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Re: Moore Family-late 1700's
Posted by: Patricia A. Terpstra Date: April 23, 2000 at 00:27:00
In Reply to: Moore Family-late 1700's by Sylvia of 1584

You may have this already. It's from The Tenmile Country & Its Pioneer Families: Thomas Moore settled at the dividing reidge in Margan Twp at the headwatersof Castile Run, where on 10 Feb 1794 he has warranted to him a tract of land under the title of "Dartmouth" He was lving there in 1790, at the head of an adult househodl. He died in Morgan TWp ca 1813 and his will was probated 11 Dec 1813. His wife ws Eunice ______. it is quite possible that Eunice was the second wife of Thomas Moore. There follows a list of his children and who they married and sundry other items about the children. Names of children were: John, Mehitable, Jonathan, Hannah (she married William Berry--would be interested to know if you know more about these two), Jonas, Catherine, Patience, Daniel, Thomas, Jr., Josiah, and Wiliam
Later there is more on the Moore families: All efforts to trace the relationship of the several Moore families who came to the Tenmile Country have met with little success, but it is thought that at least some of them are descendants of a common ancestor. Considering this lack of information it is thought best to treat these families individually, pointing out possible connections if information warrants. Several Moore families were on the west side of the Monongahela River before 1770, with some claiming residence on Muddy Creek as early as 1767.
The Bedford co. tax list for 1772 lists five of the name as heads of families, with one John Moore designated as "living over the river." Certainly the Simeon Moore in this list was also on the west side, for his son's pension applications prove that fact. In the Orphans Court Docket no.3 of Westmoreland Co., PA, dated 13 Oct 1779, is the estate of one John Moore, naming his wife , Ann , ans a number of children. At that date, what is now Greene Co. was considered to be in Westmoreland Co. It sems most likely that he was the John Moore who setted near John Swan's Fort. Children of John and Ann Moore were: Samuel, Robert,William, Sarah, John, Archibald, Thomas, Andrew (more on several of the men, if you connect)
Another John Moore seems to have died in what is now Greene Co aboit 1784 (will book 1, pp. 36),no wife is named...children: Andrew, John, Stoefell (Christopher_)
From the pension applications of John Moore and Thomas Moore, we learn that their father, Simeon Moore was a very early settler on Muddy Creek, possibly as early as 1767. Simeion Moore moved to Kentucky in 1779, where he became a Trustee of the City of Louisville. Before his death he removed to Mercer Co., where his will was made 7 Dec 1813 and probated at Harrodsburg, KY, in Oct 1814 (book 5, p. 104). His wife's name was Keziah______. Children(have more on most): John, Thomas (his widow Elizabeth Harbeson), Samuel, and Druscilla.


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