Edith Moore

about 1772–
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Edith

When Edith Moore was born about 1772, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Captain William Moore, was 37 and her mother, Anne Wright, was 44.

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Family Time Line

Captain William Moore
1735–1783
Anne Wright
1728–1800
Aaron Moore
1750–1812
Captain John Moore
1750–1814
Elizabeth Moore
1752–
Mary Moore
1752–
Sarah Moore
1754–
Morris Moore
1756–1823
Ann Moore
1756–
Esther Moore
1758–
Edward Moore
1760–
Martha Moore
1762–
Thomas Moore
1763–
Moses Moore
1765–1845
Mary Moore
1767–1850
Phoebe Moore
1768–
Peggy Moore
1770–
Edith Moore
1772–
Aaron Moore
1775–1857

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 4

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

Age 4

"""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."""""""
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 4

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

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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