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Joseph Moore was born in County Down, Ireland, March 16, 1818, and is a son of James, sr., and Elizabeth Moore. They emigrated to America in 1828 and settled in Albany Co., N. Y. In 1831 they removed to near Troy, and in 1838 to Paterson, N. J. At an early age Mr. Moore served an apprenticeship of five years at the trade of machinist in Paterson. Previous to this he followed manufacturing sail cloth seven years. The spring of 1852 he came to Cannon, and July 8 he bought 80 acres of land on sec. 22. Subsequently he entered 40 acres on sec. 17. He has cleared and well improved 74 acres; was married April 30, 1846, to Permelia Barkley, daughter of John and Martha Barkley, natives of Orange Co., N. Y. Mrs. Moore was born in Broome Co., N. Y., Oct. 15, 1818. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Congregational Church; Mr. Moore is Sabbath-school Superintendent, and politically is a Republican.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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