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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence 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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Jesse A. Moore, a well-known and respected citizen of Independence County, is a native of Jefferson County, Tenn., where he was born February 7, 1840. His father, I. W. R. Moore, was also born in the same county and State in the year 1808. It was there he met and married Miss Julia Moore, of Hawkins County, Tenn., whose parents, Hugh and Sarah Moore, of Virginia, had first settled in that place shortly after marriage, and some years later moved to Jefferson County. This happy marriage was productive of seven children, three sons and four daughters: George L., a resident of New Orleans; Hugh L., who married Miss Eliza Dickson, of Hawkins County, Tenn.; Mary, wife of John Coke, of Tennessee; Martha R., wife of Matterson Love, a native of North Carolina; Julia Ann, who married Lucian Welch, of North Carolina; Sarah, not married — now residing in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jesse A., who, like his father, married a Moore, the lady being Miss Elizabeth Moore, of Arkansas. This union gave Mr. Moore and his wife three boys and two girls, of whom three children are still living: Jessamie, Malcolm and Ernest. By industry, economy and good management Mr. Moore has accumulated quite a snug competence. He owns about 400 acres of land, and has 200 acres under cultivation, besides possessing ten town lots in a valuable portion of Moorefield. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has held the office of Worshipful Master for four years, and was also elected a member of the legislature in 1873, but through some political chicanery Mr. Moore was not allowed to take his seat in that body that year. In 1885, however, he was elected and served in the legislature, and also has charge of the post office at Moorefield. His wife is a regular attendant of the Methodist Church, and a devout Christian lady.

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This family biography is one of 158 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Independence County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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