John Moore of Philadelphia1

M, #69, b. 3 December 1774, d. 1830
Last Edited: 15 Aug 2017

Parents:

Father: James Moore of Convoy1 b. c 1745/46, d. 23 Feb 1824
Mother: Frances Gray1 b. c 1740, d. 21 Feb 1783

Family:

Mary (?) b. Apr 1767, d. 24 Nov 1847

Children:

James Moore+4 b. 12 Jun 1803, d. 12 Jun 1864
Elizabeth Moore7 b. c 1805, d. 20 Feb 1888
Caroline Moore4 b. c 1810, d. 19 Oct 1876

Notes

  • Emigration*: 17911
  • Note*: The family bible of John's father James Moore of Convoy states:
    "John Moore was born December 3rd 1774"
    "John Moore sailed for America on the 26th June 1791"
    "John Moore died in Philadelphia 1830"
    "Mary Moore wife of John Moore died in Philadelphia November 24th 1847
    and buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the city of Philadelphia
    aged 82 years"1
  • Note: James Moore, John's father, in his 1820 will makes the following bequests, among others:
    "I bequeath to my sons William Moore & John Moore & Charles Moore each Two Hundred Dollars"
    "any Surplus Effects to be divided Equally between my sons, William Moore, John Moore and my three Daughters Frances, Lyddia & Rosanna above mentioned Equally share & share alike."3
  • Note: The 1836 will of Lydia Moore states:
    "to my brother John's widow Mary Moore the sum of ten dollars, to their children James Moore, Elizabeth Moore, and Caroline Moore the sum of thirty dollars each"4
  • Note: William Moore of Lebanon in his 1841 will makes the following bequests, among others:

    "Item: I give and bequeath unto Polly Moore, the widow of my Brother in cash one hundred Dollars.
    Item: I give and bequeath unto my nephew James Moore, fifty Shares of Stock in the Schuylkill Bank; fifty-two and one sixth Shares of Stock in the Berks and Dauphine Turnpike, and Forty Shares of Stock in the Susquehanna Canal Company; and also my horse, Sulky and harness, sleigh and harness, my wearing apparel, and two guns, two pistols with the appendages thereto; and also my Library, excepting ten Books herein before given to my wife.
    Item: I give and bequeath unto my niece Caroline Moore Fifty seven shares of Stock in the Lancaster Bank, and Sixty Shares of Stock in the Harrisburg Bank.
    Item: I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Moore Fifty -Seven Shares of Stock in the Lancaster Bank, and Sixty Shares of Stock in the Harrisburg Bank."5
  • Note: Frances Moore of Womelsdorf in her 1858 will made the following bequests among others:
    "to my brother John's son James Moore 5 hundred dollars, to his sisters Elizabeth and Caroline Moore the sum of one hundred dollars each"

    The 'Legacies Paid" portion of her estate states:
    "To James Moore, son of John, brother of testatrix...
    To Elisabeth Moore, daughter of John, brother of testatrix...
    To Caroline Moore, daughter of John, brother of testatrix..."6
  • Note: A record ascribed to William Moore of Lebanon (d. 1841), which lists other members of his family who emigrated to America and their dates of death, states:
    "John Moore, brother, Oct 31, 1830"2
  • Note: The probate and the burying place of John Moore have not been located by this database compiler. Any help would be appreciated.

Citations

  1. [S34] James Moore's Family Bible: Family record pages, presumably cut from a bible, starting with the 1772 marriage of James Moore of Convoy, and documenting his children's events. Consists of three loose pieces of paper, six sides, kept inserted into the Dr. Wm Moore Family Bible.
  2. [S29] 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.
  3. [S12] Berks County, Pennsylvania. Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court. Copy obtained from county. Also FHL microfilm series titled 'Estate files, 1752-1915'. File: Moore, James, WD, 1824. FHL microfilm 1818883. FamSrch Image 1450.
  4. [S10] Berks County, Pa., Will Register, No. 8, p. 137-138. Will of Lydia Moore of Womelsdorf, dated 24 August 1841, proved 29 Aug 1843. FHL microfilm 20728. Also available on FamilySearch.org Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Berks, Estates, image 1498.
  5. [S40] Lebanon County, Pa. Will of William Moore of Lebanon, 1841. Vol B, p. 588-591. FHL microfilm 21506. Viewed on FamilySearch.org, image 648.
  6. [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.
  7. [S10] Berks County, Pa., Will Register, No. 8, p. 137-138. Will of Lydia Moore of Womelsdorf, dated 24 August 1841, proved 29 Aug 1843. FHL microfilm 20728. Also available on FamilySearch.org Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Berks, Estates, image 1498., transcription of gravestone photo.