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The Richard Moore Family

Generation 1

Richard MOORE was born Abt. 1670 and died 1727 in Prince Georges Co., VA. He married Mary PARHAM. She was born Abt. 1680.
I have not yet found information on his ancestors so the search continues. In an e-mail From Susan Manolakos: "A patent to Richard Moore "of Surry", for 450a on north side Roanoak River on east side Peehill Creek adjoining Henry Bedingfield, in Brunswick Co dated 30 Oct 1724. It appears to have been adjoining a patent to John Avent of Syrry Co dated 13 Oct 1727 for 500a in Brunswick on the N side of Roanoak River and on the east side of Peehill C adjoining Richard Moore. John Avent's land is right on the NC border, so the neighboring patent to Richard is close to the NC border as well, but is considerably west of the Beaverdam patent to Richard. Peahill is south of Rattlesnake Creek and the Great Creek where the later descendants of John and Mary Moore were living, but certainly closer than Beaverpond.
The will of Richard Moore was proved 08 August 1727, Prince George County, Virginia.
The child of Richard MOORE and Mary PARHAM is:
~~~~~John MOORE, b. Abt. 1714; d. July 14, 1753 in Brunswick Co., VA.

Generation 2

John MOORE was born Abt. 1714, and died abt. July 14, 1753 in Brunswick Co., VA.
John Moore married Mary Thrower daughter of Hezekiah Thrower.

Richard Moore patented land in 1726 (500 acres) and when he died John Moore was his heir and received the land...he was "of Bartee Precinct North Carolina" when he sold two parts of this 1739 he sold to William Johnson 140 acres.on Beaver Pond Creek....also in 1739 he sold land to William House...40 acres..on Beaver Pond Creek....

Brunswick Co. Will Book 3 at the bottom of John Moore's abstract, it says "Probate indicates that MARY MOORE was an executor with Hezekiah Thrower & Lewis Parham securities, that said Lewis Parham refused to execute. JOHN MOORE, an heir, was a minor & Hezekiah Thrower was assigned his guardian to contest the will but "declard he had nothing to object to it" Brunswick Co. Va. Wills.....

His will of 9 March 1750/51...proved 24 July 1753" of St. Andrews Parish"...named wife Mary and two sons by name, John and Drury Moore...then "to all my children" after the death of their mother or widowhood..their equal part of my estate...Executors..Mary Moore and Lewis Parham...witnesses: Hannah Hall, Jesse Tatum, Edward Freeman..Probate indicates that Mary Moore was an executor with Hezekiah Thrower & Lewis Parham securities...that said Lewis Parham refused to execute..John Moore was a minor & Hezekiah Thrower was assigned his guardian to contest the will but "declared he had nothing to object to it"

Mary Moore wrote her will 27 March 1784 and proved 26 April 1784...she named daughters, MOURNING MOORE, MARY LEDBETTER, sons, WILLIAM MOORE, DRURY MOORE, grandson, THOMAS MOORE, son of son, RICHARD MOORE, WILLIAM CAMP, son of WILLIAM CAMP, and the rest of her children were listed as thus: WINNEY JOHNSON, ANNE WOOLSEY, TABITHA HOWARD, ALSE NANNY, MARY LEDBETTER, JOHN MOORE, DRURY MOORE and WILLIAM MOORE.... EXRS...MY 2 sons, DRURY and WILLIAM MOORE
Wits:...Absalom Bennett, William Blalock, Jesse Braswell

Brunswick Deed Book 9, p.481 John Moore (x) of Brunswick to Drury Moore of same 17 Jul 1769 for 246 acres which was part of 2 patents to John Moore Sr. dated 1746 & 1750 joining William Kimbell, Muntford. wit: David Kelly Jr., Joel Woolsey, Samuel Wright. Proved 24 Jul 1769. Probate indicates that Silvea (x) (Silvanius) the wife of said John Moore relinquished her right of dower. This deed pretty well confirms the identity of John Moore (Sr) who patented these lands as being the same person as the John Moore who left will 1751-53 in Brunswick who's wife was Mary and who left "the land I live on" to my sons Drury and John (underage, and placed under guardianship of Hezekiah Thrower). John Jr. was by now married to Sylvia/Sylvanius (Nanny?). Was he disposing of this land because he had other land on the south side of Maherrin River and because John Nanny, Hezekiah Thrower, Jacob Woolsey and Howards were living in the southern area? The children of John MOORE are:
1)~~~~John MOORE, b. abt.1740, VA; Married Sylvanus NANNY before July 17, 1769.
2)~~~~Drury MOORE, b. Abt. 1742. He married Macarina (ULN)
3)~~~~Alse MOORE, b.abt.1745. She married John Nanny
4)~~~~Richard MOORE,
5)~~~~William MOORE, married Susannah (ULN)

Generation 3

~~~~~~John MOORE was born about 1740 in VA, and died in Brunswick Co. VA. He married (1) Sylvanus Nanny 1769 in Brunswick Co., VA, daughter of John Wyatt NANNY and Frances HOWARD.

The following information from Susan Manolakos and Rita Osborne:
"17 July 1769, John and Sylvanius sold two tracts of land to his brother Drury. These tracts had been granted to their father, John on the north side of the Meherrin River in the 1740's."
Jacob Woolsey deeded land to John Moore in 1762...John Sr. was dead by might be jr....
"I wrote from an index the other deeds,(older ones anyway) and in 1747 John Moore deeded to Wm. Walker..Bk. 320 John Moore and wife to Drury Moore in 1769..Bk. 9, 48."
In 1753, by their father's will John (and Drury) received bequests of land from their father's will...This land was patented 28 Aug 1746(VPB 24:369) to John Moore and consisted of 170 acres Long Branch, b sidesBrunswick/ both sides the Long Branch adjoining William Kimball and Montfort's branch. In 1769 John Jr sold this to his brother Drury for 20 sh, who in 1774 sold it to Frederick Green. A second and adjoining tract of 75a was patented by John Moore (Sr) on 20 Jul 1750 (VPB 30:208) adjoining Clack and Lightfoot and his own line.. This tract was also sold by John Jr to Drury Moore in 1759 for 10s who sold it to Frederick Green in 1774. Drury Moore & Macharinia (x) his wf of Brunswick Co. to Frederick Green of same, 28 Feb 1774, 60p, 546a which was part of 2 patents to JOHN MOORE JR. dated 1746 & 1750, joining Lightfoot, Clack's survey, Peeples. Witnesses omitted. Prv 28 Feb 1774. Peter Pelham Jr., CC.(Deed Book 11pt1, 227. Bradley, Brunswick Deeds, v5 # 532).

     The children of John MOORE and Sylvanus Nanny are:
1)~~~~ John N. MOORE, b. abt.1789 in Brunswick Co. VA; Married Ann P. BRASWELL. Second he married Nancy P.
2)~~~~ Benjamin MOORE, b. abt.1790


Generation 4


John N. MOORE was born about 1789 in Brunswick Co., VA. He married first Ann P. Braswell, daughter of John H. BRASWELL and Elizabeth JAMES December 19, 1825 in Brunswick Co., VA; secondly married Nancy P.
John N. and Ann's children were: 1) John S. Moore b. abt.1828
2) Jessie G. Moore b. 1831
3) Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Moore b. 30 June 1833
4) Martha Ann Moore b. 1834
5) Margaret F. Moore b. 1838
6) Louisa Betty Moore b. 1839

Generation 5

Sarah Elizabeth MOORE was born June 30, 1833 in Brunswick Co., VA. She died March 28, 1908 in Lawrence Co., AR and is buried in Lebanon Church Cemetery in Lawrence Co.

On December 7, 1861, she married William F. Cozart, who was heading off to the Civil War."Frank" was born March 10, 1838 in Rowan Co., NC and died August 27, 1881 in Lawrence Co., AR.
He was in the Civil War in Co. D of the 38th Arkansas Infantry Regiment of the CSA.

CENSUS: 1870 Lawrence Co., AR census, Strawberry Twp. (Smithville) p. 304: Listed as "Frank W." Cozort with wife Sarah E. & dau. Mary L.
1880 Lawrence Co., AR Fairview Twp. p. 288 census: Listed as "W.F. Cossort" with wife, S.E. and children M.L and W.A.

By 1860, Sarah Elizabeth Moore was in Arkansas, living with the William Howard family (from VA).There were a number of VA Moore families in Lawrence Co. but I haven't found a relationship with them.
She, as well as the Howards and other Moore families were members of New Hope Baptist Church.
1860 US Census, Lawrence Co. Black River Twp., Powhatton;
William Howard...42...VA
Sarah F..........40...VA
William C........15...VA
Lucy A............6...AR
Mary C............3...AR
James E...........1...AR
Sarah E. Moore...26...VA Laborer/ Val. of Personal Estate: 155

She filed for a Confederate pension as "Bettie Cozart" in Independence Co., AR on August 1, 1901. Pension # 5596. She was granted an allowance of $50.00. John Casper and J.A. Casper of Lawrence Co. vouched for her, saying she was the widow of W.F. Cozort. Signed by Joseph Osburn, JP.


     The children of Sarah Elizabeth MOORE and William F. COZART are:
1) Finis COZART b. abt. 1863
2) Mary Lou COZART b. 1866
3) William Anthony COZART b. 1870


Contact Martha Harris Poplin for comments, additions or corrections. I have much more info on descendants, etc. Most all information is verified, but otherwise should be used as reference.