You miht want to consider the Mohr spelling also. That spelling was quite
prominant in Columbia and Dutchess Counties. There were a couple of hundred
Mohr marriages there between 1637 and 1916. I could only find one Nicholas,
however and that was in 1854.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Lester Collins" <tomcollins(a)tds.net>
To: "NY Columbia" <NYCOLUMB(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 11:10
Subject: [NYCOLUMB] Nicholus MOIR of 1790 Columbia County
I'm new to this list, so don't know yet how many good people are on it.
I'm doing family research for a friend who along with her one brother
were turned over to the minister to find a home for them shortly after her
The parents divorced around 1947 and these people have been searching
for years to find their roots. My 11 years of intensive research
my family tree, now it's time to help someone else. My ancestors were
from Greene, Madison, Otsego, and Westchester Counties, but I'm not
familiar with Columbia County, and could gladly use any help with it.
Their maternal line has come back to Columbia County, and the MOIR
family who resided there in 1790 and 1800. This is a very tough family to
research, as the surname is probably of Scotland, and very little is
Nicholas MOIR appears to have been born 1750 NY (AGBI), and in 1790
resided in Columbia County. I can only find four children for him...
Garrett, Anthony, and Catherine. Possibly his wife was named Catherine,
but right now that is only a guess. After 1790 they often went by MOYER
Nicholas apparently died before 1800, the three boys resided in
Nicholas's wife and Catherine appear to be living with Garrett. By 1810
Nicholas's wife appears to have died, and the boys move to other counties.
I've tried every source I can think of to find a marriage record for
name of spouse, and parentage... zero! Maybe the last hope is local Town
or County History.
Does anyone have a knowledge of this family, or suggestions on how to
proceed. Thank you kindly for any help.