Notes for Robert Abraham MOORE
Have copy of Will, May 9, 1861
1850 Census Williamsburgh District REEL NO: M432-860 PAGE NO: 125B
Abraham Moore and his wife, Mary "Polly" Evans, were settlers of the Moore's Crossroads and Lake City areas of what is now
Florence and Williamsburg Counties. They were farmers or as they were known back then "plantation owners". They had a
plantation which consisted of well over 2050 acres. Here they raised their 6 children in a modest log home. They did own
slaves as was customary back then and one slave we know of is mentioned in courthouse records. Her name was Betty and she was bought for $575.00 on January 7, 1840. Only history and the ghosts of the past know what fate befell Betty. Was she used as a "Mammy" or was she a field hand? No one will ever know. We do know that her former masters were named John T. Scott and Sarah M. Lowry. As our research has progressed, various members of the family believe that Abraham's parents were James Moore and Jemima McAllister. So far this is just circumstantial, but as we dig deeper we believe it to be true.
There is a James Moore, Williamsburg District, P 812 1800 Census.
Abraham and Mary are believed to have been born around 1790. They show up in the census records as husband and wife starting with the 1820 census. The 6 children of Abraham and Mary are, Mohala Moore, Jemima Moore, John J. Moore, Robert Abraham Moore, Evander E. Moore, and Benjamin C. Moore.
Moore Family In South Carolina
The Genealogy of Abraham Moore Abraham Moore and his wife, Mary "Polly" Evans: (Mohala Moore b.1817, d.1899 married
Jesse Allen Cook b.1814, d.1866 Their 13 children were, Ellen, Martha A, Mary Masail, Robert A, Erasmus, Carolina, Lanzie,
Jesse D, Jemima, Mahaley, Eugenia, Major Alphous and Georgiana.) (Evander E Moore b.1825, d.1874 married Eliza Postell
b.1831, d.1900 Their 8 children were, Mary, W. A. J., Sally, Ben Warren, R.R.J., John Jay, Evander E. and Wesley.) (Robert A.
Moore b.1822, d.1906 married Matilda Barrineau b.1826, d.1905 Their 3 children were Molly, W. Watson and John Lewis)
(Benjamin C. Moore b.1827, d.1890? married Agnes Evans b.?,d.? Their 7 children were Mary E.V., Evander B., Susannah,
Ester, Ella, Matilda, William J.) (Benjamin also married a second wife Hannah Sophronia Gray b.1848, d.Aug/2/1924 Their 8
children were Aginorah V., Robert A.E., John H. Milton, Benjamin A., Alice Caroline, Ansa J., John P.R., and Elias T.)
(Jemima Moore b.1819, d.1885 married Martin S. Feagin b.1825, d.1880 Their 10 children were James A., Mary A.,
Richardson, Martha E., Martin E., William A., W.B., M.O., P.B., and C.A.) (John J Moore b.1821, d.1865 married Magah
Wilson b.dec/10/1825, d.feb/18/1888 Their 4 children were Mary Ann, William A., S.A., and Louis Alexander)
From Three Rivers Chronicle Volume XX Number 1 Spring 1999
Will of Abraham Moore State of South Carolina in Williamsburg County
Know all men by that I, Abraham Moore, doo make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner
and form following: vis: I wish my beloved wife to keep the plantation stock and negroes during her life
time or time of widowhood, and at her death or marriage I wish all my personal property equally
divided with my six children. The negroes to be divided with Mahala, wife of Jesse Cook; Jemima,
wife of Martin S. Feagin, J. J. Moore, R. A. Moore, Evander E. Moore, and Benjamin C. Moore, to be
theirs their lifetime and Jesse A. Cook to be given one dollar, and Martin S. Feagin one dollar of my
estate. The tract of land I now live on, I wish divided with my four sons, the west end to J. J. Moore and B. C.
Moore, the east end to R. A, Moore and E. E. Moore, the tract on track on Johnson Swamp I leave to B. C.
Moore, the Tract joining B. C. land I wish divided with B. C. & E. E. Moore. And it is my wish for my
executors to call men to appraise and divide my estate without any expense of order for saile (sale) or
appraisement, lastly I appoint J. J. Moore, and Samuel C. MacCutchen executors to this my Last
Will & Testament thereby revoking all other & former wills made by me in witness whereof I have
here unto set my hand and seal this the 9th of May A. D, 1861,
Abraham Moore [signature]
Signed, sealed, prepared, & delivered as the last will and testament of The above named, Abraham Moore,
in the presence of us who here subscribed our names as witness there to in the presence of the said
Abraham Moore, And in the presence of each other,
Elias L. Ellis
Benagy B. Dennis
[EN: The 1850 census gives Mr. Moore’s age as 53.
Mary Reid has added a note that his wife was Mary "Polly" Evans.
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