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Below is a family biography included in The History of Giles 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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ASA W. MOORE, of the firm of Moore & Daly, dealers in dry goods and general merchandise at Elkton, Tenn., is a son of David J. and Mary E. Moore, who were born in Virginia and North Carolina, respectively, and were married in 1828, in Alabama, and came to Tennessee the same year. Both parents died in 1857. Our subject is the seventh of their twelve children, and his early education was obtained in the common schools of Giles County. He attended the Pettusville High School, in Alabama, two and a half years, and at the breaking out of the war enlisted in the Ninth Alabama Regiment, and served until the close of the war, participating in many of the principal battles. After his return home he taught school until 1870, and at that time formed a partnership with A. D. Bull, and entered into his present business. Our subject has been successful as a business man and is considered one of the estimable citizens of the county. December 23, 1868, he was married to Eva Bull, and by her is the father of six children: David, Ethel, Joseph, Eva, Tom and Nellie. Mr. Moore belongs to the F. & A. M., and is a Democrat in politics, and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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This family biography is one of 95 biographies included in The History of Giles County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Giles County was included within The History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin , Moore Counties of Tennessee

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