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J. S. Moore, chancery court clerk and master in Coffee County, was born August 24, 1837, in Wilson County. He is the oldest son of Alfred and Elizabeth P. Moore, the former born in 1802, in Tennessee, and died in Manchester in May 1862. The father of Alfred M. was a native of North Carolina.
Our subject, living on the farm until twenty years of age, engaged then in merchandising until the war. Soon after enlisting in Company K, Twenty fourth Tennessee Infantry, he was attacked by fever, but on his recovery entered Douglass’ battalion, with which he served until near the surrender. In 1870 he left merchandising to take the office of county trustee, serving six years. In February 1877, he received his present appointment from Chancellor Marks.
December 21, 1865, he married Nannie, daughter of Henry and Effie Powers. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom are living. He is a member of the Christian Church, and believes in prohibition and democracy.