Moses Poor Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

17 June 2011 6:00 AM Posted by Brenda L.
Bunker Hill Day is observed on June 17th each year in parts of Massachusetts.  My fifth great grandfather, Moses Poor died at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.  He served under Captain Elisha Woodbury's Company in Colonel John Stark's regiment, the 1st New Hampshire.

There is a Bunker Hill Monument that was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill.  It can be found in Charlestown, Massachusetts.  Moses Poor's name is inscribed on this monument.


(Source:   Pay Roll of Captain Elisha Woodbury's Company..., Vol. XIV; p.53, August 1775; State Papers; New Hampshire State Papers Volume 1-40; Archives and Record Management, Concord, New Hampshire.)




The payroll of Captain Elisha Woodbury's Company lists Moses Poor and next to his name it says, killed June 17.  Other information provided includes:
  • Rank-Private
  • Time of Entry-April 23
  • Time in Service-2 months
  • Whole Wages-4
  • Number of Miles Travel-36.3
  • Coat and Blanket-1.16
  • Whole Amount-5.19
  • Wages Received-2
  • Coat and Blanket Received-1.16
  • Whole Stopages-3.16
  • Balance Paid by S. Hobart Esq.- (left blank)
Moses Poor was born 10 March 1743 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, the son of Enoch Poor and Bethiah West.  He married Hannah Sinclair (Santclare) on 31 March 1767.  He died at the age of 32.

6 Response to "Moses Poor Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill"

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I am so happy to have found your site. Moses Poor was my 4th great grandfather. His grandson Daniel Poor was my 2nd great grandfather, he move his family from New York to Cass County MI in 1840, his oldest son Charles Poor was already there. Daniel was married to Malinda Ingersol. They had 6 children, Charles, Simon (my great grandfather) Chauncey J Poor/Poore (his story is interesting)he was in the civil war, lived in Plainwell, MI and is buried there at the Hillside Cemetery, Jane,
    Alonzo & Loronzo (they may have been twins). I grew up in Cooper twp, Kalamazoo, MI. Pam

  2. Brenda Leyndyke Says:

    Thank you, Pam for sharing your family information. Maybe we will find more cousins!

  3. Daryl Maxwell Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! Moses is my 5th gg, Moses A my 4th, Samuel my 3rd, George B my 2nd, and Vida V. Poor Parker was my g-grandmother. My email is darylmax@me.com. I'd love to share information with cousins.

  4. Brenda Leyndyke Says:

    I am glad to meet you 'cousin' Daryl. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I sent you an email with some of my research. I hope I don't overwhelm you, but I thought it would be the easiest way to see what I have. I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Ryan Dougher Says:

    Hi Brenda,
    I've been doing some family research for my wife, and she is a descendant of Moses Poor. Thanks for the info in this post! Is there anything more on Moses Poor you might be able to share with me? My email is ryan [at] juniperweb.net Thanks!

  6. Brenda L. Says:

    Hi, Ryan, I guess you could say I am a cousin of your wife's. Moses is my fifth great grandfather. I sent you an email with the research I have in my files. I would love to see if you have any research I don't have. I look forward to hearing from you.

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