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Gershom Moore

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Southampton, Long Island
Death: circa 1691 (44-52)
Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Moore and Margaret Hallock
Husband of Mary Moore
Father of John Moore; Gershom Moore; Jonathan Moore and John Gershom Moore
Brother of John Moore; Capt. Samuel Moore; Elizabeth Titus and Joseph Moore
Half brother of Abigail Horton (Hallock); Margaret Horton; Martha Hallock; Sarah Hallock; John Hallock and 7 others

Occupation: Officer in the Continental Military before the Revolutionary War.
Managed by: Jack William Reed
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About Gershom Moore

Some have Gershom born in 1645, but one book suggests he was a landowner in 1665,

from :

[Captain] Gershom Moore

Born: 1645 - Suffolk, Southhampton, New York

Marr: ABT 1669 - Newtown, Long Island, New York

Died: 1691 - Newton, Long Island, New York

Father: (Rev.) Reverend John Moore

Mother: Margaret Howell


Mary Wright

Born: ABT 1651 - Newtown, Long Island, New York

Died: ?? - Newton, Long Island, New Jersey


1. John Gershom Moore

 Born: 1670 - Newton, Suffolk, New York
 Marr: - Anna Sackett 
 Died: UNKNOWN - 

2. Gershom Moore

 Born: ABT 1672 - Newton, Huntington, New Jersey
 Marr: 1691 - Deborah Betts 


Among the English settlers in the present Elmhurst section of Newtown was Gershom Moore, in whose orchard a chance seedling produced the Newtown Pippin, Colonial America's most famous apple.


  • ****Re: Bob Moore's note in Vol II, issue 8, part 1 regarding Edminster

Moore family. My 8 great grandfather, Capt. Samuel Moore (1645-1717) had a

brother named Gershom Moore. Their parents were Rev. John Moore (1620-1657)

and Margaret Howell. I do not have any further information on Gershom's line

except that a Gerhom Moore m. Mary [Fish] w. Jonathan aft. 1663, Newton, LI

(Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700). I descend from Capt.

Samuel's daughter Elizabeth. Perhaps this Gershom Moore is an ancestor to

the Gershom Moore mentioned in Bob Moore's note.

I have Gershom's ancestry and know he is son of Rev. John Moore and Margaret Howell, and that Rev. John is son of Sir John Moore and Dorothy Loftus.

I need parents and information for his wife Mary Wright who married 1) Jonathan Fish.

I need proof that Gershom's daughter Mary married Nicholas Stillwell and are the parents of Gershom Stillwell b. 18 Aug 1685, Gravesend, NY. I am going round and round with Stillwell researchers who say Gershom is son of Richard Stillwell.

Bobbi Dodge at

Page 212.—Wm. Graves, Newtown. Leaves legacies to Abigail, Mary, Hannah and Rebecca, the daughters of Joseph Phillips, of said town, all under age. Also to Joan Madock, widow to David Vickree, " now in the house with me." To Nicholas Elder, Mary Case, wife of Thomas Case, Mary Scudder, wife of John Scudder. Leaves to his daughter, Hannah Graves, six acres of upland next to the old house in Newtown. Also a cove of meadow near my creeke, and to extend from a certain white oak tree down the said creek to Captain John Coe's creek. Leaves all rest of land and goods to " the little children of my daughter Hannah Graves," and to "my grandchild, Abigail Dibble, now living in Connecticutt." Makes daughter Hannah executor, and Mr. Robert Field, Sr., and Lieut. Gershom Moore executors in trust. Leaves to Mr. Robert Field " my best suit of clothes, and to Lieut. Gershom Moore my beaver hatt, my pipe and my boots which were my son John's, and to George Wood, Sr., my cloak."

Dated July 13, 1679. Witnesses, Thomas Eshring- ton, Nicholas Eades.

Page 214.—Inventory. Housing, upland and meadow, £130. Total amount, £219 9s. 8d.

Page 215.—Whereas John Graves, of Newtown, did in his will give to his father, Wm. Graves, all his land, but if his sister Hannah or her children should survive himr then the said lands were to go to them. And whereas the said Wm. Graves, the father, not long after likewise departed this life before the will of his son could be proved, and in his will did appoint his daughter Hannah his executor, with Robert Field, Sr., and Gershom Moore executors in trust, since which his daughter Hannah has likewise departed this life, the said Robert Field and Gershom Moore are confirmed as executors. July 8, 1679.

Mentioned as freeholder in History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time

By Benjamin Franklin Thompson

Published by E. French, 1839

p. 415


mentioned with Ralph Hunt:

Loveridge, Ralph Hunt, John Ramsden, Nicholas Carter, Gershom Moore and James Christy, all of Newtown, L. L, May, 1664, accepted as freemen

from History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time

By Benjamin Franklin Thompson

Published by E. French, 1839:

It appears, from the few records which have escaped destruction, that the following persons were inhabitants, and probably owners of land in the town (Newtown), in the years 1655-6:

Thomas Stephenson, William Hallet, Content Titus, Gershom Moore, Samuel Hallei, Lambert Woodward, Jonathan Hazzard, Hendrick Martinson, Joseph Recder, Daniel Bloomfield, Robert Blackwell, Jeremiah Reeder, Caleb Leveridge, John Pearsall, Nathaniel Woodward, Joseph Sacket, George Stephenson, John Bull, Robert Field, Thomas Skillman, John Wood, Thomas Pettit, John Johnson, Thomas Morrell, John Gray, Richard Alsop, Theophilus Phillips, Robert Field, jun., John Dcnman, Raeliff Patterson, John Smith, Josiah Forman, George Wood, Nathan Fish, Edward Hunt (son of Ralph??),

from :

1680, Feb. 3. Johanes Loroson testifies in a suit at Newtown between Dr. John Greenfield and the widow Roelofson: "Johanes Loroson aged 29 yers or therabouts, being sworne in Court that dockter Greenfield and Gershom Moore came to the hous of John Desent and the sd Greenfield did in the pr'sents of this deponent speek to the Counstable to summons the widow Roullson to Court, whereupon the Counstable sd that he would send for the widdow that they may agree without going to Court. Soe she came, and after some word betweene them the sd dockter sd if slice would give him a kis he would aquit her of what was betwene them; and she did soe, and give each other the hand upon it and further saith not"... (Newt. Ct. R., 112.)

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Gershom Moore's Timeline

Southampton, Long Island
Age 27
Sayville, Suffolk County, New York, United States
Age 27
Newton, Suffolk, New York, United States
Age 29
Newtown, L.I., New York
Age 48
Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York