William Moran is my 4th great-grandfather. When his good friend, Captain John Hancock Linton moved from Loudoun County, Virginia, to Washington County, Kentucky, in 1816, he came with him.
William was born in Charles County, Maryland, February 17, 1775, the son of William Moran and Mary Rebecca Barber. He married Mary Barber, a cousin, in 1795. They had at least 2 children: Elizabeth Lyon and Ann Rebecca Moran. Mary Barber Moran died shortly after Ann Rebecca’s birth – possibly from childbirth, or complications thereof.
For his second wife William married Captain John’s daughter, Susan Linton, March 5, 1812. The couple had 7 children: Charles Fenton, Henry E., John Myvert, Young William, Linton Lewis, Martha and Susan Linton Moran. William died intestate, January 3, 1838. He is buried in the Linton cemetery on Highway 555 in Washington County. In his division of slaves, all the children are listed except Linton Lewis Moran. I can’t understand why he is not listed; he is still living with his mother in the 1850 Washington County census.
Children and Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Lyon Moran (my 3rd great-grandmother) married William Linton, son of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason, April 5, 1817 in Washington County. They had 7 children: Susan, Elizabeth Jane, Edward Edwards (my 2nd great-grandfather), Bushrod, Margaret, George Mason and Mary Rebecca Linton.
Ann Rebecca Moran married John L. Keene, son of Richard Keene and Elizabeth Rebecca Linton, January 12, 1833, in Washington County. They had 5 children: Emily, Richard, Susan, Martha and John Keene.
Charles Fenton Moran married Mary. They had 4 children: Margaret, Joseph, Thomas and Franklin Moran.
Henry E. Moran married Nancy Brown May 15, 1837, in Washington County. They had 5 children: Susan C., Charles F., William Henry, John Linton and Martha Jane Moran.
John Myvert Moran married Mary Mildred Mudd, daughter of Horatio Mudd and Martha Linton, February 2, 1846, in Washington County. They had 3 children: William, Frances C. and Francis E. Moran.
Young William Moran married Susan Hancock Linton, daughter of Lewis Linton and Sarah Janes, October 14, 1844, in Washington County. They had 5 children: Susan M., Martha J., John H., Charles L. and Ann Catherine Moran.
Linton Lewis Moran married Sarah J. Rawlings. They had 3 children: James L., William Franklin and Susan Margaret Moran.
Martha Moran married Pendleton Pursell December 18, 1847, in Washington County. They had 3 children: John, Linton and Laura Corilla Pursell.
Susan Linton Moran married Richard Keene, son of Richard Keene and Elizabeth Rebecca Linton, January 21, 1840, in Washington County. They had 9 children: Mattie E., Susan Mary, Charles W., Laetitia Ann, James Francis, Richard Milton, Henry B., Bruce and R. Bruce Keene.
Many of William and Susan’s children moved to Missouri – as did other members of the extended Linton/Moran family – off to seek their fortunes with new lands and open spaces. I would love to have more stories of how their lives were changed, how they prospered, how they spent the rest of their lives.