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Re: William Moore, Alice Boynton - late 1800
Posted by: Bert Stevenson Date: June 23, 2000 at 06:50:29
In Reply to: Re: William Moore, Alice Boynton - late 1800 by Bob Kline of 390


I have no record of us corresponding on the Moor/Moore family. But, I could always be mistaken.

I would like very much to obtain additional information on the descendants of William Moore and Elizabeth Pinder. I am including in this response the information I have on them and the sources of that information, plus some questions that you may be able to answer.

First my information:

Richard and Elizabeth (Moor) Pinder

Elizabeth Moor was born on December 6, 1806 at Speeton (Bridlington), England. Elizabeth married Richard Pinder in 1823. They lived in Rudston all their married life. They probably lived on one of the farms owned by the Thorpe Hall estate because both Elizabeth and her son Thomas worked there.

Elizabeth Pinder died in Rudston on May 14, 1832. Her husband, Richard, was coaxed by her during her last sickness to marry her friend, Mary Harrison, who was with her at the time. Richard did marry her and they lived in Hunmanby and had two daughters, Jane and Mahala, but not of our family. Richard died on January 28, 1837 and his wife in March of the same year.

Elizabeth had three sons and one daughter. The two youngest, James and Mary, died young in England. James died of diphtheria. The oldest son, Thomas was born at Hannah Harrison's house in Runmanby on May 14, 1825. Elizabeth's great granddaughter, Bessie Kresge Kline, has a Bible with the births, but not the deaths, recorded of the Pinder family. The Bible was given as a Sunday School gift to Thomas Pinder by Queen Victoria.

Richard Pinder born December 6, 1803
Elizabeth Pinder born December 6, 1806
Thomas Pinder born May 14, 1825
Edmund Pinder born May 30, 1827
James Moor Pinder born March 14, 1829
Mary Pinder born April 26, 1830.

Thomas Pinder talked of his brother Edmund but apparently the older two children died before he was able to remember them. Thomas worked on one of the farms of several hundred acres on the Thorpe Hall estate. Thirty horses were used on the farm. On December 25, 1848, he married Elizabeth Hartley. Her sister, Sarah, married Archibald's son Thomas in 1852. and after his death she married his brother George in 1860.

On April 9, 1849, Thomas Pinder and his wife left Hunmanby for America, arriving in New York on May 20, 1849 and at Wilkes-Barre on May 26, 1849. When Thomas Pinder came, John F. Harrison took his Uncle George's team and went for the goods. Thomas and his family went live at Richard Moor's on the Cunningham farm.

Then the Pinders lived with John Boynton, as he was called to distinguish him from Uncle John Moore. Thomas Pinder worked for William Moore and John Boynton at Nortmoreland. He purchased a farm at Northmoreland in the fall of 1849 and moved on to it in the spring of 1850. Bessie Kresge Kline, Thomas' grand daughter, has a some what different record. Edmund Hartley Pinder, the eldest child, was born on September 27, 1849 at Vernon, PA. He was born in a log house down by the creek on the first farm that Thomas Pinder owned. And, that a little less than two years later, he built the house up on the lane where Jane was born on September 21, 1851, and where the three other children were born.

Soon after Jason's birth, Thomas moved to Illinois for four years returning to Vernon because his wife had fever and ague. He sold the farm, which had a mill, and bought a 49 acre farm from a Mr. Tebb. It was located between Frank Moore's and the Vernon Post Office. In March 1892, his daughter, Emma and family moved in from Luzerne, PA to care for the sick wife. Elizabeth died on June 30, 1892. Thomas afterwards lived with his son Edmund at Centermoreland, PA where he died on June 30, 1905. Thomas and Elizabeth Pinder are buried in the Daily Cemetery, Northmoreland, PA.

Elizabeth's son Edmund was born in May 1827. He married Eliza Scaggs, daughter of George Scaggs, a fisherman who was drowned at sea. George's widow married Thomas Plewes. Edmund and wife and daughter, Jennie, who was probably their only child came to Wilkes-Barre in 1850. Edmund spent seven years learning the tailor trade and work at it in England. They lived in a small brick house in Woodville three years and had five girls sewing for them. The Plewes came from England, had a fever, which he took and died. His widow married Patrick Hickey in 1858, they had a daughter, Lettie who married Torrence Harrison, principle of the Parrish School. Edmund and his wife were buried in a cemetery in Wilkes-Barre. When the cemetery was moved, their bodies were taken to Plymouth and Grandfather Thomas Moor's body was moved to the cemetery at Vernon by William and Thomas Pinder.

Second, the sources of my information:

The primary source is information collected by Mary Harper Moore Gardner and made into a document by Clara and Hattie Gardner. I have the fifth or sixth generation carbon copy that was given to my father in November 1942. I also have a number of obits, newspaper clipping and letters. I have also visited the cemeteries where the Moore’s and their relations are known to be buried. Finally, I have maps of where the family lived in Speeton, Brandus Burton, etc.

Third, questions for you:

Is my information consistent with yours?

Have you seen a copy of the Gardner document?

Can you provide me information on the Pinders? I have been able to find very little information on them.

Did any of your relations attend any of the early Moore Reunions at Harvey’s Lake. I have a newspaper clipping from the 1904 reunion and not able to place where some of the people fit on the family tree.

Your help in answering these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Bert Stevenson

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