Deacon John Moore, of Windsor

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Deacon John Moore

Also Known As: "Jack"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: England
Death: September 18, 1677 (70-78)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of unknown Moore and unknown Moore
Husband of Abigail Moore and Dea. John Moore's wife
Father of John Moore, Jr.; Hannah Drake; Thomas Moore; Abigail Bissell and Mindwell Bissell (Moore)
Brother of Thomas Moore, of Dorchester & Windsor

Occupation: Carpenter, housewright, wheelwright, millwright, Deacon
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About Deacon John Moore, of Windsor


Dorchester fenceviewer, 24 May 1634 and 16 January 1636/7 and selectman, 8 November 1637 (Dorch TR). He and Thomas Moore, likely his brother, served as witnesses to the noncuperative will of John Russell in Dorchester in Sept 1633. Frequent deputy from Windsor to Connecticut General Court from 1653 until 1677. By 1640 in Windsor, he had five parcels from town grants.

The records of the second church of Dorchester open with a list of children whose parents are members of the Windsor Church and have been brought back to Dorchester for baptism. The first two names are Elizabeth and Thomas Moore. Since in 1677, Windsor records credit John with three children born in Windsor, it would seem that Elizabeth and Thomas were born in Dorchester.

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ID: I603753056

  • Name: John MOORE
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Moore
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1603 based on estimate based on date of marriage
  • Death: 14/18 Sep 1677 in Windsor,Hartford Co.,Connecticut
  • Christening: Dorchester,Suffolk Co.,Masaachusetts (Ben M. Angel notes: This would presume that he was baptized no sooner than 1630.)
  • Burial: 19 Sep 1677 Windsor,Hartford Co.,Connecticut
  • Note: Name Prefix: Deacon


NOTE Anderson in The Great Migration find no evidence of any marriage. He flatly denies that John had a wife named Abigail. "The wife of John Moore is generally given as "Abigail," but in the records maintained by Matthew Grant she is always called "Deacon More's wife." In his listing of the children of Deacon John Moore, Grant at first omitted the daughter Abigail, and then placed her on a line above John Moore's name, which may have led some genealogist in the past to think that this was the name of his wife." [Anderson p 1277][Grant 50].

CHILDREN [listed by Anderson in "The great migration Begins" p 1277]:

  • i HANNAH, b. say 1628; m. Windsor 30 November 1648 John Drake [WiLR 1:55; Grant 32 (day and year lost from record)].
  • ii ELIZABETH, b. say 1635 [ DChR 149]; m. Windsor 24 or 27 November 165[3] Nathaniel Loomis [ CTVR 41, 42; Grant 49].
  • iii THOMAS, b. say 1637 [DChR 149]; no further record.
  • iv ABIGAIL, b. Windsor 14 February 1639[/40] [Grant 50]; m. Windsor 11 October 1655 Thomas Bissell [CTVR 42; Grant 23].
  • v MINDWELL, b. Windsor 10 July 1643 [Grant 50]; m. Windsor 25 September 1662 Nathaniel Bissell [CTVR 9; Grant 24].
  • vi JOHN, b. Windsor 5 December 1645 [Grant 50]; m. (1) Windsor 21 September 1664 Hannah Goffe [Grant 51]; m. (2) 17 December 1701 Martha Farnsworth [ Windsor Hist 501]; m. (3) Mary _____ [ Flagg 279]. *________________________

From the Find A Grave page on Deacon John Moore:

Birth: 1603, England

Death: Sep. 18, 1677 - Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

  • Born by 1603, based on estimated date of marriage.
  • Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1630. First settled in Dorchester; moved to Winsor in 1638.
  • Died in Windsor 18 Sep 1677.
  • Married ____ ____ by about 1628 (assuming that she was the mother of all his children). (Ben M. Angel notes: This presumption, that John's first wife was the mother of all children, is probably incorrect. She was probably the mother of his first child only. It's uncertain whether she came to the New World.)

John Moore was probably brother of Thomas Moore of Dorchester & Windsor. They appear together as witnesses to the uncupative will of John Russell on 3 Sep 1633. Most of the parcels of land in Windsor granted to John Moore were adjacent to parcels ranted to Thomas Moore.


  • 1. Hannah Moore Drake (1628 - ____)*
  • 2. Thomas Moore (1637 - ____)*
  • 3. Elizabeth Moore Loomis Case (1638 - 1728)*
  • 4. Abigail Moore Bissell (1639 - ____)*
  • 5. Mindwell Moore Bissell (1643 - ____)*
  • 5. John Moore (1645 - ____)*


  • wife Moore*

Burial: Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA - Plot: Founders Monument

  • Find A Grave Memorial# 34133044
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Deacon Moore came to America (Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1630)on the sailing ship "Mary and John" at the age of 5 yrs with his father, Thomas Moore, and his mother, Abigail. The family moved to Windsor, Connecticut in 1639. Thomas Moore was one of the first Landholders at Windsor. He was ordained Deacon in 1651[source?]


John Moore of Windsor Connecticut had six children, but none of them were named George, and none of his children went to Virginia. He was also not the father of MARY ALLYN.

See Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, pp 1276-78


  • 1.0 1.1 Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (3 Volume Set) Vol 2 pp 1281-1282. (Boston, Massachusetts. New England Historic and Genealogical Society. 1995). link
  • Ernest Flag. Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England, My Ancestors' Part in that Undertaking p 302 (n.p 1926; rpt. Baltimore, MD. 1973). link
  • Henry Reed Stiles The history and genealogies of ancient Windsor, Connecticut. p 25 (Hartford, Conn., Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard company, 1891-92). link
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Deacon John Moore, of Windsor's Timeline

May 2, 1613
Age 10
Age 11
Of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 11
Of, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 11
Of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
December 29, 1627
Age 24
Southwold, Suffolk, England
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 16, 1639
Age 36
Dorchester, Massachusetts
July 10, 1643
Age 40
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)