Notes for JOHN MOORE:|
John Moore, son of James Moore and Margaret Berringer, was born in South Carolina. By 1711 he had followed his father into the Indian trade. He was a member of the Eleventh Assembly (1708-1709) and represented St. James Goose Creek in the Third Royal Assembly (1728). His other offices were tax inquirer and collector for the parishes of St John Berkeley (1715 ) and St. James Goose Creek (1720) and churchwarden (17214722) for St. James Goose Creek On 22 October 1719 he wed Justina Smith, daughter of the Second Landgrave Thomas Smith and Anna Cornelia Van Myddagh. They had three children James, John. and Rebecca John Moore was dead by 30 January 1729 when his widow was named executrix of his estate John Moore (James 1) born ca 1698, married, Oct. 29. 1719 Justina Smith (St. Andrew 's Register), daughter of the second Landgrave Thomas Smith. She was born in 1701, and died in Philadelphia in 1743. John Moore was a church warden in St James 's Parish, Goose Creek July 18,1721. Administration of the estate of John Moore, of Goose Creek granted to Justina Moore, widow, 30 Ian. 172819. The will of Thomas Smith, Ir., gives to sister Justina Moore 1000 acres land ... to son Thomas Smith his whole estate.... Sister Moore and family leave to live on my plantation on Ashley River ... for widowhood ... Brother George Smith 3 Dec. 1729; proved 13 Jan. 1729/30. Justina Moore lived on a plantation called Pleasant Oaks on the Cape Fear River. Justina Moore'S will is on file in Philadelphia I Justina Moore, relict of Mr. John Moore late of Cape Fear in the Province of North Carolina.. 1st. As to land given me either by will or deed of gift by my father Landgrave Thomas Smith ... to my eldest son James Moore, he to pay my son John Moore and my daughter Rebecca each.fl00 current money of Cape Fear ... my exors. to pay the following legacies, Brothers-in-law Maurice Moore, Roger Moore and Edward Hyrne. Sisters-in-law Mary Clifford and Rebecca Dry and my niece Elizabeth Hyme and my sister-in-law [name omitted in abstract and Mrs. Catherine Ellis and my Mint Sarah [surname omitted, but probably Sarah Smith, wife of Dr. George Smith which two last are in Philadelphia, each a mourning ring. All personal effects to my three children, James, John and Rebecca Moore ... Mr. Robert Ellis merchant to advance money necessary for my decent interment, and for my daughter Rebecca and my negroe woman Alice till my said daughter and negroe be returned again to Cape Fear, with full interest to said Ellis for all money advanced.. Brothers-in-law Maurice Moore, Roger Moore and Edward Hyrne)me all of Cape Fear to be executors. Philadelphia, Province of Penn. 14 April 1743. Proved April 20,1743. by Peter Robson, Rebecca Steel and Catherine Ellis. [Abstract furnished by the late Dr. Charles B. Banks.