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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Jefferson 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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Charles F. Moore, one of Williamette’s successful and promising merchants, was born near Hot Springs, in 1861. His grandfather was Robert I. Moore, a merchant of Nashville, who died at an advanced age. His father was James H. Moore, a native of Nashville, who came to Arkansas about 1844, and settled at Arkansas Post, where he married in 1851, remaining until his death, at the age of sixty years, in 1885. He was one of the leading men of the country, and at the time of his demise held an official appointment in the agricultural department. He was active in politics, a Mason, and a member of the Episcopal Church. During the war he served in the Confederate army as colonel, and in 1863 went to Texas in the quartermaster’s department; continuing in service until the close of the war, when he returned to his farm. His wife was formerly Miss Adelaide J. Farrelly, a native of Arkansas, and a daughter of Terrence Farrelly, of Ireland, originally, who came to the United States early in the nineteenth century. He was a lawyer, and became located in the Territory of Louisiana, but later moved to Arkansas Post, where he became a prominent citizen. He was also a planter, and the first sheriff of Arkansas County, well deserving his reputation as one of the county’s leading men. He had a family of six children, two of whom are now living: Charles C. and Eliza E. Longtree, of Little Rock. In Mr. Moore’s family were seven children, four of whom are living: Sallie E. Austin (of Pendleton, Ark.), Mary M. Brooks (of Brooks, Ky.), Fannie G. Pendleton (of Douglas, Ark.), and Charles F. The mother died when Charles was a small boy. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The subject of this sketch was reared in Arkansas County, attending school at St. Mary’s College, in Marion, Ky., and graduating in 1879 in the scientific and commercial departments. He is a civil engineer by profession, and so well qualified for the position was he that he held the office of county surveyor of Arkansas County from 1880 to 1886. He is now engaged in general merchandise business at Williamette, in partnership with L. Sullivan. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and a young man of enterprise and worth.

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This family biography is one of 136 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Jefferson County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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