Biography of James R. Moore
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James R. Moore. Was born in Kentucky December 22, 1833. His parents moved to Coles county, Illinois, and when he was about fifteen years of age he entered the office of the Charleston Courier as an apprentice. In 1850, he crossed the plains to California, arriving August 22d of that year. He moved about from "pillar to post," being engaged in all manner of enter prises, including mining, packing, merchandising, etc., till February 1857, when he came to Ukiah, Mendocino county, and engaged in stock raising till 1859, when he was appointed Deputy Sheriff under Dr. J. B. Price, Shortly after this he opened a billiard saloon where W. A. Hoffman's drug store now is, which business he followed till 1874. In the fall of 1875, he was elected Sheriff, which office he filled for four years. He married Mrs, Nancy J. Watson, a native of Illinois, who had one child, Lucy F., by her former marriage.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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