Gen Stephen Moore

Gen Stephen Moore

Death 20 May 1799 (aged 64)
Burial Timberlake, Person County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Obelisk, Side 1
Memorial ID 38958292 · View Source
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"Gen. Stephen Moore, of White Hall, Moore's-Folly-on-the-Hudson, New York, and Mount Tirzah, North Carolina (1734-1799); Lieut. DeLancey's Brigate, British Army, (war 1756); afterwards Paymaster to the army in Canada. He married Griselda Philips, of Boston, Massachusetts.

During the Revolutionary War, he moved from Moore's-Folly-on-the-Hudson to Mount Tirzah North Carolina, a beautiful spot in (what is now) Person County, 'where the ax had never been laid to tree'. In 1779, he took command of a regiment of North Caroina State troops which participated in the first battle of Camden, in which battle the Americans under Gen. Horatio Gates, were defeated by the British under Lord Cornwallis. He was taken prisoner and carried to Charleston, South Carolina.

Upon his release, he retired to Mount Tirzah and, after the peace, he sold his estate on the Hudson to the U. S. Government. It is now the site of the U. S. Military Academy West Point - founded 1802."

("MOORE of Fawley", pg 38)

**(October 10, 2010)Agreed to note actual date of death is December 29, 1799 per direct descendant Terri B O'Neill.

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