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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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Capt. John M. Moore, a very prominent citizen and farmer of Haywood Co., was born in Davidson County, May 1, 1825, and is the son of Amos and Elizabeth (Link) Moore. The father was born in North Carolina in 1801 and the mother in Virginia in 1803. They married in Davidson County in 1823, and moved to Haywood County in 1827, being among the early settlers. The father died in Arkansas, February 13, 1861, while visiting his son John M. who was living in that State then; the mother died in Haywood County in 1876. They were both strict Methodists. Our subject was well educated and has all of his life been a man of literary tastes and a constant reader, consequently he possesses a great deal of general information. He has always engaged in farming. January 12, 1854, he married Mary E. J. Strayhorne, born in Orange County, N. C., November 13, 1835. She moved with her parents to Haywood County in 1836. They have eight children—a son and seven daughters: Lillian J., born December 2, 1854; Texanna F., wife of W. A. Escue, born August 24, 1856 and married December 27, 1877, and now living in Lauderdale County; Lillian J., married Richard R. Cozort, November 14, 1876, and resides in Haywood County; one daughter born in 1858, died an infant unnamed; Byrd L., born January 7, 1860; Sarah E., born March 13, 1868; Jessie A., September 8, 1869, and Mamie O., born November 4, 1872. When the war commenced our subject was living in Arkansas and entered the Confederate service as captain of volunteers, Company E, Fourth Battalion of Infantry and was placed in the Army of Tennessee. His company was in several battles: Richmond, Ky., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Chickamauga and others, and took part in the engagement between Johnston and Sherman, between Dalton and Atlanta. Mr. Moore received several wounds during the war and near Hope Church in Georgia was so severely wounded that he has never recovered from it.

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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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