Marina Cotten & James Moore

Descendants of Sally’s 5-great- grandparents
Arthur Cotten & Mary Elizabeth Rutland of Mulberry Grove

Marina Cotton ca 1745 – aft 1785 | her parents
& ca 1761 James Moore ca 1732 – aft 1805 | his parents
of Hertford Co NC

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

James Moore was living in Hertford Co in 1758 next door to Mulberry Grove.
just about where Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is today.
They were not moving around, but the political boundaries did. So Bertie County, Northampton County and then Hertford County are all locations of their records.

[Marinah/ Merene] Cotten and James Moore had:

1. William Moore ca 1764 –
married Sept 1787 Mary Dickinson dau of James
(William Moore is on the list of The Third Division of the Militia Draughted
in the Regiment of Hertford County (1778-1780))
2. Laurence Moore ca 1767 – 7 March 1817

died and buried Polkton, Anson Co NC
3. Arthur Moore ca 1773 – bef 1805 Hertford Co
married Elizabeth ?
Mar NH Ct 1812 – Arthur Moore’s exs. William Moore & Elizabeth Moore, widow, were sued by the admr of James Cotten
4. Sarah Moore ca 1778 NC – 26 Oct 1851 age 73
emig AL 1819

married ca 1797 Andrew Jones 1777 Hertford Co NC – 1822 Butler Co AL
son of Joseph Jones ca 1780 and Sarah Skinner
both are buried Fort Dale Cemetery, Butler Co AL with headstones
info from Annie Crenshaw
a. Matilda Jones ca 1799 NC – aft 1854
married NH Co NC Mar 1818 Andrew T Perry
rem. to AL 1819 then in 1828 MS
b. Allen Jones ca 1800 NC – aft 1854
married ca 1825 ?
c. Mathias Jones ca 1801 NC – 1833/53 probably Butler Co AL
married ca 1822 Parthenia [Patsy] Lewis 1799 GA – 1873
i. Andrew Jones ca 1830 – rem to TX
d. Parthenia Jones 1803 NC – 1851 Lowndes Co AL
married ca 1822 Laban Warren 1798 – 1840
son of Richard Warren and wife Amanda of Burke Co GA
they are buried in Mount Willing Cemetery in Lowndes County.
e. James Jones 1804 NC – 31 Aug 1842 aged 38 yrs
i. J F [Jimmie] Jones of Macon MS
f. Isaac Moore Jones ca 1812 NC – ca 1893 Copiah Co MS
married 1838 Ann Womack
g. Joseph Jones 11 July 1818 AL – 15 Dec 1857 Butler Co AL
aged 39 yrs 5 mos 4 days
a dentist and planter
married 1837 Elizabeth A Rogers 11 Sept 1820 – 11 Nov 1853 age 33
niece of Frances Lewis [Jones]
5. Isaac Moore 17 Nov 1783 Hertford Co, NC – 24 Nov 1853 Dallas Co, AL
married 1803 Mary/Polly Jones 14 Oct 1788 Hertford Co, NC – 20 March 1856 Dallas Co, AL  she was the dau. of James Sidney Jones II
a. Lewis Jones Moore 17 July 1806 – 6 April 1864
married 1st Martha S Gordon 1807 – 6 July 1831 aged 23yd 8m 11d
I. Lewis Augustus Moore 14 Dec 1827 – 30 Oct 1853 dsp
married 2nd Margaret Elizabeth Tate 1815 – 7 July 1850 aged 35 yr 3m 26d
ii. Mary E Moore 31 Dec 1834 – 8 June 1896
married Richard Rufus King 20 Dec 1815 – 10 May 1895
iii. Isaac Tate Moore 6 Jan 1838 – 1 Jan 1863 dsp
iv. Robert Adolphus Moore 4 July 1844 – 12 Mar 1892
married 1857 Ann Elizabeth Harrison 26 May 1846 – 26 Dec 1923

b. Adolphus Moore 16 Nov 1822 – 24 Feb 1835
c. James Franklin Moore 4 July 1828 – 20 Jan 1868
married Mary Herring
d. William S. Moore ca Aug 1832- 28 April 1848 Aged 15 yr 8 mo
6. Jesse Cotten Moore ca 1785 – ca Dec 1843 NH Co NC will ca 1810
married ?
(Ancestor of Carl Witt of Jackson, NC)
a. John S Moore died ca Dec 1842 NH Co NC will
married 15 Apr 1830 Louisa Browne
i. John T Moore
ii. Margianna Moore
iii. Andrew J Moore
b. Martha Matilda Moore ca 1819 –
married 21 Oct 1841 Jeremiah Daughtry March 1809 –
son of Lawrence Daughtey and 2nd wife Mary Parker dau of Lemuel and Zelpha Parker of NH Co NC;
Lawrence was the son of William Daughtry and wife Elizabeth of Nansemond and NH Co
i. William Daughtry ca 1842 –
ii. Elizabeth [Bettie] Daughtry ca 1844 –

Bettie Daughtry

iii. Joseph Daughtry ca 1846 –
iv. Thomas Charles Daughtry ca 1847 –
v. Augustine Daughtry 1849 –
vi. Lucy Daughtry 1851 –
vii. Robert Daughtry ca 1854 –
viii. Benjamin Daughtry ca 1855 –
ix. Jeremiah Daughtry ca 1856 –
x. Virginia Daughtry ca 1858 –
xi. Fanny T Daughtry ca 1862 –
c. Jesse Cotten Moore 1814 – 11 Dec 1864 farmer Nhampton Co, NC

Jesse Cotten Moore II 1814 -1864

married Eliza A Barnes ca 1826 – died before 1860?

Fanny & Martha living with Louisa Barnes 62 in 1860
i. John G Moore ca 1842 –
ii. Fanny A Moore ca 1845 –
married 15 Jan 1864 by Archibald McDowell,
James Daniel Boone,
Clerk of Court in Northampton County 1880-1885
iii. Martha Louisa Moore ca 1853 –
married Samuel Joseph Holloman

Samuel Joseph Holloman married Louisa Moore, daughter of Jesse Cotten Moore & Eliza Barnes. Lived at Buena Vista near Murfreesboro. His daughter Jessie married her third cousin Walter Daughtry. They were Carl Witt’s grandparents.
(Carl Witt g-grandparents)

Louisa Barnes with daughter Eliza Barnes Moore
Elizabeth Barnes Moore holding her daughter Louisa

Jesse Cotten Moore married 2nd NH Co 1 Nov 1860 Louisa S Moore
witness Isaac Peele, CCC, md by John N Hoggard
?7. James Moore

Also living in the home of James Moore and wife Marina were the orphaned sons of his brothers Laurence d. before 1779 tax list. and William E. d ca 1780.  In 1779 James Moore was holding money belonging to the orphans of Laurence\Lawrence Moore. I have always assumed the younger Laurence was Laurence’s son also.  But one of the younger Laurence’s descendants says no, that he was the son of James.
Well, it is a fact he was raised in the home of James Moore.  Could it have been that he and Cornelius were twins? They were either double first cousins or brothers.
1. Maj. Cornelius Moore est 1767 – Dec 1823 son of Laurence
2. James Wright Moore 1773 – 1815 son of William E
3. William E Moore 1775 – 1818. son of William E.


I notice that most of Laurence’s children named a daughter Sarah– I find no Marina or Murene or Mariah.  I believe that this Laurence was the twin of Cornelius Moore son of Laurence Moore and Sarah Cotten. After their father died James Moore was their guardian and they were raised by James Moore in his home.

Laurence Moore ca 1767 – 1817 | his parents
& ca 1787 Elizabeth Dickinson 1771 – ca 1790 | her parents
& ca 1791 Martha Dickinson 1775 – 1797 | her parents
& 1798 Tabitha\Bitha Moore 1771 – 1848 | her parents
of Hertford Co and Anson Co NC

Laurence [Lawrence] Moore ca 1764 – 7 March 1817
died and buried Polkton, Anson Co, NC

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1998 Dedication Ceremony at Laurence Moore’s grave site

married 1st ca 1787 Elizabeth Dickinson 1 Dec 1771 – ca 1790
dau of John Dickinson -ca 1789 & Martha Lawrence – ca 1784
a. William Dickinson Moore 7 April 1788 – 2 Feb 1840 Anson Co NC


married in Anson Co 1813 Rosannah Benton 8 Nov 1792 – 23 Feb 1860
age 67 yrs 3 mo 15 days

Rosannah’s stones has fallen off it’s pedestal and is laying on it’s side. In memory of ROSANNAH MOORE Died Feb 23rd 1860. Aged 67 y’rs 3 mon’ 15 da’s At an early age She embraced the Christian Religion And was baptized Into the fellowship Of the Baptist Church Of Christ Nov 1830. ___________
Her life was beautified By the graces of Religion And adorned with The excellencies of Consistent piety She died deeply lamented By this Community Whose confidence and Esteem she enjoyed in An eminent degree. Her death was like the Setting sun in a clear And unclouded day Reflecting a radiant beauty Up the path she had walked She gently breathed out her Meek and quiet spirit And a serene and heavenly Smile rested upon her face As if to soothe the sorrows Of the bereaved ones Who wept around her bed. ___________ “Dearest Mother thou has left us Here thy loss we deeply feel But ’tis God that has bereft us He can all our sorrows heal.

i. Elizabeth Dickinson Moore 15 Jan 1812 – 15 Dec 1847


married Thomas Powe Chapman 11 Mar 1804 SC – 10 Feb 1883 Salado, Bell Co
moved to Salado TX after wife’s death with daughter
1. Sarah Rebecca Chapman 7 Jun 1839 – 22 Jan 1909 Salado TX, Bell County
married 1857 William Jefferson Caskey 1836 – 26 Jan 1909 Salado TX
a Mason, member of First Baptist Church at Salado – – deacon for 32 years.
served in Co G 17th TX Inf. McCullough’s Brigade., belonged to Bell County Ex-Confederate Assoc.
ii. George Washington Moore 12 July 1813 – 1871
iii. Mary Moore 8 May 1815 – 29 Aug 1824


iv. Emily Rosannah Moore 13 April 1817 – May 1906 Kershaw Co SC
married Hilton Jones 22 Aug 1807 –
1. Laurence Churchill Jones
v. Sarah Benton Moore 26 Dec 1818 – 1857 Washington Co AR
married Stephen Alsobrook 1819 SC –
vi. William Henry Moore 1828 –
1. William Harrell Moore alias Ernest Theodore O’Neil
moved to TX, line of David Patrick O’Neil
vii. John D Moore July 30 1858 – July 30 1858

In memory of Napoleon Bonapart
Son of John D. Moore Born & Died July 30th 1858

viii. Rose Moore
Alan’s wife’s line
1. Robert Alexander Moore
married Francis Gertrude Harris
a. William Harris Moore
b. Lilah Buckingham Moore
c. Mary Hanna Moore
mother of Lilah
d. Sidney Richards Moore
e. Robert Dickinson Moore
f. Douglas Key Moore

married 2nd ca 1791 Martha Dickinson 13 Aug 1775 – ca 1797
sister of Elizabeth – 1st wife
a. Sarah Moore 1792 Hertford Co NC – ca 1830  Anson Co
 married 1812 William Dabbs
married 2nd 19 Sept 1816. Laban Caraway son of Arch Caraway
i. Sarah Moore Caraway ca 1830 –
married William E Horne as 2nd wife

b. John Dickinson Moore 6 Mar 1796 – 1 Aug 1867 Monroe, Morehouse, LA
married ca 1813 Nancy Rutland ca 1800 – 7 Feb 1867
i. Francis Moore 4 Mar 1814 –
ii. Addison C Moore 1815 – 1870
married 1st Martha Dabbs
married 2nd Harriet May
iii. Benjamin Moore 1816 –
    married Mary C
iv. Catherine C Moore 1818 – 1881
married Dr. Thomas Madison Jones and moved to Texas
v. John D Moore II 1820 – 1857
married 1st Sarah Carlos
married 2nd Elizabeth\Eliza Davis
buried Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery – Morehouse Parish
vi. Dickson Moore 1822 –
married Mary Howell
vii. Rutland Moore 1823 – 1831
viii. Robert Moore 1825 –  d.y.
ix. Martha A Moore 1830 – 1902
married R. N. Jones
x. Mary Moore 1832 –
married Tom Ails – Moved to Ashley, Arkansas – a merchant
xi. Lawrence Moore 1835 –
xii. Harriett Moore 1838 –
married Robert H Ward

married 12 Feb 1798 (Bertie Co) Tabitha [Bitha] Moore 1771-1848
dau of Moses Moore will 1818 Bertie Co, NC
[some give Lockhart as middle name]
a. Elizabeth Moore ca 1799 – had died young before father ca 1816
married Laurence Dean
b. James Moore 5 July 1800 – 14 Aug 1857 Eoila, Tallahatchie Co, MS
President of the trustees of the Oakland Male and Female  Academy.
Father in law, Rev. Marcus C Henderson, was principal of the female department.
Established a Post Office at Eolia.
Established a Mercantile firm, “Buntin &Moore,” in Tallahatchie County, Miss
Established a Mercantile firm in Yalobusha County, “Moore & Davidson.”
He was a Mason.
History states he was a man of good attainments and that inherited considerable property, and
that his business qualifications were first class, and he left a considerable estate.

   married 18 Nov 1821 in Wadesboro, Anson Co NC
      Harriet Gaston Davidson ca 1808 – 15 Sept 1844
dau of Sidney Green Davison & Delphia Atkins

i. Green Davidson Moore 13 Feb 1823 Anson Co NC – 1888
established the mercantile firm of Green D. Moore & Sons which absorbed and expanded the stores established by his father.  Family members including his brother, James T, worked for this firm.  In 1878, James T Moore, took charge of the operations of this firm until 1881.

    married in MS Elizabeth Anne Lott
ii. Samuel A Moore 11 Mar 1825 Anson Co NC –
iii. William Maurice Moore 2 Feb 1827 Anson Co NC
iv. Sidney Cornelius Moore 13 Nov 1828 Anson Co NC – dy
v.  Caroline Harrington Moore 17 Jan 1831 Anson Co NC
   married James Henry Rayburn
 vi. Ann Ledbetter Moore 20 Mar 1833 Dyer Co TN – dy
vii. Harriet Adeline Moore 14 Oct 1835 Dyer Co TN –
  married Thomas Morgan Harton
viii. Alexander Hamilton Moore 8 Nov 1837 MS – dy
ix.  James T Moore 7 Oct 1839 Oakland, Yalobusha Co MS – 1924

Planter and Merchant
President of the Board of Supervisors
Served in the State House of Representatives from 1896 to 1902.
Elected to the State Senate serving Yalobusha and Granada Counties (28th District) November 3, 1903.
Steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and Superintendent of Sunday-School.
Worshipful Master of Oakland Masonic Lodge #82.
High standing in Scott lodge, Knights of Honor at Oakland.
Senior member of the firm  of James Moore & Company, a mercantile operation with a large number of stores that absorbed the company established by his brother, Green, who continued to work in the firm until his death in 1888.
Was a Whig against succession.
Served in the Civil War as a Private in the First Mississippi Cavalry; later in McLendon’s Battery and the Commissary Dept.
.  married Emily Jane Carson 1841 – 1932
x.  John M Moore 15 Sept 1841 MS
Hon. John M Moore
Proprietor of the Craig Hotel, planter and liveryman
Merchant at Harrison, Miss
Served in the Civil War for 60 days as a Private.
Traveled for the firm of Bishop Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1873-1882.
Served in the State House of Representatives for 2 years (1878-1879)
Mayor of Oakland, Miss for over 10 years
Oakland Masonic Lodge #82:
Held every official position plus District Deputy Grand Master and several times a Representative to the Grand Lodge.
Member of the Farmers Alliance
Member of Scott Lodge, Knights of Honor at Oakland
married 1st Mrs. P I Bridgers Shaw
  married 2nd Mrs. Mary Jane Davis \Craig
xi. Laurence Alexander Moore 31 Mar 1842 MS – dy
married 2nd 12 Dec 1844 Yalobusha Co MS
Martha A Henderson 1828 –
      she was the daughter of Rev. Marcus C Henderson, a Methodist minister.
i. Marcus H Moore  1845 – dy
ii. Edward M Moore 1849 – dy
 iii. Adelaide Moore dy
 iv. Henry Moore
Well known and liked in the community of Oakland and surrounding area. Worked in the family-owned business of James Moore & Co and became its manager.
v. Georgeann Moore

c. Mary\Polly Moore 13 Oct 1801 – 23 July 1879
   married 1817 Reddick Dean ca 1789 – 1860\70
Reddick Dean was a man of influence who was prominent in the political affairs of Anson County.  He was almost 11 years older than Mary/Polly Moore and died sometime between the 1860 Census and 1870 Census.
Court Action: 1834 where Mary Dean takes Reddick Dean to court for “being a habitual drunkard, the defendant is a spendthrift wasting his substance to the impoverishment of his family.”

 i. Emmy Dean
ii. Laurence Dean
married Temperance Ann Brantley
moved to Arkansas
iii. (James) Abner Dean   Civil War: Private Co A 23 Alabama Infantry
married Rosanna Threadgill
moved to Alabama, then Mississippi
iv. William Dean   promoted to the rank of Major in the Civil War
married 1st Rebecca Price
married 2nd Ann Lilly
moved to Mississippi, then Arkansas
      1. John Dean bef 1850 –
              became a prominent physician and surgeon in Texas
v. Moore Dean
married Mary Rogers (Hasty)
moved to Spartanburg SC late in life
vi. Martha\Patsy Dean
vii. Penelope Dean
viii. Elizabeth\Betsy Dean
married Edmund H Taylor
ix. Tabitha Dean
married Daniel Beachum
x.  Harriet\Patsy Dean
married James Martin Long
d. William D. Moore physician ca 1805 –
   married Charlotte ca 1798 – ca 1858
buried in Moore Cemetery, Yalobusha, MS
married 2nd Nancy Godfrey
i. William Moore 1824 –
ii. Harriett Ann Moore 24 Apr 1826 – 9 May 1853
married Gillespie
iii. Nancy Moore 1830 –
iv. Thomas Moore 1831 –
v. Samuel Moore 1833 –
vi. Cornelius Moore 1835 – 1867
 married Susan N Scurr 1834 – 1871
vii. Martha Moore 1840 –

e. Cornelius Moore 10 Jan 1807 Anson Co NC – 26 Aug 1880 Rosebud, Falls Co TX
[died Wilderville].  He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College, Richmond, VA
married ca 1826 Anson Co NC Susan Ann Pickett
1810 NC – bef 22 Sep 1835 Autauga Co Al
dau. of the late Martin Pickett, Esq. of Anson Co NC

i. Sarah Ann Moore 21 Mar 1827 NC –
married Joseph Gillespie Jr.
1. Helen Gillespie
married Sumter Co AL 27 Jan 1886 D W Mitchell
ii. Susan A. E. Moore 1835 AL –
married Sumter Co AL 11 Oct 1836 Margaret McRee
13 Mar 1811 – 1874 Marengo Co AL
dau. of Mary McRee Gillespie 1785 – 19 Feb 1859 Belmont, Sumter Co AL
i. Mary McRee Moore 1838 –
married William Kimbrough
ii. Margaret Moore 1841 –
iii. Joseph Gillespie Moore 18 Sept 1842 Marengo Co AL – 9 March 1879
graduated Medical College of Virginia 1864; CSA contracted him to serve at Howard’s Grove Hospital, Richmond, VA 9 May 1864.
iv. Alabama Moore 1844 – 1878
v. Carolina Moore 1845 – 1923
    married Napoleon Bonaparte Watkins
1. Julia Moore Watkins
married Martin Alexander Anding
a. Cornelius Moore Anding 30 Aug 1904 Rosebud, Falls Co TX-
married Lela M. Williams
b. Martin Watkins Anding
married Essie E. Williams *
*siblings married siblings
i. Cora Lynn Anding
married Jack E. Byers
line of Patricia Byers Brannon & Suzan Byers Loesch
vi. Ernest Moore 1847 – 1926 stayed in Alabama
Ernest Moore, son of Cornelius and Margaret McRee Moore, was at first a merchant right here in Belmont, Sumter County, Alabama.
By the way, my grandfather inherited from Ernest Moore, who came to Texas every year to visit.
He was also raised by his grandmother, Carolina Moore Watkins, daughter of Cornelius Moore and Ernest Moore’s sister.

vii. Maria Julia Moore 1839 – 1896
married V A Flood
viii. Cornelius Moore 1850 – 1889
1. Margaret Alabama Moore 1887 –
married Fred Shuler
2. Cornelia Nannie Moore 1889 –
married Charles Neville

By the way, Carolina Moore Watkins also raised my grandfather’s brother, Cornelius Moore Anding and he inherited from Ernest Moore as well.
Finally, a book was published by the Falls County Historical Commission many years ago.
Here is an excerpt from that book regarding Cornelius Moore:
“Cornelius Moore Anding(called “Moore”), b August 30, 1904, at Rosebud, Falls County, Texas–was the youngest of four children of Martin Alexander and Julia Moore(Watkins)Anding, II, and a maternal grandson of Napoleon Bonaparte and Carolina(Moore)Watkins, and great-grandson of Cornelius Moore, who came to Milam County, Texas ca 1851, leaving his family in Alabama. He subsequently moved to Wilderville, Falls County, Texas.”
“Families of Falls County”, Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 10, column 2 and page 11 column 1

f. Lawrence [Laurence] Moore 10 Jan 1807 – aft 1860 \by 1874
 [He went to Louisiana, is in the 1850 & 1860 MOREHOUSE PARISH Census]
married Mary D\Polly Hammond
 dau of William Hammond ca 1798 – 1855 & Nelly Eleanor Boggan 1776 – 1848
i. Flora A Moore 1834 –
ii. William Moore 1835 –  [listed as an idiot on census]
iii. Mary Jane Moore 1836 –
iv. Ellen Moore 1838 –
v. Lydia C Moore 1840 – listed as an idiot 1850 census
vi. Elizabeth Moore 1842 NC-
married Summers
 1. Adam Clark Summers ca 1864 TX –
married Mary ca 1867 –
a. Mary E Summers ca 1896 –

vii. Hampton Moore prob. died bef. 1850 census aft. 1845
viii. Adolphus Adcock Moore (adopted in 1860)
or Archy Anderson Adcock
son of Matilda Adcock who died after 1850 census
 lots of children including
1.Lawrence Adcock
2. Tom Adcock

g. Moore Moore ca 1811 – 5 May 1853 buried Sardinia Cem. Oakland MS
a Masonic emblem on his tombstone
married Barzilla Davidson  1809 – 1850
dau of Sidney Green Davidson & Delphia Atkins
i. John Laurence Moore 1829 –
ii. Tabitha Moore 21 Oct 1830 – 1852
married step-brother Asa Moody Bradford 1822 – 1865 they moved to Texas
iii. Elizabeth Moore ca 1835 – aft 1874
married her cousin William Henry Davidson d. ca 1901
moved to TX and had at least nine children

married 2nd Elizabeth Ann Kuykendall 15 Sept 1820\1822 – 6 Feb 1907\12 Jan 1905?  dau of Jacob Kuydendall &Margaret Duke Rayburn
i. Margaret Ann Moore 1839 –
married Capt. Keith Miller
ii. James Morris Moore 1841 –
married Yalobusha Co. 5 Mar 1861 Martha\Mattie L. Ming
iii. Jane\Jennie Moore 4 June 1843 – 10 July 1920
married Yalobusha 6 Sept 1865 William Henry Parker
moved to Shreveport LA
iv. Jacob Moore dsp 1879
v. Moore Moore 2 Jan 1848 – 23 Sept 1917
married 1st 1870 Jenny Lester Roberson
married 2nd 1873 Mary Ann Crofford 
moved to Grenada MS
vi. Polly Moore
vii. Catherine Ascenath Moore 29 Aug 1853 – 3mo after her father’s death.
10 July 1873 Abraham Randolph Duke 5 Nov 1857 – 20 Aug 1914

h. Maurice/Morris Moore 18 Jan 1813 – 16 Sept 1867 physician
                   buried in Selma, Drew County, Arkansas
 married 1st Anson County NC Jane H Lockhart 26 Sept 1817 – ca Aug 1846
  dau of John W Lockhart
i. John Laurance Moore 1835 – 1913
married Sarah Frances Irby
ii. James Powell Moore 1837 – 1860
iii. James Elexendrai Moore 8 Mar 1838 – 18 Mar 1838
iv. infant son born and died 1841
v. Martha Ann Moore 1842 – 1880
married Carroll Floyd Ballard
vi. Caroline Washington Moore 1846 – 1929
married 1st Elijah Robertson Tilghmon
married 2nd John Dickson

married 2nd Frances Amanda Whitson 26 Dec 1822 – 1852
i. William Morris Moore 1848 – 1887
married Nancy Elizabeth Ellis
ii. Frances Jane Moore 1850 – 1851
iii. Frances Jane Moore 1852 –
married Fred Huddleston

married 3rd Mary Jones Brown 26 Dec 1832 – 16 Apr 1905
dau of Jessee F Brown & Mary Jones?
i. Mary Brown Moore 1855 – 1857
ii. Sarah Elizabeth Moore 1858 – 1881
married George L. Peacock
iii. Nora Moore 1861 – 1942
married George Washington Mason
iv. Cornelius Moore 1864 – 1948
married Willie Aubigene Lampton
v. Tabitha Brown Moore 1867 – 1950 dsp
vi. Infant child buried in New Salem Cem., Marshall Co. MS
  he also lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas.

e-mail from Alan: Due to her father’s death in 1789, siblings Sarah Dickinson, and brothers John and Laurence Dickinson, became wards of Laurence Moore.

This was recorded in Northhampton County, North Carolina, Guardian Accounts, Book A, 1781-1802, pgs 101-102. In 1789 (Time of death of Father), Sarah Dickinson would have been @ 11,

followed by John Dickinson @ 9, and finally, Laurence Dickinson, who would have been @ 7 years of age.

Evidently, the children’s mother, Martha Laurence was deceased prior to John Dickinson’s, Sr. death, presumably @ 1784.

This is when another child, Abagail Dickinson, evidently died.
Although Elizabeth (Dickinson) was Laurence Moore’s 1st wife,
by 1801, his 2nd wife, and her sister Martha (Dickinson) is also believed to be deceased.

By the end of 1801, Laurence Moore was married to Tabitha Lockhart Moore (his cousin, through Moses Moore?). Tabitha was Laurence Moore‚’s third, and final wife.

I attended a “dedication ceremony” in 1998 for the discovered gravesite of Laurence Moore & his third wife, Tabitha in Polkston, Anson County, NC.

NH Co Wills John Dickinson 12 June 1787/Sept 1787

1. Malichi Dickinson
a. Isaac Dickinson
b. John Dickinson
2. James Dickinson
a. Mary Dickinson
b. Elizabeth Dickinson
3. John Dickinson
a. John Dickinson
b. Laurence Dickinson
4. Mary Dickinson
married Jesse Williams
a. Robert Williams
5. dau
a. Britain Bridgers

NH Estates [abstracts by Gammon]
29 May 1789  Inventory of John Dickinson’s estate by Lawrence Moore
March Ct 1790 John Dickinson -Div of Negroes among
1. Abigail Dickinson
2. Martha Dickinson
3. Sarah Dickinson
4. John Dickinson
5. Lawrence Dickinson
6. Lemuel Dickinson

March Ct 1791  Lawrence Moore filed guardian accts for 1790
1. Sarah Dickinson
2. John Dickinson
3. Lawrence Dickinson

Sept 1796  Lawrence Moore filed guardian accts for 1795 and 1796
1. John Dickinson
2. Lawrence Dickinson

Mar 1797  Lazerous Carter, present guardian] receives notes, etc from former guardian Lawrence Moore
1. John Dickinson
2. Lawrence Dickinson

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2/24/06 e-mail from Roger and Joy Atkins re Moore Cemetery on Dead Fall Creek, Anson Co NC Hugh and I got a wild hair last weekend and decided since the weather was cold but sunny, we would go get the inscriptions off the grave markers at the Moore Cemetery in Anson County, NC. We were able to confirm our suspicions that there are only 5 stones there. We poked around a good bit looking for fallen stones that had been covered with undergrowth. In doing so, Hugh discovered what looked like a small trench around those 5 graves. Probably put there to discourage water from standing on the graves. Anyway, we believe that’s all the graves. Of course the stones were worn and almost unreadable so we used plain flour to bring out the words, making it possible to transcribe and photograph them. Now, before anybody freaks out. This procedure is harmless. We brushed the excess flour off and then rinsed the stones with water. I used this procedure on the stone of a Civil War veteran about 4 years ago for his descendant who lives in Texas. His stone is still fine today, I checked on it again this morning.

The cemetery is laid out as follows:
Napoleon Bonapart Elizabeth D. Chapman
Mary Moore Dickinson Moore
Rosannah Moore


15 thoughts on “Marina Cotten & James Moore”

  1. Here’s Something about LAURENCE MOORE 1767-1817 Anson Co., NC; – beside the mess up that DAR did on LaUrence & LaWrence in the Rev War., LAURENCE is NOT SEEN until 1787 when he marries ELIZABETH DICKINSON in NORTHAMPTON Co., NC. Why did he leave HERTFORD to go to NORTHAMPTON to get a wife??? He’s not in the 1784-1787 Census anywhere, and the he shows up in Hertford in the 1790 Census with MARTHA DICKINSON, and her brothers and sisters and his son WILLIAM DICKINSON MOORE. And what about MOSES MOORE b. 1725 and MARY POLLY RUTLAND, where were they and when did they get married???

  2. I DON’T KNOW, if this is our DR. JAMES MOORE:
    Newhanover County NcArchives Court…..Moore, James Et Al January 7, 1802
    Copyright. All rights reserved.

    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
    Carolyn Shank September 3, 2008, 11:44 am

    Source: Wilmington Gazette, Thurs. Feb. 4, 1802
    Written: January 7, 1802
    Recorded: February 4, 1802

    Executrix’s Sale
    On Monday, the 15th day of February Will be Rented, upon the premises until the first day of January, 1803, the Plantation of Long-Creek, belonging to the estate of the late JAMES MOORE, ESQ., deceased, and at the same time and place will be hired out until the first of Jan. 18-03, the Negroes belonging to the Estate — and will be sold the flock belonging to same, consisting hof horses, cattle, (including two yoke of oxen) sheep, hogs, etc. and sundry implements of husbandry. Six months credit will be given the
    purchasers giving bonds with approved security.
    New Hanover County
    Jan. 7, 1002 REBECCA MOORE

    Additional Comments:
    Rebecca Moore
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  3. According to DNA (as of RIGHT now) Nansemond Co., VA, Charleston SC to NC, and my DR. JAMES MOORE, from Scotland to NC, are ALL RELATED!!! The Nansemond MOORE’s came from CORK IRELAND; or at lest IRELAND, (Don’t know what year). The Charleston SC Moore’s came from “Drogheda, Louth, Ireland”, around 1600’s and DR. JAMES MOORE came from Scotland about 1756/57.

  4. Something very weird happened today on my FTDNA site. Now let me first explain about MARKERS and SNP. Markers you count, if I’m 16 on ACG and you’re 15, then we’re a close match; if I’m 16 and you’re 27; we’re very distant. An SNP = (A single nucleotide polymorphism, is a change in your DNA code at a specific point). I have 10 other matches at my 111 markers. We are ALL (SNP) “FGC925”. I have change to “A12144” and should be “BY106458”. I have Two others at A12144, a TERRY POWELL (who is a Moore) and a WILLIAM EUGENE MOORE = JAMES MOORE b. 1756 Martin Co., NC. HERE’s whats WEIRD, from 8 to 10 Markers away (distant) they are snp = FGC920. These come from CORK IRELAND about 1850 to America. The Closest to me JPM (6 markers off – maybe A12144). But the other day I get JOHN MOORE = EDWARD MOORE death @ 1774 Granville Co. NC (SNP = FGC920). THIS should not be there. Unless he left CORK IRELAND a lot earlier, then our distant cousins, Or JPM is FGC920, which I don’t think he was. – Now if I remember, EDWARD MOORE was born in Nansemond Co., VA.

  5. I am on “”, this is a DNA testing place which helps to say that I’m a MOORE. My closest Cousin is “JPM”, he is about 12 to 16 generations away. He can go up to his 6th G-GrandFather JAMES MOORE Gov. of Carolina (from IRELAND),
    ( and I can go up to my 5th G-GrandFather DR. JAMES MOORE b. 1732 Scotland, d. aft. 1805 Hertford Co., NC. I also have another Cousin from IRELAND, a JOHN MOORE from CORK IRELAND. – Now the above JAMES GOV. of Carolina, had 6 sons; 4 which came to NC. MAURICE near WILMINGTON NC, JOSEPH to the border of NC/SC, and then 2 others to the BERTIE Co., Area. Plus there were MOOREs from NANSEMOND. I “ONLY” have “ONE” hit of a MOORE from the NANSEMOND area, and he probably don’t know about these two cousins. – IF the Nansemond MOORE’s and us are related; then we have no idea, because we only have ONE match, that saids he’s from Nansemond.

  6. OK, if you are from Dr. JAMES MOORE b. abt., 1732 in SCOTLAND and died aft., 1805 HERTFORD co., NC, or his brothers LAWRENCE or MOSES, or any other brothers I don’t know about; then here’s some of our story. I’m going to use some “SNPs” here. I don’t know what years these are, but we lived in CORK IRELAND, when we were ALL “FGC925”. (I’ll call him Charles). Charles went to FGC920, and we went to “A12144”, this is probably when we went to “Drogheda, Louth, Ireland” This is where the JAMES MOORE who went to CHARLESTON sc in the 1600s came from. And then “OUR family broke off and went to SCOTLAND and became “BY106458”. – That’s where I stand right now, until one of my family members take a test on “FTDNA” and helps us move on.

  7. To the “Family-Tree-DNA” hook-up. “JAMES MOORE b. 1641 – Drogheda, Louth, Ireland d. 1706 – Charleston, Charleston, SC”. He had about 6 sons; 4 of them left and went to NC. Some made it over to BERTIE and HERTFORD Co., NC. TWO of these sons were a MAURICE & JAMES MOORE. – They must of knew that they were cousins, as names got megaled. NOW my JAMES MOORE b. 1732 SCOTLAND, becomes a Doctor at EDINBURG U, at around 1750, and then comes with his Brothers LAWRENCE and MOSES (and there may be others) around 1756/7 and then dies about 1805. Hertford NC. NOW this JAMES is my 7th G.GrandFather, that’s 6th cousin from his sons or daughters. The DNA Hook up (JPM) is about 5 to 9 Generations away. I also have a JOHN MOORE, who comes from CORK IRELAND, that’s 7 to 11 Generations away. – SOOO, either we left IRELAND and went to SCOTLAND; or they left SCOTLAND and went to IRELAND.

  8. OK, my dna hook-up Genealogy, has some hiccups in it. I talked to a (MOORE) cousin of my in TX about this DNA, she saids, “The First MOORE over here was a DOCTOR who studied in Scotland at Edinburgh Medical school and HE WAS FROM SCOTLAND”.
    Now the Medical School started in 1727; My 5th Great-GrandFather JAMES MOORE born abt. 1732 and died 1805 in HERTFORD Co., NC “WAS A DOCTOR”. His Brother was MOSES b. abt. 1745 died 1817 Bertie Co., NC – THEIR Father “MAY” have been a WILLIAM from Scotland.

    1. LAWRENCE MOORE that died before 1779, and left his children to JAMES, was also JAMES brother. JAMES, LAWRENCE, and MOSES, came from Scotland.

  9. I just noticed that no one has offered the identity of the youngest and last son of Laurence and Tabitha Moore. He is Maurice “Morris” Moore who is living with Tabitha Moore, his mother, in the 1830 Anson County Census. Please be reminded that Laurence Moore mentions “his last 6 sons and 2 daughters when they become of age or marry” in his will. Tabitha also makes a special provision in her will for this son and NAMES him. In any event Maurice, is well documented by his descendants. I even have a copy of a photo of Maurice.
    He was born January 18, 1813 and died September 16, 1867 and is buried in Selma, Drew County, Arkansas. He had a total of three wives the first of which he married in Anson County, Jane Lockhart. His second and third wives were Frances Amanda Whitson and Mary Jones Brown. Maurice also lived in several other states which were Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas before he finally settled in Arkansas after purchasing Federal Land. Like his brother William, he was a physician. His children can be enumerated at a later date.

  10. My 3rd Great-Grandfather LAURENCE MOORE, and his Brother Cornelius Moore 10 Jan 1807 Anson Co NC; were TWINES, so their birthday, are the same. LAURENCE MOORE also had two sons (and 5 daughters) by his first marriage to a MARY HAMMETON) – they were WILLIAM (from Mary’s father). The son WILLIAM was an “Idiot” according to the census, and I CAN’T remember the second son’s name, but I believe he died young. LAURENCE, had LOST all the money that his father LAWRENCE had left him; when he asked, my 2nd G-Grandfather ARCHY ADCOCK, to adopt him; I BELIEVE, that ARCHY refused, because he would have to take care of WILLIAM (ARCHY was about 16), and that LAURENCE, had never helped ARCHY’s mother (MITLDA {MAUDA} ADCOCK; but I also believed that Maltilda died sometime after 1850 census, as ARCHY is seen living with his aunt MORNING ADCOCK LILES, in 1860 Anson Co. NC

  11. Hi,
    My mother is an Adcock. Her father was Henry Adcock of Lilesville, NC (Anson County). My mother told me that her mother had told her that somewhere down the Adcock line a Moore boy married an Adcock girl, consummated the marriage that night and the next day one of the parents had the marriage annulled. We don’t know who annulled it or why. However, the girl got pregnant the night of her wedding and later had a son. The Adcock girl’s name was Matilda. She named her son Archy Anderson ADCOCK. He should have been a Moore; the son of Lawrence Moore – Laurence’s son. Archy was my mother’s great-grandfather. He went on to marry and had numerous children, one of which he named Lawrence. (He also had a son named Tom who was my mother’s father’s father. Follow me? Ha! Ha!) I have found some information that Lawrence tried to adopt Archy later on in life and give him his name and rights to an inheritance but Archy refused the name and kept the Adcock name. Have you run across any research about Matilda or the Adcock side? I can find her in one census but I can’t find anything else on her. I would love to know where she is buried. I tried to find the Moore cemetery about a month ago and there’s a gate at the entrance. I found someone who gave me the name of the man who owns the property but have not contacted him yet to see if I was in the right place and if he’d give me permission to go on his property. I think I was in the right place and felt like I was so close. I followed the directions from “”. I know there is a creek nearby and was wondering if I should try to access the cemetery that way? Any chance you could give me directions or instructions on how to find my 4x great-grandfather? I am researching my mother’s ancestry and have shared with her what I have found so far on Lawrence Moore but I would love to take some pictures and show her the graves. Also, FYI, the little town is called, “Polkton” not Polkston. Ha! Ha!

    Thank you for any help you can offer,


    1. If Wanda has NOT found her info or needs help this is TIMOTHY ADCOCK (MOORE). My 2nd G.Grandfather was (is) ARCHY Anderson ADCOCK (MOORE), and my 3rd G.Grandparents ARE LAURENCE MOORE Jr. b. 1810 Anson Co. NC. He went to Louisiana AFTER his wife found out what happened, he is in the 1650 & 1660 MOREHOUSE PARISH Census, know nothing after that, ARCHY’s Mother was MATILDA (MAUDA) ADCOCK, Father THOMAS, that died 1856, Father: THOMAS, that died 1823, Father: HENRY ADCOCK that died 1802. PLEASE share my e-mail with her

  12. The index to Anson County, North Carolina marriages indicates that William Dickinson Moore married Rosannah Benton in 1813. This record contradicts the theory that Dickinson Moore’s full name was [Lemuel] Dickinson Moore. Note: Other Moore family members are also shown correctly in this index.

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