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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 P. MOORE, farmer, P. O. Decatur, is a son of Samuel and Betsy (Gilliland) Moore, natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania respectively. He (Samuel) came to Adams County with his father, James Moore, in 1815. James was a native of Rockbridge County, Va., and ranked among the early pioneers of Adams County; he died in 1835. Samuel is at this time living in the seventy-seventh years of his age. His wife (Betsy) died in 1862. The subject of this sketch was born on the homestead in Liberty Township in 1830. Securing such education as could be had in the schools of the day, he followed teaching for twenty years in the district schools of Brown, Adams and Champaign Counties. He was married in his native township, Adams County, in 1856, to Miss Mary A., daughter of William B. Ellis. To them eight children have been born, seven of whom are living, viz., William E., Samuel A., Louis E., John T. Lorena, Ella C. and George H. Mr. Moore moved to Brown County in 1869, and settled on his present estate, consisting of 157 acres, valued at $40 per acre. He is Township Trustee and School Director, and an Elder in the Liberty Presbyterian Church. He was appraiser of the township in 1880, and served on the committee of elections, and has always taken an active interest in public affairs. Politically, he is a Republican.

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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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