John Moore (1686 - 1749)

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Birthplace: St. Thomas Parish, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York County, New York, United States
Occupation: merchant, member of His Majesty's Council
Managed by: Vivian A. Moore
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About John Moore

Colonel John Moore (1686-1749) Colonel John Moore, who portrait is signed and dated 1725, was born in St. Thomas Parish, South Carolina, the son of John Moore (c. 1659-1732) and Rebecca Axtell. John Moore, the father, was Secretary of the Province of South Carolina but about 1695/6, with his family, he moved to Philadelphia. From Philadelphia the son went on to New York City where he attained distinction as an alderman; a member of the Provincial Council; and of the legislature; he was also colonel of the New York City Regiment of Foot. He was a vestryman and warden of Trinity Church and is believed to be the first person buried in the graveyard of that Church.

Mrs. John Moore (1692-1782) Mrs. John Moore was born Frances Lambert. She was of Huguenot ancestry and came to this country as a small child to escape persecution. She had many children besides the two whose pastels were drawn by Henrietta Johnston, and she lived to a good old are. Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, the owner of this portrait, has given the following description: “Mrs. John Moore (Frances Lambert), has dark brown hair, and brown eyes. Her dress is yellow with orange highlights. The stole she wears over her left arm (on right side of the picture) is a lavender taupe.”

      "Col. John Moore, a leading merchant in the early days of New York city" 
    John Moore 11 Aug 1686 SC - 29 Oct 1749 NYC age 64
        Alderman, member of Legislature, Col of Regiment, Member of Provincial Council NY
          will dated 4 Sept 1748, buried in his vault in Trinity Churchyard
      married 1714 Frances Lambert April 1692 NYC - 17 March 1782  NYC
of Huguenot descent, who was brought to America in infancy in consequence of the bloody persecutions of the Protestants in France, and is 'most accomplished in looks and manners' as reported by John Moore, Esq. [Records of the French Church indicate that her maternal granduncle, Gabriel Minveille, was in New York by 1691. Her father, Daniel (or Denis-a possible mistake in transcription) Lambert died in Sept of 1691. Frances was born posthumously to her father's death, in April 1692. Curiously, Frances's baptism is not recorded in the French Church records, but all indications are she was born in New York. The Barberie connection mentioned in John Moore's memoirs occurs when her widowed mother, Frances Brinkman Lambert married John Barberie in 1694. Terri Bradshaw O'Neill ]
Alderman of the City, Member of the Colonial and King's Council, Prov. of New York, Col. commanding his Majesty's New York City regiment of Foot, Vestryman and Warden of Trinity Church, New York City, 1715 to 1728,
  The family seat on the Hudson was acquired by him partly by purchase from Charles Congreve, Esq., and partly by patent; 
 his residence known as White Hall in later years, was at Moore and Front Streets, New York City.
  Note: This was NOT the home built before 1661 for the Hon. Peter Sturyvesant, last of the Dutch Governors.
   this house called Whitehall was near the Fort and burned to the ground ca 1719.

He left a large estate in the province of New York and City of Philadelphia, Penn.; the former by his will dated Sept 24, 1748, in the 22nd year of his Majesty's (George II), reign, was bequeathed to his 'well beloved wife' for life,

  excepting the family seat on the Hudson, devised to his son Stephen in fee, when he should reach his majority;
  the Philadelphia estate was left to his son, John, in fee, but that son, dying before his father, by codicil, that part of his estate was also bequeathed to his wife for life. 
 They are both buried in the Trinity vault, upon which his name was inscribed in after years by his grandson, John Moore, Esq., genealogist of New York City.

Children of John Moore and Frances Lambert: 1. Frances Moore 1715 - 1805

      married Samuel Bayard Esq ca 1715 Throgg's Neck, Westchester, New York
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John Moore's Timeline

1686
August 11, 1686
South Carolina, United States
1715
1715
Age 28
1715
Age 28
1719
1719
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1725
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