Moore Lawsuit

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This next step in researching the Moore family is getting me into rough waters.

At I turned up a legal notice that read (emphasis added):

blockquoteSUPREME COURT–City and County of New York.–Michael Moore and Maria Moore his wife, plaintiffs, against Archibald Dunlap Moore and Anna Maria Moore his wife, James A. Moore and Maria S. Moore his wife, Jacob Moore and Hannah Moore his wife, William D. Lowerre and Ann D. Lowerre his wife, Joseph Willard and Caroline Willard his wife, Frederick R. Moore, Catharine S. Moore, Joseph E. Moore, Julia Moore, Hester Ann Moore, William Kemble, Horace H. Moore and Ann Moore his wife, Frederick S. Stalknecht, Peter Gilsey, John Jacob Moore, James A. Moore, the son of Michael Moore, deceased, and Samuel A. Moore.–To JOSEPH WILLARD and CAROLINE WILLARD his wife, two of the above named defendants: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint in this action, which was this day filed in the office of the Clerk of the City and County of New York, at the City Hall in said city, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said complaint on the subscribers, at their office, no. 52 John-st., in the City of New York, within twenty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint.–Dated New-York, April 25, 1856.
WALLIS & BRADSHAW, Plaintiffs’ Attorneys, No. 52 John-st.1

I recognize the family group of Moores I was working with!2 I know that only one of the sons is actually listed as being the child of Michael Moore, the coincidence is too much to feel that this is not the correct family. It is possible that James A. was left in charge of his father’s estate and was therefore mentioned the way he was. However, with a name list like this, I’ll have a lot of sorting to do!

1. “Legal Notices,” New York Daily Tribune, 25 Feb 1857, p. 3, col. 2, & 4 Mar 1857, p. 3, col. 4; digital images, Fulton History ( : accessed 22 May 2010).
2. See post dated 28 Jan 2010.

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