News: Franklin H. Moore, Jr. (IV), aged 83, passed peacefully on February 3, 2018 at Port Huron Hospital under hospice care after a short stay. See more on his life.
Welcome to FrankMoore.com, a site that traces the history of a direct lineage of six generations of Franklin Moore’s. While Frank Moore is a fairly common name, this site focuses on six, most of whom lived in St. Clair, Michigan, a small town about 50 miles north of Detroit.
The first Frank Moore was born in 1845 and the sixth in 1993. Two of them are living in Ann Arbor, Michigan today. Though some are Seniors and Juniors, the middle names have changed over the generations, so they aren’t officially I through VI, but we’ll refer to them like that in this site.
The first Franklin Moore was born to Rueben Moore, who was married to Margaret Riddle in 1831. Franklin was born in 1845, their second son. The first, Charles Freeman Moore, was born in 1842. We’ll follow the Charles Moore family through the years here, too, as the two families have stayed close for the past 170 years. In fact, the youngest generation Franklin Moore (VI) was babysat by Lindsay Moore, the great, great granddaughter of Charles Freeman Moore while she was a student at the University of Michigan.
See the Franklin Moore Family Tree click Descendents button
Thanks to Peg Roll, family historian and sister of Frank Moore IV, for many of the photos and content on the site.