Rev. James Jacob Moore

2 August 1789–12 November 1869 (Age 80)
Virginia, United States

The Life 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 23. He married Mary Ann 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
Mary Ann Shaw
Marriage: 6 March 1810
Elizabeth A Moore
Penelope Emily Livingwood Moore
John G Moore
Martha Ann Moore
James J Moore
George Henry Moore
Thomas Moore
Samuel D. Moore

Spouse and Children

6 March 1810
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


    Elizabeth A Moore




    James J Moore


    George Henry Moore


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Moore



    Eleanor Moore



World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 3

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 23

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Moore, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Moore, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Moore, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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