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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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JOHN R. MOORE, Prosecuting Attorney of Brown County, Georgetown, was born at Russellville, Jefferson Township, September 2, 1846. His grandfather, James Moore, was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and located in what is now Jefferson Township, Brown Co., Ohio, in 1796 or 1797. He was an Associate Judge of the first court in Brown County, held at Ripley, in 1818. Mr. Moore’s father was James B. Moore, born in 1800, and a farmer through life. He was a Whig politically, and died in May, 1868. He married Mary A. Eyler, of Winchester, Adams Co., Ohio, a daughter of Joseph Eyler, who lived to a ripe old age. Mr. Moore grew up on the homestead farm, and received a good literary training in the Miami University, at Oxford, Ohio; he remained there three years, graduating in the class of 1869. Soon after leaving college, he commenced the study of law with J. R. Cockerell, of West Union, Adams Co., Ohio, with whom he prosecuted his studies till his admittance to the bar, at Columbus, in the spring of 1871; he also taught school a short time during this period. The same year he was licensed to practice, Mr. Moore came to Georgetown and opened a law office, remaining alone in his practice until November 3, 1879, when a partnership was formed with A. E. Moore and George W. Harding, under the firm name of Moore, Harding & Moore. In November, 1881, A. E. Moore retired from the firm (removing his practice to Cincinnati), and the firm has since been Moore & Harding. In the fall of 1878, Mr. Moore was elected to his present office. He is a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias Lodges. He was married, May 10, 1871, to Lizzie McKibben, a native of Georgetown. They have two children — Mary and Nellie. Mrs.
Moore is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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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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