Biography of Joseph Moore
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH MOORE, farmer, P. 0. Forest, Hardin County, was born June 6, 1815, in Beaver County, Penn., and when he was seventeen months old his parents, William and Amelia Moore, brought him to Athens County, Ohio. The parents afterward spent nine years in Delaware County, Ohio, and came in 1839 to Delaware Township, this county, where they entered 160 acres of land from the Government, and cleared up a farm. Of their thirteen children seven are now living: Mrs. Margaret Durfee (in Rockport, Mo.), John (in Hancock County), Mrs. Eleanor Gallant (in Delaware County, Ohio), Mrs. Charlotte Calvert (in Athens County, Ohio), Samuel (in Delaware County, Ohio), Joseph and Mrs. Emily Gallant. William Moore died December 12, 1852, aged seventy seven years, and his widow May 18, 1858, aged seventy seven years; they were upright pioneers, highly respected by all who knew them The subject of this sketch spent eleven years of his life in Delaware County, Ohio. He married, October 20, 1836, Miss Martha E. Thompson of Athens County, Ohio, and they moved at once to Delaware County, Ohio, and from there, in 1843. to their present home in Delaware Township, this county. Here they have a fine farm of 236 acres of well improved land. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have been blessed with six children, three of whom are now living: Sidney F. (in Forest, Hardin Co., Ohio), Nauman T., and Mrs. Mary C. Gilbert, in Forest. Those deceased are Mrs. Paulina Miller, Rebecca and Eliza E Sidney F. and Naaman T., gave their services, from September,1862, to the close of the war, in defense of the Union. July 10, 1873, while cutting wheat with a reaper, our subject met with an accident which resulted in the loss of his left leg below the knee. Mr. Moore, formerly a Whig, has been a Republican since the organization of that party. He has served his township for several terms as trustee, and is one of the successful farmers and reliable citizens of Delaware Township, highly respected by his fellow citizens.

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

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