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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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JOHN T. MOORE, banker, is a native of Jefferson County, and was born March 7, 1827. His parents, Thomas D. and Margaret (Frederick) Moore, were natives of Delaware, and came early to Kentucky. The former was a prominent merchant of Jeffersontown, Ky., and died in 1831, when subject was but four years old. Margaret (Frederick) Moore was a daugher of August Frederick, and an early resident of Jefferson County. Upon the death of his father the subject of this sketch was taken and educated by Gov. Willard, of Indiana. After completing his education he became a clerk in a clothing store for one year, and afterward in a fancy dry goods store of J. Raphael, where he remained for four years. In 1849, when the gold fever broke out in California, he crossed the plains to the gold regions, where he was successful in accumulating wealth, but later he lost heavily by a fire that took place in Sacramento. He returned to Louisville in 1855, and engaged in the wholesale grocery business, and is of the firm of Moore, Bremaker & Co., having remained without the change of a member of the firm or location of the house of twenty-six years. In 1882 he was elected president of the Falls City Bank, of which he had been for several years a director and vice-president. The bank is one of the substantial institutions of the city, and was organized in 1865, with L. L. Warren, as president. Mr. Moore has been president of the Falls City Fire Insurance Company since 1884, the year it was organized; he is a stockholder in the Bremaker, Moore Paper Company, is a director in the Louisville Safety Vault Co., and is prominently connected with other business enterprises of the city. He was married in June, 1856, to Miss Emma Applegate, a daughter of Elisha Applegate, one of the first tobacco inspectors of Louisville, who was born in Fort Nelson, and lived to be ninety-two years old. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have five children, viz.: Robert B., Patti M., Emma Belle, John T., Jr., and Margaret.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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