Sunday, May 22, 2011

For years I've been stuck on Allan's great-great grandfather, Charles Moors, who married Jerusha Neal and lived in Washington county, Maine and I couldn't go further back. Thanks to Allan's 3rd or 4th cousin, Monica Pollard, who is descended from Benjamin Franklin Moors, the brother of Allan Forrest Moors (Allan's gr-grandfather), I can now go back 3 more generations. The Moors were apparently Scottish Covenanters who removed to Ulster, Ireland to escape persecution. Hugh Moor is the first of the line now identified who came to Boston in America with others of the Scotch-Irish about 1718. They then established the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire. Hugh married Jannett Morrison and they had 10 children. Hugh died about 1758 and Jannett, along with six or more of her children and their families, decided to move to Truro, Nova Scotia, where the British were offering land, following the expulsion of the Arcadians (see Evangeline).

Hugh and Jannett's son, William, married Susannah Long in Truro. He was a wheelwright by trade and was known as "Clean Billey" (use your imagination, I guess). He removed to Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia where he spent the remainder of his life and died.

Their son, another William, married Rebecca Nelson and moved to New Brunswick. It's possible that William married Katherine Card, who might have been the mother of Charles Moors, but I'm still researching his mother.

Charles Moors married Jerusha Neal and were the parents of Allan Forrest Moors. He married Grace Goodwin and they were the parents of Millard Moors, Allan's grandfather. The map shows property that belongs to Moors and Moors Inn in Shubenacadie.

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