Friday, October 3, 2014



I have missed one week on this blog because Tom and I were travelling in England.  First we stayed in the Cotswold’s and saw sights in that area and then 5 days in London.  I thought I would not be thinking of genealogy while there because I don’t have any ancestors from England.


We were in Trafalgar Square learning all about Lord Horatio Nelson when it dawned on me that my 2nd Great Grandfather’s name was Horatio Nelson Moore and was probably named for this Lord Nelson.


I wrote about my Horatio Nelson Moore in #8 but in mentioning that he was named after his older brother who died the week my ancestor was born, I wasn’t aware that the first Horatio might have been named for the famous Lord.


Looking at the date line of Lord Horatio Nelson and that of the first Horatio Nelson Moore, I see that Horatio Nelson Moore was born at the height of the Lord’s career as a Royal Naval Admiral and a year before Lord Nelson died at the battle of Trafalgar.



Horatio Nelson Moore was born October 17, 1804 in Moore's Mill, Canada to Tristram and Thankful (Foster) Moore.  He died on March 24, 1825 at the age of 21 and was still single.  


The Moore family in Canada was probably following Lord Nelson's accomplishments in England and very proud of his victories and felt they would honor him by naming their son Horatio Nelson also.




Captain Horatio Nelson 1781


Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson,  (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. Of his several victories, the best known and most notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot and killed.


Nelson's death at Trafalgar secured his position as one of Britain's most heroic figures. The significance of the victory and his death during the battle led to his famous signal, "England expects that every man will do his duty", being regularly quoted, paraphrased and referenced up to the modern day. Numerous monuments, including Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, have been created in his memory and his legacy remains highly influential.




Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square 2014

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