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Below is a family biography included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  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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Alex N. Moore, attorney at law, is a native of Maury County, Tenn., born May 21, 1848, son of James A. and Eliza A. (Hanks) Moore, and of Scotch-Irish descent. James A. Moore was born in Williamson County, Tenn., in 1816, and removed to Obion County in 1869. He died at Palestine in 1879. The mother was born in Maury County, Tenn., in 1820. Our subject is the fourth of their nine children. He received a common school education and served an apprenticeship at bridge building, and continued to work at this trade until 1870, when he came to Obion County and engaged in farming. He began teaching school in 1876, and at the same time studied law. He was licensed to practice in 1880, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He came to Union City in 1882, and formed a partnership in the law practice with his brother, J. M. Moore, and continues to the present. He was married in 1874 to M. F. Fitzpatrick, who was born in Maury County in 1850. They have two children: Maggie L. and Ben Floyd. Mr. Moore is a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was cast for Horace Greeley. He belongs to the K. of P. and I. O. O. F., and is one of the leading attorneys of Obion County. He and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 179 biographies included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Obion County was included within The History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley & Lake Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley, and Lake Counties of Tennessee

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