Date: BEF 1686 Place: New Kent Co., VA Note: He is
supposed to be the oldest child of Thomas & Elizabeth. As
such, it is probable that he was born before the baptism
of his sister Mary (29 Aug 1686)
Another, undocumented, source states his birthdate as 19
August 1690 in Green Springs, New Kent Co.,
VA. Note that "Green Springs" is an area in central Louisa County which was not created until 1742.
Date: before 14 MAY 1757, Louisa Co., VA, the date his will was probated
Charles MOORMAN and Elizabeth REYNOLDS
by Linda Sparks Starr March 1999
I have as many "guesses" for Charles' birth year (1670 to
1690) as I have traditional accounts; the bottom line is all
are guesses, no matter who reported the information. My
"best guess" is a more narrowed range: not before 1680 and
no later than 1684. My reasoning: Charles appears in St.
Paul's vestry records before his brother Andrew (baptized
1689 ); therefore I project him the elder of the two.
With a sister baptized in 1686, Charles' birth is moved
backward once again. Because he doesn't appear in
processiong records until 1708/9, I think he was born after
1680. This also agrees with what is known about his
"probable" father, Thomas. [THSMORMA.txt] Thomas Moorman is
found in Blisland Parish in 1677 and in St. Peter's Parish
in 1689. St. Peter's was cut off from the upper part of
Blisland Parish in 1680. Therefore, with a birth between
1680-1684, we can say Charles Moorman was "probably" born in
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.
There are at least two good reasons for the lack of birth
records for Charles: Blisland's birth register is not extant
and St. Peter's doesn't begin until 1682. Even then several
of the first few pages are completely missing or have many
torn places. I project Charles' birth record is among those
missing entries - and believe this is the only reason for
lack of his birth record.
We perhaps have better luck with Elizabeth REYNOLDS.
Although more research is called for, I project the "Eliz.
daugh' to Tho. Renalls Bapt 15 of March 1690-1"  is the
same Elizabeth who married Charles Moorman. Louisa Court
records identify Charles' wife as "Elizabeth" and tradition
says REYNOLDS. Although Tillman and others say she descends
from Christopher Reynolds of Isle of Wight Co., VA, I
believe Thomas as her father makes a far stronger case.
Charles and Elizabeth's marriage date is problematic, but
surely comes within the first five years of the eighteenth
century. Tradition says Elizabeth was 13 when she married -
IF she's the above Elizabeth baptized March 1690/1 
that gives them a marriage date circa 1704. However, the
same tradition says Charles was 15, thus born circa 1688.
St. Peter's records show the baptism of his sister in 1686
and his brother in 1689. It's possible, but not likely his
mother would have three children in three years and his
father would fail to register the birth of only one. For all
the above reasons, I personally believe Charles was born
Every four years the General Assembly required parish
vestries to perform a task called "processioning." In the
days before property was fenced, neighbors walked their
boundary lines with two neutral overseers as witnesses. In
the process they re-stacked fallen marking stones and
remarked all those hickory and red oak trees seen in early
deeds. This kept boundary disputes from taking up court
In 1706 St. Paul's Parish was created from the upper portion
of St. Peter's Parish, but both parishes remained in New
Kent County. The first vestry book entry regarding
processioning begins "July ye 28th 1708, Ordered that the
parish be forth[ ]th divided into precincts for
processioning according to law ."  The order further
directed this be carried out between September 30 and March
31. The vestry met that September to divide into precincts;
the results from its 39 precincts were returned 14 March
Charles makes his first appearance in Virginia records in
1708/9 among those living in the 19th processioning
precinct: James Tate, Geo. Phillips, Chas MOORMAN, Nich:
Mills Jr. and Thos Glass. Tate and Glass were appointed
precinct overseers that year.  A study of land patents
 suggests this group of neighbors lived near Totopotomoy
Creek, Whiting Swamp and the Pamunkey (then called York)
River. However, since so many of these men owned several
tracts of land, it is difficult to determine which was the
residential tract for any single individual.
In 1711 the vestry appointed three committees to divide the
parish into processioning precincts; each committee was
assigned to one large area -- between "the lower line and
Totopottomoy's Creek"; between "Totopottomoys Creek and
Machumps Creek"; and "above Machump's Creek."  The
returns of 30 precincts were reported to the vestry 17 MAR
1711/12. This time Charles lived in the 6th district
composed of: Anthony Winston, Thomas Glass, Jno Sanders,
widow Winston, John Brown, Charles Moorman, Nich. Mills,
James Tate and Geo Phillips. Thus we know he didn't move;
the precinct number merely changed. The precinct number and
neighbors remained mostly unchanged in the 1716
processioning as well.
However, Charles' name also appears in the 15th district
with neighbors: Edwd Moore, Joseph Baughon, Wm Bostick, Widd
[or Didd] Leak, Simon Woody, Chas Bostick, James Woody,
Charles MOORMAN, Chas Brian. Overseers Moore and Baughon
returned the list 8 DEC 1711 with notation it was
"subscribed by all persons except Moorman." This notation
suggests Charles did not live on this particular tract, for
was not available to walk the lines with his neighbors. The
composition of this new neighborhood is surprisingly similar
to the 1689 list of neighbors in then St. Peter's Parish:
Char. Brya, Char. Bostick, Chris. Baker, Tho. MOORMAN,
Tho. Snead, Jam. Moor, Edw. Qurill [Dorill]. 
Andrew Moorman makes his only appearance in St. Paul's
Parish records in 1716. He is listed among the same 15th
district neighbors where Charles' name appeared four years
earlier: Joseph Baughan, Wm Bostock, Edw Moore, Widd: Leak,
Simon Woody, Walter Leak, Chas Bostock, Andrew MOORMAN, Jas
Woody and Chas Brian.
Based on these three processioning lists, it is almost too
easy to come to this logical conclusion: St. Peter's birth
register proves Thomas is father of Andrew; thus Thomas is
father of Charles Moorman (c1683-1757). This agrees with
tradition and all but one of the earlier researchers.
Brother Ambrose thought Charles was the son of Zachariah and
Mary. However, I'm very uncomfortable with the 23-year gap
between the St. Peter's record showing Thomas Moorman living
among these neighbors and the St. Paul's record with Charles
and then Andrew living in the same neighborhood.
Based on these same records, we can show Thomas REYNOLDS was
another near neighbor to Thomas Moorman as was Edward
Johnson and various SNEADs. (BLDFNTES.txt and EDWJOHNS.txt)
We tend to think of these processioning precincts as
distinct neighborhoods, when in fact the lines were
arbitrarily drawn, often dividing known family groups.
Therefore, to point out a pitfall in making assumptions
based on too few records, I present the following "What if"
scenarios: "WHAT IF Elizabeth inherited this tract from her
father?" As a married woman, her husband's name would appear
on all legal records. This explains his name on the 1711/12
processioning record. Then "WHAT IF they sold this tract to
Andrew Moorman?" Or `WHAT IF Thomas Moorman sold this tract
several years earlier?" and `WHAT IF Thomas Reynolds was the
purchaser and then bequeathed it to his daughter in his
will?" Or "WHAT IF Charles Moorman simply purchased the
tract between the 1708/09 and 1711/12 processionings?" The
records are just not available to say which, if any, of the
above is correct; we can't be sure it's even the SAME tract
or just in the same neighborhood. My point in this is to
say: "It's just not good genealogy to make assumptions with
so few records." We are hindered from making further
conclusions by the lack of New Kent County records; the 1704
Quit Rent roll  is little help for only shows that no
person named MOORMAN had patented land by 1704. Quit Rent
was only required on patented land (granted by the King's
agent), and not on that received by deed of gift (will) or
purchased from an individual. 
By 1719 the list of neighbors for Charles and Elizabeth changed dramatically suggesting they moved north and west after the spring of 1716 and before fall 1719. However, this closely coincides with the creation of a new county so one has to be careful. Almost all the early Hanover County records were destroyed; but one small Court Orders book survived and does contain helpful information. The will of Thomas Glass (Jr.) dated 21 FEB 1725/6 gives "to son Robert 150 acres left me by my father joining upon land I bought of Charles Moreman . to son Thomas the 100 acres I bought of Charles Moreman." A look back at St. Paul's 19th precinct list in 1708/9 and 6th list in 1711/12 shows Thomas Glass as near neighbor of Charles Moorman. This will proves Charles sold land to Thomas Glass before 1726; that coupled with the sudden change of neighbors on procession lists between 1716 and 1719 implies Charles and Elizabeth moved from one area of "now" Hanover County to another between the two processions. Meanwhile, Charles' neighbors in his old precinct remained nearly the same in 1719/20 as they had been. They were Thos. Glass, John Saunders, Widd Winston, John Brown, Nicho: Mills, for Jno Glass's orphan, James Tate, Isaac Winston for Anth Winston's Orphan & Geo. Phillips.  The combination of Glass' will and the 1719/20 processioning convinces me that Charles had in fact moved.
The other Court Order entry names Charles Moorman, John
Douglas and Anthony Pate appraisers of the estate of Robert
Holt 22 MAR 1734. This John Douglas is likely the one who
married Judith Moorman, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth.
Names on the 1719 processioning list include: Sam
Chamberlayne, Jere: Parker, Stephen Sunter; Charles MOORMAN,
Maj. Nich'l Meriwether, Cap Nath'l West, Wm Pulliam, Thos
Johnson, Wm Williams, Doct Blair and Haunce Hendrick. A note
explains Hendrick's lands now belong to the orphans of Anth.
Winston, lately dec'd. Some of these names reappear on a
road maintenance order by St. Paul's Vestry: "In obedience
to an order of Court dated ye 4th of 8br 1723. Ordering
Charles Moorman to Succeed Jere: Parker, deceas'd in ye Road
he was Surveyor of: Order'd that he have to assist him in
Maintaining the said road, William Webb, Thomas Johnson,
Rich'd Allen, John Killcrease, Franc's Clark, John Smithin,
Thos Rowland, William Thacker, John Raglan, Stephen Raglan,
Timothy Sullivan, Timorthy Reach, & Wm Harris, with all
their male Tithables." 
Thus we have a list of several near neighbors; the trick now
is to locate the general area where they lived. Charles'
patent for this land is found in Book 12: "Charles Moorman
111 acs (N.L.), Hanover Co; beg. At Charles Moremon's cor.
In Moor's line; to Thomas Rowland; on Licking Hole Swamp; 9
July 1724, p. 35. 15 Shill."  ("N.L." means "new
land" and "Moreman's cor" indicates they already owned land
in the area before the survey was made.) To get from
locating unclaimed land to the actual patent required many
steps and usually several years. Today, there are several
Licking Hole Creeks in VA, but no Licking Hole Swamps;
however, the designation "creek" and "swamp" appear to be
interchangeable in early records. Neighbor Thomas Rowland's
1728 patent is more helpful: "on both sides Ash Cake Road;
adjacent to Henry Kirby, Thomas Rowland, Charles Moreman,
and Moore's line; on Licking Hole swamp."  (Today,
Ashcake Road in Hanover County meanders from near the
Pamunkey River to where it intersects with Licking Hole
Creek just south of the town of Ashland before heading off
to the northwest.) A road order dated 29 8br 1720 [OCT]
shows Jeremiah Parker's precinct stretched from "Stony Run
between Chickahominy Swamp, and the branch of Machum's Creek
. to Megirts path, to Tottopottomoy's Creek and from thence
to the mouth of Stony Run."  This precinct was divided
in 1721 with the area between Ash Cake Road and Machumps
Creek remaining in Parker's precinct. The fact Charles took
over supervision of this precinct [by order dated 4th 8br
1723] after Jeremiah Parker's death is very important. It
"implies" that Charles lived in the precinct, thus matches
up with his owning land in the area before the 1724 patent.
But how he acquired this land is lost with the New Kent Co.
For some reason, processioning records for the St. Paul's
Parish during the 1720s are not available. Neighbors in the
9th precinct (returned January 1731/2) include: Henry Bowe,
John Anderson, Joseph Perrin, Wm Alsup, Timothy Sillivant,
Thos Rowland, Peck's orphans, Stephen Ragland, John Ragland,
John Guess, Ed Davis, John Smithin, Chas Moorman, Wid Cole,
John Snead, John Pulliam, Chile's orphans, Michael Holland,
Francis Clark, John Gilchrist, Geo Davis, Thos Johnson, Chas
Talley, Wm Nichols, Robt Allen, John Cannon, Thos Cawton,
John Ragland, Wm Alsop. A note indicates that Clark and
Allen didn't show. This list of neighbors remained much the
same on the 1735, 1739 and 1743 processioning lists although
the precinct became the 3rd in 1735.
This 1743 list is the last time Charles Moorman's name
appears in St. Paul's Parish records. However, we have one
problem: Charles Moorman Jr. married Mary ADAMS circa 1736.
Tradition has Charles and Elizabeth in the Green Springs
community well before 1743. So WHICH Charles is the one
participating in the processioning task for St. Paul's
Parish from 1735 through 1743? It easily could be the
younger Charles who remained behind when his parents moved
to Green Springs. But which years is it he, and which his
father? Or Charles and Elizabeth didn't move to Green
Springs as early as tradition has them? Lack of Hanover
County records is particularly burdensome here. Coupled with
the lack of County records, is the formation of another
parish, whose records are also lost.
In 1726 St, Martin's Parish was cut off from the part of
Hanover County and St. Paul's Parish that eventually became
Louisa County. But when Louisa County was cut off from part
of Hanover County DEC 1742, Fredericksville Parish was
carved at the same time from St. Martin's Parish. Depending
on the source, a small strip of far-eastern Louisa County
remained in St. Martin's Parish or Fredericksville Parish
covered the entire area that was Louisa County. At this
time, Fredericksville Parish and Louisa County also includes
a large chunk of present day Albemarle County. But for now,
we are interested in only a small area of Louisa, referred
to as the Green Springs community.
Green Springs, Louisa County
Tradition errs by stating Charles was born at Green Springs,
VA; the only Green Springs in Virginia in the 1600s is Gov.
Berkeley's plantation of that name which lay near Jamestown.
In fact land patents suggest land speculators didn't reach
the area of the green springs until 1720s. In 1836 Joseph
Martin described this area: "Towards the upper part of the
county is a singular tract of country, of about 8 or 10,000
acres, called `Green Spring land', (from the mineral spring
of that name situated in it.) This tract lies in an
irregular circle, or from four to six miles diameter, and
far exceeds all other high land in the county, both in
native fertility, and in susceptibility of improvement. Its
soil is a dark grey, containing very little sand or stone of
any kind; and resting, at a depth of 12 or 15 inches, upon a
stratum of compact, firm, red clay, scarcely penetrable by
water."  The National Historic Landmark pamphlet for
Green Springs adds: "By the early 1740's Quakers had
settled in Green Springs, their arrival a result of a search
for fertile land and a desire to escape from the persecution
found in more settled areas further east. By 1742, when the
Quaker Camp Creek monthly meeting was formed, 16 Green
Spring Quaker families were members." Tradition has Charles
and Elizabeth among these 16 families and patent records
show Charles was indeed scouting for land in the area before
He patented 400 acres in then Goochland County, (now
Albemarle) at a Fork of the Rivanna River near the Blue
Mountain (1735) and 483 acres in Hanover County on both
sides of Rockey Creek (1737).  The reference to Blue
Mountain is likely the Blue Ridge and the fork of the
Rivanna River probably became Moorman's River. The Rockey
Creek tract fell into the area of Hanover that became Louisa
Co. In fact this Rockey Creek tract confirms Charles and
Elizabeth owned land in Louisa before its creation. The
third entry of Deed Book A identifies Charles as "of St.
Martin's Par., Louisa Co., planter" when he sold 403 acres
to James Buchannan 8 JAN 1742/3. The land description
includes: ". Price's corner . being 483 acres excepting 83
acres at lower end of tract on both sides Rocky Creek."
That same day he sold the withheld 83 acres to Alexander
Galaspa.  Obviously this is the entire tract he patented
in 1737. Charles Sr. was one of the witnesses FEB 1749 when
James Buchanan sold 200 acres from this tract to Munford
Robinson;  but, Charles Jr. and his wife Mary witnessed
the deed when Munford Robinson sold those same 200 acres in
1752. The tract was then described as "200 acres on south
fork of Foster's Creek; part of land taken up by Charles
Moorman; conveyed to James Buchanan . Foster's Creek . to
Forrest Green's road ... between Foster's Creek and Rocky
Rocky and Foster's Creek are parallel branches of the South
Anna River and near Camp Creek where the Meeting House was
located. At the September 13th, 1743 meeting of the
Fredericksville Parish vestry, Charles Moreman and Forrest
Green were appointed overseers of the 10th precinct "from
Hudson & Morris upper line between Goochland line, the River
and Fosters Creek."  Their brief report to the vestry
reads: "March 12, 1743/4 in Obediance to an Order of Vestry
wee have peaceably and Quietly processioned all the lands
within our bounds." 
The August 1745 patent for Charles Francis further describes
this area: "on both sides the Goochland Road, on the
Goochland Co. line [N60 degrees W]; adj. Secretary Carter,
James Merideth & Charles Moreman."  Thanks to Doug
Tucker for sharing this experience: "I have `walked' the
entire Green Springs area with a local historian, Martha
Purdy Adams, who was able to point out the locations (and
ruins) of many of the homes you are talking about as well as
the original Camp Springs Quaker Meeting House location
which was on Charles Moorman's property. Charles actually
lived on a low hill the north side of Foster's Creek close
to where it enters the South Anna River. The Camp Creek
meeting House was located on the south side of Camp Creek
close to where Camp Creek enters Hudson Creek and Hudson
enters the South Anna River not far from the crossroads
shown as Poindexter on today's maps."
No one questions that Charles Sr. is the one who originally
donated the land for the Camp Creek Meeting House; but it
"appears" that Charles Moorman Jr. is the one who legally
deeded the Meeting House property to the Quakers. The
wording retained in the abstract reads: "10 April 1764
Charles Moorman of Louisa Co., Trinity Par., To John Davis
and Christopher Johnson; 5 shillings; one certain acre of
land in Trinity Par. On which sd. Acre the meeting house or
place of Worship of the people called Quakers is situate.
Sd. Acre is hereby Covenanted to be laid off and bounded so
as the sd. Meetinghouse shall be exactly or as near as may
be in the Center thereof which said Meeting house is
Generally called or known by the Name of Camp Creek meeting
House. The people called Quakers shall forever freely use
and meet on the sd. Acre for the purposes of Public Worship
or for the Regulation of Church Discipline and the People
Called Quakers shall at all times have free entry to and
from sd. Meetinghouse without Trouble, hindrance or
Molestation or Denial of any person or persons." 
Returning to the Fredericksville Parish vestry processioning
lists, we learn that in 1743 Charles also owned land in the
17th precinct that fell into the area "from Harrisses Creek
to Gibsons Land between the River and the Road" 
overseen by Henry Tate and John Davis. Neighbors, based on
their report to the vestry include: "part of Madm. Johnson,
part of Jams. Watsons, part of John Mechie, part of Love
Statom's. part of Mrs. Jouets. Part of Mrs. Jane Chapmans.
part of one tract of John Raglands. Nathan Watson's
Finish'd. some Tracts of John Raglands finish'd. part of
Capt. Hollands & some Finish'd. Salem Bocock Finish'd.
Francis Smethings Finished. Part of Chas. Moremans. part of
John Bunches. Jams. Lasley finish'd. Robert Davis finish'd.
Saml Johnsons finish'd. Thos. Gibson's Finiah'd. part of
Gilbert Gibsons and our Own." 
Since Charles sold the entire tract he patented, how he
acquired his "home plantation" was destroyed with other
Hanover Co. records. However, we can pinpoint the location
of their "home planation" as near their 1737 patented land
through other deeds, parish records, and his will. He
bequeathed his residence to his son, Achilles, who sold it
in 1772. The legal description on that deed reads: ". both
sides of the South Fork of Pamunkey River . Hudsons Creek on
John Bunches line . along a line marked without Survey by
Charles Mooreman, dec'd, between his son Charles Mooreman
and the above Achelis Mooreman . to Hudsons Creek."  His
will gave "son Charles three hundred and --eventy acres
more or less he lives on" and "son Achilles four hundred
twenty acres more or less I live on." The above deed says
Achilles' land adjoins that of his brother Charles. The
combination of the will and deed "suggests" Charles' home
plantation was an undivided 790 acres or so tract. Lacking
Hanover Co. records, we'll never know for sure.
The remaining entries in the Fredericksville Parish vestry
book are interesting, if not terribly informative. In 1747
Charles and Thomas Moorman were appointed overseers for the
15th precinct "between Cuffys Creek, Hudson Creek and the
River."  In 1752 Thomas and Charles Moreman "Jr." were
appointed overseers for "all land between Hudsons Creek,
Camp Creek and Machunks Creek".  The use of "Jr." in the
1752 entry shows that two Charles Moormans now reside in
Louisa County. The lack of "Jr." or "Sr." in the 1747 entry
suggests that only one Charles Moorman lived in Louisa at
that time. Other records show the "father" Charles in the
county, so the 1747 entry is "father" Charles and his "son"
Thomas. But the 1752 return shows "brothers" Thomas and
Charles Jr. as the overseers. Then in 1760, (after Charles
Sr.'s death in 1757) we again find "only" Charles Moorman in
records. He then becomes Charles Sr. when nephews and his
own son (all named Charles) enter the records.
A Goochland County deed indicates one Charles Moorman owned
another tract which eventually fell into Albemarle County;
this one ". on the side of hill nigh Carrolls Creek, a
branch of Mountain Falls Creek . "  But again, we have
to be careful about distinguishing between Charles and his
son. I think this Goochland / Albemarle tract is more likely
Charles Jr. since his father- in-law, Robert ADAMS, owned
property on Carrel's Creek. In fact, this tract might be
part of the land at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain Robert
bequeathed in his 1738 will to his daughters Mary Moorman
and Judith Clark. [ROBTADMS.txt]
By all accounts, Charles and Elizabeth were among the early
settlers in the area. The real question is: "When did they
become Quakers?" The very first time any MOORMAN appears in
VA Quaker records is "1744, 9, 10 Charles & s. Thomas, co of
a mtg lately settled in the upper part of Louisa Co."
Yet, we have other known neighbors (from processioning
lists) who regularly appear in Quaker records from 1700 on.
I have no argument with them being charter members of Camp
Creek Monthly Meeting; it's the period before Camp Creek was
organized that I am discussing. Here's some background from
Hinshaw: "Many of the charter members of Camp Creek and Fork
Creek seem to have been heredity Friends, but the records
would also tend to show that the majority of the membership
of this new monthly meeting were Friends by recent
conversion. A letter written by Gershom Perdue in 1878 seems
to uphold this interpretation. I quote in part: `These two
families (John & Wm Johnson) with many others of the higher
class in the vicinity, by the preaching of old Joseph Newby
of lower part of North Carolina, became Friends and built up
Camp Creek Monthly Meeting and the meetings composing it:
Carolina meeting, Douglas Meeting and Park (Fork) Meeting.
Among other worthies were Christopher Clark, the Lynches,
Anthony, Douglas, Moormans, Terrills And Ballard and many
others ." Gershom Perdue." 
Charles' Louisa Co. VA will is dated 9 MAY 1755 and was
probated 24 MAY 1757. [See above for transcription.]
Elizabeth's will is dated 29 JAN 1761 and was probated 11
MAY, 1765. Presumably each died shortly before their wills
were submitted to court. Only five children are named in
these wills: Thomas, Charles, Achilles, Judith and Ann.
 The Parish Register of Saint Peter's, New Kent County, Va. From 1680 to 1787_, published by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Parish Record Series, No. 2, Richmond, 1904, page 22.
 Ibid, page 33.
 Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed by C. G. Chamberlayne, reprint ed. 1989, VA State Lib., page 27. [Some quotes from notes on which I didn't record page numbers.]
 Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of VA Land Patents and Grants, abstracted by Nell Marion Nugent, vol. II: 1666-1695, VA St. Lib, 1977.
 Chamberlayne, page 51.
 Vestry Book of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co. Virginia 1684-1786, transcribed by C.
G. Chamberlayne, page 21.
 The Quit Rents of Virginia 1704, compiled by Annie Laurie Wright Smith, Genealogical
Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1980, pages 62-3.
 "Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy", vol. 7, No. 4, FEB/MAR 1999 within article "John Burrows, 1608 James City County" by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, page 212.
 Hanover County, VA Court Records 1733-1735: Deeds, Wills and Inventories, abstracted by Rosalie Edith Davis, 1979. [My notes do not include page numbers.]
 Chamberlayne, St. Paul's, page 257.
 Chamberlayne, St. Paul's, page 108.
 Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, vol. III 1695-1732, abstracted by Nell Marion Nugent, VA State Library, Richmond 1986, 2nd impression, page 266.
 Ibid, page 348.
 Chamberlayne, St. Paul's, page 92.
 "A New and Comprehensive Gazeteer of Virginia." by Joseph Martin, 1836.
 Cavaliers and Pioneers: vol. 4 1732-1741 , edited by Denis Hudgins, VA Genealogical Society, Richmond, 1994, pages 86; 132.
 Louisa Co. VA Deed Books A and B 1742-1759 , abstracted and compiled by Edith Davis, Bellevue, Wash. 1976, page 1; Deed Book A, pages 7 to 10: Charles Moorman to James Buchanan / Alexander Galaspa.
 ibid, page 55, Deed Book A p. 382-3, James Buchanan to Mumford Robinson.
 ibid, page 72-3, Deed Book A, p.
459-460 Munford Robinson to John Askew.
 Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book 1742-1787, vol. 1 , edited and compiled
by Rosalie Edith Davis, Manchester, MO 1978, page 10.
 Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book: Indenture and Processioning Returns 1742-1787, vol. 2, transcribed and edited by Rosalie Edith Davis, Manchester, MO 1981, pages 1.
Information re: boundary changes for parishes and counties from the Library of Virginia's "Parish Lines Diocese of Virginia" 
...Among the most influential of these Quakers was Charles Moorman(3) of Louisa County, who married Elizabeth Reynolds. She bore him five children, Thomas(4) (1708-1766), Judith(4) (Douglas), Ann(4) (Martin), Achilles(4) and Charles(4). The family purchased considerable land in Albemarle County on and near Moormans River, a stream named for Thomas.
There is no documentation for the birth date or parentage of the Charles Moorman who married Elizabeth Reynolds.
However, land records including the processing records of St. Peters and St. Pauls parishes of New Kent and Hanover counties lead me to believe that Charles was the eldest son of Thomas of New Kent County. Thomas had land in New Kent and appears in 1689 as a processioner in St. Peters Parish. St. Pauls Parish was cut off from St. Peters and Thomas' land was in the new parish. Charles' land was processioned along with many of the same people who had been Thomas' neighbors. Although there is no direct evidence, it is likely that Thomas had died and Charles, as eldest son, had inherited his land. Later, Charles moved farther west (near present day Ashland) and his younger brother, Andrew appears with the same neighbors Charles had earlier.
We don't know Charles' birthdate but it was likely before the known baptismal dates of his siblings, Mary and Andrew (29 Aug 1686 and 4 Nov 1689).
..Charles, the other son, lived in Louisa County near "Green Spring" where he had settled in 1704. [Note: Louisa County did not exist until 1742.] He married Elizabeth Reynolds. They were both devout Quakers, although they owned slaves. Charles was a Justice of the Peace and with his son, Thomas, was an overseer of the Society of Friends. Charles died in 1756.
He had five children by Elizabeth Reynolds.
The first was Thomas (1705-1765) who married Rachel Clark. They lvied in Louisa County ner Green Spring, but a few years before he died, he and his family moved to Bedford County where he held large tracts of land.
Records at Bedford show that he first bought land in that County, July 17, 1762. His will is dated July 22, 1765; it was probated in November of the following year.
The second child of Charles and Elizabeth was Judith, who married John Douglas.
The third child, Charles, married Mary Adams; the fourth child, Achilles, married Elizabeth Adams and lived in Bedford County.
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Source: S38 E-Mail message
Source: S536 Internet Web Page
Source: S554 Ancestry Online Databases
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Source: S644 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
Source: S645A History of Lynchburg's Pioneer Quakers and Their Meeting House Brown, Douglas Summers. Warwick House Publishers, Lynchburg, VA, 1997
Source: S646The Genealogical and Political Achievement History of the Descendants of Thomas Moorman of the Isle of Wight, England, in the United States from 1620 to 1971, Tillman, Stephen Frederick. Privately Printed, 1972