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Descendants of James Fitzpatrick Moore




Generation No. 1


1. JAMES FITZPATRICK1 MOORE was born Bet. 1750 - 1760 in Dublin, Ireland, and died Aft. 1830 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He married MARY ERRINGHART Bef. 1785.

Notes for J
AMES FITZPATRICK MOORE:
Moore, or in Irish O Mordha, means 'noble'. They descend from Conal Cearnach, one of the chieftains of the legendary Knights of the Red Brach. Their territory was Leix, and in the Cistercian Abbey, they founded, is the tomb of their last chieftain, Malachi O More. Today Moore is a common name, both in England and Ireland. There were also Moores who arrived with the Normans and it would be difficult now to disentangle the original O Mordha and the Norman-English Moores. The O Moores were a warrior people who defended their territory against the colonialists. In 1183 Conor O More defeated the Earl of Essex, sent by Queen Elizabeth to quell the Irish. There are Moores who descend from an English soldier who had estates at Mellifont in Meath. About 1767 Field Marshal Sir Charles Moore, 6th Earl and 1st Marquess of Drogheda, built Moore Abbey in Kildare. One of the earliest economists was an 18th century Moore, while another Moor became John Wesley's right-hand man. The most celebrated is Thomas Moore, poet and musician. Moore Hall in Connacht was the home of a distinguished line financed by wine trading.

Have seen his name listed as James A. or James David.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, brought to America by the British to fight for them in the Revolutionary War. Not knowing anything about the British, he deserted, changed his birth name from Fitzpatrick to Moore (his mother's maiden name)
and fought with General George Washington. After the war, settled in Pennsylvania in the steel business. Issued 15 children. Born between 1750-1760, and in 1830 he was living in Lawrence Co. Ky with his son Nicholas Moore (bro. to William Moore). He had 4 more children whose names are unknown.-Fern Schneider

It was during the Revolutionary War that James Moore, an Irishman, and his two brothers came to this country, presumably, as a result of conscription into the British military. The Moore brothers are reputed to have changed their name from "Kirkpatrick" to Moore, their mothers maiden name, in order to camouflage their identites, having chosen to become American citizens. Some family researchers maintain that the correct name is Fitzpatrick. This calls for more positive identification. James married a woman of Dutch descent.--History of Lawrence Co., KY-Bess Whitt

James A. was born near Dublin, Ireland, he came to this country with a Regm't of Irish soldiers attached to the British Army during the Revoluntionary War. In fact, his name was not Moore, but Fitzpatrick, but being Irish and not at all in sympathy with the Brithis cause and enlisting in the Continental Army under Washington, he took the maiden name of his mother, which was Moore. After the close of the Revolutionary War he settled in Pittsburgh, PA, married and entered into the iron business. This trade not proving profitable to him--he liquidated his affairs and with his family moved to Tazewell County in Virginia. After a short stay there, he moved to what is now known as Lawrence County, KY; where he settled on land that was probably given him as a grant for his service during the war. He is buried at or near the mouth of Little Blaine Creek. Grandmother did not remember his wife's name, but stated that she knew she was Pennsylvania Dutch. He was the father of 15 boys and 2 girls.--Anderson Moore

Although this James Moore was for a while in Tazewell County, do not confuse him with the James Moore of Abb's Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, whose family was slaughtered by Native Americans. This James Fitzpatrick/Moore is supposedly buried at the mouth of the Little Blaine Creek in Kentucky.--Jesse Moore

There is no listing for James Fitzpatrick Moore in the "Lawrence Co, KY Cemeteries Vol. 1 - 4".

I called a friend today named Lloyd Moore that lives here in Columbus, Ohio. He descends down from James F. Moore and he said that old family tradition stories say James F. Moore was buried at Mouth of Blaine which would present day be located at bottom of Yatesville Dam. Lloyd says he just don't know the truth but maybe a lady named Beulah Green with the Louisa Chapter of DAR would have some idea about cemeteries moved, reinterred when the Yatesville Dam was built. Lloy says some other relatives think James F. Moore was buried down in Fleming Co. KY where they think he had a son living at that time period. -- Douglas Bishop 11-15-1998





More About J
AMES FITZPATRICK MOORE:
Burial Place: Little Blaine Creek, Kentucky

Marriage Notes for J
AMES MOORE and MARY ERRINGHART:
Married a woman of Dutch descent; this woman's name is reputed by some to have ended in -hart.

1790 Census Washington County, Pennsylvania
James Moore
121
1 male 16 and over, 2 males under 16, 1 female

1790 Census Kentucky lists a James Moore in Fayette County. Tax list date 1-11-1790.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821.
Not listed
     
Children of J
AMES MOORE and MARY ERRINGHART are:
  i.   JAMES2 MOORE, b. Bef. 1785; d. Unknown.
  Notes for JAMES MOORE:
James - the eldest settled in Tenn. near Nashville; about his family know nothing--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky lists a James Moore in Fayette County. Tax List date 1-11-1790.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
Page 20
James Moore 100010 00200 01

2. ii.   WILLIAM P MOORE, b. 1785, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; d. 1843, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
3. iii.   CHRISTOPHER MOORE, b. Abt. 1787, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1860, Lewis County, Kentucky.
  iv.   ALEC MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for ALEC MOORE:
Alex-settled near Lexington, KY. He was a glass maker by trade and lived and died there, leaving many descendants.-Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky lists Alex Moor and Alexander Moore in Madison County. Tax list date 4-3-1789.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
not listed

  v.   JOHN MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for JOHN MOORE:
John-who was a Hatter, settled in Cincinnati, OH--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky lists John Moore's in Nelson (11-1-1792), Madison (1789) and Fayette Counties (3-19-1790).

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
Page 38
John Moore 200100 10100 01



  vi.   SAMPSON MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for SAMPSON MOORE:
Sampson-settled on Beech Fork of Twelvepole Creek in Wayne Co. - then VA and afterwards moved from there to Mart Tug River.--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky does not list Sampson Moore.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
Page 39
Sampson Moore 200010 21010 01

  vii.   NICHOLAS MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for NICHOLAS MOORE:
Nicholas-settled in Texas--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky lists Nicholas Moore in Nelson County. Tax list date 10-18-1792.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
not listed


  viii.   SAMUEL MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for SAMUEL MOORE:
Sam-remained in Lawrence County, KY, leaving many descendants who still live there.--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

Marriage License information for Samuel Moore and Polly (Mary) A. Brown
Samuel b. 1795 m. March 9, 1822 in Floyd County, Kentucky
Marriage certified March 9, 1822 by Tho. C. Brown J.P.

1830 Census Lawrence County, Kentucky
3200100000000 0110100000000
3 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 21-30, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 11-15, 1 female 21-30

Mary A. and Samuel Moore sold 2 tracts of land on Georges Creek to John Brown. 4-12-1841 Deed C 204

Samuel Moore sold 50 acres of land on Tugs Fork to Joel West. 7-31-1845 Deed C 423

  ix.   DAVID MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for DAVID MOORE:
David-remained in Lawrence County, KY, leaving many descendants who still live there.--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

1790 Census for Kentucky lists David Moore in Madison County. Tax list date 4-28-1789.

1820 Census for Floyd County, Kentucky:
Roll 22, Kentucky, Volume 7, dated February 23, 1821
not listed

1830 Census for Lawrence County, Kentucky:
David More
2000010000000 1000100000000
2 males under 5, 1 male 31-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 21-30

  x.   HARRY MOORE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for HARRY MOORE:
Harry-remained in Lawrence County, KY, leaving many descendants who still live there.--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

Not listed in 1790 or 1820 Census for Kentucky.

  xi.   NANCY MOORE, d. Unknown; m. ? STEVENS.
  Notes for NANCY MOORE:
Nancy married a Mr. Stevens who lived on Twelvepole Creek in W. --Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)

  xii.   ISABELLE MOORE, d. Unknown; m. ? CALDWELL.
  Notes for ISABELLE MOORE:
Isabelle married a Mr. Caldwell of Boyd County, KY.--Anderson Moore (1-14-1933)



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