James M Moore

22 September 1800–29 September 1879 (Age 79)
Pelham, Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James M

When James M Moore was born on 22 September 1800, in Pelham, Welland, Ontario, Canada, his father, Jacob Jeremiah Moore, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Virginia Wildman, was 24. He married Sarah Kensey on 10 May 1830, in Yarmouth Centre, Central Elgin, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 September 1879, in Lamotte Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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James M Moore
Sarah Kensey
Marriage: 10 May 1830
Rachel Moore
John James Moore
Mary Moore
Rebecca Moore
Phineas Moore
Tacy E Moore
Samuel Moore
Jane Moore

Spouse and Children

10 May 1830
Yarmouth Centre, Central Elgin, Elgin, Ontario, Canada



    John James Moore



    Rebecca Moore


    Phineas Moore


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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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  • James Moore in entry for Jane Hodgkinson, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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