Saturday, March 10, 2018


JOHN WILSON MOORE was born January 15, 1839, in Morgantown, Butler Co., Ky. The parents of our subject were natives of Virginia, and were of Irish descent. The mother died in 1861, leaving a family of eight children, our subject being the third. The father survived until 1866, and died in Butler County. John W. Moore had no advantages of early education until the age of eighteen; he assisted in the farm work at home during the summer season, spending a short time at such schools as the county afforded in the winter months. At eighteen he engaged as clerk in a dry goods store, where he remained for several years, and at the beginning of the civil war in 1861, joined the army; enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Kentucky Volunteers; after a service of eight months was discharged by reason of general disability for the service; came home and resumed farming, which he continued until 1881; then took a mail route between Beaver Dam, Ohio County, and Rochester, Butler County, which has held for four years, in which time he has failed on but four trips and never was behind time. He superintends his farm, which is operated by his son. His first purchase of land was in 1867; sold out in 1878, and settled on the farm of 100 acres where he now resides, forty acres of which are under cultivation, and improved with good fencing, dwelling, barns and orchard. April 6, 1863, he married Eliza Jane Brown, of Ohio County; to their union eight children have been born, six of whom are living: James L., Mary A., Kittie A., Julia B., Minnie, and Anna L.  Those deceased are Maggie J. and Gabrielle T., the second and fifth. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are active and consistent members of the Christian Church. The son, James L., is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Moore is a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W. H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Mr. Moore died 12 Feb 1908 and is buried in Taylortown Cemetery, Ohio County.

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