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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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W. J. MOORE was born February 5, 1823, in Hickman County, and is probably the oldest living native of the county. He is a son of Ira and Phoebe (Farmer) Moore. The father died in 1868, aged eighty-three; the mother died in 1881, aged seventy-three. For some good reason the father disposed of the home place, on which our subject was reared, but in 1851 William J. Moore purchased this farm back, and has since owned it. It is pleasantly located about two and one-half miles east of Clinton, and contains 120 acres of land well improved. W. J. was married in 1847 to Matilda Adams, of this county. She died in 1854, leaving one son,, now in Tennessee. In 1855 Mr. Moore married Mary Hayden, of Graves County. This union has been blessed with six sons and four daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are life-long and devoted members of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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