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C.A. Moore Receipt for Gold Mining Equipment May 27, 1831

Well I took six years off of working on the Logan Digital Archives Project. I know I’ve let a lot of you down by not posting the rest of the collection, and by simply not responding to your comments and emails on this blog. It’s been a hectic six years. I left my company to start a new job, had a second child, then went back to my company. Life is busy, but it’s a new year.

I started doing some reflecting on what it is that I love doing. If I can do anything in the world, what would I do? For me, that’s genealogy. I want to carve out more time this year to completing the Logan Project. It all starts with a fresh new look to the blog. I hope you like it.

So here it goes…

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C.A. Moore Receipt for Gold Mining Equipment May 27, 1831

Mr. John Logan Esqr to C.A. Moore [Jr?]

1831 May 27th
Work on gold mashine                     $1.50
Rounding mill wheel                              25
plank boxing 50[?] & shelves 50     1.00
2 Stack Locks   12                                     25
Loan of waggon after Roan                  50
1 [?] case                                                 2.50
cutting Table in C.H.                             50
1 pair [?] for the white horse              75
$7.25

The translation of this document was a rough one. It’s nowhere near perfection if you can assist. John Logan was getting into gold mining during this time period. I originally thought that C.A. Moore could be Charles Augustus Moore who was born 6 Sep 1791 in North Carolina and died 2 Sep 1873 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. He is buried at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Asheville. He was the son of the Revolutionary War veteran Captain William Hamilton Moore. Charles Augustus Moore was neither a Sr. or a Jr. though, so I am not sure he fits the bill unless the suffix in this note is Esq. and not Jr.

Captain William Hamilton Moore had a brother named Charles Moore that settled just across the border in SC in the Pinkney District, near where the Logan’s originally settled. This Charles Moore did indeed have a son named Charles Moore Jr, who was his tenth and last child. Perhaps these items were being sold before his big move to Alabama. He was father of the famous Alabama Governor Andrew Barry Moore, Charles Moore died on August 12, 1838, and was buried in the Fairview Church Cemetery. His wife, Jane Barry Moore, who was born in York District, SC, and who died on December 20, 1857, is buried by his side.

Please leave a comment below if you have additional information about C.A. Moore that you would like to share. I could also use some help correcting the transcription.

Charles Moore Jr. Sources:

Charles Augustus Moore Sources:

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. You are welcome to download them for personal use. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission. If you would like to start reading them from the first document, you can start here.

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