Nimrod Moore (wife Polly/Mary Jane) was born in 1776 in Dorchester
Co., MD to Benjamin and Margere. He left Dorchester in the 1790s
and lived in Rockingham Co., NC until about 1805, after which he
went to Grayson Co., VA.
is believed that Isaac Moore, who was also born in MD (1779),
and who married Sarah Carrico, is Nimrod's brother. Isaac left
MD for Grayson, VA shortly before 1800.
1850, nearly every Moore in Grayson, VA is a descendant of one
of these two. Later many of their descendants moved on to Lawrence
few exceptions, any Moores in Grayson County Virginia in the
first half of the 1800s were of this family. One of the
exceptions is one of another Isaac and Sarah Moore. This
other Moore family left Grayson Co. and moved to Madison County,
worthy of note: Nimrod's Great Granddaughter Pearl Emma Moore
married Isaac's Great Grandson John Clark Moore (they were
3rd cousins). Pearl and John are my Great Grandparents.
is old family rumor that we are descended from Pocahontas,
but as of yet this is far from sure. Read
Click here to
go right to Benjamin - and all known descendants. There
are now over 600 individuals named in his descendancy.
have documented a few other Moore groups over the years
too: click here for
all of them (nearly 1000 now). Some of the other surnames
connected with these Moores: Carrico, Barber (Barbour),
Hanks, Boyles, Hampton, Vaughan...
Moore-Barber family Bible
are links to further research details, which without always
stating so, does include variant spellings of Moore.
Nimrod & Margere
Dau. Prisciller b. 25 Jan 1774, Dorchester Parish
Son Nimrod b. 8 Jan 1776, Dorchester Parish
Son (?) Isaac b. 1779
more yet to be organized: