It is unknown just how all the Moores who were in early Greene Co TN are related. We know Anthony's father was Thomas and it is assumed that the other male Moores who went there with Anthony are his brothers, cousins or nephews.
THOMAS MOORE married SARAH. They had three Sons
Thomas More Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA 1790
Thomas, Jur More Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA 1790
William More Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA 1790
HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTON CO PA - Shows that the Moores were Scots-Irish Presbyterians. (The name Britton mentioned in this article is the name of one of the families who migrated to Greene Co TN - Upper Mount Bethel is where many members of this family lived before going to TN)
NOTE: In 1765 a township was named after the Moore family - Moore Township, Northampton Co, PA
Among the names of the early settlers in Mount Bethel are, found those of
Nielson-now written Nelson-Buckman
Boyd, and others.
The next of the settlements in the county limits was also made of the same
element, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, under lead of Alexander Hunter, who
entered there in 1730, with a following of about thirty families. They
located at three different points, viz.: at Martins Creek, at Richmond, and
at Williamsburg, afterwards comprehended in the township of Mount Bethel.
The ancestors of the Moodys, the Brittons, Rays, Arrisons, Lyles, Deatzs 4
and the Moores, and of many other well known families in that section, were
among those pioneers. For a more full mention of these Presbyterian
settlements under Craig and Humer, and of the later events, occurring to,
and in the communities of which these were the germs, the reader is;
referred to the historical accounts; of the townships of Allen, Lower
and Upper Mount Bethel, and Washington, in another part of this volume.
1790 Census - Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA
Thomas More (1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 5 females)
Thomas More Jr (2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 2 females)
William More (3 males over 16, 5 females) - next door to Thomas More Jr
Forks, Northampton, PA:
Samuel More (4 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 8 females)
Alexander Moore Shamokin, Northampton, PA 1800 Census
The following Quaker document may or may not be related to this Moore family:
IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION INTO PENNSLVANIA
Robert Moore, of Ballmoney Meeting, and Jennet Miller, of Dunclady Meeting, County Autrim, were m. 6 Mo. 6, 1703, at the house of the Widow Henderson, in Dunclady. James Moore, of Ballymoney Meeting, and Susanna Forster, of Antrim Meeting, were m. 5 Mo. 7, 1714, in the town of Antrim. “David Moore and Mary Wilkisson both of Ballymony Meeting” were married “att ye house of James Moore near Ballymony ye 7th day of ye 4/mo 1715.” Joseph Moore, of Ballymoney and Mary Henderson, of Dunclady, were m. 3 Mo. 3, 1721, at the house of Katharine Henderson, in Dunclady. William Moore, son of James Moore, of Parish of Ballymoney, County Antrim, “Linnen Draper,” and Mary Gregg, daughter of George Gregg, of Parish of Termoneny, County Londonderry, farmer, were married 2 Mo. (Apr.) 14, 1737, at Toberhead. Signers to certificate were: William Holems Samson Brady William Gregg WILLIAM MOORE William Moore Lewes Raford Samson Moore MARY MOORE Andrew Spotswod John EVENS Mary Hancock George Gregg William Reeves John Downing Mary Richardson Thomas Gregg Jackson Clark Elizabeth Moore William Whitsitt Robert Clark James Moore John Moore Joseph Moore –Marriage Book of Ulster Quarterly Meeting, 40.
NOTE: It is not known if this Moore family was descended from Quakers however it appears that members of the Evans family and the Moore family were part of this Quaker record - members of both families were in Pennsylvania and Greene Co, Tennessee
Name: Thomas MOORE
Given Name: Thomas
Marriage 1 Mary UNKNOWN - SOME DATABASES SAY HER NAME WAS SARAH??
Anthony MOORE b: 1732
WILL ABSTRACTS OF BUCKS CO PA - Chesnut, Brittain and Stewart names are familiar.
2.275. William Chestnut, of Plumstead.
October 19, 1754. Proved January 24, 1755.
Wife Mary "good will of place I live on."
Children, John, William, and Margaret.
John Brittain and Thos. Moore, exrs.
Wit: Wm. Ramsey and Joseph Stewart.
Moores in early PA:
JOHN PETER MOORE PA Philadelphia County Philadelphia 1740
CONRADT MOORE PA Philadelphia County Philadelphia 1741
ADAM MOORE PA Philadelphia County Philadelphia 1743
PHILLIP HENDRICK MOORE PA Philadelphia County Philadelphia 1748
Name: John Moore
Date: 29 7 1784
Prove Date: 27 9 1784
Remarks: John Moore. of Phila. Blacksmith. 29 July 1784. 27 Sep 1784. Late wife Sarah. Children: John, Joseph, Ann and Mary Smallwood. Execs.: son in law Wm. Smallwood and Richard Whitehead. Q:550.
I don't know if this John Moore is related to Anthony Moore but I also found a will for an Anthony Moore who died in 1760.....notice the occupation is the same as the above John Moore and notice the name Evans - lots of those Greene Co and Laurel Co Moores married Evans.
Name: Anthony Moore
Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Date: 19 4 1754
Prove Date: 12 3 1760
Remarks: Anthony Moore. City of Philadelphia. Blacksmith. April 19, 1754. March 12, 1760. L.403. Children: Anthony, John, Jane, Rebecca. Exec: Anthony and John Moore, Jonathan Evans. (Note the Evans name - Evan Evans went to Greene Co TN with Anthony)
"Anthony Moore came to East Tennessee with his family in 1778. The latter, detained a year to raise a company to go through what was then called "The Wilderness," liked the country so well that he remained here, one of the earliest settlers of East Tennessee."
Goodspeed's History of Greene County -- 1887
Anthony Moore married Margaret Copeland and I also found a will for a Jonathan Copeland in the same town as the above Anthony Moore (Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA):
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819
Name: Jonathan Copeland
Date: 15 12 1768
Prove Date: 1 2 1769
Remarks: Robert Lloyd, Philadelphia Co. Hatter. 15 Dec 1768. 1 Feb 1769. Wife: Elizabeth Execs.: Elizabeth and father Thomas Tilbury. Children: Thomas, Samuel, Rees and Robert. O:322.
History Of Philadelphia 1609-1884 image 21 and 22
Freemen Admitted to the Rights of Citizenship
"Beginning with Apr 22, 1717 and ending May 27 in the same year, we have a list of the freemen admitted in a little over one month. We omit the sums paid. The usual amounts were five shillings sixpence and fifteen shillings sixpence. [Names of interest on the list: ANTHONY MOORE, blacksmith; Evan Owen "Tobaconess"; Thomas BULLOCK, Robt Owen, saddler; David EVANS, cordwainer; John EVANS, feltmaker; Walter Griffith, cordwainer; John Rakestraw, carter; Wm Rakestraw, carter; Thomas Owen, baker; Wm BRANSON, joiner; Thos Rakestraw, carter; THOMAS SMALLWOOD, shipwright; John Griffith, brickmaker - and many other names.
Also mentioned in this publication - WILLIAM PHILPOT