Biography of John H. Moore
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

John H. Moore, retired, is a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed and widely known citizen of Columbiana County. He was born in Beaver County, Pa., Aug. 19, 1841, and is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hogue) Moore.

Thomas Moore, deceased, was a native of Beaver County, Pa., as was his wife. He was a farmer and operated a tract of 60 acres for a number of years. He and his wife are deceased. They had three children: Sarah, married George Shingle, both deceased; Rebecca, married James Virtue; and John H., the subject of this sketch.

John H. Moore attended the district schools and began life as a farm hand, receiving 25 cents per day for his services. In 1868 he removed to Columbiana County, where he worted as a carpenter in Wellsville for 18 years. He was identified with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a member of their bridge department for many years and later was a contractor, specializing in the drilling of water wells. Mr. Moore now lives retired at Wellsville.

During the Civil War Mr. Moore served as a member of Company H, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was in active service throughout the war. He recently attended the reunion of this regiment and was one of 24 remaining members of the outfit.

On April 19, 1866, Mr. Moore was united in marriage with Miss Adeline Carothers, who was born in Beaver County, Pa., May 30, 1843, the daughter of Samuel A. and Rebecca (Hall) Carothers. Mr. Carothers died Oct. 31, 1845, and his wife died Jan. 5, 1911. They had three children: William M., died in 1908, served during the Civil War with Company H, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; Mrs. Moore is the next in order of birth; and Samuel, died in 1921. To Mr. and Mrs. Moore four children were born: Minnie B., born Aug. 5, 1867, died Dec. 19, 1893, was the wife of John Hogue, who lives in Cleveland; Harry, born April 1, 1872, was killed in an accident, Sept. 14, 1896; Edna Mary, born Sept. 5, 1877, died Feb. 5, 1899, was the wife of George Hume, who lives in Wellsville; and Grace Ellen, born March 19, 1883, lives at home. There are three grandchildren: Howard B., Hogue Lloyd and Harry Moore Hume.

Mr. Moore is a Democrat and a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the "Cope Grand Army of the Republic Post."

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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