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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickman 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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Col. John H. Moore, attorney at law, and native of Centreville, Tenn., was born January 1, 1842, and is a son of Dr. S. B. Moore, a Smith County Tennessean, born in 1809. He removed to Hickman County in 1831, where he became eminent in his profession, and several times represented Hickman County in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly. He was a leader among men, and died in the county of his adoption in 1869. His father was Armstead Moore, of Irish extraction and a Virginian, born in the latter part of the last century. He came to Tennessee in the pioneer days of the State, and died here in 1843. The mother of our subject was Mary A. (Hambeck) Moore, who was born in Hickman County, in 1815, and came of one of the pioneer families of Tennessee. Her death occurred in Hickman County, in 1856. Our subject is of Irish-Welsh descent. His early life was spent in his native town, and at the age of fourteen he entered Burrett College in Smith County, Tenn., where he remained for some time. In 1859 he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and there remained until about the time of the breaking out of the late war. At the bombardment of Fort Sumter he was in Smith County, Tenn., and there he enlisted in Company B, Seventh Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States of America, and upon the organization of the company he was chosen its second lieutenant, and for gallant and meritorious conduct was made first lieutenant, in 1862, and was subsequently made captain, which position he held until the close of the war. He was one of the brave and true soldiers of the Confederate Army, and was very popular with his comrades. After his return home he began reading law, and was licensed to practice in 1866. He is a Democrat and a leader of his party in this portion of Tennessee. In 1876 he was the elector on the Democratic ticket from his Congressional District, and was a candidate for Congress in 1878, but was defeated after one of the most noted political fights ever occurring in his district. He owns extensive iron lands in this county and in Alabama, and is a stockholder in the Standard Charcoal Company, of this county. He was married in 1868 to Margaret C. Williams, daughter of Maj. S. H. and Cordelia Williams, early settlers and prominent people of Maury County. Col. and Mrs. Moore have one daughter, Levisa G. Mr. Moore is a prominent man in Tennessee, and an honorable citizen and true gentleman.

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This family biography is one of 20 biographies included in The History of Hickman County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Hickman County was included within The History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman & Lewis Counties of Tennessee. View the complete description here: History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman and Lewis Counties of Tennessee

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