Friday, December 26, 2014


This is the last in the blog series 52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS.  I thought I would end this year with the husband of the first person I did #1 MARTHA ANDERSON.
WILLIAM MOOR was born in Ireland about 1680 in the valley of the river Bann in the County of Derry, Ireland.  His family was one of the Presbyterians whose ancestors had migrated from Argyleshire in Scotland to Londonderry, Ireland for religious freedom.  But, by the early 1800’s they were being prosecuted for their religion again and thought they would have more freedom in America.  After sending a memorial requesting land to Governor Shute of Massachusetts, forty families embarked in five ships and arrived in Boston harbor on August 4, 1718.
WILLIAM MOOR was one of the original founders of the town of Nutfield, New Hampshire, now known as Londonderry, New Hampshire.
He and his wife MARTHA ANDERSON, had 4 sons, George, Thomas, Allen and William.  They also had 3 daughters, Jane, Betty and Mary.
WILLIAM MOOR died January 15, 1738 and is buried in the cemetery in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

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