Howard Parker Moore.

The descendants of Ensign John Moor of Canterbury, N. H. Born 1696-died 1786 online

. (page 1 of 28)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

Gc

929.2
iyi7842m
1149437 , ^



M. Lj



GENEALOGY COLLECTION



9f'^



^ ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY



3 1833 01418 8848



THE DESCENDANTS



OF



Ensign John Moor



OF



CANTERBURY, N. H.
Born 1696— Died 1786




By HOWARD P. MOORE
1918



THE TUTTLE COMPANY, Publishers

Qltfr Matblt CUttg l^rtBB

Rutland, Vermont
1918



1149437



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ownership record and number of this copy 3

Author 's statement 7

Ready Reference list, first three generations 8

Longevity list, Moore descendants over 80 years 10

Chapter I, England — Moore family and arms 13

Chapter II, Origin of Samuel Moor, Mariner 16

Chapter III, Samuel Moor, Mariner, in Portmouth 25

Mary, wife of Samuel Moor, Mariner, . 35

Cj Chapter IV, Col. Samuel Moore of Portsmouth 39

SO Chapter V, The Sias family 43

Chapter VI, John Sias of Wells, Dover and Durham 46

*N Roberts-Pitman ancestry of Hannah Sias . . 51

Chapter VII, John Moor in Durham 55

1 Early Moore locations in Canterbury (with

map) 66

Chapter VIII, Ensign John Moor in Canterbury 68

The Moore cave 68

:,\ Hackett-Moor agreement 76

M Chapter IX, Lt. William Moore 81

r Chapter X, Col. Archelaus Moore 89

\^ Chapter XI, Capt. Samuel Moore 98

>y Samuel Moore tavern 100

\ Chapter XII, Nathaniel Moore 106

Capt. Henry Elkins and Mary Moore 110

Family record, blank pages 113

Section A, Descendants Lt. William Moore 125

Section B, Descendants Col. Archelaus Moore 165

Section C, Descendants Capt. Samuel Moore 219

Section D, Descendants Nathaniel Moore 267

Bennett family 269




Howard P. Moohe.
1915



A WORD TO THE OTHER DESCENDANTS

This book records what has been collated relating to Sam-
uel Moor, Mariner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1696, and
to all of his descendants. He had but two children of whom we
have any knowledge, John and Samuel. The latter died with-
out issue and this work has to do with the offspring of John,
who in 1727, as a citizen of Durham, N. H., was a Grantee of
the new town of Canterbury, N. H., and one of its first settlers.

The posterity of John have been pursued into nearly every
state of the Union and even across the sea. That some have
eluded discovery should not be laid to a lack of diligence on
the part of the compiler. The absence of vital statistics in
many towns in New Hampshire and other states, the compara-
tively few people of good memories now living, the indifference
of many descendants of the present generation and, finally, the
reaching of that unprofitable situation where a ton of straw is
threshed over again for a grain of wheat; all have contributed
to the final closing of the search and laying before the descend-
ants the result.

It is probable, however, that of those descended from John
Moor fully 95% who have lived and died or are still living are
herein recorded.

A labor of love is careless of time. It is fifteen years
since the work was actively begun. As the vizualization and
reconstruction of the lives of our ancestors proceeded, a feeling
of responsibility gripped me. The wealth of material should
be placed, at whatever personal financial cost, in the hands of
the living offspring of John and Hannah Moor. The large
aggregate preparatory expense has been cheerfully borne and
the price of the book has been fixed at about half the ascertained
cost of printing and binding alone.

H. P. M.

56 Cedar St., New York, January, 1918.



The Descendants of



READY REFERENCE LIST

Children and grandchildren of Ensign John Moor, b. 1696, d.
1786, and of Hannah Sias, his wife, b. 1700, d. 1786.

I. Lieut. William Moore, b. 1720, d. 1804, married "Mar-
gret" and had

1. Agnes, b. 1743, d. young.

2. Sarah, b. 1744, no further record.

3. Elizabeth, b. 1747, m. Nathaniel Glines ; 10 ch.

4. Mary, b. 1749, d. young,

5. Lydia, b. 1752, d. young.

6. Capt. Joseph, b. 1754, m. Elisabeth Whidden ; 11 ch.

7. William, Jr., b. 1757, m. cousin, Mary Moore ; 7 ch.

8. Susannah, b. 1759, no further record.

9. Janne, b. 1764, m. Nathaniel Whidden; 8 ch.

II. Col. Archelaus Moore, b. 1722, d. 1798, m. Hannah El-
kins : 4 ch.

1. Hannah, b. 1746, possibly m. a Clough.

2. John Jr., b, 1748, m. Abia Stevens ; 13 ch.

3. Elkins, b. 1751, d. young.

4. Abigail, b. 1754, m. Capt. Benjamin Sias; 8 ch.

III. Elizabeth Moore, b. 1724. No further record.

IV. Capt. Samuel Moore, b. 1726, d. 1776, married (1st)

Joanna ; (2nd) Susannah Webster and had

1. Samuel, Jr., b. 1751, m. Mary ; 1 ch.

2. Joanna, b. 1754, m. Obadiah Mooney ; no eh.

3. Elkins, b. 1756, m. — ; 1 ch.

4. Mary, b. 1759, m. William Moore, her cousin, above.

5. Thomas, b. 1761, m. Comfort Perkins; 9 ch.

6. Hannah, b. 1763, no further record.

7. Archelaus, b. 1766, m. Elizabeth Marden ; 1 ch.

8. John, Jr., b. 1769, m. Hannah Morrill ; 4 ch.

9. Reuben, b. 1770, m. Nancy Hall, 9 ch.

10. Susannah, b. 1775; m. Abiel Foster; 11 ch.

11. Stephen, b. 1776, m. Phebe Kimball; 12 ch.



Ensign John Moor



V. Sarah Moore, b. 1729. No further record.

VI. Nathaniel Moore, b. 1733, d. 1817, m. Eliz. Morrill ; 9 ch.

1. Ezekial, b. 1763, m. (1st) Alice Morrill, (2nd)

Mary Merrill; 11 ch.

2. John, b. 1765, m. Tabitha Davis; 6 eh.

3. Jonathan, b. 1775, m. SaWy Glines ; 4 ch.

4. Da\dd, b. 1779, m. Hannah Buswell; 7 ch.

5. Elizabeth, b. , m. Joseph Bennett; 9 ch.

6. , b. , m. "Danford" (Moses Danforth?)

7. , b. , dau., lived to great age.

8. Abigail, b. , not married.

9. Nathaniel, Jr., b. , m. Mary ; 3 ch.

VII. Hannah Moore, b. 1737. No further record.

VIII. Mary Moore, b. 1740, d. 1812, m. Capt. Henry Elkins;
11 ch.

1. Hannah, b. 1758, m. Josiah Marston; 3 ch.

2. Mary, b. 1760, m. Nathaniel Leavitt ; 4 ch.

3. Sarah, b. 1764, m. James Sanborn; 4 ch.

4. Henry, b. 1766, unmarried.

5. Abigail, b. 1768, unmarried.

6. Jeremiah, b. 1770, m. Mary Batchelder ; 5 ch.

7. Joanna, b. 1772, m. John Perkins ; 9 ch.

8. Betty, b. 1774, m. Stephen and Jacob Coffin.

9. John, b. 1777, m. Millie Brown; 1 ch.

10. Thomas, b. 1780, m. Lydia Marston ; 6 ch.

11. Jonathan, b. 1783, m. Joanna Drew ; 9 ch.

217 descendants in 3 generations.



10 The Descendants of



LONGEVITY LIST

Moore descendants reaching the age of 80 years.

Ensign John^ Moore, 90 years.
Hannah, his wife, 90 years.

William^ Moore line :

William^ Moore 85

Elizabeth" (Moore) Glines 100

Jeremiah^ Glines 89

Sophia^ (Glines) Meacham 81

AsheP Glines 82

Emily'' (Glines) Healey 81

Elizabeth^ (Glines) Sias 84

Mary M.« (Dane) Wheelock 91

Betsey^ (Dane) Hayes 84

NathanieP Dane 80

Sophia G.^ (Meacham) Meacham 80

Caroline^ (Flood) Huston 82

Joseph* Moore 81

Sally^ Moore 81

Nancy^ (Moore) Doe 85

Hannah^ Moore 91

Jane* (Moore) Whidden 83

Anna Jane® (Thompson) Prescott 92

Sally® (Whidden) Huckins 92

Margaret Ann'^ (Whidden) Piper 80

Pitts William® Whidden 83

Cyrus^ Moore 86

SamueP Moore line:

Sarah T.® (Moore) Smith 83

Stephen^ Moore 92

James D.® Moore 89

Samuel E.® Moore 82

Albert C.® Moore 81

Sylvanus C.® Moore 80

Joseph Morrill® Moore 82

Hiram G.^ Moore 80

Jacob KimbalP Moore 84

Sarah Sawyer^ Moore 90

Martha K.^ (Moore) Cogswell 93-



Ensign John Moor 11



Arehelaus^ Moore line:

Hannah'' (Moore) Hill nearly 100

Jacob* Moore 86

Martha* (Moore) Osgood-Osborn 83

William* Moore 84

Sally* (Moore) Currier 90

Hiram S.