Person:James Moore (168)

James Moore, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
m. bef. 1711
  1. James Moore, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1711 - 1791
  • HJames Moore, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1711 - 1791
  • WJane Walker1712 - 1793
  1. John MooreAFT 1734 -
  2. Joseph MooreAFT 1734 -
  3. Samuel MooreAFT 1734 -
  4. Rachel MooreAFT 1734 -
  5. Alexander MooreAFT 1734 -
  6. Margaret Moore1736 - 1780
  7. Elizabeth Moore1737 - 1783
  8. Capt. James Moore, Jr.1740 - 1786
  9. Jane Moore1747 - 1818
Facts and Events
Name James Moore, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1711 Newry, Down, Ireland
Marriage Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USAto Jane Walker
Death[1] 1791 Walkers Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
Census[1] Complete genealogy of this family in "Descendants of John Walker", by Emma White

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


James Moore's land (Borden Tract NW, 327 acres, 1743) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, VA Court Records:

  • pages 289-294. - 13-14 Apr 1743. Benjamin Borden of Orange County, Gent., to James Moore of same, weaver. Lease and release; for ₤10 current money. 327 acres, 3 rood, 14 perches on the wiest side of Hays' Creek in that part of Orange County called Augusta ... corner to Chas. Hays land... up the creek... (signed) Benja. Borden. Witnesses: John Hart, Alexr. Walker, Jas. Walker, Jno. Walker. 27 May 1743. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 56].

Will of James Moore

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

  • Circuit Court Wills, Will Book 1. - Page 8. - - James Moore's will, dated 31st March, 1785, of Rockbridge. Wife, Jinet; sons, John and James; son, Joseph; daughters, Mary, Rachel, and Jean; son, John and Hugh Kelso, executors. Probated, 1st September, 1791.

Records of James Moore in Augusta County, VA

  • Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: Capt. John McDowell's List: John McDowell, Captain; James McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, David Breeden, Alex. McClewer, John McClewer, Halbert McClewer, Sam McRoberts, Thomas Taylor, John McKnab, And. McKnab, Thos. Whiteside, Malco Whiteside, John Aleson, David Bires, Alex. McClure, Moses McClure, John Gray, Patt McKnabb, Wm. Hall, John Miless, Wm. Miles. James Hardiman, Charles Quail, Wm. Wood, Hen. Kirkham, Gilbert Gamble, James Gamble, Rob. Young, Math. Young, _____ Long, _____ Long, James More, Hugh Cunigham, James Cunigham, John Cares, Frances McCowan, Hum. Beaker, John Peter Salley,Mitch. Miller, Loromor Mason, John Matthews, John Cosier, Irwin Patterson, Edward Patterson, Joseph Finney, Michael Finney, Sam Wood, Rich. Wood, Joseph Lapsley.
  • Page 339.—25th May, 1751. John Hays' appraisement, by Joseph Coul- ton, Alex. Walker, James Moore.
  • Page 328.--11th October, 1765. William ( ) Kelley and Margaret ( ) to Anthony Keely, £5, 95 acres in Borden's grant; corner James Moore; corner Alexander Walker. Teste: Alexander Walker, James and John Moore.
  • Vol 2: Page 269. - 1806 November 7 Page 145--Wm. Patton, aged 64, deposes, in Rockbridge, 7th November, 1806, he has lived in Rockbridge 56 years since last May. After the Revolution there was a rapid increase of immigration from the North. James Wardlaw and deponent's father were intimate. James had a son Hugh and a son Robert. There were Indian troubles for about 10 years. Fifty years ago there was a fort at McClung; the last incursion was 43 years ago, when 16 or 17 people were killed. Deponent helped bury them and they were attacked at the burial. These were very early settlers, viz: James, Alexr. Saml. Walker, James Moore, Saml. Coalter, Jno. Wallace, Archd. Rhea, James Rutherford, James Buchanan, Andrew and Charles Hays. Deponent was born September, 1742. McDowell was killed Christmas or New Year's, after his birth.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigdon, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, published by Tuttle Antiquarian Boooks, Inc, p. 32.