Isaac Moore (settler)

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Isaac Moore
Deputy of the
General Court
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
October 1657 May 1658
Preceded by Matthew Canfield
Succeeded by Richard Olmsted
Personal details
Bornc. 1622 [2]
England [2]
Diedabout 1705 [2]
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Spouse(s)Ruth Stanley (m. December 5, 1645, Hartford), [2] [3] Dorothy Smith [2] [4]
ChildrenElizabeth Moore, Ruth Moore, Sarah Moore, Mary Moore, Phoebe Moore [4]
Occupationdeacon [3] [4]

Isaac Moore (also Isacke More) (1622 – about 1705) was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in the October 1657 session.

Settler person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there

A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established a permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. Settlers are generally from a sedentary culture, as opposed to nomads who share and rotate their settlements with little or no concept of individual land ownership. Settlements are often built on land already claimed or owned by another group. Many times settlers are backed by governments or large countries. They also sometimes leave in search of religious freedom.

Norwalk, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Connecticut General Assembly

The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is a bicameral body composed of the 151-member House of Representatives and the 36-member Senate. It meets in the state capital, Hartford. There are no term limits for either chamber.

He was born in England, about 1622. He came to America aboard the Increase [2] [3] [4] along with Matthew Marvin, Sr. in 1635.

In 1651, he is listed among the "Runckingheage" deed settlers in Norwalk. [5]

In 1660, Isaac and Ruth left Norwalk to settle in Farmington. [2] [3] In the years between 1665 and 1698, he served on the County Court jury many times. In 1682, he was appointed constable. In 1687, he was appointed surveyor of highways.

Farmington, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Farmington is a town in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut in the United States. The population was 25,340 at the 2010 census. It sits 10 miles west of Hartford at the hub of major I-84 interchanges, 20 miles south of Bradley International Airport and 2-hours by car from NYC and Boston. It is home to the world headquarters of several large corporations including United Technologies, Otis Elevator Company, and Carvel. The northwest section of Farmington has a Unionville suburban neighborhood.

He is listed on the Founders Stone bearing the names of the founding settlers of Norwalk in the East Norwalk Historical Cemetery.

History of Norwalk, Connecticut

The history of Norwalk, Connecticut ranges from pre-contact cultures and Native Americans to the 21st century.

East Norwalk Historical Cemetery

Established in 1655, the East Norwalk Historical Cemetery is Norwalk's oldest cemetery, and many of the area's first settlers are buried there. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the Third Taxing District, formally known as the East Norwalk Fire District of the Town of Norwalk, and before that it was known as the Down Town School District. Triangle shaped and surrounded clockwise by Gregory Boulevard, Cemetery Street and East Avenue it is situated in the neighborhood of East Norwalk 41°6′9.22″N73°24′11.95″W.

He was recently "discovered" as a Founder of Hartford, CT due to current research, although he is not on the monument. [6]

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References

  1. An Historical Discourse in Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of Norwalk
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 One Branch of the Booth Family
  3. 1 2 3 4 Some descendants of John Norton of Branford
  4. 1 2 3 4 Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America
  5. Norwalk v.1
  6. "Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford: Founders". foundersofhartford.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
Preceded by
Matthew Canfield
Deputy of the
General Court
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1657–May 1658
Succeeded by
Richard Olmsted