Luke Moore Jr.

Brief Life History of Luke

When Luke Moore Jr. was born on 29 June 1849, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Luke Moore Sr., was 32 and his mother, Obedience "Biddie" Mahan, was 32. He married Savannah Eveline Cummins on 14 July 1868, in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Precinct 6 Martin Springs, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 1, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 19 July 1917, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Luke Moore Jr.
Savannah Eveline Cummins
Marriage: 14 July 1868
William Jackson Moore
Nelson Boyd Moore
Margaret C. Moore
Gilson Dixon Moore
Confucious Beldon Moore
James Evert Moore
Joseph Ancil Moore

Sources (24)

  • Luke Moore in household of Luke Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Luke Moore, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Luke M. Moore, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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