Catherine Moore

Catherine Moore

Female 1813 - 1867  (54 years)

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  • Name Catherine Moore 
    Born 29 Jun 1813  Muskingum County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Jun 1867  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jun 1867  Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Section 2, Lot 133, Grave #1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Mrs. Thomas Moore (Catherine). Date of Interment: 30 Jun 1867. This Lot 133 in Section 2 Grave #1 was purchased on 29 Jun 1867 for $100 cash & $200 in notes. Sue Staten, Genealogist, Crown Hill Cemetery, 16 Nov 2007."
    Person ID I15071  Complete
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2012 

    Father William Moore 
    Family ID F18043360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Moore,   b. 6 Aug1808, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1890, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Jan1832 
    • B.R. Sulgrove, "History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana" (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1884), 503-504:

      "John Moore [b. 1806]. The paternal grandfather [John Moore b. Abt. 1740] of Mr. [John] Moore [b.1806] emigrated when a young man from Scotland to Ireland where he married a Miss Reid and had [nine] children: John, William, Thomas, Christopher, James, Catherine (Mrs. William Humphrey), Eleanor (Mrs. Robert Roe), Peggy (Mrs. Jesse Roe), and Elizabeth (Mrs. Keyes). Mr. [John] Moore [b. Abt. 1740] resided in County Donegal, Ireland, where he was employed in the cultivation and improvement of a farm. . . . [504]

      Thomas Moore [b. 1808]. Thomas Moore is a native of Fermanagh, Ireland, where his birth occurred on the 6th of August, 1808. At the age of sixteen his parents determined to emigrate to America, there being at that time few avenues to advancement or independence open to the poorer classes in Ireland, while the New World offered unlimited possibilities to the industrious and ambitious foreigner.

      After a brief sojurn in Washington County, Pennsylvania [and his mother's death there], Mr. Thomas Moore [b. 1808] and his family [father and seven siblings]removed to the vicinity of Zaynesville, Ohio, and in 1831 made Thomas Moore's [b. 1767] present farm, in Marion County, Indiana, their permanent abode, where the father died 8 Jan 1838.

      The education Thomas Moore [b. 1808]received in his youth was necessarily limited, but sufficient knowledge of the rudiments was obtained to be of service in his subsequent career. His first employment in Indiana was in cnonnection with public improvements and the construction of roads. This was continued for a period, when Mr. Thomas Moore [b. 1808] engaged in the transportation of goods from Cincinnati for the merchants of Indianapolis, and also became a successful farmer, making this the business of his life. His industry, application to the work at hand, and discretion in the management of his varied interests have received their reward in a competency which is now enjoyed in his declining years.

      Mr. Thomas Moore [b. 1808] was married in January 1832 to Miss Catherine [Moore, no relation], daughter of William Moore, who resides near Zanesville, Ohio. Her death occurred 29 Jun 1867. Their children are three daughters: Jane (deceased), Mary Ann (Mrs. George Langadale, who died in Texas in April 1880), and Margaret J. (Mrs. Wilmer Christian, of Indianapolis).

      Mr. Thomas Moore [b. 1808] has always been in his political predilections a consistent Democrat, though not active as a politician and without ambition for the honors of office. . . ."
    • After landing in Philadelphia in August 1824, the family of ten traveled some 300 miles west on the "Old Wagon Road," the National Road then still under construction, towards Ohio.

      In September 1824, Catherine Guthrie, Thomas Moore's wife and mother of eight children, died in Washington County, PA. We have not found any information about this particular Moore family on the genealogical web sites for Washington County, PA.

      The family of nine continued on to Zanesville, OH, an important town on the National Road, and lived in the Zanesville area for 5-6 years. In 1831 Thomas Moore moved to Marion County, IN, also on the National Road, where he bought 160 acres, and added more land later.

      The following information was excerpted by Roy Richard Thomas (December 2007) from:

      "The National Road, today called U.S. Route 40, was the first highway built entirely with federal funds. The road was authorized by Congress in 1806 during the Jefferson Administration. Construction began in Cumberland, Maryland in 1811. The route closely paralleled the military road opened by George Washington and General Braddock in 1754-55.

      By 1818 the road had been completed to the Ohio River at Wheeling, which was then in Virginia. Eventually the road was pushed through central Ohio and Indiana reaching Vandalia, Illinois in the 1830's where construction ceased due to a lack of funds. The National Road opened the Ohio River Valley and the Midwest for settlement and commerce.

      The opening of the road saw thousands of travelers heading west over the Allegheny Mountains to settle the rich land of the Ohio River Valley. Small towns along the National Road's path began to grow and prosper with the increase in population. Towns such as Cumberland, Uniontown, Brownsville, Washington and Wheeling evolved into commercial centers of business and industry. Uniontown was the headquarters for three major stagecoach lines which carried passengers over the National Road. Brownsville, on the Monongahela River, was a center for steamboat building and river freight hauling. Many small towns and villages along the road contained taverns, blacksmith shops, and livery stables.

      Taverns were probably the most important and numerous business found on the National Road. It is estimated there was about one tavern every mile on the National Road. There were two different classes of taverns on the road. The stagecoach tavern was one type. It was the more expensive accommodation, designed for the affluent traveler. Mount Washington Tavern was a stagecoach tavern. The other class of tavern was the wagon stand, which would have been more affordable for most travelers. A wagon stand would have been similar to a modern "truck stop." All taverns regardless of class offered three basic things; food, drink, and lodging.

      During the heyday of the National Road, traffic was heavy throughout the day and into the early evening. Almost every kind of vehicle could be seen on the road. The two most common vehicles were the stagecoach and the Conestoga wagon. Stagecoach travel was designed with speed in mind. Stages would average 60 to 70 miles in one day.

      The Conestoga wagon was the "tractor-trailer" of the 19th Century. Conestogas were designed to carry heavy freight both east and west over the Allegheny Mountains. These wagons were brightly painted with red running gears, Prussian blue bodies and white canvas coverings. A Conestoga wagon, pulled by a team of six draft horses, averaged 15 miles a day."
    • Census 1850 Center, Marion, IN: Tho Moore age 49, b. Ireland, farmer, real estate owned $10,000; wife Catherine, age 31, b. Ohio; 1860 Thomas Moore, age 53, farmer, real estate owned $37,000; wife Catherine, age 46; 1870 not found; 1880 Thomas Moore, age 70, farmer, able to read & write, both parents b. Ireland; no spouse
     1. Mary Ann Moore,   b. Abt 1833, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Moore,   b. Abt 1834, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Margaret J. Moore,   b. Abt 1837, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F6481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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