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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.

It 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.

By 1850, nearly every Moore in Grayson, VA is a descendant of one of these two. Later many of their descendants moved on to Lawrence Co., OH.

With 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, IN.

Also 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.

There is old family rumor that we are descended from Pocahontas, but as of yet this is far from sure. Read more here.

Click here to go right to Benjamin - and all known descendants. There are now over 600 individuals named in his descendancy.

I 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...

Old Moore-Barber family Bible

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Below are links to further research details, which without always stating so, does include variant spellings of Moore.

Maryland Moore Research:

Nimrod & Margere Dau. Prisciller b. 25 Jan 1774, Dorchester Parish
Son Nimrod b. 8 Jan 1776, Dorchester Parish
Son (?) Isaac b. 1779

Virginia Moore Research:

Lots more yet to be organized:

 

 

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