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John Moore

John Moore was born in New Jersey in 1738, married Dinah Pettit, and had ten children. He owned land on Jenny Jump Mountain and was a hatter by trade, both manufacturing and selling felt hats. When war broke out, he participated by hiding British supporters and sending troops to front-line. He was imprisoned at Log Gaol after which the family left for Canada. At Mill Seat Tract he hired a bateau to take his family to Niagara; however, when he returned he found that his wagons, cattle, slaves, and possessions were gone. He settled in Grimsby where he was very active in civic life, infrastructure building and church activities. He died in 1803 and is buried at St.Andrews Church in Grimsby.

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