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Luke Moore (bef1760-1819)


NC 1759


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NC Wayne 1790


NC Person 1800


GA Washington 1803


GA Baldwin 1807


Luke Moore1 son of Moses Moore was born bef 1760 in North Carolina. based on marriage in 1779.


Luke married Suzannah Bowers daughter of Morris Bowers and Esther Bonner in 1779 in North Carolina.2,3


Luke Moore was the Head of Household in the census in 1790 in Wayne Co, NC. Luke Moore: males 3<16 (a 1774 Morris, Alexander, Arthur) 1 >16(b 1774 Luke); females 5 (Susannah, Esther, Mary, ?,?); slaves 1.1,4

On Apr 21, 1792 in Wayne Co, NC. Luke Moore witnessed a land sale from Peleg Massey to Edward Bass.5

On 8 Feb 1799, he obtained a certificate in his home county of Wayne Co NC attesting to his good character. The certificate was signed by the leading citizens of Wayne Co and stated that Luke had been commissioned a lieutenant in the NC militia in 1794 by Gov. Richard D.Speight.2


Luke Moore was the Head of Household in the census in 1800 in Hillsborough, Person Co, North Carolina. Luke Moore: males 2<10 (1790-1800 Arthur?, Bartholomew?), 1 26-44 (1756-1774 Luke); females 1<10 (1790-1800 Susan?), 1 16-25 (1775-1784 Suzannah).6

On on Nov 14, 1800 a land grant of 261 acres was issued to Robert Dickens near Chubb Creek, Person Co, North Carolina. Adjoining land owners: Luke Moore , John Cash , Milington Blalock.7,8


The family of Luke Moore moved from Person Co, NC to Georgia bef 1802.

On Nov 13, 1802 Luke Moore sold Benjamin Cozart 1/2 of 500 acres for 125 lbs. Land belonged to his father Moses Moore. acres in Person Co, NC... The land belonged to his deceased father Moses Moore.9

Baldwin Co GA was formed in May 11,1803 from Creek Indian lands. Additional Creek Indian land was added in Jun 26 1806. Land from Hancock was added in 1807 and from Washington in 1812 and 1826. Baldwin lost land in 1807 to Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and the first Randolph Co(now Jasper).

In the Land Lottery in Washington Co, GA in 1805, Luke Moore: 1 blank and 1 prize - lot 273 in district 1 of Baldwin Co. This means that he is married and was a resident of Georgia from May 1802 and has children under 21..10


His wife, Suzannah Bowers, died in Sep, 1816 in Baldwin Co, GA at 53 years of age.


Luke married Sally Gunn on Nov 12, 1817 in Jasper Co, GA.2,11



Luke Moore signed a will bef 1819 in Baldwin Co, GA...2

Luke died on Nov 1, 1819 in Baldwin Co, GA.2,12 His name appears on a list of registered Revolutionary Soldiers in 1819 for Baldwin Co GA.

Luke had seen service in the Revolution, as his heirs were entitled to draw in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1821.13



Suzannah Bowers12 was the daughter of Morris Bowers (1735-1781) and Esther Bonner (1738-1791). She and Luke Moore had the following children:




Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors, Patriots & Pioneers; Volume 1. Custom Id: 139; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3758 ARN.


History of Sumter County Georgia. Custom Id: 73; Lake Blackshear Regional Library, ,, Americus, Sumter Co, Georgia. Call Number: 975.8 COX.


A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution. Custom Id: 735;


1790 United States Federal Census


Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Wayne County North Carolina 1780-1793. Custom Id: 315; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia. Call Number: 262.W4 W37.


1800 United States Federal Census


Person County North Carolina Deed Books 1792-1825, DB C. Custom Id: 737;


Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1823. Custom Id: 736;


Person County, North Carolina Deed Books 1792-1825 Deed Book D. Custom Id: 738;


1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Persons Entitled to Draws. Custom Id: 362; personal copy.


Georgia Marriages to 1850. Custom Id: 115;


DAR Lineage record. Custom Id: 37;


Georgia Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution. Custom Id: 446; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 973.3758 DAV.