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Elisha Moore was born about 1783 in New York. He was probably the son of Unknown Moore & Spouse
Esther Hopper was born September 1, 1784 in New York. She was the daughter of Cornelius Hopper & Hannah Rockwell

THE FAMILY OF ELISHA MOORE & ESTHER HOPPER

Elisha Moore & Esther HopperElisha Moore & Esther Hopper were married about 1802 in NY or PA, and they had at least 10 children. From birthplaces of their children, they were in Pennsylvania in 1806 & 1808 but in New York in 1810. Elisha was baptised on May 26, 1810 at the Baptist Church of Chemung, located near Wellsburg, NY. There is a family headed by Elijah Moore with numbers that would fit this family on the 1810 census of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. Elisha was dismissed by letter from the Baptist Church of Chemung on July 2, 1814. The family is listed on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. They returned to the Baptist Church in Chemung at some time, because they were given a second letter of dismissal from the church in June 1828. They are listed on the 1830 census of Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. Chemung County was formed from part of Tioga County in 1836, and Elisha is listed with his family on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Elisha Moore died on May 9, 1860 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. There is an Esther who is listed as age 71 with her son Asa and daughter Dolly on the 1860 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY who may be this Esther, although she should be age 75. As Asa has a wife (or daugher?) named Esther who is age 31 on the 1870 census, it could also be the wife (or daughter), age 21 in 1860. Esther Hopper Moore died on April 6, 1865 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Elisha & Esther are buried in the Newton Cemetery, Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, along with some of their children.
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The Children of Elisha Moore & Esther Hopper

Unknown Son Moore Unknown Son Moore was born between 1801-1810 in PA or NY. There is a male the right age group to be this unknown son, age 0-9, in the household of Elijah Moore on the 1810 census of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. There is not a male the right age group to be this son, age 10-19, in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. I do not have any further information about him at this time. There is an Elisha Moore on later records who was born 1842 in PA, son of David & Charlotte Moore, both born NY; it is possible that David may be this unknown son, and if so he died between 1842-1850. Unknown Son Moore died sometime after 1810, and possibly before 1820 in Tioga Co., NY or Bradford Co., PA.
Rockwell H. MooreRockwell H. Moore was born on July 10, 1806 in Pennsylvania. His middle name may have been Hopper. There is a male the right age group to be Rockwell, age 4, in the household of Elijah Moore on the 1810 census of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. There is a male the right age group to be Rockwell, age 14, in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. Rockwell married Jane about 1828 and they had 5 children. I have not found them on the 1830 census at this time, but they had a daughter born in 1830 in New York. The family is listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. In 1850, Rockwell's occupation is listed as Farmer, and they are living next door to Elisha & Esther Moore. Rockwell & Jane moved from Chemung to Niagara Co., NY between 1850-1860, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Royalton, Niagara Co., NY, with Rockwell's occupation listed as Shoemaker. Jane died or they separated about 1860, when Rockwell was married (?) to Anna, who was about 30 years younger than he was. Anna had at least one daughter from a previous relationship, and Rockwell & Anna had at least one more son. They moved from New York to Wisconsin sometime between 1870 to 1880. Rockwell is listed as Robinson Moore with wife Anna on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Durand, Pepin Co., WI, both with Rockwell's occupation listed as Shoemaker. Rockwell H. Moore died on July 9, 1885 in Durand, Pepin Co., Wisconsin. Children of Rockwell Moore & Jane are Esther (1830), Elisha (1836), Harriet (1840), James (1842) and Eli (1846). Child of Rockwell Moore & Anna is Solomon (1860).
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Dolly Moore Dolly Moore was born about 1808 in Pennsylvania. There is a female the right age group to be Dolly, age 2, in the household of Elijah Moore on the 1810 census of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Dolly, age 12, in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Dolly, age 22, in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1820 census of Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. Chemung County was formed from part of Tioga Co., NY in 1835. There is not a female the right age to be Dolly, age 32, in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1840 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, but there is an unidentifed male age 30-39 and also 2 unidentifed females age 20-29 who could be Dolly if there was census taker error. "Dowly" is listed as age 42, living with her parents on the 1850 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Her father died in 1860, and there is a "Polly" Moore, age 51, listed on the 1860 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY with brother Asa and mother Esther who is probably Dolly. I have not found her on the 1870 census at this time. She is not listed as being buried in the Newton Cemetery, Veteran, Chemung Co., NY where her parents are buried.
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Mary Ann MooreMary Ann Moore was born on May 6, 1810 in Pennsylvania or Tioga Co., NY. Her parents are listed on the 1810 census of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Mary Ann, age 10, in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Mary Ann, age 20, in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1830 census of Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. Mary Ann married John Brees III on May 12, 1832 in Tioga (became Chemung in 1835) Co., NY and they had 11 children. I have seen John's last name spelled both Brees and Breese, but believe the name was originally Brees. John was the son of Elias Brees & Deborah Bennett. Mary Ann's grandmother Hannah Rockwell Hopper was a first cousin of John's mother Deborah Bennett Brees. John & Mary Ann are listed on the 1840, 1850 & 1860 censuses of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. They are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. In 1880 their grandson Ernest Moody is living with them - they raised him after their daughter Minnie Brees Moody died July 16, 1877. Mary Ann Moore Brees died on April 11, 1890 and John died on March 05, 1897. They are both buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Children of John Brees & Mary Ann Moore are: Alvina (1833), Squire (1835), Elias (1837), Solomon (1839), Amelia (1841), Philena (1843), Philander (1945), Fanny (1847), Luther (1850), Adoniram Judson (1852) & Minnie (1855).
The Family of John Brees & Mary Ann Moore
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Asa Moore Asa Moore was born in 1812 in New York. There is a male the right age group to be Asa, age 8, in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. There is a male the right age group to be Asa, age 18, in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1830 census of Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. Chemung County was formed from Tioga Co., NY in 1836. Asa married Harriet M. sometime between 1834-1840, and they had 2 daughters. Asa Moore is listed as a head of household on the 1840 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, with a wife and 2 daughters under age 5. Harriet died in 1847 at age 32, and she is buried in the Newton Cemetery, Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Asa is listed at age 38 with his parents on the 1850 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. His father died in 1860, and Asa is listed at age 48 on the 1860 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY with his widowed mother, and a Polly Moore, age 51, who is probably his sister Dolly.
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Daughter #3 MooreDaughter #3 Moore was born between 1813-1820 in Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. She is one of the daughters under age 10 in the household of Elisha More on the 1820 census of Catharine, Tioga Co., NY. She is one of the 3 daughters age 10-19 on the 1830 census, and she is one of the 2 daughters age 20-29 on the 1840 census, both in the household of Elisha Moore, and both in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. I do not find this daughter with the family in 1850, and I don't know if she died or got married. She is not listed as buried in the Newton Cemetery with her parents and some of her other siblings. Daughter #3 Moore died sometime after 1840, but I don't know when or where.
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Lucinda Moore Lucinda Moore was born about 1822 in NY or PA. There is only one female age 5-9 in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1830 census of Veteran, Tioga (later Chemung) Co., NY, and there should be two (Lucinda, age 8 & Hannah, age 5), which may be census taker error. There are 2 daughters ages 15-19 in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1840 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, which would fit for Lucinda, age 18 & Hannah, age 15. Lucinda Moore died on March 17, 1847 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. A transcription of the tombstones in the Newton Cemetery in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY states that Lucinda was a daughter of Elisha & Esther Moore, and that she was age 25 when she died on March 17, 1847 (born 1822).
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Cornelius Moore Cornelius Moore was born November 6, 1823 in Veteran, Tioga (later Chemung) Co., NY. There is a male the right age group to be Cornelius age 7 in 1830, and Cornelius, age 17 in 1840, both in the household of Elisha Moore in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Cornelius married Mrs. Melissa L.Slate about 1855, probably in Chemung Co., NY. Melissa had 2 children from a previous marriage, and Cornelius & Melissa had 5 more children. The family is listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Cornelius' occupation is listed as Farmer on all census records. Melissa died on April 15, 1891 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Cornelius Moore died on January 03, 1893 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Cornelius & Melissa are both buried in the Newton Cemetery, Veteran Co., NY.
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Hannah Moore Hannah Moore was born about 1824 in Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. There is only one female age 5-9 in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1830 census of Veteran, Tioga (later Chemung) Co., NY, and there should be two (Lucinda, age 8 & Hannah, age 5), which may be census taker error. There are 2 daughters ages 15-19 in the household of Elisha Moore on the 1840 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, which would fit for Lucinda, age 18 & Hannah, age 15. Hannah is listed as age 25 and living with her parents on the 1850 census of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. I have not found Hannah on the 1860 census at this time. Hannah married Isaac Lake about 1863, and they had one son named Elisha. Isaac was a Clergyman and Elder in Leroy, Bradford Co., PA and he had been married first to Mary Bixby, who probably died between 1860-1863. Isaac & Hannah are listed on the 1870 census of Leroy, Bradford Co., PA. Isaac died on April 03, 1872, and Hannah is listed as widowed with son Elisha on the 1880 census of Canton, Bradford, Co., PA. Hannah is listed in an 1884/1885 newspaper article as living near Leroy, Bradford Co., PA. I have not definitely found Hannah on the 1900 census at this time. There is a Hannah M. Lake listed that year in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY who is the right age (76) and birthplaces for self and parents (all NY). That Hannah is listed as widowed, with 5 births and no surviving children. She is living in the household of Mary A. Anderson, also widowed and born in PA. Hannah Moore Lake died sometime after 1884, possibly in Canton or Leroy, Bradford Co., PA but that is not for sure.
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Philena Moore Philena R. Moore was born on July 8, 1826 in Veteran, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Philena age 3 in 1830, and Philena, age 13 in 1840, both in the household of Elisha Moore in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Philena R. Moore died on December 14, 1846 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. She is buried in the Newton Cemetery, Veteran, Chemung Co., NY, and she is listed as being a daughter of Elisha & Esther Moore, and as having died at age 20 years, 5 months and 6 days.
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