Person:Elizabeth Moore (173)

Elizabeth Betsy MOORE
d.23 Dec 1883
  • HJean Farque1811 - 1893
  • WElizabeth Betsy MOORE1816 - 1883
m. 22 Jan 1837
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Betsy MOORE
Gender Female
Birth? 3 May 1816 St Martinville, St Martin, Louisiana, United States
Marriage 22 Jan 1837 to Jean Farque
Death? 23 Dec 1883
Burial? Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United StatesMagnolia Cemetery


Family Legend

According to a letter by Ross Newland Jr. written about 1984, "Henry Moore, an English sea captain and trader, owner of a small sailing ship, left England with his 16 yr. old daughter Elizabeth Moore. They sailed to the South La. coast and moved up Bayou Teche to trade. There they met a man named John Falque who was supposed to be 1/4 Acadian French. His people had been forced out of Greenland earlier. Elizabeth and John were attracted to each other but Henry Moore would not let them marry because Elizabeth was too young. (Believed to be 16) Two years later the Moore twosome made another trip and this time Elizabeth and John were married. Sea Captain Moore went back to England. The next trip he brougt his wife with him, sold his ship, and lived with Elizabeth and John Falque."

Of course, this is family legend and doesn't necessarily correspond to factual history gleaned from public census and marriage records.

Source: Warwick/Farque Family Tree on


Jean (John) Farque, son of Joseph Farque and Victoire Broussard, was born in St. Martinville, on 24 June 1811. He died on 13 June 1893 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Ragley, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana S4.

John married Elizabeth "Betsy" Moore in Opelousas, Louisiana, on 22 January 1837. She was born on 03 May 1816, in St. Martinville, Louisiana, and died on 23 December 1883. She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Ragley, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana.

John and Elizabeth had the following children: Caroline, Joseph, Elizabeth, Francis "Fanny", Marry-Renna, Minerva, Lavenia, Daniel Williams, and William Washington.


Jean Farque is listed on the tax rolls for Calcasieu Parish for the years 1865-1872; 1874-1875; 1877; and 1879-1880. S3



  1.   Hunting For Bears, comp. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, Ancestry Family Trees.

    Name: John Fork
    Spouse: Elizabeth Moore
    Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1837
    Marriage Place: St. Landry

  2.   Hébert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers, 1756-1810. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1974-).
  3.   Jeanne LeBlanc Farque. Farque Family of SW LA and SE Texas.
  4.   Find A Grave.