Monday, June 27, 2011

Memorial Mondays ~ Col. James Francis Moore

I thought it would be fun and interesting to begin sharing all of the obituaries that I have collected for my family.  You can learn a lot about your family if you are lucky enough to have obituaries for your ancestors.  They are definitely worth hunting for.  Today, I am going to start by sharing my oldest obit that I have found to date. 

Col. James Francis Moore was born 12 August 1751 in Baltimore County, Maryland to James Francis Moore and Hannah Willmott.  Moore married Ann Standiford 18 February 1773.  Shortly after his marriage to Ann, Moore and his family moved to Pennsylvania.  On 19 March 1776, Moore joined the 12th PA Line to serve his country in the Revolutionary War.  By 1781, Moore was living in Kentucky with his family where he owned property and became involved in politics.  Moore died 14 December 1809 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky Gazette, Lexington, Kentucky, 19 December 1809

Frankfort, Dec. 16.
DIED- On Thursday evening Last, of a paralytic affection, Col. JAMES F. MOORE, a senator from the counties of Jefferson & Bullitt.  It is a source of pleasing reflection, amidst sorrow to the relatives of the deceased, that he carries to the silent tomb, the unfeigned regret of his numerous acquaintances and friends. Col. Moore, if we mistake not, was one of those, whose courage and virtues, achieved the salvation of our common country—and in other respects, he was an active and useful member of society: On this melancholy occasion, the following resolution was unanimously adopted by both houses of the legislature.
“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, that in testimony of respect to Col. James Francis Moore, deceased, late a member of the Senate, that the members of the general assembly, will attend in procession his body to the grave, and wear mourning during the present Session of the General assembly, in honour of his memory.”


1 comment:

  1. James F. Moore is my paternal 5th great grandfather and I have collected extensive information on this family. I'd like to connect to others' regarding James.