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William Preston Moore

Male 1846 - 1922  (76 years)


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  • Name William Preston Moore 
    Born 30 January 1846  Douglas, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation sailmaker and ship expert 
    Died 8 November 1922  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • According to the family Bible, William was born at 9:15 P.M. In 2017, the Bible was in possession of Sophie (last name unknown). Sophie received it from her grandmother Ellen who received it from her grandfather William Preston Moore.
      He was baptized on 19 Feb 1846 at St. Barnabas Church.
      William learned so much about ships that he emigrated to the United States during the Civil War and was an expert consulter on the subject. There he fought in the U.S. Navy for the Union cause in large part because he was an abolitionist. He was discharged in 1865.
      Afterthe Civil War, William returned to Liverpool and married Sarah Biddy, The couple had three daughters, then Sarah died. William may have been employed at Garston Docks as a sailmaker.
      William remarried to Ellen Radley who had a daughter from a first marriage, Elizabeth Radley, in 1872.
      According to great-granddaughter, Mavis Shackleton Taylor: “William Preston Moore was a sail maker like his father. He was reported to have joined the American navy during the Civil War in an effort to free the slaves, but further research would need to be done to prove. He returned to Liverpool and married Sarah Bibby, who died shortly thereafter. William remarried and had a family in Liverpool, but it appears from her birth certificate that Charoloote, one of his daughters, was born in Bolton, Lancashire.”
    Person ID I809  Moore-Bek
    Last Modified 21 May 2017 

    Father Peter Moore,   b. 13 October 1813, Kirk Bradden, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 January 1880, Kirk Bradden, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Ann Preston,   b. 5 November 1815, Douglas, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 December 1857, Kirk Braddan, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 26 August 1839  Kirk Bradden, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F203  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Ellen Winifred Christian,   b. 1850,   d. 27 March 1924, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1877  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frances Moore,   b. 1881
     2. Rebecca Moore,   b. 1883
     3. Charlotte Moore,   b. 1885, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Christian Moore,   b. 1887,   d. 1894  (Age 7 years)
     5. William Thomas Moore,   b. 1891
     6. Isaac Moore,   b. 1897, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Family ID F730  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Sarah Bibby,   d. 1876, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah A. Moore,   b. 1872, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Moore,   b. 1873, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Moore,   b. 1875, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1655  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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