William Moore

5 December 1755–1812 (Age 56)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Moore was born on 5 December 1755, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abraham Moore, was 39 and his mother, Silence Nichols, was 35. He married Anna on 5 December 1775, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1812, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William Moore
1755–1812
Anna
1759–
Marriage: 5 December 1775
Abraham
1780–
Sally
1782–
Anna
1783–
Eunice
1785–
William
1786–
James
1788–
Nany
1793–
Navy Moore
1793–
Thomas
1795–
Silence
1797–
Charles
1800–
Charlotte Moors
1800–

Spouse and Children

    Male1755–1812Male

    Anna

    Female1759–Female

MARRIAGE
5 December 1775
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(12)

    Abraham

    Male1780–Male

    Sally

    Female1782–Female

    Anna

    Female1783–Female

    Eunice

    Female1785–Female

    William

    Male1786–Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • William Moor in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
  • William Moore in entry for Navy Moore, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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