I believe Ferdinand Moore`s parents were Samuel Moore & Melite Oliva. I`ve been trying to trace my 2nd greatgrandmother Mary Moore Morris (b. 1858) of Richland Parish & in the process have checked all Moores on the census there & in the parishes from which Richland was formed in the late 1860`s. I also came across a 1999 message from a Johnny Moore regarding Ferdinand`s parents. I`ll paste that & the census below. I exchanged e-mails with Mr. Moore in March of this year but he has not responded to the last e-mail I sent requesting further info. on this Moore family. I`ll space his e-mail address so It can`t be picked up by "bots" Just put it back together if you want to try to contact him. If you hear anything, please let me know!
My gggrandmother`s brother (at least I`m 99% sure he`s her brother!) William married Rosalie Epinnette in 1879. They lived in Monroe, LA.
From: Johnny Moore jmreese @ bellsouth. net
I am looking Ancestors of Samuel C Moore , he may have been born in S.C.,Ky., or Va. He came to Louisiana around 1830 . He is listed on the 1850 Census of Ouachita Parish #39, He married Melite "Emily" Olivo ,her parenta are J. Pierre Olivo and Julia Etier . I have most of his decendants . I would welcome any help or Questions . THANKS
1850 > LOUISIANA > OUACHITA > 7-WD
Series: M432 Roll: 238 Page: 240
Samuel MOORE, age 47, b. South Carolina ( indexed as SC, could be read as NC on the actual page), carpenter
Mary, 18, b. LA
Ferdinand, 14, b. LA
Angeline, 6, b. LA
Minette, 5, b. LA
Zelia Anne, 4, b. LA