Hi, I had one of my Moore's born in Massachusetts who went to Australia supposedly to strike it rich. He was supposed to have been a ship's captain or worked with ships so I am unsure of how we traveled to Australia if it was this way or not (his own ship) anyway he wound up in Tasmania in spite of the fact we had heard Melbourne or Queensland.
I know this because I now have copys of his marriage certificate and the birth certificates for four out of their five children. The fifth child lists his birth as Australia on the US censuses but there was no birth certificate found for him or registration I mean.
The family there consists of:
John Bartlett Baldwin Wrightson Moore born Apr 1809 Boston, Massachusetts according to his obituary anyway. He died Jan 21, 1902 Noble, Richland County, Illinois
He married Elizabeth Cooper born Abt. 1810 Vandermonts Land, Austrailia and died Abt. 1870 in Iowa USA.
Their marriage was on: Apr 15, 1839 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Their children were: Alonzo Moore born Feb 05, 1840 Tasmania, Australia Clara Louise Moore born Apr 23, 1842 Tasmania, Australia
Alphonso Rudolph Moore born Mar 05, 1845 Tasmania, Australia (My direct ancestor)
Lucinda Moore born Dec 14, 1846 Tasmania, Australia
William Moore born either Australia or USA. He lists his birht or someone does in the censuses as Australia but nobody has been able to find any record for that so it could have been in the US.
I would like to hear from anyone working on this family to share information, or to hear if anyone has any information on where William Moore was born. I think he was born about 1850-1854
I would love to find cousins working on any of the children of John B.B.W. Moore as Moore is such a common name it is harderr to trace.
Also on Elizabeth Cooper which is her name on the marriage and birth registrations or her maiden name.There is a letter signed Hugh McGinnis her brother so I am interested in knowing who her family was her parents and was Hugh McGinnis perhaps a brother-in-law that signed a letter your brother. He speaks of Cooper still being on the old place this below is a piece a small piece of the letter and the family he mentions for Elizabeth Cooper:
Father still liveCooper is on the old placeRezia is up at Rob (unsure of spelling there again)Lewis is in New Zealand.Thomas is in MelbourneSusan is there also.
Signed your affet Brother Hugh McGenny so it may be McGinnis or McGenny or something close. Would love to know who this elizabeth Cooper's parents are is there a census or something that would show her way back then or any other things I might check to find her parents names?