Thomas Moore, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VA
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||Thomas Moore, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Thomas Moore was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 424.--18th August, 1767. Jacob Woodley (Woodle) and Grace ( ) yeoman, to Thomas Moore, blacksmith, 200 acres conveyed to Jacob by Valentine Sevior, on Smith's Creek, crossing Daniel James' branch.
- Page 153 - Thomas Moore, 250 acres, Smiths Creek. Adjoining Bowyers, Jacob Woodley, John Phililps. June 3, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 55].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 255.--16th May, 1762. Thomas Moore and Mary, of Frederick, to Aaron Huse, £50, 90 acres on Long Meadow of Shanando, part of tract patented to James Gill and surveyed by James Wood; cor. Thomas Rutherford. Delivered: March, 1782
Record above preceded by the following record:
- Page 251.--8th May, 1762. James Moore and Jane ( ) to John Moore, £50, 136 acres, part of James' plantation on Hay's Creek, where John now lives; cor. James Moore. Delivered: John Moore, 21st April, 1785.
May be confused with Thomas Moore, who was killed by Indians at the James River in 1757. According to Settlers by the Long Grey Trail, these two Thomas Moore's are likely related in some way (possible father and son?).
Records of Thomas Moore in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (Note: some records may not be for this Thomas Moore).
- Page 22.--19th February, 1746-7. Reuben Allen qualifies administrator of Benj. Allen, with sureties Wm. White, Thomas Moore.
- Page 13.--4th September, 1747. John Millar (Millan) and wife Hannah to Francis Hughes, late of Lancaster County, Penna., part of 400 acres patented to Thomas Rutherford, of Frederick County, and by him sold to James Gill, late of Augusta; other part in possession of Thomas Moore Teste: Mathew Skeen, Thos. Milsap. Delivered to Abra. (?) Bird, January, 1754.
- Page 132.--27th January, 1748. William Hill's will--Weaver; children, Sarah, James, Mary, John, Joseph, Hannah, Rachel, Elizabeth; wife, Mary. Executors, wife Mary and Thomas Moore. Teste: Wm. Carroll, Isaac Johnson, Jno. Dobikin. Proved, 17th May, 1749, by Jno. Dobikin and Isaac Johnson. Both executors granted administration.
- Page 170.--13th July, 1749. William James' (of Smith s Creek) will Yeoman; wife, Sarah, estate until eldest son Thomas James comes of age; three sons, Thomas, Joshua and Joseph. Executors, wife and Thomas Moore. Teste: John Dobikin, Daniel Holdman, Jno. Ruddell, Sr. Presented, 22d August, 1749, by Thomas Moore and proved by all witnesses.
- Page 172.--22d August, 1749. Thos. Moore's bond as executor, with surety Wm. Karroll.
- Page 230.--25th May, 1751. Abraham Vanderpool and Rebecca to George Yoccum (Yoccomb), No. 10 held by patent of Lord Fairfax, 19th October, 1748, on ye south fork of ye Wappaconee (or) Great South Branch of Potomac, 430 acres. Endorsed and delivered to James Machir for George Harnost, Sr., one of the heirs of the grantee, 16th July, 1806. Teste: Wm. White, Thomas Moore.
- Page 368.--6th August, 1751. James Robinson's appraisement by Thos. Moore, John Bryant, John McDonal. Due by Daniel Murley and John Patton.
- Page 476.--25th December, 1752. Peter Cotner's will. Yeoman. Eldest son, George; 2d son, Peter. Daughter, Mary, infant, under 18. Wife, Mary. Four children. (George is to pay his youngest brother £__ of coming of age). Teste: Michael Waren, Samuel Holdman, Thos. Moore. Executors, wife, Mary, and Adam Rider. Proved, 21st March, 1753, by all witnesses; Danl. holdman and executors qualify, with surety Jacob Bare.
- Page 488.--1st December, 1752. Thomas Reese's appraisement by Thos. Moore, Samuel Newman, Nicholas Roberts.
- Page 229.--27th May, 1773. Michael Nease and Margaret ( ), of Dunmore, to Frederick Kaylor, land where Michael formerly lived and sold to Adam Bainter and Thomas Moores, patented to Michael, 20th September, 1768. Delivered: George Kipp, 16th September, 1777.
- ↑ Harrison, J. Houston (John Houston). Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County, Virginia, and Their Descendants of the Family of Harrison and Allied Lines. (Dayton, Virginia : J.K. Ruebush Co., 1935), pg. 146.
Another paper is the original deed of Josiah Davidson, "son and heir at law of Daniel Davison of the County of Augusta, deceased", to Thomas Moore, Blacksmith, for the above 370 acres, "on both sides of Smiths Creek", dated 7th November, 1767. This Thomas Moore, Sr., according to his tombstone, died in 1797, "aged about 70 years". He is said to have been a Quaker. Evidentely, he was not the Thomas Moore of the Orange (County) records of 1741-1745, or of the militia company of 1742, etc.; neither, according to his estate settlement, does he appear to have been the owner of the lands in the "Great Plains". He is buried in the old family burial ground at the home place above, and just outside the family plot, as fenced in, are other graves that tradition says are those of several old slaves brought to Virginia by the first ancestor of the family. As Thomas of the militia company was the first in the vicinity, the indications are that he was a near relative of Thomas who died in 1797. Both were likely from New Jersey or Maryland.