Eliza Jane Moore

16 February 1843–28 July 1909 (Age 66)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Moore was born on 16 February 1843, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Haines Moore, was 18 and her mother, Melinda Wasson, was 23. She married Joseph R. Duncan in March 1863, in Wayne, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Grand River Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 28 July 1909, in Center Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Elm Cemetery, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph R. Duncan
Eliza Jane Moore
Marriage: March 1863
Sarah Jane Duncan
Robert Duncan
Ida Eleanor Duncan

Spouse and Children

March 1863
Wayne, Iowa, United States


    Sarah Jane Duncan


    Robert Duncan



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 17

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 20

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

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 (3)

  • Elisa Ann Moore in household of Robert Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Ellis in household of Charles Ellis, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Eliza Moore in household of Robert Moore, "United States Census, 1860"

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