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Alexander Spotswood Moore (1763 - 1799)

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Col Alexander Spotswood Moore
Born in King William Co, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married in Virginiamap
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Died in Charles City County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Mar 2011
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Married July 17, 1787, Elizabeth Aylett (b. 1769)

His parents were Col. Bernard Moore and Ann Catherine Spotswood. His sister Anne Butler Moore (b.1746-1809) married Charles Carter of Shirley Plantation, and they had a daughter Ann Hill Carter, mother of General Robert E. Lee.

Another sister of his was Lucy Moore, b. 1747, who married John Robinson, Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of the Colony. John Robinson inherited the house "Scotchtown" in Hanover County, later the home of Patrick Henry from his father-in-law John Chiswell.

As of this time no evidence has been found that Elizabeth Aylett Moore is buried in the Aylett graveyard, further investigation needs to be done to find where her grave might be.

Recently JoanB shared with me this information concerning ELIZABETH AYLETT MOORE:

"A family story is that after Alexander Spotswood Moore's death, she married a Judge whose last name was Hamilton, and moved with him to Chucky (?) Bend in Tennessee. Whether there is any truth to this, I don't know, but that's the story passed down."

The search goes on![1]

Alexander Spottswood Moore (1763-99) was lieutenant in the Virginia service and aide-de-camp to Lafayette at the siege of York. It was at Temple farm, the home of his mother, that the Articles of Capitulation of Capitulation of Peace of the posts of York and Gloucester were signed. He was born in King William County, VA and died in Albemarle County.[2]

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Note: ref: rootsweb database: thamm (23 Feb 2010)

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Aylett Graves at Fairfield Plantation
King William County


  1. SheWalksTheseHills [1]
  2. Brian Jacobs [2]
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 54370689 [3]
  • NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States, 1987, Vol. 4, p. 26, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database) [4].
  • Armstrong, Zella, comp., Notable Southern Families: Volume 1 [5], Chattanooga, Tennessee: The Lookout Publishing Company (1918), 148, Google Books (Digital Library) [6].
  • Browning, Charles H., ed., Americans Of Royal Descent[7], Philadelphia: Porter and Coates (1883), 248, Google Books (Digital Library) [8].
  • Campbell, Charles, Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia, Albany: Joel Munsell (1868), 20.
  • Pecdquet du Bellet, Louise, Some Prominent Virginia Families. Volume II, Lynchburg, VA: J. P. Bell Company (1907), 705
  • Famous Kin [9]
  • Descendants of James Taylor I (died VA 1698) [10]
  • Darrin Lythgoe [11]
  • Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents - 1607-1800
  • Founders Online [12]

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On 5 Sep 2017 at 01:20 GMT G Moore wrote:

A well written and thoughtful profile. You could add this template if you want, I believe.
Col Alexander Moore participated in the American Revolution

On 20 Jan 2016 at 03:21 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:

Moore-3016 and Moore-2990 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person just duplicate profiles. Please merge.

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