Rev. James Jacob Moore

Brief Life History of James Jacob

When Rev. James Jacob Moore was born on 2 August 1789, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Gay Moore, was 28 and his mother, Averilla Allender, was 24. He married Ann Henford Shaw on 6 March 1810, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 November 1869, at the age of 80, and was buried in Moore, Casey, Kentucky, United States.

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Rev. James Jacob Moore
Ann Henford Shaw
Marriage: 6 March 1810
Elizabeth A Moore
Penelope Emily Moore
John G Moore
Martha Ann Moore
James J Moore
George Henry Moore
Thomas Moore
Samuel D. Moore

Sources (9)

  • James Moore, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Jacob Moore, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Moore in entry for Jacob B Livengood and Penelope Emily Moore, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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