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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Crockett County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1886.  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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B. Moore, M. D., was born in Haywood County, August 19, 1856, one of six children born to Alfred and Mrs. Moore. The former was born in Pitt County, Tenn., December 6, 1811, and in 1835 (after his marriage) came to Haywood County, Tenn., where he still resides. He was twice married, the first time to Elizabeth Wallace, who bore him four children. He was a farmer, and was magistrate for his district for twenty years. His second wife’s maiden name was Smith. She was born in Williamson County about 1831. Our subject was educated at Brownsville, and after completing his education, entered the office of Drs. W. B. & J. A. Moore (his brothers), and began studying medicine. He remained with them two years, and then took two courses of lectures at the St. Louis Medical College, graduating in 1881. He practiced three years in Haywood County, and in February, 1883, located at Maury City, where he has since controlled an extensive practice. He is a general practitioner and surgeon, and has been quite successful in his calling. He is a Mason and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 72 biographies included in the book,  The History of Crockett County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Crockett County was included within The History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties, Tennessee

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