About Col. James Moore, Jr.
James Moore, Jr.
Governor of South Carolina Province 1719 to 1721
Colonel James Moore, Jr. , soldier, born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1667; died near Cape Fear. N. C., 10 November, 1740, early acquired military renown in his campaigns against the Indians. In 1702 he undertook an expedition against the Spaniards in St. Augustine, Florida, that proved unsuccessful and entailed a heavy burden on the colony, to meet which the first paper money used in South Carolina was issued under the name of bills of credit. The next year he commanded an expedition against the Appalachian Indians, who had done great injury in the Cape Fear. N. C., region, completely subdued them, and in 1713 was in charge of the forces that were sent by Governor Charles Craven to the aid of the settlers, whose lands had been ravaged by the Tuscaroras
Colonel James Moore was a soldier who distinguished himself for his defense of several North Carolina settlements during the Yamasee War.
James Moore II was a colonel in the colonial militia who served in the Yamassee War and would be a governor of the Province of South Carolina after North and South Carolina split. He served in that position 1719-1721. Moore held the colony for the king until May 1721, when he relinquished the governorship to Nicholson and became speaker of the Commons House of Assembly. He presided over the assembly until his death on March 3, 1724.