JONATHAN OWEN MOORE, son of Alexander and Hannah (Owen) Moore, was born in Washingtonville, Christmas Day, 1833,
at the Moore homestead. As a young man he accepted a position in the Bank of Albany, where he remained until his
enlistment as a soldier in the Civil War. He had the distinction of being the first man from New York State to
receive an army commission. He was promoted from time to time and at the close of the war returned as captain of
his regiment, known as the Wide Awakes. He then married Miss Helen, daughter of Van Rensselaer Wilbur. of Albany.
Returning to Washingtonville, he engaged in the furniture business for a number of years, and was also elected
to the office of justice of the peace. Mr. Moore, familiarly known as "Owenie" Moore, has been a life
long staunch republican, working enthusiastically for the election of party candidates. In later years he lived
in retirement in New York City, devoting his time to the settlement of estates. His daughter, Bertha, now Mrs.
O. B. Stillman, of New York, has her country place at what is known as the Goldsmith homestead, near Washingtonville.
Mr. Moore died in New York City in 1908.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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