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b. 1818 in Highgate, Franklin Co., VT, the son of David and Ann (TEACHOUT) MOORE
m. 16 Feb 1868 in Sheldon, Franklin Co., VT (divorced 1886 in Winnebago Co., IL)
d. sometime after 1886, probably in Norden, Keya Paha Co., NE
Caroline Ann BRADLEY
b. 5 Jun 1848 in Swanton, Franklin Co., VT, the daughter of Stephen and Phebe BRADLEY
d. 1937 in Davis; bur. in Howard Union Cemetery
Richard Moore was raised in Highgate, VT, the oldest of nine children. Highgate is a town in northwest Vermont, just south of the Canadian border. The Moore farm was in an area known as Hog Island, or Donaldson Island. The Moores and Donaldsons were closely linked families - at least four of Richard's siblings married Donaldsons.
According to family legend, Richard had three wives and six children by each wife. No evidence of the other two wives has been found, but the legend is plausible as Richard's activities between about 1840 and 1868 have not been uncovered yet.
Carrie Bradley was raised in Swanton, a short distance from Highgate. Richard and Carrie were married in Franklin County in 1868. They migrated west after the birth of their first child, settling on a farm just south of Durand, Winnebago Co., IL. There they had five more children. They divorced in the fall of 1886, Carrie alleging that Richard had hit her and son Fred with a stick.
With the break-up of the marriage, Richard moved on to Nordeen, Nebraska. He presumably died there sometime around 1895.
On 10 October 1887, Carrie married Robert COLTON, a prominent elderly widower who owned the farm next door. They had no children. She passed away 15 March 1933 in South Beloit, IL, at the home of her daughter. She was buried with her second husband in Howard Union Cemetery, Pecatonica, IL.
Children of Richard Moore and Caroline Bradley:
of Robert Colton
1904 biography of Robert Colton
of Robert Colton
Robert and Carrie Colton
From Howard Union Cemetery,
Gravestone of Robert Colton
(Carrie is buried in this cemetery, but has no gravestone)
|Stephen Moore||Richard Moore||David Moore||Richard Moore|
|Ann Teachout||Jacob Teachout|
|Carrie Bradley||Stephen Bradley|
|Genealogy of Stephen R.
Moore - Family Page of Richard Moore and Carrie Bradley
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