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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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JOSEPH L. MOORE, cashier Farmers’ and Drovers’ Bank. Major Moore was born in 1842 in Washington county, Pennsylvania. His parents were natives of the same state. His mother is now a resident of Carthage. He was reared and educated in his native state. In 1862 he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Infantry, serving two and a half years. At the battle of Gettysburg he was taken prisoner and was confined at Belle Island three months. After his release he was commissioned captain, afterwards major, serving until the close of the war. In 1867 he came to Johnson county, Missouri, where he engaged in farming until 1870 when he came to Carthage and engaged in the lumber business until 1875, when he was chosen cashier of the Carthage Foundry and Machine Company. In 1877 he was chosen cashier of the Farmers and Drovers’ Bank of Carthage, but only devoted a portion of his time to the bank until 1880, when he sold his interest in the foundry and has since devoted his time to banking. Major Moore was married in 1877 to Miss Lydia McCluney of St. Louis. She died in 1878. Major Moore is among the foremost business men of Carthage, and is always interested in work of a public nature and for the general good. He is a gentleman and a highly esteemed citizen. His genial, generous disposition and his many deeds of kindness will be ever remembered, and his unquestioned business ability and integrity make him a moral force for good 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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