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Sussex co va genweb

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A Thomas Moore, son of Thomas Moore, was baptized 17 March 1705/6.Although there is no will the records seem to show that Thomas Moore the elder split his 200 acres in Surry between two of his sons, Thomas and Robert.

In fact the register records do appear to confirm this.As far as I know all researchers have identified his wives as 2 of the daughters of Robert Barham who left a will in Southampton County, VA, proved August 1760.The ancestry of the Virginia Barhams is well documented to the point of a genealogy existing that was prepared by the College of Arms.Thomas Moore’s will mentions land on Raccoon Swamp, and land on Little Swamp implicitly through his bequests of 185 acres to William and 180 acres to son Thomas.The interesting part is the land purchased by Thomas Moor the elder of Gloucester County.We see from the previously mentioned will of Thomas Moore that Sarah (Barham) (Sands) Moore was still alive in 1765.

The will of Sarah Moore, proved , in Sussex County named sons John Sands, Samuel Sands, daughters Martha Moore, Rebecca Moore, and Sarah Moore, and grandson Barham Sands.

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We see that he purchased 200 acres in 1746, and that Robert Moore sold 100 acres of apparently a part of this land in 1750.

Although the county records for Gloucester County were lost, the parish register for Abingdon Parish was not.

A Thomas Moore died in Abingdon Parish on 21 July, and was buried on 25 July 1748.