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Marriage: Children:
  1. Thomas Moorman: Birth: ABT 1650. Death: BEF 1708

  2. Sallie Ann Moorman: Birth: ABT 1659 in England.

  3. Charles M. Moorman: Birth: ABT 1670 in Isle of Wight, England. Death: BET 1756 AND 1757 in Louisa Co. Virginia


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Thomas Moorman: Birth: ABT 1650. Death: BEF 1708


Sources
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Notes
a. Note:   [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] The family of Moorman is of English extraction and the name is derived from Moor, the prairies or commons of England, ie, "Man of the Moor." They were Quakers and long before the revolution, in order to avoid persecution in their own country they emigrated to America. The Moormans of South River Meeting trace their desent from Zachariah Moorman, who was born in Isle of Wight, England. While yet in his teens he enlisted in the army and became a Capt. under Oliver Cromwell. He followed Cromwell through the Irish campaign, and after the conquest of that Island, remained for a time near Belfast. While there he met and married the daughter of William Candler who was a Leut., also with Cromwell. He later returned to his birthplace and one family historian says, "Being a sympathizer with Charles I, he became an enemy of Cromwell, for having the King beheaded, and was exiled from the British Isles." However, the dates do not tally as Cromwell had died in 1658 and the Moormans did not leave England until the early part of 1669. The other explanation of his exodus from England is more probable, that he was fleeing from persecution as a Quaker. At any rate, in 1669 he and his childern set sail on the ship "Glasgow" from the port of Southampton and a few weeks later dropped anchor at the Island of Barbados in the West Indies. There is no record of his wife been with him, it may be that she died before this time period. The Moormans were attended on this voyage bty the entire family of Micajah Clark, in which there were 6 sons, and also by David Terrell. Early the next year he and his 3 children and his son-in-law, jioned the emigrants who stopped at the Island enroute to South Carolina. This group landed near Charleston and established the first permanent colomy in that State. The Moormans and Michael Clark did not remain in South Carolina but moved in that same year to VA and settled with his sons Thomas and Charles and daughter Sallie Ann in Nansemond Co. Reference: The Ancestry of William and John Johnston-Colonial Friends (Quakers) of Virginia by Lorand V. Johnson M.D. [lesleelu.ged] was a soldier in Oliver Cromwell's Army Zachariah Moorman was born on the Isle of Wight in 1619. At 19 years of age (1639) he joined the British Army and became a captain under Cromwell in the invasion of Ireland. After the subjugation on Ireland, he lived there for a few years, probably in the Belfast area. He married Mary Candler, daughter of William Candler, a native of Northhampton County, England and a colonel in Cromwell's army. He was awarded landed estate in Ireland and settled there. He returned to the Isle of Wight to live for a few years, but being a sympathizer of Charles I, he became an enemy of Cromwell when he had the king beheaded and thus was exiled from the British Isles. In the spring of 1669, Zachariah, with his children: Thomas, Charles, and daughter Sallie Ann (wife of Micajah Clark, Sr.); and Michael and Margaret Clark and their sons, embarked at Southhampton, England on the ship GLASGOW and sailed to Barbados, West Indies. Michael and Margaret Clark and most of their sons settled on the island where they owned land and slaves. In early 1670 Zachariah and his family, including Micajah and Sallie Ann Clark, joined immigrants on their way to South Carolina. During the same year the Moorman and Clark families proceeded to Virginia and settled at Somerton, Nansemond County. In the fall of 1672, George Fox, organizer of the Society of Friends, while preaching and traveling in America on his way southward, stayed at the home of Zachariah Moorman and on his return from North Carolina, a few weeks later, stayed with them and held a meeting. Zachariah's wife was already of this belief, and Thomas, his son, was so impressed and became committed with the Faith of Friends. Thomas was Vestryman in the Episcopal Church at that time, but converted to their belief then.


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