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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Jackson 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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John T. Moon, an enterprising farmer and stock raiser of Glass Township, Jackson County, was born in Washington County, Ark., in 1850, being the fourth in a family of eight children born to Leroy and Mary (Culp) Moon, natives of Alabama. In early life Leroy Moon was a school-teacher. He was married in Alabama, and, in 1848, located in Washington County, Ark., where he purchased a large farm, which he disposed of, and removed to Calhoun County, thence to Glass Township, Jackson County, in 1868, settling near where our subject now resides, where he died in November, 1880. He was Democratic in principle, and took an active part in politics in Washington and Calhoun Counties. The mother of our subject is still living, and resides near Swifton. John T. Moon remained at home until his father’s death, and commenced farming for himself on the old homestead. In 1880 he purchased 160 acres in Glass Township, which he partly cleared, adding 240 acres, so that his farm now contains 400 acres, of which seventy-five are under cultivation. He has made many improvements, having erected a good frame house and started a good orchard. He devotes considerable attention to stock raising, keeping good grades. In 1875 Mr. Moon married Julia Dozier, who was born in Greene County, Ark., and is a daughter of William Herndon and Mary Elizabeth (James) Dozier, natives of Kentucky. She is of French descent on the paternal side, and her grandfather, Zachariah Dozier, was an early settler of Louisville, which was his permanent home. The father of Mrs. Moon was a carpenter by trade, and removed from Greene County to Pocahontas, Randolph County, where he lived several years. He died in 1859, and his widow survived until August, 1887. Of the two children born to Mr. and Mrs. Moon only one is living, Joseph Leroy. Mr. Moon is a Democrat politically, and takes an active interest in matters pertaining to the welfare of his county, lending hearty and liberal support to all worthy public enterprises.

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