Austin Moore…and More Austin Moores

There is much about Austin Moore that is shared online—and much of it is wrong!

It is wrong because the information combines details of the lives of two or three different men with the same name, and applies all to one man.  When working with just a few records, it is difficult to be sure your information is correct.  If someone used census records as his or her only resource, a grand mix up could occur—and has occurred—in respect to Austin Moore.

My interest in Austin Moore stems from some old pedigree charts shared online about 20 years or so ago.  At that time, most people showed my ancestor, Nancy Moore Hendrickson, was the daughter of Austin and Mary Moore.  Presently, you can find that same information, but also trees that say my ancestor was Peter Moore, or—the most diplomatic of all—Peter Austin Moore.  The recent research I have conducted shows that all are probably incorrect, and the assigning of Austin Moore as father of Nancy Hendrickson was based on a misinterpretation of one marriage record.  (See Marriage Record Deciphered.)

There are records to confirm the age, birth, and deaths for the various men named Austin.  It is not possible for me to present and correct all the erroneous trees.  It is frustrating to see so many trees repeat the same mistakes, never once attaching an actual primary source record.

In my research to prove lineage, I often have to separate men of the same name, especially if they live in the same county, state or time period.  This article will separate several men named Austin Moore.  From it, perhaps other researchers interested in the name Austin Moore will have a better chance of correct information.

Early Records for Several Austin Moores

You can find the name Austin Moore in several records in a few states before 1800.  It is good to also look up Augustine Moore, as Austin is sometimes a shortened form for that name.  A common alternate spelling is Ostin, which may be mistranscribed as Orlin or Orson.

Two men bearing the name Augustine Moore can be found in York County and Elizabeth City County, Virginia.  Both are listed in Fothergill’s “Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787.”[i]

At about the same time in Pennsylvania, two men with similar names were included in the 1783 tax lists of Menallen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The names Michel, Augustine, Philip, Astin and George or Geo: are found on three lists for that year.[ii]

14 December, 1784, Augustine Moore applies for 350 acres on Redstone Creek in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.[iii]  In 1785, Union Township, Fayette County, the names Michael, Augustine, and Philip, along with John and Philip, Jr.[iv]  are listed.  (Fayette County was formed from Westmoreland County.)  An Augustine Moor is listed in Union Township tax lists from 1785 to 1789.  He is also in the 1790 census of Fayette County.  Another Augustine is listed in 1790 Washington County, Pennsylvania.

“Fayette County, Pennsylvania Tax Payers, 1785-1799” lists an “Orlin More” in 1785 German Township, Fayette County.[v]  Unfortunately, I cannot locate the name on the original for the 1785 record; it may be a mistake.  From the same source (under spellings Moore, Moor, and More) are listed consecutively in 1786, German Township, Thomas (single man), Austin (single man), Mary.   This record can be found in the original source; see below.

PA Tax Moores 1786

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 327.[vi]

 The names Austin, Thomas, and Mary appear in 1785 through 1788.

Then in 1788 through 1792, the names Austin, Thomas, and Mary appear in Bourbon County, Kentucky.[vii]  My assumption is that Thomas and Austin were brothers (since listed as single men earlier) and Mary was their mother.  If these are the same people—and the name Austin was not uncommon, but is a fairly specific name—then Austin and Mary moved to Mercer County by 1794.

Austin Moore of Mercer County, Kentucky

The first verifiable record for Austin Moore of Mercer County, Kentucky is the 1789 marriage consent for his sister, Jane “Jeney” Moore to Jeremiah Hayes, in Bourbon County.[viii]  A barely legible copy of the consent was provided by a Kentucky researcher.

1789 Hayes More Consent b

Bourbon County, KY, Marriage bonds, 23 November, 1789.[ix]

The marriage record says:   This is to certify that my daughter Jeney more is upwards of  2 and 20 years of age / And  I Mary more   Do give my consent to for my daughter                Jeney more to mary Jeremy Hayes.

Auften moore                   Mary More

Jeremy Hayes                    Thomas Guinn[x]

The placement of Austin’s name, and the wording of the document suggest that Austin was acting as a witness for Mary More’s signature to the record.   More about this record was discussed in an article titled “Marriage Record Deciphered.”

Previous researchers, seeing Austin’s name attached, assumed that Austin was the husband of Mary, This would not make sense with the record.  (Mary More also gives consent for Catharine Moore to William McIntosh in Mercer County, 1799.[xi]  The signatures for Mary More—only one O—match both documents and verify that the family moved from Bourbon to Mercer County.  Furthermore, if Mary was the woman listed in the 1786 Fayette County, Pennsylvania tax list, she was widowed by 1786.

A misreading of the marriage record has confused researchers and created an erroneous pedigree for most descendants.  This article will prove, unfortunately, no name for the father of Austin (1760-1840).  Until further research is conducted, his father should be listed as unknown.  The article will present notes on specific records to separate several Austins who have been conflated in various ways.

AUSTIN MOORE of BOURBON and MERCER, KY and DECATUR, IN

Austin Moore was born in 1760.  This is corroborated by the 1810-1830 census records, and his tombstone in the Shiloh Cemetery.  He has a memorial at Findagrave.

  1. 1810 (Mercer County, KY)[xii]—age 45+–b. bef 1765[xiii]
  2. 1820 (Mercer County, KY)[xiv]—age 45+–b. bef 1775[xv]
  3. 1830 (Decatur County, IN)[xvi]—age 60-70—b. bet. 1760-70[xvii]

He is listed on the 1788 tax list of Bourbon County, Kentucky, and he appears there until 1791.[xviii]

  1. Indenture, 16 May 1792 between John Hunt of Bourbon County (Virginia) to Austin Moore of Mercer County (Virginia). Witnesses were George Moor, John Hendrickson, and Edw. Willis.[xix] Kentucky was created as a state on 1 June, 1792. Prior to this, the land that became Kentucky was part of Virginia. This establishes Austin in Mercer County by 1792.  He owned 200a on Chapline’s Fork of Salt River, part of Fisher Rice’s 1600a patent.

He then appears on the tax list for 1794 with 150a; 1795, 1796-97 (50a); tax lists of Mercer County, Kentucky—always near a Mary/Marah Moore and a Joseph Moore.  He is not on 1799-1803.[xx]

Austin is then found in Lincoln County, Kentucky verified through tax lists.[xxi]

1800 Lincoln Co, KY—Austin Moore, (there are two George Moores, one has been there a while, one is new this year.)

  1. July 13. “Austin Moore claims 245 acres of vacant land…waters of Fishing Creek.” (Also William McIntosh claims 107 acres of vacant land on Fishing Creek.)[xxii]

1801 Lincoln Co, KY—Austin Moore (150a on Fishing Cr, originally in name of Carr), near William McIntosh.[xxiii]  (William McIntosh md. Catharine More, 24 Sept 1799, Mercer Co, KY; signed by Mary More.)

1802 Lincoln Co, KY—Austin Moore (100a and 150a) next to Jacob Moore.  (Jacob m. Rebecca Paddox, 26 Sept 1801, Mercer Co, KY; bondsman was William McIntosh.)

1803, Lincoln Co, KY—Austin Moore (150a), next to Jacob Moore.  (1804, no Austin or Jacob)

1803, July 3—Lincoln Co, KY—Austin Moore relinquishes claim to 245a of land.[xxiv]

(1803, Aug 8—Lincoln Co, KY—Jacob Moore a person of “unusual mind” exempt from levies.[xxv])

Austin returned to Mercer County, is located on tax list of 1804 as “Augustine Moore”; 1805, 1806 (95a Wilson Creek); 1807 (95a); 1808 (123a Wilson Creek); 1809-1813 (with between 130-149a).[xxvi]

5 April, 1809, James Thompson Deed to Mary Moore, 40 acres on Waters of Wilson Creek, witnessed by Austin Moore, Matthew Pruitt, Beverly Williams, and Wm Bridges.  [xxvii]  (Also, same day, James Thompson to Matthew Prewitt, “adjoining lands of Mary Moore and Paddocks.”  Austin Moore witness.”[xxviii])

1810 Mercer County Census.[xxix]  Austin is 45+, so born before 1765.  He has three males 16-26, one female 16-26, and two males 10-16.  He was apparently married and had children.  Beside Austin on the census record is a John Moore (said to be son of Austin), 16-26 with a wife 16-26.  Also, a Joseph Moore, 26-45 with a family, who is probably Joseph Moore married to Mary Shearly (1794 Clark KY) and listed as son of George and Elizabeth Moore on his 1856 Washington County death record.[xxx]

 

  1. Austin is listed with 133a, plus 40a originally owned by Mary Moore. She probably died, and he was the administrator of her estate.  (No administration has been located.)[xxxi]
  2. 20 July, Austin married Martha “Patsy” Goolman(Goldman). She was 35 years old by oath of Alexander Black.[xxxii]  She appears to be a widow per the 1810 census which lists her with a male  under 10.[xxxiii]
  3. 28 January, Austin Moore to Nancy Stilts—but by this time there are two Austins. Which one married Nancy? It appears it must be Austin Jr., since Austin and Martha sell land in 1823.  Elijah Moore, son of Austin Sr, is bondsman.

By 1818, Austin (with 133a) and Austin Jr (over 21—b. bef 1797) both appear on tax lists.  Both appear in 1819.  1820, Austin with 130a on Wilson Creek.  Not found in 1821-22.

14 February, 1820  Deed of Augustin Moore (no wife listed) to Patsey Saunders; 54 acres on Waters of Wilson Creek.  Witnessed by Edward Willis, Allen Dye, and Wm Bridges.  He is called Austin in the deed, but signed with mark as Augustine.[xxxiv]

1823, only Austin Jr is listed.  No Moores listed in 1824.

  1. 26 April, Austin Moore married Belinda Case. This is probably a second marriage for Austin, JR, since he is the only one listed in Mercer Co, tax lists.  She is daughter of John Case, son of Separate Case.[xxxv]
  2. 23 September, Deed from Austin Moore and Martha, his wife, to Saml. Yankey; land on Casy Creek, 140a. Signed by Austin Moore; witnesses Isham F—?, Christ Christian, and E. Willis.[xxxvi]
  3. On 1 June, 1824, a land patent issued to “Austin Moore Senr of Mercer County State of Kentucky” for 80 acres in Decatur County, Indiana.[xxxvii]
  4. On 10 March, 1825, another patent for 80 acres in Decatur County. It does not say “Senr” but this man is of “Decatur County.” [xxxviii]
  5. On 15 March, 1837, a patent for “Austin Moore of Decatur County, Indiana” for 40 acres in Shelby County, Indiana. Another patent, same day, for another 40 acres in Shelby County. [xxxix]
  6. On 15 March, 1837, a patent for Austin Moore “Senior” of Decatur County for 80 acres in Decatur County. [xl]

Although it is possible that the Shelby County records are for Austin Moore, Jr., it seems unlikely.   Austin Moore, Jr. is listed by Jordan Hendrickson as a “cousin” in 1841.  Jordan, a Latter-Day Saint, baptized by proxy, Austin More, and other deceased relatives in the Mississippi River at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. [xli]  Therefore, Austin Jr.,  was also deceased by 1841.

1840—Austin Moore died. His tombstone stands at  Shiloh Cemetery, Decatur Co, IN.  Austin Moore’s tombstone is pictured at Findagrave, Memorial No. 55805549.

1840 Moore Austin tombstone

Photo uploaded to Findagrave by Greg Meyer; used with permission of Philip Meyer.

Some online trees suggest that one Austin Moore was son of another Austin Moore born 1738 and died in 1794 Christian County, Kentucky.  No evidence surfaced to link Austin to this other man, or to prove this older Austin even existed.  In fact, I believe this older Austin is an amalgamation of mix-ups and guesses that created a man who never existed.  I would like to see any records for an Austin Moore prior to 1783.  As far as records show, there was no Austin in Christian County at that time, and the Austin who did live in Christian County died in 1831 in Hopkins County.  See Next.

 

ANOTHER AUSTIN MOORE in KENTUCKY

Another Kentucky Austin Moore lived in Christian, later Hopkins Co, KY.  He arrives about 1803.

This Austin Moore is the man who appeared in 1790 and 1800 Duplin Co, NC.  (Austin Moore of Mercer  Co is often said to have been in Duplin Co, NC, but it was not he.  Austin of Mercer was in Bourbon County, Kentucky by 1788—therefore could not be the man on the 1790 census in Duplin.)  The NC Austin was son of John Moore who deceased by Jan 22, 1788.  Estates of John’s orphans are extant in Duplin court records.

Austin is listed in 1810 Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, as Ostin Moore age 26-45.  31110—11010—2 slaves.  Next to him is a John Moore age 45+.  00101–00010

He is listed in 1820 Hopkins County, age 45+,   221101—22001—two slaves.

He received a grant of 50a on 15 Nov 1825.

In 1830, he is listed again in Hopkins Co, age 60-70.    0020200010000—10020001

His will is listed in Hopkins Co, Book 3, p 113.  Written the 23 Sept 1830, record August 28, 1831.   It names his wife, Nancy (received three slaves Charles, Cloyez and Anna),  sons Lewis W. and Morgan J. Moore (youngest sons who got land patented by John Moore), Alfred and Bryant Moore, Council Moore,  and others.  Austin expressedly stated that children not mentioned in the will had already received their portion.

Austin in Duplin is listed next to a Maurice Moore, his brother.  Maurice Moore moved to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

 

ANOTHER AUSTIN MOORE in NORTH CAROLINA

Another Austin Moore, died 1810 in Iredell Co, NC.

Will written  8 Aug 1810.  Wife Sarah.  Executors are Thomas Moore Sr and Goodrich[?] Moore.  (Thos Sr and Goodrich appear in census records.)

This is the Austin who married Sarah Eidson on 23 Jan 1799 in Campbell Co, VA.  She died in 1813 in Iredell Co, NC.  (A Joshua Moore married Mildred Eidson in 1805 Campbell Co VA, and a Joshua appears in Iredell Co census.)

 

AUSTIN MOORE of SOUTH CAROLINA

According to research online by Charles Garrett (genealogy.com/forum/urname/topic/moore/28093) Austin Moore b. 1776 in VA was the brother of Robertson Moore.  Austin married Mary Garrett in 1794 Laurens County, South Carolina. (Austin of Mercer is sometimes listed with spouse, Mary Garrett; it was not he!) Austin of Laurens County died in 1799, the widow being administatrix, and leaving two daughters, Cassandra and Pamela. Garrett says that Mary Garrett Moore marrid Lod Dulin and moved to Christian Co, KY.  Austin’s probate records are in Box 49, Package No. 3, Laurens County probate records.[xlii]

An Austin and Robertson receive land from William and Sarah Turner in 1796 (laurens gentrails).  A younger Austin sells land to Abner Putnam in 1839.  Christy Moore releases her dower—so that is younger Austin’s wife.

What seems quite clear is that Austin and Robertson are brothers—researchers agree on that.  Austin married Mary Garrett (1794) and Robertson married Keziah Garrett.  Garrett reseachers agree with that.

Austin died sometime in or before 1801, when his widow, Mary was administratrix for his estate which named only two daughters—Cassandra and Pamela, but  NO SONS!

The 1800 Census of Laurens County SC shows Austin age 26-45, with a female over 45 (his mother or mother-in-law no doubt), two females 16-26—his wife and possibly a sister or sister-in-law—and two girls under 10—Cassandra and Pamela.  Next door to him is Robeson Moore age 16-26, with a spouse 16-26 and one female under 10.

Austin then dies by 1801.  If he had a son born between the taking of the census and the time of his administration, the child would surely be named in the estate papers.  He had no sons!

The younger Austin, born about 1801 or 1802 is more reasonably the son of Robertson Moore, not the son of Austin and Mary Garrett Moore as some trees suggest.  Why?

1.) Robertson has no sons in 1800 census, but in 1810 Laurens County, he has a male 10-16 and 0-10.  This older male is 18-26 in the 1820 enumeration; a birth range of 1794 to 1802.  We know Robertson had no males before 1800, so this male was born 1800-1802.  IF there is a guardianship where Robertson took in the son of his brother, Austin, then maybe we could assume Austin is the son of the deceased Austin.  Otherwise, it is a safer bet that Austin b. 1802 is the son of Robertson.

2) Austin married Christianne Abercrombie about 1825 or so, and they had a daughter named Keziah—that was the name of Robertson’s wife.

3) Online trees say Robertson had a son Austin b. 1833.  If so, that son would be 17 in the 1850 census—only one son, Patillo F. age 20, is listed with Robertson and Keziah in 1850.

4) The 1864 probate papers of Robertson Moore name a son Austin, who lives out of state.[xliii]  Austin and Christian are listed in 1870 Chattooga County, Georgia.[xliv]

This is not my family, so I have not completed a thorough and exhaustive search of all records—I would expect the descendants to do this themselves—but this is a good start! These are the records interested researchers can use to keep one Austin out of another Austin’s way.

Some people believe Austin and Robertson’s father was another Austin.  I see no records to confirm that.  Others say the parents were John and Priscilla—I see nothing to confirm that either.

One more detail.  The wife and daughters of Austin Moore d. 1801 moved to Christian County, Kentucky where another Austin Moore resided.  They obviously are not the same man since one was dead by 1801 and the other lived until 1831.  There is no indication that the two men are connected in any way.  They probably are not.  The name and the location are coincidental.  No one owns a copyright on the name Austin Moore!

 

THREE AUSTIN MOORES in MISSOURI

The 1850 census of Missouri shows that there were three Austin Moores in that state born before 1810, birthplace Kentucky.

One is Austin Moore, the son of Isidore Moore from Washington Co, KY.  They moved to Perry Co, MO with other Catholic families.  This Austin was b. 1809.  He is listed in 1840, 1850 Perry County.  He died 2 April 1858 in Perry County, Missouri.

Another was Austin Moore, age 44, with wife Catharine in Monroe Co, MO.  He is also listed in 1860 Monroe County in home of daughter Nancy married B.F. Bryan.  He may be the Austin who married Jane E. Rhodes, 23 January, 1862, in Monroe County (by Methodist preacher). Austin is listed in 1840 Monroe County (although Ancestry.com has him indexed as Augusta Bron).  There are two Monroe County land patents listed at the Bureau of Land Management, GLOrecords site:  June 8, 1833, Augustin Moore of Callaway Co, MO, and August 1, 1838, Augustine Moore in Monroe County.   Augustus Moore married Catharine Matier on 22 September, 1831, in Callaway County.  The 1830 census shows several Moores in Callaway, the oldest being one Travis S. Moore.  An online tree at Familysearch lists Augustus, born 1806 in Green County, Kentucky, as son of Travis S. Moore and Sarah Mitchell.

The third is Austin A. Moore 44, birth place Kentucky, in Lincoln Co, MO.  Wife Zurinda, and several children:  George W. 13 MO, John H. 7, Mary E. 5, and Eliza 1.  The gap between the son George, age 13, and son John, age 7, could indicate a second marriage.  This Austin should be in 1840 Missouri census, but he is not found.  None of this family can be  located in later census record, either.  In 1848, a preemption certificate for  Austin Moore of Lincoln Co, MO, is found at the GLOrecords site.  I cannot connect this third Austin Moore of Missouri to a family.

 

Although I have seen people post online that an Austin Moore is the son of Robertson Moore and Lucinda Austin, I have never seen any records to prove that those two people even existed.   I would like to see some tax records or deeds with Robertson and Lucinda.  My fear is that they have been formulated in the mind of previous researchers based on confused records of multiple Austin Moores.

 

Another word of caution is the online information that Peter Austin Moore is either Austin of Mercer  County, Kentucky, or his father.  To date, there has been no evidence of a Peter Austin Moore.  There was a Peter Moore in Bourbon, but he married Jane Green, and second to Margaret Love.  There are great records about this man.  He was not the husband of Mary, nor the father of Austin of Mercer.  Then, there is the Peter Moore who died in 1794.  I have looked through many Bourbon County records and cannot find any record to support a Peter who died in 1794.  There is a 2007 message board post that said a Peter Moore died in 1794, Bourbon, leaving a pregnant wife, Mary, and several sons.  The problem is that, if you check the original, this was a will for William Moore, not Peter.  Is it possible that all those trees listing Peter who died in 1794 are based off the mistake in the message board post, and not upon any primary source?  If so, this Peter, d. 1794, never existed.  And remember, if the research is solid, Mary Moore the probable mother of Austin of Mercer, was widowed before 1786 when she appeared in the Fayette County tax list.

SUMMARY: THE SIX AUSTIN MOORES BORN BEFORE 1800

 Besides the three Augustines listed in Virginia and Pennsylvania, there are five Austin Moores with records before 1800.   These men get mixed up by researchers.  It is hoped this article will help keep them separate and whole

  1. Astin/Austin (b bef. 1762) in Westmoreland and Fayette Cos PA who is probably the same as No. 2.

 

  1. Austin (1760-1840) in Bourbon KY to Mercer KY to Lincoln KY back to Mercer KY then to Decatur/Shelby Co IN.

 

  1. Austin (b. between 1760-70, d. 1831) in Duplin NC then to Christian Co KY and finally Hopkins Co, KY.

 

  1. Austin (d. 1801) in Laurens SC; widow Mary to Christian County, KY. Brother Robertson Moore.

 

  1. Austin (b. VA d. 1810) in Iredell NC

 

On the 1850 Federal Census of the USA,  Ancestry.com indexes 26  men bearing the moniker Austin Moore.  Nine were born before 1810 in various states.  None are listed born before 1800.

After 1800, there are many other men named Austin, including Austin b. 1802 in Laurens County, SC; the three Austins born before 1810 in Missouri; and one Irish immigrant Austin Moore in Fleming County, Kentucky!

Be sure your Austin is the right Austin when you do your research.

If this article does help you, I would love to hear about it. If you have additional records for one of these Austin Moores, please share it in the Comments.

 

 

 

 

Sources

[i] Fothergill, August A. and John Mark Naugle.  Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87. Baltimore: GPC, 1999.

[ii] Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 341. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:

Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

[iii] Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives.

Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA.

[iv] Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 327. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

[v] “Fayette County, Pennsylvania Tax Payers, 1785-1799. TLC Genealogy: Miami Beach, 1991.

[vi] Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 327. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:

Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

[vii] “Bourbon County, Kentucky Taxpayers, 1787-1799.” Miami Beach: TLC Genealogy, 1990, 1992. Also, Bourbon County Tax Lists, Microfilm, viewed at Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[viii] Bourbon County, KY, Microfilm 408, “Marriage Records Bonds, (and odd scraps, notes, deeds) 1780s-1790s,  Kentucky Historical Society.

[ix] “Marriage Records Bonds, (and odd scraps, notes, deeds) 1780s-1790s. Bourbon Co, KY Microfilm No. 408. Kentucky Historical Society.

[x] Transcription by Dann M. Norton, December 2017.

[xi] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YJX6-1?i=421&cc=1804888

[xii] Year: 1810; Census Place: Mercer, Kentucky; Roll: 7; Page: 325; Image: 00332; Family History Library Film: 0181352. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

[xiii] “United States Census, 1810,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2P-XBM : accessed 12 February 2018), Austin More, Mercer, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 325, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 181,352.

[xiv] 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Mercer, Kentucky; Page: 101; NARA Roll: M33_26; Image: 110.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

[xv] “United States Census, 1820,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGC-WVF : accessed 12 February 2018), Austin Moore, Mercer, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 101, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 26; FHL microfilm 186,186.

[xvi] 1830; Census Place: Decatur, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 26; Page: 409; Family History Library Film: 0007715.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

[xvii] “United States Census, 1830,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPC-N6G : 11 August 2017), Austen Moore, Decatur, Indiana, United States; citing 409, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 26; FHL microfilm 7,715.

[xviii] “Bourbon county, Kentucky Taxpayers, 1787-1799.”  Miami Beach: TLC Genealogy, 1990, 1992.

[xix] Mercer County, Kentucky.  Deed Book 1, p 455.

[xx] Mercer County, Kentucky. Tax Lists.  Microfilm.  Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[xxi] Lincoln County, Kentucky. Tax Lists.  Microfilm. Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[xxii] Cook, Bettie Cummings. Lincoln County Kentucky Records, Vol. III. Evansville: Cook Publ, 1988,  p. 241.

[xxiii] Lincoln County, Kentucky Tax Lists. Microflim. Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[xxiv] Cook, Bettie Cummings. Lincoln County Kentucky Records, Vol. III. Evansville: Cook Publ, 1988,  p 300.

[xxv] Cook, Bettie Cummings. Lincoln County Kentucky Records, Vol. III. Evansville: Cook Publ, 1988,  p 303.

[xxvi] Mercer County, Kentucky. Tax Lists.  Microfilm.  Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[xxvii] Mercer County, Kentucky. Deed Book 7, p. 344.

[xxviii] Mercer County, Kentucky. Deed Book 7, p. 177.

[xxix] Year: 1810; Census Place: Mercer, Kentucky; Roll: 7; Page: 325; Image: 00332; Family History Library Film: 0181352. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

[xxix] “United States Census, 1810,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2P-XBM : accessed 12 February 2018), Austin More, Mercer, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 325, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 181,352.

[xxx] Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

[xxxi] Mercer County, Kentucky. Tax List, 1815. Microfilm. Willard Library, Evansville, IN.

[xxxii] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5ZX-3VK : accessed 12 February 2018), Austin Moore and Patsy Goulman, 20 Jul 1815; citing Mercer, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 191,846.

[xxxiii] Indexed by Ancestry.com as Godman, Martha. Year: 1810; Census Place: Mercer, Kentucky; Roll: 7; Page: 313; Image: 00320; Family History Library Film: 0181352. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[xxxiv] Mercer County Kentucky.  Deed Book 11, p 388. Also available online at Familysearch.org. < https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKH-79D2-N?cat=433593&gt;.

[xxxv] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5ZN-8RP : accessed 12 February 2018), Austin Moore and Belinda Case, 26 Apr 1823; citing Mercer, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 191,849.

[xxxvi] Mercer County, Kentucky. Deed Book 13, p. 25.

[xxxvii] Bureau of Land Management.  General Land Office Records Database. Moore, Austin, 1824, Decatur, IN. https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=IN0440__.449&docClass=STA&sid=urctx35m.bod#patentDetailsTabIndex=1

[xxxviii]   Bureau of Land Management.  General Land Office Records Database. Moore, Austin, 1825, Decatur, IN. https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=IN0450__.323&docClass=STA&sid=cwcstr4m.pbp#patentDetailsTabIndex=1

[xxxix] Bureau of Land Management. General Land Office Records database. Moore, Austin, 1837, Shelby, IN.

[xl] Bureau of Land Management. General Land Office Records database. Moore, Austin, 1837, Decatur, IN. https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=IN0810__.402&docClass=STA&sid=cwcstr4m.pbp#patentDetailsTabIndex=1

[xli] Black, Susan Easton and Harvey B. Black.  Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840-1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Vol. 3.  Provo: BYU, 2002.

[xlii] Laurens Co, SC, Probate Box 49, Package No. 3, 1801.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NS99-T8?i=1147&wc=MPPP-HZS%3A190568901%2C190567102%2C190568902%2C191125201&cc=1911928.

[xliii] Laurens Co, SC, Probate Box 147, Package no. 12, 1864. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3HG-3?i=1131&wc=MPP5-929%3A190568901%2C190567102%2C190568902%2C193349001&cc=1911928.

[xliv] Year: 1870; Census Place: District 968, Chattooga, Georgia; Roll: M593_142; Page: 156B; Family History Library Film: 545641. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.