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Charles Moorman, Sr

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: St. Peter's Parish,New Kent Co.,Virginia
Death: May 24, 1757 (85)
Green Springs,Louisa Co.,Virginia
Place of Burial: Green Springs, Louisa Co, Virginia, American Colony - English
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Moorman, Sr. and Elizabeth Moorman
Husband of Elizabeth Moorman
Father of Thomas Moorman, Sr; Andrew Moorman; Judith Douglas; Anne Martin; Achilles Moorman and 1 other
Brother of Mary Moorman; Thomas Moorman and Andrew Moorman

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About Charles Moorman, Sr

Charles Moorman was born about 1690 and was the grandson of Zachariah and son of Thomas. He became the most influential of the Quakers in Louisa County, Virginia where a considerable number of Quakers had purchased land.


  1. Elizabeth Reynolds. There is some dispute as to whether she was the daughter of Christopher Reynolds and Elizabeth, or the daughter of Thomas “Renalls”, the recorded baptism dated 15 of March 1690-1691. The Louisa County court records simply identify Charles’ wife as Elizabeth. She died in 1763.


  1. Thomas Moorman - born 04 Sep 1705; married Rachel (Clark), daughter of Christopher; died 10 Nov 1767.
  2. Anne Moorman - born in 1708 in Hanover Co., Virginia.
  3. Achilles Moorman - born 26 Oct 1713; married Elizabeth (Adams), daughter of Robert; died in Nov 1785.
  4. Judith Moorman - born in 1714; married John Douglas.
  5. Charles Moorman - born in 1715; married Mary (Adams), daughter of Robert; died in 1778.
  6. Mary Moorman - born 1716 in Green Springs, Virginia. (Anthony Roots & Branches list Mary as having married William Ballard whose 2nd wife was Rachel (Clark) Moorman, widow of Thomas. She lists their children as Thomas, Frances, Byrum, Delphia, Moorman, and David. Other researchers insist that William Ballard's first was Mary Byrum or Byrom, therefore I have not included this information.


In the early eighteenth century, a considerable number of Quakers purchased land in what is now Louisa and Caroline County, and established meetings at Cedar Creek (not far from the border of Louisa) in Hanover County, and at Golansville in Caroline County. Charles Moorman was one of the more influential of these Quaker settlers, and with his wife Elizabeth Reynolds, purchased considerable property in Albemarle County. At some point they removed to Hanover County (near present day Ashland), before finally settling at Green Springs in Louisa County. They had five children, who are shown per tradition as being born in Green Springs, but most of their children were likely born in either New Kent or Hanover County.

Thomas Moorman's eldest son, Charles, Jr., married Elizabeth Reynolds and located in Louisa county, where he patented three tracts of land: also patented 40O acres in Albemarle county at the junction of Medium and Moorman rivers, from which circumstance the latter stream received its name. Later he secured a second tract in the same locality; he died in 1757. __________________________ ...Among the most influential of these Quakers was Charles Moorman(3) of Louisa County, who married Elizabeth reynolds. She bore him five children, Thomas(4) (1708-1766), Judith(4) (Douglas), Ann(4) (Martin), Achilles(4) and Charles(4). The family purchased considerable land in Albemarle County on and near Moormans River, a stream named for Thomas (" William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine: "The Moorman Family of Virginia"; Paullin, Charles O.; 2nd Series, Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 1931), pp. 177-180. Hereinafter cited as "Wm & Mary Quarterly.") Biography: Charles, the other son, lived in Louisa County near "Green Spring" where he had settled in 1704. He married Elizabeth Reynolds. They were both devout Quakers, although they owned slaves. Charles was a Justice of the Peace and with his son, Thomas, was an overseer of the Society of Friends. Charles died in 1756.


The first was Thomas (1705-1765) who married Rachel Clark. They lvied in Louisa County ner Green Spring, but a few years before he died, he and his family moved to Bedford County where he held large tracts of land. Records at Bedford show that he first bought land in that County, July 17, 1762. His will is dated July 22, 1765; it was probated in November of the following year. The second son of Rachel and Thomas Moorman, Micajah (1735) married Susannah Chiles and lived on land upon which part of Lynchburg now stands. He was one of the trustees of the City. Micajah (1735-1806) raised his own eleven children, as well as his sister Elizabeth's sons, Moorman and Christopher Johnson, after her death. These two nephews afterwards married Micajah's two daughters. The eldest son, Zachariah, in 1763, settled five miles south of Lynch's Ferry on the James. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Terrell of Caroline County in 1755. His second wife was Elizabeth Johnson. Many of the Moormans were disowned by the Society for holding slaves and "marrying out of unity". Thomas Clark Moorman, with almost his whole family started migration to the West when he set out in 1755 for the Ohio Wilderness. Many Quakers followed him later (Brown, Lynchburg's Pioneer Quakers, pg. 60-61.)

The second child of Charles and Elizabeth was Judith, who married John Douglas.


The third child, Charles, married Mary Adams;

the fourth child, Achilles, married Elizabeth Adams and lived in Bedford County. Charles MOORMAN and Elizabeth REYNOLDS by Linda Sparks Starr March 1999

In 1669, Zachariah Moorman, along with his children, Charles, Thomas and Sally Ann, sailed from Southampton on the Glasgow and landed in Barbados in West Indies. Zachariah and Mary Moorman's first surviving  child  was  Thomas, born in 1658.

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Charles Moorman, Sr's Timeline

August 29, 1671
St. Peter's Parish,New Kent Co.,Virginia
September 14, 1705
Age 34
Green Springs, Louisa, Virginia
Age 35
Louisa VA
Age 39
Green Springs, Louisa, Virginia
Age 40
Green Springs, New Kent, VA
October 26, 1713
Age 42
Louisa County, Virginia, United States
Age 43
Green Springs, Louisa, Virginia
May 24, 1757
Age 85
Green Springs,Louisa Co.,Virginia
Green Springs, Louisa Co, Virginia, American Colony - English