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Below is a family biography included in The History of Sebastian 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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George W. Moore, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Giles County, Tenn., in 832, his parents being John and Lavinia (Kincaid) Moore, who were born in Georgia in 1798 and Tennessee in 1796, respectively. They were married in Maury County, Tenn., and, after two years’ residence in Indiana, went to Giles County, Tenn. In 1859 Mr. Moore removed to Lawrence County, of that State, where the father died in 1865. Mrs. Moore died in Giles County in 1846. Mr. Moore was of Irish descent, and lost his father when a boy in Georgia. He afterward accompanied his mother to Tennessee, where he learned the blacksmith’s trade and engaged in farming. He was twice married. The maternal grandfather of our subject, David Kincaid, was born in Pennsylvania, and when young went to Giles County, Tenn., where he passed the remainder of his life. George W. Moore is the fifth of a family of eight children. He lived upon a farm during his boyhood, and received a common-school education. Upon attaining his majority he began life for himself by clerking. He worked the first year for $75, the second for $200, and the third year he received $300. He then established himself in business at Mooresville, Marshall Co., Tenn., and remained there until the war, when he sold out and enlisted in Company E, Fifty-third Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, in which he served until discharged in June, 1865, at Johnson’s Island, on Lake Erie. He enlisted as a private, but in September, 1862, was made first lieutenant, which position he held until the close of the war. He was captured at Fort Donelson during his first engagement, and for several months was held a prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio. He was then exchanged at Vicksburg, and in September, 1862, rejoined his company. After participating in the fights at Jackson, Miss., Mission Ridge and New Hope he was captured again, after an all-night struggle. He was then imprisoned at Johnson’s Island one year, or until the close of the war. Returning to Marshall County, Tenn., he was, in 1868, married in Madison County to Sarah, daughter of Lieut. Col. Timothy P. and Catherine Jones, who were formerly from North Carolina. Mrs. Moore was born in Madison County, Tenn., where her mother died. After the war Mr. Moore again engaged in business at Culleoka, Maury Co., Tenn. He remained there until 1872, and then farmed in Jackson County upon land settled by Mrs. Moore’s grandfather many years before. In 1880 he came to Fort Smith, and for two and a half years kept a grocery store, since which time he has farmed with success. He is an active and enterprising citizen, and owns a farm of 120 acres, ninety-five acres being under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have had eight children, six of whom are living. Two of these belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as do their parents. Mr. Moore cast his first presidential vote for Buchanan, in 1856, and is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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This family biography is one of 217 biographies included in The History of Sebastian County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Sebastian County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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