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
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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