Biography - Abram Moore

Abram H. Moore, deceased, father of Edward M. and Morris L. Moore, was born in Bourbon twp, Douglas county, Illinois, December 7, 1838, and was of old Virginia ancestry. He died May 11, 1883, at the age of forty-five years. His father was Jacob Rice Moore and his mother Amanda Moore (see sketches of Wm. F., Jacob R., Jr., and others). Abram H. Moore was married to Mary E. Miller, of Mattoon, Illinois, January 31, 1865. To their union were born three children: Edward McClellan, Morris Logan, and Mary Catherine. Morris and Kate being twins. Mary Catherine died September 18, 1890, and Mary E. died October 20, 1894. Abram H. at his death owned a farm of three hundred and twenty acres in Bourbon township, adjoining the old Moore homestead. He was of a sober, industrious disposition and was highly respected by his large circle of friends and neighbors. He was an invalid for five years prior to his death.

Extracted by Linda Lang from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, page 184.

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