Samuel Moore of Stouchsburg1

M, #219, b. circa 1786, d. 12 January 1848
Last Edited: 30 Aug 2017

Family:

Maria (?) b. c 1789, d. 2 Jan 1877

Children:

Samuel Moore+6,1 b. 9 Apr 1817, d. 12 May 1889
Mary Ann Moore+7,1 b. 21 Nov 1818, d. 29 Nov 1889
Catharine Moore+7,1 b. Jan 1821, d. 13 Sep 1906
James Tillum Moore6,1 b. c 1822, d. 28 Feb 1879
Frances Moore+7,1 b. Jun 1824, d. b 27 Nov 1906
John Moore+7,1 b. 18 Jul 1826, d. 11 Jul 1908
Lydia Moore13 b. 16 Dec 1828, d. 21 Aug 1829
George W. Moore14 b. 12 Mar 1831, d. 13 Aug 1833
Rachel Jane Moore+7,1,6 b. Jun 1835, d. 15 Nov 1905

Notes

  • Note*: Ann Gray in her 1841 will made the following bequest, among many others:
    "to Samuel Moore of Stauchsburg one hundred dollars".

    Frances Moore in her 1848 will made the following bequest, among many others:
    "to the children of my cousin Samuel Moore late of Stouchsburg the sum of 200 dollars..to my cousin Fanny Hartzler the sum of 100 dollars exclusive of her part of the former bequest"

    The 'Legacies Paid' portion of her estate papers includes the following:
    "To children of Samuel Moore late of Stouchsburg cousin of testatrix as follows:
    James Moore...
    Samuel Moore...
    Mary A. Searle...
    Catharina M. Taylor...
    Rachel Moore...
    John Moore...
    Frances Hertzler...
    To Fanny Hertzler, cousin of testatrix..."5,1
  • Note: Samuel Moore's parents and origins are unknown. His children, consistently, in ten different census recordings, reported that their father's birthplace as Pennsylvania, so that much seems fairly certain. One document states that he was born in Reading. But that source, his son John's 1906 death certificate, completed by a grand-daughter's husband one hundred and twenty years after the event, needs further corroboration. Any help finding supporting information would be appreciated.

    Some Ancestry Family Trees state that Samuel's father was named John Moore, but none, found so far, give an iota of evidence linking the names.
  • Note: Will of Samuel Moore of Marion Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    Written 12 Feb 1847, codicil 18 Nov 1847, proved 18 Jan 1848.
    Use of house which I occupy in Marion Twp. to wife.
    Wife to receive annually interest on $5,000.
    She to maintain daughter Rachel until of age.
    Estate to be divided equally among heirs.
    Executors sons Samuel Moore & James Tillum Moore.

    The account filed 1 Nov 1850 includes payments to legatees:
    Thomas Searle & wife
    B. F. Taylor & wife
    Ephraim Hartzler & wife
    John Moore
    Guardian of Rachel Jane Moore
    Executors Samuel Moore & James Tillum Moore.6
  • Note: On 9 July 1878 four of the children of Samuel Moore acknowledged receipt of $1,036.68 each from the executors of his estate, Samuel Moore and James T. Moore. They were:
    John Moore,
    Mary A. Searle late Mary A. Moore & Thomas S. Searle her husband,
    Catharine M. Taylor (late Catharine Moore) and B. Franklin Taylor her husband,
    Rachel J Brown late Rachel J Moore and George L. Brown her husband.
    Recorded in Berks Co. Pa. Records, Miscellaneous Book 23, page 69.7
  • Note: Deed of Assignment: On 27 Dec 1821 William Moore of the Borough of Reading merchant granted to Samuel Moore of Berks County merchant "all my share purpost and interest in the debts dues and demands due and owing to the late firm of William and Samuel Moore unpaid to Samuel Moore or myself...Samuel Moore will collect all the debts...which can be collected and will apply the proceeds towards a debt due to the office of discount and deposit of the Bank of Pennsylvania at Reading and any other debt which may be due by the late firm of William and Samuel Moore...". Recorded Berks Co. Miscellaneous Vol. A1, p. 20.8
  • Note: Deed: On 29 Jun 1822 George D. B. Keim and William Moore of Lebanon Esqs. assignees of William Moore of the Borough of Reading merchant granted to Samuel Moore of Tulpehocken Twp., in consideration of $185, lot #12 in the Borough of Reading, a 60 foot by 230 foot lot east of Callowhill St. William Moore had purchased the lot 21 Oct 1800, Berks Co. Deed Book A Vol. 17, page 308, and assigned it to Keim and Moore by deed of Trust 5 Jan 1822, Berks Co. Deeds Book A Vol. 32, page 157. Recorded 3 Apr 1826 Berks Co. Deeds, Vol. 35, page 457.

    Deed: On 22 Mar 1826 Samuel Moore of Tulpehocken Twp. merchant and Maria his wife granted to Daniel D.B. Keim of Reading merchant, in consideration of $350, lot #112 in the Borough of Reading, 60 ft. by 230 ft. on east side of Callowhill St. Recorded 3 Apr 1826 Berks Co. Deeds Vol. 35, page 458.2
  • Note: On 1 Apr 1836 George Lechner granted to Samuel Moore of Tulpehocken Twp. merchant, in consideration of $800, a lot in Stouchsburg fronting the Berks and Dauphin Turnpike, 44 feet by 330 feet. Recorded 25 Oct 1907, Berks Deeds Book 344, p. 123.9
  • Note: First Deed: On 1 Apr 1847 the heirs of Elizabeth Anspach granted to Samuel Moore of Marion Twp. a tract in Marion Twp. of 42 acres and 14 perches. Recorded 3 Apr 1847 Berks Co. Deeds Book 53, page 144.

    Second Deed: On 2 Apr 1847 Samuel Moore and Maria his wife granted to Joseph Brendel, in consideration of $3,737.95, the tract of land in Marion Twp. containing 42 acres and 14 perches. Recorded 3 Apr 1847 Berks Co. Deeds, Book 53, p. 147.3
  • Note: On 1 Jan 1855 Samuel Moore and Mary Ann his wife and John Moore and Eliza his wife all of the City of Philadelphia, Thomas S Searle and Mary Ann his wife, James T. Moore (singleman), Ephraim Hartzler and Frances his wife and Rachel Moore of Stouchstown Berks County heirs of the late Samuel Moore of Stouchstown granted to B. Franklin Taylor of Heidelberg Twp. Berks Co., in consideration of one dollar, a lot of ground near the Schuylkill River in the city of Reading containing forty perches of land. Recorded 5 April 1880 Berks Deeds Book 134, p. 614.10
  • Note: Deed: On 1 April 1878 Samuel Moore and James T. Moore executors of the will of Samuel Moore of Marion Twp. granted to Daniel Fegely, in consideration of $445, lot #13 in the village of Stouchsburg, Berks County, bounded on the north by the Berks and Dauphine Turnpike, 50 feet by 250 feet. The lot had purchased 15 April 1828 by Samuel Moore, and by the terms of his will, it was to be sold after the decease of his widow. Recorded 10 May 1879 Berks Co. Deed Book 133, p. 274.11
  • Note: Record of Burial Place of Veteran
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Military Affairs
    Berks County
    Name: Samuel Moore 61
    Birth: 1786 Death: 1-12-1848
    Veteran of War 1812. Served in: Army
    Dates of Service: 8-28-1812 to 8-26-1813
    Organization: Paymasters, Capt. John Phillips Co.
    Rank: Private
    Cemetery: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Marion Twp., Pa.
    Location of grave in Cemetery: On North of Church, Row 24 Grave No. 4
    Headstone: Marble
    Information given by: G. H. Shappell (Grave Registrar) 3-2-193612

Citations

  1. [S13] 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 FamilySearch.org Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Berks, Estates…, images 32-60.
  2. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Deed, Book: 35, page: 457. Samuel Moore & wife Maria, grantors, 1826.
  3. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Deed, Book: 53, Page: 144 & 147. Samuel Moore & wife Maria, grantors, 1847.
  4. [S24] FindAGrave.com.
  5. [S11] Berks County, Pa., Will Register, No. 8, p. 522-523. Will of Ann Grey of Womelsdorf, dated 24 August 1841, proved 29 Aug 1843. FHL microfilm 20728. FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S50] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Pennsylvania. URL: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196, Berks Co., Estate Papers, Folder: 'Moore, Samuel, MR 1848'. Viewed on 'Estates 1800-1850 Miller, Michael-Moser, Weirich', image 1617.
  7. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Miscellaneous, Book: 23, page: 69. Samuel Moore heirs.
  8. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Miscellaneous, Book: 1, Page: 20.
  9. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Deed, Book: 344, Page: 123.
  10. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Deed, Book: 134, Page: 614.
  11. [S8] Berks County, Pa., Open Records, Recorder of Deeds Online Services. URL: https://countyfusion4.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do, Vol: Deed, Book: 133, Page: 274.
  12. [S4] Ancestry.com, 'Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012': Samuel Moore.
  13. [S24] FindAGrave.com, Lydia Moore, 1829, Stouchsburg.
  14. [S24] FindAGrave.com, George W. Moore, 1833, Stouchsburg.