Jeremiah Moore - Vienna, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 53.128 W 077° 16.268
18S E 303011 N 4306518
Quick Description: Located within a white walled graveyard on the north side Tapawingo Road SW.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2021 10:40:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM1487K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 2

Long Description:
Street parking is available and right next to the graveyard where Jeremiah Moore is buried. There is a wall that goes around the whole grave site, if you go over the wall please be respectful. His grave marker is one of 4 and the only military one as well as being marked with the SAR marker. It is hard to read the marker but is still legible.

Marker Text:

Corp VA INP.
Rev War
February 23, 1815

The following is taken from Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution:

If the services of Jeremiah Moore were limited to the military sphere, there would be little for us to say today. Moore received a certificate for L44 s8 pay as a corporal on 12 June 1782. His name is recorded in a register of abstracts of certificates issued at the Auditor’s Office to soldiers of Virginia Continental Line. The certificate does not record his company or regiment, or when he served. The extant muster and pay rolls of particular units of the Virginia Line do not bear his name. We do not know in what battles, if any, he fought. All we know is that he was a Virginia Continental corporal.

Moore's service in the cause of the American Revolution went well beyond serving in the army, however. His role in establishing certain principles of our government was far more important than for his exploits with a musket. In this second year of the three year bicentennial of the Bill of Rights, it is especially fitting that we should honor Jeremiah Moore.

Jeremiah Moore was born in Stafford Co., Virginia on 7 June 1746. The names of his parents are not known with certainty, although it is believed that he was the son of William Moore. He received a sound education, and had an unusually strong interest in religious matters. At an early age he became a lay reader in the Episcopal Church. When in his mid-twenties he heard a Baptist Elder, the Reverend David Thomas, preach. Moore was moved to join the Champawamsick Baptist Church in Prince William County. David Thomas said to a friend when he baptized Moore in 1772, “I think I have this day baptized a preacher.

This change is religious affiliation was a no small matter. It caused the estrangement of Moore from many of his former friends and according to one of his sons, even from his parents. William Fristoe, one of Moore’s colleagues at Champawamsick and himself destined to become a Baptist minister, wrote, Violent opposition to the preaching of the Gospel appeared here, and worship was sometimes prevented by enemies of the same....” At one point Moore was seized by a mob led by two magistrates.

Location type: Section of a Cemetery/Mass Grave

Date of Birth: 7 June 1946

Date of Death: 23 February 1815

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Jeremiah Moore Virginia Corp VA INP. Rev War February 23, 1815


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