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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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Jacob Moore, farmer and stock dealer, of Section 15, Peirce Township Lawrence Co., Mo., was born in Jackson Township, Fayette Co., Ind., September 25, 1819, and is one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the county. He is the son of Daniel Moore, who died when Jacob was quite young as did also the mother, whom Jacob remembers very little about. Jacob grew to manhood in his native country, and started out to prospect for himself through the Western country. In 1836 he settled in Henry County, Iowa, laid a claim on 1,000 acres in that fertile State, and made a leading place for himself in the farming and stock-raising interests of Henry County. While living in that county he married Miss Sarah Cole, daughter of Solomon Cole, of Dearborn Co., Ind. To this marriage were born one son and two daughters: Jennie (wife of Dr. Samuel Cook, quite a prominent physician of Sigourney, Iowa) William A. (in the lightning-rod business) and Ella (wife of Charles Silverwood, farmer). Mr. Moore is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Moore has always taken an active interest in the Grange movement in Iowa. In 1881 he moved to Lawrence County, Mo. He has met with many financial losses by shrinkage; and following this, in 1873, he had thought of recuperating his finances by his mill on the Des Moines River, at Vernon, Iowa, but that became a total loss by ice freezing around and destroying it.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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