Biography of Amos Moore
Hancock County, OH Biographies

AMOS MOORE, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, born August 15, 1807, in Fairfield County, Ohio, is a son of John and Annie (Spurgeon) Moore, natives of Maryland and pioneers of Ohio and of Hancock County. John Moore moved from Fairfield County, Ohio, to this county in 1832, and entered land near the Limestone Ridge, called "Ridgeville" or "Big Spring," where he resided until his death. Of his family of seven children three only are now living: Rosilla (wife of J. Duddleson), Elizabeth (now in Tennessee, widow of Stephen Lee), and Amos. Our subject received his education in Fairfield County, Ohio, and there learned the wheelwright trade, and engaged in the manufacture of spinning wheels, both large and small. He carried on this business until some time after the breaking out of the late war. He married, in 1838, Margaret, daughter of Robert Walker, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, who came to America in 1802, settled in Pennsylvania. and afterward moved to Stark County, Ohio. where Mrs. Moore was born in 1815, the sixth child in a family of ten children, only three of whom are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have been blessed with two children: Francis and George W. Mr. Moore resides on his farm near Vanlue. this county. He is in good circumstances, and is respected by his fellow citizens.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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