The Search for Florentine L. Noah's Ancestry out of N.C., TN, MO
My gr-gr-grandfather, Florentine is buried next to his wife, Mary Ellen Stout at the Kinsey Cemetery near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born in Alamance County North Carolina 27th July 1850. He and Mary (b. 24th June 1855, N.C.)might have been married 1875, Obion, TN, not yet verified.
I began my research back in 2000, but suspended the process after 2003 when my husband and I downsized our life. I still have not reinstalled my Famuly Tree Maker Program, (computer problems), but do have all of my hand written notes.
I suspect that my Family line is that of Peter Noe because I believe I found Florentine in the 1860 census household of Edison H Noah and Margaret "Peggy" Fox. A male child of approximate age of 9-10 was list as "F" out of birth order with the two other toddler-age male and female children. Edison is in the Peter Noe family line.
My contacts with aged cousins (now deceased)provided some family lore that Florentine "did not like his first name" or that he "named himself" and so he was known as FL during his adult life. He was also
overheard to say that he "was a woods-colt." I presume an old euphemism for "illegitimate" child. He allegedly claimed that he "should have been a Spoon."
My research has revealed that the Spoon family name was prevalent in Alamance County where Florentine was born, and in the three surrounding counties. However, I have not been able to complete my Noah family lineage because of the mystery of Florence L.'s parentage.