Augustus Moore

26 February 1806–19 March 1856 (Age 50)
Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Augustus

When Augustus Moore was born on 26 February 1806, in Green, Kentucky, United States, his father, Travis Samuel Moore, was 25 and his mother, Sarah or Sally Mitchell, was 19. He married Catharine Matier on 22 September 1831. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monroe Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 19 March 1856, in Monroe, Missouri, United States, at the age of 50.

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Augustus Moore
Catharine Matier
Marriage: 22 September 1831
William M. Moore
John M. Moore
Nancy Jane Moore
Robert F. Moore

Spouse and Children

22 September 1831


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 6

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 14

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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)

  • Austin Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Austin Moore in household of B F Bryan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Augustus Moor, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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