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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Albert A. Moore, one of the representative farmers and stock raisers of Prairie Township, Township 16, Range 29, is the son of Thomas and Eliza (Wilson) Moore, both natives of Kentucky, born in 1791 and 1810 respectively. The father was of Irish descent, and was engaged for many years in running a flat-boat down the Green, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. His health being affected by the river life, he abandoned that business, and moved to the mountains of Arkansas, locating in Prairie Township, Township 16, Range 29, in 1829, and here built the third log cabin, near the three forks of White River. The mother was a member of the Christian Church, and the father was a strong Whig in his political views. He died in 1853, and she in 1866. In their family were thirteen children, eight sons and five daughters, six now living. Albert A. was the seventh child born to his parents, his birth occurring in Prairie Township, Township 16, Range 29, Washington Co., Ark., March 17, 1838. Like the average country boy he was assisted his father on the farm, and received a rather limited education in the common schools, though this he has improved to a great extent by general reading. September 23, 1855, when not yet quite eighteen years of age, he married Miss Martha L. Martin, who was born in Kentucky, September 22, 1835, but who was reared in Missouri. Nine children were the result of this union: Americus R., David W., Thomas G., Mary A., Peter L., Jesse F., Mark W., and Amanda E. The eldest child died in infancy, and unnamed. Mr. Moore is giving his children good educational advantages, and one of his sons, David W., is a minister in the Christian Church. He and wife are members of the same church, as are all the children, with the exception of one. During the war Mr. Moore served about four months in the Confederate army. He is a Republican in politics, and has been solicited several times to run for office, even for representative, but he, so far, has attended strictly to his farming interests. He is a Mason, and is the owner of 249 acres of land.

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