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John Taylor More
Birth: Feb. 27, 1771
Highland, Scotland
Death: Jun. 23, 1857
Grand Gorge
Delaware County
New York, USA

John was born in Rothiemurchus, co. Inverness, Scotland, now in the Highland council area. He was the son of John More and Betty Taylor, with whom he immigrated to America, reportedly when he was 4 years of age. He married first to Eleanor Laraway on 16 Dec. 1792. They had 12 children together, most of whom are linked below. He married second to Rachel Stewart on 7 Jan. 1833 in Stamford, Delaware Co., NY.

John served as a member of the New York State Assembly, 1807, 1808, 1810 & 1814. He was elected to the State Senate in 1819, and served on the Council of Appointment in 1820. He was the first Town Clerk of Roxbury, NY, holding the office until 1809. He was elected Supervisor of the town in 1826, 1827 & 1830. He served as postmaster of Moresville, NY, succeeding his father (and succeeded by his son John L. More).

John was "strongly attached to the doctrines and order of the Reformed Dutch Church." He was a founding member and deacon of the Reformed Dutch Church of Roxbury in 1802.

In politics, he was a Whig. He is referred to as a strong partisan who, in the heat of political strife, "reiterated with emphasis that he had been a Whig since he was five years of age."

The following obituary for John appeared in the Delaware Gazette, Delhi, NY, 1 July 1857, p. 3:


At Moresville, in this county, on the 23d of June, John T. More, Esq., at the advanced age of 87 years.

Mr. More was among the earliest settlers of the town of Roxbury. He took an active part in political affairs, and was elected to the office of Supervisor and other town offices. For many years he held the office of Post Master at Moresville--has represented this county in both branches of the Legislature and we believe was once a member of the old Council of Appointment previous to the Constitution of 1821. As a citizen, friend and neighbor, he was always respected, honored and esteemed.

For a fuller biography, including a lengthier obituary from the Christian Intelligencer, see History of the More Family ... by David Fellows More (1893), p. 71-74. 
Family links: 
  John More (1744 - 1840)
  Elizabeth Taylor More (1738 - 1823)
  Eleanor Laraway More (1774 - 1832)*
  Rachel Stewart More (1787 - 1855)*
  John Laraway More (1793 - 1862)*
  Jonas Laraway More (1794 - 1887)*
  Robert Laraway More (1797 - 1876)*
  Andrew More (1801 - 1877)*
  Betty More (1802 - 1803)*
  Elizabeth Taylor More Foote (1804 - 1886)*
  Jane More Hoagland (1806 - 1872)*
  Samuel More (1809 - 1843)*
  Jacob Lansing More (1811 - 1813)*
  David Laraway More (1814 - 1904)*
  Jacob Laraway More (1816 - 1891)*
  John Taylor More (1771 - 1857)
  Robert More (1772 - 1849)*
  Alexander Taylor More (1775 - 1854)*
  Jonas More (1778 - 1852)*
  Jean More Smith (1780 - 1861)*
  James More (1782 - 1866)*
  David More (1786 - 1873)*
  Edward Livingston More (1788 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Richie King for creating this memorial, and to Richie and Lorna Puleo for the photos.
Union Meeting House Cemetery
Grand Gorge
Delaware County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: RJKing
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
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John Taylor More
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 Added: Dec. 22, 2014

- John More Association
 Added: May. 6, 2014
Thank you for your part in bringing about my life, for the love you gave and the sacrifices you made. May you rest in peace.
- Joseph R. Klett
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