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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Haywood 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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James W. E. Moore, attorney at law at Brownsville, Tenn., is a native of Haywood County, and a son of John Moore, familiarly known as John Bertie Moore, on account of his former home, Bertie County, N. C. He emigrated to this county in 1835, locating on a plantation eight miles west of Brownsville in the Ninth Civil District, where he followed agricultural pursuits very successfully until his death, which occurred in June, 1860. He was one of the large slave-holders of the county. Our subject was educated in the University of Virginia. In 1871 he began the study of law in that institution and the following year was admitted to practice at the Brownsville bar, where he has remained to the present time. He has been eminently successful in his legal profession, and is considered an efficient member of the bar. December, 1874, he married Mary M., daughter of the late Col. James P. Wood, one of the pioneer merchants and prominent citizens of Brownsville. Three children—a son and two daughters—were born to this union. Mr. Moore is an unswerving Democrat in politics, and is recognized as one among the public-spirited citizens of Brownsville and a legal practitioner of ability and experience.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in the book,  The History of Haywood County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Haywood 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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