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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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T. J. Moore, M. D., son of Jesse E. and Sarah (Shannon) Moore, was born in Wilson County, Tenn., July 5, 1832. He was educated in the common schools, and raised on a farm, and at the age of twenty-one began the study of medicine, and, after studying about two years, finished his education in the medical department of the University of Nashville, graduating in 1856. After practicing about three years in Weakley County, he came to Gibson County in 1859, where he has been actively engaged ever since. Eleanora J. Tansil became his wife in 1871. She was born in Weakley County September 3, 1845, and has borne six children—five now living. The Doctor belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian and his wife to the Methodist Church. He has always been a supporter of Democracy, and in connection with his practice has followed farming. He has been a successful financier, and owns 500 acres of land, and is considered one of the first physicians of the county. His father was born in North Carolina in 1805, and his mother in Wilson County, Tenn., in 1807. The former moved to Wilson County with his widowed mother, and there married. After bearing two children the mother died in 1844, and the father afterward married Caroline M. T. Brown, who became the mother of three children. He owned 300 acres of land, and was a Democrat. He was of English lineage, and died in 1883.

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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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