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Captain James Moore, II

Birthplace: Walkers Creek, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Abbs Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Cause of death: killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Moore and Jane Elizabeth Moore
Husband of Martha Moore
Father of James Moore; Joseph Moore and Mary Brown
Brother of John Moore; Mary Stuart; Rachel McPheeters; Elizabeth Coalter; Margaret Jemima Denton and 5 others

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About Captain James Moore, II

James Moore and most of his family were killed by Indians. Their story can be read at:

James Moore, was appointed a Lieutenant of Militia for Mongomery Co., on February 26, 1777, had a Captain of Militia on August 4, 1778. William Davidson says in his Revolutionary War Pension claim filed in Tazewell Co., VA, that James Moore was commander at Davidson’s Fort on Bluestone from 1777 until slain by the Indians.

Birth: 1740 Augusta County Virginia, USA Death: Jul. 14, 1786 Abbs Valley Tazewell County Virginia, USA

Son of James and Jane (Walker) Moore. Married Martha Poage. In 1771 he lived in cave in present Tazewell Co. In 1772 he moved his family to cabin he built there miles from the Davidson Garrison. He then was appointed Lt. then Capt of Militia by Washington Co. and until 1783 was Commandant of Davidson's Fort on Cove Creek/Bluestone Riv. His son James was captured in July 1784 and later escaped after deaths of his family). The Moore family including John Simpson were killed by 47 Indians. His kids William and Alexander were killed near Father. Baby Margaret and young John were killed the lst day of captivity. His wife Martha and daughter Jane were captured and burned at the stake in Ohio. Children James and Mary "Polly" Moore along with Martha Evans were captured and held captive in Canada 5 yrs. Later to be rescued. A modern source says son Joseph survived as he was at his other grand parents during the attack on his family.)

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 James Moore (1711 - 1791)
 Jane Walker Moore (1712 - 1793)

 Martha Poage Moore (1742 - 1786)

 Jane Moore (____ - 1786)*
 William Moore (____ - 1786)*
 Alexander Moore (____ - 1786)*
 James Moore (1770 - 1851)*
 Mary Moore Brown (1776 - 1824)*

 Rachel Moore McPheeters (____ - 1826)*
 James Moore (1740 - 1786)
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Burial: Moore Cemetery Tazewell County Virginia, USA

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Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: Dec 06, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16925967

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Captain James Moore, II's Timeline

Walkers Creek, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 22
Age 30
Newells Tavern, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
July 14, 1786
Age 46
Abbs Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Age 46
Rockbridge Co., VA