Ruffin Moore


Brief Life History of Ruffin

When Ruffin Moore was born in 1814, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Moore, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Edwards, was 23. He married Mary Austice Meachum about 1837, in Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1872, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58.

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Ruffin Moore
Mary Austice Meachum
Marriage: about 1837
William G. Moore
Charlotte Moore
Delilah H. Moore
James J. Moore
John C Moore
Elizabeth C. Moore
David Alfred Moore
Louisa Luvenie Moore
Thomas Henry Moore
Richard Franklin Moore
Mary Adeline Moore

Sources (19)

  • Ruffin Moore, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Buffin Moore in entry for Elijah A Dollar and Mary A Moore, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruffin Moore, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 6

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 16

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

    English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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