Moses MOORE / Hester WINSTON


Husband: Moses MOORE (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: in: Married: in: Died: 1791 in: AL Father: Mother:
Wife: Hester WINSTON (Descendant Chart)
Born: in: Died: in: Father: Mother:
Children:
1 Name: John MOORE M Born: BEF 1760 in: Died: in:
2 Name: Ann MOORE F Born: in: Died: in: Married: in: Spouse: Joseph LAWRENCE
3 Name: Hester MOORE F Born: ABT 1762 in: Died: OCT 1838 in: Lincoln County, NC Married: in: Spouse: Joshua ROBERTS
4 Name: Sarah MOORE F Born: in: Died: 26 APR 1840 in: Rutherford County, NC Married: 27 FEB 1783 in: Lincoln County, NC Spouse: Drury LOGAN
5 Name: Benjamin MOORE M Born: in: Died: BEF 14 OCT 1785 in: Rutherford County, NC

Moses Moore

Contents


Overview

Moses Moore was one of the earliest settlers of the land west of the Catawba River in western North Carolina. His name first appears in the area records in August 1755 when he purchased land on Reynolds Creek, later known as Indian Creek, near present day Cherryville in Gaston County, NC. He was an extensive land owner and served as a Captain in the North Carolina colonial militia. In 1775, he was a signer of the document known as the Tryon Association, or Tryon Resolves. Although this document spoke out against the British government, Moses Moore would later be identified as a British supporter, or Tory, during the Revolutionary War. His son Col. John Moore was leader of the Tories in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill during the Revolutionary War. Following the Revolutionary War, Moses Moore moved to the Mobile District of Spanish West Florida, apparently to escape persecution as a Tory. He received a Spanish land grant on the Tombigbee River which is located in present day state of Alabama. He died there about 1791.


Early Life

There are two contradicting accounts of where Moses Moore came from prior to arriving in western North Carolina about 1755. One account is based on family tradition as reported by a descendant of Moses Moore, while the other is based on modern research of original records:

Family tradition from John H. Roberts

In 1881 Lyman Draper published the book King's Mountain and Its Heroes13 which included a short biographical sketch of Moses Moore and his son Col. John Moore. In this sketch Draper indicates that Moses Moore migrated from Carlisle, England to Virginia in 1745 where he lived until settling eight miles west of what is now Lincolnton, North Carolina in 1753.

Draper's primary source of information on the family of Moses Moore was John H. Roberts, a great-grandson of Moses Moore. In October 1880, a Dr. G.W. Michal visited John H. Roberts and interviewed him on behalf of Draper. Dr. Michal then wrote Draper a letter with the information he obtained from John H. Roberts. And about a month later in November 1880, John H. Roberts replied directly to Draper in letters providing additional information. These letters are preserved in the Kings Mountain Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection15. The information provided by John H. Roberts apparently represented his understanding of the oral history of the Moore family as he had obtained it years earlier from his grandparents Hester and Joshua Roberts. His grandmother Hester was the daughter of Moses Moore and sister of the Tory Colonel John Moore.

Dr. Michal's letter of 13 October 1880 (see 4DD68) included the following information on Moses Moore and his family:

Lieut. Col. John Moore was the son of Moses Moore who was born in Carlisle, England & came to the U.S. in 1745 in the company of Maurice Roberts. He married a Miss Winston & settled near Jamestown, VA. In 1753 he moved to Tryon, afterwards Lincoln, & now Gaston Co. (8 miles west of Lincolnton). He had four children, 2 sons & 2 daughters. The sons were John & Hugh F. Moore.

The letters that John H. Roberts wrote to Draper omitted many of the details that had been provided earlier by Dr. Michal. Although he did not mention Moses Moore at all, John H. Roberts did list the siblings of Lieut. Col. John Moore in his letter of 22 November 1880 (see 4DD70) as follows:

Lieut. Col. John Moore was the oldest of four children, Hester next to him, then Patrick & Barbry. Hester was the wife of Joshua Roberts the same man who carried dispatches from Maj. Chronicle to Col. Campbell just before the battle of Kings Mountain.

Note that John H. Roberts' letter indicated John Moore had a brother named Patrick, while Dr. Michal stated that "neither John [Roberts] or his Mother knew anything about Patrick Moore". It is not clear whether Dr. Michal may have misinterpreted this point, or whether John H. Roberts may have adjusted his account after having thought about it further.

The account of Moses Moore that is provided by the letters of Dr. Michal and John H. Roberts is the one that is most widely published thanks to biographical sketches in books by Draper, Griffin, Moss, and others (see biographical sketches). However, it is important to note that very little of the information they provided on Moses Moore can be confirmed through any original records that survive today. No other record has been found of Moses Moore in Carlisle, England or Virginia. No other record has been found to confirm that Moses Moore married a Ms. Winston. And, although evidence supports that Moses Moore had children named John and Hester, no other record has been found to confirm that he had children named Patrick, Hugh, or Barbry.

John H. Roberts was the grandson of Moses Moore's daughter Hester and her husband Joshua Roberts, and the son of Hester and Joshua's son Moses M. Roberts. He was born in 1820 and died in 1903. He indicates in his correspondence with Draper that he was "the oldest of Moses M. Roberts children and was raised with my Grandfather & mother". His grandfather Joshua died in 1844 and his grandmother Hester died in 1838. He served as the clerk of Gaston County court for some years beginning in 1847. He served as a 1st Lieut. with Co. H of the 37th NC Infantry, CSA until his resignation in October 1862 due to chronic rheumatism. He is said to have been blinded in a fight and was described as being blind at the time of his correspondence with Draper. John H. Roberts was buried in the Roberts family cemetery near the town of Cherryville, North Carolina.

The research of Linda Moore Bollinger

In 1993, Linda Moore Bollinger published the book The Leading Edge: A History of the Family of Aaron Moore, Pennsylvania Indian Trader and North Carolina Pioneer4. In her book she presents evidence that Moses Moore was one of four siblings who migrated from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in the mid 1750s. Her book further suggests that these four siblings where the children of a Benjamin Moore who was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1696.

Bollinger's book is well written and cites numerous sources of information. The following is a summary of some of the more substantial points from her book:

Bollinger's book contains 12 chapters and over 300 pages. The first two chapters cover the families of Richard and Benjamin Moore in Pennsylvania. Chapters three through five cover the families of Aaron, John, Moses, and Elizabeth Moore in North Carolina. Chapter six covers the Lawrence family. The remaining chapters cover Aaron Moore's son John and his descendants. The book was privately published and only a very limited number of copies where printed. At last check, two copies of the book were known to exist in public libraries: one in the Charles R. Jonas [public] Library in Lincolnton, North Carolina, and the other in the library of the Georgia [State] Archives in Morrow, Georgia.

It is obvious that Bollinger's book is based on years of extensive research. And the book is well documented with numerous source references. It provides strong circumstantial evidence that Moses Moore and his siblings migrated from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. However, it is important to note that the evidence is circumstantial. There is no known original document from Pennsylvania which states that Moses Moore moved to North Carolina. Likewise, there is no known original document from North Carolina which states that Moses Moore came from Pennsylvania. The evidence that he came from Pennsyvlania is based on the fact that a group of names (Aaron, John, and Moses Moore, and Samuel and Elizabeth Biggerstaff) who appeared in the records of Pennsylvania as late as 1754, began appearing in the records of North Carolina from 1755. The search for direct proof continues.


Wives

Evidence supports that Moses Moore had at least three wives as follows:


Children

No will, estate record, family Bible, or other original document that identifies the children of Moses Moore is known to survive. Therefore our knowledge of Moses Moore's children is based on indirect or circumstantial evidence. The following is a list of likely children of Moses Moore based on information found in original records from the time that he and his children lived:

The following individuals are also sometimes listed as children of Moses Moore, although no original evidence has been found to support it. Any evidence linking them to Moses Moore comes from statements that were made many years after Moses Moore and his children had died:


North Carolina Court Records

Anson County Court Records:

Anson Co. NC Wills & Estates, N.C. Archives C.R.005.801.1, Page 7: The Nuncupative Will of JOHN MOORE Deceased who was Killed at the Eakoun in the Middle Settlement of the Cherokee Nation of Indians taken by me PETER KOCKINDOLPH before the said JOHN MOORE dyed...his Brother MOSES's son JOHN should have the place which he bought of JEREMIAH POTTS...and the remainder to his own wife MARY....6 August 1760....PETER KUYKENDOL. (Holcomb, Anson Wills & Estates, p.124)19

Anson Co. NC Wills & Estates, N.C. Archives C.R.005.801.1, Page 279: 25 Nov 1760, Account of the sale of the estate of JOSEPH CLOUD, returned by MARY CLOUD (X), Admx. Buyers: CHARLES McKNIGHT, AARON MOORE, PETER LABOONE, MARY CLOUD, JEREMIAH POTTS (POOTS), HUGH PACKS (PARKS), SAMUEL BICKOSTAF (BIGGERSTAFF), JOHN BOYLS, JAMES AUSTON, STEPHEN POOTS (POTTS), MOSES MOORE, JOHN BAYLE, JAMES HAINS. (Holcomb, Anson Wills & Estates, p.142)19

Anson Co. NC Wills & Estates, N.C. Archives C.R.005.801.1, Page 279: (n.d.), Account of sale of the estate of MATTHEW TOOLE, decd. Buyers: JOHN ANDERSON, JOHN LEWIS, WILLIAM HAGER, SAMUEL COBUN, JOHN CATHEY, PATRICK ONEEL, WILLIAM TRUNEBERRY, MOSES MOORE, HENRY VERNOR, WILLIAM HOGAN, BENJAMIN HARDIN, ANDREW CATHEY, MICHAEL HOYLE, WILLIAM HAGARTY, JOHN JONES, HENRY SIGHTS, JOHN RICHMOND, RICHARD BERRY, JOHN HANNAH, JOSEPH JONES, HUGH BERRY, JAMES PEELE, ANDREW DOWNS, ELENOR TOOLE, GEORGE RUTLEDGE, JOHN MILLER, JAMES ODEARE, JOHN BEATTY, MICHAEL HOLEY, THOMAS CLARK, WILLIAM DREW, JOSEPH HARDIN, JANE CATHEY, JOHN McCORDE, JOHN THOMAS, WILLIAM FRONEBERRY. ELENOR TOOLE (X). (Holcomb, Anson Wills & Estates, p.142)19

Tryon County Court Records:

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1769:
Moses Moore listed as foreman of a Grand Jury with 15 members. Sworn and charged. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.7)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1770:
Ordered by the Court that Moses Moore, Wm Wray, James Cook, Alexander McGahey, Robert Proctor, David Huddleston, Aaron Moore, Nathan Proctor, Wm Huddleston, Thomas Welsh, John Morris Jacob Coburn serve as Jurors to lay out a road from Aaron Moore's the Nighest & Best Way to Charlestown (as far as the South Line) and that they meet at John Walkers on the 3d Tuesday in Feb'y there and then to take the necessary steps to qualify them for this their charge. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.19)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1771:
Ordered by the Court that Dan'l Worlock, Fred'k Wise, Phillip Wisenant, Moses Moore, Thomas Black, Henry Renolds, John Renolds, George Trout, Michael Hofstatler, Nicholas Wisenant, Solomon Beson & Adam Wisenant serve as Jurors to lay out a road from Dan'l Worlocks Mill the nighest and best way to Gap of Kings Mountain where the waggon Road now Crosses and they appear before Timothy Rigs Esq'r on the Fourth Tuesday in Feb'y then and there to take the Necessary Steps to Qualify them to proceed on this their Charge. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.51)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1771:
Moses Moore is listed as juror 17 of 17 in a Grand Jury with Robert Adams serving as foreman. Sworn and charged. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.53)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1771:
Ordered by the Court that Frances Watts wife and Relick of George Watts deceased have Letters of Administration of all and Singular the Goods and Chattles Rights and Credits of the said Deceased She proposes for Security Moses Moore and Peregrine Magnis. accepted. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.60)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1771:
Claims on the County of Tryon for the year 1771:
Moses Moore, 1 Scalp Ticket: £0 S7 D6 [Note: This "scalp ticket" is likely a bounty paid for killing a wolf, panther, or wild cat. Reference The History of Lincoln County by Alfred Nixon.] (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.81)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1772:
A Deed of Sale Dated April 28, 1772 from Moses Moore to Joseph Laurence for 204 acres of land ack'd in open Court. Ordered to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.91)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1772:
Moses Moore is listed as foreman of a Grand Jury with 17 members. Sworn & charged.
[Note: Juror 17 was listed as "N's Welch" who was probably the Major Nicholas Welch that served with Moses Moore's son Col. John Moore in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill.] (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.92)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1773:
A Deed of Sale from Thomas Reynolds to Andrew Mills for 640 acres Dated the first Day of Septem 1770 proved by Moses Moore Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Reg'd. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.110)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1773:
A Deed of Sale from Thomas Robison to Moses Moore for 300 acres Dated the 27th Day of January 1773 and acknowledged in Open Court. Ord'd to be Reg'd. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.112)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1774:
Ordered by the Court that William Moore, John Hill, John Alexander of India Creek, Moses Moore, Robt McCaslan, James Beard & Joseph Buffington be Summoned by the Coronor or Sheriff to appear at the Next Court of Oyer & Terminer to be held at Salisbury on the first day of June next accordingly then & there to serve as Grand & Petit Jurors. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.117)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1774:
Ordered by the Court that Rich'd Singleton, Wm. Going, Wm. Shepherd, Wm. Stockton, Benjn Harden, Christopher Walbert, Wm. Lively, James Buchanan, Moses Moore, Benjn Shaw, Ulrigh Carpenter & Benjn Bracket serve as Jurors to Lay out a Road the nearest and best way from Benjamin Shaws place now Belonging to John Alexander to William Goings or so as to Intersect the old Road Leading to Kings Mountain and that they be summon'd by the Sheriff to appear before Joseph Harden Esq'r on the first Tuesday in July next then & there to take the Necessary steps to Qualify them for this their Charge. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.119)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1774:
A Deed of Sale from Moses Moore to John Withrow for 150 acres of Land Dated the 27th of January 1773 proved by James Withrow Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.124)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1774:
Moses Moore is listed as juror 8 of 12 in the case of Wm Gilbert vs George Sizemore. Jury Impanneled & Sworn find the Defendant did Assume and assess the plaintiffs Damages £11 17 6 and /6d Costs. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.131)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1774:
Moses Moore is listed as juror 5 of 12 in the case of King vs Laurence Kyzer, Petty Larceny. Jury Impanneled & Sworn find the Defendant not Guilty in manner & form charged in the Indictment. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.132)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1774:
Moses Moore is listed as juror 7 of 12 in the case of The King vs Teter Havener. Jury Impanneled & Sworn find the Defend't not Guilty. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.133)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1774:
A Deed of Sale from George Lamkin Sheriff to Moses Moore for 200 acres Dated the 22d Day of May 1773 proved by Saml Spencer Esq'r Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.136)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1774:
Moses Moore and Wife to William Going a Deed of Sale for 200 acres of Land Dated the 24th Day of October 1774 proved by Saml Spencer Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.136)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1774:
A Deed of Sale from Moses Moore to John Harman for 350 acres of Land dated the 27th day of July 1771 ackn'd in Open Court. Ord'd to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.140)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1774:
A Deed of Sale from Dav'd Huddleston to Moses Moore for 350 acres of Land Dated the 27th April 1774 proved by Jno Walker Esq'r Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.140)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1775:
Moses Moore listed as foreman of a Grand Jury with 17 members. Sworn and charged. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.145)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1775:
Ordered by the Court that William Moore, Frederick Hambright, James McEntire, Moses Moore, John McKinney, William Gilbert, Abraham Kuykendall and James Johnston be summoned by the Sheriff to be and appear before the Judge of the Court of Oyer and Terminer at the next court to be held for the District of Salisbury at Salisbury on the first Day of June next then and there to serve our Sovereign Lord the King as rand and Petit Jurors. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.153)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1775:
A Deed of Sale from Moses Moore to Benjamin Moore for 400 acres of Land ack'd in open Court and Recorded in the Clerks Office. Dated the 18th Day of June 1775. Ord'd to be Reg'd. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.155)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1775:
Ordered by the Court that William Gilbert, Charles McLean, James johnston, Moses Moore, Perry Green Mackess [Magness], Abraham Kuykendal and John Potts be summoned by the Coroner to be and appear before his Majestys Judge of the Court of Oyer &c. at the next Court to be held for the District of Salisbury at the Town of Salisbury on the first Day of December next then & there to serve our Sovereign Lord the King as Grand & Petit Jurors. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.162)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1776:
A Deed of Sale from Moses Moore to John Walker Esq for 400 acres of Land Dated the 4th Day of Decem'r 1775 proved by Robert Porter Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Registered. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.165)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1777:
Martha Butler an orphan child of Jonathan Hogan Butler Deceased came into Court and made choice of John Harris for her Guardian, who proposes for Securities Moses Moore & Thomas Black, Bound in the sum of £100. accepted. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.173)20

Tryon County NC Court, January term 1778:
Ordered that the following persons be Summoned by the Sheriff to attend at the next Court to be held for this county then & there serve as Grand & Petit Jurors. Moses Moore is listed as 12th of 30 individuals summoned. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.180)20

Tryon County NC Court, April term 1778:
Robert Abernathy, Hugh Barry, Nicholas Leeper, Matthew Leeper, Wm. Patterson, Isaac Holland, Adam Baird, Moses Moore, Henry Reynolds, Jacob Carpenter, Solomon Bason, John Kinkaid, and William Massey being summoned to attend this Court to serve as Grand & Petit Jurors and failing to appear according to summons, It was ordered that they be fined ni sci in the Sum of three pounds proc money each and they to be cited to be & appear at the next Court to be held for this County there to shew cause if any they can why the said fine should not be made absolute. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.187)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1778:
Jurors appointed to attend the next Court to be held for this County to wit: Moses Moore is listed as one of 30 individuals summoned. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.196)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1778:
Moses Moore listed as foreman of a Grand Jury with 15 members. Sworn & charged. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.197)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1778:
Claims on the County of Tryon for the Year 1775:
Moses Moore, 1 Venire Ticket: £1 S11 D8 (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.202)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1778:
Ord'd that Mich'l Hofstatler serve as overseer of the Road leading from Moses Moores to the So line in that part between Beaver Dam Creek and the So line and that he warn in all the Inhabitants on the East side of the Road below the Tuccasiege Road within 5 Miles and those on the West side as far as the Muddy Fork of Buffaloe and between the two Market Roads to work thereon and that he enter on the duty of his charge accordingly. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.204)20

Tryon County NC Court, October term 1778:
The State vs Moses Moore. Notice. Sum'd. J.H. Disch'd paying Costs. Paid A.N. (Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.207)20

Lincoln County Court Records:

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, January Court 1780:
Ordered that the following persons be summoned to attend at next Court as jurors: Capt. Dellinger's Dist -- James Polly, Adam Neil, Peter Plunk, Michl Hofstatler, Laurence Kyzer, Jacob Mauney, Moses Moore, Robt Ferguson, Baptist Davis; Capt. Barber's Dist -- John Beard, Thomas Campbell, James Beard, John Patrick, James Patterson; Capt. Heager's Dist -- George Sides, George Reel, Adam Dick, John King, Archd Little; Capt. Collins' Dist - David Phillips, Boston Best, Robt Armstrong, Saml Rankin; Capt. Armstrong's Dist -- John Massey, Saml White & Andw Hoyle.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.20)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, April Court 1780:
Grand Jury: Robert Ferguson, foreman, James Polly, Adam Neel, Peter Plunk, Michl Hofstatler, Jacob Mauney, Laurence Kyzer, Moses Moore, George Sides, George Reel, Adam Dick, Boston Best & Saml Rankin sworn & charged.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.21)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, July Court 1783:
Robt Wier vs Moses Moore. Same Jury only John Kinkaid & Benjamin Armstrong in the room of Robert Wier & John Ramsey. Jury sworn find for the pltf. damage £39 & 6d costs.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.55)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, October Court 1785:
The Commitee to who was refered the settlement of the accounts of the Commissioners of confiscated property for said County reports viz: it is their opinion that all the property of the disaffected persons sold by the Commissioners & not collected the notes & Bonds be returned to the owner or owners & the specie notes be paid in specie & the currency notes in currency or by the scale and that all the cattle provisions etc which the Commissioners seized being the property of disaffected persons which the same (Signed) Robert Alexander, James Logon, John Wilson.
Court concured with the said report and ordered the same to be entered on their motion. According to the direction of the above commitee the said Commissioners came into Court & exhibited
...
the following property ordered by Court to be returned to the Former owners:
No. 9 Recvd by the Comms. notes and bonds from the sales of the Estate of Moses Moore to the ammount of currency £30,263.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.104-106)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, October Court 1785:
Adam Reep vs Moses Moore. Nonsuit.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.109)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, April Court 1786:
Jacob Ramsour vs Moses Moore. Jurors: Jno Kenedy, David Falls, Saml Martin, Wm Patrick, Philip Rudicill, Robt Barkley, Jno Dellinger, Chrsn Mauney, Jas Scott, Andrew Hedick, Rich Venible, Martin Friday. Jury sworn find for the Plaintiff Damage £20.7 & 6d cost.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.116)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, April Court 1786:
Jno Dellinger vs Moses Moore. Same Jury with the alteration of Jacob Ramsour in room of John Dellinger sworn find for the plaintiff Damage £12.10 & 6d cost.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.116)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, April Court 1786:
Adam Reep Administrators vs Moses Moore. Jurors: David Falls, Jas Scott, Rich Venible, Robt McCaslin, Stephen Center, Robt Barkley, Isaac White, Jno Tucker, Jas White, Jacob Ramsour, Saml Martin, Thos Rhine. Jurors sworn find for plaintiff Damage £66 & 6d cost, £18.16 released by plaintiff, Execution to issue for £47.4 & cost.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.117-118)26

Lincoln County, NC Court Minutes, April Court 1786:
Ordered by Court that Andrew Hedick be overseer of the road from Christian Rineharts and crossing the bridge at Ramsours Mill from thence to Michael Summerow's plantation and that he summon the people who have a right to work on the roads above Christian Arneys and crossing the Long Shoal past Moses Moores old plantation leading to Rutherford Courthouse in Captain Friday's District to do the work and that he keep the same in good repair for one year etc etc etc.
(McAllister & Sullivan, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789, p.181)26

Rutherford County Court Records:

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Page 303: 14 Oct. 1785: Ord. that Letters of Adm. issue to DRURY LOGAN on the goods, chattels, rights and credits of BENJAMIN MOORE dec'd. who gave bond with WILLIAM GOING and MORRIS ROBERTS in sum of 500 pounds. (Newton, Rutherford County, p.115)34

Rutherford County Will Book: Page 30: 28 March 1787. Proved Oct. Term 1788. I MOSES MOORE, in the provice of West Florida, Districts of Mobile, Planter, for divers good causes and other consideration. Have made, ordained and appointed by friend JOSEPH LAWRENCE in the County of Rutherford, N.C. My lawful attorney, to use my name, recover, receive all just and lawful debts, etc. Wit: JNO. WALTON, ANTHONY HAGGETT, JOSEPH NEWBERG. Signed: MOSES MOORE. (Wooley, Rutherford County, p.4)63

Rutherford County Will Book: Page 46: 1 June 1789. Proved Jan. term 1790. I, JOSEPH LAWRENCE, planter, in consideration of good causes, and divers reasons, have by virtue of a power of attorney invested in me from and by MOSE MOORE of West Florida and Mobile District. Recourse to the records in the office of our Court. Book #1 pate 30 will make the same sufficiently appear. Have made ordained, constituted and appointed my trusty friends DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS or either of them my true and lawful attorney, to sue, ask, demand, receive and recover all lawful debts, likewise to do the same for and in behalf of MOSES MOORE, also to appoint one or more attorneys. Wit: EZEKIAL ENLOE, MICJAH X MORRIS. Signed: JOSEPH LAWRENCE, Agent and attorney for MOSES MOORE. (Wooley, Rutherford County, p.5)63


North Carolina Land Records

During his time in North Carolina, Moses Moore was involved in many land transactions with thousands of acres passed through his hands. It seems he made a business of buying and selling land, or perhaps he was forever in search of better hunting grounds. While Moses Moore made his home on Indian Creek in present day Gaston County, North Carolina, his land holdings also extended to present day Cleveland and Rutherford Counties. But due to changes in county boundaries that occurred over the years, his land records can be found in various other counties. The region where he owned land was within Anson County when he moved there in the 1750s. In 1762 it became Mecklenburg County. In 1768 it became Tryon County. In 1779 Tryon County was split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1846 Gaston County was formed from part of Lincoln County.

Anson County Land Records:

Anson Co. NC Deeds, Book C-1, Pages 169-173: 13 & 14 Aug 1755, RICHARD RENELDS to MOSSES MOORE (lease s5, release £ 40 Va. money)...land on S side S fork Cuttawba, on Renols Creek, including where he lately lived, 600 A granted to RENELDS 28 Mar 1755... RICHARD RANDLES (SEAL), Wit: DAVID HUDDELSTON, WILLIAM HUDDELSTON, PATTR. KER. (Holcomb, Anson Deeds, p.47)19

Anson Co. NC Deeds, Book C-1, Pages 144-147: 24 & 25 Nov 1760, JEREMIAH POTTS, planter, to MOSES MOORE, both of Anson, (lease s5, release £ 15)...170 A on Indian Creek, a S branch of the S fork of Catawba...being the land sold by JOHN MOORE decd who was killed by the Indians, corner of JOSEPH CLOUD, decd...JEREMIAH POTTS (I) (SEAL), Wit: ROBERT SLOAN, JAMES BEATY (X), FRANCIS BEATY. (Holcomb, Anson Deeds, p.65)19

Anson Co. NC Deeds, Book 6, Page 412: 22 Feb 1762, MARY MOORE, widow of JOHN MOORE, decd of Anson, to MOSES MOORE for £__...land granted to EVAN LEWIS 10 Apr 1750...600 A conveyed to JOHN MOORE by L & R 24 & 25 Oct 1755...& on 16 May did reconvey to JEREMIAH POTTS 170 and 300 A to JOSEPH CLOUD...MARY MOORE (SEAL), Wit: ABRAHAM SCOTT, RICHARD BARRY, JOHN THOMAS. (Holcomb, Anson Deeds, p.76)19

Mecklenburg County Land Records:

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 1, Pages 575B-578: 23 & 24 Nov 1762, MOSES MOORE of Anson Co., planter to THOS BLACK of same, planter (lease s5, release £ 80 NC money)...280 A on S side of Indian Creek, adj. VALENTINE MAUNEYs and land of JOSEPH CLOUD, decd...MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: FRANCES BEATY, HUGH BEATY. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.27)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 1, Pages 579-581: 23 Nov 1762, MOSES MOORE of Anson Co., to VALENTINE MAUNEY of Anson Co., (leaes s 5, release £ 35)...370 A on N side Indian Creek, adj. land on JOSEPH CLOUD, Decd...170 A granted to JOHN MOORE decd, then conveyed to JEREMIAH POTTS, then to MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: THOMAS ROBINSON, FRANCIS BEATY. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.27)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 1, Pages 581-584: 24 Nov 1762, MOSES MOORE of Anson Co., to THOMAS ROBINSON, planter of same, for £ 55 NC Money...300 A on both sides Indian Creek, a branch of S fork Cataba, part of 600 A where said MOSES MOORE now dwells, granted 28 Mar 1755...MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: VALENTINE MAUNEY, FRANCIS BEATEY. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.27)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 2, Pages 89-90: 16 Apr 1765, MOSES MOORE of Meck. Co., to JOHN WALKER of same, for £ 20 proc. money, land on Cain Creek of the Second Broad River, including the Buffilow lick, 400 A granted to MOSES MOORE by patent 16 Nov 1764... MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: ALEXR. LEWIS, WILL REED. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.39)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 2, Pages 183-185: 23 Apr 1765, MOSES MOORE of Meck., planter, to THOMAS TOBINSON of same, planter for £ 20...250 A on S side Indian Creek, adj. JOHN MOORE old Corner...granted to MOSES MOORE 19 Apr 1763...MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: none. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.44)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 2, Pages 370-370A: 17 July 1765, BENJAMIN SHAW of Meck., to DANIEL LESSEBEE of same, for £ 27 proc. money...200 A on middle fork of Buffelow Creek, adj. MOSES MOORE...granted to SHAW 16 Nov 1764... BENJAMIN SHAW (Seal), Wit: JAMES THELBY, AARON BIGGERSTAFF. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.50)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 2, Pages 446-450: 11 & 12 Sept 1765, PETER DUNCAN of Meck., Schoolmaster, to THOMAS BLACK of same, planter, (lease s5, release £ 50)...320 A on both sides of Little Broad River, lower 1/2 of 640 A granted to sd. DUNCAN 16 Nov 1764... PETER DUNCAN (Seal), Wit: MOSES MOORE, THOS JOHNSON. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.57)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 4, Pages 109-110: 9 Mar. 1767, MOSES MOORE of Meck., to AARON MOORE of same for £ 20...land on both sides "Broad River second", 30 A granted to MOSES MOORE 30 Oct. 1763... MOSES MOORE (Seal), Wit: JOS. NICHOLAS, JAMES WYLLY. Rec. Apr term 1767. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.97)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 4, Pages 298-299: 20 July 1767, Capt. MOSES MOORE of Meck., to HUGH IRWIN of same, for £ 100 NC money...land on Mudy fork of Bufelow Creek...MOSES MOORE (Seal). Wit: JOHN TAGERTY, JAMES STEEN. Prov. July term 1767. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.108)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 4, Pages 862-863: 29 Dec 1768, DANIEL LIZZENBEY of Meck., to WOOLRICK CARPENTER, planter, of same, for s 5 sterling, 200 A on the Shoal Branch of Modey [muddy] fork of Buflow Creek adj. MOSES MOORE, granted to BENJAMIN SHAW and conveyed to LIZZENBY... DANIEL LIZZENBEY (O) (Seal). Wit: THOMAS BLACK, JOHN MOORE. Rec Jan term 1769. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.141)18

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 6 April 1765:
21. Moses Moore. 300 acres. On Camp Creek, Joining John Brown McCorkills and his own linex. Warrant 100.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #21)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 6 April 1765:
22. Moses Moore. 300 acres. On both sides of Second Broad river, between his own two surveys. Warrant 101.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #22)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 6 April 1765:
27. Benjamin Schaw. 400 acres. On the main branch of Muddy Creek joining Moses Moores upper line. Warrant 106.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #27)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 22 September 1766:
938. Moses Moore. 250 acres. On the waters of Camp creek joining his own and John Walkers lines on the No side of said Lands.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #938)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 18 April 1767:
1225. Moses Moore. 200 acres. On the waggon road leading from the south fork of Catauba River to David Heddlestones about half way between said Heddlestones and hunting creek including the head of the spring.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1225)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 26 April 1768:
1747. Benjamin Hyde. 300 acres. On a Wt branch of far Camp Creek, joining the lines of Moses Moore, George Cleaton, & John Alexander.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1747)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 26 April 1768:
1759. John Mcfaddion. 300 acres. On Mcfaddions Creek, of Second broad river, joining & between his own Moses Moore & John Walker.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1759)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 26 April 1768:
1760. Aaron Moore. 150 acres. On both sides of Second Broad river, joining & between his own Moses Moore & John Walker.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1760)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 26 April 1768:
1870. James Blyth. 200 acres. On both sides of Camp Creek, the waters of Second broad river about five miles above Moses Moores land.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1870)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 21 December 1768:
1930. David Haddlestone Junr. 100 acores. On Second broad River joining his own land on the Et side & Moses Moores land on the Wt side.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1930)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants, 21 December 1768:
1997. John Tagert. 640 acres. On the Dividing Ridge between the waters of Indian Creek & the Muddy fork of Buffeloe Creek on both sides of the Waggon Road that leads from Moses Moores to Broad River.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768, #1997)36

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1763:
File: 36/149; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Wm. Pincher & Moses Moore; Watershed: Indian Cr. (Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #36)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1764:
File: 346/1078; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: George Potts & Benjamin Shaw; Watershed: Buffalo Cr., Muddy Fk.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #346)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1764:
File: 374/1106; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: none listed; Watershed: Second Broad River.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #347)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1764:
File: 375/1107; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: John Brown & David Huddlestone; Watershed: Cane Cr., Second Broad River.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #375)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1764:
File: 386/1117; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: John Moore & Moses Moore; Watershed: Indian Cr.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #386)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1765:
File: 570/1296; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Richd Ward & James Ansley; Watershed: Camp Cr.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #570)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1765:
File: 571/1298; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Thos Black & Ben Shaw; Watershed: Second Broad River.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #571)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1768:
File: 2485; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: David Huddlestone & Jacob Coburn; Watershed: Camp Br.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2845)35

Tryon County Land Records:

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 594-595: 28 Apr 1772, MOSES MOORE of Tryon County, planter to JOSEPH LAWRENCE of same, planter, for £ 100 proc. money...204 A on both sides of Camp Creek adj. BROWNS line, MOORES line...granted 6 Oct 1765...MOSES MOOR (SEAL), Wit: THOS. POLK, FRAS. ADAMS. Rec. April term 1772. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.43)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1 Page 595: 7 Nov 1771, JOHN BROWN, late of Rowan Co., yoeman & FRANCIS McKORKLE & wf SARAH of same, to JOHN WORK of same, yoeman, for £ 70 proc. money...400 A on both sides second Broad River at the mouth of Camp Creek about 2 miles below MOSES MOORE & adj. to MOSES & AARON MOORE...JOHN BROWN (SEAL), FRANCIS McKORKEL (SEAL), SARAH McCORKEL (SEAL), Wit: JAMES BYARES, BENJAMIN McFARLIN. Rec. April term 1772. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.43)21

Tryon Co., NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 612-614: 14 Jun 1771, GEO. CLAYTON of Tryon Co., to GEORGE BLACK of same, (lease s5, release £ 35 proc. money)... land in the forks of the Broad River and in the forks of Second Broad River above MOSES MOOREs upper entry including the two branches of the beaver dam, 460 A grannted to sd. CLAYTON 16 Apr 1765... SARAH CLAYTON, GEORGE CLAYTON (SEAL), Wit: JAMES WITHROW. Rec. July term 1772. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.44)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 669-670: 4 Dec 1772, JAMES MARLIN & wf AGNIS of Rowan Co., to SAMUEL ANDREWS of same, for £ 25...470 A in the forks of Cane Creek, being a branch of 2nd Broad River near MOSES MOORE & HUDDLESTONS lands adj. JOHN CARSONS place, granted to JAMES MARLIN 6 Apr 1765...JAMES MARLIN (SEAL), AGNESS MARLIN (A) (SEAL), Wit: WILLIAM BARR, JOHN MARLIN. Rec. Jan. term 1773. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.49)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Page 680: 1 Dec 1770, THOMAS REYNOLDS of Tryon Col, to AMBROSE MILLS of same, for £ 100 proc. money...land on both sides of Green River including the mouth of Walnut Creek by the upper end of a small Island above the mouth of the creek, 640 A granted 25 Sept 1760....THOMAS REYNOLDS (+) (SEAL), Wit: WILLIAM MILLS, MOSE MOORE, HENRY REYNOLDS (+). Rec. Jan. term 1773. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.50)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 792-793: 27 Jan 1773, MOSES MOORE of Tryon Co., to JOHN WITHROW of same, for £ 5 proc. money ... 150 A granted to sd. MOSES MOORE 23 Dec 1750 ... MOSES MOORE (SEAL), Wit: JAMES WITHROW, MARK WHITEKER. Rec. Apr. term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.59)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 17-18: 27 July 1774, MOSES MOORE of Tryon Co., to JOHN HARMON of same, for £ 120 proc. money...land on S side of Reynolds or Indian Creek, commonly call'd Camp Creek including his own improvement, 350 A, granted to DAVID HUDDLESTONE 10 Apr 1761... MOSES MOORE (m) (SEAL), Wit: ALEXR. MARTIN. Rec. July term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.62)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 33-34: 27 Apr 1774, DAVID HUDDLESTON, of Tryon Co., to MOSES MOORE of same for £ 100 proc. money...land on the so Branch of Reynolds or Indian Creek, commonly call'd Camp Branch including his own improvements...350 A granted 10 Apr 1761 to sd. HUDDLESTON... DAVID HUDDLESTON (DH), Wit: JOHN WALKER, JOSEPH LAWRENCE, JOHN COOK. Rec. July term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.63)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 38: 1 Dec 1773, GEORGE BLACK to ROBT PORTER, both of Tryon Co., for £ 50...150 A on S fork Camp Creek conveyed by deed to GEORGE BLACK [confusing title]...part of GEORGE CLAYTON tract adj. MOSES MOORE... GEORGE BLACK (SEAL), Wit: ALEXR MCGAUGY, JAMES BLACK. Rec. July term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.64)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 74-75: 24 Oct 1774, MOSES MOORE of Tryon Co., planter and wf to WM. GOING of same, for £ 26 s 14 proc. money...150 A...granted to ROBERT COLLINWOOD and by deed made to GEORGE LAMKIN ESQR., late Sherrif of Tryon Co., by a write of fiere facias from the inferior court of Tryon Co., at the suit of BENJAMIN BRACKET against the goods and chattles of sd. COLLINSWOOD...MOSES MOORE (SEAL), Wit: GEORGE LAMPKIN, SAML SPENCER, Rec. Oct. term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.66)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 83-86: 22 May 1773, GEORGE LAMKIN, Esq., Sherriff of Tryon Co., to MOSES MOORE, planter to same...by a writ of fiere facias from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions from Tryon co., January and April terms 1773... BENJAMIN BRACKET against ROBERT COLLINWOOD...200 A on W side Wards Creek... GEORGE LAMKIN Shff (SEAL), Wit: SAML SPENCER, WILLIAM GOING. Rec. Oct. term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.67)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 100: 7 Sept 1774, WOOLRICH CARPENTER of Tryon Co., to PETER SITES of same, for £ 20 proc. money...land on the shoal branch of muddy fork of Buffalo Creek adj. MOSES MOORE, 200 A granted to BENJAMIN SHAW 16 Nov 1764...WOOLRIGH CARPENTER (VZ) (SEAL), Wit: VALLENTINE MAUNEY, JACOB COSTNER. Rec Oct. term 1774. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.68)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 128-129: 7 Dec 1774, JAMES KELLY of Tryon Co., to JACOB MOONEY of same, for £ 120 proc. money...200 A on muddy fork of Buffalo Creek below MOSON [MOSES] MOOREs land... JAMES KELLY (I) (SEAL), MARY KELLY (O) (SEAL), Wit: PETER EKER (X), SIMEON KUYKENDALL. Rec. Jan. term 1775. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.70)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 142-144: JOHN CARSON of Rowan Co., for £ 150 proc. money pd. by JOHN WITHROW of Tryon Co., 23 Dec 1775...land on Kane Creek, a branch of Second Broad River, near MOSES MOORE, HUDDLESTON adj. JAMES MARTIN, 520 A granted to sd. CARSON 6 Apr 1765...JOHN CARSON (SEAL), Wit: WILLIAM NEVENS, JOHN GILKEY. Rec. Jan. term 1775. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.71)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 159-160: 8 Jan 1775, MOSES MOORE of Tryon Co., to BENJAMIN MOORE for £ 300 proc. money...land on N side Second Broad River including two forks and the Buffalo Road, 400 A granted to MOSES MOORE 16 Nov 1764...MOSES MOORE (M) (SEAL), Wit. JOHN DUNN, and NEEL. Recorded Apr. term 1775. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.72)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 223-224: 4 Dec 1775, MOSES MOORE of Tryon Co., to JOHN WALKER of same, for £ 100 proc. money...land at the mouth of Cane Creek of Second Broad River, 400 A granted to MOORE 16 Nov 1764...MOSES MOORE (M) (SEAL), Wit: WILLIAM GRAHAM, ROBERT PORTER, CHARLES MCLEAN. Rec. Jan term 1776. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.77)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 311-312: 1 Feb 1777, BENJAMIN SHAW of Tryon Co., to JACOB SIMERLE of Tryon Co., for £ 16 proc. money...land on branches of Beaver Dam of S fork Catawba, granted to sd. SHAW 300 A, 25 Oct 1774...BENJAMIN SHAW (SEAL), Wit: THOS PEARSON, MOSES MOORE (M) Rec. Jan. term 1778. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.83)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 374-375: 22 Apr 1778, PETER SITES of Tryon Co., to ADAM NEEL of same, for £ 100 proc. money...land on Muddy fork of Buffalow Creek, adj. MOSES MOORE, 200 A granted to BENJAMIN SHAW 16 Nov 1764...PETER SITES (X) (SEAL), Wit: Two German signatures [No rec. date given]. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.88)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Pages 398-399: 22 Oct 1778, JACOB MOONEY JUR. of Tryon Co., to WILLIAM OATS of same, for £ 200 proc. money...land on Muddy fork of Buffaloe below MOSES MOORES land, 200 A granted to JAMES KELLY 16 Nov 1764, then to JACOB MOONEY, JR. 17 Dec 1774...JACOB MOONEY JUR. (X) (SEAL) Wit. AND NEAL. Rec. Oct. term 1778. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.90)21

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 15 December 1769:
106. Moses Moore. 200 acres. On a So Creek, above Jacob Carpenters & joining his land. Warrant 485. SS.946.3.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #106)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 15 December 1769:
111. Moses Moore. 200 acres. On both sides of first broad river, joining on the lower side of Francis Beateys land, including a place known by the name of the Beaverdams. Warrant 494. SS 946.3.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #111)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 10 December 1770:
199. Aaron Bigarstaff. 300 acres. On the Waters of Duncan's Creek near the Gap of the Mountain includg. a path Leadg. to Cobornd's or Moses Moore's land. Warrant 389. SS 946.3.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #199)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 10 December 1770:
249. David Wilson. 200 acres. On the So fork of first little Broad river joining Moses Moores land on the upper side. Warrant 446. SS 946.3.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #249)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 19 May 1772:
417. John Moore. 250 acres. On Camp branch of Indian Creek joining Moses Moore's line. Warrant 663. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #417)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 19 May 1772:
422. Aaron Moore. 300 acres. On both sides of Second Broad River joining his own land and Moses Moores and John Walkers land. Warrant 670. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #422)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 19 May 1772:
442. John Anderson. 300 acres. On the No. Side of Indian Creek joining ... No. Side of Moses Moores land & Thomas ---- land. Warrant 708. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #442)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 19 January 1773:
516. Moses Moore. 200 acres. On both sides of Dunkins Creek of Broad River including the fork and the path that leads from the Widow Biggerstaffs to Jacob Cobarns. Warrant 1056. SS 588 and LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #516)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 19 January 1773:
596. Moses Moore. 200 acres. On first broad River joining Francis Beaty's land. Warrant 1136. SS 588 and LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #596)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 22 July 1774:
676. Moses Moore. 150 acres. On both sides of first broad river joining his own land on the No. Et. side of the gugshole & George Fares improvement. Warrant 115. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #676)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 22 July 1774:
701. James Kelly. 200 acres. On the Muddy fork Waters of Buffaloe Creek joining Moses Moores & Jas. Kelly's line Senr. including his own improvement. Warrant 141. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #701)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 22 July 1774:
704. John Robeson. 250 acres. On the Waters of muddy fork joining Moses Moores on the open Line & Beaty's land on the lower side. Warrant 144. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #704)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 22 July 1774:
708. Stephen Langford. 100 acres. On both sides of little broad river joining Moses Moore & Jacob Carpenters land on the lower side. Warrant 149. LGO original.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #708)38

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1768:
File: 38; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Jacob Coborn & William Smart, Junr.; Watershed: Second Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #38)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1770:
File: 279; Grantee: John Tagert; Chainbearers: Moses Moor & John Moor; Watershed: Indian Cr. & Muddy Fk., Buffalo
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #279)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1771:
File: 328; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Daniel Singleton & Brock Davis; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #328)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1771:
File: 376; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Danl. Singleton & Brock Davis; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #376)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 961/1384; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Thomas Maxwell & George Fare; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #961)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 974/1397; Grantee: John Kirkconell; Chainbearers: Moses Moore & George Fare; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #974)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 1063/1236; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Benjamin Shaw & Cristopher Carpenter; Watershed: Indian Cr.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #1063)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 1084/1257; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: George Fare & Thomas Maxwell; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #1084)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 1119/1291; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: George Fare & Thomas Maxwell; Watershed: First Broad R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #1119)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 1132/1304; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: Benjamin Shaw & Cristopher Carpenter; Watershed: Indian Cr.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #1132)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1775:
File: 1195/1368; Grantee: Moses Moore; Chainbearers: William Goings & William Brackett; Watershed: Crooked Run, First Broad River
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #1105)37

Lincoln County Land Records:

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 3, Page 376, Book 15, p.54: Dec. 14, 1785, JOSEPH HENRY, sheriff (Lincoln Co) to DRURY LOGAN (same); for 132£ sold 300 ac on both sides of Indian Cr; border: THOMAS RANDLE on S side of Indian Cr; includes half of the old place MOSES MOORE formerly lived on; sold due to writ Oct. 11, 1785 from Lincoln Co Pleas & Quarter Sessions Court to levy 130£ and 3£ 11s 3p cost from MOSES MOORE due to suit of HENRY HOLLMAN; money to be returned to court 1st Monday of Jan. "next" and sale authorized by act of Assembly on Oct. 25, 1764. Signed JOS HENRY, Witness AD OSBORN & WM SHARPE. Rec. Jul. 1788. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.40-41)40

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 16, Page 48: Nov. 12, 1790, DRURY LOGAN (Lincoln Co) to JOSHUA ROBERTS (same); for 5£ NC money sold 155 ac on both sides of Inden (sic) Cr waters of S fork of Cataba R; border: JOSHUA ROBERTS, VALENTINE MAUNEY, & "second" corner of the old tract; part of grant in 1750 to Ritcherd Reynolds. Signed DRURY LOGAN. Witness DAVID RAMSEY & VALENTINE MAUNY. Rec. Jan. 1791. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.77)40 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 16, Page 49: Nov. 10, 1790, DRURY LOGAN (Lincoln County) to VALENTINE MAUNY (same); for 140£ sold 150 ac on waters of Indian Cr of Cataba R; border: division line "made by MOSES MOORE unto" THOS ROBINSON and an old line; part of an old tract where MOSES MOORE formerly lived. Signed DRURY LOGAN. Witness DAVID RAMSEY, JOSHUA ROBERTS, and ANTONY MAUNY. Rec. Jan. 1791. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.77)40 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 17, Page 88: Apr. 7, 1794, JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln Co) and DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford Co) to JOHN CARPENTER (same); for 60£ sold 220 ac on waters of Indian Cr; border: VALENTINE MAUNEY and widow BLACK; granted in 1763 to MOSES MOORE. Signed DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witness JAS G. BEATEY & THOS DAVIS. Wit. oath Apr. 1794 by JAMES GRAHAM BEATEY. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1793-1800, p.12)41 

Rutherford County Land Records:

Rutherford Co. NC Deeds, Book A-D, Page 124: Grant to JAMES WHITESIDES, 100 A in Tryon Co., on First Broad River, adj. MOSES MOOR, WILLIAM WHITESIDES & his own land...25 Mar 1780. RCH CASWELL. (Holcomb, Rutherford Deeds, p.142)21

Rutherford Co. NC Deeds, Book A-D, Pages 195-196: 25 Oct 1779, SAMUEL STOCKTON of Rutherford Co., planter & wf PRUDENCE to WILLIAM WHITESIDE of Washington Co., N. C., for £. 300...land on W side of Wards Creek, granted to ROBERT COLLINWOOD, and by deed from GEORGE LAMKIN, Esqr. late Sherrif of Tryon Co., at the suit of BENJAMIN BRACKET, sold to MOSES MOOR, 22 ___ 1773 & another tract on both sides of Wards Creek, granted to WILLIAM GOING (SEAL), HESTER GOING (X). Wit: THOMAS WHITESIDES, DAVIS WHITESIDES. (Holcomb, Rutherford Deeds, p.147)21

Rutherford Co. NC Deeds Book E-I, Pages 419-420: 15 Apr 1789, JOSEPH LAURANCE, agent and attorney for MOSES MOORE, by a power of attorney bearing date the 28th day of March 1787 duly proved and recorded in the county court of Rutherford on the one part; and JOHN WHITESIDES, son and heir at law of DAVIS WHITESIDES deceased of the other part, witnesseth that where as the said MOSES MOORE in the year 1776 did bargain and sell to the said DAVIS WHITESIDES and in his lifetime a certain tract of 200 A of land...for 80 £ ...the said MOSES MOORE then an inhabitant of Tryon County and now inhabitant of West Florida Mobile District...land on both sides of First Broad River including an improvement...granted to MOSES MOORE by patent 28 Feb 1775... JOSEPH LAURANCE (SEAL) Agent and Attorney for MOSES MOORE Wit: WM ROAN, WM GRAHAM. Rec. 14 Sep 1792. (Rutherford County, NC Deed book E-I, p.419)49

Rutherford Co. NC Deeds Book E-I, Pages 430-431: 15 Apr 1789, JOSEPH LAURANCE, agent and attorney for MOSES MOORE of the province of West Florida and district of Mobile, by power of attorney bearing date the 8th day of March 178[?], duly proven and recorded in the county court of Rutherford, to JOSEPH GRASON of the county of Rutherford... for £ 24 current money of the state... land in the county of Rutherford joining his own and [? JAMES] WHITESIDES land on Little Broad River...100 A...granted to MOSES MOORE by patent bearing the date 21 Oct 1774...JOSEPH LAURANCE (SEAL) Agent and Attorney for MOSES MOORE. Wit: WM AVERY, WM ROAN, WM GRAHAM. Rec. 22 Sep 1792. (Rutherford County, NC Deed book E-I, p.430)49

Rutherford Co. NC Deeds Book J-L, Pages 113-114: JOSEPH LAURANCE, agent and attorney for MOSES MOORE of West Florida Mobile District, by power of attorney dated 28 Mar 1787 duly proven and recorded in the county court of Rutherford, to DANIEL LAPSWELL...40 £ current money of the State of North Carolina... land in the county of Rutherford on both sides of [? Broad] River...150 A... granted by patent to MOSES MOORE bearing the date 28 Feb 1765... JOSEPH LAURANCE (SEAL) Agent and Attorney for MOSES MOORE. Wit: JAMES WHITESIDE, ADAM WHITESIDE. Rec. 28 Dec 1793. (Rutherford County, NC Deed book J-L, p.113)50

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book R,1-3, p.89-92: No. 1976 ... 7 May 1796, DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS (both of Rutherford County) for MOSES MOOR by the appointment of JOSEPH LAURANCE by virtue of a power invested in him ... by the said MOSES MOOR of West Florida ... to ANDREW LOGAN (Rutherford County) ... the said DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS by virtue of the power and trust in us deposed as will appear by an instrument of writing bearing date the 1 Jun 1789 recorded in the Clerks office in the said County January Court 1790 for ... the sum of 156£ lawful money of the State ... a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Rutherford County on both sides of Camp Creek of Second Broad River containing 254 acres being in two separate surveys both granted to MOSES MOOR by patent on bearing date the 13 Oct 1765 containing 204 acres ... the other being a part of said MOOREs old survey containing 50 acres. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, SALLY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: MOSES LOGAN, FRANCIS LOGAN, JAMES MILLAR. Rec. 3 Mar 1797. Photo of Deed Book pages (PDF File - 1.6 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 12-14, p. 8-9: 16 Jan 1799, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to ANDREW LOGAN (Rutherford County) for 280 dollars ... a tract of land ... in the county of Rutherford Co. on the southwest side of Camp Creek ... one hundred and [? ten] acres ... being part of a tract of 400 acres granted to MOSES MOOR ... in a patent bearing the date of the [? 16] Nov 1764 ... by virtue of a power of attorney invested in JOS LAURANCE by MOSES MOOR of West Florida and by JOS LAURANCE to DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: BENJAMIN FREEMAN, [?]. Rec. 5 Feb 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 3.6 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 12-14, p. 11-13: 4 June 1799, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to DUGGERT FREEMAN (Rutherford County) ... DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS by virtue of a power of attorney to them ... for the sum of 60 pounds current money of the state ... a certain tract of land lying ... in the county of Rutherford ... on the waters of Camp Creek ... containing 60 acres. No Witnesses. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Rec. 8 Feb 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.4 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p. 54-56: 29 June 1794, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to BENJAMIN NEWTON (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 75 pounds ... a tract of land containing by estimation 400 acres ... lying in the county of Rutherford ... on both sides of Crooked Run of First Broad River ... the land being granted to MOSES MOORE by patent bearing date the 2 June 1776 and from said MOORE to said LOGAN and ROBERTS by a power of attorney. Witnessed: PETER WOODWARD, [? ] MILLAR. Signed: DRURY LOGAN. JOSHUA ROBERTS. Rec. 19 Dec 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.430-432: 12 Feb 1801, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County), agnt and attorney for MOSES MOOR and JOSEPH LAURINCE of the province of West Florida and district of Mobile to ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 400 dollars to the said LOGAN and ROBERTS ... certain tract of land ... in the County of Rutherford ... on the bank of Little Camp Creek ... ... containing 70 acres ... being part of a tract of land first granted to MOSES MOOR. ... bordering ANDREW LOGAN. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ABNER NANNY, ARCHIBALD REED. Rec. 6 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.8 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.433-434: 12 Feb 1801, DRURY LOGIN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County), agnt and attorney for MOSES MOORE and JOSEPH LAURANCE of the province of West Florida and district of Mobile to PRESLY BLANKINSHIP (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars to the said LOGIN and ROBERTS ... parcel of land ... in the County of Rutherford ... on the bank of Little Camp Creek ... containing by estimation 130 acres ... ... being part of a tract of land first granted to MOSES MOOR. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ABNER NANNY, ARCHIBALD REED. Rec. 6 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 3.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.441-443: 29 Jan 1801. DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) ... agents for MOSES MOORE by the appointment of JOSEPH LAURANCE by virtue of a power of attorney invested in him ... to JOHN REED (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 800 dollars ... a certain parcel of land situated in the County of Rutherford on the East side of Camp Creek ... bordering ANDREW LOGAN ... containing 320 acres being part of two tracts granted to the said MOSES MOORE. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ISAAC SELLERS, ARCHIBALD REED, WILLIAM SMART. Rec. 23 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))51. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 5.4 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 22-23, p.441: 19 Jan 1806. DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to JOSEPH GRASON (Rutherford County) ... in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars lawful money of the state of No Carolina ... parcel of land containing 200 acres ... in the County of Rutherford ... on first little Broad River ... bordering: Moore, Beaty ... being granted to MOSES MOORE by patent bearing date [? 19]th Apr 1771 granted in the name of Tryon County. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witness: ROBERT H. TAYLOR, WILLIAM GRAYSON. Rec. 9 Mar 1806. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1802-1809, Vols. 20,21,22,23,24 (Microfilm))52. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 1.8 Mbytes)


Records from Pennsylvania

Rev. John Casper Stoever's Record of Baptisms and Marriages from 1730 to 1779:
May 10, 1748: Moses Moore and Jane Gillighin, Lebanon.
(Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania, p.61)56

Moses Moore listed in Middleton Township - 1751:
[Middleton Township became part of Cumberland Co. Moses Moore was married at this time as unmarried "freeman" were listed separately.]
(Schaumann, Tax Lists - Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1762, 1763, 1764, p.61)54

Cumberland Co., PA. Book A, pages 85-86:
Deeds: Moses Moore to James Gillahan
Know all men by these presents that I Moses Moore in Cumberland and in the province of Pennsylvania wagoner for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-tree pounds currency to me in hand paid by James Gillihan do bargain sell and make over to the named J. G. a plantation adjoining Wm. Cookson d'ecd on the north side, and John Willson on the east side, James Peeples on the south west, Robert McQuiston on the west, I do bargain, sell and make over, and in open market the above named plantation to him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. I do hereby warrant and defend the said plantation me my heirs adms or assigns from all manner of persons whosoever laying claim, excepting the Proprietaries, as witness my hand and seal the 12th day of June 1754.
Signed: Moses Moore (seal)
Witnesses prest: James Brandon, Alexr. Curry
Recorded the 12th of Jun 1754.
(Bollinger, The Leading Edge, chapter 2, pp.22-23)4
(Click here (PDF File - 479.5 Kbytes) to view a a photocopy of this deed that was shared with me by a fellow researcher.)

8 August 1750, James Hamilton, Esq., Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania --- sent a message to the House concerning the contempt of the Law by settlers who had settled on Indian lands ---.
Richard Peters, Esq., Secretary of the Province of Pennsylvania in his report dated 2 July 1750 said that he set out on 15 May 1750 to proceed against all who had presumed to settle on lands not purchased of the Indians. They first went on May 22 to the new County of Cumberland where, with six of the Justices of said County, they proceeded to Big Juniata and found five cabbins, possessed by William White, George Cahoon, David Huddlestone, George and William Galloway, and Andrew Lycon. Two cabins were burned. On May 24th they called on Andrew Lycon. His cabbin was burned. On Little Juniata were found James Parker, Thomas Parker, Owen McKeeb, John McClare, Richard Kirkpatrick, James Murray, John Scott, Henry Gass, John Cowan, Simon Girtee and John Killaugh. They were moved off with all possessions and some of the meanest cabbins were burned, and on May 30th they proceeded to Path Valley.
Many settlements were found and the people summoned to appear. Those appearing were Abraham Slach, James Blair, Moses Moore, Arthur Dunlop, Alexander McCartie, David Lewis, Adam McCartie, Felix Doyle, Andrew Dunlay, Robert Wilson, Jacob Pyatt, Jacob Pyatt, Jr., William Ramage, Reynolds Alexander, Samuel Patterson, Robert Baker, John Armstrong, and John Potts. All were removed with their families and possessions and eleven log houses were burned to the ground.
At Aucquick Peter Falconer, Nicholas De Long, Samuel Perry, and John Charleton were convicted. Charleton's cabbin was burned and another just started. At Big Cove Andrew Donaldson, John Macclelland, Charles Stewart, James Downy, John McMean, Robert Kendall, Samuel Brown, William Shepperd, Roger Murphy, Robert Smith, William Dichey, William Millican, William Macconnell, Alexander Macconnell, James Campbell, William Carroll, John Martin, John Jamison, Hans Patter, John Maccollin, Adam Macconnell, James Wilson and John Wilson were convicted. Three waste cabbins of no value were burnt.
These names are listed in detail since you may recognize some of them. Of those named above Moses Moore, John Potts, and David Huddlestone and others showed up on the South Fork of the Catawba in North Carolina. David Huddlestone's 350 acres on Indian Creek was surveyed 10 April 1759 with Moses Moore and John Reynolds as chain-bearers. On 13 August 1759 on a deed from Richard Renelds to Moses Moore, David Huddlestone, William Huddlestone, and Peter Ker were witnesses.
(Biggerstaff, p.3-4)3


Records from Spanish West Florida

We know from Rutherford County, North Carolina records that Moses Moore moved to the Mobile District of Spanish West Florida following the Revolutionary War63. He apparently moved there, as many others did, to escape persecution as a Tory. Spanish West Florida became part of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. It was then known as the Mississippi Territory and now forms part of the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Individuals who owned land under the Spanish government had to make an application for a land claim in order to obtain title to their land under the United States government. It is through a claim made by his daughter, Ann Lawrence, that we learn of Moses Moore in Spanish West Florida.

These land claims are documented in the book Early settlers of Mississippi as taken from land claims in the Mississippi territory by Walter Lowrie, originally published in 183424.

[p.628-629:]
Ann Lawrence 's case, No. 55 on the docket of the Board, and No. 101 on the books of the Register.
       Claim--Of eight hundred acres, as legal representative of Moses Moore, by virtue of a Spanish warrant of survey, under the first section of the act.
       The claimant presented her claim, together with a surveyor's plot of the land claimed, in the following words and figures, to wit:
To the Commissioners appointed in pursuance of the act of Congress, passed the 3d day of March, 1803, for receiving and adjusting claims to land south of Tennessee, and east of Pearl river.
       Please to take notice, that the following tract of land, situated on the west side of the river Tombigbee, in the county of Washington, beginning on said river at an oak; thence, south, twenty-five degrees east, fourteen chains; thence, south, thirty-six degrees east, one hundred and ten chains; thence, south, seventeen degrees east, seventeen chains; thence, south, seventy degrees east, seventy-seven chains, to a corner stake; thence, north, seventeen degrees east, ninety-three chains, to a sassafras; thence, west, twenty-five chains; thence, north, sixty-eight degrees west, twenty-five chains; thence up the meanders of said river to the beginning; containing eight hundred acres, and hath such forms and marks, both natural and artificial, as are fully represented in the plot annexed: is claimed by the widow Ann Lawrence, legal representative of Moses Moore, in and by virtue of a Spanish warrant of survey, and is now exhibited to the Register of the Land Office established east of Pearl river, to be recorded as directed by said act. To all which he begs leave to refer, as also to a copy of the plot herewith filed.
       Joseph Lawrence,
       For Ann Lawrence,
       Legal representative of Moses Moore.
       March 20, 1804.
       [Plot omitted.]
       Chain carriers, James Bilbo and William Phelps. Surveyed 19th March, 1804, by Thomas Bilbo.
       In this case, a Spanish warrant of survey was exhibited, in the words and figures following, viz.:
       Mobile, October 1, 1787.
       His Excellency the Governor General of the province of Louisiana :
       Moses Moore, inhabitant in the jurisdiction of Mobile, with the greatest respect to your excellency, represents and says, that there is found on Tombigbee river a tract of land of twenty acres, formerly the property of Mr. McIntosh, interpreter and commissary of the Chickasaw Indians, in the English times; limited on the north by the same land, and on the south by Sunflower ; which was evacuated by said McIntosh in the year eighty, and, until this present, never has been claimed by him, nor no other for him empowered. The petitioner being necessitated for such a tract to cultivate tobacco and Indian corn, he begs your excellency to grant him the above petition, with the profounder as customary, with papers of titles necessary, from the secretary of Government, which may correspond with the concession; for which favor he will be forever thankful.
       Moses Moore.
       Don Vicent Folch, captain in Louisiana regiment of infantry, and commandant civil and military of Mobile and its jurisdiction, certifies that the land the above petitioner solicits is vacant, by information from the different inhabitants of this district.
       Vicent Folch.
       New Orleans, October 22, 1787.
       The surveyor of this province, Don Carlos Laveau Trudeau, shall establish that part of land of twenty acres front, with its profounder of forty acres, as customary, as it is vacant, not causing any prejudice to any neighbors, at the same place mentioned in the above petition, with the precise conditions of making the road, and clearing regularly, in the peremptory space of one year; and if, at the precise space of three years, the land is not settled, during which period it cannot be alienated, this grant to remain null; under which supposition, the business of setting the limits will be carried on in the tract, and remitted me to provide the interested party with titles in form.
       Estevan Miro.
       This is a copy compared with the original in this office, Mobile, March 5, 1804.
       Joaq. De Osorno.
       The above is a copy of the Spanish grant.
       Thomas Price.
       The above compared with the original exact in this office under my charge.
       Joaq. De Osorno. [L. S.]
       I, Thomas Price, of the post of Mobile, English interpreter for His Majesty the King of Spain, do solemnly swear by the Almighty God and the Holy Cross, that this is a true and faithful translation of the Spanish grant or writing hereto annexed.
       Thomas Price.
       Subscribed and sworn before the Board, March 21, 1804.--Attest: David Parmelee 2d, Clerk.
       Entered in record of claims, volume 1, page 308, by Edward Lloyd Wailes, for
       Joseph Chambers, Register.
       In support of the right of representation, the claimant exhibited the last will and testament of the said Moses Moore, bearing date the 25th of July, 1791, in which he willed and devised to the said Ann Lawrence all his right and title to the land now claimed, which she was to have and possess after the decease of Margaret, the widow of said Moore ; which said will was duly executed, proved, and approved.
       The Board ordered that the case be postponed for consideration.


[p.660:]
Ann Lawrence, representative of Moses Moore : case commenced in page 688.
       John Baker, James Denley, Ephraim Barker, Daniel Johnson, and Young Gains, were produced as witnesses, and, being duly sworn and interrogated by the Board, they deposed, that they were not interested in this case.
       The said Baker and Denley testified, that they knew that Moses Moore inhabited and cultivated the land then in question, from the year 1786 until his death, which happened in the year 1791, and that he was the head of a family on the 22d day of October, 1787.
       The said Barker testified, that he believed that Margaret Moore, the widow of the deceased, left her son, Cornelius Rain, on the land then in question, who did cultivate and inhabit the same on the 27th day of October, 1795, and as he, Barker, believed, for account of the said Margaret Moore.
       The said Johnson testified, that he believed that the land in question was cultivated in the year 1795 by Cornelius Rain ; that said Rain told him that said cultivation was for his own use and account; that he, Johnson, and his father commenced cultivation on said land in the year 1800, as well as he recollected, by the consent of Mrs. Lawrence ; that one of them had continued to cultivate thereon ever since; that he had heard his father, John Johnson, say that he was to pay Mrs. Lawrence rent for the cultivation of the land the last year.
       Question. Is Mrs. Moore, the widow of Moses Moore, dead, and at or about what time did she die?
       Answer. She is dead, and her death happened in the year 1800, according to my best understanding and belief.
       The said Gains testified, that in or about the year 1800 or 1801, Daniel Johnson applied to him to rent the land in question; that he told him that Cornelius Rain was the proper person to apply to for that purpose, as Mrs. Moore, then Mrs. Linder, had the use of it, by will, during her life time, and that he believed that Cornelius Rain, her son, acted as her agent; he, Johnson, replied and said, that Mrs. Linder, late Mrs. Moore, was deceased; he, Gains, then told him he would speak to Mrs. Lawrence, and accordingly did so; that she agreed that it should be rented to Mr. Daniel Johnson, or his father, John Johnson, for the consideration that he would put and keep up a good and sufficient fence round the field, which he or they agreed to do, and, as he believed, did do.
       The Board ordered that the case be postponed for consideration.


[p.688:]
Ann Lawrence, representative of Moses Moore : case commenced in page 628.
       James Bilbo and William Phelps, chain carriers for the survey in this case, were sworn before John Callier and R. Harwell, Esquires, Justices of the Peace.
       James Powel and Thomas Bilbo, surveyors, were presented as witnesses, and, being duly sworn, the said Powel deposed, that Moses Moore, deceased, did live upon and cultivate the land in question at the time of his death; that, after his death, Cornelius Rain, who was the son of the widow, did inhabit and cultivate the said land, and was in possession thereof on the 27th of October, 1795, (as the witness understood) under the authority and by the permission of the widow of said Moses Moore.
       The said Bilbo testified, that he made the survey and plot of the land in question; that it was correct, according to his knowledge and belief; that he believed that the upper end of this claim was covered by a British grant in the name of John McIntosh, and that the lower end was embraced by a Spanish permission, in favor of Cornelius Rain ; that the improvements, which were originally made by Moses Moore, deceased, were included within this survey.
       The Board ordered that the case be postponed for consideration.


[p.711:]
Ann Lawrence, representative of Moses Moore : case commenced page 628.
       On due consideration, the Board is of opinion that this claim is supported agreeably to the requirements of law, and that the claimant is entitled to a patent for eight hundred acres of land, to be located as follows, to wit:
       Beginning on the west margin of the Tombigbee river, at an oak corner, being the upper corner of lands formerly granted by the British Government of West Florida to John McIntosh ; thence, down the margin of said river, so far as to make sixty-three chains and twenty-one links, in a straight line; thence, south, seventeen degrees east, so far that a due west line therefrom, sixty-three chains twenty-one links, and from thence, north seventeen degrees west, to the place of beginning, shall include eight hundred acres. Provided, nevertheless, That the said claimant lirst obtain, before a court of competent jurisdiction, a judicial decision in her favor against the adverse claim by virtue of a grant from the British Government of West Florida to John McIntosh, bearing date September 12th, 1775 ; also, against the claim by virtue of a British grant to William Fradgley, bearing date March 13th, 1776. And the Board doth order that a certificate be granted to her accordingly.


Biographical Sketches of Moses Moore

The following biographical sketch of Moses, John, and Patrick Moore appears as a footnote in the book King's Mountain and Its Heroes by Lyman Draper13.

     Whether Colonel John or Patrick Moore is the one referred to, is not certain - probably the former, as Colonel Ferguson seemed not to have formed a good opinion of the conduct of Patrick Moore in failing to defend Thicketty Fort the preceding July. Moses Moore, the father of Colonel John Moore, was a native of Carlisle, England, whence he migrated to Virginia in 1745, marrying a Miss Winston, near Jamestown, in that Province; and in 1753, settling in what is now Gaston County, North Carolina, eight miles west of Lincolnton. Here John Moore was born; and being a frontier country, when old enough he was sent to Granville County, in that Province, for his education. When the Revolution broke out, he became a zealous Loyalist; and led a party of Tories from Tryon County, in February, 1779, to Georgia, and uniting with Colonel Boyd on the way they were defeated by Colonel Pickens at Kettle Creek. Boyd was mortally wounded, and Moore escaped to the British army in that quarter; and is said to have participated in the defence of Savannah. In December following he was in the service near Moseley's Ferry, on the Ogeechee.
     He subsequently returned to North Carolina, a Lieutenant-Colonel in Hamilton's corps of Loyalists, and prematurely embodied a Tory force, near Camp Branch, about half a mile west of his father's residence; thence marched about six miles north to Tory Branch, and thence to Ramsour's Mill, on the South Fork, where he was disastrously defeated, June 20th, 1780, escaping with thirty others to Camden. His regiment, the Royal North Carolinians, participated in Gates' defeat, losing three killed and fourteen wounded - among the latter, Colonel Hamilton. It is doubtful if Moore participated in the action, as he was about that time under suspension, threatened with a court martial for disobedience of orders in raising the Loyalist at Ramsour's before the time appointed by Lord Cornwallis; but it was at length deemed impolitic to bring him to trial. Escaping from King's Mountain, we next find him with Captain Waters, and a body of Tories, defeated by Colonel Washington at Hammond's Store, South Carolina, December 28th, 1780. Through a family tradition coming down from a sister to her grandson, John H. Roberts, of Gaston County, represents that Moore went to Carlisle, England and was lost track of: yet the better opinion is founded on a statement by a North Carolina Loyalist, published in the Political Magazine, London, April, 1783, that he was taken prisoner by Colonel Wade Hampton, near the Wateree, and hanged. He left no family.
     A few words about Colonel Patrick Moore may not be inappropriate in this connection. He was of Irish descent, and a native of Virginia. He early settled on Thicketty creek in the north-western part of South Carolina, where he commanded Fort Anderson or Thicketty Fort, which he surrendered without firing a gun, to Colonel Shelby and associates. He was subsequently captured by a party of Americans, according to the tradition in his family, near Ninety Six, and was supposed to have been killed by his captors, as his remains were afterwards found, and recognized by his great height - six feet and seven inches. His death probably occurred in 1781. He left a widow, who survived many years, a son and three daughters; and his descendants in South Carolina and Georgia are very worthy people.

The following biographical sketch of Moses Moore appears in the book History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina ... 1730-1936 by Clarence W. Griffin17.

Moses Moore was a native of Carlisle, England, and migrated to Virginia in 1745. He married a Miss Winston, of near Jamestwon, VA. He migrated to North Carolina about 1753, and settled in what is now Gaston County, eight miles west of Lincolnton. He was a large landowner and a hunter, and farmer by profession. He was a signer of the Tryon Association, but apparently took no active part in the Revolution, no doubt on account of his age, but his sympathies were generally British. One of his sons, Col. John Moore, who was born in Gaston County, was educated in Granville County, N.C. When the Revolution broke out John Moore became a zealous Loyalist, and led a part of Tories from Tryon County, N.C. in February, 1779, to Georgia, and uniting with Col. Boyd on the way, they were defeated at Kettle Creek by Col. Pickens. He is said to have participated in the defense of Savannah, and was in service of the British a number of times after this. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in Hamilton's Corps of Loyalists, and was the commanding officer of the British at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill.

The following biographical sketch of Moses, John, and Patrick Moore appears in the book Journal of Capt. Alexander Chesney, Adjutant to Major Patrick Ferguson by Bobby Gilmer Moss9.

     Moses Moore came from Carlisle, England, in 1745, in company with his friend, Maurice Roberts, and settled first at Jamestown, Virginia. He married a Miss _____ Winston and lived in Virginia until 1753 and then moved to North Carolina to a site within eight miles of Lincolnton, North Carolina. This couple had four children: John, Hugh, Patrick, and a daughter who married _____ Roberts.
     Moses and this three sons were loyalist soldiers during the Revolutionary War. John was the loyalist commander defeated in the battle of Ramsour's Mill in North Carolina. Hugh, according to one source, served as a captain in the same battle and the other brother, Patrick, was possibly in the fight.
     Hugh married Sarah ____ and fathered a son he named to honor his brother Patrick. Patrick, the son of Hugh, married Betsy _____.
     Patrick Moore was born in Virginia. Earlly in life he settled along side his brother, Hugh, on Thicketty Creek, South Carolina. He married Ann ______ and they named their children Hugh, Betsy, Patsy, and Polly.
     Hugh and Patrick lived with their families in present day Cherokee County, S.C., on land just off Thicketty Creek in the Goucher Community. The write has no knowledge of John's marriage, nor of his family, and very little is known about the sister of the three brothers.
     Patrick's first military service on record is as an ensign under Lt. William Marshbanks and Capt. John Nuckolls. This unit responded to an order from the commanding officer of Tryon County, N.C., to march against the Cherokee Indians on 9 February 1771. At the time, the area of Thicketty Creek, which is now in Cherokee County, S.C., was thought to be part of Tryon County, N.C. On this expedition Patrick served 9 days as did many of his neighbors such as: Philip Coleman, Thomas Cole, Hugh Moore (his brother), Matthew Robertson, John Gordilock (Goudelock) and others. Additional neighbors and friends served only six days in this campaign. They were: Zachariah Gibbs, Hugh Means, Samuel Clowney (Cluney), William Coleman, Thomas Elder, and others. In February 1779, Col. John Moore joined his unit with the force of Col. John Boyd, of old Anson County, N.C., as he passed through the Carolina backcountry on his way to Georgia. Boyd's and Moore's men were marching to join Lt. Col. John Hamilton. Earlier in 1779, Hamilton, a veteran of the battle of Culloden (Scotland) and survivor of the battle of Moores Creek Bridge (North Carolina, 27 February 1776), had organized a loyalist regiment in Florida. Encouraged by this development, the disgruntled Tories flocked to the King's banner. It is presumed that Patrick Moore and his troops accompanied Col. John Moore, his brother, on this foray. This sizable loyalist contingent was defeated at Kettle Creek, Ga. (14 February 1779) by Col. Andrew Pickens. Col. John Moore succeeded in reaching Col. Hamilton in Georgia and later assisted him in the defense of Savannah. This victory of Pickens prevented any serious rallying of Tories in Georgia and South Carolina for a long time.
     Next, Patrick apparently escaped from the slaughter at Ramsour's Mill (12 June 1780) when his brother, Col. John Moore, against the wishes of Lord Cornwallis, peremptorily rallied the Tories. Draper states that the Whigs being anxious to capture Patrick sent out in early July a force commanded by Maj. Joseph Dickson, a former captain under Col. Benjamin Roebuck, and Capt. William Johnson. Moore was well known by many of the men who pursued him since they had served with him in the colonial Whig militia units against the Indians. The Whigs caught up with the Tory unit commanded by Moore on Lawson's Fork of Pacolet River near the Iron Works. During this encounter, Capt. Johnson and Capt. Moore became involved personally and Johnson subdued Moore, but in the struggle Johnson received several sword blows on the head and the thumb of his right hand was nearly severed. While bearing Moore towards the main Whig body, Johnson was beset by British horsemen. When Johnson raised his rifle to defend himself, the blood flowing from his thumb flowed into the flash pan wetting the powder and rendering the rifle useless except as a club. Johnson used a handy thicket to elude the horsemen, but in so doing lost his control over Moore, who, with the aid of the horsemen, escaped.
     Moore (about this time referred to as colonel) commandeered Fort Thicketty and raised the King's standard. He invited all the loyalists of the region between the Catawba River and the mountains to join him. Hundreds of disaffected up-country settlers joined him, but many fell away when they heard that the Whigs were gathering in huge numbers under Col. Charles McDowell, of Burke County, North Carolina, with the view of sweeping the frontier free of Tories.
     Thicketty Fort, sometimes called Anderson's Fort, was located a quarter of a mile north of Goucher Creek and two and a half miles above the mouth of that small stream where it empties into Thicketty Creek. This fort, which had been built by Col. Andrew Williamson during Cherokee War, was used after the fall of Charles Town by the loyalists as a base from which to conduct their pillage raids. The fort, surrounded by a strong abatis and other vigorous defenses, could be entered only through an opening which was so small that one had to crawl to enter. One man, or a woman, could stand guard inside the entrance with a club and prevent an army from capturing the fort. The Tory raiding parties often left the wives and children of local Whigs serving under Sumter, Williams, and others, without clothing, shoes, bread, salt or meat, and other necessities of life. Thus, the Whigs were eager to rid their families of the wretchedness imposed on them by the nest of villains.
     By mid-summer of 1780, the loyalist force in the fort came under the command of Patrick Ferguson, who strengthened it by detaching a small unit of experienced soldiers to strengthen the loyalist militia within the stronghold. Meanwhile, Sumter ordered Clarke to take his group of Georgia Whigs and gather as many patriots as possible who resided near the fort and lay siege to the structure. Clark found the Whig encampment at Cherokee Ford on Broad River, where Col. Isaac Shelby, Col. Andrew Hampton, and Maj. Charles Robertson of Sevier's regiment soon joined the camp. These officers, assisted by Capt. William Smith, one of the local men, led a group of 600 men westward some twenty miles to the fort. Upon arriving early on the morning of 30 July 1780, the Whig officers sent William Cook, a local resident, to demand the peremptory surrender of the fort. Moore's force consisted of a sergeant-major of the American Volunteers, a provincial unit, and 93 loyalists militia. Moore replied that he would defend it to the last extremity. But when he saw the formidable force in front of him with what appeared to be a cannon, he relented and surrendered without firing a shot. For surrendering, Captain Moore was charged by the officer second in command with cowardice and treachery. Colonel Charles McDowell was not present in person on this occasion, as Chesney states.
     Patrick Moore is believed to have been captured by a party of Americans in July 1781 near Ninety-Six and executed, as his remains were afterwards found and recognized to be his due to his great height, 6 feet 7 inches. Years later, some of his family stated that he and Colonel John Moore, his noted loyalist brother, went to Great Britain after the war. However, since neither man applied for a British pension, as did almost every loyalist who went to the British Isles after the war, it is a near certainty that both men failed to survive the war. In all probability, all three of Moses Moore's sons died during the war. Near the end of the war, Moses Moore, because of his beliefs and actions, had to flee as a refugee to Florida, where he died in Talahasee.
     [Sources listed by Moss:]  Colonial Office Papers, Public Records Office, Kew, Surry, England: C05/82/299; C05/532/75; Audit Office, American Loyalists Claims, Public Records Office, Kew Surry, England: AO12/48/247; Saunders, The Colonial Records of North Carolina, VIII, 517; Lyman Draper Manuscripts, DD Series, Kings Mountain Papers: 2DD1-4, 11; 2DD109-112; 2DD197-199; 2DD397, 419-420; 4DD58-59; 4DD60; 4DD63; 4DD66; 4DD68; 4DD69; 4DD70; 4DD71; 4DD99; 4DD101; 4DD137; 4DD142; 4DD19; 6DD13; 6DD132a; 6DD137; 6DD142; 6DD160; 7DD133; 12DD25; 15DD75; 15DD180; Draper, King's Mountain and Its Heroes, 85-88, 210, 298n; Allaire's Diary in Draper's, Kings Mountain and Its Heroes, 502; McCrady, History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780, 633-635, 788; {Collins John, S8284}; {Gray, James, S6928 or S8594}; Ramsey, The Annals of Tennessee, 214-215; Schenck, North Carolina, 1780-1781, Being a History, 77; Jones, The Journal of Alexander Chesney, 11, 80, 131; Landrum, Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina, 128, 134; Lathan, "Capture of Patrick Moore and Battle of Cedar Springs", Yorkville Enquirer [Newspaper], 7 September 1876; DeMond, Loyalists in North Carolina, 125; Bancroft, History of the United States of America, V, 394; Boatner, Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, 573-575; Moss, Old Iron District, 58-59, 998; Moss, Roster of Loyalists in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 20; Moss, Uzal Johnson, 20, 51, 120-121;

The following biographical sketch of Moses Moore appears in the book The Loyalists in the Siege of Fort Ninety Six by Bobby Gilmer Moss32.

     Moses Moore served as a magistrate and as captain in the Tryon County (North Carolina) Militia. He and his sons took an early part in the struggle and were imprisoned. Moore was in the siege of Fort Ninety Six.
     [Sources listed by Moss:]  Memorial#__/T50/4: Memorial #(Not given), Treasury Papers 50, Vol. 4. Memorial of Moses Moore, captain in the Tryon County (North Carolina) Militia. Public Record Office, Kew, Surry, England.


Moses Moore's Home

The following is a description of a log home on Indian Creek near Cherryville, North Carolina that tradition says may have belonged to Moses Moore. Although it is probably impossible to prove that he actually lived in this home, it is thought to be located on land that was once owned by Moses Moore and is understood to have been in the vicinity of his home place. Click here for a photo of the home taken on November 1, 2009.

Roberts Log House (Cherryville Township):
This picturesquely sited log house is traditionally held to have been built in the late 1810s by either Joshua Roberts or his son, Moses Roberts, on property originally owned by Moses Moore, a prominent land owner. Colonel John Moore, Moses Moore's son led the Tory troops at the Revolutionary War Battle of Ramsour's Mill. Moses Moore's daughter Hester inherited her fathers property and married the patriot soldier, Joshua Roberts. Their son Moses Roberts is believed to have built the house, although some believe that the rear ell may have been built earlier by Moses Moore or Joshua Roberts. Located on the main road to Lincolnton, the house is said to have served as a tavern and road stop. The house remained under the ownership of Roberts descendants until 1970 when A. Melton Black bought it. The two-story, three-bay house has a rear ell connected by a dog-trot. The main block has a rebuilt stone chimney at the east end while the original stone chimney remains at the end of the ell. A shed-roofed porch shelters the east side of the ell. The original strap hinges are the only remaining interior details.
(Brengle, The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County North Carolina, p.57)5


Colonial Militia Records

Moses Moore was listed among the officers of the North Carolina Militia from Mecklenburg County, NC in the following undated list10:

Return of the Officers of the North Carolina Militia, undated, Mecklenburgh County Regiment:

Nr  RankNameRemarks
1 Colonel Alexander, Nathaniel  
2 Lieut ColonelHarris, Robert, Sen.  
3 Major McClenahan, Robert  
4 Captain Barry, Richard  
5 " Harris, Thomas  
6 " Polk, Thomas  
7 " Alexander, Abraham  
8 " Moore, Moses  
9 " Neel, Thomas  
10" Barringer, Paul  
11" Thomas, __hn  
12" Fifer, Martain  
13" Hard_____, Benjamin  
14" Robinson, James  
15" Alexander, Adam  
16" Haughess, William  
17" Forney, Jacob  
18Lieutenant Davison, John Barry's Co.
19" Leggit, William Harris' Co.
20" Garrison, David Polk's Co.
21" Alexander, Charles Alexander's Co.
22" Carpenter, Christian Moore's Co.
23" Henry, James Neel's Co.
24" Barringer, George Barringer's Co.
25" Criswell, Andrew Thomas' Co.
26" Rees, David Fifer's Co.
27" Hambright, Frederick Hard_____'s Co.
28" Welsh, Thomas Robinson's Co.
29" Polk, Charles Adam Alexander's Co.
30" Haughess, James Haughess' Co.
31" Scot, Abraham Forney's Co.
32Ensign Price, Rees Barry's Co.
33" Black, Wm Harris' Co.
34" McRee, John Polk's Co.
35" Alexander, James Alexander's Co.
36" Alexander, John Moore's Co.
37" Patrick, John Neel's Co.
38" Shifter, Charles Barringer's Co.
39" Lacey, Sam'l Thomas' Co.
40" Patton, Samuel Fifer's Co.
41" Scott, John Hard_____'s Co.
42" Wilson, Samuel Robinson's Co.
43" Harris, James Adam Alexander's Co.
44" Walker, Jonathan Haughess' Co.
44" Paff, George Forney's Co.

The members of Captain Moses Moore's company were listed in the following undated muster roll10. Although the county was not listed, the names included on the list suggest that it was almost certainly from an area of either Mecklenburg or Tryon County, North Carolina that would become Lincoln County in 1779:

Muster roll of Captain Moses More's Company, county unknown, undated:

Nr  RankName
1 Captain More, Moses
2 LieutenantCarpenter, Christian
3 Ensign Alexander, John
1 Sergeant Costner, Jacob
2 " Leeboon, Peter
3 " Freeland, George
1 Private Rudeseel, Phillip
2 " Hevener, Peter
3 " Welch, Thomas
4 " Carpenter, Peter
5 " Lame, John
6 " More, Aarin
7 " Ward, Richard
8 " Tumbleston, George
9 " Davis, Brock
10" Robbisson, Thomas
11" More, William
12" Hedlestone, David
13" Hedlestone, William
14" Hedlestone, John
15" Dunckin, Peter
16" Ronals, Thomas
17" Carpinter, John
18" Carpinter, John (2)
19" Biggerstaff, Aaron
20" Buggerstaff, Benjamin
21" Carpinter, Jacob
22" Donals, John
23" Coyfer, Lawrence
24" Archer, Christy
25" Coyfer, Jofl
26" Eisenhard, Henry
27" Heyll, Michael
28" Archer, Peter
29" Wisenant, Adam
30" Wisenant, George
31" Wisenant, Nicholas
32" Maning, Jacob
33" Frongberger, William
34" Weidner, Luis
35" Coyll, Alexander
36" Shaw, Benjamin
37" Cally, James
38" Elam, William
39" Enoch, James
40" Dellinger, John
41" Dellinger, Henry
42" House, Antony
43" Coster, Peter
44" Wardman, Henry
45" Rine, Jacob
46" Ronals, Henry
47" Davis, George
48" Lusk, William
49" Money, Christian
50" Cox, George
51" Pheras, Absalom
52" Overwinder, Adam
53" Plonck, Peter
54" Friday, Nichalaus
55" Childers, Thomas
56" Colwel, Thomas
57" Morissy, William
58" Morissy, Owen
59" Wested, William
60" Lizenbey, Daniel
61" Hofsteadlar, Michael
Total: 67 men


Tryon Association

Moses Moore was a signer of the document known as the "Tryon Association" or "Tryon Resolves". The Tryon Association was a declaration adopted by citizens of Tryon County in the Province of North Carolina in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Tryon Association, adopted in response to the Battle of Lexington, the signers vowed resistance to coercive actions by the British Empire against its North American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775, predating the United States Declaration of Independence by almost 11 months.

Click here for photos of historical markers at the site of the old Tryon County court house. One monument commemorates the signing of the Tryon Association and lists Moses Moore among the signers of the document.

The text of the Tryon Association has been published in various books such as those by Sherrill55 and Griffin17. The names of the men who signed the document vary somewhat in the different transcriptions due to the difficulty of reading the signatures. The following transcription is from the book by Sullivan58. Note that Moses Moore appears to have been the only person who signed the document using his mark:

An Association
     The unprecedented, barbarous & bloody actions committed by the British Troops on our American Brethern near Boston on the 19th of April & 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations & traitorous designs now carrying on by the Tools of Ministerial Vengeance & Despotism for the subjugating of all British America, sugest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms, for the preservation of those Rights & Liberties which the principles of our Constitution and the Laws of God Nature & Nations have made it our duty to defend.
     We, therefore the Subscribers freeholders & inhabitants of Tryon County do hereby faithfully unite ourselves under the most Sacred ties of Religion Honor & love to our Countrey firmly to resist force by force in defence of our natural freedom & Constitutional rights against all invasions, & at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risque our lives and fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our County whenever the wisdom & Council of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary & this engagement we will continue in & hold sacred 'till a reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain & America on Constitutional principles which we most ardently desire. And we do firmly agree to hold all such persons inimical to the liberties of America, who shall refuse to subscribe to this Association.
Sigend by: Perygren Mackness
John Walker James McAfee
Charles McLean William Thomason
And. Neel Jacob Forny
Thomas Beatty Davis Whiteside
James Cobrun John Beeman
Frederick Hambright   John Morris
Andw. Hampton Joseph Hardin
Benjamin Hardin John Robinson
George Paris Vallentine Mauny
William Graham George Black
Robt Harden Jas. Logan
David Jenkins Jas. Baird
Thomas Espey Christian Carpinter
Abel Beatty
Joab ______ Moses his M mark Moore
Jonathan Price Joseph Kuykendal
Jas Miller Adam _____
Petter Sides Richd Wofford
William Whitesides Samuel Smith
John Dellinger Joseph Neel
Georg Dellinger Samuel Lofton
Samuel Karbender
Jacob Moony Junr
John Wells
Jacob Castner
Robert Haselip
Fried. Mauser
James Buchanan

Resolved, nem con, that we will continue to profess all loyalty and attachment to our Sovereign Lord King George the Third His Crown & Dignity so long as he secures to us those Rights and Liberties which the principles of our Constitution require.


Loyalist Militia Records

A Moses Moore and Benjamin Moore are listed as Privates in the regiment of Lt. Col. John Moore, North Carolina Militia (Loyalists), in Charleston, SC, receiving 12-months pay, 14 Jun 1780 - 13 Jun 178111:

Lieutenant Colonel John Mooore's Regiment, North Carolina Militia, Charleston, SC, 12-months pay, 14 Jun 1780 - 13 Jun 1781 (PRO T50, Vol 1):

Nr  RankNameRemarks
1 Lieut ColonelMoore, John  
1 Captain Evans, Thomas six months, 14 Jun-13 Dec
2 " Harmon, Anthony " "
3 " Morrow, John dead
1 Lieutenant Harmon, David  
2 " Masters, Henry  
3 " Perkins, Benjamin  
4 " Swafford, Thomas  
1 Private Anderson, James  
2 " Bedford, Jonas  
3 " Bickerstaff, Benjamin 
4 " Copley, Conrad  
5 " Egenar, George  
6 " Henderson, William  
7 " Hunt, Mathewson  
8 " Kener, Martin  
9 " Moore, Benjamin 
10" Moore, Moses  
11" Miller, George  
12" Ploughman, John  
13" Ricart, Gosper  
14" Reynolds, George  
15" Reynolds, Thomas  
16" Shulles, Daniel  
17" Snider, Titus  
18" Thompson, Ralph  
19" West, James  
20" Wisenhunt, Conrad  
21" Wisenhunt, Philip  
22" Yansey, Austin  

A Moses Moore is listed as a Captain in Charleston, SC, receiving payment as a Refugee of the Second Class (Loyalist) for the periods of 1 Jun - 30 Jun 1782, and 1 Sept - 31 Dec 178211:

Refugees of the Second Class in Charleston, SC, 24 Jul 1782, 30 days, 1 Jun-30 Jun 1782 (PRO T50, Vol 3, Book 11:33):

Nr  RankNameRemarks
1 Refugee Colson, John 30 days, 1 Jun-30 Jun 1782
1 Captain Brown, Hugh 61 days, 1 May-30 Jun 1782
Ninety Six District
2 " Dickie, Hector Ninety Six
3 " Gaegalataer, Francis Congarees
4 " Larimer, David Ninety Six
5 " Moore, Moses North Carolina
1 Lieutenant Brown, Stephen Georgetown
2 " Blair, Robert Cheraws
Addition:
1 Captain Guest, William  
2 Refugee Austen, James 122 days, 1 Mar-30 Jun 1782
Orangeburgh
3 " Gifford, Henry Henry, Virginia
attest: Robert Gray, Pay Master Militia

Pay Abstracts, Refugees, Second Class, Charleston, SC, 62 days, 1 Jul-31 Aug 1782 (PRO T50, Vol 3, Book 11:396):

Nr  RankNameRemarks
1 Captain Austin, James Orangeburgh
2 " Bond, George 31 days, 1 Aug-31 Aug 1782
Ninety Six District
3 " Brown, Hugh Ninety Six District
4 " Dickie, Hector Ninety Six District
5 " Gaeigalataer, FrederickCongarees
6 " Larimer, David Ninety Six District
7 " Moore, Moses North Carolina
1 Lieutenant Brown, Stephen Georgetown
2 " Blair, Robert Cherwaws
1 Refugee Guest, William Ninety Six
2 " Gifford, H. Virginia
3 " Colson, John North Carolina


Loyalist Petition

In May of 1782 Moses Moore petitioned the British government for a "daily allowance" to relieve the hardship he had incurred as a result of his loyalist support. His petition was addressed to British General Alexander Leslie who took command of the southern theater after Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. The document appears to include a short note signed by Alexander Leslie indicating that Moses Moore was to receive beef and a dollar per diem. The petition is preserved in the Public Record Office of Great Britain (T.50/4).

Listed below is a transcription of the petition made from a photocopy of the original obtained from the North Carolina State Archives28. Click here (PDF File - 6.4 Mbytes) to view photos of the document.

To His Excellency Lieutenant General Leslie, Commander in Chief in the Southern
District [?___ ___ ___]

The Memorial and Petition of Captain Moses Moore

Most Humbly Sheweth

                        That your Memorialist was many years under His Majesty's
Government, a Magistrate and Captain of Militia, in the County of Tryon in North
Carolina, and took a very early and decided part against the present Rebellion
in that country; - insomuch that both He and His Sons, have often felt the iron
hand of [? ____palious] tyranny, & been frequently imprisoned both in South & North
Carolina; for their attachment to the Crown of Great Britain,.

                        That your Memorialist as a Captain of Militia fought
under Colonel Cruger, at the Siege of Ninety Six, and was there wounded [? contending]
for the rights of His King and Country.

                        That your memorialist, former comfortable & most [? plent___]
[? estate] is now reduced to great difficulties and [? distress] from a bad attack of
health which he has long languished under.

                        Your memorialist defies the world to show a single
instance, where his loyalty was ever tarnished by any unjust motive; And
now [? la______] with sorrow & great grief, the miserable necessity of being at
the last compelled, to disturb your Excellency, with this supplication & prayer
. . . . But when your Memorialist reflects, that it is the pure result only of
honest misfortunes - He stands encouraged by a certain hope that

                        Your Excellency will be pleased to consider the [? premises]
                        and to aid him with some daily allowances, beside his
                        common ration; in order that he may [? relieve] the
                        melancholly reflection on his losses, and the infirmities
                        of old age, with courage & decency, And
                                  Your memorialist will ever pray [? ___]

Charleston 24th May 1782.

[written in the left margin is the following note which appears to be signed "A Leslie":]

To receive beef
& dollar per diem
from [? 1st] of May
      A Leslie

[Page 2]

Here the subscribers, knowing the contents of the within Memorial to be true, do give it
the [? ____] of our [? hearty] recommendation.

Treason and Confiscation

Moses Moore and other family members are listed in the article "Tories in Southwestern North Carolina" by William Doub Bennett published in the Journal of Burke County Genealogical Society in December 1998:

Rutherford County [NC] Minutes Court of P&QS, January Term 1783, pp.115, 116, 117 - Summons issued to the following on indictments by the grand jury and failed to appear at January Term and property is adjudged confiscated:
Moore, Benjamin (1 of 116 names listed)
(Bennett, Tories in Southwestern North Carolina, pp.98)1

Rutherford County State Docket for April 1783 lists the following as charged with treason:
Moore, Mosses (1 of 36 names listed)
(Bennett, Tories in Southwestern North Carolina, pp.99)1

Rutherford County Minutes Court of P&QS, October 1782 - Men charged with treason:
Biggerstaff, Aaron, decd. (1 of 28 names listed)
(Bennett, Tories in Southwestern North Carolina, pp.99)1

Rutherford County Minutes Court of P&QS, January Term 1783:
Joseph Lawrence was found not guilty of treason.
(Bennett, Tories in Southwestern North Carolina, pp.99)1

Rutherford County Minutes Court of P&QS, January Term 1783:
William Gilbert filed petitions against the following who were indicted:
Biggerstaff, Benjamin
Biggerstaff, Samuel
(2 of 43 names listed)
(Bennett, Tories in Southwestern North Carolina, pp.100)1

In 1782 the North Carolina House of Commons and Senate considered a bill that named individuals required to stand trial for treason. The bill was considered and altered by both houses of the legislature. But the year ended without it being enacted into law, and it was referred to the assembly session for the following year. However, by the time the session had convened in the spring of 1783, a peace treaty between the United States and Great Britain was nearing completion. The North Carolina legislature was then in a different mood and instead passed "An Act of Pardon and Oblivion". Among the names listed in the proposed 1782 bill as being required to stand trial for treason were the following:

Moses Moor
Samuel Buckerstaff
Nicholas Welch
Joseph Lawrence
Benjamin Moor
Aaron Bickerstaff
Benjamin Bickerstaff
(Turner, A Bill to Bring Traitors to Trial, 1782)60

Moses Moore is listed in the book Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina by Dr. A. B. Pruitt:

Lincoln County, Report Oct. session 1783 by Thomas Espey, John Barber, & John Carruth: ...
Sold at vendue -- estate of Moses Moore £29,828 curry.; land rented @ £425 curry.
(Pruitt, Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina, p.71)42

Lincoln County, October session 1785:
The Committee to whom was refered the settlement of the "accompts" of the Commissioners of Confiscated Property for said county report as follows:
vizt. it is their "oppinion" that all the property of the disaffected persons sold by the Commissioners and not collected the notes and bonds be returned to the owner or owners and the specie notes be paid in specie indents according to the intent at the time of taking them and the currency notes in currency or by the scale and that all the cattle, provisions, etc. which they Commissioners "sized" being the property of disaffected persions which they actually gave to the public be confiscated to the use of the same. [signed] Robert Alexander, James Logon, & John Wilson.
Court concured with the said report and ordered the same to be entered on their minutes. ...
The following property ordered by Court to be returned to the former owners:
- recd. by the Commrs. notes & bonds from the sale of the estate of Moses Moore to the ammount of currency: £30,263.
(Pruitt, Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina, p.72-73)42

Salisbury Dist. Court Criminal Action Papers 1778-1792:
Folder for treason trials in 1778:
John Reignhart (Burke Co) -- statement Jul. 29, 1778 accuses Joseph Johnson, John Perkins, Christian Reignhart, Honniele Warlick, & Moses Moore of treason.
(Pruitt, Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina, p.204-205)42


Draper Information

During 1880 and 1881, Lyman Copeland Draper corresponded with a number of people in North and South Carolina regarding John and Patrick Moore who served as Tory Colonels during the Revolutionary War. He did this as part of his research for his book Kings Mountain and Its Heroes13 which was published in 1881. This correspondence is preserved as part of the Draper Manuscript Collection15 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

This information is relevant to Moses Moore as it provides some insight into his family. Lyman Draper sought to understand whether John and Patrick Moore were brothers. There are also two letters (see 4DD68 and 4DD70) that provide specific details of Moses Moore's family.

Listed below are transcriptions of selected letters from the Draper Manuscript Collection that reference John, Patrick, or Moses Moore. These transcriptions were created from a microfilm copy of the original letters. They are presented in chronological order. There are other letters referencing John or Patrick Moore that are not transcribed below. For a more complete list see Moore Calendar.

[6DD142 - partial transcription]
Lincoln Co. N. C. Jun 15th 1880

My dear Sir
Your two letters, a book, and pamphlet, all reached me the same day, for which accept my thanks -
As to the numerous inquires on Revolutionary matters, I [? _____] my inability to answer them all as fully as I could wish - on a very few of them I may, however, throw a little light.
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Again in your second letter, you inquire where & when Cols John & Patrick Moore died - On this point I cannot be positive, but always supposed they died near the scene of their military operations - Would again advise you to write to some old persons of upper S.C. Second - I never heard of either of the Moores (Tories) being at Kings Mtn Battle - Samuel Moore, a noted Whig of York Co. was there - & perhaps others of the name, still [? _____ _____ _____] Col John Moore [? ____ ____ ___] from Lincoln Co., son of Wm Moore, was not related to the Tory Col of that name. ...
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Very truly yours -
C. L. Hunter

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[6DD163 - partial transcription]
Gen. Jos. Dickson -
Col. John Moore, Tory

Lincolnton North Carolina
July 19/80

Mr. Lyman C. Draper
Dear Sir
Yours of the 15th at hand
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The Tory Col. John Moore donned British uniform & came here & fought in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill which took place Jun 20/80 when the Tories were whipped & Col. Moore fled into So. Car. where he was killed. Of Patrick Moore his brother I know nothing. The Battle ground of Ramsour's Mill is 1/4 mile from our C.H. & the Battle fought there was one of the most important of the old Revolutionary War - though there is not much said of it in History. The old house where Cornwallis stayed as he passed through this section on his road to Guilford C.H. still stands - though much dilapidated. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill was between the Whigs & Tories.
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I am a lady & advanced in life but stake a great interest in olden times & it will afford me great pleasure to give you my information I posses concerning our old soldiers.
Respectfully,
Miss A.E. Henderson

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[6DD166 - partial transcription]
Gen. Jos. Dickson - Col. John Moore, the Tory -
Mr. W. M. Reinhardt & Ramsour's Mill Battle

Lincolnton N.C.
Aug 9/80

Mr. L. C. Draper
Dear Sir
I have deferred answering your letter hoping to gain more information. Concerning the Dicksons & Moores of whom you ask. You ask my authority for stating that Col. Jno. Moore the Tory was killed in So. Ca. - in reply I will state that tradition says so & I well recollect hearing my grand father, Maj. Lawson Henderson state the same - all of our old people [? de___] to have told the same story.
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I would [? suggest] your writing Wallace M. Reinhardt the Clerk of our Superior Court & getting him to write you a full account of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill as given him by his maternal grandfather Col. Jno. Moore who commanded the whigs in that Battle & also his grandfather Reinhardt who was a Tory & lived in sight of the spot where the Battle was fought. W. Reinhardt has often gone over the old ground with his two grandfathers & has heard from their lips a full account of the whole affair. So that really in my opinion he is better acquainted with its history than any other person living - besides he was raised in sight of the old ground. & for many years has owned it. W. Reinhardt is now advanced in life & is a mere wreck of his former self still if he could be induced to write the account as received by him it would be more authentic than any account you could get. & really it ought to be put in some form so that it could be preserved.
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There is a Wm L. Quin living near Palo Alto in Clay County, Mississippi who perhaps may be able to tell you something of the old Baptist preacher Moore who was a son of the old Tory. Mr Quin's father was a Baptist preacher & a very intelligent person & I am satisfied he has heard his father speak of him - say to Mr. Quin that I have referred you to him for information on the subject.
Be pleased to accept thanks for the volume of historical recollections you sent me. which was very acceptable. I take a great delight in all such works.
And rest assured I stand ready & willing to give you every assistance in my power in collecting materials for your work.
Respectfully,
Miss A. E. Henderson

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[6DD148 - partial transcription]
Lowesville, Lincoln Co. N.C.
Aug. 10th 1880

Lyman C. Draper
My dear Sir
Your favor of Aug 3rd has been recd
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Moses Moore, father of the Tory Col. John Moore lived about six or seven miles west of Lincolnton, and is buried in that vicinity - His son John fled after Ramsours battle to Cornwallis camp at or near Camden, & tradition does not speak of him ever returning -
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Yours truly -
C. L. Hunter

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[6DD167]
Lincolnton N.C.
Aug 19/80

Mr L. C. Draper
Dear Sir
I have just returned from W Reinhardt's office where I found him just comencing a letter to you - & he has promised me to tll you all ke knows on the subject of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill - also to give you a diagram of the Battle Ground - as well as he can bug he fears it will be a terrible thing. He certainly knows more about the Battle than any one living as he has received his information not only from his two grandfathers but from several of the old men who were in the battle - some were Tories - others [? Hessians] & others Whigs - besides when he was a boy he clerked for his uncle David Reinhardth who was employeed by all the old soldiers around here to get their pensions from the Government.
I learn that the Tory Gen. Jno. Moore has a daughter or grand daughter - or at any rate a near relative living in Gaston Co. (adjoining this Co.) whose name is Roberts - She is the widow of one Moses Roberts - & though she is now very aged & infirm she may be able to give you some information that will be of service.
She has a son living near Cherryville - to whom I would advise you to write - address -
   John H. Roberts
   Cherryville
   Gaston County
   No. Ca.
This man is possessed of some intelligence & though he is now blind he will I think be able to tell you something of interest and perhaps something worth knowing. Though the [?___ble] is that Roberts in all probability is not very proud of his old grandfather Moore & perhaps may not want to talk or write about him. Still I would advise you to write & he may also give you information of Patrick Moore.
I forgot to tell you in giving the above address - you had perhaps better address said John H. Roberts as son of Moses Roberts deceased - which will insure the letter reaching the right person. Ask him to get you all the information he can from his aged Mother.
W. Reinhardt says Gen. Rutherford reached the Battle Ground of Ramsour's Mill just two hours after the battle was over.
I think Reinhardt's account of the Battle is more likely to be correct than that of Dr. Hunter as Dr. H has taken the history as written by Gen. Joseph Graham who was not in the Battle whilst Reinhardt has had a verbal account from eye wittnesses & those who joined in it.
Whatever Wm Quin writes you or states as facts you can depend on - his father was my grand-uncle by marriage. A Baptist preacher & was certainly one of the most intelligent men it has ever been my good fortune to meet - entirely self made too. I will still [? invest] my all in behalf of your Book. & if I can pick up any facts will send them to you.
I think you will hear from W. Reinhardt soon.
With [? ________] of respect I remain
Yours truly
A. E. Henderson

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[4DD71 - 4DD72]
Madison, Aug. 24th 1880

John H. Roberts, Esq -
My Dear Sir
I am preparing a work on the Revolutionary history of North & South Carolina - including King's Mountain battle; in it wish to notice not only the Whig leaders, but also the Loyalist leaders - many of whom were as honest in their opinions as their opponents.
Miss A. E. Henderson, post mistress of Lincolnton, has taken much pains in aiding me - & she just writes me referring me to you - saying that she understands that your mother, who is yet living descends from Col. John Moore who was the Loyalist leader at Ramsour's Mill.
I beg of you to do me the favor to obtain from your mother all she knows of Col. John Moore, & also of his brother Col. Patrick Moore - when & where they were from - their services - when & where they died, their ages - & what children they left.
If she or you can also tell about their military services, I wish you would do so.
I shall feel greatly interested to hear from you. At this late day, the faithful historian can well divest himself of all prejudices, & do justice to all parties. I want the facts to enable me to do so - I hope you will not fail to aid me - & your aged mother too - as fully as you can I hope you will not lose any time in writing me, so it may come in time to be of service to me.
Very Truly Yours,
Lyman C. Draper

I sent you a book of my writing on Wisconsin history, & some pamphlets - they afford you or your family some interest. L. C. D.

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[6DD13 - partial transcription]
Selby, N.C.
August 28th 1880

Dr L. C. Draper
Dear Sir: I embrace the present oppurtunity to reply to yours of the 16th 21st & 24th inst which I find in the office on my return home from visiting friends.
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Note 6: Of Patrick Moore I know but little. I however learn that he lived & died in Spartanburg Co. S.C where he raised a family some members of which I know. Rev Hugh Moore a Baptist clergyman whom I have heard preach when I was a boy. He was a fine looking man and a good preacher. With his sons Patrick & John Moore I am acquainted. John is yet alive nick named "Governor". Hugh Moore the father became a pension agent for Revolutionary soldiers and forged certificates and fraudulently drew money from the government for which he was prosecuted and sentenced to a term of years in the Penitentiary in [? Tennessee] where I understand he died disgracefully. John Moore lived east of the town of Lincolnton was a Tory leader and was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill. I learn that his descendants have about played out and are little known. Whether John & Patrick were brothers or no I am not able to say.
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Very Respectfully
J. R. Logan

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[4DD64]
Col. Patk Moore

Spartanburg, SC
Sept 9. 1880

Hon L C Draper
Dear Sir
I have examined the records of Probate Court & can find no [? _____] Col. Patrick Moore. I have heard of him often & think he died in this county he was reported to have been a Royalist in the Revolution.
I know one of his sons with his grandson John Moore (governor) lives near Gaffney City of this county & that is his post office. If I see him I will draw out of him all I can & write you.
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I am at your service to do anything I can for you.
I am ...
Simpson Bobo

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[4DD58-59]
Col. Patrick Moore Killed in S.C.

Gaffney City, Spartanburg County, So. Ca.
Sept 27, 1880

L. C. Draper, Esqr -
Dear Sir:
Your letter to my father John Moore is to hand enquiring for Col. John & Patrick Moore. Patrick Moore was a Scotchman Came to American previous to the Revolutionary war - was engaged in the war - and killed at 96. - I do not know at what stage of the war he was killed but it is reasonable to suppose that it was just before the battle of Kings Mountain from the fact that strong efforts were being made in that section to rescue Maj. Butler. I have an old uncle in Georgia - perhaps he can give us more particulars - I will write to him at once.
Yours respt - Hugh Moore

[Draper added the following notes to the letter:]
Oct. 4th 80: Repeated substantially Nov. 8th 80:

1. You say Col Pat'k Moore was killed at Ninety Six: Do ou mean in the attack of Gen. Greene & his Whig tropps in June, 1781 - or do you mean he was killed in some other fight there, or near there, - or that he was in some way captured by the Whigs and killed? If so, how did it happen?
2nd. You speak of efforts made to rescue Col. Butler or Butter. I do not comprehend this reference. Perhaps you refer to the Whig Maj. Butler who somewhere in the Ninety Six region had a fight a sort of running one - with the Loyalist Maj. Cunningham - but neither was taken. If you refer to some other Maj. Butler or Butter please explain. If there was such an officer at King's Mountain on either side, I never heard of it.
3rd. How old was Col. P. Moore - to whom married - How many children did he leave?
4th. When & where did Col. John Moore die - was he a brother of Col. P. Moore - & which was the oldest?
5th. Does your father remember if Col. P. Moore was in the fight at Ramsour's Mill in Lincoln Co.?
6th. I hope you will hear from your old uncle in Georgia, & send me his letter. Tell me his name - post office, & age.

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[4DD66 - partial transcription]
Loyalists Col. John & Patk Moore

Lincolnton N.C.
Oct. 9/80

M. L.C. Draper
Dear Sir
[? ____] of the 4th [? ___] reached me yesterday. I handed the letter to Dr. G. W. Michal of Newton who is here at present on a visit & who has promised me to go out in a day or two & see Mrs. Roberts & try & find out from her all she knows concerning John & Patrick Moore. After which visit Dr. Michal will write you all the information he can obtain. The descendents of the Tories around here are not very proud of their ancestors and, consequently, do not care to talk about them. I do not know how it is with Mrs. Roberts as I have not seen her since the days of my childhood.
...
...
Thanks for the two Books you sent me. I find them very entertaining - If I can be of any service to you at any time - don't fail to call on me. as it is a great pleasure to me to serve my friends.
Yours Truly,
A.E. Henderson

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[4DD67]
Oct 12:80
N.C. Gaston Co.
Cherryville po

Mr Draper,
Sir I met with Dr. Michael of Newton yesterday - & gave him as full a detail of the Moore family & the battle of Ramsour's Mill as I was in possession of I will in a few days give you all that I know about the men [? ___ ___] in the battle of Kings Mountain & the incidents relative to it. After giving you my warmest thanks for the very interesting books you sent me. I remain your true friend.
J. H. Roberts

Any thing else of interest I get I will forward to you. J. H. R.

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[4DD68]
Lincolnton N.C., Oct 13th 1880.

Lyman C. Draper, Esq.
Dear Sir,
I have been in this place a few days, and learning from the post mistress that you have been endeavoring unsuccessfully to get information from an old lady by the name of Roberts, who was supposed to be a daughter of Lieut. Col. Moore. I concluded to visit her & get what I could from her for you. I found her eight miles west of this place, beyond Indian Creek. Her husband's father's mother was a sister of Lieut Col John Moore. She said it was reported that Col. Moore was hanged after the battle, near Salisbury - but afterwards this was contradicted & it is believed that he went to England. Mrs. Roberts who is about 80 years of age, knew nothing more, but told me that her son John H. knew all about the matter & advised me to see him & informed me that he had gone to Cherryville. I went to Cherryville & learned that he had left for home; I followed and overtook him on the way & got the following statement from him.
"Lieut. Col. John Moore was the son of Moses Moore who was born in Carlisle, England & came to the U.S. in 1745 in company with Maurice Roberts. He married a Miss Winston & settled near Jamestown Va. In 1753 he moved to Tryon, afterwards Lincoln, & now Gaston Co. (8 miles west of Lincolnton). He had four children, 2 sons & 2 daughters. The sons were John, & Hugh F. Moore. John was educated in Granville Co. N.C. He joined the British Army in 177? & was made Capt., & afterwards promoted to Lieut. Colonel. He was sent to Indian Creek in Tryon Co., where his father lived to muster up all the Loyalists he could. He was encamped about half a mile west of his fathers house near a branch which is still called Camp branch. Here he gathered about 600 men. From this place he moved about 6 miles nearly north to a place which has been known ever since as 'Tory Branch'; here he gathered about 400 more Loyalists. While he was at this place he learned that Col. Locke was at the head of a Whig force which was detached from another body under Gen Rutherford, & he determined to attack him. He moved to Ramsours Mill, and camped one night, and was himself attacked by Locke next morning about day light with about an equal force. The field was strongly contested for about two hours. Being in- formed by a courier that Rutherford was near at hand, he withdrew. The loss at this place was about the same - about 93 on each side. He rallied his men 4 miles off on Clarks Creek & gave orders to them to return to their homes. Some time thereafter he rejoined Cornwallis; remained with him a short time; resigned his commission, and went to England. Hugh F. (John's brother) was a Captian in the battle of Ramsours Mill. Neither of them were married. After the battle at King Mtn their father moved to Florida & died near Tallahassie."
Neither John or his Mother knew anything about Patrick Moore.
In writing to you some time since from Newton in regard to the McDowells, I might have mentioned an incident connected with the fight on Cane Creek in Burke Co. In it was wounded a British Major named Dunlap who was conveyed to Gilbert Town. Although called town there was but one citizen there and he lived in a log house. This was the house of a man named Gilbert. When Ferguson retreated he left Maj Dunlap with the Gilberts & the old woman murdered him expecting to get gold among his effects. I have seen the blood stains in the old Gilbert house floor made when he was murdered; & his grave which is near. I would be glad to know whether you are fully satisfied in regard to the statements made about the McDowell family.
Very truly yours
G W Michal M.D.

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[4DD99]
Lincolnton N.C.
22 Oct 1880

Lyman C Draper Esqr.
Dear Friend -
My 2 last scraps not addressed yet I am aware of your extensive correspondance - glad you have a statement of Col. Jno. Moores life - was called on several times to go and look up his history; but was too frail feeble. Dr. Michal and Revd Mr. Johnson got it up. Since that an older relative Michal Roberts has been to see me, but his statements do not materially change the statements of John Roberts save that he (Moore) had never at no time around him more than a few solidiers around him until he went to Ramsour's Mill, he was at that spot drilling men for 10 days. After the battle, he had no organization of troops, had not even a corporal's guard. Patrick Moore is said to have been a Baptist preacher yet a Loyalist of the deepest dye. Col. Moore followed the fate of Cornwallis and went back with him to England so did Patrick Moore. Major John McDowell a brave [? ____] officer dashed up near Col. Moore where he was on Camp Creek, but the skies wee threatening - he had but few men and was in the midst of the Tory element - but out of the abundance of precaution he fell back - and joined Rutherford (perhaps) - he McDowell was a dashing brave man. I did not reach Kings Mountain - in early youth I went over that ground with several old soldiers who fought in that battle - the old Historic spot - my eye sight is failing rapidly I was so sorry that the Ramsour's Mill Centennial was not noticed - I tottered over that ground with one young man, and had a methodist minister to notice (sabath) yet 50 a good brave patriots fell there as ever fell any where during the revolution - yet unsung and I am grieved. - 23rd - a few old citizens contend that Col. John Moore was hung - near Kings Mountain so you see, there is some discrepancy
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Your friend,
Wallace Moore Reinhardt

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[4DD101 - partial transcription]
Lincolnton N.C.
9th Nov 80

Lyman C. Draper Esqr.
My Dear Friend
Your last letter at hand - as to Patrick Moore he is not as I learn the brother of Col Jno. Moore - he was a Baptist minister and preached to this country Toryism
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...I find that Col Richard Rankin's post office is at Brevards Station Gaston County N.C. he is related to the Moore family (whigs) can can tell you all about them - Col John Moore (whig) James Moore, William Moore, and my grand father Alexd Moore.
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... your friend -
Wallace Moore Reinhardt

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[4DD60]
Gaffney, Spartanburg Co., So. Ca.
Nov 21st 1880

L. C. Draper Esqr
Dear Sir
Yours is to hand I have delayed an answer trying to get particulars, but have failed, to get the desired information I can't get any trace of Col John Moore at all. Col Patrick Moore was an Irish man full blood. Col P. Moore lived on Thickety Creek in this county - had 4 children viz Hugh, Polly, Betsy & Patsy his age I don't know; he must have been 50 years old. He was killed in open battle & buried at or near 96 as to which side he was on I am not certain. I learned some years ago that he acted as a spy for the Americans. Please read Horse Shoe Robinson you will get good information concerning the Battle of Kings Mt. - his character is vouched for & he also figured in this immediate neighborhood. some of the families he speaks of still live here yet It is thought that Col. P. Moore was particularly engaged in the rescue of Maj Butler I learn positively that at the time Butler was in the hand of the British & Tories, he left his home & said to his wife that help was needed on a particular occasion & he fill out his pledge to his best friend [? gain C] I know nothing about my uncle can't tell any thing at all Jno. Moore, nor nothing more of P. Moore.
P.S.
By reading Horse Shoe Robinson you will find the name of Wat Adair his descendants are still living 8 miles from me the Dogwood Spring is now called Limestone Springs 3 miles. from me. Brindal Shoals 13 miles. Musgroves Mill 21 miles. My Father in law was well acquainted with Robinson
Yours respt
Hugh Moore
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[4DD69]
Col. John & Patrick Moore - abt. Cornwallis erroneous

Cherryville, Gaston Co., N.C.
Mr. Draper Sir,
After the battle at Ramsours, Col. John & Patrick in company with several others making their way to Virginia were attacked at the [? nathan] ford on the Yadkin River and scatered this was the last time Jno. Moore saw Patric More. a short time after this there was seven loyalists captured and hung near Guilford Courthouse. it was thought for a time that Jno. More was one of the victims but in 1785 he wrote to his sister Hester Roberts enquiring after his father and his brother Patric also stating that he was in Carlisle, England in business with his uncle Robert Moore. this was the last that was heard of him as to his being with Col. Ferguson he never was he left Ld. Cornwallice about the time he advanced on the setlements of Broad River.
Cornwallice's march up Broad River was slow and cautious. he crossed Broad River at the Cherokee ford and followed the trail that Campbell went to Kings Mountain up to the Cowpens. here he met Col. Severe, Shelby, and Cleveland a sharp fight ensued. Cornwallice was taking by surprise him and his men soon fled leaving their dead and wounded on the field. he recrossed Broad River at ruff ford near [?_llice's] fery here he left some of his bagage wagons. he marched all night and halted at a place known as the "hickory tavern". from this place he marched to Ramsours Mill & camped on the ground where Jno. Moore was defeated. from here he marched to beaties ford on the Cataba River here the river was so swolen that he could not affect a crossing & fell back down the River near [? camrons] ford. the third day while crossing the River he was attacked by Col Davidson who had with him about four hundred provincials Cornwallice succeeded in crossing the River here. Col Davidson was killed by a rifle that of a gun said to have been in the hands of a Tory by the name of Hager. Cornwallice resumed his march in the direction of Salisbury. his rear guard was harassed and several of them killed before they reached [? ___] cross road here they attacked his main force but their number was so small they soon fell back. the proventials loss here was five slitly wounded. the loss of Cornwallice thirteen kill and twenty more wounded. this is the last that I know of Cornwallices retreat this detail is from an old manuscript found among the papers of Capt. Hambright.
Hoping this will be of some service to you I remain yours
J. H. Roberts

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[4DD70]
Cherryville, Gaston Co., N. C.
Nov. the 22

Mr Draper,
Lieut. Col. Jno. Moore was the oldest of four children, Hester next to him then Patrick & Barbry. Hester was the wife of Joshua Roberts the same man who carried the dispatches from Maj. Chronicle to Col. Campbell just before the battle of Kings Mountain. he was present at that battle, also at Ramsours and [? Stono]. he was authorized by Col. Drake of Granville Co. to raise a Company along the South fork and in the Indian Creek Settlement - little was known of Patrick Moore after the Battle of Ramsours - just after that Battle there were seven Tory officers captured. were in jail in Guilford Co. N.C. one of these was supposed to have been Patrick Moore as nothing never was herd of him afterwards. Col. Jno. Moores letter from Carlisle, Eng. to his sister my Grandmother stated that they got parted at Yadkin River and he never saw him afterwards. this letter with a great many other old papers I found among my Grandfathers old papers after his death in 1844. he lived on the old Moore farm which still belonged to my mother. there is no one that I can point out to you that could give you any information about the Moore family. I am the oldest of Moses M. Roberts children and was raised with my Grandfather & mother. I tried to get information from the old people of this country but can get none. Hoping this will be of some use to you. I remain your friend.
J. H. Roberts

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[4DD61 - 4DD62]
Madison, Nov. 30th 1880

Col. W.W. Gaffney
My Dear Sir:
I wrote you in Sept. last abt. Col. Patk Moore. Since then Hugh Moore has twice written me. In his first letter he said he had an old uncle living in Georgia - but did not inform me his name, nor residence. I wrote [? ___] H. Moore again, begging for his uncle's address - bit in his second letter just rec'd, he omits to give it. As my time is limited, I thought I might perhaps obtain the name & residence of his uncle sooner through you, than to write him again. Have the goodness when you next see Mr. Moore or his father to get this information - & add below, & [? ___] send it to me. You will oblige me by doing so.
Very truely yours,
Lyman C. Draper

Gaffney City, S.C.
Dec 14 1880
Dear Sir
Patrick Moore's address is Cartersville Georgia I never recd yours in September. Send you today a Sketch of the Battle of King's Mountain will be glad to give any additional information I can do not these Moore's are the "Whig" Moore you want - will write to a different family in reference to their ancestors -
Hoping to hear from you often
I am my dear Sir yrs respectfully
Wm W. Gaffney
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[4DD63]
Col. Patk Moore
Cartersville, Ga
January 10th 1881

Lyman C Draper Esqr.
Dear Sir:
Your letter of inquiry relative to my grandfather of Dec 18th, 1880 was received in due time and contents noted. And would have replied somewhat earlier than this only for the bad weather and my inability from [? ______]. I do not know where my granndfather was born. I think that he was a native of the State of Virginia. All my people came from there to S.C. I do not know how old he was when he died or was killed. He was killed near the military post called Ninety Six by what was then called the Whigs or Colonial troops. My understanding about how he was killed was that he was taken a prisoner by a scouting party and he was killed while in captivity. No one ever saw him just as he was killed, but his bones were found. The way they knew it was his bones was by their length. He was a very tall and large man. My grandmother told me that he was six feet and seven inches in height, and ... was in proportion. I have heard my grandmother tell of these things years ago, and really have forgotten much that I once did know. I am now 85 years old. He was killed during the Revolutionary War, and at the place where mentioned and by the parties, but whether it was at the first or last of the war I can't say for I do not know. I have said all that your questions suggests to my mind. Hoping you great success with your book. I am sir most respectfully
Patrick Moore

[Draper added the following notes to the letter:]
Jan. 13th 81:
1st: Was Col. John Moore (whose father Moses lived near Ramsour's Mill - that had a daughter Hester who married a Roberts) a brother of Patk Moore?
2nd: If not, who was his father?
3rd: When was your father born - or when die & age? As your grd father left only 4 children, I wd not supose he was more than 35
4th: From what part of Va did the Moores come?
5th: Did your grandmother mention Col. Wade Hampton or Maj. Butler as having part in your grandfather's captivity & death?
6th: When your grd. mother die & age?

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[4DD65 - partial transcription]
Stanley's Creek, Gaston Co.
Jan 28, 1881

Mr. Lyman C. Draper
Dear Sir
Your letter of Nov 17th ...
...
The Tory Col. John Moore after the battle of Ramsours Mill went to S.C. - he was court [? martialed] for fighting the battle - he was sent [? ___ ___ ___ __] there died.
...
I remain truly yours,
Richard Rankin

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Revolutionary War Pension Applications

Various Revolutionary War pension applications mention Moses Moore and/or his son Col. John Moore. Below are partial transcriptions of selected applications that provide some detail of Moses Moore's family:

The pension application of Robert Knox (S.8803)46 names Moses Moore as the father of the Tory Colonel John Moore:

State of North Carolina,
Lincoln County,
On this 11th day of October 1832 personally appeared Robert Knox before us William Little & John Turbyfill two of the acting Justices of the peace in & for said County at the house of said Robert Knox, he being unable to attend the Court, a resident of Lincoln County in the State of North Carolina, aged 90 years ...
...
...
I served another term in the regiment commanded by Col. McLean, when James Johnson acted as Lieut Colonel, but cannot recollect the name of the Captain, but recollect we were marched across Broad River in pursuit of Col John Moore who commanded a party of tories, I cannot remember the year, or the term I was out, one circumstance I recollect we marched to Moses Moores, father of Col John Moore, & then the soldiers destroyed his oats by thorwing them over to the horses, which the officers prevented when they came up -
...
...
Signed: Robert Knox

The pension application of Abraham Forney (W.3976)43 also names Moses Moore as the father of the Tory Colonel John Moore:

State of North Carolina,
Lincoln County:
October Session 1832
On this 31st day of October personally appeared in open court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County of Lincoln now sitting Abraham Forny [sic] a resident of the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina aged now about Seventy four years ...
...
...
That sometime in June 1780, there was a call upon the Militia, he volunteered and served as a private in Captain John Baldridge's Company and a part embodied at the time first mentioned at Ramsour's Mills, from thence we marched to Espey's, where we joined more troops and lay there about three weeks collecting men. At this place Colonel Graham & Lt. Col. Hambright took the command of us. From thence we marched to Lincoln old Court House, to old Moses Moore's, the father of Colonel John Moore the Tory and marched and counter marched through all that section of Country & hearing that Ferguson [Patrick Ferguson] was coming on in considerable force, it was concluded to retreat across the Catawba River at the Tuckaseegee Ford ...
...
...
Signed: Abraham Forney

The pension application of John Copeland (S.30966)44 provides details of the trial and execution of Tory Colonel John Moore. Note that this account is supported by other accounts that indicate he died in South Carolina. However it is contradicted by family tradition coming from Moses Moore's great-grandson John H. Roberts which indicates that Colonel John Moore escaped to England:

State of Kentucky,
Logan County,
On this 21st day of July 1834 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the County Court of Logan aforesaid now sitting John Copeland a resident of said County of Logan in the State of Kentucky aged Seventy four years last May ...
...
...
In three months after his return home to the best of his recollection he again entered into the service of the United States as a Substitute for One Robert Green in a company of Militia drafted in said County of York; said Captain Loving had the command of the said Company. We were marched to Orangeburg and stationed there to guard certain prisoners confined there. Among them was one Col. More [sic, Moore], a Tory who had commanded the Tory troops at Ramsour's Mills. He was one of a detachment who guarded said Moore & others to the place of trial execution about thirty miles off. Genl. Sumter presided at this trial & said Moore was condemned & executed at a Cross roads not far from the place of his trial. One James [? Fondain] was condemned at the same time and was under the gallows but received a pardon just at the moment when he expected to be turned off. He was stationed at said Orangeburg during the [?] of the time of his Service except when he was out in the neighborhood on Scouting parties. He served this campaign as a Lieutenant & was elected to that office after substituting for said Green. He was Lieutenant of the guard as before stated which conducted said Moore & others to the place of their trial & execution. After having served out his term of Service, he was again discharged by a written discharge from one Col. Brandon who had the command at Orangeburg.
...
...
Signed: John Copeland

The pension application of Samuel Martin (S.9003)47 indicates that a brother of Tory Colonel John Moore was captured at the battle of Ramsour's Mill:

State of North Carolina,
Lincoln County
On this 13th day of May 1833 personally appeared before me Isaac Holland Justice of the Peace for the said County of Lincoln & State aforesaid Samuel Martin of said County & State, aged Ninety nine years...
...
...
I received a commission from Governor Martin of North Carolina of Captain and was kept employed during the balance of the revolutionary war ranging the County of Tryon for the suppression of the Tories. I was with my company, in the Main Army commanded by General Rutherford, on their way to the battle that was fought with the Tories at Ramsour's Mill, in the County of Tryon, now Lincoln, but owing to a miscarriage by express of a communication, or misunderstanding between General Rutherford, the attack, was made by Captain Falls & others of the morning when we were within 16 or 18 miles of the battle and reached there after the defeat of the Tories on the same day. He had taken many Tories among them a brother of the celebrated Tory Colonel Moore.
...
...
Signed: Sam Martin


Political Magazine

Lyman Draper's biographical sketch of Moses Moore's loyalist son Colonel John Moore references an article from the April 1783 issue of the Political Magazine of London which indicates that Colonel Moore was captured and hung by Colonel Wade Hampton. I have not been able to locate a copy of this article myself, but a fellow researcher shared the following quote they had captured from the article. Please contact me if you know of a source for the complete article. I have found various libraries that have selected issues of the Political Magazine, but none that have the April 1783 issue.

Political Magazine and Parliamentary, Naval, Military, and Literary Journal. IV (1783): p.264-267:
p.266: "The 890 men. . . who revolted under Colonel Moore, Major Welsh, and Captain Bickerstaff, in 1780, having embodied without order or plan, were attacked at Ramsour's Mills on the South fork of Catabaw river in Tryon County, by the Rebel General Rutherford, and tho' many of these men who had fire Arms fought well, and slew six Rebel Captains and many Privates, yet for the want of proper management and subordination only, they were at the last overcome, and several were killed and wounded, many taken and imprisoned and privately murdered, and Colonel Moore in particular hath since been taken and hanged by a rebel Colonel Wade Hampton near the Congaree River."


Possible Family Bible Record

In 2006 a fellow researcher shared information with me that suggests the possibility a Bible record may have once existed for the family of Moses Moore. The information came from a report written by a now unknown professional researcher hired sometime in the 1990s by a descendant of Moses Moore who lived in Alabama. It consists of a quote from an unknown source describing a Bible record relating to the families of Moore, Lawrence, Login, and Roberts. The full text of the quote is as follows:

Source: Newsletter (?) undated, from The Alabama Officers Club Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Watt T. Brown, Pres. Birmingham, AL, reporting records from an old family Bible, the property of Mrs. Rebecca Gaines Fowler (dau. of George Strother Gaines), said Bible now in possession of Mrs. Marion S. Gaines, Mobile, AL. This bible record reported family groups of Moores, and Lawrences and Logans with whom they had intermarried. On one page:
JOHN ROBERTS, b. 6-10-1780    MOSES LOGIN, b. 1789
MARY ROBERTS, b. 11-18-1758   -ANNER LOGIN, b. 1785
-- MOORE, b. 5-30-1764    MOSES LOGIN, b. 1785

There are several clues that this Bible record may relate to the Moses Moore family. One is the fact that it mentions the surnames Lawrence, Login, and Roberts. These are the surnames of the three known son-in-laws of Moses Moore: Joseph Lawrence, Drury Login, and Joshua Roberts. Another clue is the fact that several of the names listed are also found in the Bible record from Drury Login's Revolutionary Pension application, although the dates listed are somewhat different. Drury Logan's Bible record lists a John Roberts born 10 June 1785 (rather than 10 June 1780). And it lists a Moses Login born 10 Nov 1784 (rather than 1785 or 1789) and a Susanner Login born 11 April 1786 (rather than "-anner Login" born in 1785). Another clue is the fact that the Bible record was in the possession of someone from Mobile, Alabama which is near where Moses Moore lived on the Tombigbee River in Spanish West Florida. Today the Tombigbee River is in present day Alabama, and joins the Alabama River to become the Mobile River before flowing into Mobile Bay.

Also, there appears to be a connection between Moses Moore and the Mrs. Marion S. Gaines who was in possession of the Bible. Moses Moore's daughter Ann married Joseph Lawrence. Ann and Joseph Lawrence accompanied Moses Moore to the Tombigbee River region of Spanish West Florida. Records show that Ann Lawrence continued to live in the Tombigbee River region after it became part of the United States based on the claim that she submitted for title to the land that Moses Moore had owned there prior to his death. Based on Gaines family research published on the Internet, Ann and Joseph Lawrence are said to have had a daughter named Esther who married a Young Gaines, also an early settler of the Tombigbee River region. Esther and Young Gaines had a daughter named Ann. Ann Gaines married a distant cousin named George Strother Gaines, who was a well known figure in early Alabama and Mississippi history. The Mrs. Marion S. Gaines listed in the reference was the daughter-in-law of George Strother Gaines. Her obituary, which appeared in the Mobile Register on Aug. 12, 1942, indicated that she was a native of Columbus, Miss., and a resident of Mobile. Assuming these relationships are correct, it seems possible that a Bible relating to the family of Moses Moore could have passed into the hands of Mrs. Marion S. Gaines.

In 2006 I contacted the Alabama Officers Club that is named in the reference. The Alabama Officers Club is an organization within the Daughters of the American Revolution. I learned that at that time they were not in possession of any newsletter as mentioned in the reference, although they did not rule out the possibility that the newsletter may have existed at one time. They were able to confirm that the Mrs. Brown listed in the reference was president of the Alabama Officers Club from 1932-1934 (reference the book History of the Alabama Officer's Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1928-1966). Therefore the reference to the Bible apparently dates from the 1930s.

The obituary for Mrs. Marion S. Gaines appeared in the Mobile Register on Aug. 12, 1942 as follows:

Gaines - Mrs. Marion Stark Gaines, wife of the late Abner S. Gaines, a native of Columbus, Miss., a resident of Mobile for a number of years past, died at a local infirmary at 3:15 o'clock Tuesday morning August 11, 1942. Private funeral services will be in Magnolia Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Viola Gaines of Mobile; two sons: George S. Gaines of Columbus Miss., and Edmund P. Gaines of Mobile; two granddaughters, and other relatives. Funeral arrangements by the Roche Mortuary.

Please contact me if you have any information about this Bible record or the referenced newsletter.


Other Miscellaneous Records

Three of Moses Moore's land grants are described in the article entitled "The First Landowners in the Broad River Basin in Present-day North Carolina" by Miles Philbeck which was published in the November 2011 issue of the Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. See pages 161, 178, and 184 of the article for information on Moses Moore's land grants. Images of two of his land grant surveys are reproduced in the article. Also see the description of David Huddlestone's 2nd tract on page 183 for a reference to Pennsylvania Archives records which suggest David Huddlestone and Moses Moore immigrated from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. (Philbeck, The First Landowners in the Broad River Basin in Present-day North Carolina)39

Moses Moore is referenced in the biography of Col. John Walker, an early settler of the Catawba and Broad River regions of western North Carolina:

Col. John Walker was born on Bohemia Creek, New Castle county, Delaware in 1728. He was a son of John Walker, who emigrated from Derry, Ireland, in 1726, and settled in Delaware, where he died. Col. John Walker was appreenticed out at an early age, and after being released from apprenticeship settled on the south branch of the Potomac river, in Hampshire county, Virginia, (now West Virginia), where he married Elizabeth Watson, in 1751. He served as a volunteer under Colonel George Washington, and shared in Braddock's disastrous defeat in 1755. After the rout of Braddock's army the country was exposed to the depredations of the Indians. In consequence of this he shorty afterwards moved to Lincoln county, N. C., and settled on Lee Creek, about ten miles east of the present town of Lincolnton. While residing there he enlisted in Col. Grant's regiment and served in a campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1761. On his return from this campaign he purchased a beautiful spot of land on Crowder's Creek, about four miles from Kings Mountain, and removed there in the fall of 1763. He was a skilled hunter, and followed that occupation almost to the day of his death. In 1768, the range began to break, and game not geing so plentiful, he purchased a tract of 400 acres of land in Rutherford county from a brother hunter, Moses Moore, for one Spanish doubloon. He moved to this tract of land in the same year. It is located at the mouth of Cane Creek, near the present Logan station (Itom postoffice) of the C. C. & O. railway, about five miles northeast of Rutherfordton. The house which Walker built on the tract was located on the east side of Cane Creek, about one-half mile above its mouth.
(Griffin, Revolutionary Service of Col John Walker and Family)16


Other Moses Moores

When searching the records of North Carolina, it is important to be aware there were other individuals named Moses Moore who lived in the same region.

Moses Moore, son of Aaron Moore

The Moses Moore who was the father of the loyalist Col. John Moore is thought to have been the brother of an Aaron Moore who had a son that was also named Moses Moore2. This younger Moses Moore was born in 1762 and lived in the area of Lincoln County, North Carolina that later became Gaston County45. He did not begin appearing in the county records until after the older Moses Moore had moved to Spanish West Florida. He married a Nancy Cox according to a 1785 marriage bond from Lincoln County, NC8. He is said to have died in 1832 and been buried in the Laboratory Church Cemetery in Lincoln County, NC30. A Revolutionary War pension application exists for this Moses Moore (R.7350)45.

Moses Moore buried near Camp Creek

The May 2002 edition of the Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County includes a very brief article that refers to a grave of a Moses Moore buried in Rutherford County, NC31. The full text of this article is listed below. Please contact me if you know anything about this Moses Moore or have more details on the location of his grave.

Moses Moore Cemetery
Located near Camp Creek in northern Rutherford County. One identifiable grave according to our member Nancy E. Ferguson:
Moses Moore, 1761-1831.

Moses Moore of Mecklenburg County

There was also another presumably unrelated Moses Moore who lived in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina at the same time as the Moses Moore who was the father of the loyalist Col. John Moore. He lived in the portion of Mecklenburg County that remained Mecklenburg County after Tryon County was split off in 1769. This Moses Moore was often listed in association with the Alexander family. He is said to have married an Ann Alexander, died in Mecklenburg County on 30 October 1782, and been buried at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC29. See this Internet source for a photo the tombstone. The following records are thought to reference this Moses Moore who remained in Mecklenburg County:

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 1, Pages 283-284: 14 Mar 1765 HEZEKIAH ALEXANDER & wf MARY of Prov. of Pa., County of NewCastle, to MOSES FERGUSON of Meck., for £ 15 sterling...land on both sides Allisons Creek, on W side Cataba...adj WILLIAM PATRICK....patented to HEZEKIAH ALEXANDER 9 Nov 1764...HEZEKIAH ALEXANDER (Seal), MARY ALEXANDER (Seal), Wit: JOSEPH CANNON, MOSES MOORE. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.12)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 2, Pages 182-183: 21 June 1765, ALEXANDER BROWN & wf AGNESS of Meck., to JOSEPH CANNER of same, for £ 93... land granted to JOHN CAMPBLE of Bertie Co., 3 Mar 1745...sold to Brown "23 April last"...201 A adj. JOHN MCKNITT ALEXANDER...ALEXANDER BROWN (Seal), AGNESS BROWN (A). Wit: J. MCNITT ALEXANDER, JOSEPH MITCHELL, MOSES MOORE. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.44)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 4, Pages 579-581: 9 Dec. 1769, JOHN MITCHELL, Merchant & wf ELIZABETH of Rowan Co., to MOSES MOOR of Meck., for £ 26 proc. money, 260 A on both sides of Long Creek, part of 12,500 granted to JEREMIAH JOY, late of London... Wit: JNO MCKNITT ALEXANDER, ISAAC MITCHELL. Rec. Jan. term 1770. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.124)18

Mecklenburg Co. NC Deed Book 4, Pages 581-583: 9 Dec 1769, JOHN MITCHELL & wf ELIZABETH to JOSEPH CANNON of Meck., for £ 40 proc. money, 303 A on waters of Long Creek, adj. MOSES MOOREs corner, FALKNERS line, WM. HENRYs line, WM. SAMPELs line, part of the 12,500 Barony of JEREMIAH JOY... Wit: JNO. MCKNITT ALEXANDER, ISAAC MITCHELL. Rec. Jan Term 1770. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg Deeds, p.124)18

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 2, Page 326: 25 Sept 1777, JOHN ALEXANDER of Tryon Co., planter, to BENJAMIN SHAW, yoeman, for £ 75 proc. money...land on both sides First Broad River, granted to sd. ALEXANDER 26 Sept 1766...JOHN ALEXANDER (SEAL), Wit: MOSES MOORE (M), THOS PEARSON. Rec. Apr. term 1778. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.84)21

Mecklenburg County Will Book B, pp.66-68: Will of MOSES MOORE of Mecklenburg County, in the Independent State of No Carolina, have long laboured under severe cronical (sic) disease ... to wife Ann Moore in lieu of her dowry one feather bed & furniture, one big black mare, cows & all the sheep, and the profits of the plantation what I now live on during her widowhood, and to support our three children, cloath & school them; to my daughter Abigail Robinson one case of drawers and sum of five shillings; to my son JAMES MOORE, £ 15; to my son WILLIAM MOORE, £ 15; to daughter MARY SCOTT MOORE, £ 40; my wench RUTH and her child be the property of my wife ANN MOORE during her widowhood; my neighbors JAMES HENRY, EZEKIEL ALEXANDER & JOHN MCKNITT ALEXANDER do sell & dispose of this plantation if my wife should die or marry; I have intended to have conveyed by deed to JOHN MCKNITT ALEXANDER a piece of the above divided tract, on Sharpes branch adj. the Baroney & said ALEXANDER, my exrs JAMES HENRY & EZEKIEL ALEXANDER do well ... my wife ANN MOORE, my brother in law EZEDIEL ALEXANDER and friend JAMES HENRY, exrs.
5 Oct 1785
Signed: MOSES MOORE (Seal)
Wit: JAMES SHARPE, JEMIMA SHARPE, J. MC. ALEXANDER
(Holcomb, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790, p.49)22


Patrick and Hugh Moore

The names of Patrick and Hugh Moore appear in the following North Carolina records. Although unproven, Patrick and Hugh are said by some to have been sons of Moses Moore:

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1767:
File: 2018; Grantee: William Twitty; Chainbearers: Hugh Moore & Patrick Moore; Watershed: Thicketty Cr. & Pacolet R.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2018)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1767:
File: 2019; Grantee: Hugh Moore; Chainbearers: William Twitty & Patrick Moore; Watershed: Thicketty Cr., Bullocks Cr. of
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2019)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1767:
File: 2022; Grantee: Hugh Moore; Chainbearers: Peter Howard & John Porteman; Watershed: Thicketty Cr.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2022)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1767:
File: 2024; Grantee: James Bridges; Chainbearers: Patrick Moore & William Twitty; Watershed: Thicketty Cr., Bullocks Cr. of
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2024)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1767:
File: 2029: Grantee: Patrick Moore; Chainbearers: Peter Howard & John Porteman: Watershed: Pacolet R.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2029)35

Mecklenburg County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1768:
File: 2360: Grantee: Peter Howard; Chainbearers: Patrick Moore & Peter Howard; Watershed: Island Cr.
(Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768, #2360)35

Tryon County

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 58-59: 28 Mar 1769, WILLIAM SIMS and WILLIAM MARCHBANKS of Tryon Co., to ROBERT MOORE of same, for £50 proc.money ... 400 A on both sides of Gouches branch of Turkey Creek, granted 25 Apr 1767 ... WILLIAM SIMS (SEAL) WILLIAM MARCHBANKS (SEAL), Wit: JOHN KENIDY, JOHN CLOY, PATRICK MOORE. Rec July term 1769. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.5)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 84-85: 30 Aug 1768, HUGH MOORE of Mecklenburg Co., to JOSEPH COLLINS of same, for s 50 ... 400 A on both sides Thicketty Creek, granted to sd. MOORE 27 Apr 1768 ... HUGH MOORE (SEAL), Wit: ZACARIAH BULLOCK, DAVID BROWN (X). Rec. July term 1769. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.7)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Pages 241-242: 25 May 1769, WILLIAM TWITTY of Tryon Co., to WILLIAM SAFFOLD of same, for £ 5 proc. money ... 200 A on both sides of Bullocks Creek of Thicketty adj. HUGH MOORES line ... WILLIAM TWITTY (SEAL), Wit. WM. SAFOLD, REUBIN SAFFOLD, DAVID SAFFOLD. Rec. July Term 1770. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.18)21

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Page 249: 22 May 1769, WILLIAM TWITTY of Tryon Co., planter, to WILLIAM WILKINS of same, for £ 10 s 5 proc. money ... 200 A on ridge between Pacolet and Thicketty, granted 29 Apr 1767 ... WILLIAM TWITTY (SEAL), Wit: PAT MOORE, CHARLES ROBINSON, JAMES BRIDGES. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.19)21

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1769:
A Deed of Sale from HUGH MOORE to JOSEPH COLLINS. Dated the 30th of August 1769 for 400 acres of Land Proved by ZACHARIAH BULLOCK. Ordered to be Registered.
(Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.8)20

Tryon Co. NC Deeds, Book 1, Page 269: ROBERT WILKINS of Tryon Co., for natural love to son ALEXR. WILKINS ... Negro Dina ... for s5 proc. money ... ROBERT WILKINS (R), [no date]. Wit: JOHN NUCKOLS, PAT. MOORE. Rec. July Term 1770. (Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.20)21

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1770:
On motion of BROOMFIELD REDLEY it is Ordered by the Courth that Letters of administration Issue to ROBERT LOONY of all and Singular the Goods & Chattles of ADAM LOONY deceased he Complying with the act of assembly in this Case made & provided. he proposes for Security JOHN NUCKOLS & PATRICK MOORE Bound in the sum of two hundred & Fifty Pounds. accepted.
(Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.39)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1770:
A Deed of Sale from WM TWITTY to WM. WILKINS Dated the 22d of March 1769 for 200 acres proved by PATRICK MOOR Evidence thereto ordered to be Registered.
(Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.40)20

Tryon County NC Court, July term 1770:
PATRICK MOORE is listed as a member of the Petty Jury in the cases of JOHN STAIR vs MATT'W FLOYD, AB'M BOGARD vs RICH'D PRICE, and GEORGE COX vs ZACH'H GIBBS.
(Holcomb, Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1778, p.41)20

Secretary of State's Papers, N.C. Archives S.S.884: "A List of Letters Testamentary & of Administration Granted by Tryon County Count in one Year Preceding the 26th day of October 1770 Together with the names of the Testator or Intestates & of their Securities & the Sums bound in.":
Deceased Name: ADAM LOONY, Intestate
Admn. to whom granted: ROBERT LOONY
Securities names: JNO. NUCKOLS & PATRICK MOORE
Sums bound in: £ 250.
(Holcomb, Tryon Deeds, p.124)21

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 3 May 1769:
68. Hugh Moore. 200 acres. On Gochers Creek, begining at the first branch, below Thomas Dennards including Dennards Improvement & Rays Old fields. Warrant 475. SS 946.3.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #68)38

Tryon County, NC Land Warrants, 15 December 1769:
86. Hugh Moore. 100 acres. On the waters of Thicketty Creek, joining his own & Bridges Line including a pine marked H. Warrant 462.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774, #86)38

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1770:
File: 158; Grantee: William Sisson; Chainbearers: Hugh Moore & Alexr. Chissom; Watershed: Pacolet R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #158)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1770:
File: 277; Grantee: John Wood; Chainbearers: Arthur Rodgers & Hugh Moore; Watershed: Pacolet R.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #277)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1770:
File: 286; Grantee: John Dennard; Chainbearers: Patrick Moore & Adam Burchfield; Watershed: Gouchers Cr.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #286)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1771:
File: 699/908: Grantee: Hugh Moore; Chainbearers: George Underwood & Isham Saffold; Watershed: Thicketty Cr.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #699)37

Tryon County, NC Land Surveys Index, Grant Date: 1771:
File: 722/931: Grantee: Hugh Moore; Chainbearers: Thos. Nichols & Jas. Jones; Watershed: Gouchers Cr.
(Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, #722)37

Patrick and Hugh Moore are listed under Captain John Nuchols in a 1771 expedition against the Cherokee Indians53:

Account of the expense of an expedition against the Cherokee Nation led by John Nuchols
Neel, Thomas
November 1771
The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Volume 08, Pages 517-518

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

The Publick of North Carolina to John Nuckols, Dr. for going against the Cherokee Indians in Obedience to an express from the Commanding officer of Tryon County Feby 9th 1771.
£
s.
d.
John Nuckols Capt,
6
days
at 7s. 6d.
diet
4s.
2
19
0
Wm Marchbanks, Lieut,
9
days
at 5s.
do
6s.
2
11
0
Patrick Moore, Ensign,
9
do
at 4s. 6d.
do
6s.
2
6
6
Adam Burchfield, Sergt
9
do
at 4s.
do
6s.
2
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The above named persons was by orders to Capt Nuckols in the Countrys service against the Cherokee Indians the above Number of Days in Consequence of an Alarm from the Indian Traders and the Frontier Inhabitants of Tryon County
Given under my hand this 26th day of November 1771.
Signed: THOS. NEEL.

The above amount against the public of North Carolina was proved before me this 28th Nov. 1771.
Signed: JAMES DAVIS.


DNA Evidence

We may potentially be able to learn more about the family of Moses Moore as advances are made in DNA testing. In early 2010 results were received from two Y-DNA tests that are worth noting:

With only two DNA samples, it is probably not a good idea to infer too much from this. But if in fact Aaron and Moses Moore were brothers, then perhaps this provides a clue that Patrick Moore was not the son of Moses Moore. It also may suggest that Aaron and Moses Moore were from a Moore family line that is genetically distinct from all other Moore lines. Perhaps more can be inferred over time as the body of DNA evidence grows and DNA tests become more sophsiticated.

See the Moore Worldwide DNA Project web site for information on the Moore family DNA project.


Sources:

  1. Bennett, William Doub. "Tories in Southwestern North Carolina", Journal of the Burke County Genealogical Society, Morganton, NC. Vol. VI, No. 4, Dec 1988, pp.95-100. [ p.99: Moses Moore listed among those charged with treason in the Rutherford County State Docket for April 1783. ]
  2. "Bible Record of Moses Moore", Footprints in Time, (Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society, Mount Holly, NC) Dec. 1997. [ p.227-228: Mentions brothers Moses and Aaron Moore. Includes Bible record of Aaron's son, also named Moses. ]
  3. Biggerstaff, Ralph. Biggerstaff. Second Edition, 1981. Privately published. [ p.3-6 Contains information about Moses Moore and his association with Samuel Biggerstaff. Lists Moses Moore among those evicted from Indian land by the state of Pennsylvania in 1750. ]
  4. Bollinger, Linda Moore. The Leading Edge: A history of the family of Aaron Moore, Pennsylvania Indian trader and North Carolina pioneer. Privately published. Irving, TX, 1993. 313 p. [ Contains extensive research on the Moore family of PA and NC including information on Moses Moore's ancestors and siblings. ]
  5. Brengle, Kim Withers. The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County North Carolina. Commercial Printers, Gastonia, NC, 1982. [ p.57: Description of Roberts Log House. ]
  6. Brooks, Roy, and Mrs. Ernest Newton. Notes on the Tryon Resolves. Forest City (N.C.) This Week, April 30, 1975. Reprinted in 1992 in the book Bridges to the Past by Roy Brooks and Mrs. Ernest Newton, Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC, Volume 2, p.100-101. [ Moses Moore listed as a signer of the Tryon Resolves, or Association. ]
  7. Burr, Betty Fagan. First Settlers of the Mississippi Territory, Grants taken from the American State Papers - Class VIII, Public Lands, Volume 1, 1789-1809. Ericson Books, Nacogdoches, TX & Ingmire Publications, St. Louis, MO. [1982]. [ p.3, 6, 38, 41, 44: Abstracts of claims made by Ann Lawrence for land in Mississippi Territory that had belonged to Moses Moore prior to his death. ]
  8. Bynum, Curtis. Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties North Carolina. Southern Historical Press, Greenville SC, 1929, Reprinted 1982 & 1991. ISBN 0-89308-316-X. [ p.91: Lists a marriage bond for Moses Moore and Nancey Cox dated 29 July 1785. This is the younger Moses Moore was the son of Aaron Moore, brother of the older Moses Moore. ]
  9. Chesney, Alexander, E. Alfred Jones, and Bobby Gilmer Moss. Journal of Capt. Alexander Chesney, Adjutant to Major Patrick Ferguson. Scotia-Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 2002. ISBN 0-9626172-8-8. [ p.138-141: Notes on Moses Moore and his sons John and Patrick. ]
  10. Clark, Murtie June. Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. [ p.646: Lists muster roll of Captain Moses More's Company. p.790: Lists Captain Moses Moore among the officers of the North Carolina militia from Mecklenburgh County Regiment. ]
  11. Clark, Murtie June. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Volume 1, Official Rolls of Loyalists Recruited from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., 1981. [ p.410: A Moses Moore and Benjamin Moore are listed as Privates in the regiment of Lt. Col. John Moore, North Carolina Militia (Loyalists), in Charleston, SC, receiving 12-months pay, 14 Jun 1780 - 13 Jun 1781. p.502-503: A Moses Moore is listed as a Captain in Charleston, SC, receiving payment as a Refugee of the Second Class (Loyalist) for the periods of 1 Jun - 30 Jun 1782, and 1 Sept - 31 Dec 1782. ]
  12. Cope, Robert F. and Manly Wade Wellman. The County of Gaston, Two Centuries of a North Carolina Region. Gaston County (NC) Historical Society, 1961, 274 p. [ p. 18: Indicates Moses Moore sold 400 acres to John Walker for a single Spanish doubloon. p. 25: Moses Moore listed as signer of the Tryon Association. p. 27: John Moore described as the Tory son of patriot Moses Moore. ]
  13. Draper, Lyman C. King's Mountain and Its Heroes, History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780. Originally published, Cincinnati, 1881. ISBN 0-8063-0097-3. [ p.298: Includes biographical sketch of Colonel John Moore and his father Moses Moore. ]
  14. Draper, Lyman Copeland, Edward Earl Bennett, Ruth Hardaker. Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1929. [ pp. 479 and 509: Moses Moore referenced. ]
  15. Draper, Lyman Copeland. The Draper manuscript collection, Kings' Mountain papers, Series DD. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1949, 6 microfilm reels.
  16. Griffin, Clarence W.; Felix Walker. Revolutionary Service of Col. John Walker and Family and Memoirs of Hon. Felix Walker. Forest City, NC, 1930. [ p.3: Indicates Col. John Walker purchased 400 acres of land in Rutherford County from a "brother hunter", Moses Moore, for one Spanish doubloon. ]
  17. Griffin, Clarence W. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties North Carolina ... 1730 - 1936. Miller Print. Co., Asheville, N.C. 1937. Reprinted, The Reprint Company, Spartanburg, S.C. 1977. ISBN 0-87152-252-7. [ p. 23, footnote 9: Contains brief biographical sketch of Moses Moore. ]
  18. Holcomb, Brent H. and Elmer O. Parker. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts 1763-1779. Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, 1979. ISBN 0-89308-108-6. [ pp. 12, 27, 39, 44, 50, 57, 97, 108, 124, 141, 155: Land transactions referencing the name Moses Moore. ]
  19. Holcomb, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795. Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980. [ p.47, 65, 76, 124, 142: Moses Moore referenced in land transactions and wills. ]
  20. Holcomb, Brent H. Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1779. SCMAR, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994. ISBN 0-913363-15-4. [ See index for numerous references to Moses Moore. ]
  21. Holcomb, Brent. Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties North Carolina 1769-1786; Tryon County Wills & Estates. Southern Historical Press, Greenville SC, 1977. ISBN 0-89308-047-0. [ pp. 43-44, 49-50, 59, 62-63, 64, 66-68, 70-72, 77, 83-84, 88, 90, 142, 147: Land transactions referencing the name Moses Moore. ]
  22. Holcomb, Brent. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790. A Press, Greenville, SC, 1980. [ p.49: Abstract of the Will of a different Moses Moore who died in Mecklenburg County in 1785. ]
  23. Homesley, Ray. "The Battle of Ramsour's Mill - June 20, 1780, Brother Against Brother", Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 5, No. 4, November 1985, pp. 249-257. [ Includes information on Moses Moore and his son John Moore. ]
  24. Lowrie, Walter. Early settlers of Mississippi as taken from land claims in the Mississippi territory. Originally published 1834. Reprinted by Southern Historical Press, Easley, S.C., 1986. [ See index for numerous references to Moses Moore and Ann Lawrence. ]
  25. MacKinney, Gertrude. Pennsylvania Archives, Eighth Series, Volume IV, October 14, 1741 - September 11, 1753. State of Pennsylvania, 1931. [ p.3325: Moses Moore is listed in 1750 among those in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania who were evicted from their cabins because they settled on Indian property. ]
  26. McAllister, Anne Williams, and Kathy Gunter Sullivan. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789. [United States] 1988. [ p.20, 21, 55, 106, 109, 116, 117, 181: References to Moses Moore. ]
  27. Medley, Mary L. History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976. Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003. ISBN: 0-8063-4755-4. [ p.24: Moses Moore is named in the oral will of his brother John Moore who was killed by Cherokee Indians on August 6, 1760. ]
  28. Memorial and petition from Captain Moses Moore to Lt. General [Alexander] Leslie, 24 May 1782. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Foreign Archives, Call Number 77.412.1-2, 2p. Original source is Public Record Office, Great Britain, T 50/4.
  29. Moore, James Ballagh. The Moore's of Mecklenburg County. Kochi, Japan, 1967. [ p. 31, 38: Includes information on another Moses Moore who lived in the part of Mecklenburg County, NC that remained Mecklenburg after Tryon County split off. According to the book this Moses Moore married an Ann Alexander. ]
  30. "Moore", Footprints in Time, (Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society, Mount Holly, NC) Jun 1998. [ p.40-41: Includes information on Moses Moore's move to Mobile, West Florida. ]
  31. Moses Moore Cemetery. Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Forest City, NC. May 2002, p.73. [ Full text of article: "Located near Camp Creek in northern Rutherford County. One identifiable grave according to our member Nancy E. Ferguson: Moses Moore, 1761-1831". ]
  32. Moss, Bobby Gilmer. The Loyalists in the Siege of Fort Ninety Six. Scotia-Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 1999. ISBN 0-9626172-5-3. [ p.88: Brief sketch of Moses Moore. ]
  33. "Muster Roll of Captain Moses More's Company, County Unknown", Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 4, No. 3, August 1984, pp.172-173. [ Same muster roll found on pp.646-647 of the book "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774" by Murtie June Clark. ]
  34. Newton, Hedy Hughes. Rutherford County, North Carolina: abstracts of minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Ellenboro, NC, 1974. [ p.115: Drury Logan named administrator of the estate of Benjamin Logan deceased. ]
  35. Philbeck, Miles S. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys, 1763-1768. Chapel Hill, 1988. [ Moses Moore referenced in 8 land surveys. ]
  36. Philbeck, Miles S. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1765-1768. Chapel Hill, 1989. [ Moses Moore referenced in 11 land warrants. ]
  37. Philbeck, Miles S. Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys. Chapel Hill 1987. [ Moses Moore referenced in 11 land surveys. ]
  38. Philbeck, Miles S. Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774. Chapel Hill, 1987. [ Moses Moore referenced in 13 land warrants. ]
  39. Philbeck, Miles. "The First Landowners in the Broad River Basin in Present-day North Carolina", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Nov 2011, p.153-185. [ p.161, 178, 184 describe three 1764 land grants received by Moses Moore on Buffalo Creek, Cane Creek of Second Broad River, and Second Broad River. p.183 also provides information indicating that David Huddlestone, John Potts, and Moses Moore migrated from Cumberland County, PA. ]
  40. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16). [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-12-9. [ pp. 40-41, 77: Deeds referencing Moses Moore. ]
  41. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1793-1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19). [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-13-7. [ p.12: Deed referencing Moses Moore. ]
  42. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina. A. B. Pruitt, 1989. ISBN: 0-944992-26-9. [ p.71, 73, 205: References to Moses Moore with respect to confiscated land and treason charges. ]
  43. [Revolutionary War pension file of Abraham Forney]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804. File no. W.3976. 81 p. [ Abraham Forney states that he marched under Col. Graham and Lt. Col. Hambright to the old Lincoln Court House, and to Moses Moore's, the father of Col. John Moore the Tory. ]
  44. [Revolutionary War pension file of John Copland/Copeland]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804. File no. S.30966. 19 p. [ John Copland/Copeland states that he guarded Col. Moore, leader of the Tory forces at Ramsour's Mill, enroute to his trial and execution at a crossroads about 30 miles from Orangeburg, SC. ]
  45. [Revolutionary War pension file of Moses Moore]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804. File no. R.7350. 65 p. [ This is the pension application of another younger Moses Moore who lived in the same area. His pension application indicates he was born in 1762. He was the son of Aaron Moore who is thought to have been the brother of the older Moses Moore who was the father of Col. John Moore. ]
  46. [Revolutionary War pension file of Robert Knox]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804. File no. S.8803. 17 p. [ Robert Knox states that he marched across the Broad River in pursuit of Col. John Moore who commanded a party of Tories. They marched to Moses Moore's, the father of Col. John Moore, where they the soldiers destroyed his oats by turning their horses into the field. ]
  47. [Revolutionary War pension file of Samuel Martin]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804. File no. S.9003. 162 p. [ Samuel Martin states that the brother of Tory Col. Moore was taken at the battle of Ramsour's Mill. ]
  48. [Roberts Family Information], Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 4, No. 3, Aug 1984, pp. 227-229. (PDF Copy (176.6 Kbytes)). [ Includes information on Moses Moore and his daughter Hester Moore who married Joshua Roberts. Indicates that Moses Moore's home was occupied by Joshua and Hester Roberts when he moved to the Mobile District of Florida. ]
  49. Rutherford County North Carolina Record of Deeds, Vols. E-I. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. [ p.419-420, 430-431: Deeds referencing Moses Moore. ]
  50. Rutherford County North Carolina Record of Deeds, Vols. J-L. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. [ p.113-114: Deed referencing Moses Moore. ]
  51. Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.40237. [ Vol. 12-14: pp. 8-9, 10-11, 11-13; Vol. 15-17: pp. 430-432, 433-434, 441-443: Deeds referencing Moses Moore. ]
  52. Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1802-1809, Vols. 20,21,22,23,24. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.40238. [ Vol. 22-23, p.441: Deed referencing Moses Moore. ]
  53. Saunders, William Laurence, and Walter Clark. The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. Broadfront Publishing, Wilmington, NC, 1993-1994, 30 vol. Originally published 1907. ISBN 1-56837-200-0. [ Vol. VIII, p.517-518: Patrick and Hugh Moore listed under Captain John Nuchols in 1771 expedition against Cherokee Indians. ]
  54. Schaumann, Morri Lou Scribner. Tax Lists - Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1762, 1763, 1764. Wellsville, Pennsylviania, 1974. [ p.7: Moses Moore listed in Middleton Township in 1751. ]
  55. Sherrill, William L. Annals of Lincoln County North Carolina. The Observer Printing House, Inc., Charolotte, N.C. 1937. [ p.19: Moses Moore listed as grandjuror in June 1, 1775 Tryon County Court. p.21: Lists Moses Moore as a signer of the Tryon Association - August 14, 1775. ]
  56. Stoever, Rev. John Casper. Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Originally published Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1896. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1982. ISBN 0-8063-1002-2. [ p.61: Rev. Stoever recorded that he married Moses Moor and Jane Gillighin in Lebanon [PA] on 10 May 1748. ]
  57. Sullivan, Kathy Gunter. "Tryon County Committee of Safety 1773? - 1776", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Feb 1990, p.2-7. [ Moses Moore is listed among those signing the Tryon Association. Includes images of the signatures of all the signers. Moses Moore signed with his mark of "M". ]
  58. Sullivan, Kathy Gunter. Tryon County Documents, 1769-1779: A North Carolina County. Forest City, NC, Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. 2000. [ p.184-187: Includes the text of the Tryon Association and lists Moses Moore as one of the signers. ]
  59. "Tryon County, N.C., Land Grants", Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 10, No. 1, February 1990, pp.25-26. [ Moses Moore listed as recepient of 15 land grants in Tryon County, NC. ]
  60. Turner, Grace W. "A Bill to Bring Traitors to Trial, 1782", The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, Nov 2002, p.420-426. [ A Moses Moore is listed among those required to stand trial for treason in a proposed bill (never enacted) before the North Carolina state's House of Commons. ]
  61. Wehunt-Black, Rita. Cherryville (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, March 2009. ISBN 9780738568553. [ p.7-8: Indicates Moses Moore was among the first settlers the area that would become the town of Cherryville in Gaston County, NC. Lists Moses Moore among the signers of the Tryon Resolves, and identifies him as the father of the Tory Col. John Moore. ]
  62. Wehunt-Black, Rita. Gaston County, North Carolina, A Brief History. The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2008. ISBN 978.1.59629.327.4. [ p. 30-33, 35, 133: Refers to Moses Moore as one of the earliest settlers of the Catawba Valley. Includes references to the book by Linda Moore Bollinger. ]
  63. Wooley, James E. and Vivian Wooley. Rutherford County, North Carolina, wills and miscellaneous records, 1783-1868. Easley, SC, Southern Historical Press. ISBN 0893084131. [ p.4, 5: Powers of attorney granted first from Moses Moore to Joseph Lawrence, and then from Joseph Lawrence to Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts. ]


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