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A REAL SON OF THE REVOLUTION Havelock Ma??'s
Father Fought in the Revolutionary War. Nelson Moore's Parent
a Gunner in the Continental Artillery.
SON OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER VISITS WAYNE
Incidents in the Pioneer Life of Nelson Moore. Among the Last
of Sons of Revolutionary Soldiers.
List of Subscribers.
Andrew Moore and his Descendants.
Parents Second Generation,
Parents Third Generation,
Parents Fourth Generation, Children Fifth.
Parents Fifth Generation,
PIONEER NEBRASKAN PASSES.
Parents Sixth Generation,
Parents Seventh Generation,
Parents Eighth Generation,
Parents Ninth Generation,
Parents Tenth Generation.
POQUONOCK AND WINDSOR, CONN.,
HON. HORACE L. MOORE,
A REAL SON OF
Havelock Ma??'s Father Fought
in the Revolutionary
Nelson Moore's Parent a Gunner
in the Continental
The onlyknown real Son of the American Revolution in the west, and one out
of a verysmall number in the United States. has just been discovered in the
person of Nelson Moore, of 1320 P Street, Havelock, Neb. Mr. Moore will
be made an honorarymember of the Lincoln chapter of the Sons of the
American Revolution, and will be honored with a banquet in the near future.
When the Lincoln chapter of the S. A. R. was organized about one year ago,
Mr. Moore sent in his application, without however, stating that his own father
was a veteran of the revolutionarywar. He postponed filling out the application
blank sent him and therefore it was onlythis week that C. S. Paine, president
of the local S. A. R. discovered that he is a direct descendant of a
revolutionaryveteran, therefore a man to be highlydistinguished in historical
Mr. Moore has his father's pension papers proving that he served for three
years in the revolution. His name was King Moore, and he was the only
person bythat name who served in the revolutionarywar. He was born 152
years ago in 1762. His onlyliving son, Nelson Moore, was born in April 12,
1830. King Moore's birthplace was in Connecticut. He enlisted at West Point,
N. Y., in 1779, and served three years and seven months as a private and
gunner in the third continental artilleryunder Captain HenryBurbeck and Col.
John Crane. He was granted a pension April 14, 1818, at which time he gave
his age as 56, and his place of residence as Moreland, N. Y. He died in
Fredonia, N. Y., in 1836.
But Six Years Old.
Nelson Moore was but six years old at the time of his father's death, but he
recalls vividlythat dayand the appearance of his soldier father. Nelson Moore
came to Nebraska in 1855, and spent six years freighting across the plains. He
settled in Coleridge, Cedar county, Neb., in April of the year 1888, and
engaged in stock raising and farming. He married Miss Cynthia Sophia
Gardner of Strawberry Point, Ia., in 1860. Theyhave four children.
Mr. Moore has lived in Havelock but about a year. He is a fine looking
specimen of the sturdystock of Nebraska pioneers and does not show his 85
Mr. Paine says that Mr. Moore is the onlyreal son of a veteran of the
revolution known of in the west. Nebraska boasted a real daughter of the
American revolution, living in Hastings, until a few years ago, when she died.
SON OF REVOLUTIONARY
SOLDIER VISITS WAYNE
Incidents in the Pioneer Life of Nelson
Moore. Among the Last of Sons
of Revolutionary Soldiers.
Nelson Moore of Hordville, Nebraska, visited at Wayne Sunday, a guest at
the home of his cousin, E. O. Gardner and family, and it was an opportunityto
refresh memoryas to some of his varied life history, which maybe of interest,
for he is one of the veryfew, if not the last one now living who is the son of a
soldier of the Revolutionarywar. One hundred and fiftyyears is a long period
of time to be covered bytwo generations only.
King Moore, father of Nelson Moore, enlisted in the American armyin
November, 1779, and was then but sixteen or seventeen years of age, and
served three years and seven months private and gunner, serving under Capt.
Henry Burbeck and Col. John Crane. The records do not tell in what battles
he took part, and he did not state in his application for pension which he was
granted in 1818. He enlisted from West Point, New York, and from the family
historywe learn that he served as a drummerboybefore that date, though
probablynot enlisted, as there is no record in war department of such service.
He died at the age of 75 years in Chautauqua county, New York, leaving a
wife and several children, of whom Mr. Moore is now sole survivor.
Nelson Moore was born in Chautauqua county, New York, April 12, 1830,
when that countrywas an almost unbroken forest. At six years of age he was
left fatherless, with two children in the familyyet younger than he, and several
older, but none old enough to help the mother much in the battle for a living.
He says that he stayed a part of the time among relatives, and at an earlyage
began to make his own way. His first work as freighter was hauling stone from
the quarry to places where theywere to be used in the construction of the first
railroad in western New York, the old Erie road. Later he hauled the rails for
use on that road, from the lake where theywere shipped bywater.
Railroad building was not then the science that it is today, and instead of
hauling their own iron rails to the place where theywere to be used, bytheir
own power over the new track theyhad the work done byteams, hauling as
far as 40 miles and stringing them out bythe grade where the track was to be
built. Then a gang of track layers were put out here and there to laythe new
road. The grading was done bymen with shovels, wagons or carts and bymen
and wheelbarrows for veryshort hauls.
At the age of 25 he left his native state, and journeyed byboat, rail and team
to southern Minnesota, where he entered a piece of land, and later relinquished
and went further west in the state, where he contracted for a fine farm and paid
all he had--about $1,000 on the place. From here he went to Clayton county,
Iowa, to visit a brother, and was there when the Pike's Peak gold fever broke
He married in March, 1860, to Sophia Gardner, who with five childern, is yet
living. He with others fitted out and started for the land of gold. He spent seven
years of the time between 1860 and `70 freighting on the plains and in the
mountains, no venture in his line too hazardous to undertake.
He hauled wood and supplies for the government, at one time being engaged
with a train of about fortywagons and more than 300 oxen for the motive
power. The freight rate in those days for mountain hauling was $1.70 per 100
pounds per 100 miles, and he made trips where the gross payor the freight
amounted to $14,000 or over. He told of one little contract which he had with
he government hauling wood across the Platte river during verycold weather.
The stream was frozen partlyover, but the channel was open in the middle. Six
or eight yoke of oxen were strung out to each wagon so that some of them
would be on good footing all of the time and with the drivers clinging to the
ox-bows when theywere going through the open water, the wood was
Here he demonstrated to his satisfaction that whiskeywas of no real benefit to
a man, and he never used it in all the hardships he went through. But for this
work he had to furnish it to those who worked, and theykept fires on either
bank of the stream and both coffee and whiskeyfor the men, and those who
used the coffee stood the work more hours a daythan those who drank liquor.
In 1868 he sold part of his oufit, and with the other part returned to
northeastern Iowa, buying a farm in Deleware countythe following year which
he settled down to improve, and remained here until sometime in the late '80's
when he moved to Coleridge, which place was their home until theymoved to
Lincoln about three years ago, and are now planning or return to Lincoln or
Coleridge for the remainder of their days.
At the age of 82 Mr. Moore is well and spry, and no one guesses within ten or
fifteen years of his age, having always enjoyed almost perfect health, his only
sickness being blood-poisoning resulting from an accident which cost him part
of his left hand. As a result he went to a hospital and had the arm amputated
near the shoulder and rallied to his usual good health, although upward of 75
years of age when the arm was lost.
Once only, and that after an absence of 38 years did he visit his native state,
and then those whom he found of his boyhood days none were in a physical
condition that compared with his, and when asked about it would tell that no
one grows old in the west, and we think the saying is in a measure true.
Inured to hardship from his youth, he spent a large part of his life on the
frontier amid privations that onlythe rugged could withstand, he is today
apparentlyin perfect health, and one of the few people now living who can tell
from personal knowledge of the men who fought for national independence
from British rule.
In politics he has always been a republican, and is yet, but says that if he lives
until November he will vote for Woodrow Wilson, for he does not think the
candidates named bythe other parties represent republicanism.
While at Wayne he contracted for a modest tombstone to be placed on the
familylot in the in the cemeteryat Coleridge so that it will be there to mark the
last resting place of himself and worthywife when theyshall have closed their
eyes to earthlyscenes. So it is that after a life of wandering Coleridge is
selected as the place that to them seems the most like home, and there they
want to be taken when the end comes.
JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
List of Subscribers.
Dr. H. H. Moore, Chautauqua, N. Y.,
Frank H. Moore, Albuquerque, N. M.,
Mrs. Cleland N. Offley, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.,
P. P. Moore, Charlotte, Michigan,
Mary Virginia Agnew, Alexandria, Virginia,
M. D. Moore, Fond du Lac, Wis.,
Edward J. Moore, 216 Front St., New York,
V. A. Moore, Ithaca, N. Y.,
J. B. Moore, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Dr. William Frederick Holcombe, 78 Lexington Ave., New York,
Mrs. Lorenzo Burrows, Albion, N. Y.,
Mrs. D. S. Crossette, Constantine, Michigan,
David P. Hart, Akron, Ohio,
Joel W. Howey, Canandaigua, N. Y.,
Hon. James S. Moore, West Stockbridge, Mass.,
Cornelia Nelson Irvin, Jamestown, N. Y.,
Clifford O. Moore, Hartford, Conn.,
Judge Pliny W. Bartholomew, Indianapolis, Indiana,
William A. Moore, Hartford, Conn.,
Martin H. Smith, Suffield, Conn.,
Mrs. Marcia Gaylord Fowler, Berkeley, California,
Edgar Norwood Smith, Suffield, Conn.,
Mrs. Wm. F. Risley, Vernon, Tolland Co., Conn.,
Hon. Park Agnew, Alexandria, Va.,
Mrs. F. J. King, Montague, Calif.,
Thomas Nelson, Stone House, Nev.,
A. Dibble, Westfield, Mass.,
C. J. Moore, Mantua, Ohio,
Dr. E. C. Hebbard, Boston, Mass.,
Sarah J. Moore, Springfield, Mass.,
Schuyler S. Moore, 20 Broad Street, New York,
Melvin B. Smith, Lowell, Mass.,
Julia E. M. Tower, Rochester, N. Y.,
Reuben Moore, Chatham, N. Y.,
W. W. Moore, Mantua, Ohio,
Hon. F. A. Derthick, Mantua, Ohio,
Rev. G. H. Fairbanks, Cleveland, Ohio,
Norfolk Library, Norfolk, Conn.
Mrs. M. H. Sanford, Tarriffville, Conn.,
Lucy S. Ruggles, Monkland, Oregon,
Com. Jno. W. Moore, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn.,
New York Historical Society, Second Ave., New York,
State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin,
Alexander Whiteside, Boston, Mass.,
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.,
Syracuse Public Library, Syracuse, N. Y.,
A. C. Van Cott, Colorado Springs, Col.,
Edwin M. Moore, Fond du Lac, Wis.,
F. M. Moore, Fond du Lac, Wis.,
D. C. Moore, Grafton, N. Dakota,
Miss F. A. Moore, Talcottville, Conn.,
Jennie E. Heath, Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, Conn.,
H. Warren Phelps, Columbus, Ohio,
Delia E. Slocum, Colorado Springs, Col.,
Orland Earl Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Mary L. Heilman, Philadelphia, Pa.,
Mrs. Gertrude Hart Larkins, East Liverpool, Ohio,
J. J. Moore, Oshkosh. Wisconsin,
Elbert A. Chapman, Montgomery, Mass.,
Robb Combs, Kansas City, Mo.,
Mrs. O. A. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Wilbert T. Moore, Huntington, Mass,,
Mrs. Mary Dobson, Litchfield, Mich.,
H. E. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Mrs. Z. C. Ford, Northville, N. Y.,
Lucien O. Moore, Montgomery, Mass.,
Mrs. Duane N. Griffin, New Haven, Conn.,
Oliver A. Moore, Montgomery, Mass.,
Henry Nelson, Chico, California,
C. L. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Lyman B. Moore, Holyoke, Mass.,
M. E. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Mrs. C. M. Dibble, Riley, Oregon,
Arthur E. Hunt, Westfield, Mass.
Edward A. Allen, New York City,
Miss R. M. Moore, Mantua, Ohio,
Sylvanus Moore, Oxford, N. Y.,
Mrs. M. W. Smith, Aurora, Ill.,
Charles E. Hewitt, Chicago, Ill.,
Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn.,
John Fowler, Westfield, Mass.,
M. D. Moore, Fond du Lac, Wis.,
Mrs. M. B. Du Bois, Madison Ave., New York,
Delia M. Thompson, Stewartsville, N. J.
DeWitt Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.,
Burt L. Shepard, Chicago, Ill.,
Joseph M. Moore, M. D., West Rupert, Vermont,
G. W. Moore, Akron, Ohio,
Samuel A. Moore, Atchison, Kansas,
L. D. Harvey, Harvey, Michigan,
Mrs. Samuel W. Moore, Kansas City, Mo.,
Dr. W. F. Fairbanks, Kansas City, Kansas,
Mrs. Charlotte L. Coles, Wellsborough, Pa.,
Frederic L. Nettleton, Hartford, Conn.,
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York,
V. D. Allen, Cleveland, Ohio,
New-England Historic Geneological Society, Boston, Mass.,
Mrs. Myra C. Lewis, Alma, Mich.,
Hon. Daniel B. Child, E. 73d St., New York,
Dana S. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
Harry E. Moore, Westfield, Mass.,
William A. Childs, Englewood, N. J.,
Demmie P. Cooke, Columbus, Ohio,
Charles E. Moore, Santa Clara, Calif.,
Mrs. Ottie Smith Moore, Evansville, Ind.,
Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
L. B. Smith, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Mrs. Belle Lee Case, Barkhamsted, Conn.,
The correspondence, familyrecords, etc., will be deposited with the Kansas
State Historical Societyfor the use of the future genealogist of the family.
The following numbers should have been precededbya star (*): 32, 1672,
2348, 3055, 3056.
A. D. Rogers, p. 41, should be Ada Rogers.
Irwin Levi Gunnison, No. 2660, p. 250, should be Irvin.
Edna I. Belden's name, p. 168, is omitted from the index.
In family 2077, Wilbert Clement should read Wilbert Clement Reed.
Names preceded by a star (*) re-appear as the head of a family.
In 1900, I printed a pamphlet giving the record of three generations of the
descendants of Andrew Moore of Poquonock, Conn. In that publication I
promised to print the records of his descendants if it proved possible to obtain
them. This book is published in fulfillment of that promise.
I have not accomplished all that I hoped, but I comfort myself with the
reflection that the fault is not all mine. Of some of the families it was impossible
to get a trace. In some members of the family it was not possible to awake
sufficient interest in the work to induce them to furnish their records.
It is very probable that mistakes will be found, but the records of the later
generations are in writing furnished by the several families and ought to be
It is hoped that those who are interested will save all new matter which they
are able to obtain, that some later genealogist will be able to make a complete
record of the family.
It remains to express myobligations, which are infinite, to the people who have
assisted in procuring the records for this work, together with some of the
Genealogies drawn upon. Stiles' Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, has been
indispensable. The Goodwins of Hartford, Conn.; George Hayes of Windsor
and His Descendants, and The Higleys and Their Ancestry, are here credited
with much valuable matter. The Leonard and Cushman Genealogies have
furnished the records of those families.
Mrs. O. A. Moore, of Westfield, Mass., and Comodore John W. Moore, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., have been indefatigable in their search for records. V. D.
Allen, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. H. O. Moore, of Rutland, Vt., Wm. A.
Moore, of Hartford, Conn., and manyothers, should be remembered bythe
familyfor the work theyhave done in preserving its records. Miss MaryL.
Whitman, genealogist, of Hartford, Conn., is painstaking and reliable in all that
"So! now 'tis ended, like an old wife's story."
I hope the familywill take as much pleasure in completing the records as I
have in gathering those contained in this book.
H. L. MOORE.
Lawrence, Kan., July 23, 1903.
Andrew Moore and his Descendants.
1. The first mention, yet discovered, of ANDREW MOORE, of Poquonnock,
Conn., is the record of his marriage, which is as follows: "ANDREW MOORE
& fara Phelpes yt was Dafter of famuell Phelpes ware married by capten
Newberry, february. 15. 1671."1 Samuel Phelps was the son of William, the
immigrant, who came to Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and thence to Windsor,
Conn., in 1636. He married Sarah (dau. of Edward) Griswold Nov. 10, 1650,
and "Sarah Phelps was born in March, the latter end of 1653." (Windsor
Town Record.) The Phelps family came from Tewkesbury, England, on the
ship Mary and John. Sarah Griswold, b. Kenilworth, England, in 1628, came
to America with her father in 1639. They settled in Windsor, Conn.
In 1673, 34 members of the church of Windsor, called the new church, signed
a paper which Gov. Winthrop endorsed, "Windsor men of the new church,
complaint in Winter, 1673." (See Stiles' Ancient Windsor, Vol. I, p. 206.) In
1675 Matthew Grant paid Andrew Moore 1, 17s., on "warr account." This
must have been for services during the destruction of Simsbury by the Indians.
Jan. 23, 1674, the town, by Matthew Grant, paid Andrew Moore, Nathaniel
Pinney and Joseph Griswold for making a new ferry boat. They were paid 3,
6s., 8d., in barter, and it seems, too, that the tax levy was assigned before
collection in the payment of debts, "In the good old colony times." Here is
Andrew's share in payment of the ferry boat account:
2 bushels wheat,
2 bushels of Indan
Danels Haydns rate
Abram Randel and
Abram Phelps rate
Job Drakes rate
Set off with Jeremy
Jillets that he owed him
Had of Math.
Grant 2 boshel of Indan
and 2lb 3 of flax
and benaja Holcoms rate
August 24, 1678, Andrew Moore and 34 others were sued by James Cornish
for a school bill of 0--5--2. His oldest child,
1NOTE.--Savage says "married Sarah Phelps, perhaps dau. of William," and
married Sarah the dau. of Samuel to John Mansfield. Stiles had discovered
of Andrew's marriage to Sarah the dau. of Samuel, and then deliberately
Andrew in 1680, and married his widow to John Mansfield in 1683. We
John Mansfield married Sarah Phelps It is suggested that the Sarah he
Sarah dau. of Humphrey and Mary (Hull) Pinney, born, Windsor, Conn.,
Nov. 19, and
baptized Dec. 3, 1648, who married William Phelps Dec. 20, 1676. He died
Feb. 17, 1681,
leaving his widow Sarah Phelps, then 33 years of age. Here is a Sarah
Phelps who perhaps
married John Mansfield in 1683, The record of the marriage is as follows:
Mansfield and Sarah Phelps were marired Dec, 13th --." The date preceding
this entry is
Apr. 14, 1668, and the first date following is April 5, 1678. (Windsor
Records, Vols. I and II.)
Sarah, was then but 6 years of age. It would seem that Andrew was a little
slack in educational matters. Dec. 20, 1680, he was paid by the town for labor
on the church. He had a grant of land at Salmon Brook, now Granby, Conn.,
in 1680, in which he is called "Andrew Moore the carpenter, of Windsor,
Major John Talcott, who had agreed to extinguish the Indian title to Simsbury
for 300 acres of land, gives a gloomy account of this, at that time, western
country. He says that he "can find no place where any thing considerable can
be taken up, the most of that which some call meadow is full of small brush
and vines through which is no passing, or full of trees great and small, and in ye
place where the best land of that sort is, there is no accomodation of upland to
it saving only mighty tall mountaynes and Rockes and the way bad to it, and a
great way to all of it, and will be dismally obscure and solitary to any that shall
live upon it, and very hard coming at the market, not only because of the
remoteness but badness of the passage, and the society of the neighborhood
will be very thin, all which will be discouraging."
At a later date Andrew bought land of John Gozard on the "east side of the
mountains bounded easterly by Simsbury easterly bounds, southerly by John
Pettybone, his lot, (allias Jonathan Moore, his lot) the bredth of s'd lot westerly
by the commons is fifty rods." March 29, 1715, Andrew Moore of Windsor,
deeded to his son Benjamin Moore "for divers good causes and considerations
me thereunto moving, but especially in consideration of my fatherly love and
affection I have to my son Benjamin Moore," fifty acres of land in Turkey Hills,
now East Granby. In the description of this land Andrew mentions his son
Andrew Moore lived in Windsor, where the birth of all his children is recorded
except that of William, and died Nov. 29, 1719. The inventory of his estate
was made on the 17th of December following, amounting to 320, and his
widow, Sarah, was appointed administratrix. He had 15 acres of land in
Windsor with house and barn, carpenter's tools, with farming implements, a
cider mill, loom, spinning wheel, sword and belt and a library "prised at 8
shillings," besides two pieces of land in Simsbury. The distribution of the estate
took place April 5, 1720, and each of his nine children took his share of the
property after the widow's portion had been set off to her.
2.I.* SARAH MOORE, b. Dec. 6, 1672
3.II.* ANDREW MOORE, b. Feb. 15, 1674.
4.III.* DEBORAH MOORE, b. May 31, 1677.
5.IV.* JONATHAN MOORE, b. Feb. 26, 1679-80.
6.V.* ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Sept. 12, 1682.
7.VI.* WILLIAM MOORE, b. (???) (???) 1684.
8.VII.* RACHEL MOORE, b. Feb. 6, 1690-1.
9.VIII.* BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Dec. 5, 1693.
10.IX.* AMOS MOORE, b. Oct. 19, 1698.
Parents Second Generation,
2. SARAH MOORE, b. December 6, 1672, married Thomas Winchell April 26, 1690, at
Windsor. He was the grandson of Robert Winchell the immigrant, and died in August 1697.
His widow was appointed administratrix of the estate. July 18, 1700, Benjamin Winchell of
Suffield, Conn., married Widow Sarah Winchell. It is probable that this was the widow of
Thomas. The will of Nathaniel Winchell, father of Thomas, says Thomas left four children,
and the distribution of Nathaniel's estate, July 12, 1701, gives to the children of Thomas,
land, and "an oald sword," value 7, 8s., 7d. February 6, 1724, Sarah Winchell "of the
town of Hanover and county of Huntington and Colony of New York," sold her share in her
father's estate to her brother Benjamin Moore.
Sarah (Moore) Winchell had ten children.
Children by first marriage:
11.I.SAMUEL WINCHELL, b. Jan. 5, 1690.
12.II.HANNAH WINCHELL, b. May 18, 1693; m. Ebenezer Hurlbut May 11,
1710. (Windsor Town Record.)
13.III.SARAH WINCHELL, b. -- -- 1695.
14.IV.Infant, b. -- --.
Children by second marriage:
15.V.BENJAMIN WINCHELL, b. Feb. 23, 1701.
16.VI.THOMAS WINCHELL, b. Windsor, Dec. 16, 1702.
17.VII.SAMUEL WINCHELL, b. Nov. 20, 1704.
18.VIII.ISAAC WINCHELL, b. Suffield, Conn., Dec. 22, 1706.
19.IX.AZARIAH WINCHELL, b. Suffield, Conn., April 5, 1710.
20.X.JONAH WINCHELL, b. Suffield, Conn., March 12, 1713; d. May 20, 1718.
3. ANDREW MOORE, b. Feb. 15, 1674, m. Mary, the dau. of George Sanders, (Ens.)
the immigrant. George Sanders was married three times. The name of the first wife is not
known. He m. 2d Mehitable, dau. of John Bartlett of Windsor, and 3d Abigail, dau. of Dea.
John Moore and widow of Thomas Bissell. It is probable that Mary was the dau. of the first
wife. May 20, 1736, Andrew and Mary Moore sold to George Cradock of Boston, for
12, 10 s., all their land at Copper Hill, "especially that right that descended to us from our
father, George Sanders, long since deceased." He d. Dec. 5, 1697.
Andrew Moore was made freeman of Simsbury Feb. 7, 1703. Vol. 4, p. 162, Simsbury
Land Records, has the following entry: "23d day of Dec., 1720, Whereas Andrew Moore
since Sept. 10, 1717, hath entered and well improved two Intire parcels of
Town Common in Simsbury on the east side of the river * * * by virtue of a
town Grant, therefore we, Lieut. John petty: bone, Joseph Case Sen. and
Samuel Humphries being comitte have for euer Quitt claimed the title the town
had to these lands to the said Andrew." Jan. 17, 1720, he sold land to Jonathan
Andrew Moore made his will May 7, 1752, died May 18, 1752, in
Wintonbury, at the home of his dau. Lois, and the property was distributed
Aug. 28, 1752. In his will he speaks of himself as of Simsbury, residing now in
Wintonbury, and of "having arrived at a great age." The appraisers say he has
"In proclamation money as followith," 5, 16s. He had a house and barn,
orchard, one piece of land in the Marsh of 20 acres and one on the Hill of 5
acres besides household goods, clothing, etc. The estate amounted to about
120, and was given to his dau. Lois Hoskins, dau. Sarah and the heirs of his
son Sanders of whom he mentions Sanders and Andrew. He had 6 children, b.
21.I.* LOIS MOORE, b. Nov. 16, 1704.
22.II.MARY MOORE, b. Sept. 30, 1707; d. Jan. 9, 1713.
23.III.* SANDERS MOORE, bap. Nov. 17, 1709.
24.IV.SARAH MOORE, b -- --. Unmarried. Her estate was settled Jan.
25.V.MARY MOORE 4th dau., b. Nov. 20, 1713.
26.VI.ABIAH MOORE, 5th dau., b. Aug. 5, 1717.
Mary and Abiah had probably died without issue as they are not
mentioned in their father's will.
4. DEBORAH MOORE, b. May 31, 1677, d. Aug. 27, 1734, m. Samuel
Forward, b. Windsor, Conn., July 23, 1671; d. May 3, 1738. He was son of
Samuel and Jane Forward who d. Sept. 16, 1684, and his widow d. June 22,
1685. July 15, 1735, Samuel Forward signed a pre-nuptial contract with
widow Martha Winchell of Windsor, giving her certain property in case they
Extract from will of "Samuel Forward of Simsbury," signed April 10, 1738.
"Unto my loving wife Martha, one roome in my Dwelling house, ye use and ye
liberty to Live in it during ye time she shall continue my widow, and ye use of
my well and seller, which roome in my house is ye outter north fier roome, (a
room with fire-place) but only a liberty for my eldest son samuel forward to
have ye liberty to live there with her in said roome--and bequeath unto her
likewise ye use of my little bed roome in ye northwest part of my house to own
use; and likewise I bequeath & ordain that she shall have ye use of one acree
and quarter of plowing land and one acree and quarter of (???) land, and I will
and ordain that whereas there was a joynter (jointure) made with my said wife
Martha and myself before our marriage wherein I was obliged to let her have ye
use of one roome in my house and ye use of one acree of grass land and one
acre of plowing land, ye liberty pasturing for one Cow, and ye use of my sellar
and well and ye apels to fill Two barrills of cyder and apels for her own use all
she shall have occasion for during the full Terme of Two years after my
deceese; and like in said Joynter I was to give her Twenty pounds money to be
hers for Ever as her own property, I therefore ordain that whether she lives my
widow or not, she shall have ye use of one roome in my house, and ye use of
my weell and ye use of my cellar
apels to eate winter, and summer aples, and so many apels to fill Two barrels for ye
full term of Two years after my decess--which is included in said Joynter made before
marriage, and as according to said Joynter I was to give her ye said twenty pounds to
be her own property forever, I hereby confirm it to her and ordain she shall have said
Twenty pounds money with this addition viz: Three of my sheep forever to her own
Dispose after my decess."
This widow was Martha, dau. of John and Mary (Dibble) Eno, b. April 6, 1685, who
m. John, son of Robert Winchell, Jan. 3, 1705. Samuel Forward gave his property to
sons, Samuel, Joseph, Abel, John and dau. Rachel Hawley.
There were 6 children, all b. in Simsbury.
27.I.* SAMUEL FORWARD, b. Aug. 20, 1703.
28.II.* JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Nov. 10, 1709.
29.III.* ABEL FORWARD, b. Nov. 4, 1710; d. 1798, aged 88.
30.IV.DEBORAH FORWARD, b. April 6, 1713; m. Martin Winchell; d. Aug.
31.V.RACHEL FORWARD, b. April 3, 1715; m. -- Hawley.
32.VI. * JOHN FORWARD, b. Aug. 29, 1717.
5. JONATHAN MOORE, b. Feb. 26, 1679-80, m. "Widow Hanah larg of
Saybrook, January the 9th, 1705-6," in Simsbury, Conn. (Simsbury Rec.) Hannah
Large was the dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Wilcox) Long, and m. Simon Large Jan.
24, 1699-1700. They had child Hannah, b. Jan. 6, 1700-1, who m. Joseph Pettibone
May 11, 1726, in Simsbury. Sarah was dau. of John, son of John and Mary Wilcox.
John Wilcox, Jr., m. Sarah Wadsworth, dau. of William, Sept. 17, 1646, and Sarah
was b. Oct. 3, 1648.
At a town meeting held in Simsbury Dec. 15, 1705, it was suggested that "there was
a mine of either silver or copper found in the town" and a committee composed of
Dea. Holcomb and John Pettibone was appointed to search for the mine. It seems
that the mine was discovered, for May 6, 1707, it was agreed that all might mine for
copper by paying the town 10 shillings per ton royalty on the ore mined. Jonathan
Moore subscribed to this agreement. Some mining was done but finally the shafts and
drifts were turned into a Colonial prison named Newgate.
It seems taxation was a matter requiring some attention 200 years ago. Sept. 16,
1702, "The following named inhabitants of the noreath part of the town of Simsbury
ask to be freed from the rates for the following reasons: Firstly, the difficulties that
attend a new place. 2ly. It being out exposed to many difficulties as enemies. 2ly,
remote from meeting and mail. 3ly, the controversies attending the place about the fee
simple of the land &c."
William Moore and
March 7, 1715-16, the surveyor of the town reported he had laid off lots in Turkey
Hills as follows; to William and Benjamin Moore
Lot 8, 53 rods. 12 feet and 4 inches. To Jonathan Moore Lot 9, 43 rods and 2
inches. It is probable that these were the three brothers whom tradition has
brought down as having come from England and engaged in mining at Copper
Hill. On Jan. 2, 1723, grants of land were made to Andrew and Jonathan Moore
in Simsbury, and in 1727 Jonathan signed a protest against the distribution of the
common land of the town. He died in Salisbury, Conn., Sept. 8, 1770.
The following from the Colonial Records of Connecticut. (Vol. XI, p. 147,)
proves that if Ashbel died in 1718 another son born subsequent to that date was
given the same name:
"Petition of Gideon and Ashbel Moore, late of Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.,
now of Nine Partners in the Province of New York, representing that their father,
Jonathan Moore, of said Simsbury, tranciently residing at Salisbury, Litchfield
Co., who now and for a long time has been under the care of the select men of
said Simsbury, together with his estate brought his action against the petitioners
and their brother Simon Moore of Simsbury," etc. The petition was acted on by
the Assembly in 1758 and a judgment of 100, obtained by Jonathan Moore
against his sons Gideon and Ashbel was set aside.
It is probable that Gideon, Simon and Ashbel had given a bond in someway
connected with their father's estate and that Simon "set up a job" on the two
brothers who were in New York. He likely got his father to sue on the bond and
he accepted service so that the first notice his brothers had of the suit was the
execution levied on their land in Simsbury. It is the impression that Simon would
The estate of Zebulon Moore was settled in 1746 by Jonathan Moore,
administrator. The parentage of Zebulon is unknown.
Children: It is probable that all were born in Simsbury, Conn.
33.I.* JONATHAN MOORE, b. Nov. 11, 1706.
34.II.* TEMPERANCE MOORE, b. July 19, 1708.
35.III.* GIDEON MOORE, b. -- --.
36.IV.* SIMON MOORE, b. -- --.
37.V.* ROGER MOORE, b. -- --.
38.VI.JEDEJAH MOORE, 5th son, b. June 21, 1716. He was in Salisbury
39.VII.ASHBEL MOORE, 6th son, b. July 14, 1718; d. July 21, 1718.
40.VIII.MARY MOORE, 2d dau., b. Aug. 21, 1719.
41.IX.* ASHBEL MOORE, b. -- --.
42.X.ZEBULON MOORE, b. -- --. Conjectural. He d. N. Y. "in ye
6. ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Sept. 12, 1682, m. William Stratton Jan. 17, 1705-6,
at Windsor, Conn. He was one of the unfortunate command that set out to invade
Canada in May, 1709, during the old French war. The Connecticut troops got as
far as Wood Creek, near Albany, where they lay till fall, suffering great mortality.
The town records of Windsor have the following entry: "October, 1709, William
Stratton died aboard the vessell, coming from Albany."
The widow, Abigail Stratton, was appointed administratrix of the estate Dec. 5,
1709. She was still Abigail Stratton when her father's estate was settled in 1720.
They had 2 children.
43.I.* SERAJAH STRATTON, b. Windsor, Conn., March 7, 1706-7.
44.II.WILLIAM STRATTON, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 25, 1708.
7. WILLIAM MOORE, b. in 1684, d. in Granby, Conn., May 9, 1780. His
headstone calls him "Mr. Wm. Moor," and says he died in his 97th year. He m. 1st,
Elizabeth Case who d. in Granby (then Simsbury) Sept. 29, 1739. Her headstone
says she was 49 years old. No record of this marriage has been found, but William
Moore mentioned in his will a "piece of land he bought of his brother William Case."
If by brother he means brother-in-law, then Elizabeth, dau. of William and Elizabeth
(Holcomb) Case, b. Sept. 1689, was his wife. William Case was the son of John
Windsor and Sarah (Spencer) Case of Hartford. Elizabeth had a brother William
Case, b. March 22, 1691. William Moore m. 2d, Jan. 20, 1740, Damaris, dau. of
Josiah Phelps, who m. Sarah, (dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah Porter) Winchell. Josiah
was the son of Samuel, son of William Phelps the immigrant.
"The aged William Moore" made his will Nov. 7, 1773, and the distribution of the
estate occurred Oct. 30, 1781. The inventory amounted to 750. To "my beloved
wife Damaris" he gave 1/2 the dwelling house, 1/4 the cellar and well, 1/4 of the barn
and 1/4 of all his lands and movable estate as long as she remained his widow. As
Damaris was 81 years old at the time of Williams death, it is not likely that she lost
her property by another sacrifice on the altar of cupid.
Children by first marriage:
45.I.WILLIAM MOORE, b. July 19, 1712; d. "East Jersey," (N. J.) Jan. 29,
46.II.* DAVID MOORE, b. Sept. 18, 1713.
47.III.TIMOTHY MOORE, b. -- --; d. Jan, 20, 1730-31.
48.IV.* JAMES MOORE, b. June 6, 1715.
49.V.* SHADRACK MOORE, b. Sept. 19, 1717.
50.VI.* MERCY (or MARY) MOORE, b. Nov. 25, 1719.
51.VII.* EBENEZER MOORE, b. April 20, 1722.
52.VIII.* ANDREW MOORE, b. -- --.
53.IX.* ISAAC MOORE, b. --, 1727; d. Granby, Nov. 1, 1817, aged 90.
By second marriage:
54.X.* NAOMI (or AME) MOORE, b. -- --.
8. RACHEL MOORE, b. Feb. 6, 1690-1, m. Timothy Phelps Dec. 10, 1707. He
was the son of Joseph and Hannah (Newton) Phelps, who was son of William the
immigrant, and was b. Simsbury, Conn., May 18, 1671. In 1703 he lived in
Poquonnock and in 1713 in Simsbury. In 1709 Capt. Matthew Allen, writing from
the camp on Wood Creek, says: "Tim Phelps, Obadiah Owen,
Nat Taylor and Bartlett are sick, Taylor the worst." It is probable that this was
Children born, Simsbury, Conn.
55.I.RACHEL PHELPS, b. March 18, 1708-9.
56.II.* MARY PHELPS, b. July 7, 1711.
57.III.TIMOTHY PHELPS, b. c, 1713; d. May 27, 1737.
58.IV.* CHARLES PHELPS, b. c. 1718.
59.V.* SARAH PHELPS, b. Nov. 4, 1721.
60.VI.* RUTH PHELPS, b. April 5, 1728.
Mrs. M. G. Fowler, 1845 University Ave., Berkley, Cal., sends the following
Bible record of the birth and death of the children of Timothy and Rachel
(Moore) Phelps with date of death of the parents:
TIMOTHY PHELPS, b. 1681; d. Jan. 6, 1751. She d. -- 16, 1745.
I.RACHEL PHELPS, b. Nov. 18, 1709; d. May 11, 1741.
II.MARY PHELPS, b. July 7, 1712; died Dec. 16, 1739.
III.SARAH PHELPS, b. Nov. 4, 1722, or '23.
IV.RUTH PHELPS, b. April 5, 1728.
V.TIMOTHY PHELPS, b. Oct. 24, 1733; d. May 13, 1737.
9. BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Dec. 5, 1693, m. Eunice Owen. No record of
this marriage has been found, but Reuben Moore, the grandson of Benjamin,
left a record in his account book, dated March 3, 1784, in which he said:
"Noadiah Moore was b. in Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 5, 1730. Noadiah was the
son of Benjamin by Eunice Owen, his wife." This record has been preserved at
Champlain, N. Y., by the descendants of Noadiah. Another copy of the entry
is still a matter of record in a family Bible in Chatham, N. Y.
Aug. 7, 1718, Benjamin Moore sold Ebenezer Holebat (Hurlbut) fifty acres of
land in Turkey Hills, 25 rods wide and a mile long, bounded north on land of
William Moore and South on land of Jonathan and West on the mountain.
Feb. 24, 1724, he bought of Thomas Griswold, Jr., 26 acres of land bounded
East on land of Joseph Younglove, South on land of Nathaniel Phelps, "from
ye east runs towards ye mountains, 280 rods."
March 14, 1732, Ebenezer Hayden sold Benjamin Moore, for 70, a half
interest in 100 acres of land in Turkey Hills.
March 9, 1734, James Eno of Simsbury sold to Benjamin and Zebulon Moore
"One certain Island lying in the Rivulet in Simsbury, called Eno's Island, lying
against Scotland." (In the Simsbury map of 1730 this is called Holcomb's
May 19, 1737, Benjamin and Zebulon Moore sold this Island to Joseph
Feb. 28, 1737-8, the same parties sold to Elijah Adams of Windsor 22 and
3/4 acres of land lying against Scotland.
March 17, 1729, Benjamin Moore bought of Roger Griswold 46 acres and
107 rods of land at "Salisbury Plains, so called," in Simsbury.
Eunice Owen was b. at Windsor, Conn., Aug. 8, 1696, the dau.
of Obadiah and Christian (Winchell) Owen. (They m. Sept. 21, 1693.) He
was son of John Owen of Wales, who was b. Dec. 25, 1624, and m. Rebecca
Wade Oct. 3, 1650. (Rebecca d. Dec. 3, 1711, and John Feb. 1, 1698-9.)
Christian Winchell was b. March 9, 1672, was dau. of David and Elizabeth
(Filley) Winchell (m. Nov. 17, 1669). David, b. Oct. 22, 1643, was son of
Robert Winchell, the immigrant, who came to Dorchester from Wales 1634.
Elizabeth Filley, b. March 4, 1650, was dau. of William and Margaret -- Filley
(m. Sept. 2, 1642).
Eunice (Owen) Moore d. Feb. 23, 1732-3, aged 37 years, and was buried in
the old cemetery at Poquonnock. Her headstone, now broken in pieces only
shows the first figure 3 indicating her age at the time of her death.
It is easy, in imagination, to restore the group that attended the funeral of this
woman. The brothers of Benjamin and the parental home of Eunice were
located only a few miles from Poquonnock on the road to Suffield. There was
double mourning in the house of Amos, for his wife, Martha, was the sister of
Eunice. The eldest of the orphaned children was 16 and the youngest a babe
of less than two months. Eunice and Tabitha, daughters of 15 and 11, tried to
hide their own grief and still the sobs of their brothers and sisters while they
stood around the open grave that seemed so deep and cheerless in the
accumulated snows of a Connecticut winter.
What a burden had descended upon the shoulders of these two girls. How
they managed to bear that load of care we shall never know,--that they did it
well we have proof in the fact that these children grew up to be honored and
respected men and women.
Next to the last record we have of Benjamin is the record of the sale of land in
1738. The last is the record of his death in the British Army (Conn. contingent)
at Cape Breton Island, Jan. 19, 1745-6. He belonged to the 11th Company of
the Conn. troops. (See roll in Library of Connecticut Historical Society.)
A recent writer says of Cape Breton Island, "The fortifications enclosed an
area of one hundred and twenty acres, more or less. The burying ground on
the point of land to the eastward where hundreds of bodies are buried is still
shown. Louisburg forms today the grandest ruins in this part of the continent."
Probably this is all true but to the hundreds who were buried there and to their
families it is likely the compensation is a trifle inadequate.
It is probable that all the children except the last were born in Simsbury. There
61.I.* BENJAMIN MOORE, b. July 2, 1717.
62.II.* EUNICE MOORE, b. Dec. 3, 1718.
63.III.* JOSEPH MOORE, b. July 21, 1720.
64.IV.* TABITHA MOORE, b. Aug. 16, 1722.
65.V.* AGNES MOORE, b. -- --.
66.VI.* JEMIMA MOORE, b. -- --.
67.VII.* REUBEN MOORE, b. -- --.
68.VIII.* NOADIAH MOORE, b. Nov. 5, 1730.
69.IX.* SIMEON MOORE, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 6, 1732-3.
10. AMOS MOORE, b. Oct. 19, 1698, m. Martha, dau. of Obadiah (and Christian
Winchell) Owen, May 21, 1720. She was a sister of Eunice, the wife of Benjamin,
and was b. Aug. 16, 1698, and died May 20, 1780. Both are buried in Turkey Hills,
or East Granby, Conn., where their headstones still record the dates of their birth
and death. He d. Feb. 20, 1785.
Amos Moore made his will Sept. 4, 1782, and the inventory of the estate was made
March 21, 1785. He had land, furniture, farming implements and clothing. He had "I
great Bible, 15s; 3 bee hives, 2 sheep, sheep shears, and an hour glass." He dressed
in brown. There were "An old beaver hat, 6s; old streight body'd brown Broad
Cloth coat, 11s; old home-made brown do., 6s; old brown breeches, 1s." The
dwelling house was appraised 65; barn, 20; old log house, 6; 21 1/2 acres of
land, 205; 32 acres in the great lot on the west side of the road, 160; 10 acres
mountain, 40. March 7, 1737 8, he sold for 226 two pieces of land in
Simsbury,--one in the corner marsh and the other in the great marsh.
He had 10 children, b. Simsbury, Conn.
70.I.AMOS MOORE, b. Jan. 21, 1721. Nov. 19, 1751, his address was
Little Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
71.II.* MARTHA MOORE, b. April 5, 1722.
72.III."SIBBEL MOORE ye secnd fon of Amos moore was borne october ye
16th, 1724." This child died Dec. 23, 1725.
73.IV.* OBADIAH MOORE, b. Nov. 7, 1726.
74.V.* RACHEL MOORE, b. -- --, 1731.
75.VI.* JONAH MOORE, b. March 25, 1735.
76.VII.* MICAH MOORE, b. Nov. 3, 1736.
77.VIII.* NAHUM MOORE, b. Nov. 19, 1738.
78.IX.* SIBYL MOORE, b. -- --, 1741.
79.X.* JOEL MOORE, b. Sept. 25, 1744.
Parents Third Generation,
21. LOUIS (or LOIS) MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 16, 1704, m.
Zebulon Hoskins August 1, 1727. "Zebulon, son of Anthony Hoskins, Jr., was
born May 6, 1696." (Windsor Town Records.) She died Oct. 31, 1754, "aged
50 years less 16 days." The Simsbury Land Records, June 25, 1770, record a
deed from Zebulon Hoskins and wife Martha. She was the daughter of Jonathan
There were 4 children by 1st marriage:
80.I.* ZEBULON HOSKINS, b. March 5, 1727-8.
81.II.ELIJAH HOSKINS, b. July 22, 1730.
82.III.LOIS HOSKINS, b. May 22, 1732.
83.IV.* ABEL HOSKINS, b. June 28, 1734.
23. SANDERS MOORE, bp. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 17, 1709, married Mabel
(dau. of Thomas) Kelsey, Aug. 2, 1731. She was b. Simsbury, Conn., June 12,
1712. He made his will Sept. 14, 1750, and a month later the witnesses
appeared in court and swore they had witnessed the signing of the will. He gave
his son Sanders 30, dau. Mary 110, Mabel 80. He directed that enough be
kept to bring up his dau. Hannah Kelsey till she was of lawful age when she
should be paid 80. What was left he divided between his sons "according to
inventory appraisement." Dec. 4, 1750, guardians were appointed for all his
children except Mary.
There were 7, all b. in Simsbury:
84.I.MARY MOORE, b. Oct. 31, 1732.
85.II.* SANDERS MOORE, b. July 14, 1735.
86.III.* JOB MOORE, b. Aug. 25, 1738.
87.IV.MABEL MOORE, b. Oct. 2, 1740.
88.V.HANNAH KELSEY MOORE, b. July 17, 1743; d. Oct. 6, 1754.
89.VI.* ANDREW MOORE, b. July 17, 1743.
90.VII.MARTIN MOORE, b. March 31, 1746.
27. SAMUEL FORWARD, b. Aug. 20, 1703; d. July 29, 1762. Stiles says
"Unmarried--Bible Rec." Samuel Forward made his will July 8, 1762. He gave
his "beloved wife Deborah" all his movable estate "except turning and coopers
tools." His widow and brother Abel were appointed to execute the will. He gave
"To Ann Eno my beloved daughter-in-law 45."
"To my beloved sister Rachel Hawley 50."
"To my cousin Joseph Forward 50."
"To my beloved daughter-in-law Sarah Eno 5."
"To my cousin Samuel Forward" he gave his tools, land and building.
Who were these cousins, Samuel and Joseph? Were not Ann and Sarah Eno his
28. JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Nov. 10, 1709, m. Marcy Lourton March 27,
1729, at Simsbury. Stiles says he was a "Tanner, Saddler and farmer." His will was
probated Dec. 11, 1759. He left his property to the widow, Justus and Joseph,
with a liberal share to his dau. Mercy, the wife of Bildad Easton. Justus and Joseph
executors. The widow d. Suffield, Conn., April 11, 1786, aged 81. (Chart.)
There were 8 children, born in Simsbury:
91.I.JUSTUS FORWARD, b. Suffield, Conn., May 11, 1730, Clergyman.
m. Violet Dickerson, b. Nov. 15, 1738. He d. Belchertown,
Mass., March 8, 1814, in 59th year of his ministry; 11 children.
92.II.JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Jan. 9, 1732; d. Aug. 4, 1732.
93.III.* JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Dec. 16, 1733.
94.IV.DAN FORWARD, b. June 9, 1736; d Aug. 6, 1748.
95.V.* MERCY FORWARD, b. Feb. 10, 1739.
96.VI.CHARITY FORWARD, b. April 15, 1741.
97.VII.RACHEL FORWARD, b. April 4, 1743; d. July 30, 1748.
98.VIII.SAMUEL FORWARD, b. Feb. 23, 1745; d. Aug. 14, 1748.
29. ABEL FORWARD, b. Nov. 4, 1710; m. Hannah, dau. of Sergt. Joseph and
Rebecca (North) Phelps, April 28, 1736. She was b. June 7, 1717; d. April 13,
1790. He d. Granby, Conn., in 1798, aged 88 years. His 2d marriage is recorded
in the Westfield, Mass., records as follows: "Capt. Abel Forward & Mrs. Tabitha
Moore were married Sept. 25, 1791." She was b. Aug. 16, 1722, the dau. of
Benjamin and Eunice (Owen) Moore. At the time of her marriage the groom was
past 80 and she was 69 "going on 70." When this woman was 11 years old her
mother died, leaving a family of 9 children. Tabitha's sister Eunice was 4 years
older, but she married 3 years later, and at the age of 14 Tabitha was left with the
care of the family, the youngest being but 3 years old. Who can tell of the heroic
efforts of this girl to keep the family together and care for them? Her father,
undoubtedly, provided for the family while he lived (he d. 1745) but she filled the
office of mother to these young children. After they were all married and she was
left alone she took upon herself, by this marriage, the care of the old soldier, Capt.
The descendants of Benjamin Moore ought to find the grave of this woman and
erect over it a monument that will perpetuate her memory
"To the last syllable of recorded time."
Children of Abel and Hannah (Phelps) Forward:
99.I.ABEL FORWARD, b. Jan. 10, 1737; d. Nov. 22, 1745.
100.II.DEBORAH FORWARD, b. Sept. 1, 1738; m. -- Rowe.
101.III.JOHN FORWARD, b. Dec. 7, 1740; d. Oct. 18, 1760; unmarried.
102.IV.HANNAH FORWARD, b. May 28, 1744; m. Mathew Griffin, settled in
N. Y. State.
103.V.LYDIA FORWARD, b. Oct. 23, 1746; m. Benjamin Holcomb.
104.VI.ABEL FORWARD, b. April 17, 1748; m. -- Stiles; graduate of Yale;
clergyman, settled in Southwick, Mass.
105.VII.RACHEL FORWARD, b. Jan. 22, 1751; m.
106.VIII.* SAMUEL FORWARD, b. April 21, 1752; m. Susannah Holcomb.
107.IX.SABRINA FORWARD, b. Oct. 9, 1745; married Pelatiah Adams.
108.X.JESSE FORWARD, b. May 3, 1758; m. Widow Winchell.
33. JONATHAN MOORE, b. Nov. 11, 1706. His marriage was recorded in Simsbury
as follows: "Jonathan moor Jun. and Abigaill Enno ware Joyned togeather in mariage
february the Tenth 1731-2." He removed to Salisbury, Conn., before 1747. Was
administrator of Zebulon Moore's estate in 1746. He was appointed Ensign March 14,
There were 5 children.
109.I.* JONATHAN MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 7, 1733.
110.II.* ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Feb. 14, 1735-6.
111.III.CHARITY MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., March 14, 1738.
112.IV.JEHIAL MOORE, b. Salisbury, Conn., May 19, 1747; d. June 15, 1750.
113.V.ELIJAH MOORE, b. Salisbury, Conn., April 13, 1751; d. April 24, 1752.
34. TEMPERANCE MOORE, b. in Simsbury, July 19, 1708; m. Benajah Loomis at
Windsor, Conn., Jan. 17, 1728-9. He b. Simsbury, Conn., Jan. 28, 1710-11. The family
removed to Ancram, Columbia Co., N. Y. (Stiles.)
They had 6 children, b. Windsor, Conn.
114.I.ELANTHAN LOOMIS, b. Jan. 28, 1729; d. Feb. 24, 1729.
115.II.ELANTHAN LOOMIS, b. Jan. 25, 1730; d. March 18, 1730
116.III.TEMPERANCE LOOMIS, b. Feb. 19, 1731-2.
117.IV.TRYPHENA LOOMIS, b. April 13, 1734.
118.V.MARK LOOMIS, bp. (in extremis) Nov. 18, 1738.
119.VI.SARAH LOOMIS, bp. (on wife's account) July 6, 1740.
35. GIDEON MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., c. 1710; m. Anna, dau. of Francis and
Abigail (Colton) Griswold at Windsor, Conn., April 23, 1735. She b. Windsor, July 29,
1716. Abigail Colton b. Jan. 4, 1685-6; m. Dec. 8, 1703, Francis Griswold of
Poquonnock. She was dau. of John Colton of Springfield, Mass., b. 1659, and Abigail
Parsons of Northampton, b. 1666; m. 1684. She was dau. of Cornet Joseph and Mary
(Bliss) Parsons, m. 1646. She was dau. of Thomas and Margaret Bliss. John Colton was
son of George and Deborah (Gardner) Colton. He came to Springfield in 1644.
After 1738 the family removed to Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
120.I.* ANNA MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., May 5, 1736.
121.II.* GIDEON MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., April 14, 1738.
122.III.* TRYPHENA MOORE, b. c. 1739.
123IV.* CHARLES MOORE, b. c. 1741.
124.V.REUBEN MOORE, b. -- --; assessed Stillwater, N. Y., 1789.
125.VI.ALPHEUS MOORE, b. -- --; res. in Stillwater, N. Y. 1790.
126.VII.PHINEAS MOORE, b. -- --; res. Stillwater, N. Y., 1790.
127.VIII.WILLIAM MOORE, b. -- --; conjectural.
128.IX.HOSEA MOORE, b. -- --; conjectural. All these men were in the
American Army at the battle of Bemus Heights.
36. SIMON MOORE was b. Simsbury, c. 1712. He was one of the ill-fated
expedition to Louisburg, Cape Breton Island, in 1745-6, and was one of the few
who returned. He married and had 8 children, the last two being recorded as of his
wife Abigail. He d. before 1770, when Justus had a guardian appointed. (Hartford
129.I.HANNAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Feb. 1, 1738-9.
130.II.TEMPERANCE MOORE, b. Simsbury, Feb. 14, 1740-1.
131.III.* SIMON MOORE, b. Aug. 29, 1743.
132.IV.SYLVANUS MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 9, 1745.
133.V.ZEBULON MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 21, 1747.
134.VI.LUCINA MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Dec. 31, 1749.
135.VII.JUSTUS MOORE, b. Oblong, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Dec. 22, 1754.
136.VIII.LEVINA MOORE, b. Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 23, 1758, of Simsbury,
unmarried on Oct. 30, 1789. (Granby Land Records, see deed
of Simon & Lavinna to Ashbel Holcomb.)
37. ROGER MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., c. 1714. It is not known when he
removed to Salisbury, Conn. He was with Ethan Allen when he surrendered his
command near Montreal, Sept. 25, 1775, and was confined with others in the jail at
Halifax. Roger Moore was 1st Lieut. of a company of volunteers raised at Salisbury
Dec. 20, 1776. He was in Eno's state regiment in 1777 with the rank of 1st Lieut.
He married Miriam (???) and had two children, b. in Salisbury.
137.I.SUSANNAH MOORE, b. Dec. 20, 1763.
138.II.ROGER MOORE, b. Sept. 24, 1765.
The History of Chautauqua County, N. Y. gives a sketch of Jehial Moore, a son of
Capt. Roger Moore, a revolutionary soldier. It is said that Jehial was born in
Connecticut, lived with his father in Butternuts, Otsego County, and then moved to
Chautauqua Co., where he built a sawmill at Forestville. He was Captain of a
company in the war of '12. He died in Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 1817. Four of his
children settled in Cayuga County, N. Y. He was probably a son of this family.
41. ASHBEL MOORE. If the Ashbel Moore b. July 14, 1718, died on the 21st,
another child must have been born subsequent to that date who received the same
name. He was of Stillwater, N. Y. His will is dated Jan. 29, 1790, and was proved
on the 12th of March following. He gave to his nephew, Reuben Moore, all his real
and personal estate except "land which I own in Simsbury." He gave his Simsbury land
to his nephews, Alpheus and Phineas. These were probably all sons of Gideon, the
brother of Ashbel.
43. SERAJAH STRATTON, b. Windsor, Conn., March 7, 1706-7; m. Eunice, dau.
of Samuel Case, Dec. 12, 1728. On 31 March, 1736, Serajah and Eunice Stratton,
of Suffield, sold land in Simsbury. (See Simsbury Land Record.) The inventory of
Serajah was exhibited in court May 1, 1759, by Eunice Stratton, administratrix. He
was a farmer, had farm, live stock, carpenter's tools, clothing, household furniture. He
had a "Beak horn,"1 bread trough, an old Bible, a hymn book, small play book and a
book The Pleasant Companion.
They had 3 children, b. in Simsbury.
139.I.* MARTIN STRATTON, b. Jan. 13, 1730.
140.II.* EUNICE STRATTON, July 27, 1733.
141.III.SERAJAH STRATTON, b. July 7, 1740.
46. DAVID MOORE, b. Simsbury, Sept. 18, 1713; m. Sept. 15, 1737, Hannah,
dau. of John and Martha (Eno) Winchell. She was b. Windsor, Feb. 13, 1715. An
inventory of his estate was made May 2, 1760. The widow, Rachel Moore, and son,
Timothy, were made administrators. March 6, 1753, "Rachel Pettibone, alias Moore,
and her husband, David Moore, executors to the last will and testiment of Stephen
Petibone, Jr.," exhibited an account of debts against the estate which they had paid.
Stephen Pettibone, Jr., m. Rachel Segar June 5, 1744, and died Dec. 11, 1750. This
wife must have been the mother of David's 3 younger children. Rachel Segar was b.
Oct. 16, 1724. The North Granby records have the following: "Widow of David
Moore died 1825, aged 74." Mary Adams, the wife of David Moore, Jr., was b. Jan.
15, 1754. She was not a widow in 1825, as David, Jr., lived till 1841. It is evident
that somebody has blundered.
The estate of David Moore amounted to 430, and included 100 acres of land with
house and farming tools, clothing, etc. He had two Bibles, a sermon and hymn book.
The invoice includes "Puter, one large mothers platter, 0, 3, 6d; fether bed,
Mother's, 0, 15s, 6d." Perhaps this was the "setting out" of Elizabeth Case when she
married William Moore.
There were 6 children, b. Simsbury, Conn.
142.I.* TIMOTHY MOORE, b. Nov. 6, 1737.
143.II.ELIZABETH MOORE, b. Oct. 4, 1739. She had probably died without
issue, as she is not mentioned in her grandfather's will, Nov. 4, 1773.
144.III.MARTHA MOORE, b. Oct. 14, 1741.
By second marriage:
145.IV.* DAVID MOORE, b. Aug 22, 1753.
146.V.* ARAUNAH MOORE, b. -- -- 1756.
147.VI.EBER MOORE, b. -- --.
1What was that?
48. JAMES MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., June 6, 1716; m. Rachel, dau. of
Matthew and Hannah (Chapman) Grant, in Simsbury, May 25, 1737. She was b.
Windsor, April 17, 1704. (?) Matthew was son of Samuel and Mary (Porter)
Grant. He was son of Matthew Grant who came to Dorchester in 1630. Sarah
Chapman was dau. of Edward and Elizabeth (Fox) Chapman, b. May 3, 1671.
Mary was dau. of John Porter, the immigrant, who came in 1639.
James Moore d. March 5, 1788, and is buried in East Granby, Conn. He made his
will Dec. 19, 1782, disposing of land in Mooretown (a neighborhood now in
Southwick, Mass.) and land in Turkey Hills, now Granby. He remembered his
widow as follows: "To my beloved wife Rachel, the use of one half my brick house
and home lot containing about 44 acres to use as long as she shall continue my
widow and to have ye liberty of ye use of my well and to get Wood on my
Mountain Lots during her Widowhood, and 1/3 part of my movable estate after
debts and funeral charges are paid out of my movable estate (not my legacies) to be
her property forever." The following shows he was opposed to trumped up
accounts: "If any one or more of my s'd children shall bring in any Debts or Charges
whatever against my Estate after my decease unless it is Legacies or by Note or
Obligation under my hand well executed, he or she or they are to have No other
Portion out of my Estate Only what is Recovered By Virtue of S'd Debt or Charge
and not to take Any advantage of my Legacy made to them in this will."
The beloved Rachel was 84 (?) years old when she acquired the use of this
They had 7 children, of whom no birth record has been found.
148.I.* JAMES MOORE, b. -- --.
149.II.* WILLIAM MOORE, b. -- --.
150.III.* JOEL MOORE, b. -- --.
151.IV.* ASA MOORE, b. -- --.
152.V.* ROSWELL MOORE, b. -- --, 1755.
153.VI.RACHEL MOORE, b. -- --; m. Giles Moore, Turkey Hills, Feb. 12,
154.VII.* CHARITY MOORE, b. -- --.
49. SHADRACH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 19, 1717; d. Southwick,
Mass., Oct. 21, 1798. He m. Miriam, dau. of Thomas and Miriam (Buel) Stevens,
b. Simsbury, Conn., June 14, 1729; d. Oct. 3, 1813. Miriam Buel was the dau. of
Peter by his third wife, Widow Mary (Gillett) Bissell, b. Oct. 21, 1667; m. Peter
Buel June 30, 1698. She was dau. of Jonathan Gillett, who m. Mary Kelsey of
Hartford, Conn., April 23, 1661. He was son of Jonathan Gillett, the immigrant.
Peter Buel was the son of William, the immigrant.
Miriam (Buel) Stevens made her will July 10, 1787, and it was probated June 21,
1790. She speaks of herself as "old, bowed down with age, and infirm in body,"
which was probably true
enough as she was baptized at Simsbury, by Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, March
12, 1698-9. She gave to her son, Rufus, the "Great Bible." Her string of gold
beads to dau. Miriam Moore. The balance of her estate she divided between her
sons and her daughters, Mary, wife of Joseph Moore, Honorah, wife of Isaac
Gillett, and Miriam, wife of Shadrach Moore. The date of her death is recorded in
Joseph Moore's Bible: "The Wd. Miriam Stevens died May 24, 1790 in the 92d.
year of her age."
Shadrach Moore made his will Nov. 24, 1796, and the inventory was received
March 18, 1799. He had 120 acres of land, a house and barn, sheep, hogs,
farming tools, 2 tons English hay, 2 tons meadow hay, brass kettle $3, 8 pewter
plates $2, furniture and clothing, loom $8.34, 2 great wheels $2, quilling wheel,
swifts, 2 Dutch wheels and "Great Bible," all valued at $2350.81. He says of the
widow: "Unto my beloved wife Miriam (I give) one third of my dwelling house
and barn * * * I give to her after my decease for her own use as long as she shall
live, one half my home lot taking in all the orchard, mowing etc. and one third of
all my lands east and west the highway and one good cow and six good sheep
and a side saddle which I now have, and the Great Bible and the whole of the
household movables as long as she shall live, and my desire and will is that my son
Shadrach Moore Jr. shall provide her with a horse to ride to Meeting and to see
her children, and other places which it is necessary when she shall want, and that
he shall provide her with wood and cut it fit for the fire when she shall want for
herself and use, and I also give unto my beloved wife all my Bees at my decease
for her use and benefit."
They had 7 children, all but the first 2 born in Westfield, Mass.
155.I.* MIRIAM MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 4, 1755.
156.II.* SHADRACH MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., May 10, 1757.
157.III.* HANNAH MOORE, b. May 21, 1759.
158.IV.* ELIZABETH MOORE, b. Dec. 24, 1761,
159.V.* REBECCA MOORE, b. April 21, 1764.
160.VI.JEFFERSON MOORE, b. Dec. 16, 1766, d, Nov. 9, 1777.
161.VII.* ABIAH MOORE, b. Feb. 21, 1769,
50. MERCY MOORE, b. Nov. 25, 1719; m. Samuel Phelps, June 11, 1738. He
was son of Samuel and Rachel (Owen) Phelps, b. Dec. 30, 1716. He m. 2d,
Mr. Phelps removed with his father to Hartland, Conn. He was living in 1806. He
appears to have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church in Simsbury, Nov. 24,
1763 (Phelps Family).
Children by first wife, b. Hartland, Conn.:
162.I.ORPHIA PHELPS, b. c. 1740, m. Phebe Terrill.
163.II.REUBEN PHELPS, b. -- --, 1742, m Phebe Moore (No. 183.) He
d. Granby, Nov. 20, 1821, without issue.
164.III.SAMUEL PHELPS, b. -- --; settled Scipio, N. Y.
165.IV.(???) PHELPS, b. -- --.
166.V.JERUSHA PHELPS, b. -- --; m. Crosby.
167.VI.A daughter who m. William Thrall.
51. EBENEZER MOORE, b. April 20, 1722; m. Tabitha, dau. of Lieut. Samuel
and Abigail (Eno) Phelps, Nov. 21, 1739. She d. before 1749 probably without
issue, as she is not mentioned in her mother's will of that date. Three of Ebenezer
Moore's children by a second marriage were baptized at Turkey Hills.
168.I.ZUBAH MOORE, bp. Oct. 7, 1763.
169.II.VIOLET MOORE, bp. Oct. 7, 1763.
170.III.LAVINA MOORE, bp. July 21, 1765; d. 1813, Feb. 9 (Turkey Hills
52. ANDREW MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., c. 1724; m. Ruth, dau. of Rane
Cossett, b. July 26, 1724. Andrew d. May 6, 1777, without a will. Inventory May
5, 1778, 29. 9. 8.; debts, 16. 17. o.; for distribution, 12. 12. 8. Sept. 15,
1783, Ruth Moore, Jr., and Lydia Moore sold for 26 two pieces of land in Turkey
Hills which they inherited from their grandfather, William Moore. The first piece
being 1/4 part of 10 acres held in partnership "with ye rest of ye heirs of Andrew
Moore late of Simsbury deceased." All the children signed a deed to 8 2/3 acres of
land, Nov. 4, 1783. (Windsor Rec. Vol. 16.)
Children of Andrew and Ruth (Cossett) Moore:
171.I.ISAAC MOORE, b. -- --.
172.II.OZIAS MOORE, b. -- --.
173.III.* DAN MOORE, b. July 21, 1749.
174.IV.LYDIA MOORE, b. -- --.
175.V.DEBORAH MOORE, b. -- --; m. John Carter. Res. 1783 Blanford,
176.VI.MARCY MOORE, b. -- --; m. Seth Carpenter. Res. 1783 Becket,
177.VII.ANNA MOORE, bp. Salmon Brook, Sept, 2, 1764.
178.VIII.RUTH MOORE, b. -- --.
53. ISAAC MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., 1727; m. Sybil(???) and had 7 children.
He d. Granby, Conn., Nov. 1, 1817, aged 90 years.
179.I.HULDAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Aug. 5, 1745; d. May 6, 1770. Her
estate amounting to 9. 12. 1. was willed to her brothers and
sister Phebe. It is likely that Sybil died before Huldah. She
had "a yellow flowered ribbon, 1s. 1od, a new calico gown,
180.II.DANIEL MOORE, b. 1750; d. "1815 Nov. 17, Daniel Moore 65"
(North Granby Church Rec.) Granby records say his estate was
settled Dec. 2, 1815, with widow Hannah and Thomas Spring
181.III.ISAAC MOORE, b. -- --; d. in Capt. Joseph Forward's Company,
Sept. 26 1776. Feb. 7, 1777, Lemuel Bates presented inventory
of the estate. Isaac held note against Joel Moore 7. 5. He had
"Leather breeches 4s., old surtot 5s., sleave strings 3d., feathers
16., saddles and saddle bags 17s., 11 quarts grass seed, 2 horses,
cow bell and wooden bottle."
182.IV.ABNER MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 26, 1755.
183.V.PHEBE MOORE, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1758; m. Reuben
Phelps. (See 163,)
184.VI.JACOB HOLCOMB MOORE, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 1761.
185.VII.SYBIL MOORE, b. Westfield, Mass., Dec. 2. 1765; d. before 1770.
54. NAOMI (or AME) MOORE. No record of her birth has been found. She was
m. to Uriah Pease at William Moore's in Turkey Hills, March 11, 1766, by Rev.
Roger Viets. William Moore left her a full share of his property and mentioned her
dau. Rebecca. There is no doubt but she was the dau. of William and Damaris
(Phelps) Moore. Uriah Pease was in the Lexington Alarm. The East Granby Records
contain the following: "1778. This year was killed at Mead Fort in ys Con (Country
or Conn.?) service, Uriah Pease." It seems there were a good many vacant places
around the hearth stones of New England about this time. "1800 Mar. 3 Died the
Widow Peas." (Turkey Hills Church Record.) "Naomi Pease late of Granby, her
inventory made Apr 4, 1800 by Samuel Clark and Ebenezer Hiccox ($32.51,)"
Simsbury Mss. Records.
Four children b. in Simsbury:
186.I.URIAH PEASE, b. June 29, 1768.
187.II.REBECCA PEASE, b. -- --, 1770.
188.III.CHARITY PEASE, b. Aug. 11, 1773.
189.IV.SARAH PEASE, b. Jan. 31, 1776.
56. MARY PHELPS, b. July 7, 1711; m. Samuel Brown, July 15, 1730. She d.
Dec. 13, 1739. (Bible Rec.) He was b. Simsbury, Aug. 28, 1705, and d. June 18,
They had 6 children, b. Simsbury, Conn. See (Phelps Family.)
190.I.MARY BROWN, b. July 3, 1731; d. young.
191.II.SAMUEL BROWN, b. May 2, 1734.
192.III.MARY BROWN, b. April 23, 1737.
193.IV.LUCY BROWN, b. Oct. 1, 1739.
The last two must have been by a second marriage.
194.V.PETER BROWN, bp. May 2, 1742.
195.VI.CHARITY BROWN, b. Aug. 3, 1746.
58. CHARLES PHELPS, b. c. 1718; d. May 21, 1803; m. Hannah Cook, May 12,
1748. She was dau. of Richard and Martha (Evans) Cook, bp. June 29, 1726. He
d. Wintonbury, May 21, 1803. The Bible Rec. of Timothy Phelps gives no son
They had 8 children, b. Simsbury, Conn. See (Phelps Family.)
196.I.HANNAH PHELPS, b. Sept. 2, 1748.
197.II.LUCY PHELPS, b. June 18, 1750; m. James Eno, Dec. 5, 1784.
198.III.CHARLES PHELPS, b. July 21, 1752; m. Anna Cook.
199.IV.RHODA PHELPS, b. April 9, 1755; m. Isaac Thrall.
200.V.OLIVER PHELPS, b. Aug. 11, 1758; m. Eunice (???).
201.VI.ABNER PHELPS, b. Oct. 15, 1761; m. Lovica Holcomb.
202.VII.JOAB PHELPS, b. June 10, 1765. m. 1st, Keziah Barnard; 2d, Sarah
203.VIII.ANNA PHELPS, b. April 10, 1767.
59. SARAH PHELPS, b. Simsbury, Nov. 4, 1721; m. Pelatiah Adams, March 24,
They had 6 children b. Simsbury, Conn.
204.I.SARAH ADAMS, b. June 14, 1739; d. Jan. 3, 1740-1.
205.II.TIMOTHY PHELPS ADAMS, b. April 1, 1741; d. Dec. 5, 1741.
206.III.RACHEL ADAMS, b. Aug. 24, 1744.
207.IV.SARAH ADAMS, b. Aug. 3, 1746.
208.V.PELATIAH ADAMS, b. Dec. 28, 1750.
209.VI.TITUS ADAMS, b. Jan. 23, 1753.
60. RUTH PHELPS, b. Simsbury, Conn., April 5, 1728; m. Dec. 15, 1743,
Zaccheus, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Griswold) Gillett. He was b. Dec. 29,
1724; d. Jan. 7, 1793. Ruth d. about 1773 and Capt. Zaccheus m. 2d, Widow Sarah
((???)) Dean. Zaccheus was a great grandson of Nathan Gillett the immigrant.
Children of Zaccheus and Ruth (Phelps) Gillett, b. Simsbury,
210.I.ZACCHEUS GILLETT, b. Nov. 11, 1745.
211.II.ARA GILLETT (son), b. Oct. 4, 1747.
212.III.* ALEXANDER GILLETT, b. Aug. 14, 1749.
213.IV.RUTH GILLETT, b. Sept. 29, 1751; m. Capt. Abner Pinney; moved
to Ohio 1804.
214.V.* MARY GILLETT, b. Aug. 4, 1753.
215VI.* NATHAN GILLETT, b. Sept. 29, 1755.
216.VII.ELIZABETH GILLETT, b. March 30, 1758; m. July 26, 1781, Elkana
Smith of Wolcott.
217.VIII.* BENONI GILLETT, b. July 23, 1760.
218.IX.ANNE GILLETT, b. Jan. 3, 1763; m. George Cornish and d. May
219.X.* RACHEL GILLETT, b. Nov. 28, 1765,
220.XI.TIMOTHY GILLETT, b. July 21, 1771; d. April 22, 1780.
61. BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 2, 1717. His nephew Reuben
Moore (see No. 9) said he went to Baltimore in early life and no communication was
had with him afterwards.
62. EUNICE MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Dec. 3, 1718; m. John Spencer of
Suffield, Conn., August 5, 1736. He was b. Feb. 21, 1710-11, and d. Oct. 22,
1777. Ancestry: William, m. Mehitable Mascraft, Roxbury, Mass., April 18, 1704.
Thomas, Jr., m. Esther Andrews of Hartford, Conn. Her father was the first
schoolmaster in Hartford. Thomas, Sr., bp. March, 1607; d. Sept., 1687. Jared, bp.
May, 1576; m. Alice (???). Michael Spencer m. Elizabeth (???).
Children of John and Eunice (Moore) Spencer. (See No. 110.)
221.I.* EUNICE SPENCER, b. May 19, 1738.
222.II.REUBEN SPENCER, b. June 14. 1741.
223.III.AGNES SPENCER, b. Dec. 9, 1743; d. Oct. 17, 1751.
224.IV.SIMEON SPENCER, b. Feb. 18, 1746; d. Aug. 29, 1748.
225.V.TABITHA SPENCER, b. July 26, 1748; d. Sept. 23, 1751.
226.VI.CHRISTIAN SPENCER, b. Oct. 30, 1750.
227.VII.DEBORAH SPENCER, b. Sept. 13, 1752.
228.VIII.SIMEON SPENCER, b. Sept. 24, 1756.
229.IX.* JOHN SPENCER, b. July 12, 1758.
230.X.AGNES SPENCER, b. Dec. 6, 1761.
63. JOSEPH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 21, 1720; m. Mary, dau. of
Thomas and Miriam (Buel) Stevens. Mary was b. May 3, 1720. Miriam Buel was bp.
Simsbury, March 12, 1698-9. The record of her marriage is as follows: "Thomas
Stevens of Great Britin and meriam Buell of Simsbury waf marid the thirtieth day of
march 1719." He died March 25, 1752. Miriam was the first child of Peter and
Widow Mary (Gillett, Bissell) Buel, m.
June 30, 1698. The Simsbury records say this marriage occurred June 30,
1699, and "thereby hangs a tale."
Nov. 10, 1697, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge organized the church at Simsbury
with Peter Buel and Widow Mary Bissell, with 23 others signing the covenant.
Peter, son of William Buel, the immigrant, was b. at Windsor, Conn., Aug. 19,
1644, and m. Martha Coggens in 1670. She d. in 1686, leaving 9 children.
Peter m. Mary Strong in 1687, who d. May 4, 1688, aged 22 years, without
issue. It will be noticed that in 1697 Peter was 53 years old and was already
something of a matrimonial repeater.
Widow Mary (Gillett) Bissell, b. Oct. 21, 1667, was dau. of Jonathan and
Mary (Kelsey) Gillett, Jr., and grand-daughter of Jonathan, the immigrant. She
m. Jacob Bissell and had one child, Jacob, b. June 8, 1694. In the Fall of
1697 the widow Mary was 30 and Peter some 23 years older; still the Winter
and Spring seem to have been passed very pleasantly by them, for on the 28th
day of June, 1698, a deed was put on record in Simsbury, from which the
following is copied:
"To all Christian people to whom these presents may come, Greeting. Know
ye that I Peter Buel being now to be speedily married (Gods Providence
permitting) to my well beloved and espoused Mary Bissell * * * * I do
therefore by virtue of these presents give, grant, enfeoff, set off and pass over,
ratify and confirm unto the said Mary Bissell" property as follows: He gave her
his house and lot at Hop Meadow and half his meadow lot during her life.
Peter acknowledged this deed before John Higley J. P. on the 28th of June.
This was on Tuesday. Apparently the 29th was passed in further negotiation,
as this widow appears to have had an eye to business as well as matrimony,
for on the 30th of June an addition was made to the gift of two days before of
60 in movable estate. This contract reads: "in case we enter into marriage
bond and covenant as is now intended by us." In this last agreement Peter
expressed some doubt as to whether they would ever be married at all, while
in the first he said he expected to be married "speedily." The first contract was
made on the 28th and the second on the 30th of June, 1698, when "they were
married and lived happily ever afterwards," the Simsbury records to the
contrary notwithstanding. Peter Buel died Jan. 8, 1729, aged 84 years. His
widow died Aug. 19, 1734, aged 66.
Joseph Moore and Micah Miller presented a memorial in 1773 to the
Connecticut Assembly, showing that they were settled on land lying North of
Simsbury, South of Westfield, Mass., and West of Suffield, Conn. They were
in a sort of "no man's land" and asked to be annexed to Conn. The Assembly
annexed the land in question, making it a part of the town of Simsbury and of
the Society of Salmon Brook. After a long contest this land finally went to
Massachusetts and is now represented by the notch taken out of the State of
Connecticut where the boundary line of Massachusetts
"Comes me cranking in and cuts a monstrous cantle out."
Joseph Moore was appointed Lieut. of a train band in Simsbury, March 2, 1775. He
belonged to Capt Jonathan Buttolph's Company, 18th Regt. Conn. Militia,
commanded by Col. Jonathan Pettibone. The regiment marched to the defense of
New York in August, 1776, where Lieut. Moore was taken prisoner and died on the
3d of November following. A pay abstract of his company preserved in the War
Department at Washington reports him "taken prisoner" and sets down the amount of
pay due him at 7. 4. The record in his Bible reads: "Joseph Moore, Husband of
Mary Moore -- Who left His Family the 14th of August 1776 -- He was taken at the
Giving up of New York -- the 15th of September following, being in prison Seven
Weeks. He Died the 3d Day of November -- following Being Fifty Six Years and
four Months old."
He was probably one of the eleven thousand who died on the Jersey and whose
bones bleached on the sands of the Wallabout.
The inventory of his estate amounted to 788. 12. 6. The widow Mary Moore and
son Benjamin were appointed administrators March 4, 1777. Benjamin d. on the 15th
of Sept. following, when Roger Moore was appointed to administer on Benjamin's
estate. It would be interesting to know what fatality carried off both Benjamin and his
sister Eunice on the same day.
Among Joseph Moore's books were: One great Bible, Book of Bunyan's, Religious
Life, The Contempt of the world, Spelling Book, Very pleasing to Christ, Common
Prayer Book and Psalm Book. In the settlement of the estate in March, 1777, the
widow petitioned to have some things set off to her that she might keep house.
Among other things she got:
"36 Runs Woolen yarn
8 Run of Tow Yarn
8 pound of coarse Wool
6 Run 1/2 Linen yarn
20 pound Tow. No charge.
A cow hide
The "Great Bible" is all gone now except the family record, but even that is worth
more than she paid for the whole book. This is the record of her death: "Wid. Mary
Moore died August 21st, 1811 aged Ninty two Years and three Months."
Children of Joseph and Mary (Stevens) Moore. (Bible Rec.)
231.I.JOSEPH MOORE was born Sept. the 3d, A. D. 1739. He Died being
Three years one Month and Thirteen Days Old.
232.II.ELI MOORE Was Born Dec. the 25th, A. D. 1741. He Died being
Seventeen years ten Months and Seven Days Old.
233.III.* JOSEPH MOORE Was Born May the 9th, A D. 1744.
234IV.BENJAMIN MOORE Was Born Nov. the 12th, A. D. 1746. He Died
being 30 years 10 Mos 5 Days Old. Sept. 15, 1777.
235.V.* MARY MOORE Was Born May the 8th, A. D. 1749.
236.VI.* ROGER MOORE Was Born Sept. the 25th A. D. 1751.
237.VII.* REUBEN MOORE Was Born Jan. 16th, A. D. 1755.
238.VIII.EUNICE MOORE Was Born May the 23d, A. D. 1757. She died
being 20 Years Three Months and twenty three Days Old. Sept.
239.IX.* ELI MOORE was Born June the 6th, A. D. 1759.
240.X.The Boy that Died Was Born Jan. the 25th, 1762. He died being
10 Days Old.
241.XI.* SAMUEL MOORE Was Born May the 24th, A. D. 1764.
64. TABITHA MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 16, 1722. She m. Capt. Abel
Forward, Sept. 25, 1791. (See No. 29.)
65. AGNES MOORE, b. -- --; m. Henry Gains at Windsor, Conn., July 12, 1744.
Henry Gains was a member of the 9th Company of the Connecticut Command
furnished for the British Army in 1745 in the French War. This regiment sailed from
New London, Conn. for Cape Breton, July 11, 1745. Henry Gains died there, March
1, 1746, and the widow Agnes was appointed administratrix of the estate June 3, 1746.
He was a blacksmith. His inventory shows that he had: a Bible, Assembly's Catechism,
Looking to Christ, Parent's Gift, The Lord's Supper.
242.I.* JEMIMA GAINS, b. Windsor, Dec. 30, 1744.
66. JEMIMA MOORE, b. (???) (???); m. Enoch Palmer. They moved from
Farmington to Winchester, Conn., 1767. She d. May 28, 1790. He d. in Winsted,
243.I.LAZARUS PALMER, b. -- --; m. Dec. 27, 1783, Rachel, dau. of Joseph
and Eunice (Coe) Hoskins.
244.II.* SOLOMON PALMER, b. -- --; m. Hannah DeWolf, Oct. 14, 1787.
245.III.REUBEN PALMER, b. 1760; d. Norfolk, Conn., April 25, 1841. Wife
Abigail Morse, m. April, 1788; d. March 22, 1841, age 75.
246.IV.MARY PALMER, b. -- --; m. Reuben Sweet.
247.V.* RHODA PALMER, b. -- --; m. Levi Norton.
248.VI.BENJAMIN PALMER, b. -- --. Conjectural.
67. REUBEN MOORE, b. -- --. Reuben Moore, the son of Noadiah, says this uncle
"was a schoolmaster and a great penman and German text writer, married late in life,
had a family and went to the West Indies."
68. NOADIAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 5, 1730. He d. Kinderhook, N.
Y., July 21, 1786, and is buried in Spencertown Church Yard. He m. Anna Loomis,
dau. of Samuel and Catharine (Saxton) Loomis, Sheffield, Mass., Aug. 3, 1758. She b.
Westfield, Mass., Jan. 17, 1738, and d. July 4, 1814; buried at Spencertown. Noadiah
lived at Sheffield, Mass., Great Barrington, Mass., and Kinderhook and Spencertown,
Children of Noadiah and Anna (Loomis) Moore:
249.I.* PLINY MOORE, b. Sheffield, Mass., April 14, 1759.
250.II.* ANNIS MOORE, b. Sheffield, Mass., Nov. 29, 1761.
251.III.OLIVE MOORE, b. Great Barrington, Mass., March 3, 1764; m.
252.IV.* REUBEN MOORE, b. Great Barrington, Mass., Feb. 8, 1768.
253.V.* SALLY MOORE, b. Spencertown, N. Y., May 23, 1770.
254.VI.* BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Spencertown, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1772.
255.VII.* EUNICE MOORE, b. Spencertown, N. Y., Aug. 18. 1778.
69. SIMEON MOORE, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 6, 1732-3. He m. there Nov. 22,
1753, Hannah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah
(Lewis) Barber. Between the years 1754 and 1756 he moved to Torrington, Conn.;
was a farmer and owned land in Windsor, Torrington and Winchester. He d. Windsor,
between April 10th and Aug. 4th, 1789. The will of his widow was dated Jan. 2,
1801, and probated March 1, 1802. Benjamin Barber was the son of Samuel, who m.
Mary Coggins, Dec. 1, 1670. He was son of Thomas Barber, who came to Windsor
in 1635 with the Saltonstall party when he was 21. He m. Jane (???), Oct. 7, 1640,
and was in the Pequot fight in 1648. She d. the 10th and he the 11th of Sept., 1662.
(Hon. Virgil D. Allen, Columbus, O., has compiled the record of the family of Simeon
256.I.* HANNAH MOORE, b. Windsor, Conn., May 28, 1754.
257.II.BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., March 1, 1756; unmarried;
went to Ohio with his brother Simeon, June 7, 1807; d.
Westerville, Ohio, and buried in Jamison graveyard. He was a
soldier in the Revolutionary War.
258.III.* CHLOE MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., Aug. 17, 1758.
259.IV.* PHILANDER MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., Feb. 18, 1759.
260.V.* SIMEON MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., March 20, 1760.
261.VI.* ELDAD BARBER MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., Oct. 10, 1762.
262.VII.* AZUBAH MOORE, b. Torrington, Conn., Feb. 13, 1765.
263.VIII.LUCINDA MOORE, b, Torrington, Conn., Oct. 16, 1768; m. Dr.
Timothy Mather. No issue.
71. MARTHA MOORE, b. April 5, 1722; m. Benoni Viets at Simsbury, Conn., June
20, 1745. March 24, 1737-8, Benoni Viets sold to William and Azariah Willcoxon
land in Simsbury which he had inherited from his mother, Margaret Willcoxon.
(Farmington Land Records.) March 10, 1787, the selectmen of Granby appointed
Asahel Holcomb, Esq., overseer of the estate of Benoni Viets.
The birth of two children is recorded in Simsbury:
264.I.* MARTHA VIETS, b. Feb. 27, 1746.
265.II.MARY VIETS, b. June 27, 1751.
73. OBADIAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Nov. 7, 1726; m. Abigail (???) and died after
Sept. 4, 1782. His wife d. March 1, 1826, aged 93 years, and is buried in Southwick,
There were 8 children, born in Simsbury:
266.I.FREE LOVE MOORE, b. May 7, 1752.
267.II.HIRAM MOORE, b. March 24, 1754; m. Deborah Phelps, April, 1782.
268.III.NAOMI MOORE, b. Jan. 30 1756; m. Matthew Griswold, April 3,
269.IV.ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Nov. 15, 1757; m. Giles Case, Nov. 20, 1780.
270.V.ELECTA MOORE, b. Oct. 23, 1759; m. George Case, Nov. 2, 1783.
He b. March 4, 1759.
271.VI.CHARLOTTE MOORE, b. Nov. 9, 1761.
272.VII.OBADIAH MOORE, b. Jan. 4, 1765; was in Blandford, Mass.,
Jan. 23, 1786.
273.VIII.* HORACE MOORE, b. -- --, 1766.
The marriages are given on authority of the Turkey Hills Ch. Rec.
74. RACHEL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., -- -- 1731; m. David Clark in May,
1750. "They lived together 64 years and 5
months. She d. Oct. 9, 1814, aged 83 years. He d. Oct. 26, 1819, aged 94
years. Their descendants are 20 children, 117 grandchildren, 111 great grand
children, and 12 great, great grandchildren; 260 in all." (East Granby Records.)
274.I.RACHEL CLARK, b. Simsbury, Dec. 1, 1750.
275.II.ANNE CLARK, b. Simsbury, Feb. 29, 1752.
276.III.ROSEANNEE CLARK, b. Simsbury, May 14, 1753.
277.IV.DAVID CLARK, b. Simsbury, Aug. 6, 1754.
278.V.MARY CLARK, b. Simsbury, Sept, 15, 1756.
279.VI.JESSE CLARK, b. Simsbury, May 1, 1758.
280.VII.JOSEPH CLARK, b. Simsbury, Sept. 17, 1760.
281.VIII.LEVI CLARK, b. Simsbury, Sept. 26, 1762.
282.IX.SOPHRONIA CLARK, b. Simsbury, July 26, 1763.
283.X.CEPHAS CLARK, b. Simsbury, Nov. 6, 1764.
284.XI.ELI CLARK, bp. Turkey Hills, March 26, 1766.
285.XII.CEPHAS CLARK, bp. do. April 12, 1767.
286.XIII.PHILANDER CLARK, bp. Feb. 16, 1772.
287.XIV.RUSSELL CLARK, bp. do. July 16, 1775.
288.XV.ABIEL CLARK, bp. do. July 16, 1775.
289.XVI.ANNIS CLARK, bp. July 16, 1775.
290.XVII.HULDAH CLARK, bp. July 16, 1775.
292.XIX.| These three got away.
75. JONAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., March 25, 1735; m. Mary, the dau.
of William and Mary (Gibbs) Ridout (m. May 22, 1728, Boston). Mary Gibbs
was dau. of John and Mary Gibbs, tobacconist of Boston. Jonah Moore was a
Revolutionary soldier, d. Nov. 28, 1813. His wife d. Dec. 1, 1807, aged 74
years. April 2, 1787, he sold to Capt. Samuel Marsh and Capt. Daniel
Goodwine 7 acres from his home lot in "Tirkey Hills" bounded north on land of
Nahum Moore. July 9, 1787, he sold Giles Ellsworth of Windsor 7 acres in
Turkey Hills and May 5, 1790, he sold the same party another piece of 7 acres
in "Tirkey Hills."
Seven children. All but the first and last were bp. Simsbury.
294.I.* ELIZABETH MOORE, b. -- --, 1763.
295.II.* JONAH MOORE, bp. May 25, 1764.
296.III.* RIDOUT MOORE, bp. May 25, 1766.
297.IV.* OLIVER MOORE. bp. Aug. 14, 1768.
298.V.* SYLVANUS MOORE, b. May 14, 1771.
299.VI.WILLIAM MOORE, (bp. Billy) June 26, 1774; d. April 1, 1801.
Inventory of his (Billy Moore's) estate was received April 28,
1801. Partly carpenter's tools.
300.VII.MARY MOORE, b. -- --; m. Ebenezer Cook; d. Nov. 15, 1817.
76. MICAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 3, 1736; d. E. Granby,
Conn., May 12, 1812. "Micah Moor and Mary Phelps wd whofe Maid name
was Mary Clark was Joined in Marriage the 22d. of January 1769." (Simsbury
Records.) She d. Dec. 12, 1812, aged 73 years. She was probably the widow
of Joseph Phelps, b. Granby, Conn., June 11, 1742, who died Jan. 28, 1767.
Phelps Family says she m. 2d, Judge Samuel Woodruff of Hartford, Ct.
Granby Land Records, Vol. VI.-- May 1, 1805, Oliver Moore, son of Micah,
bought of Micah Moore a dwelling house the use of
which was given to Mary, mother of Joseph Phelps, deceased. This Joseph was
probably Mary's son b. July 2, 1762. Granby Land Records, Vol. I.-- Dec. 22,
1790, Micah Moore with his wife Mary leased for four years another piece of land,
the use of both pieces having lately accrued to him, and the latter to them by the will
of Joseph Phelps of Granby. Mary (Clark) Phelps had by her first marriage 3
children, b. Granby, Conn.:
I.JOSEPH PHELPS, b. July 2, 1762. "Probably died young."
II.ROSWELL PHELPS, b. Feb. 14, 1764; m. Chloe Holcomb.
III.DEBORAH PHELPS, b. Sept. 14, 1765; m. Fitz John Allen.
Children by second marriage:
301.IV.MARY MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., March 22, 1770.
302.V.MICAH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., June 22, 1771; "d. Feb. 22,
1860, aged 80, Consumption." (Granby Town Rec.) He was 89.
It seems consumption is not as bad as has been represented.
303.VI.* OLIVER MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 21, 1773.
77. NAHUM MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 19, 1738; d. East Granby,
Conn., Oct. 4, 1813. He m. Catharine White, Feb. 22, 1764, who d. E. Granby,
Oct. 4, 1803, aged 57. Oct. 17, 1787, he sold land in Granby to Giles Ellsworth of
There were 9 children, b. Windsor, Conn., except the first:
304.I.* GRACE MOORE, b. Jan. 15, 1765.
305.II.* GLORIANA MOORE, b. Feb. 25, 1767 (bp. April 12).
306.III.* NAHUM MOORE, b. Sept. 12, 1770.
307.IV.POLLY MOORE, bp. Feb. 24, 1773; d. young.
308.V.POLLY MOORE, bp. July 16, 1775.
309.VI.* CLARISSA MOORE, b. -- --.
310.VII.* ELIAS MOORE, b. -- --, 1780.
311.VIII.BENJAMIN MOORE, b. -- --, 1782; d. unmarried, April 23, 1845.
312.IX.* NABBY C. MOORE, b. March 5, 1785.
78. SIBYL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., 1741; m. Zebulon Moses, he b. May 21,
1721, and had 4 children:
313.I.REUBEN MOSES, bp. E. Granby, Conn., May 30, 1764. (Turkey
Hills Ch. Rec.)
314.II.CHARLES MOSES, bp. E. Granby, Conn., April 12, 1767.
315.III.ABIAH MOSES, bp. E. Granby, Conn., July 16, 1775.
316.IV.SIBYL MOSES, bp. E. Granby, Conn., July 16, 1775.
79. JOEL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 25, 1744; m. Martha Spring, Sept.
30, 1765, and moved to Montgomery, Mass., in 1794. He d. there in July, 1820.
Martha was b. Aug. 25, 1747, and d. in Montgomery, Mass., June 30, 1838.
They had 9 children, all b. in Simsbury, Conn.
317.I.* JOEL MOORE, b. May 25, 1767.
318.II.* NATHANIEL MOORE, b. June 20, 1769.
319.III.* ORRIN MOORE, b. Dec. 11, 1771.
320.IV.JOHN MOORE, b. May 22, 1774. Unmarried; killed by accident at
Lowville, N. Y., July 4, 1811.
321.V.* PLINY MOORE, b. Aug. 29, 1776.
322.VI.SAMUEL MOORE, b. Dec. 5, 1779; m. Thankful Wheeler. No issue.
323.VII.* MARTHA MOORE, b. March 17, 1783.
324.VIII.ELIZABETH MOORE, b. Dec. 2, 1785; m. Sylvester Wright.
325.IX.* FLAVIUS MOORE, b. Nov. 18, 1789.
Parents Fourth Generation,
80. ZEBULON HOSKINS, b. March 5, 1727-28, m. Mary (???) and had 3 children
whose birth record has been found.
326.I.INCREASE HOSKINS, bp. April 6, 1755. (Windsor Church Records.)
327.II.ZEBULON HOSKINS, b. Oct. 17, 1758.
328.III.ALSON HOSKINS, b. 1761.
83. ABEL HOSKINS, b. June 28, 1734; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth
(Loomis) Eggleston of Bloomfield, March 22, 1759. They had 9 children, b.
Bloomfield, Conn. (Stiles.)
329.I.ASA HOSKINS, b. May 16, 1760. Owned the covenant, Simsbury
Church, April 27, 1783. d. "1844, March 26, wife of Asa
Hoskins, 80." (Simsbury Church Records.)
330.II.PURE HOSKINS, b. Dec. 4, 1761; d. Mareh 13, 1781.
331.III.NATHAN HOSKINS, b. March 13, 1764.
332.IV.ABEL HOSKINS, b. Jan. 12, 1766.
333.V.ELIZABETH HOSKINS, b. Feb. 20, 1768.
334.VI.ANNA HOSKINS, b. April 9, 1770.
335.VII.ABIAH HOSKINS, b. Sept. 21, 1772; d. June 30, 1775. (Windsor
336.VIII.HENRY HOSKINS, b. March 13, 1775; d. Aug. 22, 1796.
337.IX.ABIAH HOSKINS, bp. Nov. 23, 1777.
85. SANDERS MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 14, 1735; m. Damaris, dau. of
James and Jemima (Segar) Tuller of "Scotland" in Simsbury, August 27, 1755. She
was b. January 1, 1735-6.
Connecticut Men in the Revolution, p. 21, reports Sanders Moore, Corporal in Amos
Wilcox's Co. from Simsbury, in the roll of men who marched from Connecticut towns
for the relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm, April, 1775. The roll of this company is
still preserved in Simsbury, the name of Sanders Moore heading the list.
He belonged to Capt. John Brown's Co., 18th Reg. Conn. Militia, that marched to the
defense of New York in August, 1776. Sanders made his will Sept. 12, 1787, and the
inventory of the property is dated Nov. 19, 1787. He gave the widow, Damaris, "1/3
of the Well, the use of 2 roes of apple trees on the south side of the orchard (16 in all),
the north west room in the dwelling house and the chamber over it," and some land
besides. He had a "blue straight bodied coat 10s, 1 blue jacot 5s, pairs of leather,
linen and woolen breeches, a lite coullered coat 2s, and a pair of pale blue stockings
There were 7 children, all b. in Simsbury.
338.I.JEMIMA MOORE, b. Feb, 13, 1756; m. Richard Case 4th.
339.II.* JEHIAL MOORE, b. May 20, 1759; m. Anna (???).
340.III.* AZUBA MOORE, b. Oct. 6, 1761; m. Jehial Wilcox April 1779.
341.IV.ABRAHAM MOORE, b. Dec. 16, 1763.
342.V.CHLOE MOORE, b. June 5, 1766.
343.VI.BENJAMIN MOORE, b. (???), 1770. Abraham appointed his guardian
Nov. 1, 1778.
344.VII.SANDERS MOORE, b. (???), 1773; d. Dec. 11. 1822. (Simsbury
86. JOB MOORE, b. Simsbury, Aug. 25, 1738; m. Mehitable (???). He was a
member of Capt. Holcomb's Co. that marched to the defense of New York, August,
1776. His will was made June 27, 1799, and the distribution of the property occurred
Oct. 19, 1803. This man's family set an example in the way of "cheap funerals" that is
very striking. Among the debts paid is the following:
To digging grave
To 6 qts. Rum at funeral
By cutting the price of the coffin a half dollar they might have laid in a couple of quarts
There were 6 children.
345.I.* ROSALINDA MOORE, b. Norfolk, Conn., bp. St. Andrew's Ch., Nov.
346.II.JOB MOORE, b. Norfolk, Conn., bp. Nov. 10, 1765.
347.III.* ORIGEN MOORE, b. 1767.
348.IV.JOB MOORE, b. Simsbury, Jan. 12, 1769. March 20, 1807, his
address was Burtus, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
349.V.* MEHITABLE MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 6, 1770; bp. Hop
Meadow, May 21, 1771.
350.VI.AMASA MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 5, 1772; bp. Turkey
Hills, Sept. 20, 1772; m. Mercy Holcomb, 1796. He d. Dec. 2,
1814. "His death was occasioned by drinking cider brandy by
the pint." (Granby Rec.) This man must have had charge of
his father's funeral.
89. ANDREW MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 17, 1743; m. Thankful Phelps, at
Norfolk, August 5, 1762. She was dau. of John and Thankful (Wilcox) Phelps, b. Dec.
11, 1742. The town meeting of Norfolk passed the following resolution May 26, 1774:
"Voted that the town have right to order & direct in respect to the singing in Public
worship. Samuels Cowls, Jur., Andrew Moor, Eliphalet Hatch, John Phelps & Joseph
Mills, Jur., were chosen corristers." Feb. 25, 1776: "Capt. Timothy Gaylord and Rubin
Munger were chosen Comtee of In Spection in the room of Capt. Titus Watson and
Lieut. Andr Moor, they being going into the Wars to Quebeck." Lieut. Moore d. June
9, 1776. In 1774 articles were passed by the Continental Congress,
convened at Philadelphia, of which the following is an abstract: Not to import articles
from Great Britain or its colonies, or to export to them, and not to sell such articles. Not
to purchase any imported slave, but wholly discountenance the slave trade. Not to
purchase any tea subject to duty. To improve the breed of sheep and increase their
number. To encourage economy, frugality and industry. To promote agriculture, arts,
and manufactures, especially wool. To discourage extravagance,--for mourning, men
should wear a piece of crape or ribbon on the arm; and the ladies wear a black ribbon
or necklace. To sell manufactures at a reasonable price. Andrew Moore was one of a
committee of five to enforce the observance of these regulations.
The wars of this period were attended with great mortality, as those who took part in
them seemed to be fully aware. Obadiah Owen of Farmington made his will May 24,
1762, beginning, "I, Obadiah Owen of Farmington, being now going into his Majesties'
service in the intended expedition." He gave his property to his wife Mary and the estate
was settled Oct. 8, 1763.
Children of Andrew and Thankful (Phelps) Moore, b. Norfolk, Conn.
351.I.* THANKS PHELPS MOORE, b. Jan. 7, 1763.
352.II.DARIUS MOORE, b. Oct. 24, 1764; d. Dec. 4, 1767.
353.III.RHODA MOORE, b. July 28, 1767; d. Oct. 3, 1772.
354.IV.* ANDREW MOORE, b. May 27, 1769.
355.V.* CHAUNCEY MOORE, b. June 29, 1771.
356.VI.* RHODA MOORE, b. Oct. 29, 1773.
357.VII.JOHN MOORE, b. Oct. 21, 1775; d. May, 1778.
The widow of Andrew Moore m. 2d, Matthew Phelps in 1778-9 and had 3 children.
She d. in New Haven, Vt., Feb. 17, 1823.
93. JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Dec. 16, 1733; m. Ruth Morton, April 5, 1755. He d.
Granby, Conn., in 1810. He went South but of his 11 children 7 were b. in Simsbury.
358.I.DAN FORWARD, b. Feb. 26, 1756.
359.II.RUTH FORWARD, b. June 27, 1757.
360.III.* JOSEPH FORWARD, b. Feb. 11, 1759.
361.IV.RUTH FORWARD, b. Feb. 24. 1761.
362.V.REUBEN FORWARD, b. March 22, 1763.
363.VI.JOSHUA FORWARD, b. June 3, 1765; d. June 27, 1766.
364.VII.RACHEL FORWARD, b. Oct. 3, 1767.
95. MERCY FORWARD, b. Feb. 10, 1739; m. Bildad Easton, Jan. 24, 1759. They
had 5 children, b. Simsbury, Conn.
365.I.BILDAD EASTON, b. May 3, 1760.
366.II.CHARITY EASTON, b. Jan. 13, 1762.
367.III.RACHEL EASTON, b. Feb. 12, 1764; m. Ridout Moore June 14, 1784.
(See No. 296.)
368.IV.DEIDAMIA EASTON, b. Jan. 30, 1769. 2d wife of Abel Griswold.
369.V.MARY EASTON, b. June 2, 1771.
106. SAMUEL FORWARD, b. Simsbury. Conn., April 21, 1752; m. Susannah, the
dau. of Hezekiah and Susannah (Alderman)
Holcomb. She b. Simsbury, May 8, 1753. They had 10 children, b. Granby, Conn. He
moved to Aurora, Ohio, in 1803.
370.I.* SAMUEL FORWARD, b. Nov. 1776; m. Abigail Higley.
371.II.SUSANNAH FORWARD, b. June, 1779; m. Isaac Phelps.
372.III.OLIVER OWEN FORWARD, b. Dec. 1, 1781; m. Sally Granger, Buffalo,
373.IV.WALTER FORWARD, b. Jan. 24, 1783; m. Henrietta Barkley, (Secretary
of the Treasury, 1844. See No. 392.)
374.V.HANNAH FORWARD, b. April 4, 1785; m. Horace Clark 1802.
375.VI.BETSEY FORWARD, b. May 11, 1787; m. Josiah Wilcox 1803,
376.VII.JULIA FORWARD, b. July, 1790; m. Samuel Ferguson.
377.VIII.CHAUNCEY FORWARD, b. Feb. 4, 1793; m. He was a Disciple
minister. Had 10 children.
378.IX.RENSSELAER FORWARD, b. Sept. 3, 1795; m., d. in 4 weeks.
379.X.DRYDEN FORWARD, b. March, 1798; d. in St. Louis 1822.
109. JONATHAN MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 7, 1733; removed to Salisbury,
Conn., with his father before 1747, where he m. Anna Westover of Sheffield, Mass.,
April 6, 1758. He was appointed Ensign March 14, 1777.
They had 8 children, b. Salisbury, Conn.
380.I.JONATHAN MOORE, b. Sept. 26, 1758; d. Aug. 26, 1759.
381.II.JONATHAN MOORE, b. Nov. 6, 1759; d. Jan. 21, 1761.
382.III.RODERICK MOORE, b. Feb. 9, 1761.
383.IV.MARY MOORE, b. June 3, 1762.
384.V.RUTH MOORE, b. Oct. 3, 1764.
385.VI.ALANSON MOORE, b. Sept. 22, 1766.
386.VII.CYNTHIA MOORE, b. April 24, 1768.
387.VIII.AUNSON MOORE, b. Sept. 13, 1769.
110. ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Feb. 14, 1735; m. Phillip Spencer at
Salisbury, Conn., Sept. 25, 1751. She d. at Northeast, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Dec. 18,
1787. Phillip Spencer was b. at Bolton, April 30, 1724, the son of Samuel, b. 1668, who
m. Hepzeibah Church, the dau. of Edward, who was son of Richard, of Hartford. Samuel
Spencer was the son of Samuel who m. Sarah (???). He was the son of William, bro. of
Thomas and Jared who were at Cambridge in 1631. (See No. 62.)
They had 6 children, all but the last b. at Salisbury, Conn.
388.I.ABIGAIL SPENCER, b. May 8, 1752.
389.II.TRYPHENIA SPENCER, b. May 1, 1755.
390.III.DIADEMIA SPENCER, b. Juue 27, 1759.
391.IV.PHILLIP SPENCER, b. Sept. 2, 1763.
392.V.AMBROSE SPENCER, b. Dec. 13, 1765. His son, John Canfield
Spencer was Secretary of War in President Tyler's cabinet,
1844. It would be interesting to know if Andrew Moore took an
interest in the meetings of this cabinet. (See No. 373.)
393.VI.ALEXANDER SPENCER, b. Northeast, New York, June 16, 1769.
120. ANNA MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., May 5, 1736; moved with her father to
Salisbury, Conn., thence to Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y., from which place she m.
Ephraim Woodworth of Salisbury, Aug. 15, 1754. Theyremoved to Stillwater,
N. Y., about 1760-1, with two children, her brother Gideon and Ephraim's brother Amos
and probablyothers, and she d. there Aug. 14, 1814.
Capt. Ephraim Woodworth was in the RevolutionaryArmyand took part in the capture of
Burgoyne. He was captain of the 4th Co., 13th Regt. of Saratoga at the battle of Bemus'
(Bemis) Heights. His house, near there, was at one time the headquarters ofGen. Gates and
his weaving shop an American hospital.
He was b. Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 22, 1732, and d. at Stillwater, N. Y., July 30, 1825. He
was son of Caleb Woodworth, b. Lebanon about 1704, who m. Jane Munger. He moved
to Salisburyin 1738. Caleb was the son of Benjamin, b. Scituate, Mass., about 1640.
Benjamin came to Lebanon, 1703, son of Walter who came from Kent, England, and
settled in Scituate, Mass.
Daniel B. Childs, 3 Broad Street, New York, compiled the record of this family.
Children of Ephraim and Anna (Moore) Woodworth:
394.I.ANNA WOODWORTH, b. Salisbury, Conn., March 30, 1755; d. April
395.II.EPHRAIM WOODWORTH, b. Salisbury, Conn., March 2, 1756; d.
March 5, 1838; he was a Revolutionarysoldier; m. Delight
Rowley; b. 1758; d. 1831; m. 2d ANNA CLUTE, b. 1779; d. 1837.
396.III.JERUSHA WOODWORTH, b. Salisbury, Conn., April 17, 1758; m.
Thomas Hunt and d, April 7, 1849.
397.IV.REUBEN WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., July 8, 1761; Revolutionary
soldier; Major 44th Regiment, 1810-12.
398.V.ESTHER WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1763.
399.VI.CHARITY WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., May 29, 1766; m.
David Ropes and d. Feb. 13, 1792.
400.VII.JOHN WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1768; m. Eleanor
Smith, b. 1774, d. 1859. He d. April 14, 1822.
401.VIII.JAMES WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., May 11, 1771.
402.IX.* ANNA WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1774.
403.X.CHARLOTTE WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1776; m.
Samuel C. Adams.
404.XI.ROXANA WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., 3, 1778; m. -- Ackerman
d. July 10, --.
405.XII.* MARY WOODWORTH, b. Stillwater, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1781.
121. GIDEON MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., April 14, 1738; m. Esther (???) and d. in
Stillwater, N. Y., June 14, 1821, in his 84th year. His wife d. Sept. 22, 1816, in her 78th
No record of children has been found.
122. TRYPHENA MOORE, b. 1739; m. Jotham Bemus; b. about 1738 and d. about
1787, aged 48. Gen. Burgoyne had his headquarters at the Bemus House at the battle of
Bemus' Heights. Jotham and three of his sons were engaged in this battle while Tryphena
had at least 5 brothers in the fight to saynothing of her nephews. It would not be strictly
historical to saythe Moore familycaptured Burgoyne, but it cannot be denied that the family
was well represented in the battle that settled the fate of the Republic.
Jotham and Tryphena (Moore) Bemus had 4 children.
406.I.* JOTHAM BEMUS, b. --. He was Corporal in Jeremiah Olney's Reg.
Enlisted in Col. Van. Schaick's for 1 year in '76; served 6 years,
1 mo. and 10 days. Discharged byWashington Jan. 15, '83.
407.II.* WILLIAM BEMUS, b. Bemus' Heights, Feb. 25, 1762.
408.III.JOHN BEMUS, b. Bemus' Heights, 1763; m. and d. without issue.
409.IV.* SALLY BEMUS, b. Bemus' Heights, May 6, 1768.
123. CHARLES MOORE, b. 1741; d. Northumberland, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1827, aged
86. He m. 1770, Esther Bidwell, b. Canaan, Conn., May 6, 1750; d. about 1806. She
was dau. of Capt. Daniel and Esther (Lawrence) Bidwell. Theylived at Nine Partners
and Stillwater, N. Y. Mr. Moore was elected deacon of the Presbyterian Church,
Stillwater; Feb. 13, 1794. He was buried in StickneyCemeteryin Northumberland.
Mrs. Moore was buried in a graveyard near the farm at Bemus' Heights.
There were 6 children.
410.I.ESTHER MOORE, b. --; drowned; unmarried.
411.II.* ELIZABETH MOORE, b. July 16, 1774.
412.III.DAVID MOORE, b. 1778; m. Rachel Vanderberg; d. 1829; 6 children.
413.IV.* GIDEON MOORE, b. Stillwater, Dec. 21, 1781.
414.V.* CHARLES MOORE, b. 1783; d. 1846; m. Ursula Rice, b. Clarkson,
Monroe Co., N. Y.; res. Northumberland, N. Y.
415.VI.TRYPHENA MOORE, b. --; m. Ransom Baldwin; res. Windsor, Conn.
131. SIMON MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 29, 1743; m. May 31, 1766,
Jemima Wells of Farmington, Conn., dau. of John and Hannah (Baker) Wells. Jemima
Wells b. Nov. 22, 1747. (West Hartford Ch. Rec.) Both owned the covenant Oct. 26,
1766. He d. West Hartford, Conn., Nov. 26, 1803.
416.I.JEMIMA MOORE, bp. Nov. 30. 1766.
417.II.SIMON MOORE, bp. May 8, 1768.
418.III.ALMERIA MOORE, bp. March 18, 1780. (dau.)
420.V.|These three bp. Aug. 30, 1791.
139. MARTIN STRATTON, b. Simsbury, Conn., Jan. 13, 1730-1; m. Hannah Griffin
Oct. 1, 1767.
They had 5 children, b. Simsbury.
422.I.MARTIN STRATTON, b. March 13, 1768.
423.II.CEPHAS STRATTON, b. May 3, 1769.
424.III.TIMOTHY STRATTON, b. Nov. 4, 1772.
425.IV.CALVIN STRATTON, b. May 31, 1777.
426.V.SERAJAH STRATTON, b. June 22, 1779.
140. EUNICE STRATTON, b. Simsbury, Conn., July 27, 1733; m. Dudley Higley. He
was son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Filer) Higley; and d. 1771. Eunice appointed
administratrix. Theyhad 2 children, b. in Simsbury.She m. afterwards Nathaniel
427.I.* LOIS HIGLEY, b. Jan. 28, 1756. "Entered byorder of the Child's
Grand Father, Serajah Stratton."
428.II.HANNAH HIGLEY, b. April 27, 1758; m. David Messenger 1780 or '81.
142. TIMOTHY MOORE, b. Nov. 6, 1737. (Baptisms in TurkeyHills.)
429.I.TIMOTHY MOORE, bp. May 25, 1777. "Son of TimothyMoore and
430.II.ABIGAIL MOORE, bp. May 25, 1777. "Dau. of TimothyMoore and wife
431.III.Son, bp. Dec. 10, 1778, "Son of TimothyMoore and wife Betty."
432.IV.Son, bp. May 24, 1781, "Son of TimothyMoore and wife Betty."
145. DAVID MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Aug. 22, 1753; m. Mary, dau. of Samuel
and Mary (Case) Adams, Feb. 10, 1774. He was a Revolutionarysoldier and d. Licking
Co., O., in 1841. She b. Simsbury, Jan. 15, 1754. "The widow of David Moore d. April
13, 1825, age 74." (Granby Records.) Mistake here somewhere.
433.I.* FREDERICK MOORE, b. --; m. Chloe Case, 1808.
434.II.RACHEL MOORE, b. --; m. Martin Case, She d. Delaware Co., O.,
435.III.DAVID MOORE, b. --. He d. unmarried, Delaware Co., O.. 1855.
436.IV.* CYRUS KING MOORE, b. Barkhamsted, Conn., July 22, 1786.
437.V.MARY MOORE, b. Barkhamsted, Conn., Oct. 5, 1788.
438.VI.SAVILLE MOORE, b. --.
439.VII.ENOCH MOORE, b. --.
146. ARAUNAH MOORE, b. 1756. He d. Feb. 28, 1827, aged 71, and is recorded
among the burials at Simsbury. He served in Capt. Harmon's Companyand was Ensign
in the companyof Capt. Sedgwick. The Phelps Family, p. 342, gives the record of
"Araboh" Moore, who was undoubtedlythe same man. Much of the Colonial spelling
was affected with delirium tremens. He m. Rosamond, dau. ofShubael and Hannah
(Grimes) Hoskins, b. Canaan, Conn., 1762. She d. there Jan. 4, 1821, in her 59th year.
The widow of Araunah Moore d. May 13, 1836, aged 57. (SimsburyChurch Record.)
Second wife (?).
There were 6 children, b. Canaan, Conn.
440.I.TREADWELL MOORE, b. --; m. Bella Tuller.
441.II.SOPHIA MOORE, b. --; d. unmarried.
442.III.LAURA MOORE, b. 1793; d. May 23, 1817. (Simsbury Church Rec.)
443.IV.* JARVIS MOORE, b. 1800.
444.V.LAVINIA MOORE, b. --; m. Pinney Case, March 30, 1826.
445.VI.* CHESTER NORRIS MOORE, b. Feb. 16, 1807.
148. JAMES MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., and d. Rupert, Vermont, May 1, 1800. He
was killed by the falling of a tree. His headstone records his age as 65 years, which is
probablya mistake for 63. He m. MaryNorton, b. Feb. 22, 1736, and d. Sept. 13,
1826. He moved from Connecticut or Massachusetts to Vermont in 1782. He was a
Theyhad 13 children whose birth record is taken from the familyBible.
446.I.* MARY MOORE, b. Westfield, Mass., Jan. 11, 1756; m. Levi Gillett.
447.II.* LOUISA MOORE, b. June 12, 1757.
448.III.JAMES MOORE, b. Feb. 15, 1759. Tradition says he m. in Connecticut
and moved to Steuben Co., N. Y.
449.IV.* GROVE MOORE, b. March 1, 1761.
450.V.* URANIA MOORE, b. Feb. 7, 1763.
451.VI.* LOIS MOORE, b. Feb. 2, 1765.
452.VII.JABISH MOORE, b. April 22, 1767; m. Eunice Crane, Aug. 28, 1788.
In 1825, Henry Moore and Jerusha Maxwell, legal representatives
of Jabish Moore, made a deed of real estate. At that time they
lived in Adams, Jefferson Co., N. Y.
453.VIII.SETH MOORE b. April 4, 1769; d. Oct. 18, 1777.
454.IX.OLIVER MOORE, b. June 6, 1771; d. Oct 3, 1777.
455.X.* ZOPHER MOORE, b. Nov. 13, 1773.
456.XI.A dau., b. March 1, 1777; d. March 5, 1777.
457.XII.* SETH MOORE, b. April 5, 1779.
458.XIII.OLIVER MOORE, b. April 22. 1781; m. Mary Dewey; d. July 7, 1826.
149. WILLIAM MOORE, b. probablyin Simsbury, about 1740. He was at Bunker Hill
under Capt. Thomas Knowlton and served three subsequent enlistments. His final
discharge is dated May 5, 1780, from the 3d Regt. Conn. line, Col. Samuel Wyllis. (See
Connecticut Men in the Revolution.) He m. Sarah (???) and had 6 children, b. Westfield,
Mass. In 1825, Sarah Moore of Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., deeded a piece of
land in Simsburywhich she inherited from her father, Hoskins. This might have been the
widow of William.
459.I.SARAH MOORE, b. May 3, 1757.
460.II.EVE MOORE, b. May 14, 1760.
461.III.* KING MOORE, b. May 18, 1762.
462.IV.* WILLIAM MOORE, b. Aug. 13, 1764.
463.V.CHARITY MOORE, b. Aug. 19, 1766.
464.VI.* THEODOSIA MOORE, b. April 23, 1769. Charles Moore, of Annapolis,
Md., (son of King) says two of these daughters married and
lived near Euclid, Ohio. One m. Ransom and the other Rockwell.
150. JOEL MOORE, b. --. He m. 1st (???). He m. 2d Phebe Trumble, in Westfield,
Mass., July 29, 1768. He d. after Sept 4, 1782. A record of the baptism of 6 children has
been found. Theywere all baptized byRev. Viets, in TurkeyHills, except the last.
465.I.JOEL FURBISH MOORE, bp. Oct, 7, 1763. Did he m. Rosanna
Phelps, b. Sept. 24, 1757?
466.II.MINDWELL MOORE, bp. July 8, 1764.
467.III.MATILDA MOORE, bp. Sept. 15, 1765.
Children by second marriage:
468.IV.DORUS MOORE, bp. Nov. 16, 1769.
469.V.* JOEL MOORE, bp. Feb. 17, 1771.
470.VI.* GUY MOORE, bp. Salmon Brook, Conn., Sept. 15, 1773.
151. ASA MOORE, b. about r753; m. Abigail (???) and had 8 children, all b. in
Westfield, Mass. He was a Revolutionarysoldier. (See Connecticut Men in the
471.I.ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Jan. 30, 1772; m. Eli Rogers -- 17, 1790.
472.II.SOPHRONIA MOORE, b. Aug. 30, 1775.
473.III.* KETURAH MOORE, b. Feb. 16, 1778.
474.IV.BULAH MOORE, b. Oct. 18, 1779.
475.V.ASA MOORE, b. Oct. 26, 1781; m. Clymena Sackett, Nov. 1, 1804,
476.VI.JABEZ MOORE, b. Nov. 16, 1783; m. Clarissa Tinker, May 27, 1804,
477.VII.CHARITY MOORE, b. March 18, 1786; m. Joseph Wheeler, Jr., July
478.VIII.JAMES MOORE, b. Nov. 10, 1788.
152. ROSWELL MOORE, b. 1755, m. Sarah (???) and d. E. Granby, Conn., April
13, 1822, aged 67. He was a Revolutionarysoldier. His wife was b. 1756 and d. Sept.
20, 1822. The birth of 2 children is recorded in Westfield, Mass.
479.I.SARAH MOORE, b. Nov. 6, 1780; d. unmarried May 12, 1854.
480.II.ROSWELL MOORE, b. Nov. 6, 1790.
481.III.CARLETON MOORE, b. --.
154. CHARITY MOORE, b. 1749. She m. Job Phelps, son of Job and Lucy (Lewis)
Phelps, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 28, 1752; d. Granby, Conn., Oct. 2, 1820. She d.
East Granby, Conn., 1827, aged 78.
Four children b. East Granby, Conn.
482.I.JOB PHELPS, b. 1772; settled near Utica, N. Y., where he died.
483.II.WALTER PHELPS, b. 1779, East Granby.
484.III.ELI PHELPS, b. East Granby, 1782; m. (???).
485.IV.GUY PHELPS, b. Feb. 14, 1786; m. Elizabeth (???).
155. MIRIAM MOORE, b. July 4, 1755, and was the 1st wife of John Cornish. She
died before 1813, and her share of her mother's propertywent to her heirs. He was
son of Joseph and Zerviah (Moses) Cornish, b. Sept. 10, 1748. Was a Revolutionary
soldier. He m. 2d Mrs. Adams.
486.I.JOHN CORNISH, b. Jan. 7, 1775; m. Abigail Deming of Sandishfield,
Mass.; d. Jan. 5, 1837.
487.II.ZERVIAH CORNISH, b. --; m. Reuben Smith of Bangor, N. Y.
156. SHADRACH MOORE, b. May 10, 1757; m. Lovice, dau. of Stephen and
Deborah (Selden) Nott. She was b. East Hadam, Conn., Feb., 1764, and d.
Southwick, Mass., Aug. 19, 1796. He d. Sept. 11, 1806. Both are buried at
Southwick. He was a Revolutionarysoldier. He m. 2d Marilla (???). He was surveyor,
lister, grand juror, and held other town offices in Granbybetween 1788 and 1802. The
records of this familyare pieced together from the records ofbaptisms in Southwick
and the recollections of a living daughter of Jesse Moore.
488.I.* JESSE MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., July 29, 1788.
489.II.JULIA MOORE, b. --; m. -- Curtis.
490.III.HARLEY MOORE, bp. Southwick, 1804; m. Anna Hoskins Nov. 30,
1820. (Granby Records.)
491.IV.SELDEN MOORE, bp. Southwick, 1804; m. Philura Holcomb.
492.V.NOTT MOORE, bp. Southwick, July 15, 1804; b. 1796.
493.VI.SALLY MOORE, bp. Methodist Church, Southwick, May 12, 1804.
494.VII.EDA MOORE, bp. Methodist Church, Southwick, May 12, 1804.
495.VIII.LOUISA MOORE, bp. M. E. Church, Southwick, May 12, 1804.
496.IX.CLASHER MOORE, bp. M. E. Church, Southwick, May 12, 1804.
497.X.SHADRACH MOORE, bp. M. E. Church, Southwick, Dec. 22, 1805.
498.XI.PERSIS MOORE, b. --; m. Weight Cannon. (?)
Shadrach Moore, Sr., says in his will, 1796, "It is to be remembered that I have paid my
granddaughter, Persis, married to Weight Cannon, the sum of 15. which is in full of
what she is to have out of myestate." The dau. of Jesse Moore gives Persis as one of her
aunts. N. GranbyChurch Records sayWait Cannon m. Persis Miller 1795.
157. HANNAH MOORE, b. May 21, 1759; m. Lemuel Smith and took her share of
her mother's estate in 1813, at the time the property was distributed.
158. ELIZABETH MOORE, b. Dec. 24, 1761; m. -- Durfee, She was still living when
her mother's estate was settled in 1813, and took her share of the property.
159. REBECCA MOORE, b. April 21, 1764; m. Nahum Holcomb, Nov. 26, 1789,
and d. Dec. 23, 1819. He d. Feb. 22, 1861, aged 88 years. They had 8 children.
499.I.MILTON HOLCOMB, b. April 21, 1793.
500.II.* FIDELIA HOLCOMB, b. Aug. 8, 1795.
501.III.AUGUSTINE HOLCOMB, b. Jan. 31, 1797.
502.IV.SUSANNAH HOLCOMB, b. Feb. 22, 1799.
503.V.STARR HOLCOMB, b. Sept. 7, 1801.
504.VI.MILO HOLCOMB, b. May 12, 1803.
505.VII.HELEN HOLCOMB, b. April 29, 1805.
506.VIII.NAHUM HOLCOMB, b. July 4, 1809; d. West Granby, Aug, 27, 1871.
Augustine died May 11, 1837, at Sterling, Mass. He left only
one child, Wm. Frederick Holcomb, b. April 2, 1827. Nahum, Jr.,
left onlyone son, Samuel Frederick, b. Dec. 15, 1855. The book
from which these records are taken was repaired in 1872 bythis
Wm. Frederick Holcomb. (Granby Records.)
161. ABIAH MOORE, b. Feb. 21, 1769; m. Titus Stevens. She d. before 1813, and
her heirs took her share of her mother's estate.
173. DAN MOORE. There is no record of the date of his birth. The following is taken
from the church records of Granville, Mass.:
DAN. MOORE, July 1, 1749.
MARY MOORE, Dec. 25, 1760.
507.I.DAN MOORE, b. Aug. 23, 1783.
508.II.STERLING MOORE, b. July 3, 1785.
509.III.MARY MOORE, b. Nov. 12, 1787.
510.IV.ANDREW MOORE, b. July 3, 1790.
511.V.ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Aug. 25, 1794.
512.VI.RUTH MOORE, b. Aug. 31, 1796,
210. ZACCHEUS GILLETT, b. Nov. 11, 1745; m. Elizabeth Holcomb and had 5
513.I.ZACCHEUS PHELPS GILLETT, bp. Wolcott, Conn., May 8, 1777,
514.II.SARAH THRASHER GILLETT, bp. Wolcott, Conn., Oct. 14, 1781.
515.III.DINAH HOLCOMB GILLETT, bp. Wolcott, Conn., Oct. 3, 1784.
516.IV.SELINA GILLETT, bp. Wolcott, Conn., July 15, 1787.
517.V.RACHEL GILLETT, bp. Wolcott, Conn., Oct. 28, 1790.
212. ALEXANDER GILLETT, b. Aug. 14, 1749; d. Jan. 19, 1826. He graduated
at Yale College 1770; ordained minister at Farmingbury (now Wolcott), Conn.,
Dec. 29, 1773, dismissed Nov., 1791, installed at Torrington, Conn., May, 1792,
where he remained till death. He m. Dec. 3, 1778, A. D. Rogers, b. Sept. 5, 1762;
d. May 10, 1839. She was sister of the first wife of Josiah Atkins.
518.I.TIMOTHY PHELPS GILLETT, b, June 15, 1780; d. Nov. 5, 1866;
graduated at Yale College 1804, and was minister at Branford,
Conn., from June 15, 1808, till the time of his death. He m.
Sallie Hodges. No record of children.
519.II.ASAPH GILLETT, b. Oct. 15, 1782; d. Aug. 21, 1846.
520.III.ESTHER GILLETT, b. May 26, 1785; d. Dec. 30, 1854,
521.IV.ADAH GILLETT, b. Oct. 10, 1787, living in 1874.
522.V.ELIAS GILLETT, b. June 11, 1792, d Oct. 26, 1871.
523.VI.MARIANNA GILLETT, b. Jan. 13, 1796; d. Nov. 4, 1815.
214. MARY GILLETT, b. Aug. 4, 1753; m. Nov. 25, 1779, Josiah Atkins, (2d
wife), b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 4, 1757. He was youngest child of Joseph and
Abigail (Rich) Atkins. Joseph was son of Josiah and Mary (Wheeler) Atkins. Josiah
was son of Josiah and (2d wife) Elizabeth (Wetmore) Atkins, dau. of Theophilus
Wetmore, b. 1615 and arrived at Boston 1635, at Weathersfield 1639-40. He
removed to Hartford, where he married Dec. 11, 1645, Sarah, dau. of John and
Ann (Wilcox) Hall. He was with his father-in-law, John Hall, among the first settlers
of Middletown. Josiah Atkins was son of William Adkins of Hartford. (The name
was so spelled until about 1770.) Josiah Atkins m. 1st wife, Sarah Rogers, in 1777,
who died without issue.
Children of MaryGillett and Josiah Atkins by 2d marriage:
524.I.* MARIA PAULINE ATKINS, b. Feb. 1, 1781.
525.II.* QUINTUS FLAMINIUS ATKINS, b. May 10, 1782; m. at Morgan,
Ohio, Feb 22, 1804, Sarah Wright, b. Colebrook, Conn., April
16, 1784; d. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1883. He d. at Cleveland,
Jan. 23, 1859.
526.III.LUCINDA ATKINS, b. March 12, 1784; d. Blissfield, Mich., April 26,
527.IV.PHILINTUS ATKINS, b. Dec. 1, 1785; d. March 19, 1801. Drowned
in Mad River. (See Norindon below.)
528.V.MARY DIANA ATKINS, b. Sept. 28, 1787; d. Blissfield, Mich., m.
Charles McNair. No issue. Adopted Stewart McNair, who m.
and had children.
529.VI.JOSIAH ALEXANDER ATKINS, b. Oct. 16, 1789; d. Oberlin, Ohio,
March 12. He gave his library to Tabor College, Iowa.
530.VII.NARCISSUS ALBERTUS ATKINS, b. March 17, 1792.
531.VIII.NORINDON XENIA ATKINS, changed to PHILINTUS in memory of his
brother who was drowned, b. Jan. 16, 1795.
215. NATHAN GILLETT, b. Sept. 29, 1755; m. April 16, Lucy Harrison, b. March 1,
1762, dau. of Dea. Aaron and Jerusha (Warner) Harrison.
532.I.NATHAN GILLETT, b. --; m. Abigail, dau. of Guy and Abigail
(Allyn) Wolcott, Oct. 5, 1781, and removed to Tallmadge, Ohio,
533.II.ARA GILLETT, b. --; removed to Ohio in 1802; m. Diantha Wilcox.
534.III.LUCY GILLETT, b. --; m. Guy Humphrey.
535.IV.LYDIA GILLETT, b. --; m. J. B. Battelle.
536.V.ANNA GILLETT, b. --; m. Edmond Strong.
537.VI.JERUSHA GILLETT, b. --; m. Daniel Hall.
There were other daughters.
217. BENONI GILLETT, b. July 23, 1760; m. Oct. 16, 1783, Phebe Dean, dau. of his
father's 2d wife.
538.I.THEOPHILUS GILLETT, b. --.
539.II.Son, b. --. These men were officers of a ship, and, being in St.
Augustine, Florida, were one day invited to tea in the town and
died the next day, having been poisoned.
540.III.JOHN GILLETT, b. --. He was a merchant in Dublin, Ga.; returned
to Fair Haven, Conn., and was later of the firm of Gillett,
Hotchkiss & Tuttle, who were large investors at Nauvoo, Ill.
541.IV.MERRITT GILLETT, b. --; lived in Georgia.
542.V.MARCUS GILLETT, b. --; lived in Florida; m. and d. there, leaving
219. RACHEL GILLETT, b. Nov. 28, 1765; m. April 22, 1784, Noah Uzza Norton, bp.
July 3, 1764. He was the youngest child of David and 2d wife, Suza (Bishop) Norton.
David was the son of Joseph and Mary (Champion) Norton. Joseph was the son of John
and Hannah (Peck) Norton. John was the son of John and Hannah (Stone) Norton. John
was the son of Theophilus and Grace (Wells) Norton, the immigrants from Surrey,
England, in 1639.
543.I.ZARA NORTON, b. --. He was a clergyman.
544.II.ISAAC WATTS NORTON, b. --; Deacon in the church.
There were probably other children. Rev. Zara Norton inherited the Timothy Phelps Bible.
He removed with his wife from Wolcott, Conn., to the "Black River Country," N. Y.,
before 1804, and later to northern Ohio, where they died at Clarksfield, Lorain Co., Ohio;
he in 1843; she in 1844.
221. EUNICE SPENCER, b. Suffield, Conn., May 19, 1738; m. Warham Gibbs,
son of Zebulon, March 4, 1756.
They had 10 children:
545.I.DARIUS GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., Feb. 9, 1759.
546.II.SPENCER GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., Jan. 26, 1762.
547.III.DORCAS GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., July 15, 1763.
548.IV.LUMAN GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., March 17, 1765.
549.V.MIRIAM GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., July 17, 1766.
550.VI.SHELDON GIBBS, b. Litchfield, Conn., March 27. 1768.
551.VII.EUNICE GIBBS, b. Winchester, Conn., Jan. 11, 1772.
552.VIII.ZEBULON GIBBS, b. Winchester, Conn., June 2, 1774.
553.IX.WOODRUFF GIBBS, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 15, 1776.
554.X.AZUBAH GIBBS, b. Winchester, Conn., Nov. 1, 1778.
229. JOHN SPENCER, b. Suffield, Conn., July 12, 1758; m. Eunice Phelps, Feb.
24, 1786, and had 6 children, b. Suffield, Conn. John Spencer was buried in a family
burying ground on Manlius Spencer's farm, Mantua, Ohio, about 1830.
555.I.EUNICE SPENCER, b. Dec. 14, 1786.
556.II.JOHN SPENCER, b. Dec. 31, 1789.
557.III.LAVINA SPENCER, b. June 25, 1791.
558.IV.ELAM SPENCER, b. Jan. 30, 1794.
559.V.HIRAM SPENCER, b. Jan. 28, 1797.
560.VI.MANLIUS SPENCER, b. Aug. 5, 1799.
233. JOSEPH MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., May 9, 1744; m. Zibea, the dau. of
Isaac and Honorah (Stevens) Gillett. Honorah d. at Becket, Mass., Nov. 5, 1803,
aged 83. Zibea was b. Simsbury, Conn., Feb. 25, 1746-7; m. at Westfield, Mass.,
Oct. 30, 1765; d. Becket, Mass., April 14, 1818. Joseph Moore was a lieutenant in
the Revolutionary Army, regiment of Col. William Prescott, and d. Becket, Mass.,
Aug. 5, 1827, aged 83 years. His will is dated Sept. 29, 1826.
561I.BENJAMIN G. MOORE, bp. Sept. 7, 1788, Southwick, Mass. Res,
Long Island, N. Y., 1826.
562.II.* ZIBEA MOORE, b. Dec. 15, 1768; bp. Southwick, Mass., April 6,
1769, M. E. Church.
563.III.MIRANDA MOORE, b. --; bp. Southwick, Mass., July 14, 1776, M.
E. Church. She m. -- Randall, Res. 1826, Smithfield, Pa.
564.IV.DWIGHT MOORE, b. --. Will probated in Becket, Oct. 5, 1831.
He m. Thankful Hamblin, and d. Aug. 21, 1831, without issue.
565.V.* CYNTHIA MOORE, b. --, 1781.
566.VI.EUNICE MOORE, b. --; unmarried 1826. Res. Worthington, Mass.
567.VII.RUTH MOORE, b. --; m. Seth Partridge, Res. 1826, Worthington,
568.VIII.ROSIE MOORE, b. --.
The last clause in her father's will reads: "To daughter Rosie, twenty dollars, if she
ever comes to claim it." Where was Rosie, and why had she left home? Nobody
knows, but it is clear that at the age of 82 her father's arms were reaching out to
welcome her return.
235. MARY MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., May 8, 1749, and published intentions
of marriage with Martin Reed July 5, 1767,
at Westfield, Mass. He was bp. at Salmon Brook by Rev. Nathaniel Hooker, Oct.
7, 1742. He was the son of John and Malinda (Hollister) Reed, who was the only
son of Dr. John Reed, the immigrant. Capt. Martin Reed was a Revolutionary
soldier. The following is the inscription on his headstone at Salmon Brook: "Capt.
Martin Reed died Nov. 26, 1815, aged 73. The hoary head is a crown of glory if it
be found in the way of righteousness."
There were 10 children, b. Granby, Conn.
569.I.MARTIN REED, b. Dec. 18, 1768; d. Jan. 18, 1775.
570.II.* MARY REED, b. Aug. 18, 1770.
571.III.TRUMAN REED, b. March 14, 1772; d. Oct. 15, 1777.
572.IV.STARLING REED, b. June 2, 1773, d. Oct. 7, 1777.
573.V.* MARTIN REED, b. April 16, 1775.
574.VI.ALLYN REED, b. Jan. 17, 1777; d. July 2, 1777.
575.VII.EUNICE REED, b. Aug. 18, 1778; m. Calvin Holcomb.
576.VIII.TRUMAN REED, b. Aug. 16, 1780; m. Jane Smith, Oct. 12, 1802;
d, Sept. 13, 1825.
577.IX.* STARLING REED, b. July 13, 1783.
578.X.* ALLEN REED, b. 1785.
236. ROGER MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 25, 1751; d. June 26, 1838;
m. Rosetta Hayes in Granby, Conn. Dec. 4, 1786. She was the dau. of Silas and
Hannah (Holcomb) Hayes b. Dec. 4, 1768 and d. Southwick, Mass. Nov. 7,
1836. He was a captain in the army during the War of the Revolution. Nov. 15,
1791, he bought for 800. of Eli Moore, of Granby, and Samuel Moore, of
Suffield, 5 pieces of land in Salmon Brook, 208 acres, all of which belonged to
their father, Joseph Moore, dec'd., lying east of Simsbury Road and 57 acres, all
that their father owned west of that road, with two houses and two barns standing
thereon. Also 130 acres in Granby bought by their brother Benjamin Moore of
Edward Matson and Edward Matson, Jr. Also 23 acres with dwelling house and
barn, "It being all the land which belonged to their brother Benjamin and also all
their right to the land which fell to their brother Benjamin from his father's estate."
February 9, 1810 he bought of Elijah Gillett 50 acres in Salmon Brook. On the
same date, of Josephus Walters, 50 acres. September 12, 1815 he bought of
Zopher Brown 12 acres in Granby. March 25, 1830 he bought of Lewis Holcomb
10 acres in Granby. December 22, 1830 he bought of Eli L. Moore 30 acres in
Granby and Suffield. July 6, 1831 he sold to Daniel and Gaylord Holcomb a half
interest in 190 acres in Salmon Brook.
On the same date he bought of the same parties 160 acres "southerly on Abel
Adams land, west on the Lordship line." After the death of his brother Benjamin,
Roger was appointed administrator of his father's estate and also of his brother
Benjamin's estate. His will was signed April 10, 1833 with John Mills, E. D. Beach
and Harrison Foot, witnesses. His son, Roger S. Moore, was made administrator.
The will was probated September 10, 1838. He divided his land among his heirs
In 1796 the "Western Reserve" or "Connecticut Reserve" or "New Connecticut" in
northeastern Ohio was surveyed and opened for settlement. Roger Moore bought of
David, Fidelio and Ebenezer King, Jr. four pieces of land in Portage county. In Lot
No. 16 in Mantua township, 434 acres. This was the Tamarack Swamp where the
boys and girls used to go in the winter, when it was frozen over, to gather tamarack
gum. In Lot No. 23, 105 acres. In Lot No. 37, 176 acres. In Lot No. 18, 109 acres.
It was in a log house on this piece of land that the people of this country had the first
opportunity to make the acquaintance of the writer. This fact is mentioned here in
order to save future generations from interminable wrangles in trying to fix the exact
"Seven wealthy cities claimed great Homer dead,
Through which the living Homer begged his bread."
The other piece was in Lot No. 39, 120 acres in the township of Aurora.
Roger wrote to his son Homer from Southwick, Mass., April 3, 1811: "I wish you to
view my lands in New Connecticut and rite to me wheather in your Opinion it is better
to Exchange them for land here or to keep them, and likewise what the lands there are
worth per acre." The letter is addressed:
Homer Moore, Esq.
Deerfield, New Connecticut,
State of Ohio.
To be left with Louis Day, Esq. P. Office.
It is marked, Postage paid 25 cents.
He d. Southwick, Mass., June 26, 1838.
There were 8 children.
579.I.HOMER MOORE, b. July 23, 1787; d. Worthington, Ohio, Sept. 1,
1811. He was a graduate of Yale, class of 1806, and a lawyer.
The following is taken from the account book of Edward Phelps,
Franklin Co., O.: "Homer Moore came to my house from
Mass., July 5, 1811, and on August the 8th. he was taken sick
with a fever and on Sept. 1st. he died. He was buried on Sept.
the 3d. in the Episcopal Graveyard at Worthington, Ohio."
580.II.* FANNY MOORE, b. Jan. 15, 1790.
581.III.* HARRIET MOORE, b. July 9, 1792; d. at Granby, June 13, 1839,
582.IV.ROGER SHERMAN MOORE, b. Aug. 18, 1795; d. Nov. 15, 1800.
583.V.ROSETTA MOORE, b. Jan. 1, 1798; d. Nov. 7, 1800.
584.VI.ROSETTA MARIA MOORE, b. 1804; m. Ammi Filley, d. Southwick,
Aug. 13, 1861. No issue.
585.VII.* ROGER SHERMAN MOORE, b. July 25. 1806.
586.VIII.EMMA E. MOORE, b. 1814; d. April 8, 1831; Hayes Family says
237. REUBEN MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., Jan. 16, 1755, m. Lydia Town. He
held town offices in Granby most of the time from 1786 to 1802. He d. in Southwick,
Mass., Nov. 14, 1829. His widow d. Oct. 2, 1853, aged 77 years.
They had 6 children, b. Granby, Conn.
587.I.* MARY MOORE, b. April 14, 1800.
588.II.* AMARET MOORE, b. 1802.
589.III.* LAURA MOORE, b. 1805, Southwick, Mass.
590.IV.CAROLINE MOORE, b. 1811; m. Harry, son of Isaac and Ruth
(Gillett) Dewey. She d. Feb. 8, 1873. He d. April 1, 1853,
aged 37 years. No issue.
591.V.EUNICE E. MOORE, b. --; m. Walter Griffin, Aug. 12, 1840. No
592.VI.EDWIN MOORE, b. --. He was killed by the caving in of a well.
Martin Reed settled his estate in 1842. Never married.
239. ELI MOORE, b. June 6, 1759, m. Eunice, the dau. of Hosea and Sarah
(Smith whose maiden name was Post) Willcox. She was b. March 15, 1770 and
d. in Southwick, Mass., March 16, 1817. He made his will June 6, 1821, d. June
12, and it was probated October 4, 1821. He gave his property to "Keziah my
dear wife," to his son Eli L. Moore, his dau. Philura and "my young son William
H. Moore when he shall arrive at the age of fourteen, $400." He left a legacy to
Charlotte Loomis, and appointed Eli L. Moore executor. Eli held town offices in
1788, 1798 and 1799 and was grandjuror in 1802. Feb. 3, 1802 he bought 2
pieces of land in Suffield of Samuel Moore, bounded north on land of Roger
Moore. Feb. 19, 1817, he bought with Ferdinand Clemmons of Southwick,
Mass., of Elijah Gaylord and wife of Westfield, Mass., 60 acres of land in
Salmon Brook. In this deed Eli's wife is called Esther Moore. This is probably a
mistake, nor is it apparent why his wife should be mentioned as he was the
purchaser. Both were buried at Southwick. His wife's headstone reads: "Mrs.
Eunice Moore wife of Eli Moore Died March 16, 1817 age 47 years." The
widow Keziah, mentioned in the will, must have been by a second marriage.
There were 3 children.
593.I.* ELI LATHROP MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., Oct. 1, 1793.
594.II.* PHILURA MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., April 19, 1796.
595.III.WILLIAM H. MOORE, b. --.
241. SAMUEL MOORE, b. Simsbury, Conn., May 24, 1764; bp. by Rev.
Roger Viets at Mooretown, Mass., Nov. 10, 1765. He m. Eunice, the dau. of
Capt. Isaac and Susannah (Root) Gillett, and d. Mantua, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1816.
She was bp. at Mooretown, Westfield, Mass., by Rev. Viets, Nov. 16, 1769; d.
Mantua, O., Oct. 10, 1850. Capt. Isaac Gillett was the son of Dea. Isaac and
Honorah (Stevens) Gillett; m. Dec. 28, 1742. Dea. Isaac was the son of Isaac
and Elizabeth (Griswold) Gillett; m. Oct. 29, 1719. Isaac was the son of Nathan
and Rebecca (Owen) Gillett; m. June 30, 1692. Nathan was the son of Nathan
Gillett, the immigrant, Dorchester, 1630, Windsor, Conn., 1635. He served in the
Pequot War. His wife d. Simsbury, Conn., Feb. 21, 1670. Susannah was dau. of
Elisha and Mary (Scott) Root; m. April 22, 1730. Elisha was son of John and
Mary (Leonard) Root; m. April 14, 1703. John was son of Thomas and Mary
(Spencer) Root; m. Oct. 17, 1675. Thomas was son of John and Mary
(Kilbourne) Root. John came from England in the "Increase" and settled in
Farmington in 1640. Mary, his wife, was the dau. of Thomas Kilbourne, b. Wood
Ditton, England, 1578. Honorah, wife of Dea. Isaac, was dau. of Thomas and
Miriam (Buel) Stevens; m. March 30, 1719. Miriam Buel was dau. of Peter and
Mary (Gillett) Buel; m. June 30, 1698. Peter was the son of William Buel, the
immigrant, and his wife was dau. of Jonathan Gillett, the immigrant. Elizabeth
Griswold was dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cook) Griswold, b. Feb. 5, 1695.
Benjamin was the son of George and Mary (Holcomb) Griswold; m. Oct. 3, 1655.
George was the son of Edward Griswold, the immigrant and his wife was the dau.
of Thomas Holcomb, the immigrant. Rebecca, wife of Nathan Gillett, was the dau.
of John and Rebecca (Wade) Owen; m. Oct. 3, 1650. He was from Wales, b.
Dec. 25, 1624.
Samuel Moore sold his property in Suffield, Conn., and removed to Mantua, Ohio,
in 1806. The means of transportation consisted of a wagon, a yoke of oxen and a
pair of horses. A cow was led behind the wagon. He crossed the Hudson river at
Fishkill, passed through Carlisle and Pittsburg in Pennsylvania and entered Ohio at
Youngstown. He passed through Warren, containing at that time but a single frame
house. He settled on Lot 24 of Mantua township, buying of John and Richard
These first setlements on the Western Reserve were as completely isolated from
the outside world as Plymouth, Mass., was in 1620. They had to be equally
self-supporting. Game furnished most of the meat for the family and after a clearing
was made wool and flax furnished the material from which the family was clothed.
Wheat and rye were hacked in among the stumps and girdled timber to furnish the
bread rations. These people did what the settlers from New England have done
everywhere. They dispossessed the Indians, cleared away the primeval forest, built
school houses and churches, and made the wilderness a fit habitation for civilized
Eunice Moore was one of the 14 who organized the first Congregational church in
Mantua, May 31, 1812.
There were 7 children.
596.I.* VIRGIL MOORE, b. Suffield, Conn., Jan. 19, 1789.
597.II.MARK MOORE, b. Suffield, Conn., April 5, 1792. He d. Mantua,
O., Sept. 24, 1812, from exposure in the Detroit campaign, where
he was taken prisoner, War of 1812.
598.III.* SAMUEL MOORE, b. Suffield, Conn., Nov. 24, 1794.
599.IV.* EUNICE KETURAH MOORE, b. Suffield, Conn., April 22, 1796.
600.V.* JASON MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., Aug. 31, 1798.
601.VI.* BENJAMIN MOORE, b. Southwick, Mass., Dec. 30, 1800.
602.VII.PERLEA MOORE, b. Mantua, Ohio, 1806; d. July 22, 1843. She
provided the pillow of feathers used when Jos. Smith was tarred
and feathered in Hiram, O.
242. JEMIMA GAINS, b. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 30, 1744; d. March 22, 1806;
m. Israel, son of George and Abigail ((???)) Granger, of Simsbury, Conn., March
There were 6 children, b. Westfield, Mass.
603.I.HENRY GRANGER, b. April 22, 1767.
604.II.ISRAEL GRANGER, b. Sept. 30, 1770; d. Oct. 14, 1775.
605.III.OLIVER GRANGER, b. March 21, 1772.
606.IV.JEMIMA GRANGER, b. June 26, 1774.
607.V.ISRAEL GRANGER, b. July 13, 1776.
608.VI.Son, b. July 19, 1778.
244. SOLOMON PALMER, b. --; m. Hannah De Wolf, Oct. 14, 1787. The birth of
2 children is recorded in Barkhamsted.
609.I.STEPHEN DE WOLF PALMER, b. April 3, 1788.
610.II.LAMENTINE PALMER (dau.), b. Jan. 7, 1791.
247. RHODA PALMER, b. --; m. Levi Norton, 2d, from Norfolk. In 1822 was in
Five children are mentioned.
611.I.EDEN NORTON, of Benson, Vt., in 1822.
612.II.ISAAC A. NORTON, of Cornwall, in 1821.
613.III.FANNY NORTON, m. Asa Mallory, Dec. 8, 1807; moved to Concord,
614.IV.JEMIMA NORTON, b. --.
615.V.SOLOMON NORTON, b. --.
249. PLINY MOORE, b. Sheffield, Mass., April 14, 1759; m. Martha, dau. of Capt.
John and Abigail (Cabot) Corbin, at Bennington, Vt., Jan. 22, 1787. John was son of
Lieut. John and Martha (Hosmer) Corbin, who was son of Lieut. Jabez and Mary
(Morse) Corbin, son of Clement and Dorcas (Buckminster) Corbin, the immigrant.
Pliny Moore d. Champlain, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1822. She d. Champlain, May 2, 1825.
Judge PlinyMoore's education was more liberal than was usual at the time. In 1775, he
enlisted in the 1st Reg. N. Y. "Line," and was in the expedition to Canada under
Benedict Arnold, which captured the fort at St. Johns and the city of Montreal and
ended in the death of General Montgomery and disaster at Quebec. He was at the
battle of Saratoga and the surrender of Burgoyne, Oct. 17, 1777. He was a Lieut. in
Capt. Job Wright's Co. of Col. Marinus Willett's Regt. of "Levies," and was made
Adjutant of the regiment, serving as such during the remainder of the war.
While the armywas in retreat from Canada, earlyin 1776, the Division to which Mr.
Moore belonged forded the Big ChazyRiver at a point of great beauty.Mr. Moore
was struck with its manyadvantages and determined to return there and settle. After
the close of the war, with 17 others, he obtained a grant of 11,600 acres of land on the
Big ChazyRiver, on the west shore of Lake Champlain, and in March 1785,
accompanied bytwo friends, located and surveyed the tract which was known as the
Moorefield Grant. In 1787 Lieut. Moore took a partyof friends, relatives and
trades people to the Grant and clearing the surroundings of the ford, settled the village
of Champlain. He at once built a dam across the river above the settlement and erected
the first saw, grist, carding and fulling mills in the section.
In 1774, the British occupied Point-au-Fer on Lake Champlainas a militarypost and erected a stone fort with a strong stockade and called it "The White House." On the 1st of each month following the settlement of Champlain byLieut. Moore he was visited bya corporal and file of men sent from Point-au-Fer to notifyhim that his title to the Grant from the State of New York would not be recognized and warning him "off the soil." Of course no attention was paid to these repeated warnings, which continued until the British formallygave up possession of the Post in 1796.
Selecting a beautiful site overlooking the settlement on the opposite side of the river, Lieut. Moore put up a comfortable log dwelling to which, in 1789, hebrought his young wife and in which theylived until Dec. 1801, when theymoved to a statelymansion on the hill above, which is still ina good state ofpreservation. The frame and floors of this house are of oak while