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Anne Catherine (Spotswood) Moore (abt. 1728 - 1801)

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Anne Catherine Moore formerly Spotswood
Born about in Spotsylvania County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in King William, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jun 2010
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Anne Catherine Spotswood (1728 - c. 1802), who married Col. Bernard Moore, Esq., of Chelsea, King William Co., Va, a gentleman seventh in descent from Sir Thomas More, of Chelsea, England, the author of Utopia, and was an ancestor of Robert E. Lee and Helen Keller.[1]

Anne Catherine Spotswood, eldest daughter of the governor, was elegant in person and manners, and of a high spirit. While she was a strong supporter of the British government, her husband Bernard Moor and children were sympathizers of the patriot cause. There is a story of her having made her negroes toss an overseer who had offended her, in a blanket, while she stood at the window to witness the scene. [2]

Name: Anna Catharine Spotswood
Baptism Date: 19 Oct 1728
Parish: St Luke, Chelsea County: Middlesex Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Parent(s): Governor Alexander Spotswood, Butler Spotswood Record Type: :Baptism Register Type: Parish Register[3]

Mrs. Anne Catherine Spotswood Moores was a very intellectual womand and well educated on almost every subject. She was agood genealogist, and took much interest in the history of her own family and that of her husband. She had a little leather bound book in which she had written many things concerning the spotswoods and the Moores.[4]

She died February 9, 1801, burial unknown[5]


  1. Wikipedia Alexander Spotswood Alexander Spotswood
  2. Campbell, Charles. Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia Joel Munsell, 1868. P. 30. Found at: Google books: Spotswood Family
  3. London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Luke, Chelsea, Composite register: baptisms Mar 1704 - Mar 1747, marriages May 1704 - Jan 1748, burials Mar 1704 - Mar 1748, P74/LUK, Item 163.
  4. "Some Virginia Families--Moore, Bernard, Todd, Spotswood, etc." Wm. Winston Fontaine and Spotswood Fontaine. The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jan., 1911), pp. 177-184. Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1915598 Stable URL:
  5. FIndAGrave: Anne Katherine Moore

See also:

  • Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia; Author: Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876: Spotswood family (Alexander Spotswood, 1676-1740); Publisher: Albany : J. Munsell; Call number: 31735061323055; Digitizing sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation; Book contributor: University of Pittsburgh Library System; Collection: university_pittsburgh; americana


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Spotswood-16 created through the import of Hughes Family Tree.ged on Aug 26, 2011 by Kenneth Hughes; adopted by Bairfield-1 00:53, 23 December 2013 (EST).
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