Joshua Moore

17 July 1740–1818 (Age 77)
York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Moore was born on 17 July 1740, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Moore, was 43 and his mother, Mary Elwell, was 44. He married Mary Cole on 30 September 1765, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in York, York, Maine, United States in 1790. He died in 1818, in Kittery, York, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Moore
1740–1818
Mary Cole
1741–1820
Marriage: 30 September 1765
Joshua Moore
1758–1851

Spouse and Children

    Male1740–1818Male

    Mary Cole

    Female1741–1820Female

MARRIAGE
30 September 1765
York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(1)

    Joshua Moore

    Male1758–1851Male

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siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 41

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 (2)

  • Joshua Moore, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Joshua Moore, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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