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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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JOSEPH A. MOORE, farmer, P. O. Ripley, is a son of William, Jr., and Mary (Curry) Moore, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Virginia. His paternal grandparent, William Moore, was born in Ireland, and when twelve years of age crossed the ocean to America. His permanent settlement was made in Mason County, Ky., where he died. William, Jr., moved to Pleasant Township, Brown County, at a very early day, and purchased a large body of land, selecting a site for his residence near Georgetown. He dealt extensively in flour and pork, and stock-raising, and undoubtedly was the most extensive farmer of the early times. He was a large money loaner, and a representative and self-made man in every respect. He raised a family of twelve children, eight of whom are living. The youngest son, William S., was a physician, and at the breaking-out of the war enlisted as Surgeon of the Sixty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was killed by a solid shot at Gettysburg. The subject of this sketch was born in Pleasant Township, Brown County, August 14, 1822. He was raised on a farm, and his educational advantages only such as could be had in the rude school buildings of the day. His marriage to Miss Nancy J. King occurred in 1847. She was a daughter of Absalom and Margaret King, early pioneers of the county (both deceased). To this union four children have been born — the eldest, Edwin K., married Eva, daughter of Gen. Carlton, a Lieutenant in the Regular Naval United States Service; Mary L., wife of Henry C. Loudon, a son of Gen. James Loudon (deceased), who was one of Brown County’s prominent men; Henry L., a graduate of Dartmouth College, N. H., at this time Principal of a public school at Minneapolis, Minn., was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Center, a native of Lake City, Minn., where he, Henry, was formerly engaged as a teacher; J. Frank, youngest son, at present serving a third year at Dartmouth, and will graduate in 1883. Mr. M. has been largely engaged in leaf tobacco trade, but at this writing is caring for his landed estates, being an extensive land-owner. He has lately purchased his present farm a few miles from Ripley, upon which he is making extensive repairs, and when completed, will be one of the finest in the county. Mr. M. has been enrolled for years a member of the Masonic order, and is one of the oldest living and respected pilgrims of Brown. His father died in this county in 1858.

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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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