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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  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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MOORE, THOMAS, far., Sec. 9; P. O. Vincennes; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1836; his parents, James and Rebecca Moore, came to Lee Co. in 1849, and purchased the farm now owned by Thomas, in 1855; Mr. James Moore died in 1867; his wife died in 1871. Thomas Moore married, in 1866, Jane Mathews, a daughter of Paul and Nancy Mathews, who came to Lee Co., from Pennsylvania, in 1851; Mr. Moore has four children — Nancy F., Katie, Fred L. and Paul M.; he enlisted in January, 1862, in 2d Mo. Cav.; was promoted to Second, then to First Lieutenancy; the 2d Mo., with other veterans, were transferred to the 13th Mo. Cav.; after the close of the war, they were placed on frontier duty; discharged in May, 1866.

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