Biographical Sketch of George Moore

George Moore, farming and stock; P. O. Humbolt; the subject of this sketch was born in Adams Co., Ohio, June 17, 1828. He married Miss Rebecca Ann McKee Jan. 30, 1851; she was born in Adams Co., Ohio, Oct: 20, 1833; they had eight children, seven living, viz., Joseph N., Jennie, John C., George W., Oscar F., Stanley B. and Jessie; he was born on his father’s farm and lived there until he was 26 years of age, when he was elected Treasurer of Adams Co., Ohio, and moved to West Union, the county seat; he served in this position four years, when he engaged in the general merchandise business at same place, continuing the business for six years, when, in 1864, he sold out his business and came to his present place, and has lived here since; though not one of the early settlers, he has had an active interest in the affairs of the county; in 1868, he served as Collector, and, in 1871, he was elected Supervisor of Humbolt Tp.; the latter office .he resigned the fall following his election, he being elected Treasurer of Coles Co., in which office he served two years, and in 1874 he was elected Sheriff of the county, serving two years. He owns 320 acres in this county, which he has earned by his own labor and management, and has the satisfaction to know that he has so lived as not only to win but also to deserve the confidence and esteem of all who know him.



Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887.

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