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Mary E. Moore (Bent)

Also Known As: "Ho-Ka"
Birthplace: Las Animas County, Colorado, United States of America
Death: May 06, 1878 (40)
Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado, United States
Place of Burial: Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. William Wells Bent and Mis-Stan-Sta "Owl Woman" Bent
Wife of Judge Robison Malory Moore
Mother of William Bent Moore; George T. Moore; Nellie Henrietta Davies; Daisy Mattie Lakin; Agnes Monroe and 3 others
Sister of Robert Bent; George Bent (CSA), Cheyenne warrior and Julia Guerrier
Half sister of George Bent (CSA), Cheyenne warrior; Julia Guerrier; Charley Bent, Cheyenne warrior; Robert Bent; Robert Bent and 1 other

Managed by: Linda Carr Buchholz, Kit # FW864...
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About Mary E. Moore

On October 14, 1865, the Arapaho and Cheyenne of the Upper Arkansas valley made a treaty with the US government. US representatives included Bent and Kit Carson, who was Special Commissioner. The US apologized to the Arapaho and Cheyenne for the Sand Creek Massacre. Some of the tribe members did not approve of the treaty, which would limit them to a reservation south of the Arkansas River, rather than their traditional territory to the north, which was larger.[79]

As part of the treaty, four of Bent's children, as Cheyenne, were each awarded 640 acres land on a reservation south of the Arkansas River, between Red Creek and Buffalo Creek:[80]

Mary Bent Moore and her three children: Adia Moore, William Bent Moore and George Moore George Bent Charles Bent (He was later killed by US Indian scouts; in 1869 most of the Dog Soldiers band was killed during the Battle of Summit Springs by Pawnee scouts and US forces.) Julia Bent Robert Bent was awarded 640 acres in Sulphur Springs, north of the Arkansas River.[81]

William Bent assisted in the negotiation of the treaty with the Kiowa and Comanche on October 18, 1865.[82] ----------------------------- Mary E. Bent Moore BIRTH 22 Jan 1838 Las Animas County, Colorado, USA DEATH 6 May 1878 (aged 40) Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado, USA BURIAL Las Animas Cemetery Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado, USA PLOT Block 174, Lot 10. MEMORIAL ID 153498750 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 2 Mary, the daughter of Colonel William Wells Bent, was named for her father's favorite sister. Her Cheyenne name was Ho-ka. Her mother was Owl Woman, a Southern Cheyenne.

Bent County (named in honor of frontier trader William Bent) was created by the Colorado legislature on February 6, 1874, when Greenwood County, created only four years earlier, was dissolved and divided between Bent and Elbert counties. At the time of its creation, it included a large portion of southeastern Colorado. In 1889, Bent County acquired its current borders when it lost much of its territory to the newly created Cheyenne, Lincoln, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties.

Las Animas Cemetery was previously named Bent Cemetery.

Family Members Parents Photo William Wells Bent 1809–1869

Photo Mis-Stan-Sta Bent unknown–1847

Spouse Photo Robison Malory Moore 1832–1894 (m. 1860)

Siblings Photo George Bent 1843–1918

Julia Bent Guerrier 1844–1932

Children Photo William Bent Moore 1862–1896

Photo George T. Moore 1864–1901

Nellie Henrietta Moore Davies 1867–1946

Photo Daisy Mattie Moore Lakin 1870–1943

Photo Agnes Moore Monroe 1872–1916

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Mary E. Moore's Timeline

January 22, 1838
Las Animas County, Colorado, United States of America
January 15, 1861
Westport Landing, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
New Mexico
Las Animas, Bent, Colorado, USA
Age 31
Bent, Colorado Territory, USA
February 9, 1872
Colorado, USA