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 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.
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.