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MOOREs from Dungannon, please help!
Posted by: Joyce Wallace (ID *****2627) Date: February 07, 2012 at 10:20:36
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My MOORE family was in Scott Co., VA near present day Dungannon, in 1819, and likely much earlier. Isaac Moore and wife Priscilla sold land there in October 1819, before moving to Kentucky.

Isaac is found along with a John Moore, being assigned road work duty in 1809 in Russell County, likely in this same area of Dungannon, (since it didn't become Scott County until 1814) This man John Moore also moved to Kentucky and lived near Isaac Moore. A probable sister, Sarah Moore, who was married to Charles Anderson, also lived next to them. Isaac's first wife died, and John Moore paid his bond for the second marriage. Sarah Moore Anderson died, and Isaac Moore paid the bond when her husband remarried.

By mid 1840s, John Moore moved to Roane Co., WV. He died there, leaving a death record which names his father as Henderson Moore. All of his children have not yet been identified, including a man, Josiah Moore, believed to be his son, and who lived next door to John's widow in 1870.

My Isaac Moore descendants have had DNA testing with identical results coming from descendants of two different sons. A great-grandson of Josiah Moore, the man believed to be John Moore's son, has also been tested, with a 36 out of 37 match to ours, meaning we're very close kin.

Now, finally 7 or 8 years later, we finally have a very close match with a person from Fintona, a village about 24 miles north of Dungannon, Ireland!

Have any of the MOOREs from Scott County been tested? Do any of the Moores from the Dungannon area have documented ancestry back beyond 1800, which might be helpful to me?

A full lineage proven back to Adam and Eve would be appreciated, but I'll settle for very small leads and crumbs of information.

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