MOORE

Family History

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Moore

Moore Genealogy Websites:

Robert Morse
Birth:     1452
Death:  
 

John Morse
Birth:     1452
              Father:   Robert MORSE
              Mother: 
Death:  
 

Robert Morse
Birth:     1492
              Father:   John MORSE born 1552
              Mother: 
Death:  
 

 

 

Robert Morse

Robert Morse
Birth:     1500
              Father:   William MORSE b: 1492
              Mother: 
Death:   1603
 

Agnes Morse
Birth:     1502
              Father:  
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Death:  

Marriage:

 

Children:

  1. Thomas MORSE born 1519

 

 

 

Thomas Morse

Thomas Morse
Birth:     1519
              Father:   Robert MORSE b: 1500
              Mother:  Agnes MORSE b: 1502
Death:   1603
 

Agnes Morse
Birth:    
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Death:  
 

 

Children:

  1. Richard MORSE b: 1533

  2. Robert MORSE b: 1536

  3. Lancelot MORSE b: 1542

  4. Margaret MORSE b: 1544

  5. Robert MORSE b: 1546

  6. Thomas MORSE b: 1547

 

 

Richard Morse

Richard Morse
Birth:     1533
              Father:   Thomas MORSE b: 1519
              Mother:  Agnes MORSE
Death:   1603
 

Joan Dowes
Birth:    
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Children:

  1. Joseph MORSE b: 1576

  2. Nathaniel MORSE b: 1579

  3. Daniel MORSE b: 1582

 

 

Joseph Morse

Joseph Morse
Birth:     1576
              Father:   Richard MORSE b: 1533
              Mother:  Joan DOWES
Death:   1646
 

Dorothy Glover Barker
Birth:     1587 
              Father:  
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Death:  
 

 

Children:

  1. John MORSE b: 1609

  2. Joseph MORSE b: 1610

  3. Hannah MORSE b: 1615

 

 

John Moore

John Moore
Birth:     1609
              Father:   Joseph MORSE b: 1576
              Mother:  Dorothy Glover BARKER b: 1587
Death:  
 

Elizabeth Rice
Birth:     1612 
              Father:  
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Death:  
 

 

Children:

  1. Anna MOORE b: 1634

  2. Richard MOORE b: 1636

  3. Mary MOORE b: 1638

  4. William MOORE b: 1639

  5. Lydia MOORE b: 1643

  6. Jacob MOORE b: 1645

  7. Elizabeth MOORE b: 1646

  8. Joseph MOORE b: 1647

  9. Benjamin MOORE b: 1648

 

 

John Moore

John Moore
Birth:     1645
              Father:   John MORSE b: 1609
              Mother:  Elizabeth RICE b: 1612
Death:   1767
 

Elizabeth Loker
Birth:     1647 
              Father:  
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Death:  
 

 

Children:

  1. Richard MOORE b: 1670

  2. Nathaniel MOORE b: 1678

  3. Daniel MOORE b: 1687

  4. Samuel MOORE b: 1689

  5. Jonathon MOORE b: 1689

  6. James MOORE b: 1691

 

 

Richard Moore

Richard Moore
Birth:     1670
              Father:   Jacob MOORE b: 1645
              Mother:  Elizabeth LOKER b: 1647
Death:   1767
 

Mary Collins
Birth:    1672 
              Father:  
              Mother:
Death:   1760
 

 

Children:

  1. Sybilla MOORE    b: 1694

  2. Abigail MOORE    b: 1696

  3. Collins MOORE    b: 1698

  4. saac MOORE        b: 1700

  5. Elijah MOORE       b: 14 Mar 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts

  6. Susannah MOORE b: 1704

  7. Abijah MOORE     b: 1705

  8. Richard MOORE    b: 1706

  9. Mary MOORE       b: 1710

 

 

Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Oxford was first settled in 1686 and was officially incorporated in 1713.  Oxford was originally settled by Huguenots in two waves, the original settlement having been abandoned after four residents (John Johnson and his three children, Peter, Andrew and Mary) were killed in a violent confrontation with local Native Americans. This event, the Johnson Massacre, is commemorated near the center of town. The remains of the Huguenots' Fort (built in 1686) still exist off of Huguenot Road.

Clara Barton
founder American Red Cross

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Barton was born on December 25, 1821 and died on April 12, 1912. There is some confusion with her date of birth, as her birth certificate says the 25th, while her family members say that she was born the day before Christmas, the 24th.  Clara was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She has been described as having had an "indomitable spirit" and is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

 

 

Moore

Elijah Moore
Birth:       March 14, 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
                Father:   Richard MOORE b: 1670
                Mother:  Mary COLLINS b: 1672
Death:     November 17, 1781
 

Dorothy Learned
Birth:       July 19 ,1715 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                Father:   Ebenezer LEARNED b: 31 Aug 1690 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
                Mother:  Deborah HAYNES b: 30 Jul 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death:     4 Dec 1787 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts

Marriage: July 19, 1733 in Oxford, Worcester, Maine

 

Children:

1. Martha Moore
Birth:          February 20, 1734-35 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                         (per Martha's Diary) "I am this Day 57 years old"
                   Father:       Elijah MOORE b: 14 Mar 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
                   Mother:       Dorothy LEARNED b: 19 Jul 1715 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Married:     Ephraim Ballard on December 19, 1754 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts

Death:         September 1812 at age of 77 in Old Hallowell, (Augusta), Maine
Burial:         Hallowell Village Cemetery, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine
                    Martha's gravesite is unknown
 

2. Lucy MOORE
Birth:           25 Jul 1737 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts    
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:   
  

3. Jonathan MOORE
Birth:           7 Jul 1739 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage:    Susanna Parkman on October 13, 1768
Children: 
Death:      

 

4. Abigail MOORE
Birth:           7 May 1741 Collins MOORE b: 17 Apr 1743   
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:      
 

5. Collins MOORE
Birth:           17 Apr 1743   
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:      
 

6. Elijah MOORE
Birth:           5 May 1746 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage:    Jemima Kingsbury on October 29, 1767
Children: 
Death:      
 

7. Dorothy MOORE  
Birth:           April 12, 1747 in Oxford, Worcester, Maine
Marriage:    Stephen Barton on May 28, 1765 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                    Stephen was born on June 10, 1740, died on October 21, 1804 and buried on the Barton farm in Maine
Children:     1) Elijah Moore BARTON     b: 12 Oct 1765 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                    2) Gideon BARTON              b: 29 Mar 1767 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                    3) Pamela BARTON              b: 28 Nov 1768
                    4) Clarissa Harlow BARTON b: 10 Sep 1770
                    5) Stephen B. BARTON, Captain       Birth: 18 Aug 1774                           

          

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Barton was born on December 25, 1821 and died on April 12, 1912. There is some confusion with her date of birth, as her birth certificate says the 25th, while her family members say that she was born the day before Christmas, the 24th.  Clara was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She has been described as having had an "indomitable spirit" and is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.
Clara is buried at North Cemetery in Oxford Worchester Mass

                              6) Hannah BARTON              b: 20 Jul 1776
                    7) Dorothy BARTON             b: 11 Apr 1778
                    8) Parthenia BARTON            b: 18 Aug 1779 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                    9) Mary BARTON                  b: 11 Apr 1782 in Maine
                  10) Elijah Moore BARTON      b: 10 Aug 1784
                  11) Gideon BARTON               b: 18 Jun 1786
                  12) Anna BARTON                  b: 1788 in Maine
                  13) Harnon BARTON              b: 1789
                  14) Luke N. BARTON             b: 3 Sep 1791 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                  15) Betsy BARTON                 b: 1792
Death:      
November 11, 1838 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Burial:       South Cemetery in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
 

8. Sarah MOORE
Birth:           26 Apr 1749 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:      
 

9. Ebenezer MOORE
Birth:            7 Sep 1751 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:        

10. Deborah MOORE

Birth:            1753
Marriage:
Children: 
Death:      

 

 

Hallowell & Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine


Augusta, on the Kenebec river, is the state capital of Maine and county seat for Kennebec


The City of Hallowell is named for Benjamin Hallowell, a Boston merchant and one of the Kennebec Proprietors, holders of land originally granted to the Plymouth Company by the British monarchy in the 1620s.  First to settle here was Deacon Pease Clark, who emigrated with his wife and son Peter from Attleborough, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1762. Legend has it that after disembarking on the west side of the Kennebec, near present-day Water Street, the Clarks took shelter in their overturned cart. On a riverfront lot measuring 50 rods (275 yards, about 250 meters), the Clark family raised corn, rye and other crops. The land on which the fire department now stands was the first to be cleared.

In 1797, the modern city of Augusta split from Hallowell to be a separate town. The part of Hallowell that is the current city was then known as "The Hook".  Today, the City's population (2,467) is only slightly smaller than it was in 1820, the year Maine seceded from Massachusetts and became a state in its own right. Yet 183 years ago, Hallowell's inhabitants enjoyed the services of 71 stores along Water Street (by contrast, Augusta had a population of 1,000 and just 20 merchants). Thriving industries included ship building (between 1783 and 1901, 50 ships were launched from Hallowell's wharves), trading, publishing and logging. Two grist mills, five sawmills and two slaughterhouses served the needs of residents near and far.

Eight months of the year Hallowell, Maine, was a seaport. From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour, West Indian sugar, and English cloth and hardware, returning with shingles, clapboards, hogshead and barrel staves, white ash capstan bars, and pine boards destined for Boston or Bristol or Jamaica. In late autumn, ice blockaded the river, sometimes so suddenly that though a man had been expecting it for weeks, he was caught unprepared. One year, on November 25, after the last ships had sailed from the town, Jonathan Ballard pushed off from his father's sawmill with a raft of boards destined for Long Reach on the coast. He got no farther than Bumberhook Point, three miles below, before the Kennebec closed around him. It didn't open again until April 1.

 

Martha Moore 1734-1812 & Ephraim Ballard 1725-1821

Martha Moore
Birth:          February 9, 1734 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                   February 20, 1735 (per Martha's Diary) "I am this Day 57 years old"
                   Father:       Elijah MOORE b: 14 Mar 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
                   Mother:       Dorothy LEARNED b: 19 Jul 1715 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
 

Death:         September 1812 at age of 77 in Old Hallowell, (Augusta), Maine
Burial:         Hallowell Village Cemetery, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine
                    Martha's gravesite is unknown

Married:      December 19, 1754 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Ephraim Ballard
Birth:     May 6, 1725 in Billerica, Massachusetts
              Father:
  Jonathan BALLARD born December 9, 1686 in Andover, Massachusetts
              Mother: Hannah KIDDER      born September 2, 1696 in Medford, Massachusetts
Death:   January 7, 1821 in Augusta, Maine
 

Children

  1. Cyrus BALLARD
    Birth:        September 11, 1756
     

  2. Lucy BALLARD                
    Birth:        August 28, 1758 in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Marriage: cousin Ephraim Towne on February 1778
                     Ephraim "Thomas" Towne born August 28, 1754
                     Son of  Thomas Towne and Hannah Ballard (Jonathan)
    Children:  Ezra, John, Polly, Patty, Lucy, Hannah, Dolly, John & Betsey
    Death:
          November 8, 1798 at 10am  (per Martha's Diary)
     

  3. Martha BALLARD
    Birth:        April 7, 1761    in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Death:      July 5, 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic
     

  4. Jonathan BALLARD

    Birth:        March 4, 1763 in Oxford, Massachusetts
    Marriage: January 11, 1792 "Jon a was married to Sally Peirce"  (per Martha's Diary)
               or   February 26, 1792 to Sarah "Sally" Pierce in Kennebec, Maine
    Children:  Jack born 1792
    Death:      June 7, 1838 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME

    Burial:      Townsend Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
                     GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.339, Longitude: -69.789
    1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age 26-45

    1810 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
    1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

    1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - living with son Jonathan
     

  5. Tryphena BALLARD
    Birth:        March 26, 1765  in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Death:      June 17, 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic
     

  6. Dorothy BALLARD
    Birth:        May 17, 1767 in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Death:      July 1 , 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic|
     

  7. Hannah BALLARD
    Birth:        August 6, 1769    in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Marriage: Moses Pollard on October 28, 1792 in Hallowell, Maine
    Children:  Rhoda, Hannah, Sally, Harry, Samuel, Dolly, Thomas, Martha, Catherine
    Death:
          May 25, 1863 in Augusta, Maine
    Note:        Diary:  Dec. 12, 1792 : Moses and Hannah Pollard "go to housekeeping."
                     James S. Ballard's widow Mary remarries to Thomas L Pollard born ~1807
     

  8. Dorothy "Dolly" BALLARD
    Birth:        September 2, 1772     in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
    Marriage: Barnabas "Barney" Lombard / Lambard on May 14, 1829 in Hollowell, Maine
                     Barney born ~1775 in Massachusetts and died October 10, 1860
    Children:  Allen 1796, Dorothy 1797, Thomas 1799, Barnabas 1801, Lucy 1803, William 1804,
                     Henry Augustus 1806, Sarah Farwell 1809, Martha Town 1811, Thomas 1816, Hannah P 1842
    Death:
          March 14, 1861 in Augusta, Maine
     

  9. Ephraim BALLARD, Jr
    Birth:        March 30, 1779
    Marriage: Mary Farwell on February 5, 1804
    Children:  Sophia, Amellia, Theodore
    Death:      November 5, 1829 in Bangor, Maine
    1810 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
    1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

1754  Ephraim and Martha were married in Oxford, Mass
MARRIAGE: Vital Records of Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, page 129,
BALLARD Ephraim and Martha Moore, Dec. 19, 1754.

1754  Ephraim farmed leased land, an arrangement typical of the era.

17??  Jonathan and Ephraim bought in partnership land in the east part of Charlton on which there
          there was a water power; they built and operated a saw mill and potash works.
1769  A diphtheria epidemic claims the lives of three Ballard children

1770  inherited mill and sold it

1770-1774 Taverner

1774  Ephraim was a surveyor of lands.  He surveyed Livermore, Maine
Ephraim will become a surveyor and do much work for the Plymouth Proprietors, a group of investors who claimed land in Maine.

1775  Ephraim surveyed Winslow, Maine (Fort Halifax)

1775  Ephraim travels up the Kennebec River and leases property at Fort Halifax.  Suspected of loyalist sympathies, Ephraim is soon driven out of Fort Halifax by the local Committee of Safety.

1776  Ephraim managed the land, house and mills in Hallowell, Maine, which were owned by John Jones, a Tory, who was not welcome in the town.  John Jones fled to Canada.

 

1776 American Revolutionary War

 

DAR Patriot Index- Centennial Edition, part 1, page 138,
BALLARD, Ephraim: b 5-6-1725 MA d 1-7-1821 ME
m Hannah (Martha) Moore PS MA (PS-Patriotic Service)

 

Ephraim contributed ?200 to the American cause.

1777  October 5, Ephraim operated a saw mill in Hollowell/Augusta, Maine

1777  October 14, Martha Ballard joins Ephraim in Hallowell, after traveling from Oxford. 
Martha spent 1 year and 17 days living at John Jones residence.

Brother Jonathan Ballard, Thomas Towne, Ebenezer Moore, Stephen Barton also moved to Maine at the same time.     Relinquished the Jones' property farm on the river road to Sidney.

 

1778  Martha midwives for the first time

1778  November 1, Ephraim and Martha move to the Jones Mill at Bowman's Brook
Mt. Vernon Avenue - Bond Brook
Returning to State Street, walk a short distance up Mt. Vernon Avenue to where a bridge spans Bond Brook. State Street turns into Mt. Vernon Avenue at the base of the hill. From the bridge, look to the left and up the stream. Today there is a construction business complex. This is approximately the site of John Jones's sawmill, where Martha Ballard and her family lived from 1778 to 1791.

1784  Ephraim Ballard becomes a selectman, a post he will hold in Hallowell until 1787.  Unlike Martha Ballard, whose life passed unrecorded outside her diary, Ephraim Ballard figured prominently in Hallowell's town records.

1785  Martha began the diary that she would keep for the next 27 years until her death. 
She wrote nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812 for a total of almost 10,000 entries.

1786  Ephraim Ballard is elected Hallowell town moderator.

1787  On August 6, Ephraim's mill burns. Scarlet fever strikes Hallowell, and Martha nurses its victims.  In her Aug. 7 entry, Martha shows rare sympathy for her patients, probably remembering the summer of 1769, when three of her own children died in a similar epidemic.

1790  CENSUS: Heads of Families, page 22, Adams Town, Berkshire, Mass.
Ballard, Ephraim (males over 16) 1, (males under 16) 1, (females) 1.

1791  April 21, the Ballard family move from the Jones Mill to their own property, which they finally have cleared.

1792  Three Marriages: 
      Jan. 11: Jonathan Ballard marries Sally Pierce. 
      Oct. 28: Hannah Ballard marries Moses Pollard. 
      Nov. 18: Parthenia Barton marries Shubael Pitts.

1794  Ephraim Ballard was one of the principal surveyors for the Kennebec Proprietors, also known as the Plymouth Company.  The Proprietors, who owned more than 600,000 acres of land along the Kennebec River, played a key role in founding the towns of Pownalboro, Gardinerstown, Hallowell, Winthrop, Vassalboro, and Winslow.
This map shows the few county roads and three church parishes of early Hallowell. In 1797, the North and Middle Parishes would split off and become the town of Augusta, partly because residents disagreed over where to bridge the Kennebec: at the Hook in the South Parish, or farther north at Fort Western. The bridge was built at Fort Western in 1797, a few months after the split. Mr. Ballard drew this map on the same kind of paper that Martha Ballard cut and folded to make her diary.

1795  Martha recorded in her diary "This is the 600th birth at which I have attended since I came into this easter clime;" and July 25, 1797, "This is the 34th birth I have attended this year."

1796  Ephraim is employed by the state in surveying lands at Hampden and Bangor on the Penobscot river.

1800  United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - Ephraim age >45 & Martha age >45

1810  United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

1812  May 8, Martha writes for the last time in her Diary

1812  Martha dies on September 1812 at age of 77 in Old Hallowell, (Augusta), Maine

AMERICAN ADVOCATE
HALLOWELL, MAINE
Tuesday June 9, 1812

1821  Ephraim dies on January 7, 1821 in Augusta, Maine

 

Martha Ballard's Diary (1430 pages)
Martha Ballard - A self guided tour

 

One of the great women of Kennebec County, has been immortalized with the publishing of "A Midwife's Tale, The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary 1785-1812" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, published by Vintage in 1990.

"Martha Moore was born in 1735 in the small central Massachusetts town of Oxford, but the real story of her life begins in Maine with the diary she kept from age fifty. Without the diary her biography would be little more than a succession of dates. Her birth in 1735. Her marriage to Ephraim Ballard in 1754. The births of their nine children in 1756, 1758, 1761, 1763, 1765, 1767, 1769, 1772, 1779, and the deaths of three of them in 1769. Her own death in 1812. "The notice of Martha's death in a local paper summed up her life in just one sentence: "Died in Augusta, Mrs. Martha, consort of Mr. Ephraim Ballard, aged 77 years." Without the diary we would know nothing of her life after the last of her children was born, nothing of the 816 deliveries she performed between 1785 and 1812. We would not even be certain she had been a midwife."

--from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale

 

(1998)

  An innovative dramatic film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning

  story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother living in the wilds

  of Maine during the chaotic decades following the American

  Revolution. In a sparsely written diary, Ballard recorded her daily

  struggle against poverty, disease, domestic abuse and social

  turmoil. Two hundred years later, her world is painstakingly

  recreated by a historian seeking to understand eighteenth

  century America through a woman's eyes.

 

 

Part 1 of 2                            Part 2 of 2

 

5 Minutes Bible Study - The Midwife's Tale

 

 


Martha Ballard 1734 - 1812
 

 

 

 


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