|Posted By:||Susan Manolakos|
|Subject:||Moore in Orange Co|
|Post Date:||April 06, 2000 at 15:07:39|
|Forum:||Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum|
Seeking information on origin and possible connections among any of the following Moore families in Orange Co. before 1800. Very difficult to sort out...too many John and James Moores.
1. Sterling Moore, b c 1767, on Caswell tax dist in 1792 (Hawfields area). Sold tract on south side of Haw Creek in 1799. This is my line. I think he moved to Rowan Co. Possibly connected to Wm. Askew/Asque, James Johnson/Johnston, Kennedy, Atkinson, Pugh, Edwards, Clendinen, Kirk.
2. James, Valentine and William Moore, possibly from Brunswick, Lunenburg, Halifax Co. VA. Also living in Hawfields, Meadow Creek, Motts Crk area a little south of Sterling Moore.
3. A John Moore living just east of Haw River, and w of Collins Creek right on the Chatham Co. border. Seems to have had a partnership with David McSwain who moved out early. Possible family connections to Martin, Robinson, Edwards, Lindsay, Green, Collins, Ruffin families.
4. Another John Moore and wife Mary living on Stoney Creek/Laughlin's Creek area of northern Alamance. Connections to Bowles, Dinning, Tate, Jeffreys. Does anyone know if the Stoney Creek area was part of the "Little Texas" community?
A John and Mary Moore sold land early on west side of Haw River to Phillps. Is this the same couple?
5. Another John Moore, wife possibly Elizabeth, living on Horse Creek near Little River area of northern Durham. Connections to Ray, Robinson, McBroom, Turrentine, Ivy/Ivey. They first arrived in 1757.
6. Early William Moore and wife Judith from Edgecombe Co. and possibly Bertie or Northampton Co. before that. Acquired land on third fork of New Hope Creek in 1750s.
7. Moore for whom "Moore's Creek" was named. This Creek ran north of Eno River a little east of present Hillsboro, near Bucksquarter. I can't find any Moore who had land on this creek but it got it's name from someone.
8. Persons named "Oldfield John Moore", "Captain John Moore", and "John Moore Cooper" and "John Moore, miller" in early Orange records.
9. Seeking location in Orange of Richard Moore, the Quaker, from Exeter Mtg, Pa. Living in or near Orange Co. from 1757-1768 when he moved to Georgia. He appears NOT to have entered or owned any land during this time. Where was he? Possible family connections to Ryan, Lackey, Jenkins, Mooney.
Appreciate help on any of these. They have been extraordinarily difficult to sort out, and I don't know where any of them came from.