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Biographical Sketch of J. B. Moore

J. B. Moore, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; was born in Butler Co., Ohio, July 22, 1836; he is a son of William S. and Julia A. (Eddingfield) Moore; his father, an early settler of Butler Co., having come from his native State, New Jersey, at the age of 4 years; his mother was born in Ohio, her parents being from Pennsylvania. In 1862, his father removed West with his family, spending the summer in Vigo Co., Ind., and coming to Coles County in the fall; he resided in Ashmore until his death, Feb. 8, 1875; his father was a Universalist, and his mother a Baptist, and both led blameless Christian lives, and were highly respected by all who knew them; his father was especially noted for his generous, charitable course toward the poor, and all in distress; his mother now lives in Ohio, to which State she returned two years ago. There are four of the family living, viz., Lucinda C. (wife of A. K. Miner, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa), James B., Martha J. (wife of John Mell, of Ashmore), and William T. James B. Moore, the subject. of this sketch, was married Nov. 4, 1869, to Miss Martha J. Lane, a daughter of George W. and Sarah Lane; she was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, Oct. 1, 1842; they five children, as follows: Della May, Mary Lela, Ora Leslie, Halla Florence and Francis Burrell. Mr. Moore owns a farm of 130 acres, located one mile east of Ashmore village.

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