and Lena McCurtain, married Otway T. Rabon, a Baptist minister, and they have three children.

Inez Moore, second child of Herbert McClain Moore and Lena McCurtain, married Von Deran and they have one daughter.

Betty Moore, third child of Herbert McClain Moore and Lena McCurtain, married John Ward and they have two children. Herbert McClain Moore, Jr., fourth child of Herbert McClain Moore and Lena McCurtain, married Nine Buchannon. He is a schoolteacher at Muskogee.

Napoleon B. Moore, sixth child of Frances Eugenia McClain and Lyman Moore, was born at Skullyville on March 11, 1880. He married Mary Lawthers.

Lena Belle Moore, seventh child of Frances Eugenia McClain and Lyman Moore, was born at Skullyville. She married R. V. Smith and they had three children, one of who, Jessie Louise, died young. The two surviving children are: Louis V. and Vivian.

Louis V. Smith, son of Lena Belle Moore and R. V. Smith, was born August 7, 1906 at Spiro, Oklahoma. During World War II he was promoted to the rank of Major and served under General Patton. He now lives in California with his wife, Vera Jo Glenn and their three children: Glenn V., Eleanor, and Ann.

Vivian Smith, daughter of Lena Belle Moore and R. V. Smith, was born July 6, 1909 at Spiro, Oklahoma. She married James P. Crow, a lawyer and they have three sons: William Sheldon, Michael and Richard.

Sources Carter, The Territorial Paper of the United States Foreman, Removal of Indians to the West Toulmins, Digest of 1823 Wright, The Chronicles of Oklahoma Gideon, History of Indian Territory Alabama Department of Archives and History Georgia Department of Archives and History Tennessee Department of Archives and History

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