Biography - J Moore

J. G. MOORE, farmer, P. O. Raymond, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1828, the son of a farmer, who moved to Missouri in an early day (1842), when there were no railroads, but when land could be bought for $1.25 per acre; they settled in Gasconade County, and began operations in true pioneer style, making their own plows and living in the simplest manner; they broke the land up, however, burned timber out for a clearing, and finally had excellent farms; the necessaries of life were hard to get hold of, and all groceries had to be obtained in St. Louis, a hundred miles away. Mr. MOORE married in 1852. During the war, he was engaged buying horses and mules for the Government, but lost a good deal of property in consequence of military raids through the section where he resided. In 1865, he moved to Montgomery, where he has since followed farming; he has had quite an eventful life; has seen many ups and downs; has made and lost a great deal of money, but, thanks to his energy and economy, is now comfortable in this world's goods.

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

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