Licking County, Ohio, Family Sketches
An American Adventure
Moore - Jacob Moore was in Licking County by 1814, part of the Augusta County families that relocated to the area. He buried his young wife shortly after he arrived and married second Mary Dixon. Jacob was the brother of Rebecca Mohr, second wife of Adam Patterson. Jacob and Mary's son Van Rensselear Moore was a prominent member of the Licking community until his death in 1896.

Morey - Joseph Morey came to Granville around 1813, bringing the skills he learned as a stonemason in Rutland County, Vermont. The family relocated to Knox County by 1830. His brother Abraham Morey was in Licking before 1826, settling in the Homer area. Abraham's son William P. Morey moved his family to Auglaize County, Ohio, around 1837.

Patterson - Adam Patterson was a Licking County pioneer in 1810. It has been said that "he was obliged to cut his way through the timber from Utica, a distance of five or six miles." Adam raised a family of twelve children by three wives: Sophia Jones of Augusta County, Virginia; Rebecca Mohr, who came with Adam to Licking County; and Ann Crow, of another Licking County pioneer family. Many offspring remained in the area, including son Jurdon Patterson. Son Ephraim Patterson settled his family in Johnson County, Iowa. Daughter Rebecca Patterson married William P. Morey and moved to Auglaize County, Ohio.

Sillin - Strongly allied with the Pattersons while in Augusta County, Virginia, the Sillin family moved to Licking about the same time. While still in Augusta, John Sillin married Sally Patterson, a sister of Adam. Their son John P. Sillin married Hannah Patterson, the daughter of Adam Patterson and Rebecca Mohr; John and Hannah relocated to Auglaize County before 1840.