Biographical Sketch of John Moore
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John Moore, farming and stock; P. O. Humbolt; the subject of this sketch was born in Adams Co., Ohio, Dec. 22, 1830. Be married Miss Eliza J. Grooms, July 11, 1852; she was born in Adams Co., Ohio, June 18, 1834. They had eleven children, eight living, viz., Alfred F., Almira F., Newton B., S. A. Douglas, Ella R., Ludora J., Ida I. and John E. He was born on his father’s farm, and lived there for twenty-seven years; he then came to Illinois and settled in Coles Co., on his present place; this was in 1857, and has lived here since; he has always been engaged as a farmer; he has held the school offices, and has held the office of Supervisor of Humbolt Tp. one term. He owns 909 acres of land in this county-principally in this township-which he has earned entirely by his own labor and management. His parents, Newton and Rebecca Burkitt Moore, were natives of Ohio, and were both born and raised on the farm they now reside on (the present farm formerly being two). Both are now living on the old homestead.