Dea. John Moore
Facts and Events
Dorchester fenceviewer, 24 May 1634 and 16 January 1636/7 and selectman, 8 November 1637 (Dorch TR). He and Thomas Moore, likely his brother, served as witnesses to the noncuperative will of John Russell in Dorchester in Sept 1633. Frequent deputy from Windsor to Connecticut General Court from 1653 until 1677. By 1640 in Windsor, he had five parcels from town grants.
The records of the second church of Dorchester open with a list of children whose parents are members of the Windsor Church and have been brought back to Dorchester for baptism. The first two names are Elizabeth and Thomas Moore. Since in 1677, Windsor records credit John with three children born in Windsor, it would seem that Elizabeth and Thomas were born in Dorchester.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Windsor Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:228.
Moore, JOHN, Dorchester 1630, came in the Mary and John, prob. for he was freem. May 1631, a deac. went with Warham 1635 or 6, to Windsor, was there a chief man, rep. not as Hist. of W.705, tells, in 1643, but 1665, 7, and oft. aft. d. 18 Sept. 1677. He had Abigail, b. 1639; Mindwell, 10 July 1643; and John, 5 Dec. 1645; but he had also, prob. elder ds. Hannah, wh m. 30 Nov. 1648, John Drake; and Elizabeth wh. m. 24 Nov. 1654, Nathaniel Loomis. Abigail, m. 11 Oct. 1665, Thomas Bissel; and Mindwell, m. 25 Sept. 1662, Nathaniel Bissell.
- ↑ John Moore [Dorchester], in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
REMOVES: Windsor 1638
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Deacon at Windsor [Grant 10].
BIRTH: By about 1603 based on estimated date of marriage.
DEATH: Windsor 18 September 1677 [Grant 50].
MARRIAGE: By about 1628 _____ _____ (assuming she was the mother of all his children). She had been a member of the church at Dorchester, and on 22 December 1677 was one of only six women in the Windsor church who could make that claim [Grant 10, 94].
- ↑ John Moore, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 1:221,222, Secondary quality.
Moore, John, Windsor. Invt. £489-04-07. Taken 17 September, 1677, by Benjamin Newbery, Daniel Clarke, Return Strong, Josiah Elsworth. Dictated. Will dated 14 September, 1677; Deacon John Moore being at this prsent his memory & understanding sound though under present sickness, did declare with his own mouth in the prsence of his wife, Robert Hayward & John Moore, Nath. Loomys & John Loomys, that it was his will as followeth : Imprs. He did will to his deare wife the product & improvement of his whole Estate, houseing. Lands & Moveables, so long as She Lives, & fifty pownds to her own dispose to her children or at her discretion at her death ; & my will is that the estate that remayns after her death as aforesayd shall be disposed as followeth: to my son John a double portion, & my will is my son shall have all my Land, he paying what his double portion doe not reach to my other children, unto whom, that is, to my four daughters, I doe will the remaynder of my estate in equal proportion. Witness our hands: Robert Haywood, John Loomys.