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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company.  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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JOSEPHUS MOORE was born in Ohio, in 1851. His early boyhood was spent in a very similar way to that of other boys of that time. His father was Hamilton Moore, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., but who moved to Columbiana county, Ohio, thence to Clay county, Ind., and from there migrated to Dawson county, Nebr., in 1873; he then moved to Elm Creek township, Buffalo county, and here remained until 1885, when he returned to Indiana. He died October 15, the following year. Politically, he was a republican. Mrs. (Brisco) Moore, the subject’s mother, was a native of Virginia, born in 1820. She moved with her parents to Ohio and was married there in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were both honored members of the Christian church, and to them were born twelve children, viz.— Mary E. (Mrs. Mills), Sylvanus, Frances Ann (Mrs. Gonnug), Silas, Eliza Jane (Mrs. Tuttle), Josephus, John K., and five that are dead.

Josephus, the subject of this sketch, migrated with his parents to Nebraska in 1873, settling in Dawson county, and there entering a homestead claim of one hundred and sixty acres. In 1886 he moved to the village of Elm Creek, where he has since been running a restaurant. Mr. Moore is universally respected by all who know him for his excellent traits of character, being always congenial and hospitable. He was married, in 1886, to Miss Ann Shay, a native of Michigan, born in 1870, Mr. Hull, county judge, officiating. Mr. Moore is allied in politics to the republicans.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company. 

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