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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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Moses T. Moore, farmer and superintendent of schools of Crockett County, was born in Gibson County (now Crockett) in 1858, son of Needham and Sophronia (Cox) Moore. The father was born near Kingston, N. C., in 1822, and in 1832 came to Madison County, Tenn., with his parents. He was married in 1843, and settled in what is now the Fourth District of Crockett County, on the farm on which our subject now resides. He died January 28, 1884. He was a farmer, and became the father of five children. His wife was born in Crockett County, September 3, 1827, and is still living. Moses T. Moore was educated in Gadsden Academy, and in 1878 entered the University of Kentucky, which he attended one year. He then followed teaching for about five years, and was one of Crockett County’s most efficient instructors. In July, 1885, he married Miss Elizabeth Cates, daughter of Sidney and Martha Cates. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have one child, Olga. Mrs. Moore was born at Alamo, in 1853. Her parents were natives of North Carolina. Mr. Moore owns about 800 acres of productive land, and is one of the most extensive and enterprising farmers of his district. In July, 1885, he was elected to the office of superintendent of public instruction, and has filled the duties of the office to the general satisfaction of all. He is a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Hancock. He and Mrs. Moore are members of the Christian 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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