FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 729-730.

           Abner R. Moore, farmer and carpenter, was born on the 26th of August, 1829, in Henderson County, Ky. He is the third of seven children of Haywood and Nancy (Russell) Moore. The father, Irish in origin, was born July 3, 1805, while his parents were en route to Kentucky from North Carolina, and died in 1879. His father, William, spent the remainder of his life in Henderson County as a farmer and mechanic, and died in 1834. Haywood had country school advantages, and at eighteen married our subject's mother.  In I855 he married Elizabeth Pirtle. One of their two children is living.  In 1843 he moved to Hamilton County, his permanent home, was always engaged in carpentering and farming through life, and was a member of the Baptist Church. The mother, born in Henderson County, Ky., in 1805 died about 1873. Our subject received a good business education, and October 7, 1852, married Eliza J., daughter of Milton Gallaher, born in Beaver County, Penn., August 8, 1829. She died in March, 1870. Only one of their eight children lived to be married, and she has since died. He then married Lucinda Moore, widow of R. E. Vincon. Their two children are Emma and Haywood, Jr. In 1854 he moved to near New Haven, Gallatin County. From 1855 to 1857 he was in Iowa City, and in 1874 returned to his present home in Hamilton County. He began with the county ' s infancy and has succeeded, by careful management, in securing the possession of his present fine farm of eighty acres. In 1862 be enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, and was at Cumberland Gap, Nashville, Blountville Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and other engagements, and after 1864 was on guard duty at Nashville. Since1885 he has been justice, with but one case appealed. Formerly Democrat, and first voting for Pierce, he has since the war been Republican. He is a prominent Mason and member of the F. M. B. A. His family are all members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and among the best citizens.

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