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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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FOSTER D. MOORE was born August 9, 1841, in McNairy County. Tenn., and is the second of nine children, of Alfred and Louisa Moore. His father was born in 1804 in Randolph County, N. C. and was of Irish descent. Robert Moore, grandfather of subject, was a farmer and served as a soldier in the Revolution. Subject’s mother was born in 1817 in Maury County, Tenn., and was of Scotch descent. Her father, John Beaty, was a cabinet-maker, and was in the battle of New Orleans. The father of subject was a merchant and Foster D. was reared in the town, where he received a good education. He attended West Tennessee College one year, also was one year at Bethel College, and one year at Purdy College. He served in the State militia of Tennessee for four years previous to the breaking out of the war, and at the call for State troops, May 4, 1861, was elected second lieutenant. He participated in the battles of Shiloh and Belmont, and three weeks after the former fight, was captured by Col. Ingersoll’s regiment, while at home. He was subsequently paroled from Gen. Halleck’s headquarters. He was afterward sent to Columbus, Ohio, and thence to Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie. In September, 1862, he was exchanged at Vicksburg, and receiving a sixty days’ furlough came home. He subsequently joined Newsome’s regiment, which participated in the battles of Hatchie River, Summerville, Fayette Station, Okalona, Paducah, Fort Pillow, Brice’s Cross Roads and Hurricane Creek. He was captured in March, 1865, and confined in Camp Chase until June, 1865, when he took the oath of allegiance and came home. Since the war he has followed railroad business exclusively. He was married December 29, 1862, to Miss Mollie Johnson, of Purdy, Tenn., daughter of Milton H. and America (Thomas) Johnson. This lady died in April, 1866; she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the time of her death.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton 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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