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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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Joseph B. Moore, farmer of the Second District, was born in Haywood County, June 8, 1837, and is the son of John B. Moore, who was born in 1806, in North Carolina, near New Berne, and came to Tennessee in 1832, being one of the early settlers of Haywood County, where he died in 1841. Our subject’s mother was Martha E. (Jones) Moore, born November 12, 1812, near New Berne, N. C., and died May 15, 1886, at the residence of our subject. Joseph B. Moore was the fourth child of eight children, and is now the only member of the family living, he is of English and Irish extraction, and was raised on a farm. As his father died when he was quite young he had the responsibility of the family and took care of his mother until she died. He has met with fine success in farming. November 28, 1880, he married Mattie L., daughter of J. W. and Sallie Coppedge, of Haywood County. They have three children: William Joseph, Joseph B., and son not named. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and in politics he always supports the Democratic ticket. He is now in comfortable circumstances, the result of his energy and good management, and is a useful citizen.

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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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