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John Moore, Third, 1752-1843

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

John Moore was born in Maryland, in 1752. He was in the service of the United States about seven years as a Revolutionary soldier, and three years in the Indian War.

He enlisted June 1, 1777 from Schenectady, N.Y. in the 8th company, 3rd regiment, New York Line with Capt. Leonard Blucher and Col. Peter Gansevoort. Enlisted again June 1, 1782 in the 1st regiment under Col. Goose Van Schaick; was discharged at New Windsor, near West Point.

He married Leah Groome, and raised six children, his son Isaac serving in the War of 1812.

He came to Ohio in 1810, settling in Kirtland, his family coming in 1811. Mrs. Moore died soon after, and was buried on one of the highest points of Kirtland township.

John Moore had some very narrow escapes from the Indians, the tomahawk of one grazing his ear, clipping off the top, the scar of which he always carried. He is remembered as a large, handsome man, the color-bearer of his regiment, and a great story-teller.

He died March 9, 1843, and was buried in Chester, where he spent the last years of his life.

He was a pensioner.

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