I'm descended from Moses Moore through his youngest son, John Moore, my g-g-grandfather. At the bottom of this page is a link to a more complete biography of Moses Moore. I hope you'll take the time to read it. There are several other links which may be of interest to those researching families from the Clark County, AR, area. As time permits, I'll be posting additional materials, including photos, other biographies, census records, etc.--so check back from time to time. A word of thanks to my daughter Becca for her technical assistance in building this page and its related pages. Thanks also to my parents who got me interested in my family history and who laid the foundation for my present research (Mom continues to be an invaluable research associate). Special thanks to my wife, Andrea, and to my kids for permitting me to take an occassional trip and for allowing me to spend what, at times, must seem an inordinate amount of time at the library or on the computer. Over the years I've had the privilege of corresponding with and meeting a number of Moses Moore's descendants from various lines. If you have comments, corrections, or additional information you'd like to share, there's an e-mail link at the bottom of the page. I look forward to hearing from you! ---Dave Moore
Born about 1770, Moses Moore had children born in Georgia, Kentucky, and Illinois Territory, and also lived in Missouri before finally settling in Clark County of Arkansas Territory around 1820. He served as a JP for many years and was the first County Judge for Clark County, serving in that capacity from 1830 to 1833, and again from January to September of 1836. Moses is known to have been still living on 4 Dec 1844 when he signed a document as a JP, but is believed to have died in Clark County around 1845 although no record of his death has been found.
In 1836 Moses Moore and his wife Jane were founding members of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Clark County, Arkansas. It is possible, though it remains conjecture, that Jane was his second wife and perhaps the mother of only the last two or three children of Moses.
Moses Moore may have been related to Nathaniel Moore, Morris Moore, and Matthew Moore. Nathaniel was born in North Carolina in 1780 and lived in Georgia and Tennessee before moving to Clark County, Arkansas, around 1820. About 1830 Nathaniel and Matthew Moore moved to Texas. Morris Moore died in 1823 in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Moses Moore appears to have had at least 12 children. The names of several of his daughters are as yet unknown. Records fairly conclusively demonstrate that the last three children shown below were definitely children of Moses. Absolute proof is lacking, but the following are thought to have been Moses Moore's children:
Moses Moore Biography
Census Abstracts & Notes
Dave Moore's RootsWeb Family Tree
Dave Moore's Other Ancestral Lines
Clark County, AR, Web Page
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