DESENDANTS OF WILLIAM MOORE
Submitted by Betty Moore
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 MOORE was born Bef. 1700 in Possibly Va ., and died Abt. 1774 in Bladen County.
He married UNKNOWN.
Notes for WILLIAM MOORE:
William Moore resided on the northwest branch of the Cape Fear River in old Bladen County, North
Carolina. He was a planter and brick mason, according to the records gave a church site to the
Baptist Church. He had four sons: William, James, John and Matthew. Most of the old Bladen rcords of
that early day are missing due to two fires, but William Moore's lands included 300 acres on
Harrison's Creek, just west of the Cape Fear, in which he was joint patentee with one Benjamin Clark.
It was in1758 that he donated two acres to the Baptist Society, the deed being witnessed by Benjamin
Singleterry and Thomas Vince.
Children of WILLIAM MOORE and UNKNOWN are:
i. WILLIAM2 MOORE.
ii. JOHN MOORE.
iii. JAMES MOORE.
2. iv. MATTHEW MOORE, b. Abt. 1754; d. 1825, Cumberland Co..
Generation No. 2
2. MATTHEW2 MOORE (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1754, and died 1825 in Cumberland Co.. He married PRUDENCE.
Notes for MATTHEW MOORE:
The marriage records are missing due to two fires at the court house.
Children of MATTHEW MOORE and PRUDENCE are:
i. BENJAMIN3 MOORE, b. 1780.
ii. HARDY MOORE.
iii. PERRY MOORE, b. 1782; m. ELIZABETH BRANTLEY, February 14, 1822.
iv. PRUDENCE MOORE, b. 1784; m. RICHARD PARKER.
v. EDNEY MOORE, b. 1785; m. WILLIAM STANCIL.
3. vi. JOHN MOORE, b. 1787, Cumberland Co., North Carolinia; d. 1843, Leon County, Florida.
vii. SILAS MOORE, b. 1793, Cumberland County; m. ELIZABETH RYALS, October 05, 1816, Cumberland County,
viii. BRITAIN (BRITTON) MOORE, b. 1802, Cumberland County, North Carolina; m. MARY PARKER, May 05, 1819,
Cumberland County, North Carolina.
ix. UNKNOWN MOORE, b. 1804; m. MASON HARVILL.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHN3 MOORE (MATTHEW2, WILLIAM1) was born 1787 in Cumberland Co., North Carolinia, and died 1843 in Leon
County, Florida. He married PENELOPE JOHNSON March 09, 1807 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, daughter
of HARDY JOHNSON and REBECCA. She was born 1789 in Southampton County, Va., and died 1839 in Leon County
or Jefferson Co Florida.
Notes for JOHN MOORE:
John Moore was in the War of 1812 and was a sergeant in the 2nd Company, 1st Regiment, Benjamin Moore,
Lewis Moore, and a young man by the name of Ebenezer Folsom, grandson of the notable Col. Ebenezer Folsom
of Revolutionary renown.
Notes for PENELOPE JOHNSON:
Penelope Johnson was the daughter of Hardy Johnson Jr. who was born about 1740 when Southampton was part
of Isle of Wight County, Virginia and granddaughter of Hardy Johnson (Johnston) Sr. Her mother was Rebecca
who may have been his second wife. There is a marriage bond for Hardy Johnson and Sarah Jones, February 4, 1807
in Cumberland County, with John Spence as surety. It stands to reason that Rebecca died between
January 16, 1804 and August 15, 1805. She signed a deed to son, William, in 1804, but did not sign
the deed to her son Silas in 1805.
Children of JOHN MOORE and PENELOPE JOHNSON are:
i. REBECCA4 MOORE, b. 1808; m. MAJOR SURLES; b. 1810, North Carolina.
4. ii. HARDY MOORE, b. August 23, 1809, Cumberland County, North Carolina; d. March 09, 1862, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas.
iii. EDNEY MOORE, b. 1811; m. JOHN DAWKINS; b. 1803, Georgia.
iv. NANCY MOORE, b. 1815, Cumberland County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM MILLS, April 03, 1834,
v. SUSANNAH F. MOORE, b. 1818; m. LEVI MASSEY, November 06, 1838, Jefferson County, Florida;
b. 1813, North Carolina.
5. vi. ANDREW JACKSON MOORE, b. 1822.
Generation No. 4
4. HARDY4 MOORE (JOHN3, MATTHEW2, WILLIAM1) was born August 23, 1809 in Cumberland County, North Carolina,
and died March 09, 1862 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. He married EDITH BERILLA FOLSOM March 01, 1833 in
Georgia, daughter of EBENEZER FOLSOM and NANCY MONFORT. She was born January 31, 1815 in Georgia, and died
March 14, 1853 in Leon County, Florida.
Children of HARDY MOORE and EDITH FOLSOM are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH5 MOORE, b. February 01, 1834.
ii. WILLIAM EBENEZER MOORE, b. January 09, 1836.
iii. HENRY MOORE, b. January 29, 1838.
iv. NANCY ANN MOORE, b. January 15, 1840.
v. SUSAN PENELOPE MOORE, b. February 1842; d. March 18, 1843.
Notes for SUSAN PENELOPE MOORE:
Susan Penelope was with a servant attendent who was washing clothes in a pool, little Susan Penelope, thirteen
months of age, slipped or toddled into the water unobserved and drowned, March 18, 1843.
vi. JOHN MOORE, b. June 09, 1844, Leon County, Florida; d. February 08, 1913, Lamar County , Texas;
m. SARAH ALLEN PITTS, Abt. 1865; b. Abt. 1849, Giles County, Tenn; d. 1935, Texarkana, Bowie County,
More About JOHN MOORE:
Burial: Lamar County , Texas
More About SARAH ALLEN PITTS:
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park
vii. PENCIE IDELLA MOORE, b. September 14, 1846.
viii. EDITH LURETTA MOORE, b. November 18, 1848.
ix. MARGARETTA LUVINA MOORE, b. January 05, 1851.
x. IDONIRAM JUDSON MOORE, b. February 17, 1853.
5. ANDREW JACKSON4 MOORE (JOHN3, MATTHEW2, WILLIAM1) was born 1822. He married (1) RACHEL FOLSOM
May 17, 1842 in Florida. She was born 1820 in Georgia. He married (2) MARY FOLSOM September 30, 1852
in Jefferson County Florida. She was born June 11, 1827 in Georgia, and died June 13, 1879 in Blossom,
Lamar County, Texas.
Children of ANDREW MOORE and RACHEL FOLSOM are:
i. MARTHA5 MOORE, b. 1844.
ii. SYDNEY MOORE, b. 1846.
iii. WILLIAM BRYANT MOORE, b. 1849.
Children of ANDREW MOORE and MARY FOLSOM are:
iv. JOHN "JACK"5 MOORE, b. 1856.
v. RICHARD MOORE, b. 1857; d. June 06, 1918, Lamar County , Texas.
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