Richard Moore & wife

Richard Moore 16?? – ca 1716 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of Nansemond County, Virginia
[owned land in Hertford County of today]

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

1704 Rents List–Nansemond county VA: Edw’d Moore 250; Tho 200; Jno 200; Rich’d 250; James 400; John 100

  1. Richard Moore died 1718 in NC They lived over near Gatesville, NC
    1. William Moore – did he die in Surry Co 1744?
    2. John Moor – 1737
    3. Benton Moor
    4. Richard Moor ca 1695/99 – bef Feb 1739/40
  2. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Pages 191-194, #768-771. Thomas Dyall of Chowan Precinct and Mary Dyall granted Henry King of Chowan Precinct letters of attorney to acknowledge deeds for 100 acres more or less on Ahodsea Meadow, joining Richard Moore and ye Meadow to Leonard Langstone of Chowan Precinct, Planter, and 220 acres on Ahodsea Meadow, joining the mouth of a small branch, Leonard Langston and ye meadow to Richard Moore of Nancimond County, Virginia. 20 8ber 1715. Langstone paid 10 Pounds Sterling and Moore paid 7 Pounds Sterling. Witnesses were John Davison, Thomas Cope, William Whitfield, and John Core. Registered 25 8ber 1715. (220 acres on Ahodsea Meadow, joining the mouth of a small branch, Leonard Langstone and the Ahodsea Meadow)
  3. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Pages 12, 13, and 14. At a meeting of the Court on the 15 October 1715, Henry King, Attorney of Thomas and Mary Diall, acknowledged a sale to Richard Moore.
  4. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Pages 357 – 363, # 901-905.
    Thomas Avent of Chowan Precinct, weaver, transfers
    (1).270 acres more or less at Mount Royall on Morattock river, joining Robert Green at ye mouth of a branch to Jacob Coleson of Chowan Precinct, carpenter, for 4 Pounds;
    (2) 370 acres more or less at Mount Royall at the mouth of the first branch, joining the branch next to the mouth of Morattock River as by patent to me July 29, 1712, to Robert Green of Chowan Precinct; for 10 Pounds
    (3) 200 acres on Morattock, joining Nottaway Richard Moore and Richard Moore upon ye River, to Richard Moore of the Province of N.C. for 10 Pounds; and
    (4) 240 acres more or less being part of a tract of land lying on the north side of Morattock river below Mount Royall which was surveyed for me the said Thomas Avent by Captain William Maule, Dept. Surveyor May 8, 1713 to Richard Moore of Nottaway River, planter, for 6 Pounds. All four deeds are dated July 16, 1716 and are registered on August 6, 1716.
    Witnesses include Richard Moore () his mark, John Nairne, Henry Jones () his mark, Robert Green () his mark.
    Elizabeth Avent of Surry County, Virginia, Spinster, also gives a letter of attorney dated July 12, 1716, to Robert Hicks of North Carolina to make over in her stead land at Mount Royal to Robert Green and Jacob Coleson and 200 acres to my neighbor Richard Moore and 240 acres to Richard Moore of Nottaway River.
    Witnesses to the letter of attorney are Henry Jones () his mark, and William Green () his mark. (200 acres on the Morratock River (which is today called the Roanoke River).
  5. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Pages 18, 19 and 20, #1659. At a meeting of the Court held for the Chowan Precinct, at ye House of William Branch, on 17 July 1716, Thomas Avent acknowledged sales to Richard Moore, Richard Moore of Nottaway River, Robert Green and Jacob Coleson.
  6. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Page 43 and 44. At a meeting of the Court held for the Precinct of Chowan on the 21 8ber 1718 at the House of William Branch and continued to the 22nd of the same. Inventory of Estate of Richard Moore is exhibited by Thoams Jernigan, William Brasswell and Rt. Patterson, amounting to 32 Pounds, 2 Shilling and 6 Pence.

There is a record of a Richard Moore and his four sons, Richard Moore, John Moore, Benton Moore and William Moore, in the records of Bertie County in the Granville District of North Carolina beginning in 1725. This Richard Moore, late of Nansemond County, Virginia, had died by 1725 [1718]. The records are taken from Mary Best Bell, Colonial Bertie County, North Carolina Bertie Deed Book s A-H, 1720-1757 (2nd Edition, Southern Historical Press, 1963); Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., The Deeds of Bertie Cournty, North Carolina, 1757-1772 and Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1773- 1856 (Joseph W. Watson, Rocky Mount, N.C. 1980) as follows:

IIA. William Moore is he who died in Surry Co, VA 1744
married [Judith] Barfield
1725 wife is the daughter of Richard and Mary Barfield.
1737 wife is named Judith

  1. Chowan Deed Book C #1, Page 36, #1285.
    William Moore of Chowan Precinct, planter, to John King of Nansemond County, Virginia. February 8, 1719. For 50 Barrels of Tarr. 200 acres on the north east side of Chowan River where Titus Benton now liveth commonly called Cald and known as Cow Landing. Witnesses are _____ Cockburn, ______ Homes.
    Acknowledged 1 April 1720 before me Fred. Jones. Ch. Just. (sold 200 acres on the north east side of the Chowan River where Titus Benton now liveth, commonly called Cald and known as Cow Landing).
    1721. Chowan Deed Book F #1, Page 171, #571.
    Adam Cockburne of the Province of North Carolina to William More of the said Province. July 18, 1721. 5 Shillings. Assignment of the within mentioned tract of land ((390 Acres on the south side of the Menherring River, joining Daniel MacDaniel and Aron Drake granted to Adam Cockburne by the Lords Proprietor on December 3, ___, for rent of 1 shilling/50 acres, recorded in Book F #1, Page 171, #570). Witnesses are John Alston, John Powell. Reg. Chowan Court July 1721. Test.: Thomas Henman, Clerk.
    (bought 390 acres on the south side of the Menherring River, joining Daniel MacDaniel and Aron Drake granted to Adam Cockburne on December 3, ___)
    1721. Chowan Deed Book F #1, Pages 175-178, #575-577.
    William Moore is a witness to three transfers by Thomas Bonner of Chowan Precinct. July 14, 1721. 300 acres on the north side of Potacasie Creek, joining the Spring Branch , Reedy Branch, Leonard Langston, and the creek. Part of the tract that the said Bonner bought of Thomas Browne, dec’d. and the other is part of the land the said Bonner took by patent in his own name March 9, 1717/18.
    1721. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 32. William Moore was a witness to a land transfer by John Cheshire (Chesher) and wife Elizabeth of Chowan to John Homes of Chowan. October 14, 1721. 15 Pounds for 300 Acres on Southside of Ahotsky Swamp at upper side Cabin Branch adjacent _____ McThomas. By patent bearing date of December 3, 1720 for 606 Acres. Witnesses are William Moore and John Chesher. Edenton, North Carolina 1722. C. gale, C.J.
    (Note, the deeds recorded by C. Gale are stated to be North Carolina Court.)
    1722. Chowan Deed Book C #1, Page 311-312, #1514-1515.
    William Moore is a witness to a transfer by Jacob Lewis of Chowan Precinct, Planter and Mary his wife to Peter West of Chowan Precinct, Planter. 21 8ber 1722. 10 Pounds. 640 acres, joining Peter West in Cow Hall Pocoson as by Patent to Jacob Lewis on 3 December 1720. The Witnesses are Sarah Smith (X) her mark, and William Moore () his mark.
    Acknowledged 31 8ber 1722 by Thomas Spires as attorney to said Jacob Lewis before me C. Gale, Ch. Just. Reg. 9 November 1722.
    William Moore and Mary Williams were the witnesses to the letter of attorney given by Jacob Lewis to Thomas Spires.
    1722. Chowan Deed Book C #1, Page 132, #1522. Robert West of North Carolina, Planter, and Precilla, the wife of me to William Moore of the same Place, Planter. 26 8ber 1722. 2 Pounds. 150 acres in the Precinct of Chowan. Witnesses are Thomas Spires, Sarah Smith () her mark. Acknowledged 31 8ber 1722 before me C. Gale, Ch. Just. Reg. 24 December 1722.
    (bought 150 acres in the Precinct of Chowan from Robert West)
    1723. Bertie Deed Book A, page 200. William Moore is a witness to a land transfer by William Whitfield and wife Elizabeth to Thomas Johnson. January 29, 1723. 25 pounds for 420 acres on Ahotskey Ridge. Patent date April 1, 1722, Witnesses were Mary Durdino, William Moor, Jane Gilbert. February Court 1723
    1724. Bertie Deed Book A, Page 387. William Moore is a witness to a land transfer by Richard Barfield to William Reed of Papstank Precinct. January 1, 1724, 80 pounds for “aforementioned deed”‚Ķ “unto Collonell William Reed, Esq. Witnesses are John Power, William Moore, David Linsey. February Court 1724.
    1725. Bertie Deed Book A, Page 440, Richard Barfield and wife Mary to William Moore (Moor). May 11, 1725, For love to our son-in-law William Moore150 acres on East side Blew Water. Witnesses are William Howett, John Sutton.
    May Court 1725, John Winns District County Clerk.
    1725. Bertie Deed Book A, Page 440 Richard Barfield and wife Mary to John Grady, May 11, 1725. For love unto our loveing Grandson, John Grady‚Ķ” 150 acres adjacent to William Moor (Moore), Peter West. Witnesses are William Howett, John Sutton.
    May Court 1725, John Winns District Court Clerk.
    1725. Bertie Deed Book B, p. 76–William Moore late of Nansemond County, VA to Henry Barfield, Nov 20, 1725. 10 pds for 220 Acres. William, son and heir of Richard Moore, decd, late of Nansemond Co, Va….Land at Ahorsky (Ahoskie) Marsh adj. to Leonard Langston, Granted by patent to Thomas Dyalls and by Dyalls transferred to “my honored Father by deed” in 1715. Witnesses are Peter West, and Mary Jones.
    February Court 1725 *
    1725. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 429. William Moor, Sen. to William Howet. July 3, 1725. Power of Attorney to recover and receive all debts “as shall be found owing‚Ķ.” Witnesses are John Hunt, jurat, Thomas Ganey, jurat. May court 1728. Edward Mashborne D. C/C.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 107. William Moor is a witness to a transfer by Anthony Williams to Henry Baker of Chowan. May 10, 1729. 50 Pounds for 250 Acres “land whereon William Curlee lately did live‚Ķ.” Part of patent for 1175 acres granted to Lewis Williams dated April 1, 1713. Witnesses are Peter West, William Moor, John Henard.
    May Court 1729. Robert Forster C/C.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 122. William Moore of Surry County, Virginia to Thomas Avent of Surry County, Virginia. August 9, 1729. 20 Pounds for 250 Acres on Northside of Moraticoe River below “Mount Royall.” Surveyed for Thomas Avent by Captain William Maule, Deputy Surveyor, on May 18, 1713. Sold by Avent to my father Richard Moore. Witnesses are E. Wingfield, Jones Stokes. August Court 1729. Thomas Crew D.C/C.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 179. William Moore to William Mears. February 1729. 7 Pounds for 80 Acres adjacent Thomas Stephens. “‚ĶMine by deed from Peter West dated October 26, 1722‚Ķ.” Witnesses are William Lovice (Lovick), John Grade (Grady). February Court 1729. Thomas Crew D. C/C. (sold 80 acres adjacent to Thomas Stephens, and was part of the 220 acres of land that William Moore received by deed from Peter West dated October 26, 1722).
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 191. William Moore is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Peter West to Priscilla West, John Williams, son of Anthony Williams. Plantation where I now live including two tracts on Ahosky Ridge adjacent Cow Hall, John Wynns, Wiiliam Mears, Terence Comes(?), William Moore, William Gray. Witnesses are Thomas Jones, and Thomas Kearney. Justices Court Edenton: John Bonde, Benjamin Hill, John Dew, Thomas Bryant. Thomas Crew D. C/C. (William Moore has land on Ahosky Ridge adjacent Cow Hall, John Wynns, William Mears, Terence Comes(?), William Gray and Peter West (Priscilla West and John Williams)
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 200. Benton Moore is a witness to a Power of Attorney given by Thomas Johnston to William Moore. October 25, 1729. Power of Attorney to “‚Ķtake in his charge and care all my estate‚Ķ.” Witnesses are William Whitfield, John Gaddy, Benton Moore. *. *.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 200. William Moore to Robert Gilbert. February 10, 1729. 20 Pounds for 538 Acre Patent dated February 1, 1725. Witnesses are William Devece (?) and William Mears. *, *. (sold 538 Patent dated February 1, 1725)
    1730. William Moore is mentioned in the property description in a transfer by John Graddy to Elmer Earley. August 1730. 10 Pounds for 150 Acres adjacent William Moore and Peter West. Witnesses are William Whitfield and Thomas Whipple. August Court 1730. (John Graddy is a nephew of William Moore, and this land is adjacent to 150 acres owned by Elmer Earley (John Graddy) and land owned by Peter West)
    1733/34. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 41. William Moore and James Moore are witnesses to the transfer by James Barnes (Barns) and wife Martha to Jonathan Tartt. February 11, 1733/34. 35 Pounds for 200 acres on Northside Marratock ‚Äòwithin the Ursaray Meadow” in Gum Swamp, adjacent John Cotton (Cotton), William Ruffin, Joseph Wimberley, George Stevens (?). Witnesses are William Moore, Alexander Campbell, James Moore. February Court 1733. John Wynns D. C/C. ***this may be the other William
    1737. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 363. William Moore to Benjamin Hill. January 19, 1737. 25 Pounds for 100 Acres on Northside Meheron Creek. Witnesses are J. Bonde, John Laman, jurat, John Henderson. “Know‚Ķthat I Judith Moore‚Ķhave for five pounds‚Ķby Benjamin Hill relinquished all my Right Title and Interest to within land‚Ķ”. January 19, 1737. Witnesses are J. Bone, John Laman, John Henderson. November Court 1738. *. (sold 100 acres on north side Meheron Creek)
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 13, William Moore is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Robert Forster of Edgecombe County to John Edwards. December 1, 1739. 400 Pounds for 890 Acres at Elm Swamp on Meherrin Creek at the Round Pocoson. Adjacent William Moore. Witnesses are James Craven, Isaac (?) Arkand (?Arthand?). North Carolina Court December 18, 1739. W. Smith C.J. (William Moore had land adjacent to John Edwards (Robert Forster) on Elm Swamp on Meherrin Creek on the Round Pocoson.
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 92. Isaac Lewis to William Moor of Ahoskey. November 3, 1739. 22 Pounds *. “within mentioned lands” (described in the previous deed from Samuel Sizemore of Chowan Precinct to Isaac Lewis dated July, 1720 for Land adjacent Ralph Outlaw “a place settled and built upon by one Thomas Rode on Catewhiske Swamp commonly known & called by the name Rodes folly‚Ķ” recorded in Bertie Deed Book F, Page 92),
    Witnesses are Thomas Jones, Peter Peircy. May Court 1740. *.
    (bought land adjacent Ralph Outlaw, which was a place settled and built upon by Thomas Rode on Catewiske Swamp commonly known by the name of “Rodes Folly”.
    1740. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 148. William Moor is a witness to a transfer by William Horne to Charles Horne. August 9, 1740. 15 Pounds for 130 Acres at the head of the branches of Ahoskey Swamp. Part of a patent granted Henry Baker for 260 Acres dated April 6, 1722. Witnesses are Robert Whitfield andWilliam Moore, jurat. August Court 1740, *.
    1740. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 167, William & Elizabeth Moor to James Munford of Prince George County, Virginia. October 29, 1740. 86 Pounds for 640 Acres on Northside Roanoak River “where the Countery Line crosses the River‚Ķ”. Witnesses are Robert Cook, Thomas Stevens, Jun., Henry Rottenberry. November Court 1740. *. (sold 640 acres on the north side of Roanoke River where the Country Line (Virginia Line) crosses the River)
    1743. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 408. William Moor and Edward Moor to Peter West. April 22, 1743. 20 Pounds for 150 Acres “land known by name Punkill”. Signed William Moor, Edward Moor, Mary Moor. Witnesses are Thomas Walker, and Thomas Hollowell. May Court 1743. *. (Sold to Peter West 150 acres “known as Punkill” which William Moor and Edward Moore owned together.)
    1742/43. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 424. Daniel Hough to William Moore. March 17, 1742/43. 3 Pounds for 50 Acres on Old Indian Path at Peter West’s corner on Westside Hothouse Branch adjacent Thomas Jones. Witnesses are Peter West, Jun., Peter West. May Court 1743. *. (bought 50 acres on Old Indian Path at Peter West’s corner on west side Hothouse Branch adjacent to Thomas Jones.)
    1743. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 492. Peter West to William Moor(e). May 1, 1743. Land Division. 300 Acres on Hothouse and Ponslash. Land taken up by Peter West ‚Äì elapsed ‚Äì then taken up by William Moor. “‚Ķit being unknown to them (West & Moore) which of them hath the best Right to the said lands‚Ķ(they) have mutually agreed to Divide the said lands‚Ķ” Line to go from Thomas Stevenson‚Äôs corner along the Old Indian Path commonly called Cottons Road. Land to the east of this line to Peter West. Land to the west of this line to William Moore. Witnesses are J(ames) Oates, Thomas Walker. August Court 1743. *. *. (Obtained 300 acres on Hothouse and Ponslash, this land had been taken up by Peter West and then William Moore and they agreed to divide alon a line from Thomas Stevenson‚Äôs corner along the Old Indian Path commonly known as Cottons Road, with land to the east of the line to be Peter West‚Äôs and the land to the west to be William Moore‚Äôs).
    1743. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 521. William Moore is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Robert Gilbert to Noah Pridham. December 16, 1743. 5 Pounds for 380 Acres. Part of tract of 580 Acres purchased of William Moore on February 10, 1729. Adjacent Thomas Archer and John Carter. Witnesses are Thomas Crew, William Perry, James Jones. May Court 1744. *. (Sold 580 acres, adjacent to Thomas Archer and John Carter, to Robert Gilbert on February 10, 1729.)
    1743. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 558. William Moor to Thomas Walker. December 3, 1743. 20 Pounds for 50 Acres (200 Acres) on Southside Indian Path ‚Äòpurchased out of land Daniel Houghs Deed and out of Peter West‚Äôs patent 150 acres‚Ķ” Adjacent Coll. Jones, Peter West, William Whitfield, Old Tar Kiln. Witnesses are Simon Homes, Daniell Hough. February Court 1743. (sold 50 acres on south side of the Indian Path purchased out of land in Daniel Hough‚Äôs deed and 150 acres out of Peter West‚Äôs patent, adjacent Col. Jones, Peter West, William Whitfield, Old Tar Kiln.)
    1743. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 559. Will Moor is a witness to the transfer by Simon Homes and wife Mary to Thomas Walker. December 3, 1743, 50 Pounds for 340 Acres on Southwest Side of Ahotskey Swamp adjacent William Curlee. Formerly granted by patent April 1, 1723. Witnesses are Will Moor and Henry Bonner. February Court 1743.
    1753. Bertie Deed Book H, Pages 9-36. William Moore is a witness to 10 transfers by John Hill, Sheriff of Bertie, to settle the debts of Theophilus Pugh, a merchant of Bertie County. All of the Deeds are dated August 14, 1753.
    1753. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 95. John Hill, Sheriff of Bertie, to William Moor of Nansemond County, Virginia. August 14, 1753. 62 Pounds for 640 Acres. Sale of lands of Theophilus Pugh land formerly belonging to John Beverly & Robert Beverly and sold to Pugh. December 11, 1738. Witnesses are Robert Peele, David Dickinson, Aaron Moore. May Court 1754. Samuel Ormes C/C. (Bought 640 acres formerly owed by Theophilus Pugh and which had belonged to John Beverly and Robert Beverly, who sold to Pugh.)
    1756. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 258. William Moore is mentioned in the property description of the transfer by Thomas Walker and wife Susannah of Society Parish to John Brickell. January 14, 1756. 115 Pounds for 475 Acres. Land in Society Parish which Thomas Walker bought in two parcels (1) 275 Acres of Whitfield and known by the name of Red Ridge adjacent Peter West. (2) 200 Acres bought of William Moore now of Granville County commonly called Pond Slash adjacent Col. (?) Jones, Peter West, Whitfield, Tar Kiln Branch at Indian Path” is contiguous to above mentioned acres”. Witness is Matthew Brickell, ______. January Court 1756. *. (This is the 200 Acres bought of William Moore now of Granville County commonly called Pond Slash adjacent Col. (?) Jones, Peter West, Whitfield, Tar Kiln Branch at Indian Path” is contiguous to above mentioned acres”, note that William Moore is now in Granville County).
    1756. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 431. William Moor is mentioned in the property description of the transfer by John Edwards of Northhampton County to William Jenkins. April 16, 1756. 40 Pounds for 890 Acres. Adjacent William Moor at Maherrin Creek, John Cotton. Witnesses are William Winburne, Cullen Edwards, North Carolina Court May 11, 1756. Peter Henly, C.J. (William Moore had land on Maherrin Creek, adjacent to John Edwards (William Jenkins) and John Cotton)

IIB. John Moore will proved 10 May 1737 Bertie Co. Ct.
wife Mary exx. Jurat: Jno Dawson & William Cotton

who are this John’s children??
? 1. Titus Moore
1735/36. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 42. John Moore to Titus Moore. March 21, 1735/36. 12 Pounds 10 Shillings for 100 Acres. Part of a conveyance made over by Theophillis Williams to Joseph Ballard dated March 1, 1727/28. Witnesses are Thomas Harrell, George House, and Henry Averey. November Court 1736. *. (Sell 100 acres, which was part of a conveyance from Theophillis Williams to Joseph Ballard on March 1, 1727/28
? 2. Joseph Moore

  1. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 95. John Moore is a witness to a tranfer of a slave by Richard Webb of Nansemond County, Virginia to James Wood. February 5, 1725, 32 pounds 15 shillings for “wench named Rose‚Ķand her increase‚Ķ” Witnesses are John Moore, James Moore, John Sutton, February Court 1725.
    1726. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 129, John Williams and wife Ann to John Moore. May 7, 1726. 24 Pounds for 150 Acres adjacent to Jonathan Standley. Witnesses are Theodore Williams and Samuel Williams. *.*. (bought 150 acres adjacent to Jonathan Standley).
    1726. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 51–Lords Proprietors to John Moore and Benton Moore. October 1, 1726. Grant 640 Acres on Southeast Side of Meherrin at mouth of Elm Swamp adjacent Edward Cobb. Land surveyed for Richard Moore, father of the said John and Benton and was by Richard devised to John and Benton. Signed: Francis Foster, C. Gale, Edmund Gale, Thomas harvey, Richard Everard, William Reed, Ed Moseley, Robert Forster, Deputy Secretary. (obtained by devise from Richard Moore 640 acres on southeast side of Meherrin at mouth of Elm Swamp adjacent Edward Cobb; this land is owned with John Moore‚Äôs brother, Benton Moore).
    1728. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 51. John Moore to William Howett. November 13, 1728. 50 Pounds for “aforementioned tract.” Witnesses Thomas Jones, *. November Court 1728. Edward Mashborne D. C/C. (John Moore sells his interest in the 640 acre tract on the southeast side of Meherrin at mouth of Elm Swamp adjacent to Edward Cobb; Benton Moore retains his interest).
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 236. William Howet (Hanet) of Tyrell Precinct to Joseph Cotton. January 9, 1729. 40 Pounds for 640 acres on Elm Swamp and Moherrin Creek. By patent taken out by John Moore and Benton Moore. Witnesses are George Otway, Alexander Cotton, Thomas Jones, jurat. *. *. (Hanet sells his interest in the 640 acre tract on the southeast side of Meherrin at mouth of Elm Swamp adjacent to Edward Cobb to Joseph Cotton; Benton Moore retains his interest).
    1735/36. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 42. John Moore to Titus Moore. March 21, 1735/36. 12 Pounds 10 Shillings for 100 Acres. Part of a conveyance made over by Theophillis Williams to Joseph Ballard dated March 1, 1727/28. Witnesses are Thomas Harrell, George House, and Henry Averey. November Court 1736. *. (Sell 100 acres, which was part of a conveyance from Theophillis Williams to Joseph Ballard on March 1, 1727/28

IIC. Benton Moore

  1. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 51–Lords Proprietors to John Moore and Benton Moore. October 1, 1726. Grant 640 Acres on Southeast Side of Meherrin at mouth of Elm Swamp adjacent Edward Cobb. Land surveyed for Richard Moore, father of the said John and Benton and was by Richard devised to John and Benton. Signed: Francis Foster, C. Gale, Edmund Gale, Thomas harvey, Richard Everard, William Reed, Ed Moseley, Robert Forster, Deputy Secretary.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 198. Benton Moore is a witness to a transfer by Thomas Johnston and wife Ann to William Whitfield. October 24, 1729. 150 Pounds for 200 Acres. Commonly called “Red Ridge.” Deed dated January 9, 1723. Witnesses are John Gaddy, Benton Moore. *. *.
    1729. Benton Moore is a witness to a Power of Attorney given by Thomas Johnston to William Moore. October 25, 1729. Power of Attorney to “‚Ķtake in his charge and care all my estate‚Ķ.” Witnesses are William Whitfield, John Gaddy, Benton Moore. *. *.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 355. The transfer between John Lovick to Joseph Jenqure mentions John Cotton and _____ Moore in the property description. December 26, 1729. 200 Pounds for 890 Acres on Eastside Meherrin Creek and Elm Swamp. Adjacent John Cotton and _______ Moore. Witnesses are Robert Forster and Francis Claxton. North Carolina Court May 2, 1730. C. Gale, C.J.
    1735. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 213–, Joseph Cotton and Benton MOORE to Robert Forster. *. 200 pds for 640 Acres on SS Meherrin Creek on Elm Swamp. All the land bounded by Meherring Creek and Elm Swamp. By our patent dated October 1, 1726 to John and Benton Moore and by a deed from William Howell to Joseph Cotton. Witnesses are William Whitfield, John Brown, Edward Brown. August Court 1735. John Wynns D. C/C. (Sold 640 acres on south side of Meherrin Creek and Elm Swamp).
    1752. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 429. Thomas Eason to Benton Moor. February 10, 1752. 21 Pounds 16 Shillings for 300 Acres on Southside of Shotskie Swamp. Witnesses are Jacob Lasher (?); John Brickell. February Court 1752. *. (bought 300 acres on the south side of Ahotsky Swamp.)
    1754. There is a land record involving Benton Moore in Bertie County, North Carolina, in 1754, which are recorded in Hofmann, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763; Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume I, page 20, as follows: Deed 185, p. 37: Benton Moore, February 7, 1754 70 Acres in Bertie County on the S side of Ahoskie Swamp joining Moore’s Corner………(bought 70 acres on the south side of Ahoskie Swamp adjoining Moore‚Äôs corner.)
    1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 31-(49). Benten Moore is a witness to a transfer by Thomas (x) Walker of Bertie County to Thomas Walker Jr. April 1, 1758. 65 Pounds 15 Shillings Proclamation. 599 Acres which said Thomas Walker had purchased from John Jones, “where Bertie Court House formerly used to be.” Witnesses are Samuel Walker, Benten Moore, Jacob Lasker. April Court 1758. CC: Benjamin Wynns.
    1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 34-(53). Benten Moore is a witness to a transfer by Thomas (x) Walker of Bertie County to son Samuel Walker of same. April 1, 1758. Deed of gift. All the land said Thomas Walker purchased from John Bazemore, on north side of Ahotskey Swamp. Witnesses are Thomas Walker, Jun., Benten Moore, Jacob Lasker. April Court 1758. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

IID. Richard Moore ca 1675 – will proved Feb 1739/40 Bertie Co. Ct.
jurat: Phillip Smith and Robt. Harris
exs: sons – Jno Moor and Richard Moore

wife was Alice
1. John Moore ca 1700 – will proved May Ct 1854 Bertie Co
2. Richard Moore – will proved Feb Ct 1748/9 Bertie Co

16 Jul 1716 Richard Moore bought 200 acres on NS Morattock River from Thomas Avent.
18 Sep 1735 Richard Myrick to Richard Moore, Sen.-300 acres (formerly belonging to Jonathon Davis & Thomas Avent) was granted unto Charles Kimble, it being the remaining part of Kimbles survey for 530 acres dated 1 Apr 1723 adj. to John Moor’ land bought of Thomas Avent for 230 acres.
(May court 1737)
17 Nov 1736 Richard Moore, Sen. bought 640 acres on NS of Moratuck River adj. to Thomas Evans on Stoney Creek, being land granted to John Gaddy 1 Mar 1719.
Richard Moore died Feb 1739, the father of John & Richard, both sons qualified as executors of father’s will.

  1. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 120. There is a record of Richard Moore being a witness to a transfer by Robert Green of Surry County, Virginia, to George Norwood. August 11, 1729, 12 Pounds for 8 Acres on Northside of Morrattuck River adjacent to John Spar(?), Henry Jones. Land called “Mount Royall‚Äô. Part of 640 Acres grant to Jacob Colson. Witnesses John Green, Richard Moore. August Court 1729, Thomas Crew D. C/C.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 122. There is a record of Richard Moore being a witness to a transfer by John Green to Richard Pace, Junior. August 11, 1729. 20 Pounds for 440 Acres on Northside of Moratuck River at Wheeler‚Äôs Mill Swamp. To “include the bounds of patent dated March 1, 1719‚Ķ.” Witnesses are Thomas Avent and Richard Moore. August Court 1729. Thomas Crew D. C/C.
    1729. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 144. There is a record of Richard Moore being a witness to a transfer by Thomas Avent of Surry County, Virginia to Richard Merrick August 11, 1729. 5 Pounds for 100 Acres on Northside of Morattuck River. Witnesses are Richard Moore and John Green. August Court 1729. Thomas Crew D. C/C.
    1730. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 221. George Smith to Richard Moore. May 12, 1730. 40 Pounds for 600 Acres on Northside of Roquis Creek. Adjacent John Goreham. Witnesses are John Sutton and John Edwards. May 12, 1730. Thomas Hansford D. C/C. (bought 600 acres on the north sidee of Roquis Creek, adjacent to John Goreham.)
    1736. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 115. Richard Myrick and wife Elizabeth to Richard Moor (Moore), Sen. September 18, 1736. 60 Pounds for 240 Acres on Northside Roanoke adjacent Thomas Avant. By patent granted February 24, 1729. Witnesses are Richard Cuerton, jurat, William Avent, Thomas Avent, jurat. May Court 1737. John Wynns D. C/C. (bought 240 acres on the north side of the Roanoke River adjacent Thomas Avant; land granted by patent to Richard Myrick on February 24, 1729.)
    1735. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 117. Richard Myrick and wife Elizabeth to Richard Moore, Sen. September 18, 1735. 60 Pounds for 300 acres (land that I bou‚Äôt of Jonathan Davis and Thomas Avent and was granted by Patent unto Charles Kimble, it being the remaining part of Kimble‚Äôs Survey‚Ķfor (530 Acres) dated the first of April 1723‚Ķ.” Adjacent John Moor‚Äôs land bought of Thomas Avent for 230 acres. Witnesses are Richard Cuerton, jurat, William Avent, Thomas Avent, jurat. May Court 1737. John Wynns D. C/C. (bought 300 acres, which was land that Richard Myrick had bought from Jonathan Davis and Thomas Avent and being the remaining part of Kimble‚Äôs survey and granted by patent to Charles Kimble for 530 acres on April 1, 1723, adjacent to the 230 acres purchased by John Moore from Thomas Avent
    1736. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 119. James Balfour and Wife Elizabeth of Hanover County, Virginia to Richard Moor, Sen. November 17, 1736. 20 Pounds for 640 Acres on Northside Moratuck River adjacent Thomas Evans on Stoney Creek. Being land that was granted Capt. John Gaddy by patent for 640 acres dated March 1, 1719. Witnesses are Buckley Kimbrough, jurat, William Wesston, Elizabeth Kimbrough. May Court 1737. *. (purchased 640 acres on north side of Moratuck River (Roanoke River) adjacent Thomas Evans on Stoney Creek, and being land that was granted Captain John Gaddy by patent for 640 acres dated March 1, 1719.)
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 105. John Moor to Richard Moor. February 13, 1739. Gift. 200 Acres “John Moor son of Richard Moor late Dec‚Äôd‚Ķand Richard Moor son of Richard Moor aforesaid‚Ķ” land on Northside Morattoak River. Being land late Richard Moor bought of Thomas Avent by deed dated July 16, 1716.”‚Ķ and is Manor Plantation Richard Moor now lives on ‚Ķ” Wit: P(?) Smith, Robert Harris. February Court 1739. *. (Given 200 acres on the north side of the Morattoak River (Roanoke River) by his brother, John Moore, and this was land his father, Richard Moore, bought from Thomas Avent on July 16, 1716, and is the manor plantation that Richard Moore now lives on.)
    1739/40. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 109. John Moor to Richard Moor. February 10, 1739/40. Gift. 120 Acres “Between John Moor son of Richard Moor Late Dec‚Äôd‚Ķand Richard Moor son of aforesaid Richard Moor‚Ķ” adjacent Richard Moor‚Äôs present manor house plantation. Witnesses are P. Smith, Robert Harris, February Court 1739. *. (Given 120 acres on the north side of the Morattoak River (Roanoke River) by his brother, John Moore, and this land is adjacent to the manor house plantation that Richard Moore now lives on.)
    1741. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 277. John Moor and Richard Moor to William Acock. July 5, 1741. 80 Pounds for 640 Acres on Northside Moratuck River adjacent Thomas Avent on Stoney Creek. Land granted by patent to John Gaddis dated March 5, 1719. Witnesses are William Shorter, John Brown, Elizabeth Shorter, Thomas Pace, jurat, Thomas Avent. August Court 1741. *. (Sell 640 acres on north side of Moratuck River (Roanoke River) adjacent Thomas Avent on Stoney Creek, and which land was granted by patent to John Gaddis dated March 5, 1719.)

III. John Moore 17xx – 1754 in Bertie Co. NC blacksmith
son of Richard ex: Ephraim Weston

married Ann Edwards
dau of John Edwards who died ca 1742
1.Samuel Moore ca 1728 – 1794
married Elender
a. Elizabeth Moore
married Davis
b. Delilah Moore
married Woodard
c. Sarah Moore
married Parish
d. Molly Moore
married Harrell
e. Jerusha Moore
married Amerson
f. Elender Moore
g. Sintha Moore
h. Jemima Moore
1749. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 224. Samuel Moore is a witness to a transfer by John Edwards to John Brogden, Jun. November 15, 1749. 30 Pounds for 340 Acres on Eastside Roquist Swamp adjacent to Phillip Walston, Jonathan Standly, Coll. Cullen Pollock. Witnesses are Joseph Wymberly, Samuel Moore. November Court *. John Lovick C/C.
1802. Abstracts of Edgecombe Wills, Page 231-232. There is a will of Samuel Moore, January 17, 1793. November Court 1794. Wife and Executor Elender, lend plantation, all land, 3 negroes for widowhood. Daughters: Elizabeth Davis, Delilah Woodard, Sarah Parish, 5 Pounds each; Molly Harrell, 5 Shillings, also lend I negro, reversion to her children at her death. Daughters: Jerusha Amerson, Ellender, and Sintha Moore, I negro at mother’s death; 1 negro shall choose his mistress among Molly Harrell, Jerusha Amerson, Elender, Sintha and Jemima. Executor is William Amerson. Witnesses are Ethelred Ruffin, Eli Amerson, James Johnston.
2. Mary Moore bef 1739 –
married bef Mar 1754 Mr. Bell
3. John Moore inv. 25 April 1789
a. Elizabeth Moore
b. Samuel Moore adm. gr 10 Feb 1795 to son William
married Anne
i. William Moore
ii. James Moore
iii. Benjamin Moore [still a minor in 1795]
c. Mary Moore
d. Ann Moore
married Jeremiah Dargan
e. Sarah Moore
married Hyman
f. John Moore
g. Prudence Moore inv. 18 Mar 1797 by Ephraim Weston Sr

John & brother Richard named executors in father’s will, Feb 1739.
10 Feb 1739 John to Richard: deed of gift, 120 acres adj. to Richard’s present “Manor House Plantation”
13 Feb 1739, Richard Moore dec’d, deed of gift to sons, John & Richard, 200 acres on NS Morattock River, land bought of Thomas Avent dated 16 July 1716, where Richard now lives, Manor Plantation.
5 July 1741, John & Richard Moore to William Aycock, 640 acres on NS Moratuck River adj. to Thomas Avent on Stoney Creek (land granted to John Gaddis 5 Mar 1719).
5 Aug 1742 John Moore (blacksmith) to John Edwards 100 pds, for 100 acres on Eastermost part of a plantation formerly belonging to John Edwards dec’d, which contains 200 acres, which was equally divided betwisch the said Edward’s dec’d, & said Moore.
9 Feb 1747 John Moore, blacksmith, to Ephriam Weston for 5 shillings, 150 acres on Cashy River at Bear Island, adj. to William Collins.
11 Mar 1754, John Moore, blacksmith, (will) to wife Ann, sons, Samuel, John, daughter Mary Bell.
5 Oct 1786 inventory of John Moore’s will (dec’d 1754)- 7 heirs: Elizabeth, Samuel, Mary, Ann, Sarah, John, & Prudence.

  1. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 197. Thomas Jones and wife Anne to John Moor (Moore), blacksmith. February 13, 1737. 400 Pounds for 963 Acres (?) land in Bear Swamp near Kesia River. 423 Acres by patent dated March 5, 1721/22. “The other containing five hundred and forty acres contained by patent bearing date the 19th of January 1715″. Witnesses are Jonathan Standley, William Standley. February Court 1737. *. (bought 963 acres in Bear Swamp near Kesia River, obtained by Thomas Jones by patent dated March 5, 1721/1722 (423 acres) and by patent dated January 19, 1715 (540 acres); note that this entry indicates that John Moore was a blacksmith.)
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 66. John Moor is mentioned as a witness and in the property description of a transfer by Pedegrove Salsberry to Isaac Harrell. August 11, 1739. 7 Pounds for 140 Acres. On Northside Maratuck River adjacent “Spiveys Line”, William Turner, John Moor, William Eason, Witnesses are Jacob Jernigan, John Moor, William Bryant. May Court 1740, *. (John Moore has land on north side of the Maratuck River (Roanoke River) adjacent “Spiveys Line”, William Turner, William Eason, and Pedegrove Salsberry (Issac Harrell).
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 105. John Moor to Richard Moor. February 13, 1739. Gift. 200 Acres “John Moor son of Richard Moor late Dec‚Äôd‚ĶandRichard Moor son of Richard Moor aforesaid‚Ķ” land on Northside Morattoak River. Being land late Richard Moor bought of Thomas Avent by deed dated July 16, 1716.”‚Ķ and is Mannor Plantation Richard Moor now lives on ‚Ķ” Wit: P(?) Smith, Robert Harris. February Court 1739. *. (Transfer by gift of land on the north side of the Morattoak River (Roanoke River) that Richard Moore had bought from Thomas Avent by deed dated July 16, 1716, by John Moore to his brother, Richard Moore.)
    1739/40. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 109. John Moor to Richard Moor. February 10, 1739/40. Gift. 120 Acres “Between John Moor son of Richard Moor Late Dec‚Äôd‚Ķand Richard Moor son of aforesaid Richard Moor‚Ķ” adjacent Richard Moor‚Äôs present manor house plantation. Witnesses are P. Smith, Robert Harris, February Court 1739. *. (Transfer by gift of 120 acres adjacent to Richard Moore‚Äôs present manor house plantation, by John Moore to his brother, Richard Moore.)
    1740. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 122. John Moor is mentioned as a witness to the transfer by Robert Ellis to Phillip Smith. February 9, 1740. 25 Pounds for 300 Acres. Adjacent Emanuel Rogers, Phillip Smith, “Late John Gray‚Äôs Land”, Phillip Smith, “Robert Ellis Dec‚Äôd.”. Witnesses are Robert Harris, jurat, John Willey, John Moor. February Court 1739. *.
    1739. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 207. John Moor is mentioned in the property description to a transfer by Joshua Wilkinson to Mary Hary (Hardee). July 21, 1739, 20 Pounds for 100 Acres on Northeast Side of Kesiah River adjacent John Moore, Stewart, Barber, and Williams. Witnesses are Joseph Hardee, jurat, Mary Hardee, Charles Hardee. May Court 1741, Benjamin Hill C/C. (John Moore has land on the northeast side of the Kesiah River, near Stewart, Barber, Williams and Mary Hardy (Joshua Wilkinson).
    1741. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 277. John Moor and Richard Moor to William Acock. July 5, 1741. 80 Pounds for 640 Acres on Northside Moratuck River adjacent Thomas Avent on Stoney Creek. Land granted by patent to John Gaddis dated March 5, 1719. Witnesses are William Shorter, John Brown, Elizabeth Shorter, Thomas Pace, jurat, Thomas Avent. August Court 1741. *. (John Moore and Richard Moore transfer 640 acres on north side of Moratuck River (Roanoke River) adjacent to Thomas Avent on Stoney Creek, which land had been granted by patent to John Gaddis on March 5, 1719.)
    1742. Bertie Deed Book F, Page 385. John Moor, blacksmith, to John Edwards. August 5, 1742. 100 Pounds for 100 Acres on Eastermost part of a plantation formerly belonging to John Edwards Dec‚Äôd. which contained 200 Acres “‚Ķwhich was equally divided betwisch the said Edwards Dec‚Äôd and the saidMoor‚Ķ” Witnesses are Thomas Whitmell, Joh Hill. November Court 1742. Henry Delon C/C. (Sell the 100 acres which was the easternmost part of a plantation formerly belonging to John Edwards, deceased, which contained 200 acres.)
    1747. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 35. John Moor and Rachel Moor are witnesses to a transfer by 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.
    1747. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 90. John Moor, blacksmith to Ephraim Weston. February 9, 1747. 5 Shillings for 150 Acres on Cashy River at Bear Island. Adjacent William Collins. Witnesses are Thomas Castellaw and Henry Walston. February Court 1747. (Sell 150 acres on Cashy river at Bear Island, adjacent William Collins).
    1748. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 103. John Moore is a witness to a transfer by Michael Hill to James Castellaw. January 22, 1748. 500 Pounds for 640 Acres on Northside of Cashy River on Eastermost Branch, Witnesses are John Moore, Thomas Castellaw, and Henry Walston. February Court 1747. *.
    1749. Bertie Deed Book G, Page 212. John Moor is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Joshua Wilkinson to James Bullock. August 1, 1749. 32 Pounds for 200 Acres at head of Isaac Creek commonly known as Walstons or Hokeirs Creek. Adjacent John Williams, John Moor. Witnesses are Walter Sessums, John Cook. August Court 1749. *. (John Moore owned land on the north side of the Cashy River at the head of Isaac Creek, commonly known as Walstons or Hokeirs Creek, adjacent or near to John Williams, Joshua Wilkinson (James Bullock).
    Will of John Moor 11 Mar 1754 – proved May Ct 1754 –” being very sick and weak of body. . ”
    My wife Ann Moor may enjoy my whole estate during her lifetime or widowhood, and if she marries she may have one-third of the whole, except for 150 acres of land which I give to my daughter Mary Bell, lying between my dwelling plantation and the wading place over the Horse Spring Branch. Son Samuell Moor -200 acres on the Great Duck Pond. Son John Moor – my dwelling plantation with 200 acres adjoining. Remaining land to my sons Samuell and John.
    Ex. wife, Ephraim Weston
    Wit: Stephen [SE] Evans, Ann [x] Evans, Joseph Hardy
    1756. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 233. John Moor is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by James Bullock to John Weston. *. 25 Pounds for 200 Acres. On Northside Cashie River adjacent John Williams, John Moor at Isaac Creek to Wolf Pitt Branch adjacent John Williams. Witnesses are Joseph Wimberly, Isaac Wimberly. January Court 1756. *. (John Moore owned land on the north side of Cashy River at the head of Isaac Creek, commonly known as Walstons or Hokeirs Creek, adjacent or near to John Williams, Joshua Wilkinson (James Bullock).
    1757. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 379. John Moor is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by John Western to Thomas Slatter. January 25, 1757. 20 Pounds for 200 Acres on Northside Cashy adjacent John Williams, John Moor at Isaac’s Creek. Witnesses are Benjamin Wynns, David Rice. January Court 1757. (John Moore owned land on the north side of Cashy River at the head of Isaac Creek, commonly known as Walstons or Hokeirs Creek, adjacent or near to John Williams, Joshua Wilkinson (James Bullock).
    1761. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 315-(67). John Moore is a witness to the transfer by Elias (X) Hodges of Beaufort County to Thomas Pugh of Bertie County. January 2, 1761. 268 Pounds Virginia. 380 Acres which was given by the will of Robert Hodges to his daughter Sarah Caine and conveyed by said Sarah and her husband John Caine to Elias Hodges 22 December 1753, joining Rockquis, Samuel Harris, Flag Branch. Witnesses are William Williams, John Moore. April Court 1761.
    1760. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 333-(84). John Moore of Hertford County to Jones Griffin of same. October 6, 1760. 38 Pounds Proclamation. 200 Acres on Westside of Fort Branch, joining Cow Branch. Witnesses are William Driver, Thomas Cason, William Sumner. July Court 1761. CC: Benjamin Wynns. (Sell 200 acres on the west side of Fort Branch, joining Cow Branch).

IIIB. Richard Moore will proved Feb Ct 1748/9
wife Elisabeth
1. John Moore will proved May Ct 1754
wife Elizabeth [she married 2nd Thomas Kimsey]
a. Benjamin Moore will proved Nov Ct 1780
wife Elisabeth [she married 2nd Wilson Liscomb]
i. Pricilla Moore
married bef April 1793 Joshua Spivey
ii. Sarah Moore
b. Ann Moore

  1. John Moore ca 1750 in NC – 1802 in Bertie Co.NC
    married ca 1780 in Bertie Co. NC Sarah Hendricks died 1817 in Bertie Co. NC
    list from Angie King & her cousin Betty
    1. William Moore
    2. Thomas Moore [under 21 in 1810]
    married Rebecca Stepp
    desc of Robert Flake and Elizabeth
    3. James Moore [under 21 in 1810]
    4. Samuel Moore [under 21 in 1816]
    5. Jeremiah Moore [died ca 1818]
    married Margaret
    6. Sarah Moore
    married John Harrison
    7. Elizabeth Moore
    married John Mohun
    8. John Moore [believed died before 1816 without heirs]
  1. Thomas Moore 1788 in NC- 1841 in Van Buren Co. Tennessee
    married Rebecca Stepp 1790 NC – 1888 White Co. TN
    a. Fredrick M. Moore of Green County NC d: WFT Est 1856-1888
  1. Joseph Moore.

(1). 1724. James Williams to Joseph Moore. May 11, 1724. 20 Shillings for 35 Acres on Little Roquess Swamp adjacent Samuel Herring. Witnesses John Hart and Needham Bryan. November Court 1724. (bought 35 acres on Little Roquess Swamp adjacent Samuel Herring).

(2). 1726/27. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 245. There is a Joseph Moore who is a witness to a transfer by William Gray to Robert Hodges. 80 Pounds for 180 Acres on Northeast Side of Little Roquis Swamp. Adjacent James William, Richard Milton. Witnesses are John Gray, Joseph Moor. March Court. *.*.

(3). 1730. Bertie Deed Book C, Page 321. Joseph Moore and Ann Moore are witnesses to a transfer by Henry Overstreet and wife Ann to Abraham Sheppard (Sepherd). November 10, 1730. 130 Pounds for 235 Acres “lying back of a survey of Martin Gardner” on southside of Cashy Swamp and Eastside of Roquist Swamp. Witnesses are Joseph Moore, Ann Moore, Thomas Whipple. *, *.

(4). *, Bertie Deed Book C, Page 326. John Edwards, Sen. and wife Mary to John Moore. *, 25 Pounds for 100 Acres on Turkey Swamp “‚Ķon Eastermost side of John Edwards plantation‚Ķ.” Said plantation contains 200 acres. Witnesses are James Castelaw, Jonathan Standley, and Henry Edwards. *. *. John Edwards and wife Mary gave a Power of Attorney to Matthew Edwards on February 1, 1730 to acknowledge sale of 100 acres on Turkey Swamp to John Moore that is recorded at Bertie Deed Book C, Page 327. (bought 100 acres on Turkey Swamp on the eastermost side of John Edwards plantation, which contains 200 acres).

(5). 1733/34. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 46. Joseph Moore is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Timoth Ryall to Needham Bryan (Bryant). February 11, 1733/34. 15 Pounds for 200 acres on Northside Flaggy Run. Adjacent John Harrell, Joseph Moor. Witnesses are John Harrell, jurat, John Harrett, Jun. John borefield. February Court 1733. John Wynns D. C/C. (Joseph Moore has land on the north side of Flaggy Run adjacent John Harrell, Needham Bryant (Timothy Ryall)).

(6). 1735. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 152. Joseph Moor is a witness to a transfer by Henry Overstreet to Theophillis Pugh of Nansemond County, Virginia. May 10, 1735. 800 Pounds for 150 Acres plus 50 Acres plus chattels. (1) On Appletree Swamp adjacent William Jones, Henry Jarnagan. (2) 50 Acres at head of roques 93) 150 Acres ‚Äòwhereon Ann Overstreet doth now live.” The 150 Acres purchased of William Jones and Henry Jarnaman. The 50 acres purchased of Robert Radford. In addition 2 Negros named Peter & Jamy; 20 head cattle and hoggs; 100 head of hoggs. Witnesses are Jame Millikin, Joseph Moor, John Kirkpatrick. May Court 1735. *.

(7). 1734. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 164. Joseph Moor is mentioned as a witness to a transfer by John Lee to Thomas Sprite. October 19, 1734. 80 Pounds for 300 Acres. On Northside Connehoe Creek. Part of a grant to John Lee dated September 28, 1730 (?) adjacent William Averit land which was ‚Äòbought out of the same patent.” Witnesses are Joseph Moor, jurat, John Ballard (?), Robert Butler. May Court 1735. John Wynns D. C/C.

(8). 1753. Abstracts of Wills of Edgecombe County, page 230, has a record of the will of Joseph Moore, February 15, 1753. February Court 1757. Wife and Executor Ann, Sons and Executors: Joseph, plantation in Edgecombe County on Little Swamp, also plantation in Bertie County on Rockquies Swamp where William Bryant formerly lived; James, 100 Acres land bought of William McGee on South Side of Conetoe Pocosin; Hodges, 100 Acres Land on North Side of Conohoe Swamp; Jesse, Plantation on Mill Branch and Montgomery’s line wheron I live; Ezekiel and Jesse to have my water mill. Son-in-law: (unnamed), tract of land on Conetoe Swamp; Daughters: Ann MaGee, Martha Hinton, Celia Moore. All children get negroes. Melia Moore. Witnesses are Elizabeth Williams, Mary Whitmell, and William Williams.

(9). 1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 71-(111). John (x) Brown gentlemen of Bertie County to Joseph Moore, planter of same. 24 August 1758. 40 Pounds proclamation. 157 acres. Witnesses are James Sparkman, Joshua Lee. October Court 1758. CC: Benjamin Wynns. (This is the son of Joseph Moore, who buys 157 acres)

(10). 1775. Abstracts of Edgecombe County Wills, Page 230. There is a will for Joseph Moore, who is apparently the son of the earlier Joseph Moore listed in Bertie County. October 6, 1775. January Court 1776. Wife Ann, lend plantation where I live and that which joins it purchased of James Dunlop and 3 negroes; remaining negroes to be hired out for benefit of wife, etc. Bequeath 500 Pounds for her pocket money. Each trustee or Executor to be paid 100 Pounds Proc. money. 200 Pounds to the poor. Zekel Moore, tract whereon he lives, 1 negro and 100 Pounds. Joseph Moore, son of James Moore, 100 Pounds. Henry Irwin, son of Henry Irwin of Tarboro, 100 Pounds. Polly Toole, 50 Pounds. Henry Irwin Toole, Executor, to use remainder of income to relieve and support any poor of the Church of England, not being dissenters for 10 years. Executors are William Williams of Martin County, Henry Irwin, Henry Irwin Toole, James Moore. Witnesses are Geraldu Toole, Mary Toole, and Jiney Toole.

(11). 1775. Abstracts of Edgecombe County Wills, Page 231. There is also a mention of the will for Joseph Moore, October 7, 1775 (?). January Court, 1778. Nunc. Will, Leaving wife (unnamed), household goods, crop, etc. Statement sworn to before Robert Bignall. Proved by oath of Henry Irwin.

  1. Maurice Moore.

(1). 1721/22 There is a Maurice Moore who is a witness to a deed in 1722 in Bertie County, North Carolina, as follows in Deed Bertie Deed Book A, Page 19: James Anderson of Bath County to John Gray (Capt.), March 3, 1721/22, 400 acres Northside of Morattock River in Occoneche Neck.

(2). 1725. There is a M. Moore who is listed as signing a grant by the Lord Proprietors to George Powell. April 1, 1725, Grant 124 Acres East Side Ahoskey Swamp adjacent Peter Parker, Leonard Langston. “‚Ķbeing due for importation‚Ķ” 50 Acres per person. Signed: William Reed, Esq., President of Council and Commander in Chief of Our Province. Richard Sanderson, Francis Forster, M. Moore, J. Lovick. Recorded in Secretary Office. J. Lovick, Secretary.

(2). 1723. There is a M. Moore who is listed as signing a grant by the Lord Proprietors to John Hobson. April 1, 1723, Grant 190 Acres North Side Rocquiss Swamp adjacent William Smith, Francis Hobson, James Castellaw. “‚Ķbeing due for importation of persons at 50 Acres per person. Signed: . J. Lovick, Secretary., M. Moore, William Reed, Richard Sanderson, Francis Forster.

(4). 1723. There is a M. Moore who is listed as signing a grant by the Lord Proprietors to William Roads. April 1, 1723, Grant 640 “‚Ķaccording to one great Deed of Grant, bearing the first day of May anno Domini 1668, given unto our County of Albemarle, ‚Ķdoe hereby grant Roads‚Ķa tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres‚Ķ.” On Westside Cypress Swamp at Coll. Maul‚Äôs corner. For importation of persons: 50 acres/ person, Rent of 1 shilling a year to be paid 29thSeptember. Provided he “plant or cause to be planted within three years.” Signed: Wm. Reed, Esq. President of “councel.” Witnesses: J. Lovick, Francis Foster, M. Moore, Richard Sanderson. Secretary‚Äôs Office. J. Lovick, Secretary.

  1. Arther Moore.

(1). 1752. There is a land record involving Arthur Moore as helping survey land for Jesse Moore in Beufort County, North Carolina, in 1752, which is recorded in Hofmann, The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763; Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume I, page 29 — Deed 273, p. 59: September 5, 1754, Jesse MOORE 440 Acres in Beaufort County adjoining William Stancil, Arthur MOORE and the swamp….Surveyed November 28, 1752. Among the chain carriers (assisting in the surveying) were Arthur MOORE and Thomas Bonner.

(2). 1754. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 141. Arthur Moore is a witness to the transfer by Thomas Bonner to James Byrum. September 12, 1754. 40 Shillings for 100 Acres on Kisshy Road. Witnesses are Moses Bonner and Arthur Moore, February Court, 1755. *.

(3). 1755. In David B Gammon’s Abstracts of Wills of Bertie County, NC, 1722-1774 there is a will for Thomas Bonner of November 11, 1755‚Äîmentions son, Thomas Bonner, daughter, Esther MOORE, son Henry Bonner, son Moses Bonner and three other married daughters. Amongst the witnesses is Arthur MOORE.

(4). 1756. In the Moore News, Volume II, Issue 32 – B, Page 4 (July 2, 1997), there some information from Judy Cardwell (JudySCard@aol.com), who is researching her Bonner family and located a will of Thomas Bonner, 1756, Bertie County, North Carolina that mentions a daughter Esther marrying a More and it is witnessed by Arthur Moor.

(5). 1758. There is a record of an event involving an Arthur Moore that took place in December 22, 1758, in the Granville District of North Carolina, which is recorded in Saunders, Colonial North Carolina, Volume 5 (1752-1759), page 1090, as follows: “Arthur Moore had entered a piece of land with Col. Halton, in the time of his being Earl Granville’s agent; that he could not get the land surveyed till Col. Halton and Mosely both died after which he applied to Col. Corbin, entered the land with him and paid him the entry; that Mr. Corbin then told him to get it surveyed within twelve months, and he should have a deed for the land; that he had it surveyed and applied for his deed within the time; that there had been a deed for the same land to one Becton; to which Mr. Corbin replied that Becton’s deed was a different piece of land; however, would not make out a deed for Moore who was afterwards sued in ejectment by Becton and judgement was had against him on Becton’s producing a deed executed by Mr. Corbin for the same land, and Moore turned out of possession and imprisoned for near two months till he could pay the costs of the suit.”

(6). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 104-(168). Ar. Moore is a witness to a transfer by Thomas (x) Walker of Berite County to John Walker of same. January 19, 1759. 40 Pounds. 240 acres which said Thomas Walker had purchased from Simon Homes on south side of Ahotskey Swamp. Witnesses are Jacob Lasher, Bryan Hare, Ar. Moore. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(7). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 105-(169). Arthur Moore is a witness and Benton Moore is mentioned in the property description of the transfer by Christopher Hollamon and Amos Hinton of Bertie County to Thomas Walker of same. 26 Pounds. 200 Acres (messuage), joining Benton Moore, Cashy. Witnesses are Bryan Hare, Ar. Moor, William Williford. January Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(8). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 159-(264). Arther Moore and Moses Moore are listed as witnesses to the transfer by William Bird of Bertie County to Joseph Farmer of same. March 30, 1759. 10 Pounds Virginia. 100 Acres (messuage), joining Sequea Swamp, William Bird, Joseph Farmer, where Thomas Parker lived. Witnesses are Arther Moore, William Williford, Moses Moore. April Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(9). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 197-(350). Arthur Moore is a witness to the transfer by William Birde cooper and his wife Ann(X) of Bertie County to their son Joel Byrd of same. July 17, 1759. Deed of gift. 100 Acres (messuage) on north side of Ahotskey Swamp, joining Spring Branch, William Byrd. Witnesses are Charles Roberts, Arthur Moore, Jacob Lasker. July Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(10). 1758. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 409-(182). Arthur Moore is a witness to a transfer by John Baker, Esqr. Sheriff of Bertie County to James Wood of same. October 25, 1758. James jones brought suit against Moses Tompson for 6 pounds 17shillings 9 ¬Ω pence proclamation. Said Thomson “broke jail” and afterwards conveyed land to William Outlaw. Said James Jones by his attorney Blake Baker asked for judgment against said land. Thus for 17 Pounds 10 Shillings Proclamation. 300 Acres as by a deed from Jesse Wood to said Thompson November 8, 1754. Witnesses are Benjamin Wynns, James Cary Jr. Arthur Moore. CC: John Johnston.

  1. Nathan Moore.

(1). 1726. Bertie Deed Book B, Page 267. There is a reference in the property description to Nathan Moore in a transfer of land by John Stancill and wife Sarah to Edmond Smithwick. January 12, 1726. 30 Pounds for 100 Acres on Kisah Neck adjacent Nathan Moore, known as “Deer Hall”. “‚Ķshe being first privately examined as by an act of assembly of this province‚Ķ” Witnesses John Gardner, Thomas Bryant. North Carolina Court October 3, 1727. C. Gale C. J. Test. Edward Mashborne D. C/C. Witnesses to the private examination being: Elizabeth Clayton and John Gardner.

(2). 1733. Bertie Deed Book D, Page 122. Nathan Moor is mentioned in the property description of a transfer by Martin Cromen to James Castellaw. May 8, 1733. 20 Pounds for 200 acres on Cashy River. By patent granted Nathan Moor and by him sold to Cromen and recorded in Chowan Precinct. Witnesses are Thomas Kearney, jurat, William Kenneday, Sollmon Alston. August Court 1734.

(3). 1760. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 331_(82). There is a reference to Nathan Moore in the property description of a transfer by Henry King of Hertford County to Charles King of Bertie County. September 1, 1760. 5 Pounds (no acres), joining Broad Branch, Nathan Moore, said Henry King. Witnesses are Mary King, Henry King. July Court 1761. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

  1. Elizabeth Moor, wife of John Pace.

(1). 1739. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 480. William Pace and John Pace and Elizabeth Moor. “Relict of John Pace late of Bertie County Dec‚Äôd. to John Corlew of Yorkhumton Parish of York County, Virginia. August 13, 1739. 35 Pounds 5 Shillings for 200 Acres on Southside Roanoke River. On Southside of a grant to John Pace late of Bertie. Adjacent to Daniel Crawley, Coll. William Little, John Lews (Laws?), William Pace. This is a one year lease. “to be fully ended‚Ķ& paying unto (them)‚Ķthe rent of one year of Indian Corn at the feast of St. Michaell the arch angel‚Ķ” Witnesses are A. Giles, jurat, Thomas Vince, Sarah Mims. August Court 1739. *.

(2). 1739. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 482, William Pace and John Pace and Elizabeth Moor, Relect of John Pace, Dec’d, to John Corlew of Yorkhampton Parish in York County, Virginia. August 14, 1739. 25 Pounds 5 Shillings for 200 Acres (Land described above) Witnesses: A. Giles, jurat, Thomas Vince, Sarah Mims, August Court 1739. *.

 

  1. Augustus Moore.

(1). 1739. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 539. There is a mention of Augustus Moore as a witness to a transfer by Nathaniel Platt & Wife Martha to Roland Williams. April 18, 1739. 37 Pounds for 100 Acres. At Ocheneche Neck a Cypress Branch adjacent William Brown, and Robert Sims. Witnesses are _______ Watford, Augustus Moore, jurat, John Cotton. November Court 1739.

  1. Aaron Moor.

(1). 1753. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 9. Aaron Moore is a witness to a transfer by John Hill, Sheriff of Bertie, to Robert Peel of Northhampton County. August 14, 1753. 20 Pounds for * Acres. Land adjacent John Jones, Edward Howard on Eastside of Ahoskey Swamp. Being the same land that Theophilus Pugh bought of Robert Rogers on March 14, 1739. The witnesses are William Moore, David Dickinson, Aaron Moore. November Court 1753. Samuel Ormes C/C.

(2). 1753. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 11. John Hill, Sheriff of Bertie to Aaron Moor. August 14, 1753. 56 Pounds for 250 Acres Being the land that Theophilus Pugh purchased of John Perry. Witnesses are William Moore, David Dickinson, Robert Peel. November Court 1753. *.

(3). 1753. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 95. Aaron Moore is a witness to the transfer by John Hill, Sheriff of Bertie, to William Moor of Nansemond County, Virginia. August 14, 1753. 62 Pounds for 640 Acres. Sale of lands of Theophilus Pugh land formerly belonging to John Beverly & Robert Beverly and sold to Pugh. December 11, 1738. Witnesses are Robert Peele, David Dickinson, Aaron Moore. May Court 1754. Samuel Ormes C/C.

(4). 1755. Bertie Deed Book H, Page 151. Aaron Moore to John Minshaw (Minshew) of Chowan County. March 1, 1755. 30 Pounds for 300 Acres in Cashy Swamp by patent to John Rasberry February 4, 1725. Adjacent Joseph Howard, ____ Parker. Witnesses are Marte Brickell, John Brickell. April Court 1755. Benjamin Wynns C/C.

  1. Edward Moore. (this is a different Edward Moore than the earlier Edward Moore who had died by 1757 as indicated by the deeds recorded at Bertie Deed Book H, Pages 449 and 450).

(1). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 99-(160). Edward Moore is listed as a witness to the transfer by Dempsey (x) Grant to Mickael King of Baufort County. 10 Pounds. 100 Acres which had bee a deed to John Gray who conveyed it to James Parker who conveyed it to Dempsey Grant, joining Broad Branch, William King. Witnesses are Edward Moore, John Chrisp (Crisp). January Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(2). 1762. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 393-(163). Cullen Pollok of Bertie County to Edward Moore of same. June 10, 1762. Deed of gift. 104 Acres, joining Flatt Swamp, Todds Branch, John Cake. Witnesses are Edward King, Riben Fields. July Court 1762. CC: John Johnston. This Edward Moore may be related to James Moore who lived close to Cullen Pollok.

  1. George Moore.

(1). 1758. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 106-(170). George Moye, John (x) Moye, George Moor of Beaufort County to William Cowand of Bertie County. 25 July 1758. 8 Pounds proclamation. 50 Acres which was part of the land Smithwick Gardner purchased from William Bently, on north side of Cut Sypress Creek, joining John Ward, said Bently, Maning. Witnesses are John Ward, Luke Ward, Rebeckah Ward. Janurary Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns. In the later transfer of this land by William Coward recorded at Bertie Deed Book I, Page 131-(215), the land is described as joining William Bently, John Ward, Roanoke River.

  1. Moses Moore.

(1). 1759. Bertie Deed Book I, Page 159-(264). Arther Moore and Moses Moore are listed as witnesses to the transfer by William Bird of Bertie County to Joseph Farmer of same. March 30, 1759. 10 Pounds Virginia. 100 Acres (messuage), joining Sequea Swamp, William Bird, Joseph Farmer, where Thomas Parker lived. Witnesses are Arther Moore, William Williford, Moses Moore. April Court 1759. CC: Benjamin Wynns.

(2). 1802. Abstracts of Edgecombe County Wills, Page 231. There is a will for Moses Moore, April 2, 1802. May Court 1802. Wife: Susanna, lend 120 Acres South Side of Tyancokey Swamp, also 1 negro, for widowhood; stock cattle, tools, furniture and $5. Son: George, $1 silver beside that already given him. William, son of George, and wife Elizabeth, $100 silver. Sons: Hartwell, Joseph, Moses, Mark, John, $100 silver each. All land divided between latter 4 sons. Daughters: Nancy, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Esther, $24 each. Executors are LaMon Ruffin, Simeon Horn, Dempsey Jenkins, Mark Dillard. Witnesses are H. Haywood, Ethelred Ruffin, Samuel Handby.

  1. Titus Moore.

(1). 1735/36. Bertie Deed Book E, Page 42. John Moore to Titus Moore. March 21, 1735/36. 12 Pounds 10 Shillings for 100 Acres. Part of a conveyance made over by Theophillis Williams to Joseph Ballard dated March 1, 1727/28. Witnesses are Thomas Harrell, George House, and Henry Averey. November Court 1736. *.

Ref: research by Mike Hirsch
Records Prior to 1767 relevant to the North Carolina Origins of Arthur Moore in present day Hertford and Bertie Counties, North Carolina

Tax List 1757 Bertie County
on list taken by John Brickell
John Moore & Negro’s Buck and Sue -3
on list taken by John Brown
James Moore – NM Ceaser and Mingo; NW Mugge -4
Benton Moore, Arthur Moore, Charles Jones -3
on list taken by Jno Hill
Aaron Moore – 3
Mary Moore – 5
on list taken by Joseph Barradaill
Benton More
Charles Jones
on list taken by Jos. Jordon
Samll. Moore and his bro. Jno and Mullattoes David James and Hestor James -4
on list taken by Thomas Pugh
James Moon[Moore] one white -1 and three blacks -3
on list sworn bef. me Jos. Jordan, JP
Elizabeth More

1787 NC Census Bertie County
of Capt Francis Pugh’s Company
Agness Moore 2 1 1 — 1
John Moore 1 1 3 3 3
list taken by Hum Hardy Esq in Capt Moore’s district
Jams Moore 1 3 1 1 1
list taken by Andw Oliver in Capt Speller’s district
Ephafroditus Moore 1 2 1 1 —

1790 Census Bertie County
Moon, John 2 3 3 — 4
Moore, Titus 1 — — — 17
“for L Collins — — — — 2
Moore, Moses 3 — 8 — 20
Moore, John 1 1 3 — 9
Moore, Agness 2 — 1 — —
Moore, John 1 — — — —-
Moore, Joseph 1 — 1 — —
Moore, Samul 2 2 1 2 —
Moore, Moses 1 2 7 — 24
Moore, Joseph 1 — 2 — 5

1800 Census Bertie County
Moore, William — — — 1 — 3 — — 1 — 1 1
Moore, Joseph 3 — 2 1 — 2 — — 1 — — —-
Moore, Titus 1 — 1 1 — — 1 — 1 — 1 54
Moore, Moses — — — 1 1 — — 4 — — — 15
Moore, Ann — — — — — — — 1 — 1 — —
Moore, John — — — 1 — — — 1 — — — 1
Moore, John — — — 1 — — — 1 — — — 1

2 thoughts on “Richard Moore & wife”

  1. hi my mother is doing research on her grandmas family and they are williams family some from virginia northcarolina chowan county bertie county some of her grandpas names are lewis john williams and are related to the sowells would and our info says our john williams married a anne moore would love to verify facts if possible thanks

  2. 1756 Bertie Deed Bk H p 258 mentions William Moore formerly of Bertie but presently of Granville County. Is this the same William Moore whose will is proved 10 February 1761 in Granville?

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