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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Union 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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George W. Moore is a merchant of Three Creeks, Ark., and for the past twenty-four years has ably represented this calling in Union County. He was born in Perry County, Ala., January 22, 1842, being the second of twelve children born to W. G. and Susan F. (Brown) Moore, who were born in Alabama, and moved to Union County, in 1848, where they settled permanently. The father, although not an active politician, usually voted the Democratic ticket, and socially was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He became quite wealthy, and died about 1864, at the age of fifty years, an earnest member of the Missionary Baptist Church. His son, George W., was reared to manhood in Union County, receiving the advantages of the common schools, and at the age of twenty-four years he commenced doing for himself, opening a mercantile establishment, which calling has since received his attention. His stock is valued at about $6,000, and his annual sales amount to about $10,000, and by the successful management of his business he has become the owner of about 3,000 acres of land, 2,000 being in Arkansas and 1,000 in Texas, 500 being under cultivation, which he rents at about $3 per acre, and a beautiful residence in Dallas, Tex., worth $10,000. He is a married man, his wife being Miss I. K. Godley, whom he married in 1862, a daughter of J. L. Godley, of Louisiana, and to them five children have been born, four now living: Mattie, Georgia B., Julius S. and Lucile. Mr. Moore served as a private in Company G. Third Arkansas Regiment, enlisting in 1861, and was on active duty until the close of the war, taking part in the battles of Chickamauga, Wilderness, Gettysburg and the engagements around Richmond. Mr. Moore is a Democrat, and since 1864 has been a member of the A. F. & A. M., and since 1860 an earnest and consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 84 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Union County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Union County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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