Alice's mother was named Mary. Some family trees on ancestry.com say she was Mary Margaret Hamilton and some say she was Mary Barry. There seems to be several connections between the Moore, Barry, and Lawson families. Also, Alice's sister Margaret Catherine married a Barry. One of Alice's daughters is named Mary Barry, and her great granddaughter (my maternal 2nd great grandmother) was named Mary Barry Wyche.
Charles and Mary built Walnut Grove Plantation in Spartanburg County in 1765, so this is probably where Alice grew up. The Moores actively aided the Patriots during the Revolutionary War and allowed the militia to muster at their plantation.
|Location of Walnut Grove Plantation in Spartanburg County in northwestern South Carolina (Aerial from Google Earth).|
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Mrs. James W. Fant. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form for Walnut Grove Plantation, May 16, 1970. Electronic document, "Walnut Grove Plantation", accessed March 16, 2014.
Folks Huxford, Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 5. Self published, Homerville, Georgia, 1948, 309.