John Moore of Lewistown1,2

M, #130, b. circa 1751, d. 6 April 1822
Last Edited: 22 Aug 2019


Father: (?) Moore


Margaret Magill b. c 1765, d. 3 Sep 1822


John Moore Jr.3 b. c 1789, d. Sep 1825
Margaret Ann Moore3 b. c 1791, d. 28 Jul 1803
Lydia J. Moore3 b. c 1794, d. 16 Feb 1846
Rachel Moore3 b. c 1795, d. 26 Jun 1823
Samuel M. Moore3 b. c 1797, d. 19 Aug 1822
Eliza Moore3 b. c 1799, d. 6 Dec 1822
Thomas Moore+2 b. 31 Oct 1801, d. 4 Aug 1888
Margaret Ann Moore3 b. c 1804, d. 30 Apr 1819
James Moore2 b. 14 Feb 1805, d. 28 May 1888
Mary Moore3 b. c 1806, d. 14 Nov 1826
Nancy Moore2 b. 14 Oct 1810, d. 8 Aug 1865


  • Immigration*: between 1810 and 1819; Immigration date range based on birth of Nancy in Ireland per US Census, and on death of Margaret Ann in Marietta, Pa.
  • Note*: The will of William Moore of Lebanon, Pennsylvania written in 1841 states:
    "Item: I give and bequeath unto my Cousins, Thomas Moore, James Moore, Lydia Moore and Nancy Moore of Lewistown, in cash, Four hundred dollars each; and also to them severally, a due Bill of the Millerstown and Lewistown Turnpike Company for one hundred and thirty five Dollars."

    The will of William Moore's sister Frances Moore of Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, who died 1858, states:
    "to the children of my uncle John Moore, Thomas, James and Nancy Moore the sum of 30 dollars each"

    The 'Legacies Paid' section of her probate record:
    "To Thomas Moore, son of John Moore (uncle of testatrix)...
    To James Moore, son of John Moore (uncle of testatrix)...
    To Nancy Moore, daughter of John Moore (uncle of testatrix)..."

    Note that Thomas, James and Nancy were all of the surviving children of John Moore.2,1
  • Note: A record ascribed to William Moore of Lebanon (d. 1841) states:
    "John (?) Moore, uncle d. April 6, 1822 ;
    Mrs. Jas. (?) Moore, aunt d. Sept, 1, 1822:,
    Ann Moore, aunt d. Sept,11, 1822 ;"5
  • Note: A large gravestone in Town Cemetery, Lewistown, records the deaths of John Moore, his wife, eight children, and his sister. The transcription here was made in 1924. FindAGrave has all the same dates, except for his wife Margaret Magill - 1832 here and 1822 on FindAGrave.
    Transcription, with dittos expanded and date format changed:

    Moore, John, d. 6 Apr 1822, 71 yrs
    Moore, Margaret Magill, his Wife, d. 3 Sep 1832, age 57 yrs     
    They were born near Londerry, Ireland, married there and died in Lewistown, Pa.
    Their children
    Moore, Margaret Ann died in Donagal, Ireland 28 Jul 1803, age 12 yrs
    Moore, Margaret Ann died in Marietta, Pa. 30 Apr 1819, age 15 yrs
    Moore, Samuel M., d. 19 Aug 1822, 25 yrs
    Moore, Eliza, d. 6 Dec 1822, 23 yrs
    Moore, Rachel, d. 26 June 1823, 28 yrs
    Moore, John Jr., d. Sept 1825, 36 yrs
    Moore, Mary, d. 14 Nov 1826, 20 yrs
    Moore, Lydia J., d. 16 Feb 1846, 52 yrs
    Moore, Ann, sister of John Sr., d. Sept 1822, 66 yrs3
  • Note: John Moore appears in the 1820 US Census, Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania.
    There are John Moore's in the 1790, 1800, and 1810 censuses in Mifflin and Lancaster counties. But none are particularly close to Lewistown or Marietta.6


  1. [S20] Berks County, Pennsylvania. Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court. FHL microfilm series titled 'Estate files, 1752-1915'. File: Moore, Frances, WD, 1858. FHL microfilm 2368305. On Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Berks, Estates…, images 32-60.
  2. [S98] Lebanon County, Pa. Will of William Moore of Lebanon, 1841. Recorded 15 May 1841 Lebanon Co., Pa., Vol B, p. 588-591. Photocopy obtained from Cordier Antiques, who sold the item at auction held 13 August 13 2005 as part of lot #29. Copy also available on FHL microfilm 21506, and on Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Lebanon, Wills, image 648.
  3. [S102] Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pa., Tombstone Records from Lewistown's Oldest Graveyard, corner of Water and Brown Streets. Copied in 1910 by G. R. Frysinger and Charles R. Zerby, continued in 1924 by G. R. Frysinger and Ben. Ruble. Revised and arranged, in 1950 by Emma Owens Ickes. Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 'Abstracts of Mifflin County, Penna. Wills Book 1 1993-1803'. FHL microfilm 383437, item 2.
  4. [S56]
  5. [S67] Guilford, Billy. 'William Moore record'. One paragraph of the 'Genealogy of the Graff Family', page 6. Referring to William Moore of Lebanon (d. 1841), the paragraph starts "in his family bible are found records of other members of his family who emigrated to America", and goes on to list seventeen people with death dates.
  6. [S165] US Census, accessed on