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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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JOSIAH MOORE (deceased), the son of John and Frances (Graham) Moore, an account of whom appears in the township history proper, was born in what is now Brown County (then Adams), Ohio, August 6, 1807. He was reared on his father’s farm, and received a liberal education under the instruction of his father, who was a scholar and teacher. On the 28th of December, 1828, he was united in marriage with Patsy Gilliland, of the pioneer family of that name, settling in what is now Brown County. To this union was born one son — C. B. Moore — now a resident of Hillsboro, Ohio. Mrs. Moore died October 9, 1831, and on the 12th of the following March Mr. Moore was married to Phoebe Rondabush, a member of the Rondabush family, of Clermont County. There were born to the second marriage seven children, two of whom died in infancy. The eldest, Theresa A., married J. R. Cluxton, and they now reside in Hillsboro, Ohio. The second daughter married G. W. Henderson, of Warren County, this State; and the next daughter married G. G. Crane, a farmer of Clermont County, Ohio, where the couple now reside. The youngest daughter, Mary G., is unmarried, and resides with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Henderson. The only son, Oren B., is a resident of Sardinia, this county. Our subject died August 3, 1850, in the forty-third year of his age. He was a man of good education and much intelligence; had a pleasing address, and possessed splendid social qualities. He was an active worker in the Presbyterian Church at Sardinia, of which he was a worthy member and a liberal supporter. In politics, Mr. Moore was a Free-Soiler, and afterward a strong and prominent Abolitionist, and in 1843 was chosen by the Free-Soil party of Brown County as their candidate for Representative, but, the party being in the minority, he was defeated. He was an advocate of temperance, and in the laying-out of Sardinia, which village he, in connection with William Lilly, was the original proprietor of, it was generally understood that it was to be a temperance town. He became an active and enterprising business man of the village, and his death was deplored by the community. Mrs. Moore his wife, died in 1874, aged sixty-three years. Oren B. Moore, son of our subject, and the only representative of the Moore family in Brown County, was born in this county in the year 1845. He received his education in the common schools of his native village (Sardinia). In 1870, he married Miss Lizzie J. Campbell, of Sardinia, and to them have been born three children. Mr. Moore has inherited many of the good qualities of his father and grandfather. He displays much of the spirit of enterprise possessed by his father, and has made a number of improvements that are a credit to the village. Until his marriage, Mr. Moore was engaged in farming, since which period he has been speculating in stock and tobacco. In 1879, in connection with W. G. Campbell, his brother-in-law, he embarked in the hardware business at Sardinia, and continues in that employment. Since 1880, he has been dealing quite largely in the leaf tobacco trade.

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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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