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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. 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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JAMES MOORE (deceased), an honored citizen of Franklin Township, was born in Byrd Township, near Russellville, Brown County, Ohio, December 4, 1800. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Scotland, and of Scotch-Irish descent. The subject of this notice was reared in this county, living in it all his life, with the exception of a twenty years residence in Adams County, Ohio. He was a resident of Franklin Township twenty-six years, and one of its best citizens, till his death, which occurred March 5, 1882. He is buried in Beard’s Cemetery, near Russellville. Mr. Moore married Mary Rhodes, a native of Ohio. Of the eleven children given them, eight are living — Caroline; Robert C.; Emily, wife of Wilson Young, a farmer of Franklin Township; Eleanor, wife of William Bohn, a farmer of Washington Township; John; Elizabeth, wife of Frederick Grosse, a farmer of Jefferson Township; Amelia; and Katy Ann, wife of Lewis Meyers. Mrs. Moore is still living, and resides on the old homestead of 187 ½ acres. This land is farmed by the two sons, Robert C. and John. The former was born in Adams County, Ohio, March 2, 1843, and resided with his father all his life, and is yet a resident on the home farm. He was married, February 10, 1870, to Laura, daughter of Robert Dunn, a farmer of Washington Township. They have five children — Mary E., Callie A., Robert J., Laura S. and John T. James Moore was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Russellville; Republican in politics, as are also his sons, Robert C. and John.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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