Catherine Moore

Catherine Moore

Female 1854 - 1914  (60 years)

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  • Name Catherine Moore 
    Born 12 Jan 1854  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Oct 1914  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Information Located from Crown Hill records: Cause of death 'Arterio Sclerosis'; Funeral home Shirley Bros."
    Buried 22 Oct 1914  Indianapolis, Marion, IN: Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 27, Lot 129, Grave #33, marker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15066  Complete
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2010 

    Father John Pettus Moore,   b. 08 Nov 1806, Drumfrim, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1889, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Sarah Bowser,   b. 24 Aug 1814, Frys Crossing, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1899, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1833  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Sarah Bowser & John Moor[e], m. 19 Sep 1833 Marion County."
    • 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.

      [A son of John Moore b. 1740], Thomas Moore was born [in 1767] in County Donegal and married Mrs. Catherine Guthrie, daughter of John Guthrie, of County Fermanagh, Ireland, who was also of Irish descent. The [eight] children of Thomas and Catherine Moore are John, Thomas, Mary (Mrs. Henry Bowser), [504] Margaret (Mrs. Charles Clendening), Isabel J. (Mrs. R.A. Yoke), Elizabeth (Mrs. Robert Roe), Catherine (Mrs. Edward Thomas), and Eleanor (Mrs. Hampton Kelly)

      Mr. and Mrs. [Thomas] Moore [b. 1767] were attracted by the superior advantages America offered the working classes, and left their native land in 1824 for its hospitable shores. Mrs. [Catherine Guthrie] Moore's death occurred [1824] in Pennsylvania, en route for Ohio, where the family soon settled.

      In 1831 Mr. [Thomas] Moore [b. 1767] removed to Marion County, Indiana where his death occurred January 8, 1838.

      John Moore, his son, was born November 8, 1806, in County Farmanagh, Ireland, and at age eighteen emigrated with his parents to America. His educational opportunities were limited, his early years having been devoted chiefly to labor. He engaged in Ohio with his father in clearing land and farming, and on becoming a resident of Marion County in 1831, sought work upon the public improvements, and also busied himself at farming. He was, on the 19th of September, 1833, married to Miss Sarah Bowser, daughter of Henry Bowser, of Marion County, Indiana. Their children are Thomas H., William, Hannah, Ritchison, Isabel (Mrs. J.W. Yoke), John O., Catherine, Mary E.H., Joseph A. and three who are deceased.

      Mr. [John Moore b. 1806] in 1839 removed to his present home, and has there continued farming until the present time. He has devoted his energies entirely to the improvement of his land, and given little attention to the affairs of more general interest.

      He was formerly a Whig in politics, and subsequently gave his vote to the Republican Party, though he has never accepted or desired office. He is in religion a Methodist, and a member of the Fletcher Place Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

      Mr. and Mrs. [John] Moore celebrated their golden wedding on the 19th of September 1883, on which interesting occasion ther were present nine children and eleven grandchildren, who offered their afffactionate congratulations to this venerable couple."

      Edited by Roy Richard Thomas January 2008

    • 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: Jno Moore, age 44, farmer, real estate valued $8,000, b. Ireland; wife Sarah, b. Pennsylvania. 1860: John Moore, farmer, real estate valued $33,000, able to read & write; wife Sarah, able to read & write. 1870: John Moore, farmer, real estate owned $70,000. 1880: John Moore, farmer, both parents born Ireland; wife Sarah, both parents born Prussia.
    Family ID F6469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac Melburn Moore,   b. 16 Apr 1858, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1942, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F6693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1854 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1914 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Oct 1914 - Indianapolis, Marion, IN: Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 27, Lot 129, Grave #33, marker Link to Google Earth
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    Catherine Moore (1854-1914)
    Catherine Moore (1854-1914)
    Thomas Moore (1775-1838) Family monument & headstones
    Thomas Moore (1775-1838) Family monument & headstones


    Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN