Epaphroditus Moore ca 1695 - 1757
| his parents
& Elizabeth ?
| her parents
of Nansemond County, VA & Bertie County, NC
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of
I think Epaphroditus Moore's father was probably a John Moore as he
named his only son mentioned in his will, John. Also, his first patent was near
John Moore's land.
Elizabeth House was the daughter of George House and Mary his wife.
but she appears to be the wife of James Moore in 1770.
Is Elizabeth wife of Epap. the daughter or sister of Peter Parker??
The name Epaphroditus is from Phil. 2: 25 means handsome
The name Epaphras Col. 1: 7 [is it contracted from the other?]
Children of Epaphroditus Moore and Elizabeth ? :
has son Thomas Moore bef. 1757
1. Mary Moore
2. Ann Moore
3. Charity Moore
married bef 1742 Phillip Walston will 1774
4. Grace Moore ca 1740 - 30 April 1787
[married 1st aft 1757 William Stevenson
- Nov 1761
will signed 16 Oct 1761, proved at Nov Ct 1761 NH Co NC
married 2nd aft 16 May 1765 John Hare 24
March 1720 -
John was first married to
Priscilla ? 14 Dec 1723 - 16 May 1765]
5. John Moore ca 1736 - of Hertford Co
married bef 1766 Elizabeth ?
6. Judith Moore
married ca 1740 1st William Wilson
ca 1680 - 1745
William had married 1st ca 1720 Rebecca Braswell
married 2nd John Hurst Jr. died 1767
7. Rebekah Moore
married bef 1742 James Cain 1715-1761 Edgecombe Co
8. Rachell Moore
married bef 1757 ? Standley
9. Christian Moore
10. Penelope Moore
married Thomas Hare will 1785 Bertie
11. Elizabeth Marina Moore
married James Howard 1707 - 1790
21 February 1720 Epaphroditus Moore - Nansemond - patented 179 acres at NE side of
Bennett's Creek--the land running "to John Moore" and adj. James Riddick and
William Peele (Nugent, III, 226) head of the six mile run Pat. II, p 54
5 September 1723 Epaphroditus Moore - Nansemond - patented 243 acres adj. William
Sumner. (Nugent, III, 261) on the W side of Bennetts Ck near the head thereof Pat. II,
11 Nov 1729 C-166 Bertie Co Deeds Peter Parker & wife Grace to Epaphrates Moore of
Nansemond Co, VA 160£ for 640 acres at Ford Branch on Ahoskey Swamp. "the
plantation that Peter Parker now lives." Land devised unto Peter Parker by Peter
Evans. Wit: Thomas Bryant, William Cotton, James Holland. Ct. Thomas Crew
17 Oct 1735. Epaphroditus
Moore received a grant of 490 acres on Forts
Branch in Bertie Co. NC Pat Book 5 pg 12 (Hofmann) Fort Branch rises in present day Aulander and flows due north into the Ahoskie
Creek flowing almost due east. Ahoskie is the Swamp that is the boundary of Maple Lawn.
1735/36. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 5. Epaphroditus Moore is
mentioned as a witness to a transfer by James Jenkins, bricklayer, of
Edgecombe Precinct to Edward Hare of Chowan Precinct. March 12, 1735/36.
Forty Pounds for 50 Acres on Northside of Deep Creek. Adjacent
"(land) formerly Mr. Peek’s.) Witnesses are John MacKinne, Mary
Parker, Epaphroditus Moore, jurat. August Court 1736.
1737. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 174. Epap. Moore is mentioned as
a witness to a transfer by Petegrove (Pedgeve) Salsberry to George
Spivey of Nansemond County, Virginia. November 4, 1737. 200 Pounds for
300 acres adjacent William Hinton, Theophilus Williams, Thomas Bond.
"out of a Patent granted to William Gray" dated April 1, 1725.
Witnesses are Epap. Moore, Littleton Spivey. November Court 1737.
8 Feb 1742 Bertie Ct Epaphroditas Moor proved his rights to wit:
Elizabeth, John, Mary,
Penelope Moor, Whites & Jack,
Mark, Rose, & Dinah blacks. Ind.
9 May 1744 Bertie Ct Joseph Wimberly petitioned for a ferry over
Roanoke River at Concat, which was granted and allowed to charge 2
shillings Bill money for a man and horse & 1 shilling for a single
person. Alex. Cotten and Epr.
Moore Suretys. NCHGR2-621
1747. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 35. Epaphroditus Moore to Bryan
Daughtry (Daughtree) of Nancemond County, Virginia. August 11, 1747. 6
pounds 10 Shillings for 340 Acres. By Patent granted to Moor April 20,
1745 on Northside Powels Pocoson at Buck Branch. Witnesses: John Moor,
Rachel Moor. August Court 1747.
1754. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 118. Ephoditus Moore is mentioned
in the property description of the transfer of Bryan Daughtry of
Northampton County to Cadar Powell. *. 16 Pounds for 240 Acres. On
Northside of Powell Pocoson at Buck Branch. Being part of a patent
formerly granted to Ephroditus Moore for 340 Acres on April 20, 1745.
Witnesses are Valentine Floyd, John Screws. August Court 1754.
Apr 19, 1758 Bertie Co: John
Moore warrant to Benjamin Wynns to survey 640 ac in Bertie Co on the
West Side of Fort Branch, joining the late Epaphroditus Moor's Plantation
Land and a Survey lately made for the said Epaphroditus Moor - being a Tract
of Land formerly Surveyed for the said Epaphroditus Moore entered 24
November 1757. /s/ Fras Corbin. Back of document reads: "Surveyed
29 March 1759 Granted 14 February 1761" [Lord
Granville to: (Miscellaneous Land Office Papers-NC State Archives 481
Margaret M. Hofmann]
Mar 29, 1759 Bertie Co: John Moore Plat dated March 29, 1759 640 ac in
Bertie County joining Ford Branch and Moore's own Line CC: Samuel
Dunning, Lewis Perry, Benj. Wynns Survr. [Lord
Granville to: Miscellaneous Land Office Papers - NC State Archives)
482 Margaret M Hofman]
________ Bertie Co: Epep
Moore plat (almost totally destroyed) 700 ac in Bertie Co, joining
Perry's Corner, Powells Branch, Daughtrees Cor--, Cow Branch, and Samuel
Dunning. Back of document reads: "Grant --- 1761 Epaphroditus
Moore (and ) John Moor" [Lord Granville to: (Miscellaneous
Land Office Papers-NC State Archives 480 Margaret M. Hofmann]
These three records may explain the caviat filed against the
will by John Moore's lawyer. The land needed to be accounted for under
the will? I thought it did not look like Eps. gave much to his son
after he gave land to grandsons and etc. e-mail from Marilyn
2 Mar 1759 I p334 Bryan Daughtry planter of Northampton Co to Lewis Jenkins planter of
same. 20 sh VA. 100 acres on west side of Powells Branch. wit: Joseph Wood, Nicholas (x)
Bagget. Jul Ct 1759 CC Benjn Wynns.
31 Jan 1769 L-2 p188 Lewis (x) Jenkins, planter & his wife Ann (x) of Bertie Co. to
Samuel Duning of the same. 23£ 100 acres which was part of a patent to Epaproditus
where sd. Jenkins now lives in Bertie & Hertford counties, joining Powells Pocosin,
Powells Branch. Wit: Nathan Page, Valentine (x) Floyd, Losomon Floyd Sep Ct 1769 CC John
Will of Epaphroditus Moore 11 June 1757; proved Oct Ct 1757 Bertie Co.
Wife Elizabeth - use and liberty of my Negroes, houses and land where I now live
for her lifetime or widowhood.
Three daughters Mary, Ann and Grace - free liberty to stay on the plantation where
I now live after my wife's death and have the use of my houses and plantation until they
marry or the Cause to leave it themselves but the benefits of my young crabtree orchard
and my son John Moore's orchard are for my son John Moore after my death but the use
& benefit of the Old Orchard I give to my Three Daughters before named with the
Grandson Elisha Wilson - 200 acres on the southwest side of the Fort Branch adj.
Samuel Duning, the Cow Branch, Stony Woolf Pit, Dogwood Marsh, also a Negro girl named
Venus and 4 cows and calves & their increase, also my own feather bed & furniture,
whereon I now lie, to him & his heirs forever. But if the said Elisha dies without
heir his part shall fall to his mother's children that she had by her husband John Hurst.
Item I give to Thomas Moore, son of my daughter Ann
Moore, 200 acres of land
lying on afsd Fort Branch joining on the
said Elisha Wilson, Grace's Branch, the patent line, Samuel Duning, Dogwood Marsh, also
Negro fellow named Peter, and his mother Ann Moore may have use of this during her
lifetime and one feather bed & furniture, 3 cows and calves & their increase and
one young Horse and one of my hunting guns to him and his heirs forever.
Daughter Judath Hurst - 1 cow and calf & her increase.
Son John Moore - plantation where I now live and land belonging hereto and all my
other lands, except that land already mentioned also Negro man named Jack.
Son-in-law James Howard - one shilling sterling, it being all I intend to give him
or that he shall have out of my estate.
Daughter Rebekah Cain - Negro fellow named
Daughter Charity Walston - Negro girl named
Dinah & her increase.
Granddaughter Rachell Walston
- Negro girl named Pegg & her increase.
Daughter Mary Moore - Negro boy named
Pompey, 1 horse bridle, & Saddle, one
feather bed & furniture.
Daughter Ann Moore - Negro boy named
Bob, one mare & colt, one bridle and
Saddle, one feather bed & furniture.
Daughter Rachell Standly - Negro
Daughter Christian Moore - Negro girl named
Daughter Grace Moore - Negro girl named
Little Rose & her increase, one feather
bed & furniture, one young horse.
Daughter Penelope Hare - Negroes wench called
Old Rose, girl named
Philis, and boy
named Yourk, etc.
Grandson Elisha Wilson - one gun & a young horse.
Rest of estate to my daughters Mary, Ann and Grace after my wife's death.
Ex: daughters Mary and Ann.
Wit: Charles Horne, Demcy Holland, Lewis Perry.
(Probate indicates a caveat was entered against the will by John Moore by his attorney
Blake Baker, October Ct, 1757.)
6 Oct 1760 K 84 Bertie Co -- John Moore of Hertford Co to Jones Griffin
of same. 38 pounds proc. 200 ac. on west side of Fort Branch, joining Cow
Branch, Long Branch. Wit: Wm. Driver, Thomas Cason, Wm. Sumner Jul Ct
1761 CC Benja Wynns
Who is this Epheras or Epaphroditus Moore?
5 Sep 1733 D 129 Cullen Pollock to William Bentley 20£ for within patent....also I
make over 50 acres lying between this patent and the swamp. Wit: John Stancill, Mary West.
NC Ct Aug 28 1734 W. Smith CJ DCC John Wynns
26 July 1757 H 441 William Bentley to Luke Ward 10£ 10sh for 50 acres Islands of
Roanoke adj. John Ward, John Smithwick, ---- Bentley. Wit: George Sutton, Jno. Ward, July
14 Sep 1771 L-2 265 Luke Ward of Bertie Co to Benjamin Manning of same. 60£
proclamation 50 acres where I now live, in Cashy Neck, joining John Ward, Joel Smithwick.
Wit: John Hyman, William Duggan. Sep Ct 1771. CC John Johnston.
24 Dec 1776 M 313 Benjamin Manning planter to Peter Barbree blacksmith. 100£
proclamation 50 acres joining John Ward, John Smithwick, the swamp. Wit: Robert Cox,
Edmond Dunston, Jr. Aug Ct 1777 CC John Johnston.
11 May 1779 M 426 Peter Barbree of Barte Co to Thomas Rascoe
of same. 800£. 50 acres
messuage including where I now live, joining John Ward, Joel Smithwick, the swamp, Thomas
Hare, John Bentley, Luke Smithwick, decd. Also signed by his wife Margett [Peggy] (x)
Barbree Wit: Arthur Rasca, John Bentley, John (x) Warbeton Nov Ct 1779 CC Stevens
14 May 1782 M 558 Thomas Rascoe of Bertie Co to
Epaphraditus Moore. 14 May 1782. 100 £
hard money. 50 acres messuage including where sd Moore now lived, joining John Ward, Joel
Smithwick, Thomas Hare, John Bentley, Luke Smithwick, decd. Wit: William Jordan, Sr.,
Edward Cooper. Feb Ct 1783 CC Stevens Gray.
23 Jun 1785 N 32 Epaphras Moore of Bertie Co to
Thomas Rascoe of same. 75£ specie. 50
acres on north side of Herring Creek, joining a line that formerly seperated John
Savage & Daniel Hendrick. Also signed by Winnie
Moore. Wit: Arthur Roscoe, James Baker
Aug Ct 1785 CC Stevens Gray.
22 Jan 1785 N 55 Samuel Wallard & his wife Sarah
planters of Martin Co to Epephras
More planter of Bertie Co 40£ specie. 50 acres joining Herring Creek Run. Wit: David
Robason blacksmith, William (X) Brassell, Benj. Wallard. Feb Ct 1786. CC Stevens Gray.
Grandchildren of Epaphroditus Moore and Elizabeth ?:
* * * * * *
Child of Ann Moore by Thomas Cotten of NH:
1. Thomas Moore
bef. 1757 (perhaps 1748)
1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 189-(340). Thomas Cotton of
Northampton County to his son, Thomas Moore. November 16, 1758. Deed of
Gift. 25 Pounds Virginia when shall become 21 years of age, with reversion
to the estate should he die before then or have no lawful issue. Witnesses
are John Brown, Josiah Brown, Abram Jones. July Court 1759. CC: Benjamin
1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 190-(340). Anne Moore of Bertie
County to her son Thomas Moore. November 16, 1758. Deed of gift. Negro boy
Bob that my father Epaphroditus Moore willed, when my said son comes of
age, with reversion to the estate should he die before that age and have
no lawful issue. Witnesses are John Brown, Josiah Brown, Abram Jones. July
Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.
* * * * * *
(Speculative) Child of John Moore
Epaphrus Moore 28 Mar 1789 proved May Ct 1789 "weak in body"
1. Epaphroditus Moore will May Ct 1789
married Winnie ?
a. Aaron Moore [home plantation]
b. Thomas Moore [Martin Co land]
Son Aron Moore; wife Winnie Moore, Son Thomas
Moore; Ex. Andrew Oliver, wife.
Wit: John Miller, Thomas (x) Boise, John
* * * * * *
Children of Grace Moore and William Stevenson:
dau of Josiah Perry and Elizabeth Freeman dau of William
1. Charity Stevenson 1758/9 -
2. Mary Stevenson 1759/60 -
3. William Stevenson 12 Dec 1761 -
4. Moore Stevenson 12 Dec 1761 -
married 1779 Sarah Perry ca 1763 -
of Bill Stevenson
Children of Grace Moore and John Hare
son of Edward Hare and Mary Scott Hare:
1. Lucresey Hare 5 Sept 1766 -
2. Jesse Hare 14 May 1769 -
3. Bryan Hare 17 Dec 1783 -
Children of John Hare and 1st wife Priscilla:
1. Mary Hare 6 Sept 1742 -
2. Luke Hare 20 June 1745 -
3. Sarah Hare 14 Dec 1748 - 27 Feb 1778
married 25 Sept 1764 David Dickinson 2 June 1737 -
25 Nov 1783
a. Priscilla Dickinson 17 Dec 1765 -
b. Mary Dickinson 22 Jan 1770 -
c. Sarah Dickinson 22 Jan 1770 -
d. David Dickinson 13 Nov 1774 -
married 22 Aug 1799
Fanny Noailles Murfree 22 Aug 1783 -
e. Luke Dickinson 10 Dec 1776 -
4. Elizabeth Hare 24 Oct 1750 -
5. John Lawrence Hare 18 March 1754 -
6. Moses Hare 28 Aug 1757 -
7. Benjamin Hare 3 Oct 1760 - bef Dec 1803
8. Penelope Hare 11 Feb 1764 -
* * * * * *
Children of Charity Moore and Phillip Walston (will 1774):
1. Rachel Walston died 1789
married 1762 Joseph Kent died Aug 1789
2. Elizabeth Walston
married Amos Harris
3. Charity Walston
married James Turner
4. Sarah Walston
married Thomas Hawkins Johnston
5. Judith Walston died ca before 1789
married Frederick Lawrence
6. John Walston died by 2 Mar 1794
married Winefred Turner died 1801
7. Penelope Walston
married James Ward
died 1780 Bertie Co
8. Mary Ann Walston
married Henry Bates
* * * * * *
Children of Judith Moore and William Willson son of Nicholas and Margaret
1. Elisha Moore Willson 1744 NH Co - 1811 Sampson Co
married Sarah ?
a. Shadrack Willson 19 April 1770 -
b. Joel Willson 20 Oct 1771 -
c. Judith Willson 19 June 1773 -
?married 1st a Wilson died bef. 1811
Wilson Feb 19,1795 NC - Nov
farmer & merchant town of Dyer,TN. Family still has original deed for
slave gifted 1825 by his Uncle Shadrach in Sampson Co.,mentioning "My
well beloved nephew James Wilson "as being of the same county &
state. James & Elizabeth’s Bible Record gives their and their children’s
b.dates. Elisha Moore Willson mentions his grandson James Wilson in his
Sampson Co. will 1811.Family has copy of original Way Bill used by Jas for
wagon train from Sampson NC to Gibson Co.TN.
married Sampson,NC 1824 Elizabeth
Ward 1805 -1870
dau of Jesse Ward line
being researched by Marilyn Stroh
bef. 1811 Joseph Mainer (Mayner) Sampson Co to Gibson Co,TN
d. Thomas Willson 28 Aug 1776 -
e. Isham Willson 1779
i. William Rufus Willson 1811 -
Nancy Willson 1814 -
ancestors of Dan Jackson
Wiley Willson 1818 -
Riley Willson 1818-
Mary Ann Willson 1822 -
Sara Jane Willson 1826 -
Susan C. Willson 1832 -
Elisha M. Willson 1825 -
ix. John T. Willson 1829 -
Children of Judith Moore and John Hurst
1. William Hurst bef 1745
2. Mary Hurst
Children of William Willson and Rebecca Braswell
1. James Willson
* * * * * *
Children of Penelope Moore and Thomas Hare son of Edward Hare and Mary Scott Hare
1. Penelope Hare
married Francis Speight
2. Elizabeth Hare
married Philip Lewis
3. Jamina Hare
married Jonas Wood
4. Thomas Edward Hare 1767- 17 May 1814
married 1st ca 1795 Sarah Sharp (d. 20 Oct 1810)
a. Thomas Edward Hare Jr.
b. Rev Jacob Sharp Hare
c. Col. Starkey Sharp Hare
married 2nd ca 1811 Mrs Rachel Askew Hunter
(daughter of David Askew Sr. and Millicent Outlaw)
d. John Augustus Hare Sr.(Gary Murray's
e. David Askew Hare
5. Jennett Hare
aft 1785 John Pipkin 1757 - [1815/6]
6. Anthony Hare
7. Armistead Hare
8. William Hare
* * * * * *
Children of Rebecca Moore and James Cain: (Ed Baldwin's ancestor)
1. Penelope "Penny" Cain born in Orange Co died 1811 Wake Co
married 1753 Tignall Jones Sr
2. Delilas Cain
3. Elizabeth Cain
4. Anne Cain
5. Harde Cain
6. Mary Cain
married John Jones
* * * * * *
Children of Elizabeth Marina Moore and James Howard:
1. Luke Lidney Howard 1752-
daughter of AL Senator David Connor and wife Eliz. Caroline Mercer.
ancestors of Marguerite Songy
2. Elisha Howard
married 8 Sept 1787 Loue Baker, will written 1830.
3. Moses Howard
married 1790 Susan Perry
4. Edward Howard (no info)
5. James Howard III (no info)
6. Nehemiah Howard (no proof this was their son)