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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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William B. Moore, M. D., a well known and popular practitioner of Haywood County, was born in the county, September 15, 1835, and is the son of Alfred and Elizabeth (Phillips) Moore, both natives of North Carolina. His father was born in 1810, and in 1835 came to Haywood County, settling eleven miles south of Brownsville, and is still living. Dr. Moore’s mother was born in 1815, and died in 1848. After finishing his education Dr. Moore went to the medical university at Nashville to study medicine, in 1860-61, but the war coming on, he enlisted in it, and in the fall of 1865-66 he obtained his diploma at that university. In 1866 he went to the New Orleans Medical College, for the purpose of securing a more thorough knowledge of diseases peculiar to the South, then returned to Haywood County and commenced practicing, locating eleven and a half miles west of Brownsville, and met with the most gratifying success. July 24, 1867, he married Miss Eliza J. Hudson, a native of Hardeman County, born July 1, 1840. Unto this union were born seven children—four sons and three daughters—one of each having died. Dr. Moore is a firm Democrat, and with his wife belongs to the Missionary Baptist Church. He is regarded as a well posted physician.

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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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