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date: 25 February 2021

Moore, Alfredlocked

(21 May 1755–15 October 1810)
  • Thomas C. Parramore

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Moore, Alfred (21 May 1755–15 October 1810), Revolutionary officer, attorney general of North Carolina, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in New Hanover County, North Carolina, the son of Maurice Moore, a judge, and Anne Grange Moore. In 1764 Judge Maurice Moore, who was among the principal leaders of the Cape Fear River country, sent his son to Boston for his education. Prior to the outbreak of the Revolution, Alfred returned home and read law with his father. He won his license to practice law in April 1775 and on 1 September married Susanna Elizabeth Eagles of Brunswick County; they had two children....

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