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Name and Place

John Moore moved to the Illinois territory in 1780 with his father, James Moore. He died in 1833.


John was born 1773 at Virginia. He died at his home just north of Waterloo in 1833.


John married in 1794 Elizabeth Whiteside, the oldest daughter of William Whiteside.They settled north of Waterloo, on claim 223, survey 397. 


John and Elizabeth's children were:

  1. John Milton
  2. William
  3. Hester Ann 

Offices Held

John was the first treasurer of Monroe County.


John Moore was a lieutenant in the Illinois militia, in the ranging service during the War of 1812-1814. 




  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois page 315