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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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JAMES H. MOORE, farmer and stock raiser, was born March 28, 1829, in Obion County, Tenn., and is the second of the twelve children (seven boys) born to Samuel and Abigail (Addams) Moore. The father was a son of John and Margaret (Ervin) Moore, of English and Irish origin, came from Virginia, and was in some of the Indian wars; the grandparents on the mother’s side were John and Margaret Addams, natives of Pennsylvania. John Addams was a farmer, of Irish descent, and was a Revolutionary soldier. The father and mother of our subject were respectively born in the counties of Nelson and Henry, Ky. They came to the Purchase in 1830, and settled near Mayfield, Graves County, where the father entered and improved lands; they came to Ballard County in 1840, remained a few years, and then returned to Graves County to educate their children; five or six years later they returned to Ballard County, where the father died in 1856. He was born in 1801; his wife was born in 1802, and died about ten days after her husband. James H. Moore lived with his parents till eighteen years of age, when he engaged in flat-boating down the Mississippi River, which he followed for about ten years, trading a part of the time. He located in Ballard County in 1861, where he resided on 200 acres of land, which he had improved. He has added to this till he now owns about 1,000 acres— about 400 acres cleared and in good condition, embellished with good buildings. Our subject is the architect of his own fortune, which he has accumulated mostly since the war. He was married in August, 1861, to Mrs. Sarah Haws, of Ballard County, a daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Boren) Crice, natives of Illinois, and of German descent. Six children have been born to this union: James H., Marshall, Thomas L., Creighton, William and Samuel. Mr. Moore is a Mason, and has been engaged in the pork business in Cairo, also in tobacco speculation, and is now the owner of one of the finest farms in the county.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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