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Below is a family biography included in The History of Gibson County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  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 C. Moore, M. D., of the Eleventh District, and native of Gibson County, Tenn., was born on the 19th of February, 1852, son of David W. and Margaret (Clemens) Moore, also Tennesseans by birth. Up to 1870, our subject’s days were spent on a farm. He attended school at Milan, Trenton and McKenzie, and in 1873 became a disciple of Esculapius, under the direction of Dr. L. L. McAliley, of Gibson County. In the fall of the same year he entered the medical department of the University of Louisville (Ky.), and graduated from that institution in 1875. He then returned home, located near where he now resides and practiced his profession until 1880. He then attended one course of lectures at the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Penn., graduating from the same in 1881. He returned to Gibson County, Tenn., and has since been steadily and successfully engaged in practicing. He is considered a well-read and successful practitioner by his patrons and brother physicians, and has met with success both professionally and financially. He is a member of the Gibson County Medical Society. He is a Democrat and in 1876 was married to Mattie P. Robertson, daughter of William and Elizabeth Robertson, of Gibson County. They have three sons: Cecil A., William L. and Norton. Dr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 242 biographies included in The History of Gibson County, Tennessee published in 1887.  The History of Gibson County was included within The History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley & Lake Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley, and Lake Counties of Tennessee

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