The Moore Family

[This section is a work in progress. There may be genealogical errors. It  is not meant to be a complete Moore Family Tree, rather portions relevant to the History of Rockleigh Borough. Corrections or clarifications are welcome: ewa1@columbia.edu]

     
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Van Wickel-Moore House

The Moore Family in Early New Jersey

 1.        Thomas Moore (c. 1725, Hackensack, NJ - bet.1766-1784, Tappan, NY) son of Samuel Moore (1707 RDC Hackensack, NJ - ?) & Hester Lozier (ch. 6 Dec 1711, RDC Hackensack, NJ -?), daughter of Nicholas Lozier  & Antie Direcksee Banta, m. 5 May 1748 at Schraalenburgh RDC Maria Ferdon (ch. 4 Mar 1734 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY -?), dau of Jacob Ferdon (1694, New Utrecht, Kings, NY - 1759, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., NJ) & Marritje Flierbloom (1698, NYC, NY - ?, Schraalenburgh, NJ).

Children of Thomas Moore & Maria Ferdon include:

    i. Sarah Moore (1748-?)
   ii. Maria Moore (1751-?)
  iii.
Samuel Thomas Moore (1754-?)
  iv. Margrietje Moore (1756-?)
   v. Namoi Moore (1758-?)
  vi. Jacob Moore (1760-?)
 vii. Charity Moore (1763-?)
viii. Catrina Moore (1766-?)

Thomas died before 1784. Maria Ferdon of the English Neighborhood, NJ, married 2nd on 19 May 1875 at the Tappan RDC Hendrick Blauvelt (c.1720-?).*

*Record of Marriages, DRC, Tappan, NY. www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com
 

 2iii.     Samuel Thomas Moore (c. 1754, Schraalenburgh, NJ - Aft 1740), son of Thomas Moore & Maria Ferdon, m. on 5 May 1748 at the Schraalenburgh RDC Leah Ruttan (14 May 1751), dau of William Rutan (8 Nov 1710-?) and Maria Demarest (15 Feb 1712 - ?)

Samuel Moore is listed in the 1840 census [NJ > Bergen > Harrington Twp > Image 11] located in the vicinity of the Haring lands along Closter Publyc Road [Piermont Road] in Norwood [no specific information after name].

Children of Samuel T. Moore & Maria Ruttan include:

             i. Thomas Jacob Moore (c.1785 - ?) m 1810 Eleanor "Leena" Ferdon

 

  2vi.     Jacob Moore (c.1760 -?) , son of Thomas Moore & Maria Ferdon, m. (unknown).

Possible child of Jacob Moore:

   i. John L.K. Moore (c.1805-?) 

 

 1.        John L. K. Moore (c.1800-pre1880) came to the hamlet of Tappan between 1810-1823.

The 1810 federal census lists John Moore in Orangetown, Rockland, NY, among prominent residents of Snedens Landing as neighbors. He has no family, but has six other free persons living with him. Almost next door is a Joseph Moore - also without family- with three free persons living with him.

John Moore married on 22 October 1828 (Reformed Dutch Church, Tappan) * Phebe Ann Sneden (1804-1863), daughter of 2nd Samuel Sneden and Elizabeth Conklin. [see Sneden Family

* Record of Marriages, DRC, Tappan, NY. www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com
 

John Moore built or remodeled a house up the hill on Snedens Landing Road (36 Rockleigh Road), the  Jacob Moore House (1810-1823 ).

Children include:

 i. Jacob Moore (1830**-?),
ii. Samuel Moore (1844**-?).

*Record of Marriages, DRC, Tappan, NY. www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com
**1880 Census, Harrington Township, Bergen Co., NJ, p 30.

2i.      Jacob (John Sneden) Moore (May 1829*- >1900), was a carpenter and cobbler. Jacob Moore married 4 Jun 1856 at Palisades M.E. Church* Mary Caroline Cooper (19 Mar 1837* - 21 Jan 1870), daughter of Albert "Obb" Cooper who lived directly across Snedens Landing Road. [see Cooper Family

* By Rev. D.E. Frambey Records of the Palisades M. E. Church. ms in Collection 
of the Palisades Free Library, Palisades, NY

Jacob and Mary were living in the Van Wickel-Moore House at the time of the 1850 federal census.*

 *1850 Federal census, New Jersey, Bergen Co, Harrington Twp,
 Dwelling 1166, Family 1281. 

"...Jacob was called 'miser Moore.' He mended shoes and when you went in, there were chickens sitting on the chair railing."Addie Denike-Van Blarcom**

* 1900 Census, Harrington Township, Bergen Co., NJ, Sheet 18-10.
** Alice Gerard: Historic Houses of Palisades, New York
Palisades Historical Committee, Palisades, NY.  2002. p 149

In the 1860 Federal Census, Bergen County, Harrington Township, Phoebe's father, Samuel Sneden, now age 85, "Gentleman," was listed as head of the household (House 944; Family 987) and living with him are grandson Jacob S. Moore, 30, "Carpenter"; Mary C. Cooper-Moore, 23, Jacob's wife; and Samuel Moore, 17, "Farm helper" (Samuel Sneden's grandson).

The 1876 map shows Jacob's family in the Van Wickel-Moore House.  

The family is listed in the 1880 census (House 269; Family 276). The 1900 census lists Jacob (Head, 71, carpenter) and George (Son, 25, house painter).

Their children appear to include:  i. Helena (c.1858-?), ii. Charles (c.1859-1883), iii. Mary E. (1862*-?), iv. George J. (1865*-1938), v. John (c.1857-?)

*1880 census, Harrington Township, Bergen Co., NJ, p 30

3i.      Helena Moore (c.1858-?) married on 15 May 1878 George W. Brickell (13 Jun 1853-?) of Closter, NJ, son of Thomas Brickell (1825-1906) & Margaret Durie (1828-1902).*

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

3ii.     Charles Moore (c.1859 - 19 Jun 1883)* is shown in the 1876 Harrington Twp map as residing in a house on his grand-mother Moore's inherited property (28 Rockleigh Road) just to the north of the Robert Newton Sneden House. 

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

3iii.     Mary Etta "Marietta" Moore (1862 - ?) married first on 20 Jan 1876 J. Henry Banta (? - 18 Jan 1885).*  Marietta married second c.1895 Charles H. Schultz (? - pre 1930), plasterer. They resided in a small cottage on former land of her grandmother, Phebe Ann Sneden-Moore. The cellar hole and well exist behind the current Rockleigh Borough Hall.

In July 1879, Marietta Moore penned to the Autograph Book of Charles Edwin Sloat, schoolmate and neighbor:  "

You call this book a garden plot, I simply plant 'ForgetmeNot'." **

The 1930 census lists Marietta as widow, age 68.***

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.
** From the Autograph Book of Charles Edwin Sloat,  Courtesy of Alan Smith.
*** 1930 US Census, New Jersey, Bergen Co, Rockleigh,  Dist. 214, page 1-B.

3iv.    George J. Moore (Jan 1865*-c.1938) married on 18 Sep 1884 Mary Lozier ** (c.1867-pre 1930), likely daughter of Peter A. Lozier of Bulls Ferry/Wehauken, NJ, & Phebe Birdsall.

"George was an odd job man and custodian of the Palisades Presbyterian Church across from which he lived in the Martin Parcels House."Addie Denike-Van Blarcom*** 

By 1900, he returned to the family home (Van Wickel-Moore House). In the 1910 census and 1920 census George is shown as a painter and living in the Van Wickel-Moore House in East Northvale which became Rockleigh.**** 

Children include: i. poss. Alice (1902-?).  The Van Wickel-Moore House was held by Moores until 1938, when George J. died.

* 1900 Census, Harrington Township, Bergen Co., NJ, Sheet 18-10.
**Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.
***Alice Munro Haagensen: "Historic Houses of Palisades, NY", 
page 149. Pilgrimage Publishing, Tarrytown, NY, 1986. 
**** 1910 Census, Northvale, Harrington Township, Bergen Co, NY, Dist. 23, Sheet 16A.
1920 Census, Northvale, Harrington Township, Bergen Co, NY, Dist. 85, Sheet 7A.
* 1930 Census, Rockleigh, Bergen Co., NJ, Sheet 1A.

4i.         poss. Alice Moore (1902-?) is listed as servant in the Harrington household. She had a daughter Mary (1926-?).

3v.     John Moore (c.1867-?) married in Oct 1888 Miss ? Field.* On the 1891 Rockland County map (Cory), he is shown residing in the dwelling previously occupied by his late brother, Charles, on his grand-mother Moore's inherited property (28 Rockleigh Road).

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

2ii.   Samuel Sneden Moore (24 Jun 1843*-?), their second son, was living with his family in Rockland Neighborhood at the the time of the 1860  Harrington township census. He was listed with no age in the 1880 census (House 267; Family 274 Harrington Township) in which occupation was listed as farm laborer. He seems not to have married.

* Baptized 16 Sep1844 by Rev F. Lummis at Palisades M.E. Church
Records of the Palisades M. E. Church. m/s, Palisades Free library, Palisades, NY

 

Written and compiled by E. W. April, 2002
Updated, 2006