I don't know if this is my line.If not, it may help someone else.Got pension thinking it mayconnect Jordan J. Moore b c1788 VA m Rhoda/RhodyUnknown.They named son Meridy [?Merritt] B. Moore.Jordan & family to Carroll/Coweta cos GA by abt 1840.My ancestor James Moore [s/o Jordan J. & Rhoda] m Sarah Campbell, d/o RWS George Campbell of SC.James & Sarah to Claiborne Parish, LA by 1855, Columbia AR 1870. Most of James & Sarah's ch to Grayson co, TX by 1875.
MOORE, MERRITT S., Pvt., War 1812 #WO19542, WC30671Extracted by Mary Lu Johnson
Widow Virginia R. Moore
Soldier’s former wife Charlotte Dalton.Virginia R. Moore’s former husb Thomas F. Halton.
Enlisted 2 March 1813 Discharged 11 Aug 1813, resided 1850-1855 Norfolk, Norfolk co, VA.
Served as Pvt in Capt. John B. Cooper’s Co. of Cavalry, Maj. Crutchfield, Col. Henry Howard,
115th Regt Virginia Militia.17 March 1852 one Leopold A. Cooper of Portsmouth inquired as to
status of Bounty Land Warrant “My friend Col. Merit Moore filed an application for bounty land
under the act of Sept 1851...”BLW 33.358 issued and sent 7 Apr 1852, Claimant Portsmouth, VA.
5 July 1851 soldier appeared before Justice of the Peace, Washington City, District Columbia.Age
61, discharged at Hampton, Elizabeth City County, VA.s/s/ Merritt S. Moore.
2 Apr 1855 soldier stated age 60 living Town of Portsmouth, Norfolk co, VA.
Merritt S. Moore and Virginia R. Halton/Helton married 31 Aug 1849, Norfolk, Norfolk co, VA.
List same residence of widow 1871-1879.Soldier d 22 May 1871, widow 2 Feb 1879 both Norfolk
April 1878 widow Virginia R. Moore living Norfolk, Norfolk co, VA, filed claim for Bounty Land;
stated her husband received Warrant for Bounty Land of 80 acres, which has since been legally
disposed of.John F. Dezendorf of Norfolk signed as attorney.
Signing as Witnesses were A. C. Moore and Henry Tabb.s/s/ Virginia R. Moore
April 1878 Virginia R. Moore age 61 filed application for pension on husband’s service of six
months.States they were married by Rev. Thomas Hume, M.G. and that her name was Virginia R.
Halton; that she had husband had both been previously married; she to Thomas P. Halton who d 2
June 1835 and he to Charlotte Dalton who d in 1836 and that her husband Merrett S. Moore d at
Norfolk, VA on 22 May 1871.That her address is 124 Freemason St., Norfolk, VA.
Witness:A. C. Moore aged 58, Henry Tabb age 69, residing Portsmouth.s/s/ Virginia R. Moore
6 Dec 1878 William H. Morris and H. G. Thomas signed affidavit at City & County of Norfolk, VA,
stating the former wife of the said Merritt S. Moore was Miss Charlotte Dalton died in Portsmouth,
VA on/about 183?3 [number written over and changed - smear].Affidavit same date/place stating
they were acquainted with both Merritt S. Moore and Virginia R. Moore, that her former husband
Thomas Halton died 1 June 1837; she had not remarried since her husband Merritt S. Moore’s
death.s/s William Hawkins and Griffin Barnes.
Application for Reimbursement of funeral expenses submitted by H. G. Thomas for Virginia R.
Moore, Norfolk City, Norfolk Co., VA died 2 Feb 1879.Sickness continued from about 1 Dec 1878
to death.Cause of death Erysipelas, neuralgia and typhoid pneumonia, of which last disease she
died.Expenses:A.E. Hall & Co., Casket & hearse $45.00; Wm. A. Peed,building brick vault
$25.00; Peter Smith & Co., Furnishing Goods for funeral $22.35; James W. Thayer, Seven carriages
at funeral $17.50, Taylor & Bros for drugs & Medicine about $10.00 = Total $129.85.Dr. R. B.
Turnstall outstanding bill for medical attendance not paid because not demanded.Virginia R.
Moore owned only wearing apparel, worth about $20.00.
20 Oct 1880 H. G. Thomas signed affidavit at District of Columbia, County of Washington, stating
he was a son-in-law of the late Merritt S. Moore and Virginia R. Moore.Same date/place, Henry
W. King signed affidavit that Merritt S. Moore and Virginia R. Moore lived together as man & wife.