William Moran – Charles County, Maryland, to Loudoun County, Virginia, to Washington County, Kentucky

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.

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  1. Reviewing the William Moran data, I was so glad to see the reference to Martha who married in 1847. I noticed that Martha’s husband is listed as Pursell Pendleton. His first name is actually Pendleton and his last name is Pursell. Also, I noticed that you do not have their children listed. Both Pendleton and Martha died by the mid 1850’s and their children were orphanced and taken in by relatives, i.e., Linton Lewis Moran and Montgomery families. The children of Pendleton and Martha Moran Pursell are John, Linton and Laura Corilla. My husband descends through Laura Corilla who married Ed Borders. They are buried in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Lebanon KY.

    Thank you for all the wonderful family information. I hope this information is helpful to your files.

    • Thank you for the corrections! I have changed the post, plus my records! I did want to verify that the last name is spelled Pursell rather than Purcell. St. Augustine was my home parish when I was young. I attended school there first through fifth grade!

      • Thursday I was at the history center in Frankfort, Kentucky, and found a book on Thomas Allin and his descendants. William, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Jouett Allin was born April 9, 1791, in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky; died 1834, in Chariton County, Missouri; married 1819, Elizabeth Hooe. Children, born in Harrodsburg, Benjamin Allin, Thomas Hooe Allin, born March 12, 1821, and John Hooe Allin, born September 24, 1826. I hope this info helps!

      • I have seen Pendleton and Martha’s last name written both ways so I am not sure which is actually correct. Thank you again so much for all you do for family history. This is a wonderful site!

    • Shannon, I too am a descendent of Laura Corilla.Laura was my mothers great grandmother. My mother is still alive and has amazing stories about the family. I would love to talk to you about any info you may have.

  2. Could not see what I was typing. Did not know William had 2 wives. After Rev. War Wm. and family went to Loudoun County From there William must have gone with son Edward to KY. Will look up more children’s names.

  3. I am the 2nd great granddaughter of John Mivert Moran & Mary Mildred Mudd, I need to put in a correction on her parents; they were: her father- James Henry Mudd, born 25 Nov 1799, Kentucky, he died 6 Nov 1889, Lincoln County, Missouri, and her mother-Elizabeth Janes, born 18 May 1807, Kentucky, she died 24 Feb 1865, Lincoln County, Missouri. (Their son “Frank” Francis E. Moran is my great Grandfather)

    • This is what I have as well, I’m the 3rd great grandson of John Mivert and Mary Mildred. I have the rest of the lineage through the Moran name up to me at this point. Does anyone know where the location of William Moran’s tombstone is? I see the picture on this page, but no location.

      • Alex, William Moran is buried in the small Linton family graveyard located on Hwy 555 in Washington County. The cemetery is a few miles north of Springfield, on the left side of the road. There is now a church beside the cemetery – they keep it beautifully trimmed. William Moran is my 4th great-grandfather. He and his first wife, Mary Barber, are the parents of Elizabeth Lyon Moran who married William Linton – they are my third great-grandparents. After the death of Mary Barber Moran, William married Susan Linton, brother of William and daughter of Captain John Hancock Linton, who is also buried in this cemetery, as are Elizabeth and William Linton.

  4. William Moran Sr/Rebecca Barbour in my lineage as well via John Myvert/Mary Edwards Moran – Thomas/Mary Ann Beckham Moran – Francis Asbury/Nancy Evans Moran – Charles Freemont/Edith Arstella Peters Moran – their daughter Mary Glendola Moran is my grandmother. I am challenged to find anything regarding John Myvert Moran (who died instestate) and his son, Thomas (who died in Licking County Ohio). I did find that Thomas was the Administrator of John Myvert Moran’s estate through various lawsuits e.g., Gustavan Moran and John Edwards, etal. Do any of you have any information about Thomas Moran? Thanks

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