Martha Jane Moore

1827–14 November 1916 (Age 89)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

Martha Jane Moore was born in 1827, in Kentucky, United States. She married Robert W. Magers on 14 March 1854, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 4 Goshen, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 14 November 1916, at the age of 89.

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Robert W. Magers
Martha Jane Moore
Marriage: 14 March 1854
James Pendleton Magers
Corsanda Majors
Unknown Magers
Son Magers
Mary Susan Majors
Emmer Majors
Charlie Magers
Leander A Majors

Spouse and Children

14 March 1854
Warren, Kentucky, United States



    Corsanda Majors


    Unknown Magers


    Son Magers



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 3

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 34

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • Martha J Majors in household of Robert W Majors, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha J. Moore in entry for <Unknown>, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Martha J. Moore, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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