tracing the founding of Mooresville (Floyds Knobs)

Kentuckiana Genealogy: County: Floyd Co., Indiana: tracing the founding of Mooresville (Floyds Knobs)
By D Goodale ( on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:35 pm:

Recommend contacting the Green Banner Publications office in Salem Indiana. They did an article several years ago about the history of Moorsville and Floyds Knobs.

Good Luck!

By judy lamb ( on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 04:02 pm:

betty,charlotte and marsha
my maiden name was moore
im researching my moores
i dont know a whole lot
i do know that mine were in evansville indiana that was john r. moore who married sarah perkins i do not know who johns parents were but sarahs dad name was george and sarah was from chattanooga,tn
i also have several moore books here at my home
can you help judy

By betty atkins ( on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:47 am:

Martha Moore was a Beleville. There is a book titled 'Jean Belleville, The Huguenot. His descendent'. In chapter 25 of this book George Edward Smith and the Smiths are mentioned and traced in detail. The book was written by: Paul Beleville Taylor in 1973. At that time the author lived at 705 Braubaker Dr, Kettering, Ohio, 45429. Also, you probably could get this book at a genealogy library. Any questions, you can reach us at e-mail:
Betty and Larry

By Charlotte Henderson on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 - 12:30 pm:


My "Moore" ancestor was James Butler Moore (NOT John Butler Moore). Sorry for the error - I was temporarily "disoriented!" Charlotte

By Charlotte Henderson on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 - 10:07 am:

Marsha -- I have much information on the Moore family - most of it I found in the Floyd Co., New Albany, IN, Public Library (Main Library - genealogy section)and from other helpful "internet" correspondents.

My ancestor was John Butler Moore, b. ca 1790, Orange Co., NY, d. 1834, Mooresville, Floyd Co., IN, married to Lura Belle Smith, 1815, Corydon, IN - perhaps this is the same Smith family as yours. (I believe your Isaac is a descendent of this Moore.) Apparently, Mooresville got its name from this John Butler Moore. Lura Belle Smith's father was a Rev. War soldier, Asa Smith, from Connecticut. The libary mentioned above also has quite a bit of information on his family.

The Moore family info goes back to the late 1500s and the Smith family info goes back almost that far. The libary also has much info on the beginnings of Mooresville. I found the librarians to be most helpful. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

By marsha sleder on Monday, September 25, 2000 - 10:17 pm:

Am trying to trace back families that settled there, no luck in tracing George Edward Smith, a schoolteacher that married Fannie Moore, dau of Isaac and Martha Moore. Know George & Fannie married 11/13/1882 in Floyds knobs. Any info on where he came from/parents names. I am his gr-gr.dau and am
most appreciative for any @

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