Mary Catherine Moore

1839–1872 (Age 33)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Moore was born in 1839, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Gregg Moore, was 34 and her mother, Mary Catharine Boyer, was 31. She married Levi Smith on 21 June 1855, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Coal District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died in 1872, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 33.

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Levi Smith
Mary Catherine Moore
Marriage: 21 June 1855
Mollie M. Harmer
Harrison Reaves Smith
Anna B Smith
William Arthur Smith
Mary Margaret Smith
Ida Katherine Smith

Spouse and Children

21 June 1855
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 22

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • Cathrin Moore in household of Andrew Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary C Smith in household of Levi Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Moore in entry for E.W. Lefever and Mollie M. Harmer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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