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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 W. MOORE, farmer, section 15, post-office Golden City, was born in Lawrence county, Mo., April 4, 1851. He is the son of G. H. and A. J. Moore, natives of Tennessee, who moved to Lawrence county at an early day, and were among the first settlers of that county engaged in farming and stock-raising. His father enlisted in the Missouri State Militia and served through the war, and is now living on his old homestead in Lawrence county, where he is well-known and universally respected. He had seven children, our subject being the second child. Mr. G. W. Moore was married Feb. 1, 1874, to Miss Mary E. Wilson, who was born March 5, 1854, and is the daughter of Abner and Nancy Wilson, natives of Alabama, and Tennessee. Mrs. Moore was the youngest of four children; she is a lady of culture and refinement. In 1880 Mr. Moore bought and moved on his present farm of 160 acres, which is considered one of the best farms in the county. There is a good dwelling-house, large pond, and fine orchard on the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Moore is a ruling elder in the church, and takes a very prominent part in the Sunday-school. He is a good farmer and neighbor, and is highly respected in the community.

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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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