Biography - Hezekiah Moore

Hezekiah MOORE, farmer, P. O. Raymond, born in Holmes County, Ohio, November 7, 1833; son of Thomas MOORE, born in Ohio, a stone-mason by trade, who moved to Missouri in 1840, and was one of the first settlers of Gasconade County; his death occurred in July, 1852. Catharine BEST, wife of Thomas and mother of subject, born in Ohio, died in March, 1872; she was the mother of twelve children, of whom Hezekiah was the sixth. His education was limited to such as could be obtained in the common schools in the country at that day. He commenced his career in life as a farmer, remaining in Missouri until 1868, when he removed to Montgomery County and purchased the farm on which he now lives, and made all the improvements; the surroundings and state of cultivation show Mr. MOORE to be a practical farmer; since his advent into the county, he has been identified with its growth and prosperity, particularly with its agricultural interests. He was married, in Missouri, May 9, 1860, to Rose Ann COLEMAN, who was born in Missouri January 9, 1841; they have four children, viz.: John, Emma, Thomas and Lillie; and have lost three, viz.: Hattie, Nettie and Willie, all of whom died in infancy. Mrs. MOORE is a daughter of Ephraim COLEMAN, a native of Ohio, a farmer by occupation, and now living with the subject of this sketch. Nancy BEST, a native of Ohio, died in December, 1879. Mr. MOORE has served the people as Road Commissioner several years; entered the service in Company M, Fifty Iowa Cavalry, with Capt. D. A. WATERS, regiment commanded by Col. W. W. LOWE; remained in the service three years. Politically, his sympathies are with the Republican party; he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for several years; before the war, he was connected with the I. O. O. F. at Linn, Mo., but, during the war, the order gave up its charter. He owns 280 acres of choice farm land, on which he raises considerable stock, besides the usual crops; has also 150 acres of land southeast of Raymond, and twenty-eight acres of improved town property in Raymond. He and his wife are connected with the Methodist Church.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 229-230.

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