An American Family History


Riley Moore

  Also spelled More and Moor  
The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.

Riley Moore was born on February 8, 1702 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was the son of William Moore.

He married married Sarah Holland.

Riley and Sarah's children probably included:

William Moore (1727, married Mary Ann McCann),
James Moore (abt 1730, married Martha Denton, daughter of Abraham Denton),
Dorcas Moore (1731, probably married David Robinson),
Thomas Moore (1732 married Phoebe Harrison),
Jacob Moore (1734),
John Moore, and
Reuben Moore (1740, maried Ann Davison).

In 1734 thefamily moved from Monoccacy in Maryland to Frederick County, Virginia and settled on the North Branch of the Shenandoah.

Before September 24, 1742, he appeared in the Orange County Virginia Court for eight days, testifying for William Linvell against Nathaniel Chapman.

Reiley Moore died by July 1, 1760 when his will (dated February 15, 1760) was proved in Frederick County, Virginia.

He willed half of his 175 acre plantation and the moveable estate to his wife, Sarah. After Sarah's death, her half would go to their son, James Moore.

He left the other half to his son Reuben Moore.

He mentioned other children, but did not name them. The witnesses to the will were Evan Jones, Amos Lewis and Susan Lewis.

The first European settlement in Orange County, Virginia was in 1714 and the county was officialy formed in 1734 with no western border. In 1738 the western part became Augusta County.



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