HAIRSTON.org ID#1967, b. about 1741, d. 31 March 1831
Birth*David MOORE was born about 1741 in Goochland County, Virginia. Grave marker indicates a birth date of about 1741.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 29 September 1759 in St James Northan Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.1 
Marriage*He married Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON, daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown), on 11 September 1793 in Botetort County, Virginia. The marriage record lists her name as Issilla Harston. The security and witness was John Moore. Priscilla would have been 45 when married. Family History Library Film #007578844, Image 74.2,3,4,5
ProbateOn February 11, 1794, David Moore and Prescilla, his wife, Margaret Hairston, and Susannah Hairston, all of Botetourt County, sold to Joseph Tweedy Jr. of Campbell County, for 110 pounds, one certain tract of land in Campbell County on Falling (River), Staunton River, and bounded by Hall, Johnson, Wilton, Ornsby, Watkins and Jenning's corner, Walton. The said 285 acres was ordered to be sold by the will of Andrew Hairston, father of the above named Precell, Margaret, and Susannah, who, in joint partnership, purchased the 285 acres (more of less). Signed - David Moore, Prescilla Moore, Margaret Hairston, Susannah Hairston. Wit - Robert Tweedy, Ambros Rosser, Robert Williamson. Recorded Jun 5, 1794. (NOTE: Catherine Amyx, the sister of Priscilla, Margaret and Susannah, is also living in Botetourt County, Virginia.) - Campbell County Deed Book 7, page 431. Family History Library Film #008141162, image 714.
Property*1794 Campbell County Deed Book, page 431 states that David Moore and his wife, Pricille, and Margaret Hairston and Susannah Hairston are living in Botetourt County.2 
ProbateDavid MOORE was listed as a beneficiary in Samuel HAIRSTON's will in 1814 in Campbell County, Virginia; Written account of disbursement of Samuel Hairston's estate covering years from 1782 to 7 June 1814. It was not filed with the court until 14 July 1828. Campbell County, Virginia, pages 141-146. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky County, that was formed from Fincastle County in 1776. Kentucky County was split into Jefferson, Lincoln and Fayette counties in 1780, all in Virginia. In 1788 the process to make these 3 counties into the state of Kentucky started and Kentucky became a state in 1792. Inventory is in Will Book 6, pages 141-146. Family History Library Film 007644404, images 82-85.6
Census 1820*David MOORE appeared on the census of 1820 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Males: 45+ 1, Females 45+ 1, Slaves 1.7
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Males: 80-89 1, Slaves 5.8
Death*He died on 31 March 1831; "A researcher recently found their old cemetery and posted the following on rootsweb: I found the gravestones of two Moores laying loose in a cow pasture near the Climax (Pittsylvania County, Virginia) community. Inscriptions read as follows: David Moore, died 31 Mar. 1831, aged about 90 years and Priscilla Moore, died 22 Feb 1823, aged about 75 years. These stones were on property later owned by the Booker T. Bennett family, whose cemetery is nearby, as well as the old home. They are about 0.5 miles from the main highway down a rough dirt road. This is not my line, but since the stones are some of the oldest I've found, I though they might be interesting to Moore researchers. David Moore did leave a will in Pittsylvania Co., but I haven't found a marriage for them. In his will he named three members of the Norcutt family. I was told that Moore took in the Norcutts and raised them." - https://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.moore/19237/mb.ashx. 


Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON b. a 1748, d. 22 Feb 1823

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3099] Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRC-SG7 : accessed 12 October 2015), David Moore, 27 Dec 1758; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 975.5 V2D.
  2. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
  3. [S247] Greenway, Carl Forrest - letters relating to Hairston genealogy dated 1965-1966 to various people - Carl Greenway (1917-1974) was a Hairston relative and family genealogist, more information about Carl Greenway can be found here: https://www.hairston.org/p4445.htm, Personal Collection - copy.
  4. [S3100] Murray, Nicholas R. Botetourt County, Virginia, 1770-1897. Hammond, La: Nicholas R. Murray, Hunting for Bears, 1986. Print., Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  5. [S3127] Worrell, Anne L. Early Marriages, Wills, and Some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia. Baltimore: Geneal. Pub. Co, 1975. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  6. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  7. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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