Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Margaret Moor, buried in Bedford, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire

   ERECTED                                           LIKEWISE
In memory of                                  In memory of
Lieut. John Moor                         Mrs. Margaret Moor
Who departed (this                           the wife of Lieut.
Life Sept. ye 25                                   John Moor
AD 1779                                                    
In the 74th Year                                                   
of his age.                                                    

John Moor, a Scots Irish immigrant, was born about 1705, and died 25 September 1779 in Bedford, New Hampshire;  he married Margaret Jack in 1732 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Presbyterian Church.  They lived in Chelsea, Massachusetts where three children were born.  The fourth child was born in Bedford, New Hampshire.  Their farm was on the part of River Road that became Manchester. They had eight children (one not listed in the History of Bedford): 

1.       John, Jr. born in Chelsea, June 1734 m. Mary McKean
2.       Jennet, born in Boston, 2 January 1736
3.       James, born in Chelsea, 29 July 1739
4.       Daniel, born in Bedford, 2 March 1742
5.       David, born in Bedford, 24 November 1745
6.       Mary, born in Bedford, 4 February 1748
7.       William, born in Bedford, 16 April 1752

Margaret probably remarried after John Moor's death, and is probably buried with her second husband.  However, I have no record of a second marriage. 

See this story about John Moor from the Cabinet, a Bedford, NH newspaper

Also see the sketch about John Moor and his descendants in The History of Bedford, New Hampshire from 1737, published by the town, 1903, pages 1005 to 1007. 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Margaret Moor, buried in Bedford, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 9, 2018, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/10/tombstone-tuesday-john-and-margaret.html: accessed [access date]).

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