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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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 H. Moore, M. D., druggist at Iberia, Mo., is a Tennesseean, born on the 4th of July, 1846, being one of nine children born to Andrew J. and Sarah (Wright) Moore. The former was born in Tennessee in 1818, but accompanied his parents to Kentucky when only two or three years old. The latter was born in the “Old Dominion” in 1828. In 1885 they came to Missouri, where the father is still engaged in practicing medicine and farming, though seventy-one years of age. He was sheriff of Jefferson County, Ky., one term, and during the late war was surgeon in Gen. Lowe’s division of the Confederate States army. His father, Daniel Moore, was born in Maryland, served in the Revolutionary War, and was wounded at the battle of Trenton, N. J., and was obliged to hide in the water for a long time to escape detection. The maternal grandfather was also in the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Moore also still survives. John H. Moore spent his early life in Tennessee and Missouri, and after attaining a suitable age entered the Steelville Seminary, which institution he attended from 1860 to 1863. He read medicine under his father, and also under Dr. Gregory, of Washington, and during 1867-68 attended lectures in the McDowell College at St. Louis. He taught school one year, and in 1869 began practicing in Crawford County, and the following year moved to Iberia, where he has since followed his profession. Since 1879 he has been selling drugs and general merchandise. April 30, 1871, Miss Alice C. Fancher became his wife. She was born in Greene County, N. Y., in April, 1853, and her union with Dr. Moore has been blessed in the birth of two children: Estella and Harry L. (deceased). The Doctor is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Congregational Church. [A short history of Mrs. Moore’s parents is given in the sketch of M. W. Fancher.]

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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