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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada 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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William E. Moore, one of the leading citizens of Nevada County, and a resident of Redland Township, was born in Marion County, Ala., June 2, 1853, a son of Andrew J. and Mary (Wimpe) Moore, natives of Georgia and Tennessee, respectively. They were married in Georgia and moved from there to McMinn County, Tenn., thence to Alabama, and when the subject of this sketch was seven years of age they moved to Arkansas, where they both died four years later, the father at the age of fifty-two and the mother fifty years. They were both church members, he worshiping with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and she with the Primitive Baptist. The father was quite successful in life, most of the time being engaged in farming; he was also an overseer, and as he was one of the most practical men in that county, always commanded a good salary. In his political views he affiliated with the Democratic party. There were born to his marriage thirteen children, seven now living. The subject of this sketch was the eleventh child, and is the youngest now living. At his parents’ death he lived with his brothers and sisters until he had reached his eighteenth year, when he began life for himself by engaging in agricultural pursuits, in which he has ever since successfully continued. He now owns 220 acres of land, with 135 under an excellent state of cultivation. He moved to this county from Ouachita County in 1884, locating on this land, which was then in the woods. January 4, 1878, he wedded Miss Ida, daughter of Eskridge Robaon, also an orphan, her parents having died when she was six years of age. The fruits of this union have been five children, viz.: Olive L., Dela and Estelle (living), and George Milton and Cora Frances (dead). Both Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Moore is a member of the Alliance. Politically, he belongs to the Union Labor party. He has recently purchased a steam gin and mill, which he will operate.

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This family biography is one of 96 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Nevada County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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