Person:Benjamin Moore (56)

Benjamin Moore
Facts and Events
Name[4] Benjamin Moore
Gender Male
Birth[3][5] Bef 1745 New Jersey, United States
Marriage Abt 1765 New Jersey, United Statesto Martha
Other[6] 1783-1788 Albemarle, Virginia, United StatesMigration
Death[1] Bef 5 Jan 1828 Albemarle, Virginia, United States


Benjamin Moore, son of William and Hannah Moore and brother of Obediah. This Benjamin Moore records land transactions in Albemarle County in the 1770s.

Possibly the same as the Benjamin Moore listed in various web trees as born about 1746 in Amherst County, Virginia,death about 1820, and marriage to Letitia Martin about 1760? in Albemarle County.

  1. Virginia. County Court (Albemarle County), and Virginia. Circuit Court (Albemarle County). Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, 1975), FHL film 0030215, Will Book Vol. 9, p. 207.

    In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Moore of the County of Albemarle being weak in body but of sound mind and memory and judgement do hereby Constitute and appoint this my last will and testament[:] in the first place I commit my soul unto God that gave it[,] my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner which I leave to the direction of my executors hereafter mentioned[;] as to my worldly affairs my Will and desire is that my just debts be paid. Item. I give and bequeath to Amuel Moore Elizabeth Lines Isaace Moore Moses Moore John Moore Benjamin Moore Nancy Paterson Martha Patizen and Abigal Thacker. Sarah Moore and Plat Moore are to have out of my Estate one Dollar each. Of them only this true[.] Of this my last will and is all the rest my aforesaid children all my Estate, real and personal, to be equally divided amongst my aforementioned children. I do hereby revoke all and disanull all other wills heretofore made and do herby appoint Isaac Moore and John Moore for my executors of this my last will and Testament. Given under my hand and seal this eighteenth day of June 1826.

    Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us

    Micajah Wheeler Benjamin [his mark] Moore
    John Dudley
    Albemarle County

    Proved 5 Jan 1828. Jno Moore Ju'r relinquishes his right to be executor.

    [FHL film 0030216, Vol. 14, p. 390:] Division of "land belonging to Benjamin Moore deceased" dated 29 Mar 1832, mentions heirs Isaac Moore, Elizabeth Lyons, Moses Moore, Lemul Moore, Nancy Patterson, Martha Patterson, Jn'o Moore, Abigail Thacker, and Benjamin Moore.

  2.   Moore, Arthur Clayton. Moore. (Hudson, Ohio: Arthur C. Moore, 1982).
  3. Estimated birth date of before 1745 is based on estimated birth of son by 1768.
  4. A self-published manuscript "Moore" by Arthur Clayton Moore identifies the parents of Benjamin as "John Jackson Moore, Jr" and Sarah Platt of Essex County, New Jersey. While a "John More of the Township of Acquacknunk [Paterson, NJ] in the County of Essex" did name a son Benjamin in his will dated 30 Sep 1793, proved 7 Nov 1805, there are other facts that may suggest his son Benjamin was not the same person. More research is needed.
  5. Benjamin Moore's residence in New Jersey is not documented. Litigation of Benjamin Moore's will connects his daughter, Elizabeth Moore Lines, with Aquackanonk Township in Essex County, New Jersey. Research is needed to more fully detail this daughter, her husband (listed at Anthony Lines by Arthur Clayton Moore but likely to be a different man), and their other children (beyond Benjamin M. Lines). This research might reveal documentation for the Benjamin Moore family in New Jersey.

    In addition to Anthony Lines, Jacob Moore (sheet 379), James Moore (sheet 397), John Moore (sheet 374), John Moore (sheet 388) and William Moore (sheet 397) are listed for the township in 1830. See Pat Wardell, Index to 1830 Federal Census, Acquackanonk Township, New Jersey at
  6. Benjamin Moore's sixth child was reported as being born in the state of New Jersey. (Clay County, West Virginia death register as noted by Arthur C. Moore, 1984, p 2, citation needed) This places the migration after the American Revolution in 1783, the birthyear of John J. Moore.

    Benjamin Moore's son, Platt Patterson Moore married Milly Langford in Albemarle County in 29 September 1788. This suggests that the family was already established in Albemarle County by that date. (Albemarle County Record of Marriage Bonds 1780-1806/B/C papers 1788-92).

    The 1785 Virginia State Census does not list a Benjamin Moore in Albemarle County.

    Benjamin Moore is documented in Albemarle County in September 1791. (Albemarle County Order Book 1791-1793, p. 8 (9 September 1791 N.S.) as referenced in ALBEMARLE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1783-1816, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett. There should be land records in Albemarle County prior to this date, additional research into deeds may shed light on the year of arrival of the family in Virginia.

    Open question - Did several families migrate together?