MARTIN MOORE

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         MARTIN MOORE, a farmer of Cowanshannock township, Armstrong county, was born near Connellsville, Fayette Co., Pa., April 19, 1840, son of John and Lydia (Varnes) Moore.

              John Moore was born in Germany, and when he was ten years of age started with his parents for the United States, but they died on the voyage, John Moore being the only survivor.  Although his passage money had been paid, as the lad had no friends to protect him unscrupulous people made him work to pay it a second time, and for years he had a hard time.  Later he secured employment at the DuPont Powder Works in Delaware, and eventually came to Fayette county, Pa., where he married a young woman who was a native of the county.  In 1851 he settled in Cowanshannock township, Armstrong county, buying a farm of 100 acres, now owned and operated by his sons Martin and Ross.  With the assistance of his children he cleared these properties and died at his homestead in 1870.  His children who grew to maturity were:  Martin; Samuel, now deceased; John, deceased; Ross; Mary (deceased), who was the wife of Joseph Davis; and Sally (deceased) who married Erastus Jewart.

              Martin Moore, son of John Moore, was a soldier in the Civil war, in 1861, in Company A, 78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Col. William Sirwell, and participated in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and all the important engagements in the Atlanta campaign, being honorably discharged from the army at Kittanning after three years� service in defense of his country. Politically he is a Republican.  He is a man of high principles, and is respected by all with whom he is brought into contact.

Source: Page 842, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed May 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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