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From: "James L. Gore" <>
Subject: [GORE-L] LOUISE GORE
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 19:36:41 +0100
Reference is made to your posting of 24 August 2000 regarding the
connection between Maryland State Senator Louise Gore and former U. S.
Vice-President Al Gore Jr. Joyce Locke sent you a partial answer to your
query and mentioned that I would have picked up on such a connection. I
have just recently got on line so I did not see your posting until I went
through Lowell's reading folder which he prepares for me each year when I
come to the Indiana farm to visit him and Jerry. I do not see where anyone
else has responded to your query.
The relationship between Louise Gore and Al Gore Jr. is 2nd
cousin. Their common set of ancestors are Charles Claiborne Gore Sr. and
Elizabeth Robinson which are their great grandparents. Louise is descended
from their 5th child Benton Lemuel Gore (her grandfather) and Henry Grady
Gore Sr. (her father). Al Jr. is descended from their 6th child Allen Gore
(his grandfather) and Albert Arnold Gore Sr. (his father).
The foregoing information was taken from my article in THE GORE FAMILY
NEWSLETTER, Volume 1, No. 3 (Jul-Sep 1993), pages 246-251.
Whoever said in the article that you read that Louise Gore is
related to Gore Vidal is totally mistaken (unless of course one can make a
connection through Noah). I have traced Al Gore Jr's lineage back to his
8th GGF (my 7th GGF) John Gore who immigrated to Lancaster (now Middlesex)
County, VA from England in 1653. Gore Vidal's ancestry, on the other hand,
can be traced to the progenitor of his family James Gore (born 1680) of
Prince Georges County, MD. These two lines do not cross.
Louise Gore was never the family historian of her family;
however, her father Grady did a lot of work on his family using the
research notes of Miss Carrie Gore of Gainesboro, TN as his foundation. I
attempted to contact Grady before his death in 1980 but his wife and
daughter sheltered him from any contacts with any other researchers. Ac
cording to a personal close friend of this family, all of Grady's research
notes were destroyed. I have also made several attempts to contact Louise
Gore in the past twenty years as well as her three siblings; however, none
of them have ever responded to any of my letters. A real family historian
would never refuse to correspond with other researchers in his or her
family. Therefore, the claim that Louise was the family historian is
without any support as far as I can determine.
I trust that the above comments satisfy your query.
James L. Gore, 4277 Dasher Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636
Research editor for THE GORE FAMILY NEWSLETTER
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