OVERVIEW[edit | edit source]

James Moore grew up in modern Rockbridge County, on his parents farm near the confluence of Walkers and Hays Creek. He married Martha Poague daughter of ? Poague and Jane Somers, probably by 1767. The couple settled at Newell's Tavern, a few miles south of Natural Bridge, where Martha bore the first four of their nine children. In 1775 the family relocated to Abb's Valley in modern Tazewell County. Here an additional 5 children were born. In 1784 one of their sons, James Moore, Jr. was taken captive by Indians. Two years later, the same group of Indians returened and killed James Moore, Sr., and captured or killed Martha, and five of their remaining children. Martha, and several of the children were carried north, and either killed along the way, or at their final destination. Only one of the captured children, Mary, survived.

Vita[edit | edit source]

VITA[edit | edit source]

EntrySource/Basis/Commentary
DOB: 1740
POB:
DOD: 1786
POD: Abb's Valley, Tazewell Co, VA
Burial:
Spouse: Martha Poague (?-1786)
DOM:
POM:
Father: James Moore (1711-1791)‎
Mother: Jane Walker (1712-1793)

Child List[edit | edit source]

Children of Martha Poague (?-1786) by James Moore (1740-1786) Edit This List
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Notes
John Moore Newell's Tavern, Rockbridge Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145
James Moore Newell's Tavern, Rockbridge Co, VA 1) Barbara Taylor 2) nancy Shannon White 1902:145, 146
Jane Moore Newell's Tavern, Rockbridge Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145 KBI
Joseph Moore Newell's Tavern, Rockbridge Co, VA Christina Nicewander White 1902:145
Mary Moore (1777-1824) 1777 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA 14 June 1824 Rev. Samuel Brown Oct 9 1798 White 1902:145, 153
Rebecca Moore Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145
Alexander Moore Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145
William Moore Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145
Margaret Moore Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA 14 July 1786 Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA White 1902:145 KBI as an infant





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References[edit | edit source]

1. White, 1902

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