Biography of Barclay Moon
Howard County, IN Biographies





BARCLAY MOON is the eldest son of ten children born to Jesse and Phebe (Hocket) Moon, of English descent. He was born in Clinton County, Ohio, April 10, 1832, and in early life received an education which enabled him to become a prominent teacher, having taught twenty schools in Howard and Grant Counties. Mr. Moon was married, October 20, 1858, to Miss Ann Peacock, daughter of William and Phebe Peacock, of Grant County, natives of North Carolina. This union has been blessed with four children - Alpheus, Barnabas, Belinda and Esli, three of whom are living. Mr. Moon was Secretary of the Grange organization, and is a member of the New Hope Friends' Church; his wife (now deceased) was also a member of the same denomination. Mr. Moon is at present living on a farm near Jerome, and deals extensively in thoroughbred Poland China hogs; he takes pride in educating his children, and his eldest son, Alpheus W., is one of the most able teachers of the county, and is at present taking a collegiate course in the State University at Bloomington, Ind. Mr. Moon participates in handling the Plymouth Rock poultry, and has shipped from Kansas to Pennsylvania and has received orders for 119 in sixteen days.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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