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Below is a family biography included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Robert Moore, a produce and grocery merchant of Cuba, is a native of Crawford County, and was born March 3, 1835. He is the eldest of the four children of Ezekiel and Sarah (Morris) Moore. He was reared on a farm and received a limited education from the common schools of his native county, beginning work for himself when about twenty years of age. In 1855 he was married to Mary, daughter of William Brittain. Two sons were born to this union, both of whom died in early childhood. In 1862 Mr. Moore enlisted in the Confederate army, Company B, Eighth. Missouri Infantry, under Capt. Pinnell, and served about eight months, participating in the battle of Parma Grove, Ark.; he was taken prisoner a short time afterward at his home, and confined at Fort Wyman, Rolla, Mo., being released February 1, 1863, under a bond not to take up arms again. After the war he was engaged in furnishing the ‘Frisco Railroad with wood and ties until 1866, and then was employed as a clerk in the general store of Green & Smith. He next, in partnership with George Jackson, under the firm name of Moore & Jackson, opened a general store in Cuba, subsequently selling his interest to his partner. He was then engaged with Newman, Moore & Co., and still later, merchandised at Wilson's Mills. He is now doing a prosperous business in his line in Cuba, and belongs to the A. O. U. W. Mrs. Moore is a worthy member of the Baptist Church, and the family is a highly respected one in the community in which they live. He is a Democrat in politics.

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This family biography is one of 117 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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