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James Moore

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Birthplace: Ireland, , , England
Death: Died in Charleston, Berkeley, South Carolina, USA
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Son of Francis or Roger Moore; Nathaniel Moore; Jane Moore; Grace Moore and Grace Moore
Husband of Margaret Berringer Moore
Father of Col. James Moore, Jr.; Roger Moore; Mary Lytle; Maurice Moore; Joseph Moore and 8 others

Occupation: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jcfoster/1/data/7586, Governor colonial South Carolina
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About Col. James Moore, Colonial Governor

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Colonel James Moore (c. 1650–1706) was the British governor of colonial South Carolina between 1700 and 1703 (which was then in the process of dividing into the provinces of North and South Carolina). During this period, he led a number of attacks from the Carolinas into Spanish Florida. He relied on allied Indian tribes, especially the Yamasee for most of his military force. On news of the outbreak of Queen Anne's War in 1702, he led an invasion of Spanish Florida along the coast, destroying the remaining Spanish missionary Indians of Guale and Mocama, and devastating the lands around St. Augustine. While the town of St. Augustine was razed, its central fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, where the Spanish and numerous allied Indians had taken refuge, resisted Moore's siege. The 1702 campaign was viewed as a disaster due to the failure to take the fortress, and Moore resigned his post.

In 1704, Moore lead an expedition of 50 Englishmen and 1,000 Creek, Yamasee, and other allied Indians, into western Florida, leading to the Apalachee Massacre. The Apalachee were the last powerful Spanish-allied Indian nation in the region. Their defeat in 1704 resulted in many Appalachee being enslaved and exported from Charleston to the West Indies. Other Apalachee were forced to relocate to the Savannah River to live in semi-serfdom. Another result of the defeat of the Appalachee was the collapse of the final defence of the Indians of Florida. During the years following 1704, Carolinian and Indian slave raiders decimated the Indian population of Florida all the way to the Florida Keys.

Moore's defeat of the Appalachee and Spanish Florida in general was hailed as a major victory for Carolina, which had been fighting with the Spanish for control of the region for decades. It also served to strengthen ties between various southeastern Indians and Carolina. The Creek Indians and the Cherokee became much more closely allied with Carolina. With these two Indian nations as strong allies, the English rose to a position of dominance over the French and Spanish in the American southeast.

Governor Moore died in 1706, in debt. His son by the same name was elected to the same office in 1720. His heritage is disputed, but what is known is that he lived in Barbados in his youth. It is a common belief among historians that Rory O'Moore, leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 was his father. Moore was also the great-grandfather of General Robert Howe.

The family

Known throughout the Carolinas as simply "the family" meaning the leading family of the entire region, the Family bloomed and then faded away as seems the fate of any prominent family over time.

It imported over 4,000 slaves into the Carolinas, mostly for its own extensive plantations and farms in and about Cape Fear area of what later became North Carolina.

James Moore also had a Charleston, SC house and a house in the Goose Creek area nearby to Charleston.

Another Moore family descendent of note is Alfred Moore qv , Justice of US Supreme Court.


James Moore was Royal Governor of South Carolina 1719-1721. In 1573, Spanish Franciscans establish the Santa Maria mission on what is now Amelia Island, Florida, then named Isla de Santa Maria. The mission was abandoned in 1680 after the inhabitants refused a Spanish order to relocate. British raids force the relocation of the Santa Catalina de Guale mission on St. Catherine's Island, Georgia, to the abandoned Santa Maria mission on the Island in 1685. In 1702, this mission was again abandoned when South Carolina's colonial governor, James Moore, led a joint British-Indian invasion of Florida.

Governor of South Carolina 1700-1702

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Govenor James Moore Birth 1640 in Droghead, Louth, Ireland Death 6 Nov 1706 in Charleston, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States

Wife: Margaret Berringer 1643 – 1720

Parents: Nathaniel Moore 1620 – 1679

Grace Barnewell 1624 – 1640

Birth 1640 Droghead, Louth, Ireland Arrival 1661 Before Age: 21 South Carolina

Marriage to Margaret Berringer 1661 11 Apr Age: 21 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States Residence 1700 Sep Age: 60 South Carolina, USA Served as Chief Justice of Carolina before being appointed Governor. Appointed to Attorney General after being replaced as Governor.

Governor of the Province 1700 - 1703 Age: 60 South Carolina, USA Death 1706 6 Nov Age: 66 Charleston, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States Died of yellow fever.

James Moore (c. 1650 – 1706) was the British governor of colonial Carolina between 1700 and 1703. He is remembered for leading several invasions of Spanish Florida, including attacks in 1704 and 1706 which wiped out most of the Spanish missions in Florida.[1] Contents [hide] 1 Biography 2 Family 3 Family tree 4 References Biography[edit]

Little is known of James Moore's origins. During his life he was said to be a son of Roger Moore (Ruairí Óg Ó Mórdha), leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and that he had supposedly inherited his father's rebellious nature.[2] He first appears in the records of the Province of Carolina in 1675 representing Margaret Berringer Yeamans, widow of Sir John Yeamans, before the colonial council. At about the same time he married her daughter by her first husband, also named Margaret. In 1677, 1682, and 1683, he served on the colonial council. He played a leading role in a 1690 expedition into the Carolina backcountry, crossing the Appalachian Mountains to investigate possibilities of trade with the local Indian population. In 1698 he was elected to the colonial assembly, and was described as the right-hand man of proprietor Sir John Colleton. The next year he was named chief justice of the colony, a post he held until he was named governor in 1700, replacing the deceased Joseph Blake. James Moore was a leader of one of colonial South Carolina's political factions, called the "Goose Creek Men", after Goose Creek, an outlying area of Charleston.[2] In 1683 Moore was granted 2,400 acres (970 ha) by the Lords Proprietors. He called his estate "Boochowee". Part of this land is known today as Liberty Hall Plantation.[2] From 1691 Moore was the acknowledged leader of the Goose Creek Men, the main political opposition to the ruling "Dissenter" faction. Moore's rise to governorship in 1700 signalled a major shift in the politics of the colony. The Dissenters contested Moore's "unjust election". But the Lords Proprietors saw to it than Moore remained governor, and they made it clear that the Dissenters were no longer in favor.[3] Between 1700 and 1703 Moore was the British governor of Carolina, which was then in the process of dividing into the provinces of North and South Carolina. During this period, he led a number of attacks from the Carolinas into Spanish Florida. He relied on allied Indian tribes, especially the Yamasee for most of his military force. On news of the outbreak of Queen Anne's War in 1702, he led 500 colonists, 300 native allies, and 14 small ships on an invasion of Spanish Florida along the coast, destroying the remaining Spanish missionary Indians of Guale and Mocama, and devastating the lands around St. Augustine. While the town of St. Augustine was razed, its central fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, where the Spanish and numerous allied Indians had taken refuge, resisted Moore's siege.[1][4] The 1702 campaign was viewed as a disaster due to the failure to take the fortress and the expenses incurred, and Moore resigned his post. In 1704, Moore led an expedition of 50 Englishmen and 1,000 Creek, Yamasee, and other allied Indians, into western Florida, leading to the Apalachee Massacre. The Apalachee were the last powerful Spanish-allied Indian nation in the region. Their defeat in 1704 resulted in many Apalachee being enslaved and exported from Charleston to the West Indies. Other Apalachee were relocated (some voluntarily, others not) to the Savannah River to live in semi-serfdom. Another result of the defeat of the Apalachee was the collapse of the final defence of the Indians of Florida. In the following years, Carolinian and Indian slave raiders virtually wiped out the Indian population of Florida all the way to the Florida Keys. Moore's defeat of the Apalachee in Spanish Florida was hailed as a major victory for Carolina, which had been fighting with the Spanish for control of the region for decades. It also served to strengthen ties between various southeastern Indians and Carolina. The Creek people and the Cherokees became much more closely allied with Carolina. With these two Indian nations as strong allies, the English rose to a position of dominance over the French and Spanish in the American southeast. Governor Moore died in 1706 of a tropical disease, possibly yellow fever. He was significantly in debt. His son by the same name was elected to the same office in 1719 following the overthrow of the proprietary governor. Family[edit]

Wikipedia: James Moore married Margaret Berringer, daughter of Lady Margaret Yeamans (by a previous marriage).[5] Their daughter, Mary Moore, married Job Howe, another of the "Goose Creek Men".[5] Altogether James and Margaret had ten children, many of whom moved to the Lower Cape Fear region, where they and their descendants became known as "The Family", the most powerful family in the region.[6] Moore was the grandfather of American Revolutionary War Brigadier General James Moore, and great-grandfather of Major General Robert Howe. The Moore family imported over 4,000 slaves into the Carolinas, mostly for its own extensive plantations and farms in and about Cape Fear area of what later became North Carolina. James Moore also had a Charleston house and a house in the Goose Creek area nearby to Charleston. Another Moore family descendent of note is Alfred Moore, Justice of US Supreme Court.

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Col. James Moore, Colonial Governor's Timeline

1650
1650
Ireland, , , England
1667
1667
Age 17
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1680
1680
Age 30
1682
1682
Age 32
South Carolina
1682
Age 32
1683
1683
Age 33
Charleston, Berkeley, South Carolina, USA
1686
1686
Age 36
Craven, NC, USA
1687
1687
Age 37
1694
August 24, 1694
Age 44