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Welcome Descendents of Virginia Moore!

The Moore family, as we currently know it, begins with Virginia, also known as Jennie in the 1870 Holmes County, Mississippi census. Virginia was enslaved in Lexington, Holmes County, Mississippi, and born about 1840. Her children were  Anderson Moore (b. 1862–d. 1939), Willie Moore (b. 1864), Lafayette (Lafate) Moore (b. 1870–d. 1942), Fred Burns Jr., and Dollie Burns (b. 1877–d. 1926). Samuel W. Moore (b. 1815–d. 1883) was her enslaver and with him, Virginia bore her first three sons. Fred Jr. and Dollie’s father was Fred Burns.

This website is for all of Virginia’s descendants to connect, learn about their history, share, and keep the family legacy and connection going. During her children’s lifetime, they all lived in close proximity to each other, and her grandchildren all the way down the generations still get together every other year, since 1979, to honor her memory and stay connected to each other.