In January 2014, Amy Johnson Crow of the Ancestry blog No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.
The premise: write once a week about a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, a research problem — any that focuses on that one ancestor. The next week, write about a different ancestor. In 52 weeks, you’ll have taken a closer look at 52 people in your family tree… and maybe learned a little bit more about them in the process
WILLIAM MOOR/MOORE was my 5th Great Grandfather. He was the first of the Moor/Moore family to arrive from
in 1718. Ireland
This Will is the only Will I have found of all my ancestors. The Will was in the Records of Rockingham County, New Hampshire and I am taking it from the book “A Memorial of Loyalist Families of William Moore, Josiah Hitchings and Robert Livingstone” by John Elliott Moore, published in 1898. William Moore was born in
in the valley of the river Bann, the dividing line between the counties of Derry and Antrim in 1680.
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The date on his tombstone is 15 January 1739. The author John Elliot Moore indicates that the year probably was 1740 because he is writing his Will in November of 1739. The Inventory of lands, goods and chattels, totaled £652.0.6. This amount would be about $130,000 in today’s dollars.
This gravestone is found in the
, East Derry, New
Hampshire Forest Hill