George Moore

about 1720–17 December 1798 (Age 78)
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of George

When George Moore was born about 1720, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, James Moore, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Caldwell, was 36. He married Catharine Mary Whitworth about 1742, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 17 December 1798, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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George Moore
Catharine Mary Whitworth
Marriage: about 1742
Mary Moore
Elizabeth Moore
Sarah Moore
Francis Moore
Martha Moore
Thomas Moore
Cicily Katherine Moore

Spouse and Children

about 1742
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 38

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 60

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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 (2)

  • George Moore in entry for William South and Sally Moore, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • 4357 Molly MOORE, executrix of George MOORE vs Bryant(Nancy)FERGUSON; Jno(Mary)WATKINS; Thos MOORE; Sarah MOORE; JasD.COLE; Robt(Mary)SMITH; HAMLETT:Thos M., Jno, Robt, Peggy, Anna residary legatees of Prince Edward, VA

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