Hon. Andrew Moore, U.S. Senator
Facts and Events
Andrew Moore was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
About Andrew Moore
- Andrew Moore was an American Lawyer and politician. He was born in Canniscello, Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, Virginia in 1752, and he died near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia on 14 April 1821. He was admitted to the bar in 1774, and in 1776, he entered the Revolutionary Army as a Lieutanant, was a participant in the "Battle of Saratoga", rose to the rank of Captain, was later promoted to Brigadier General and became a Major-General in 1808. He served in the Virginia legislature from 1781-1789, and in 1788 was a member of the Virginia state convention that ratified the Constitution of the United States.
- He was elected to the First Continental Congress, where he served from 1789 to 1797. In 1804, Andrew Moore was appointed to fill the remaining term of William Cary Nicholas, who had resigned his position to become collector of the port of Norfolk. Moore was subsequently elected to office in 1807 and served until 1810, when he was appointed United States Marshall for Virginia, a post he held until his death in 1821.
Records of Andrew Moore in Augusta County, VA
- Col. John Stuart of Greenbrier vs. Reed--O. S. 260; N. S. 91--On 6th September, 1794, orator formed partnership with Col. Andrew Moore of Rockbridge to survey and locate lands. Andrew Reid of Rockbridge was admitted a partner. Entries were made in Montgomery. It was a period of great land speculation. Many letters by Col. John Stuart. Johney Mathews is frequently mentioned as a surveyor to locate lands. Patent 16th May, 1796, to Andrew Reid and John Stewart. 50,000 acres in Montgomery on New River, alias Kenawha, including Loop, Arbuckle's and Pipe Creeks.
- John Steele vs. Andrew Moore--O. S. 220; N. S. 78--Plaintiff (of Richmond) and defendant (of Rockbridge) formed partnership to locate 50,000 acres on Kenawha. On June 6, 1800, Steele was in Washington County, Mississippi Territory. Patent 11th July, 1795, to John Steel, 9,500 acres in Kenawha. Letter by John Steele dated Richmond, 3d April, 1796, to Hon. Andrew Moore in Congress discussing the power to make treaties in U. S. Patent 11th July, 1796, to John Steele, 20,000 acres in Kenawha County. Patent 12th July, 1796, for 10,278 acres in Kenawha. Letter bg John Steele dated Natchez, 29th September, 1812, to his brother, Robert Steele, at Greenville, Augusta County, says, tell Gen. Blackburn that Judge Mathews spent a night with him, commencing his circuit. He will be one of the Judges of the new State of Louisiana. Deed 12th August, 1816, by John Steel of Natchez to Andrew Moore. Recorded in Kenawha, 20th August, 1816.
- Huffman vs. Huffman--O. S. 235; N. S. 83--Bill, 1812. Will of Michael Huffman dated 26th March, 1807. Daughters, Rosannah, Mary; sons, Samuel, Nathaniel, Jonas. "Recorded, Lewis Stuart, C. G. C." Deed 9th September, 1809, by Andrew Moore and wife Sarah, to William McClung, tract, part in Greenbrier and part in Kenawha -- 43,417 acres on Gauley River and Homany Creek. Recorded in Greenbrier, March, 1810. Patent to Edward and Thomas Hughes, 400 acres on Gauley River in Kenawha, 6th January, 1800. Answer of Benj. Halsonpiller says Michael Hoffman died March, 1807. Bill filed by Jacob Fishback and Hannah, Michael Zimmerman and Elizabeth, Jacob Moisley and Susannah, Rosannah Huffman, Michael Miller, Wm. Moyers and Mary, Samuel, Jonas, Sawyers and Mary (widow of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased) Huffman, Ann, Mary and John Huffman (children of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased); Mary and John being infants. Michael Huffman had a daughter Minna who married Michael Miller, but she is since dead. Also a son Nathaniel who is dead, leaving widow and three children. Michael left Benj. and Anthony Huffman his executors. Benj. was son of Jacob.