James H Moore

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JAMES H. MOORE has spent all his life on the farm in Boggs township, Armstrong county, which he now occupies, having been born there July 27, 1873, son of Matthew and Mary (Hay) Moore. His grandfather, Charles Moore, had the following children: Eliza, Mrs. Sparks; Gracie, Mrs. Moses Park; Ann Jane, Mrs. Stien; Rebecca; Sarah, Mrs. Mickelwain; William; Charles; John, and Matthew.

Matthew Moore was born in Ireland, on an island away from the mainland, and came to America in 1852. He spent some time in Philadelphia, where he married. Previous to that event he had located and purchased a farm in Boggs township, Armstrong Co., Pa., where he settled with his wife in the late fifties. His first buildings there were a log cabin and barn which in after years were replaced with more modern structures, a frame residence taking the place of the original dwelling. The tract consisted of 127 acres, which he cleared and improved, and there he passed his remaining days, dying in 1897, at the age of about seventy-three years. His wife died May 8, 1883, at the age of forty-two years. Their children were: James H.; Charles S., who is deceased; John S., deceased; George M., deceased; Mary J.

James H. Moore grew to manhood at his native place and attended the common schools of the vicinity during his boyhood. He graduated from the commercial school at Grove City, Mercer Co., Pa., and when a young man taught school in Boggs township for two years. Upon his marriage he commenced housekeeping at the old homestead, and there he has continued to reside, engaged in general farming and stock raising. Mr. Moore is a citizen who takes considerable interest in the general welfare, and he has been active in his locality in school affairs particularly, holding several township offices.

Mr. Moore married Clara B. Spence, who was born Oct. 6, 1869, daughter of Samuel and Eliza Spence, and they have become the parents of five children, born as follows: Howard Mason, Dec. 2, 1898; Elizabeth M., May 3, 1900; Alice Gertrude, May 2, 1902; Robert L., Feb. 6, 1906; Charles W. H., Nov. 9, 1911.

Source: Page 769 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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