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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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MOORE, J. I., farmer, born June 24, 1844, in Lucerne county, Pennsylvania. His father died when he was one and a half years old. In the year 1850 his mother moved to Lee county, Illinois, where he lived until the war began. He enlisted on the 2d day of September, 1862, in company C, seventy-fifth Illinois volunteer infantry, and participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Chickamauga, Dallas, Rome, Kenesaw Mountain, Ressacca, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and numerous other skirmishes. He was discharged June 13, 1865, and returned to Lee county, Illinois, and was married to Miss Margaret Courtright, November 27, 1869. His wife died on the 13th day of March, 1873. He came to Page county, Iowa, in 1875, and was again married to Miss Elizabeth Priestly, December 24, 187-, who died December 24, 187-. He was married to Miss E. Rothman, March 27, 1879.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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