William Moore

Brief Life History 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
1759–1810
Marriage: 5 December 1775
Abraham Moore
1780–
Sally Moore
1782–
Anna Moore
1783–
Eunice Moore
1785–
William Moore
1786–
James Moore
1788–1866
Nany Moore
1793–
Navy Moore
1793–
Thomas Moore
1795–1858
Silence Moore
1797–
Charles Moore
1800–
Charlotte Moors
1800–

Sources (4)

  • William Moore in entry for Lucy Moore Farnsworth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Moore in entry for Lucy Moore Farnsworth, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • William Moore in entry for Navy Moore, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

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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