Person:Thomas Moore (156)

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Thomas Moore, of the James River
 
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Name Thomas Moore, of the James River
Gender Male
Death? 25 July 1757 Killed by Shawnee at the Forks of the James River, Augusta County, Virginia

Thomas Moore was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 253.--12th July, 1750. Samuel Newman, farmer, and Martha to Thomas Moore, farmer, 200 acres, where Newman now lives; patented from Fairfax, on Smith Creek. Teste: Michael Warren and Wm. Carril.
  • Page 330.--20th April, 1753. Same (From Robert Green, Gent., and Mary, of Culpeper) to Thomas Moore, 300 acres, part of 500. Above being part of lot 2. As above (part of greater tract patented to Hite, Green, &c., and devised by Robert Green, Sr., to grantor; Linville's Creek). Corner John Miller. Teste: Alexander Wright.
  • Page 330.--20th April, 1753. Same (From Robert Green, Gent., and Mary, of Culpeper) to Thomas Moore, 300 acres, part of 500. Above being part of lot 2. As above (part of greater tract patented to Hite, Green, &c., and devised by Robert Green, Sr., to grantor; Linville's Creek). Corner John Miller. Teste: Alexander Wright.
  • Page 337.--23d June. 1753. John Dobikin and Elizabeth to Thomas Moore; from Fairfax, 7th August, 1750, on Haldman's Creek (a pyson field), 400 acres. Teste: Griffith Thomas.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 349.--26th July, 1753. Thomas Moore and Mary to Samuel Newman, Smith Creek. From Fairfax to Newman and by Newman to Moore, 200 acres. Teste: Wm. Carrel and John Hughes.


Disambiguation

May be confused with Thomas Moore, who lived at Smiths Creek in Augusta County, Virginia. According to Settlers by the Long Grey Trail, these two Thomas Moore's are likely related in some way (possible father and son?).

Thomas Moore Killed by Shawnee Indians in 1757

Thomas Moore's name is listed on a list of persons killed or wounded in an Indian uprising on 25 July, 1757:


  • 1757: July 25th, Robert Renick, at Forks of James River, killed; Thomas Moor, at Forks of James River, killed; Mrs Renick and 7 children, at Forks of James River, prisoners; Mrs. Denis, at Forks of James River, prisoner; John Crawford, Jr., at Craig's Creek, killed; John Alex. Crawford, at Craig's Creek, wounded; Sergeant Henry, at Fort Dinwiddie, killed; James Stuart, at Cowpasture, killed; James Stuart, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; James McClung and 2 children named Cantwell at Cowpasture, prisoner. October, James McFerrin, at Catowba, killed; Wm. McFerrin, at Catowba, prisoner. November, 3 Dutch people, at Brooks Gap, 2 prisoners, 1 killed. [Source: Chalkley's, Vol. 2, pg. 511].


Processioning List of 1748

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Page 19.-- Daniel Harrison and Morgan Bryant report, viz (1747-48): Processioned for Samuel Harrison, present Daniel Love, John Wright; processioned for Robert Cravens, present Daniel Love, John Wright; processioned for Daniel Harrison, present John Rutledge, Richard Wainscot; Daniel Harrison not processioned, there being a dispute; processioned for James Anderson, lines unknown; processioned for Col. James Wood; processioned for Daniel Harrison, present Archibald Hopkins; processioned for Daniel Harrison, present Jacob Dye, Richard Wincot; processioned for Cornelius Bryan, present Thos. and Benj. Bryan; processioned for Charles Robinson, present Adam Reder; processioned for Townsend Robinson, present Adam Reder; processioned for Thomas Moore, present Francis Hughes; processioned for John Miller, present Thos. Hughes, Thos. Moore; processioned for Thomas Moore, present Francis Hughes; processioned for Joseph Hite, present Samuel and David Stuart; processioned for Jacob Chrisman, present David Stuart, Sam'l Harrison; processioned for Robert McKay, present Thomas Bryan; processioned for Robert McKay, present Thomas Bryan; processioned for Jost Hite, present Thomas Bryan; processioned for Jost Hite, present Thomas Bryan; processioned for Robert McKay, present Thomas Bryan; processioned for Wm. Duff's estate, present John Miller; processioned for Robert Green, present John Miller; processioned for Robert Green, present John Miller; processioned for James Robeson, present John Miller; processioned for George Bowman, present Richard Winscot; processioned for Joseph Bryan, present Wm. Bryan; processioned for Morgan Bryan, present James Bryan; processioned for Samuel Wilkins, present Wm. and James Bryan and Samuel Wilkins.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Pages 179-80. Bond of Ruben Allen, Thos. Moore and Benjamin Allen unto Thos Chew, Gent., justice. For £200. 26 Nov. 1741. Ruben Allen is admr. of Ruben Allen, dec.
Ruben (X) Allen, Thos. Moor, Benja. (X) Allen.
26 Nov. 1741. Ack. and admitted to record. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 35].
  • Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: Capt. Peter Shoull's List: Peter Shoull, Captain; And. Burd, Lieutenant; Math. Skeens, Ensign; Abram Harden, John Hill, Johnath Burley, John Harison, Georg. Clemens, Wm. Halimes, Zebulun Harrison, Jno. Davis, Jno. Taylor, Joseph Burley, William White, Isaac Lotos, Wm. Sherral, Valante Severe, John Cumberland, Jacob Jacobs, Thos. Moor, Stephanes Haveworth, Jas. Haveworth, John Beeson, Steph. Howard, Absolom Howard, Joseph Howard, John Benson, Benj. Hames (Haines), John Harrison, Thos. Lowker, Griffiths Thomas, John White, Adam Sherral, Rob. Caldwal, John Miller, Will Brizes (Briges), Wm. Carrel, John Hodg, Absolom Haveworth, John Haveworth.
  • Vol. 2 - 27 Nov. 1755, the Vestry of Augusta Parish met, and designated processioners (to report before March 1st next) as follows: biz., John Harrison, Jr., and Daniel Smith, in Capt. Daniel Harrison's company. Thomas Moore and David Robinson, in Capt. Ephraim Love's company, and to head of Brock's Gap. Matthew Patton and William Dyer, on South Fork of the Branch of Potowmack, Jacob Peters and Henry Francisco, on Mill Creek and Shelton's tract, etc.

Information on Thomas Moore

From "Settlers by the Long Grey Trail":

On the 26 July 1753, Thomas Moore and Mary his wife deeded 200 acres of land on Smiths Creek to Samuel Newman. This land had originally been obtained from Fairfax by Newman who in turn sold it to Moore. "Teste: Wm. Carrel and John Hughes" (See, Augusta County Deed Book No. 5, p. 349, Chalkley, Vol. III, p. 315) This was the year that the county line between Augusta and Frederick was finally adjusted, but at that the land was evidently outside of Fairfax's territory. Note that 4 Sept 1747 Thomas Moore was listed as in possession of other part of 400 acres which was purchased by Francis H (73) from John Millar. Here we have a John Hughes witnessing a sale in 1753 from a man who owned land next door to Francis (73). This also means this John must have been born prior to 1732, which fits perfectly with our estimated birth date of John, son of Francis (G2). He could, of course, be the brother of Francis (G2) whose location in the 1750's I have not determined.