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Samuel Moore

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Southampton, Long Island
Death: July 25, 1717 (72)
Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Moore and Margaret Hallock
Husband of Mary Moore
Father of Elizabeth Hicks; Capt. Samuel Moore; Benjamin Moore; Joseph Moore; Nathaniel Moore and 4 others
Brother of John Moore; Gershom Moore; Elizabeth Titus and Joseph Moore
Half brother of Abigail Horton (Hallock); Margaret Horton; Martha Hallock; Sarah Hallock; John Hallock and 7 others

Occupation: Military officer
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About Capt. Samuel Moore

Capt. Samuel Moore, son of Rev. John Moore and his wife Margaret Howell, was married to Mary Reed, 1651-1738, daughter of Capt. Thomas Reed. Capt. Moore served his town as Constable, Assessor, Commissioner of Town Court, Supervisor, and on several important commissions. He served also in the ranks, as Lieutenant, and as Captain of the Newtown militia.

Benjamin Moore, son of above and husband of Anne Sackett, was a man of marked influence in Newtown, but unlike his father and grandfather, took but little interest in public affairs and did not acquire official prominence.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Samuel Moore

Name: Samuel Moore SAR Membership: 80791

Birth Date: 1645 Birth Place: Newtown, Long Island, New York Death Date: 1717 Death Place: Newtown, Li Father: John Moore Mother: Margaret Howell Spouse: Mary Reed Children: Nathaniel Moore

Samuel Moore, Sr Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: 1645 Newtown Suffolk County New York, USA Death: Jul. 27, 1717, USA

Born & died in Newtown, Long Island, Queens (now Suffolk), NY, USA

Son of JOHN (Rev.) MOORE Sr 1620 – 1657 and MARGARET HOWELL 1622 – 1670

Married MARY REED 1651 – 1738; Parents of:

Elizabeth MOORE SAMUEL (Capt.) MOORE Jr 1671 – 1768 Benjamin MOORE 1679 – 1750 JOSEPH MOORE 1679 – 1756 Margaret MOORE 1685 – Nathaniel MOORE 1687 – 1759 Mary MOORE 1691 – 1744 Margaret MOORE 1693 – Sarah MOORE 1697 –

"Reverend Moore's second son, Captain Samuel Moore , was a farmer and land-owner, who served in the local militia and held various public offices, among them magistrate. In 1684, Captain Moore purchased a farm near the Poor Bowery and moved there with his wife Mary Reed Moore and their eight children."

Bio ref: "Rev. John Moore of Newton, Long Island, and Som of His Descendants." Compiled by James W. Moore, Lafayette College, MCMIII.

Family links:

 John Moore (1620 - 1657)

 Samuel Moore (____ - 1768)*
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Burial: Unknown Specifically: Cemetery unknown; TBD

Notes for Samuel Moore and Mary Reed

c 1645 Samuel Moore, son of Reverend John Moore and Margaret Howell, was born at Long Island, New York. [1]

1662-1717 Samuel Moore, son of Rev. John, became a grantee of land at Newtown village in 1662, and afterwards purchased an adjacent tract, previously owned by his father, and which is now [1852] included in the premises of John J. Moore. In 1684 he bought from Wm. Hallet, Sen. a farm near the Poor Brewery, (part of which is now the property of S. H. Moore) to which he removed. Capt. Moore held various public offices, and served in the magistracy for a series of years. [2]

1662 On 18 September, at the town meeting, Gershom More and Samuel More shall have, each of them, a lot of upland next to John Reder, on south side of the path by Smith's meadow. [3][4]

1666 On 4 December, Samuel Moore became a freeholder. [5]

1667 On 27 January, Samuel Moore, along with many others, was taxed £0.1.0 in Newtown. [6]

1675 Samuel Moore was appointed constable. [7]

1677 On 25 December, Gershom More sells to his brother Samuel More [Moore], land formerly belonging to their father John More, land bounded w. by Jacob Reder, s. by Smith's meadow. [8]

1677 Samuel Moore was an overseer. [9]

1681-83 Samuel Moore was appointed to choose delegates to the New York Assembly. [10]

1683 On 11 October, Samuel More [Moore] was on a rates list for Newtown for 1 heads, 30 land, 1 horse, 2 ox, 6 cows, 12 sheep, and 4 swine. [11]

1684 On 15 October, William Hallett of Newtown, sold 120 acres to Samuel Moore of Newtown, bounded by land of Harrick Sybertson and John Van Haerlem. [12]

1686 Samuel Moore was on Dongan's Charter. [13]

1690 Samuel Moore was commissioned captain of the Newton Militia. [14]

1717 On July 25, Samuel Moore dictated his will and died before signing it. "Moore, Samuel of Newtown, 25 July 1717. To wife Mary use of ten acres of woodland between Capt. Sackett, Jacob Reeder, with remainder to son Benjamin. To oldest son Samuel a coat & plush breeches; rest of clothes to sons Joseph, Benjamin, & Nathaniel. Bequest to dau. Mary Woodward, and to the following grandchildren: Samuel, son of Samuel; Joseph son of Joseph; Samuel son of Benjamin; Launcelot & Moore Woodward sons of my dau. Mary; Abigail Bretten, dau. of my dau. Margaret; Samuel, son of my dau. Elizabeth Hicks; Hannah dau. of my dau. Sarah Coe. Wife exx. This will was not signed. Nathan Fish swore that on July 25th Samuel Moore was suddenly taken sick. He gave directions and asked Fish to write his will. Fish set the items down as above, and prepared the will, but Moore died the will was read to him. Fish swears that Moore intended to leave his personal estate to his four daus: Mary Woodard, Margaret Bretten, Elizabeth Hicks, & Hannah. Will not witnessed nor probated." [15]

1717 The will of Samuel Moore of Newtown, gentleman, dated 25 July 1717, proved 13 September 1717. My wife Mary Moore, my son Benjamin Moore, my eldest son Samuel Moore, my 2 sons, viz., Joseph Moore and Nathaniel Moore, my daughter Mary wife of ____ Woodward [Nathaniel written in by hand] and her 2 sons Samuel Woodward and Moore Woodward, my daughter Hannah wife of ____ Johnson, my 3 grandchildren, viz., Samuel Moore son of my son Samuel Moore, Joseph Moore son of my son Joseph Moore, and Samuel Moore son of my son Benjamin Moore, my daughter Margaret wife of _____ Bretten [or Pretten?] and her daughter Abigail ____, my daughter Elizabeth wife of _____ Hicks and her son Samuel Hicks, my daughter Sarah wife of ______ Coe and her daughter Hannah Coe. Sole executor my wife Mary Moore, assisted by my sons Samuel Moore and Joseph Moore and Benjamin Moore. Names the land of Jacob Reeder and Josiah Reeder. No names of witnesses. The will was drawn by Jonathan Fish. [16]

1717 On 27 July, Samuel Moore Sr was buried at Newtown. [17]

1719 Widow Moore, and several of their children, were named in the will of Joseph Sackett. [18]

1738 On 4 May, Mary Reed Moore died in Newton. [19]

Samuel Moore was born in 1645 in Long Island City, Queens County, New York, to The Rev. John Moore (1620-1657) and Margaret Howell (1622-1670).

He married Mary Reed (1651-1738) sometime before 1679, and they had 8 children:

Elizabeth Moore (1679-1748) [married Hicks] Samuel (Capt.) Moore, Jr. (1671-1768) Benjamin Moore (1679-1750) Joseph Moore (1679-1756) Margaret Moore (1685-?) Nathaniel Moore (1687-1759) Mary Moore (1691-1744) Margaret Moore (1693-?) Sarah Moore (1697-?)

Samuel was a farmer and landowner, who served in the local militia and held various public offices, among them, magistrate. In 1684, Samuel purchased a farm near the Poor Bowery and moved there with his wife Mary and children.

Samuel died 25 July 1717 in Long Island City, Queens County, New York.

Bio. ref: "Rev. John Moore of Newton, Long Island, and Some of His Descendants." Compiled by James W. Moore, Lafayete College, MCMIII.

[NOTE: Thank you to janicet for most of the above information. However, I do have my doubts about some of the birth dates for Capt. Moore's children, as the quoted book shows 3 children born in 1679, and one born even before his marriage to Mary Reed.]

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Capt. Samuel Moore's Timeline

Southampton, Long Island
Age 26
Newtown, Long Island, Province of New York
December 11, 1679
Age 34
Newtown, Long Island, United States
Age 34
Age 34
Queens County, New York, United States
March 14, 1687
Age 42
Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York
Age 46
Age 52
July 25, 1717
Age 72
Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York