From "The Gastonia Gazette" (date unknown), there is an article containing information about old homes in Gaston... "The John Moore Home - Built in 1760 near Stanley, NC, one of the oldest houses west of the Catawba", by Mrs. Kay Dixon as follows: The home of JOHN MOORE who came from Scotland to Tryon County, North Carolina in 1754. The original land grant to him, dated 1758, remains in this home. John Moore saw service with the Continental Army as a Commissary Supply Official. He had four sons: Capt. William Moore, General John Moore, James and Alexander; all of whom were soldiers in the Revolution. Five patriots from one home. It is known as the "Clint Moore" home.
The most distinguished Moore was General JOHN MOORE, born in 1759, married 1stly a sister of Governor ADAIR of Kentucky; married 2ndly, Mary, a dau. of Capt. ROBERT ALEXANDER, member of the General Assembly, North Carolina in 1792-1805. He is buried at Old Goshen graveyard, as are many of his generation.
The four sons of John Moore saw service, as stated before, in the Revolution. General John Moore, Capt. Wm. Moore, Private Alexander Moore, Private James Moore. Their sister, Mary Moore, married first, Thomas Campbell. Second she married Wm. Rankin.
Would anyone in that area know if the above family would be those in-
Maryland State Archive, Maryland Indexes, Chancery Papers, Index 1713-1787, MSA S 1432 there is -
"CHANCERY COURT (Chancery Papers) 1769/05/31 4124: Samuel Peale, Isaac Elton, Jr., James Hill, William Stevenson, and William James vs Joseph Donaldson, ROBERT ALEXANDER, John MOORE, CASSANDRA MOORE (nee Adair), John POSEY, and Elizabeth POSEY. Estate of ROBERT ADAIR