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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed 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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J. T. Moore is a member of the mining firm of Moore & Sutton, of Aurora, Mo. He is a Bedford County Tennessean, and was born June 22, 1861, being a son of James H. and Martha A. (Phillips) Moore, who were also Tennesseans. James Moore, the paternal grandfather, was born in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States at an early day, locating in North Carolina, where he was married. He died in Tennessee, whither he had immigrated at an early day. He was a farmer. James H. Moore grew to manhood in his native State, and was a prosperous merchant. He died in Marionville, Lawrence Co., Mo., in 1883, whither he had come to make his home with his son J. T. Moore. He was a stanch Republican politically. His widow is still living. They were the parents of seven children, three now living: John T. Mary A. (wife of Thomas Liles), and Lewis. J. T. Moore worked in his father’s mercantile establishment in his boyhood days, and received a liberal education. At the age of sixteen years he left home and went to Texas, where he was engaged in the hardware business for one year. After spending some time in New Mexico, Arizona next became the field of his labors, and here he spent two years in mining gold, silver and copper. In 1881 he came to Lawrence County, Mo., where he has since resided. He was engaged in the mercantile and livery business for some time in Aurora, and in 1886 leased a mine, which has proved to be a success, financially. He is in partnership with a Mr. Sutton, and they employ from twenty-five to sixty men; from August 1 to January 1, they shipped 50,000 pounds of lead and 20,000 pounds of lead ore per week. Mr. Moore was married in 1883 to Henrietta Roberts, of Missouri, and two children, Ross and Thomas, have blessed their union. He is a member of the K. of L., and is a stanch Republican in his political views.

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