The Moore Family

Anne (Moore) Kilroy

Birth: 1814, in Waterloo Lodge, Cavan, Ireland

Baptism: 9 June 1814, in Ballymachugh, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Married: James Kilroy on 25 February 1834

Children: Death: 21 October 1892, in Corcreeghy, Kilmore parish, county Monaghan, Ireland, aged 77.
Anne Kilroy is recorded as a widow, aged 77, a farmer's widow. She died from heart disease of a duration of two years.

Corcreeghy was the home of Anne's daughter, Emma Martha (Kilroy) Carson.

Buried: 24 October 1892, in Ballymachugh, county Cavan, Ireland

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Frances (Moore) Crawford

Baptism: 30 November 1827, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Married: John Crawford on 11 August 1854, in New York, United States

Children:
Death: before 1910, in Madison, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1870: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin
1905: Madison, Dane county, Wisconsin

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George Moore

Married: Mary Foster

Children: Notes: George's parents were possibly Charles Moore and Jane Elliot. In Burke's History of Colonial Gentry, an. Hon. Charles Moore of Sydney, Australia is listed and described as a cousin of Mark Moore M.D. of Cavan, likely the Mark Moore M.D. who is a son of George's. Assuming that the "cousin" is a first cousin, then Charles's father, listed in the History of Colonial Gentry as James Moore of Ballymacarne would be George's brother, and their parents would be the Charles Moore (who died 3 January 1804) and Jane Elliot as shown in the History of Colonial Gentry.

A biographical entry on George's daughter Susan and her husband, Francis Richmond, in Southwestern Wisconsin: Old Crawford County notes that "His wife was Susan Moore, whose home, Curricane, was a noted one in Ireland. For generations her forbears were physicians and achieved distinction in the medical profession"

A biographical entry in Montgomery County, TN on George Forbes Adams and Matilda Moore (George's daughter) claims that Matilda's grandmother was "Mrs. Mary Moore, of Carricane, Ireland, and was a relative of the famous Irish poet, Thomas Moore". This would indicate that George's mother was Mary, and thus not Jane Elliot. Carrickane is a townland situated approximately one mile west of Cavan town, in Annagelliff parish, county Cavan.

An entry in History of North Washington (1903) on George's grandson, John J. Argue, mentions that John's mother (Jane Moore) "was a niece of Major Moore, who served under the Duke of Wellington". If this is true, the Major Moore would be brother of George's, but I can find no further record of him.

George owned land Tanderagee from 1848 to 1864 in Bailieborough, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland.

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Jane (Moore) Argue

Jane (Moore) Argue
Jane (Moore) Argue
photo coutesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 1810, in Ireland

Baptism: 21 November 1810, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Married: Robert Argue on 30 August 1832, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Children:
Death: 1880, in Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin, United States, of a paralytic stroke

Buried: in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: See the entry on Robert Argue for notes on the family's emigration to the United States, and subsequent movements in Wisconsin. When Robert died in 1855, Jane was left pregnant with their tenth, and eighth living, child, and in the spring of 1855, a daughter, Matilda, was born. Robert had purchased a quarter section of land in Section 35, town of Primrose in Dane county in 1852, and after his death Jane Argue, and family built a log house on the land in Section 36, Primrose township. Jane and her family lived at this homestead until 1868 when her son Henry married and rented the homestead, at which time she moved with her youngest daughters, Mary Ann and Matilda, first to Belleview and then, in the spring of 1869, to Dayton, Green county, Wisconsin (the 1870 census actually shows Exeter Town, Green county, a couple of miles away).  In 1870, Jane's real estate is valued at $500 and her personal estate at $200 and in 1877 to Monroe, Green county where Jane died in 1880.

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin. Jane is listed as aged 47, born in Ireland.
1870: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin

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Mark Moore

Baptism: 11 March 1816, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Notes: 
There are a number of references to a Mark Moore who was a surgeon in Cavan in the 19th century. It is not clear to me if these are referring to one or two different men, and whether either both of those are "our" Mark, baptised in 1816 the son of George Moore and Mary Foster.

The first batch of references are to an army surgeon in the Cavan Militia (later known as the 4th Battalion of Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers). This man was commissioned as assistant surgeon on 9 March 1964 (Hart's Army List 1871) and promoted to Surgeon Major on 9 March 1876 (1883 list). "Our" Mark would have been 48 - rather old to be entering a new career as a junior army surgeon.

The second set of references are to a doctor in Cavan's civil administration. A Mark Moore was entered into the Medical Register on 1 January 1850. His residence at the time of publication (1860 and 1866) is listed as Bailieborough, Cavan, with qualifications Lic. R. Coll. Surg. Irel. (1849) and Lic. K. Q. Coll. Phys. Irel. (1854). Thom's Directory of Ireland for 1850 and 1852 lists Mark Moore as a Medical Officer of Fever Hospitals for Bailieborough. In 1862 a Mark Moore worked as a Medical Officer of Cavan Union and Medical Officer of Stradone Dispensary District, Cavan (Cavan County Directory, 1862). Later medical registrations list Mark's address in 1873 and 1879 as Farnham Street, Cavan. Finally, in 1900, Mark Moore appears in Parliamentary Papers vol 35 p653 in a list of supreannuated union officers. mark is shown as a Medical Officer of Workhouse in Cavan, aged 66 with 34 years of service as a union officer, retired due to a permanent infirmity of body. He had been receiving a salary of 190, was given a superannuated allowance of 22 14s, with consent granted on 14 June 1893. Now this man, aged 66 in 1900, would have been born in 1833/4.

Finally, a Mark Moore owned land Tanderagee from 1848 to 1864 in Bailieborough, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland  (Griffith Valuation 1848 - 1864)

So why do we think that our" Mark has anything to do with these doctors? Mainly that he comes from a line of Moore doctors in Cavan. An entry on Mark's sister Susan Richmond in Southwestern Wisconsin: Old Crawford County notes that "For generations her forbears were physicians and achieved distinction in the medical profession"

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Mary Moore

Baptism: 16 November 1811, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

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Matilda (Moore) Adams

Birth: 8 October 1812, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Married: George Forbes Adams on 23 November 1836, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

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Death: 30 May 1885, in Cedar Hill, Robertson county, Tennessee, United States, aged 73

Buried: in Greenwood Cemetery, 984 Greenwood Avenue, Clarksville, Montgomery county, Tennessee, United States

Obituary:
The Nashville Christian Advocate
September 12, 1885
MATILDA MOORE ADAMS daughter of George and Mary Moore, born Cavan, Ireland, Oct. 8, 1812; married George F. Adams, Nov. 23, 1836 and moved to U.S. in July 1844, locating in Logan Co., Ky. where she lived until Dec. 1856 when moved to Port Royal, Tenn.; in old age moved to Cedar Hill, Tenn. where she died May 30, 1885.

Notes: George and Matilda and their children emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1844. An elder brother of George's had previously traveled to the United States and purchased property for the family in Tennessee and Kentucky. The Adams family travelled to Kentucky where they purchased a farm near Keysburg where they lived until 1857 when they moved to Port Royal, Tennessee.

Census:
1850: Logan county, Kentucky
1860: Montgomery county, Tennessee
1870: Port Royal, Montgomery county, Tennessee
1880: Montgomery county, Tennessee

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Susan (Moore) Richmond

Birth: 6 March 1818, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Baptism: 6 April 1818, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Moore

Mother: Mary (Foster) Moore

Married: Francis Richmond on 22 December 1840, in Urney parish, county Cavan, Ireland

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Occupation: Teacher

Death:
12 June 1908, in Madison, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States, of old age.

Buried: 15 June 1908, in Forest Hill cemetery, Madison, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States (Sec 34 lot 046 Grave 1)

Obituary: Mrs Susan Richmond, who died last night at her home in South Madison, was born March 6 1818, in Caden(sic) County, Ireland. Her maiden name was Moore, being a daughter of George and Mary Moore. She was married in 1840 to Francis Richmond, who died January 8, 1879. Mr. Richmond came to this country and settled in Green county Wisconsin, in the year 1861. Mrs. Richmond was the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living, four daughters and four sons. Three of these are residents of the city, T. C. Richmond and the Misses Susan and Lottie Richmond, principals of the Wisconsin Academy; Robert M. Richmond, an attorney of Evansville, George Richmond, chief of police of Council Bluffs, IA, Mrs Mary Benston, Darlington, WI, John S. Richmond, a farmer in Morrison, IA, and Mrs. Fanny Girton of Madison, SD. Mrs Richmond joined the Wesleyan Methodist church in Ireland at the age of 14 years. On coming to this country she connected herself with the Methodist church in Green county and later on her removal to this city joined the First Methodist church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Funeral services will be held at the home in South Madison, Monday at 2:pm. Rev. W. J. McKay, who was her pastor for many years, will have charge of the services.

Notes: An entry on Susan's husband, Francis Richmond, in Southwestern Wisconsin: Old Crawford County notes that "His wife was Susan Moore, whose home, Curricane, was a noted one in Ireland. For generations her forbears were physicians and achieved distinction in the medical profession"

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1900: Madison town (excluding Madison city), Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Madison town, Dane county, Wisconsin

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