Allen Irving Moore and his 17 year old daughter Carolyn Adela Moore came to Cocoa in 1884 from Islip, Long Island, New York.
Mr. Moore had to leave his wife and older daughter in Islip when he came to Florida. Mr. Moore was a former carriage maker who came to Cocoa because he had a married sister who lived in Cocoa with her husband. His health was poor, and he felt the climate would help him.
He must have been right, because he lived to age 84.
Carolyn told her descendant Marion Jackson that she used to sing for the Indians who came into town to shop and who camped along the Indian River at the foot of what is now Little John Lane in Rockledge.
They are buried in Cocoa Cemetery near the water tower.
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