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  • ID: I1115
  • Name: William MOORE
  • Surname: Moore
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1719 in ,,NJ
  • Death: Sep 1799 in ,Madison Co., KY
  • Reference Number: r1115
  • _UID: B4956D888D62D611872CADF2889C830E1BDC
  • Note:
    From: Sue Wilcox-Hosbach Email: 8 Jan 2005 William MOORE, Sr. Birth: abt 1719 NEW JERSEY Death: Sep 1799 Madison Co., KENTUCKY Religion: Presbyterian Father: Edward MOORE (1695-1744) Mother: Dinah Marriage to Margaret HUDSPETH, 1745 Granville Co., NORTH CAROLINA
    Children {Note: The twelve childless years seem incredible.]
    1 M: William II MOORE Birth: 1757 VIRGINIA or NORTH CAROLINA
    2 M: Joseph MOORE Birth: 1759 Surry, NORTH CAROLINA (Granville, NORTH CAROLINA 3 F: Jane MOORE Birth: 1762 Surry, NORTH CAROLINA (Granville, NORTH CAROLINA) 4 M: Andrew MOORE Birth: bef 1767 Surry or Granville NORTH CAROLINA 5 M: Wright MOORE Birth: abt 1768 Surry or Granville, NORTH CAROLINA 6 F: Anna MOORE Birth: 1769 Clinch River, VIRGINIA
    7 M: James W MOORE Birth: 1769 Surry Co., NORTH CAROLINA or Clinch River, VIRGINIA 8 F: Elizabeth (Isabella) MOORE Birth: abt 1770 Clinch River, VIRGINIA 9 F: Margaret (Peggy) MOORE Birth: 1778 Crab Orchard Creek, Kentucky Co., VIRGINIA
    [Note: This researcher does not list as William & Margaret's child,
    Nancy Catherine MOORE (rin 5223), born 8 March 1770, "allegedly married" 23 Sep 1787 in VA to Robert HUDSPETH.]

    Sue Wilcox-Hosbach's Notes for William MOORE, Sr. l. Possibly one of the first settlers in the area south of Boonesborough, Kentucky 2. William Moore served as a delegate to the Transylvania Convention about September 1775, just a couple of weeks after Richard Henderson and Daniel Boone of the Transylvania Company led the first group of settlers through the Cumberland Gap to Boonesborough. (Chinn, 1973. Kentucky-Settlement to Statehood 1750 - 1800.) 3. William and Margaret Moore received a Virginia Land Grant in 1780 for 400 acres in Lincoln Co., Kentucky. 4. On February 20, 1787 they sold this land to Samuel Davis for 1000 pounds, according to the Court records in Lincoln Co., Kentucky. 5. The tax records of Madison County (formed from Lincoln Co. in1786) show that there were living on a farm near Paint Lick Creek and Silver Creek and paid taxes in 1790. 6. John Ogan's property was on Silver Creek. (John Ogan is one of our distant cousins.) 7. William Moore was recommended as a Lieutenant of the Kentucky Militia in the January Court of Lincoln Co., in 1781.

    From notes to Sue Wilcox in August 2003 from Frank Slaven in Mesa, Arizona, a Douglass Researcher
    We find a William Moore reported to have settled on the Clinch River, and ventured to Kentucky with Richard Henderson, and became a delegate at the Boonesborough Convention, and who claimed land on Crab Orchard Run. I believe that he is our William Moore.
    The history accounts indicate that William Moore built what was called Moore's Fort, on the Clinch River in about 1769. Also there is a story relating that in 1773, Daniel Boone led a party heading for Kentucky, including his family. But that party was ambushed by an Indian raiding party, Daniel's plans failed, and he lost one of his sons in that raid. Daniel took his family to William Moore's - Moore's Fort - , to recover from that experience. In 1774, Daniel Boone was the Militia Officer in charge of the Militia Troops stationed at Moore's Fort. In addition to his military assignments, Daniel also had a relationship with Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Co. He was sent out by Henderson, to examine the area of land claimed by the Cherokee Indian Nation, and very quickly Henderson sent Daniel Boone, and a crew of 30 axemen, to make the Cumberland Gap more passable, and to open up a road or way to travel to the Kentucky River, where the settlement became known as Boonesborough. Then in a couple of days, Henderson led a group of men and settlers, and they met Daniel and his axemen at Boonesborough. William Moore was in that first party of settlers brought through the Cumberland Gap.
    From the DRAPER PAPERS #5B81 -- Captain William Moore had a fort located near the southern bank of the Clinch River, in which Daniel Boone, David Gass, and others, with their families took refuge during the Indian War of 1774. In 1775, he followed Boone into Kentucky. He held a seat in the Boonesborough Convention, and was in Clark's Campaign of 1780. Settled and died near the Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., Kentucky.

    From Ancestry's REDBOOK, 1992 edition -- Kentucky was a part of Virginia until it became a state in 1792. In 1774 Richard Henderson purchased from the Native Americans all land lying between the Ohio, Kentucky, and Cumberland rivers for his Transylvania Company. Daniel Boone blazed the trail from the Cumberland Gap (at the junction of present-day Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee) to the interior. This path became known as the Wilderness Road. In 1775 Boonesborough was established as headquarters of the Transylvania Company.
    During the Revolutionary War the settlements of Kentucky were virtually ignored by the Virginia government. Troubles with native tribes, lack of military assistance, and isolation from the eastern portion of Virginia precipitated agitation for Kentucky's statehood. Between 1784 and 1790, nine conventions met to demand statehood, which was granted in 1792.

    Transcribed from copies of the original will.
    Written 15 Sep 1799, Probated 1 Oct 1799 in Madison Co., Kentucky court..
    In the name of God, Amen. I William Moore knowing the uncertainty of life, and being of a low state of health, but sound in judgement do make this last will and testement in the manner and form following. First of all I commit my soul to God who gave it. And body to be decently burried at the direction of my executor and my good friends. Then I wish and order my funeral expenses, and all of my just debts to be paid by the executors of my estate. Then as for wordly goods which the blessings of God have bestowed on me, both real and personal.
    First of all I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Moore, two hundred and fifty acres of land where she now lives, during her natural life. Then at her death the two hundred and fifty acres, to fall to my son Right Moore. I also will her her all of the house all furnityre. Then I bequeath to my sons, Joseph Moore to hundred acres of land where he is now living according to his deed. Then I will and bequeath to my son William Moore two hundred acres of land to include the improvement made by Samuel Kelly. And to join also ______ Walker on the west. Then I bequeath to my son James Moore, two hundred acres to join Joseph Moore on the west including his improvement. Then I Will and bequeath to Martin Glenn {Anna's husband} one hundred acres of land shall be taken. Joining said Martin Glenn's hundred acres to satisfy a debt due the heirs of Alexander Douglass, deceased. Also I will and bequeath to William Glenn {Second husband of Jane Moore Douglass} one hundred acres of land where he now lives. Being part of (an?) entry. Then I will and bequeath to Hugh Glann {husband of Margaret "Peggy"} one hundred acres of land out of said entry if obtained, if not to come out of the preemption. Then I will that the balance of the said entry shall be sold, when obtained and equally divided among my children. Only Jean Glenn, whose share I allow the heirs of Alexander Douglass, deceased. Then I will and bequeath to my Granddaughter Betsy Burnsides {Betsey Burnsides became the wife of James Simeral Douglass} the said land where the Burnsides now live, the said to their heirs forever.
    And this I desire to be my last will and testment deanualing all of all wills prior to this date. Written this 15th day of September 1799. I will and bequeath my son James Moore to be my executor, otherwise James McCormack David Elliot Joseph Glenn Lewis Allen. William Moore At a court session held for Madison County on Tuesday 1st day of October 1799. This last well was proved to be the last will and testament of William Moore. Declared by oath of David Elliot, and Joseph Glenn. Witnesses theret 11. And ordered to be recorded. Teste: Will Irvine.
    (Data within parentheses are my comments.
  • Change Date: 30 Apr 2007 at 07:07:44

    Father: Edward MOORE b: ABT 1695
    Mother: Dinah wife Edward MOORE

    Marriage 1 Margaret HUDSPETH b: ABT 1725 in ,Henrico Co., VA
    • Married: BEF 1757 in ,Granville, NC
    1. Has No Children William MOORE b: ABT 1757 in ,,VA or NC
    2. Has No Children Joseph MOORE b: ABT 1759 in ,,NC
    3. Has No Children Jane MOORE b: ABT 1762 in ,,NC
    4. Has No Children Andrew MOORE b: BEF 1767 in ,,NC
    5. Has No Children Wright MOORE b: ABT 1768 in ,,NC
    6. Has No Children James MOORE b: ABT 1769 in ,,NC or VA
    7. Has Children Anna MOORE b: ABT 1769 in Clinch River,,VA
    8. Has Children Elizabeth (Isabella) MOORE b: ABT 1770 in Clinch River,,VA
    9. Has No Children Margaret (Peggy) MOORE b: ABT 1778 in Crab Orchard Creek, Kentucky VA
    10. Has Children Nancy Catherine maybe MOORE b: 8 Mar 1770
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