David Moore1,2

M, #395, b. circa 1760, d. between March 1820 and December 1821
  • Birth*: circa 1760; Chester Co., Pennsylvania; Birth year a guess based on brother James' birth.
  • Death*: between March 1820 and December 1821; Dies after assigning his debts, and before William Moore is only surviving administrator of Judge James Moore.3,4
Last Edited: 17 May 2020

Parents:

Father: Judge James Moore1 b. 1730, d. 31 Mar 1802
Mother: Elizabeth Whitehill1 b. c 1732, d. 25 Jun 1815

Notes

  • Note*: David Moore of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania was the son of Judge James Moore and the cousin of brothers William Moore of Reading and Samuel Moore of Lebanon. In an 1800 deed he was called an attorney at law, and in later deeds 'Esquire'.

    David and William appear together in various deeds and probates, which are cited below.

    No evidence of his birth, death, or any marriage were found by this compiler, nor of children. The only deed that might name a wife, a mortgage in 1806, does not. He died intestate, but the only record appears to be the administrators bond, by James Moore, who could be his brother or not.
  • Note: On 9 June 1820 William Moore of the Borough of Reading merchant assigned to John Reynolds of the City of Lancaster gentleman a debt of $7000 and interest owed to William Moore by David Moore of Chester County on a bond given by David Moore for money advanced to David Moore by William Moore. William Moore also gave power of attorney to John Reynolds to collect this assigned debt. This assignment was made in consideration of and for the better securing the payment of £2276.8.6 and interest from 22 Dec 1819 owed by William Moore to John Reynolds.
    Recorded 8 Aug 1820 Chester County Deeds Book P3, page 534. Viewed on FamilySearch.org, image 354.

    See notes about this debt under John Reynolds in this database.5
  • Note: Chester County probate index:

    Name: Moore, David
    Residence: W. Nantmeal
    Letters: Apr 30 1822, James Moore
    Surity: £500, Robert Morton, Richd. Walker
    Inv: blank
    Acct: blank
    No of papers: 7112 [Estate #. not on Family Search]
    Admin Docket: 3 153 [not on Family Search]6,7
  • Note: Timeline of deeds and probates in which David Moore is a party:

    19 May 1795     Will of Samuel Moore: appoints executors "my brother William Moore and my cousin David Moore of Chester". (Dauphin, 1A, 317)

    4 Mar 1796     David purchases 59 acre tract in Honey Brook Township (formerly West Nantmeal). (Chester, O2, 493; FS 270)

    by 15 July 1796     David has renounced executorship of Samuel Moore. (Dauphin Deeds, 1I, 414)

    10 Jun 1800     David purchases from parents 226 acre in Springton Manor, West Nantmeal. (Chester, T2, 468; FS 496)

    23 Mar 1802     Agreement: David to buy father's 170 acres, parents to live there [father immediately dies]. (Chester, V2, 376; FS 192)

    24 Jun 1802     Probate of Judge James, intestate. David & Wm Moore administrators bond. Inventory: debts of sons James insolvent, John and David. Account 1821, see below. (Chester, Estate no 4937)

    26 Mar 1803     David purchases 240 acre West Nantmeal, Springton Manor #9. (Chester, W-2, 556; FS 764) (sold by assignees Chester, S3, 169)

    30 Apr 1803     Deed: Wm & David admn of Judge James sell to John. (Chester, Y2, 278; FS 447)

    1 Nov 1803     David purchases 170 acre in West Nantmeal, Springton Manor #15. (Chester, W2, 555; FS 763)

    5 Apr 1806     David witnesses deed of Wm's. (Chester, A4, 236; FS 135)

    14 Apr 1806     David sells 59 acre tract in Honey Brook Township, purchased 1796. No wife named. (Chester, A3, 118; FS 69)

    10 Feb 1808     Wm Moore appoints David to recover payables and sell land in Northumberland Co. (Northumberland, O, 269)

    22 Apr 1809     David mortgages 170 acre in West Nantmeal, Springton Manor #15. (per Chester, R3, 537; FS 578)

    29 Jul 1814     David purchased from sheriff 81 acre. (referred to in Luzerne, 28, 224)

    6 Mar 1820     Assignment: David assigns his assets to Wm. Moore, D. Denny and George Evans. (Chester Q3, 543; FS 293. & Luzerne, 19, 628; FS 332)

    9 Jun 1820      Assignment: Wm Moore assigns to John Reynolds a debt owed by David to Wm. (Chester, P3, 534 FS 354)

    20 Dec 1820     Deed: Wm Moore assignee sells 240 acre tract West Nantmeal. (Chester, S3, 169; FS 95)

    1 Feb 1821     Mortgage debt defaulted, sheriff sells David's 170 acre Springton Manor #15. (Chester, W2, 555; FS 763)
                   
    27 Dec 1821     Wm 'surviving administrator' files account for Judge James probate. [so David has died] (Chester, Estate no 4937)

    Between March 1820 & Dec 1821     David dies.

    23 Jun 1929     Deed: George Evans, surviving assignee of David, sells 81 acre. (Luzerne, 28, 224)8,5,9,10,11

Citations

  1. [S172] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Pennsylvania. URL: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196, Will of Samuel Moore. Dauphin Co., "Wills 1785-1814 vol 1A-1C", Vol. 1A, p. 317, image 173.
  2. [S143] Long, W. S., "Judge James Moore and Major James Moore, of Chester County, Pennsylvania", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Oct., 1888), pp. 304-309; viewed on url: https://www.jstor.org/stable/20083270. And Vol. 12, No. 4 (Jan., 1889), pp. 465-474; https://www.jstor.org/stable/20083289., p. 309.
  3. [S43] Chester Co., Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deeds; Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. FHL microfilm series. Images on FamilySearch.org., Q3, 543; FS 293.
  4. [S172] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Pennsylvania. URL: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196, Chester Co., Chester, Estate no 4937.
  5. [S43] Chester Co., Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deeds; Deeds 1688-1903 ; Index to deeds 1688-1922. FHL microfilm series. Images on FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S172] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Pennsylvania. URL: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196, Chester Co., 'Will index 1713-1923 I-O', image 292.
  7. [S229] Website:, Chester County, 'Wills & Administrations, 1714-1923' url: https://www.chesco.org/1720/Wills-Administrations-1714-1923
  8. [S172] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Pennsylvania. URL: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196.
  9. [S58] Dauphin Co., Recorder of Deeds; Deeds, 1785-1850 ; Index to Deeds, 1785-1917. FHL microfilm series. Images on FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S144] Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania), Recorder of Deeds; Deeds, 1787-1901; indexes to deeds, 1780-1907. FHL microfilm series. Images on FamilySearch.org.
  11. [S165] Northumberland Co., Pa., Recorder of Deeds; Deeds, 1770-1866; index, 1772-1914. FHL microfilm series. Images on FamilySearch.org.