Husband: Joseph M. Moore
Father: Thomas Moore [R260]
Mother: Martha (Wood) Moore [R260]
Born: 8/4/1804 in Botetourt County Va.
Died: 5/17/1885 in Randolph County W.Va., buried in Mingo W.Va. cemetery

Wife: Amanda (Wood) Moore
Father: Edward Wood [R003]
Mother: Sarah (Gilliland) Wood [R003]
Born: 1810
Died: 4/11/1875, buried in Mingo W.Va. cemetery

Married: In Bath County Va.; Marriage bond and Minister’s return,
    2/25/1828. Surety, Augustus Wood. Consent by father, Edward
    Wood. Witnesses, Augustus Wood and Mary V. Wood. Minister,
    John A. Van Lear [S002]. Joseph and Amanda were first cousins;
    they were grandchildren of Joseph and Martha Wood [R002].

Caroline Clarinda Moore, m. 3/1/1849 to Jerimiah C. Channell (b.
    8/5/1823 in Huttonsville, s. of Samuel and Sarah [Wamsley] Channell;
    d. 3/24/1892; John Carter Wood [R362] married his sister)
James A. Moore [R375], ~1831-5/17/1885
Ann Moore, b. ~1834, m. 8/17/1880 to Robert A. Welch
Samaria (Susan) Blain Moore, b. ~1837, m. 1857 to H. B. Marshall
    (4/7/1832-12/29/1912), ch. Joseph Moore Marshall, Jacob Williamson
    Marshall, John Blain Marshall, Martha Ato Marshall, Mary Ali
    Marshall, Kyd Douglas Marshall, Guy Hold Marshall
Elizabeth J. Moore, b. 1839, m. 1st 11/6/1862 to Martin B. Sharp, 2nd
    Henry D. Sharp, both marriages in Pocahontas County W.Va.
Martha Eliza Moore, b. ~1841, m. Sam Hepler
Jeanette (variously Janetta, Jenetta) H. Moore, b. ~1845, m.
    10/13/1869 to John J. Edmindston (s. of George and Nancy
William John Moore b. 7/15/1849, d. 2/7/1892 [S057], of chicken pox.
    M. Ida Ellen Burger of Bath County Va. [see R517]. Ch. Alvin L.
    (1877-3/13/1878), Minnie, Houston, David T., Ethel, Priscilla Leslie,
    William John. Houston and David (Fig. 350a) and their sisters
    established the Greenbriar Military Academy in Greenbriar W.Va.

(1996) By 1830 Joseph and Amanda Moore had moved to Randolph County W.V. and were living on property that Amanda’s father Edward Wood [R003] had deeded to them in his “Wedge Lot.” The 1830 census found them there with one small daughter and no slaves, on a lot next to John W. Moore’s [R354]. A Memorial upon Joseph’s death [S158] reads: “Mr. Moore was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, on August 4th, 1804, and his youth was spent under the shadow of the old Locust Bottom Church. In early life he was one of a number of young men, who, leaving their homes in Botetourt, moved into the unbroken forest of this neighborhood and for years he led the life of a frontiersman, with all its hardships and privations, under the steady labor of sturdy hands, the wilderness soon began to give place to the fruitful field, and year by year the forest was driven back by the grass, until, in the evening of his life, he could look out upon his broad and fertile acres and see the reward of his years of honest toil.”

By the time of the 1850 census all their children had been born. In 1851 Joseph’s father Thomas Moore [R260] died, leaving one-sixth of his Botetourt County Va. property to Joseph and Amanda. They sold their interest in the property to Davis Morton Wood [R255] in 1852 (Randolph County DB33-328). In the same year, after the death of Amanda’s father Edward, Joseph and Amanda bought an additional 186 acres of Randolph County land from his estate (DB19-187) for $830. Their farm was in the area marked M1, M2 in Fig. R361b. In 1854 Joseph Moore sold three tracts of land on the Tygart Valley River to Augustus Wood (DB20-131).
The 1860 census shows their son James A. Moore and his wife Sarah, and their daughter Susan and her husband H. B. Marshall, living in separate households adjacent to Joseph and Amanda’s. Interestingly, while the census describes the occupation of practically every other husband in the County as “Farmer,” Susan’s husband is characterized as a “Gentleman.”

Sources: [S030, S031, S032, S057, S077, S120, S123, S124]