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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Clark County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Atchiloas B. Moore, M. D., one of the prominent physicians of Clark County, practicing his profession at Gurdon, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., November 27, 1853. His father, Greenville Moore, was born in 1804, and when eight years of age helped to provide for the family, his father having been crippled in the War of 1812, in which he was a soldier. Greenville Moore married Mary E. Moore, also a native of Tennessee, a Christian woman and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as was her father before her. This union resulted in the birth of ten children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Atchiloas (the subject of this sketch), Mollie (now Mrs. Robert Joyner, and residing on a farm in Sumner County, Tenn.), George B. (a farmer of Sumner County, Tenn.), Anna (now in Montana), Sallie P. (wife of Ed. Logan, book keeper in the employ of the Arkadelphia Lumber Co., at Dalark, Ark.), Granville T. (a farmer of Sumner County, Tenn.). The father of the subject of this sketch was a very successful farmer, com- mencing life without means, and at his death, as the result of his energy, thrift and economy, was in good financial circumstances. He was a Union man, although he had no hard feelings against his neighbors who joined the Confederacy, and was a very heavy loser by the war. He died in Sumner County, Tenn., in 1875, in his seventy-first year. His widow is still living on the old homestead in Sumner County, at the age of fifty-five years. His father, Frank Moore, was one of the pioneers of Sumner County, and was in Nashville when there was but one log house in that now large city. He died in Tennessee. Young Atchiloas received his education in the schools of Sumner County, finishing at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. When he was twenty-one years of age he commenced the study of medicine under Dr. J. H. Joyner, of Sumner County. In 1876-77 and 1877-78 he attended lectures at Vanderbilt University, from which he was graduated in March, 1878. The same year he was in the city hospital at Nashville. In 1879 he commenced regular practice in Sumner County, where he remained until November, 1880, and then came to Curtis, Clark County, Ark. In October, 1884, he came to Gurdon and formed a partnership with W. J. McAlpin, in the practice of medicine and the drug business, and has since been very successful. He has also met with reverses, his store having been burned out twice. He and his partner have now finished a handsome brick business building, which they will soon move into, and will handle all things kept in a first-class drug store. They have an extensive and lucrative practice and are good physicians. On September 18, 1879, Dr. Moore was married to Miss Jessie E. Shaw, daughter of William and Mollie E. Shaw, of Sumner County, Tenn., also pioneers of Tennessee. The fruits of this union have been three children, viz.: Agnes Bertha, Clyde B. and Ethel May. The Doctor and wife are both members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he is a ruling elder. In secret societies the Doctor is a member of the K. of H. being a representative of Gurdon Lodge No. 3142. He was a charter member of Goodlettsville Lodge No. 366. In his political views he is a strong Democrat, and is one of the public-spirited citizens of Gurdon.

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