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  • ID: I193
  • Name: John Moore
  • Surname: Moore
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1746 in , , New York, USA
  • Death: 1828 in , , New York, USA
  • Reference Number: B193
  • _UID: 40CEA00D2032314DA7F1E5133886F004CDA2
  • Note:
    1746 New York, N.Y.
    # 35 MOORE, Thomas II RIN57/Elizabeth CHANNING RIN58
    1773 possibly Poughkeepsie NY home of bride's parents.
    Page 41 - SIX CENTURIES OF MOOR DE FALLEY by David Moore
    HALL, printed 1904 by O.E. FLANHART Printing Co., Richmond,
    The following is a copy of the above source:
    John MOORE, Esq., of New York, (1746-1828), Genealogist,
    Member of New York Chamber of Commerce in 1768; Freeman of
    the City in 1769; Deputy Collector of his Majesty's Customs
    and Quit Rents and Greenwich Hospital; Deputy Naval Offic-
    er; Deputy Supt. of the port; Assistant Commissary General
    and Examiner of Stoppages for the Army and all the Staff and
    Departments; Deputy Secretary of the Province, (1765-1783),
    m. in 1773 Judith, daughter of James LIVINGSTON, Esq., of
    Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and Judity, daughter of Adonijah NEW-
    COMB, eSQ., and his wife, eighth child of Gilbert LIVING-
    STON, Esq., of co. Chester, N. Y., and Cornelia BEEKMAN, his
    wife, son of Robert of "Livingston Manor," (1651-1728),
    Speaker of the Provincial Assembly, 1818-25, and Alida,
    daughter of Philip Pierterse VAN SCHUYLER, of Albany, N. Y.,
    his wife, great-great-great-great-great grandson of William
    LIVINGSTON, Esq., of Kilsyth, Scotland, and Lady Mary ERS-
    KINE, his wife, who was the granddaughter of James DOUGLAS,
    bARON dalkeith AND Earl of Morton, ( -1458), and Princess
    Janet STUART, his wife.
    Issue. 1-Elizabeth CHANNING, d. inf. 2-Eliza Elliott m. to
    Alfred LIVINGSTON, Esq. 3-Twonsend, d. unm. 4-John. 5-
    Maria Seabury d. inf. 6-Maria Seabury II m. to Rev. David
    MOORE, D. D. (his 1st wife). 7-Lydia Hubbard. 8-Thomas
    William Channing I, (1793-1873), unm. "Old Cousin Tom," we
    were wont to call him. What a stream of memopries, sweet
    childish memories, his name evokes! Can we forget him who
    never forgot his juvenile kindred, but made glad their
    hearts, not once but always, when his travels brought him to
    old Virginia. His portrait appears in the picture of the
    interior of the Park Theatre in the History of New York
    City, in the library of the Penn. Hist. Society. He spent
    much time in genealogical research and was a steadfast
    friend of Fitz-Greene HALLECK. Peace to his ashes! 9-
    Frances Childs. Moore supra.
    TERRI BRADSHAW O'NEILL (kon646@airmail.net)
    ***** really neat bit of information I just got in response to a letter to
    the New York Historical Society. This will probably fall under the category
    of "Research". I can't recall having seen in the back issues of Moore News
    anyone mentioning being connected to the family of Dr. Clement Clarke Moore
    of New York City, the author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas", aka "The Night
    Before Christmas". As you know, I descend from the family of Col. John Moore
    (1686-1749) of NYC through his son, Stephen Moore. Well, Stephen was the 17th
    of 18 children and he had an older brother named Thomas. Thomas had a large
    family, too. Thomas's oldest son, John, was the author of the memoirs that
    all of our Moore's family history is based on. Two other sons of Thomas
    entered the clergy, most notably Richard Channing Moore who became the Bishop
    of Virginia in 1814. The other one was the Rev. Thomas Lambert Moore, who was
    Rector of St. George's, S. Hempstead, Long Island. He married Judith Moore,
    the sister of Dr. Benjamin Moore, Bishop of New York and thus, the aunt of
    Clement Clarke Moore, son of Benjamin. The two Moore lines united by this
    marriage between Thomas Lambert & Judith were in no other way related. Now,
    back to Thomas's oldest son, John, the author of the memoirs: he had a son,
    Thomas William Channing Moore who was a member of the New York Historical
    Society, and in fact, donated his father's memoirs to that Society, along
    with some other papers of his father's and the key to a painting called
    "Interior of the Park Theatre, 1822". The painting depicted a great many of
    New York's Knickerbocker society, and the key identified them. In 1862, when
    Thomas William Channing Moore presented much of this material to the NYHS, he
    wrote a letter to the librarian of the Society, George H. Moore (no relation
    as far as I can
    tell), which stated, in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that Dr.
    Clement C. Moore has been so kind as to comply with my request (made at your
    suggestion) to furnish, for the Archives of our Society, an autograph copy of
    his justly celebrated 'Visit from St. Nicholas'-I now enclose to you.
    "...In an interview that I had yesterday with Dr. Moore, he told me that a
    portly, rubicund Dutchman, living in the neighborhood of his father's country
    seat, Chelsea, suggested to him the idea of making St. Nicholas the hero of
    this 'Christmas piece' for his children." Signed,
    At the time this letter was written (1862), Clement Clarke Moore was in his
    80's and had written the poem 40 years before for his two daughters. A
    relative had sent the poem to the newspaper in Troy, NY, which I believe,
    published it in 1824. To think that one of our Moores was even peripherally
    connected to this wonderful story is thrilling. Wouldn't it be fun to learn
    the identity of the "portly, rubicund Dutchman" who served as the model for
    St. Nick? Maybe it's already been done.
  • Change Date: 31 May 2002 at 20:30:36

    Father: Thomas Moore II b: 1722 in New York, New York, New York, Colony
    Mother: Elizabeth Channing b: ABT 1728 in Dorchester, , , England

    Marriage 1 Judith Livingston b: ABT 1750 in , , New York, USA
    • Married: 1773
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Channing Moore b: ABT 1774 in <, , New York, USA>
    2. Has No Children Eliza Elliott Moore b: ABT 1776 in , , New York, USA
    3. Has No Children Townsend Moore b: ABT 1779 in , , New York, USA
    4. Has No Children John Moore b: ABT 1782 in , , New York, USA
    5. Has No Children Maria Seabury Moore b: ABT 1785 in , , New York, USA
    6. Has Children Maria Seabury Moore II b: ABT 1787 in , , New York, USA
    7. Has No Children Lydia Hubbard Moore b: ABT 1790 in <, , New York, USA>
    8. Has No Children Thomas William Channing Moore I b: 1793 in , , New York, USA
    9. Has No Children Frances Childs Moore b: AFT 1793 in <, , New York, USA>
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