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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Hezekiah W. Moore, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Gwinnett County, Ga., October 29, 1831, and is a son of Isham and Charlotte (Bennett) Moore, natives of North Carolina and Georgia, respectively. The father devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits, and accompanied his son to Arkansas, where he died February 18, 1873. Our subject grew to manhood in Georgia, working upon the farm, and October 15, 1852, married Susan Cofield, who was a native of the same county as himself. They then farmed in Walker County, Ga., until the war, with the exception of one year spent in Alabama. In 1862 Mr. Moore enlisted in the Third Georgia Regiment under Col. Estes. He served until the close of the war, two years as third lieutenant, and was paroled at Kingston, Ga., in May, 1865. He was in the fights at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Philadelphia, Tenn., and Chickamauga, and at New Hope Church received a flesh wound, which disabled him from further service. After the war he farmed in Georgia until 1869, and then purchased his present farm in Franklin County, Ark., where he has since resided. He first bought but eight acres, and now owns 160, ten of which he has under cultivation. His orchard contains about 200 fruit trees of different varieties. Mr. Moore lost his first wife in November, 1859, and in 1862 he was married in Georgia to Melissa Pear, a native of that State. By his first wife he had four children, all of whom are married and have families, viz.: Mary J., wife of A. Pace; C. C., wife of William Jackman; N. M., married, and S. I., also married. By his last wife he has three children: W. W., T. W., and J. W. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and the former is a Master Mason.

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This family biography is one of 163 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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