Dutch v. American Names

Scholefield Family Tree When attempting to verify the hypothesis that Michael Moore who married Jane Dunlap and Jacob Moore who married Ann Armour were brothers, I’ve run across one of the hurdles that genealogists have to consider: Where does one take that leap in order to state that a person with different spellings of a …

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Some Explaining To Do

Scholefield Family Tree Ok — I don’t have to do the explaining, but apparently Archibald Moore did. And, this is a reminder try odd search strings. A Google search for “‘Archibald Dunlap Moore’ Ann” turned up this result: ANOTHER HABEAS CORPUS TO TEST A WOMAN’S INSANITY. In the matter of the petition of Catharine McGowan. …

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Speedbumps

Scholefield Family Tree So, I’m working along, making connections and adding data to this family line, and as I look at the next names from the lawsuit, I hit some difficulties. At this point, I have to think back to the Genealogical Proof Standard and determine how to deal with conflicting information. I can’t just …

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Second Greats

Scholefield Family Tree Checking at FamilySearch leads me to a baptismal record for the Jacob Moore who is likely the father of the four boys I have just been tracing. This Jacob is the great-grandfather of Clara Ann Moore, the wife of George Parsons Scholefield and the couple from which this cold genealogy project has …

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Uncle Jacob Moore

Scholefield Family Tree As I continue to check out possible siblings of the direct Moore ancestral lines, I have another apparent match. According to the law suit, Jacob Moore married Hannah. And if he was born in 1791… Jacob H. Moore, age 58, Seaman, NY* Hannah Moore, age 50, NY Richd R. Moore, age 22, …

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Moore Lawsuit

Scholefield Family Tree This next step in researching the Moore family is getting me into rough waters. At FultonHistory.com I turned up a legal notice that read (emphasis added): SUPREME 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. …

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