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Below is a family biography included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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G. W. Moore is a native Missourian, having been born in Cooper County February 4, 1830, where his father had settled in 1818, about eight miles south of Boonville. Mr. G. W. Moore is the fifth child of twelve children, seven of whom survive at the present time. While in Cooper County he married Miss Lucy Allison, daughter of John Allison, of Moniteau County; they have had six children, two of whom survive at present: Mary (married Oren Devinna, of Morgan County, where he follows the occupation of a farmer; they have two children) and Joann (married to Amos Bechtel, of Morgan County, who now lives in Eldorado Springs, where he is engaged in the furniture business; they have five children, three boys and two girls). Our subject’s wife died in 1863, and Mr. Moore then wedded Miss Margaret Jones, by whom he is the father of seven children: Charles M. (now of the firm of Devinna & Moore, of Akinsville), Cora, George E., Thomas H., Delia, Walter and Byrd. Mrs. (Jones) Moore died in June, 1880, and Mr. Moore married Miss Melvina Estes, daughter of Rev. Andy Estes, of Morgan County. He owns 260 acres on the edge of the prairie, making a fine stock farm, where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising, paying particular attention to the propagation of mules and horses. Mr. Moore is a Democrat in politics. Although not a member of any secret society, he belongs to the Baptist Church, in which he is a deacon.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Morgan County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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