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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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GEORGE C. MOOSE, farmer, post-office Avilla, is a native of North Carolina, born April 30, 1840. He was there reared to man’s estate, and acquired a common school education. After the presidential campaign in 1860 political feeling run to such heat that our subject and all his relatives, being strongly in favor of the perpetuity of the union of the states, left the old North State and came to Jasper county, Mo., locating on the White Oak in McDonald township, since which time he has been a citizen of the county as a soldier and a civilian. At the organization of the state troops he joined Captain Stemmons’s company of the Seventy-sixth Regiment E. M. M. He served in that command in all their experience in southwest Missouri. In Jan., 1864, he enlisted in Battery I, Second Missouri Light Artillery, going into active service, and participated in the battles of Pilot Knob, Franklin, and Nashville. He was promoted to the rank of corporal and mustered out Aug. 5, 1865. He returned to Jasper county and on Oct. 28th of the following year was married to Miss Gerdenna Petty, a native of Missouri. She died July 1, 1871, leaving one child, Mattie A. He was again married April 12, 1872, to Miss Mary Jane Fishburn, a native of Missouri. Mr. Moose is well and favorably known to many of the residents of Jasper and adjoining counties. He has been a farmer his entire life, and takes quite an interest in handling stock. He is at present engaged as overseer on the stock farm of Captain T. J. Stemmons.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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