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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  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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ANDREW NEWTON MOORE. The worthy subject of this sketch was born June 2, 1840, on the family homestead, where he now resides, in Todd County, Ky. His father, John Moore, was born in 1799, in Augusta County, Va.; after the death of his wife, removed to Tennessee, remained there one year, and then came to Todd County, Ky., about 1808, where he died in 1882. He was the son of David Moore, Jr., a Virginian, who purchased this tract of land in 1804, and died here in 1826, at the age of sixty-two years. David, Jr.’s wife was Jennie McClung. David, Jr., was the son of David, Sr., whose wife was Miss Evans. David, Sr.’s, father was Andrew Moore, who went from Scotland to Ireland, and thence to America. His wife was Miss Baxter. Subject’s mother, Narcissa, daughter of Ransom, and Sarah (Foster) Tinsley, died in 1876, at the age of sixty-seven years. Her union with John Moore was blessed with the following-named children: Sarah J. (Chiles), David T., Andrew N., William D., Samuel T. and Mattie V. Mr. Andrew N. Moore obtained a good education, at select schools, and at Bethel College; is a man of extensive reading in standard books, and current literature. He was married March 24, 1864, to Miss Sallie F., daughter of James and Nancy (Pendleton) Grady, of Todd County, Ky., and from this union sprang: M. Jennie, born August 29, 1866 (deceased); William N., August 10, 1868; Nannie G., July 18, 1870 (deceased); Lucy May, January 21, 1872, and Johnnie, June 4, 1874 (deceased). Mr. Moore is by vocation a farmer, owning about 600 acres of valuable and productive land in a high state of cultivation, and in fine condition. On the place are numerous living springs, and each plat of ground is arranged with such forethought and skill that stock may have access to pure water, from any one field, during the pasturing season. Spring Creek also passes through the place, which greatly enhances its value. Mr. Moore is living for his children, and takes a commendable interest in their education and advancement. He is a member of the Grange; also of the Baptist Church, and is identified with the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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