Descendants of Florence Virginia GREENHOW Moore

Florence Virginia GREENHOW, daughter of Robert GREENHOW Jr. and Rose Maria O'NEALE , was born on 28 Feb 1836 in Richmond, Virginia, died on 4 Sep 1892 in Narragansett Pier, Washington County, Rhode Island at age 56, and was buried (See Below) in Riverside Cemetery.

Florence married General Seymour Treadwell MOORE in 1859. Seymour was born on 13 Dec 1824 in Ohio and died on 29 May 1876 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma at age 51. They had two children: Hamilton Woodbridge and Treadwell Woodridge .

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:13391

Hamilton Woodbridge MOORE was born about Mar 1856 and died on 11 Jun 1859 about age 3.

General Notes: Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery
Conressional Cemetery Records from The Evening Star Newspaper [http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/PDF/Obits/M/Obits_Moore.pdf]: Moore, Hamilton Woodbridge d. 11 Jun 1859 3 yrs. 3 mos. R46/141

Moore.
In this city on Saturday morning, June 11, Hamilton Woodbridge, son of Florence Greenhow and Treadwell S. Moore, U.S. Army, aged 3 years 3 months. The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Sunday) at 5 ½ p.m. from the residence of Mrs. Greenhow, No. 368 16th st.

Colonel Treadwell Woodridge MOORE Jr. was born about 1862 in Nevada and died about 2 Nov 1927 in New York about age 65.

General Notes: Tredwell Woodridge Moore, born 1862.

MOORE, Tredwell, born Ohio; graduated U. S. Military Academy, second lieutenant, 1847; first lieutenant, 1851; captain, 1859; major, 1866; lieutenant-colonel, 1872; brevet brigadier-general, 1865; died, 1876. On duty with 2nd Infantry in Mariposa County, 1851-1852; built part of Fort Miller on San Joaquin River; led party of troops to Yosemite, capturing and executing Indians who had killed two miners near Bridalveil Falls, and pursued Chief Tenaya and other Indians across the Sierra, June and July, 1852, returning in August.

“Lieutenant Moore crossed the Sierra over the Mono trail that leads by the Soda Springs through the Mono Pass. He made some fair discoveries of gold and gold-bearing quartz, obsidian and other minerals, while exploring the region north and south of Bloody Cañon and of Mono Lake. Finding no trace whatever of the cunning chief, he returned to the Soda Springs, and from there took his homeward journey to Fort Miller by way of the old trail that passed to the south of the Yosemite.” (Bunnell: Discovery of the Yosemite, 1880, p. 277.)


www.congressionalcemetery.org/PDF/Obits/M/Obits_Moore.PDF Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery Moore, Hamilton Wodbridge d 11Jun 1859 3 yr 3mos. Moore.
In This city on Saturday morning, June 11, Hamilton Woodbridge, son of Florence Greenhow and Treadwell S. Moore. U.S. Army, aged 3 years 3 months. The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Sunday) at 5 1/2 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. Greenhow, No. 368 16th st.

General Notes: US Census 1870 (18 July) Rhode Island, Newport Co., 5th Ward
City of Newport, Roll M593_1472, Sheet 88, Page 549B,
House No. 587, Lines 26-29:
Tredwell Moore (b. 1827 - 43 - in OH - Occ: Quartermaster USA) married to Florence (b. 1838 - 32 - in VA).
ALSO LISTED are: Mary Sullivan (b. 1850 - 20 - in RI - Occ: Domestic Servant); and
Mary Duffy (b. 1856 - 14 - in NY - Occ: Domestic Servant)

5th Ward City of Newport, County of Newport State of Rhode Island.
enumerated on 18 day of July, 1870. Page 88. Post Office: Newport
Duvall Wm P age 23 Male White born Maryland
Moore Tredwell age 43 male White Quartermaster USA born Ohio
Moore, Florence age 32 Female White Keeping House born Virginia
Sullivan, Mary age 26 Female White Domestic Servant born Rhode Island
Duffy, Mary age 14 Female White Domestic Servant born (can't read place)

US Census 1880 (8 June) New York, Schenectady Co.,
4th Ward City of Schenectady,
Roll T9_930, SD 6 ED 108, Sheet 22, Page 205B, House No. 97, Lines 23-25: Florence V. Moore (b. 1845 - 35 - in VA - WIDOW - Fa: VA and Mo: VA). Child listed is: Tredwell (son b. 1862 - 18 - in NV - Occ: At College - Fa: OH and Mo: VA).
ALSO LISTED is: Sarah Tines (b. 1855 - 25 - in Bermuda - Occ: Servant - Fa: Bermuda and Mo: Bermuda)

Obituary - New York Times Sep 15, 1892
Moore—At Narragansett Pier, R.I., Sept. 4, 1892, FLORENCE V., daughter of the late Robert Greenhow and widow of Gen. Tredwell Moore, U.S. Army.

US Census 1870 (22 July) Massachusetts, Essex Co., Town of Boxford,
Roll M593_607, Sheet 21, Page 237A,
House No. 168, Lines 27-37:
Calvin E. Park (b. 1812 - 58 - in RI - Occ: Clergyman - Property Value $3500) married to Harriet P. (b. 1814 - 56 - in ME).
Children listed (born in MA) are:
Caroline M. (dau b. 1848 - 22); and
William P. (son b. 1854 - 16).
ALSO LISTED are Students: John Turner (b. 1850 - 20 - in WV);
Clovis McCarty (b. 1850 - 20 - in LA);
Lindley McMurray (b. 1853 - 17 - in NY);
Austin Putnam (b. 1853 - 17 - in MA);
John W. Slater (b. 1853 - 17 - in RI);
Frank Foss (b. 1857 - 13 - in NH); and
Treadwell Moore (b. 1862 - 8 - in NV)

US Census 1880 (8 June) New York, Schenectady Co.,
4th Ward City of Schenectady,
Roll T9_930, SD 6 ED 108, Sheet 22, Page 205B, House No. 97, Lines 23-25: Florence V. Moore (b. 1845 - 35 - in VA - WIDOW - Fa: VA and Mo: VA). Child listed is: Tredwell (son b. 1862 - 18 - in NV - Occ: At College - Fa: OH and Mo: VA).
ALSO LISTED is: Sarah Tines (b. 1855 - 25 - in Bermuda - Occ: Servant - Fa: Bermuda and Mo: Bermuda)


New York Times (November 2, 1927)—Colonel Tredwell W. Moore. Colonel Tredwell W. Moore, U.S.A., retired, died on Monday at the Army and Navy Club, where he had resided for several years. He had suffered from a complication of diseases since his recent return from a visit to France and England. He was born in Nevada sixty-six years ago. He retired in July, 1916, owing to a disability incurred in the line of duty, after serving for thirty-two years. He was unmarried.



New York Times Sep 15, 1892
Moore—At Narragansett Pier, R.I., Sept. 4, 1892, FLORENCE V., daughter of the late Robert Greenhow and widow of Gen. Tredwell Moore, U.S. Army.

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Some sources claim that Florence is buried in Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. On August 13, 2005 we visited there and were surprised to learn that there are no records indicating Florence Virginia Greenhow Moore is buried there. The caretaker said that at one time Seymour Treadwell Moore owned lots in Section 14, but they were probably sold off at some time, since other folks are now buried in those lots. There is a Florence Mohre buried here.

We were almost misled ourselves at this cemetery when we found a crypt with a service marker on it for S.F. Moore. We assumed the marker was mis-typed and was actually for S. T. Moore. However, further investigation at the caretakers office confirmed  that a Simon Francis Moore was buried here and not  our Seymour Treadwell Moore. 

So, we have concluded in spite of several persons stating that Treadwell and Florence are buried at the Wooster Cemetery that they are indeed, NOT buried there.

On 8/15/2005 Bev Crowe found the following:
The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/cemetery253.html
MOORE FLORENCE VIRGIN 1836 - 4 SEP 1892 SK043
SK043 RIVERSIDE CEMETERY-WAKEFIELD SOUTH KINGSTOWN HIGH ST ->300 ft. E of tel pole #1785.

Armed with this information I posted a request on FindaGrave.com
A little over a year later I was contacted by a person finding my request. He graciously offered to take a look for Florence's stone. In November 2006 Stephen D. Puerini visited Riverside Cemetery and photographed Florence's marker which is a large round boulder.

Here are Stephen's comments: "Sorry, but I did not see a marker for Treadwell Woodridge Moore, Jr. and I didn't see that name listed in the Cemetery book I was referencing. Florence Virginia Moore's name is also the only name on the stone. But for some reason, there is the Veterans of Foreign Wars maker there - and Treadwell was a career military man. Is the marker there for Florence, or for Treadwell?"
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"I did not take a rubbing, but I did attempt to write down the inscription, feeling it out with my fingers and viewing it from varying angles. Here's what I got:

FLORENCE VIRGINIA MOORE
BORN AT
RICHMOND VA.
FEB 29 1836
DIED AT
NARRAGANSETT PIER
SEPT 4 1892
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GOD HAS TAKEN

Note, the cemetery book has her dob as Feb 28 1836, which is probably right, though I wrote down the 29th at graveside. "GOD HAS TAKEN" seems like there should be more to it, but I didn't see it/catch it."

Thanks VERY much to Stephen who has finally found Florence's final resting place.

Also, much thanks for the following photos Stephen sent us after his visit to Riverside Cemetery.

Florence V Moore Image Directory


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Here's Stephen's explanation of the photographs:

DSCF0018-42: Here are a few more photos taken on a sunnier day. What a difference! You can really see the inscription now.
FVGM1: a photo taken of Riverside Cemetery from the main entrance of the cemetery. If you travel around the crypt using the path on the right, you'll come to Florence's tree and stone. It's one of trees shown in the middle of the picture.
FVGM2: from the east side, facing the Saugatucket River.
FVGM3: Full front view of the FVGM stone; a large natural boulder - the only one like it in the cemetery.
FVGM4:Close up of the FVGM stone. There are letters there, though they are not perceivable in the photo.
FVGM5:Another view of the FVGM stone from the south side.
FVGM6: Another front full view.
FVGM7:The view from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Florence's tree is to the left.
FVGM8: A Moore headstone, knocked over. Section A. In the background is a bike/walking path, what in Florence's time was a rail line running from Kingstown Station (near the University of RI) to Narragansett Pier.
FVGM9: Close up of a Moore headstone. I don't know if these link to Florence or not, but I included it to help you with any future Moore research.
FVGM10:View from the north.
FVGM11: View from the back.
FVGM12: Another close up of the stone, showing a marker from the United States Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Stephen also offered the following information:

"Narragansett Pier was a popular seaside resort area of South Kingstown in Florence's day. There was a large casino that burned down in 1900, a "boardwalk" and summer bungalows for the well to do. Governor Sprague had a very impressive mansion there.
 
I know that another daughter of a famous Confederate, Varina Jefferson Davis, frequented Narragansett Pier. She was also born in Richmond, and died  at Narragansett Pier in 1898.She started spending summers there in the 1870's. I don't know if Varina and Florence knew each other, but it seems possible that they might have. The Episcopal Church my mother (and I sometimes) attend has a (Tiffany?) stained glass window dedicated to Varina, donated by her mother. I've included a scan of the story contained in a pamphlet available at the church (Saint Peter's by the Sea).
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I also included a scan of a map of Riverside Cemetery, and a map of the surrounding town of Wakefield to aid any visitors.  Riverside is down Cemetery Lane, off of High Street, directly across from the South Kingston Town Hall. You can drive a car in from this direction. Alternately, (and for a better experience) a person could park in a public lot on Main Street, and walk down the bike path, over a bridge on the Saugatucket, leading to the cemetery.
  The bike path is the former route of the Narragansett Pier Railroad, opened in 1876, and runs from West Kingston (near the University of Rhode Island) to Narragansett Pier.  The movie,"Me Myself and Irene"  has other views of the Narragansett seashore area.
 
This is all off of Route 1. The GPS coordinates (WGS84 datum) for the cemetery are 41 degrees 26.529' x 71 degrees x 29.937'
 
Florence's location is in section I. So here official location is sk043 I-0020.
The other Moore stone is in section A. I have info on other interesting sites in this cemetery, and the surrounding area, if any visitor is interested."
Stephen D. Puerini
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I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Stephen for the wonderful photos, scans and information. He have done us a great service by taking the time from his busy schedule to research this request and provided us with a wealth of information. His efforts will result in clearing up misconceptions about Florence's (and Treadwell's) final resting place as well as giving future researchers a ground zero location to begin doing more intense searches.
-Again, Stephen, thank you very much for your efforts on our behalf. -

Additional: Stephen returned to the cemetery in December 2006 on a bright sunny day. Due to the angle of the sun at the time he was there, the inscriptions on the stone were very evident. He graciously forwarded the photos titled DSCF0018-42. Thanx again, Stephen!