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Census says Sam Moore born in EAST TN. Family lore says his cousin was famous Gen Sam
Houston (b. 1793) of VA, so speculate Sam from VA too? He md. Jane Utter in/nr
Maryville,Blount Co, TN in 1824.They appear in 1830 census of WEST Div. of Blount Co, TN
with an unk older woman <1761-70> and 4 young children. In c. 1831-32, Sam followed
his in-laws (Abe Utter's) to Boone Co, IND, where son Robt. Cowden Moore born Feb,
1833. Sam's were in Jasper Twp, Newton Co, MO in 1840 census with household total of
11. In c. 1841-44, Sam's to Vigo CO, IND where dau. Serephina was born. In c. 1854
Sam's came to Wayne Co, IA where he bought 160 acres public land in sec. 24 & 25
in Wash.Twp. Seek additional info and descendants.
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