Silas Ebeneezer MOORE Emily Ann Meese MOORE Mini tree diagram

Mourning Star FOLSOM2

about 17991 - about 18501

Life History

about 1799

Born in Georgia.1

16th Nov 1816

Birth of daughter Emily Ann Meese MOORE in Georgia.3,1,2,4

about 1850

Died in New Salem, Rusk, Texas.1

Other facts


Married Silas Ebeneezer MOORE


  • Mourning Star was the descendant of a line of Choctaw "royalty" and aEuropean trader named Nathaniel Folson.

    Nathaniel and Edmund Folsom, fifth generation from John1, are thefounders of the Choctaw Folsoms.

    It is said that Nathaniel Folsom's father (Israel Folsom) took hisfamily to North Carolina, and then on to Georgia, where Nathaniel hadsome schooling.  Then, then they journeyed to Choctaw country.  Here,Nathaniel (about 19 years of age by now... it was about 1775), hadsome kind of dispute with his father.  The result was that his fatherand the rest of the family left, and Nathaniel stayed behind.  He wasto remain with the Choctaw for the rest of his life.

    Nathaniel ran a trading post, located along an ancient Indian trailthat later became known as the Natchez Trace, and although that wasmore than three hundred years ago, a marker still stands to show wherethe trading post, called "Pigeon's Roost," was found along the NatchezTrace, the main north-south trail to and from the southern parts ofthe country.

    Nathaniel married not only one Choctaw bride, he married two.  At thattime, multiple marriages were common in the Choctaw Nation.  Hemarried two sisters and princesses, descended from a line of highchiefs among the Choctaw.  Their names were I-Ah-Ne-Cha andAi-Ne-Chi-Hoyo. These two wives bore 24 children, 14 of whom lived toadulthood.  The first of these sisters was Aiahnichih Ohoyoh (whichmeans a woman to be preferred above all others).

    She was a niece of Miko Puskush (Infant Chief), who was the father ofthe famous chief, Amosholitubbee. She was a descendant of a long lineof ancient chiefs, and belonged to the most prominent clan, IksaHattakiholihta, one of the two ruling clans, and the only clan fromwhich chiefs were selected, with an exception now and then. Themarriage to her sister was about the same time.
    --  Ancestry Stories,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Lindsey,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #69667768,
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Cooke County, Texas
    • 25 November, Precinct 3, PO Gainesville, page 29, Hse #190, Fam #188
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 1 June, Township 2, District 122, page 1A, Hse/Fam #4

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