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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Perry 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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Alfred T. Moore. In this respected citizen Perry County has one of its most enterprising farmers and stockmen. He is a son of G. W. and Matilda (Bird) Moore, of Tennessee and Arkansas, respectively, the latter a daughter of Alfred H. Bird, one of the pioneers of Independence County, whose father was a soldier in the Mexican War. The father and mother were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents in 1858, and of the seven children born to them, Alfred T. was the oldest, and was born July 3, 1859. George W., Jr., and Alfred T. are the only two children living, the other five dying in infancy and early childhood. Alfred was educated at the subscription schools of his native State, and was trained to look upon farming as his future occupation in life. On December 21, 1882, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Ann Blythe, of Perry County, by whom he had four children, two of them yet living: Charity Bell (born October 24, 1883), John Alfred (born September 17, 1885). During his life Mr. Moore has been a model of energy, industry and enterprise, and now owns about 120 acres of valuable land, with some forty acres under cultivation. He was at one time a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, but withdrew from that church in 1884. In secret societies he is a member of Aplin Lodge No. 444, A. F. & A. M., at Aplin, Perry County, Ark., and in social and commercial life, he is a prominent figure and a leader. Mr. Moore is a good conversationalist and a man who has sound ideas upon any subject he cares to advance. He is held in high esteem by his fellow-citizens, and his many good qualities have made him a favorite with everyone.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Perry County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Perry County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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