Thomas F. Moore

Thomas F. Moore, a stock-dealer, P.O. Tilford, was born in 
McMinn County, Tenn., April 10, 1839, and is a son of Alexander Moore, of 
Pendleton Township, who brought his family to Jefferson County in 1840.  

Our subject spent his boyhood days on his father's farm, and received a 
limited education.  As a business man, Mr. Moore has been eminently successful, 
although at first everything seemed dark.  At the age of nineteen years, he 
engaged in the mercantile business at Lynchburg, in this county, but soon afterward 
failed; and when he was married he "was not worth anything".  He then began to 
raise stock, which suited his disposition.  He has since been prospered beyond 
his most sanguine expectations, until at present he owns about 2,500 acres of 
land, besides a large general store in Bluford.  He also deals very extensively 
in poultry and produce as well as in stock.  Mr. Moore owns also a first-class 
flouring mill at Opdyke, in this county.  But few men in Southern Illinois handle 
as much money as does Mr. Moore.  

He was married, February 7, 1863, to Catherine, daughter of William Scrivner.  
They have had ten children, eight living - William N., Mollie, Margaret, Thomas F., 
Lydia, Alexander, Oliver R. and Cora.  

Mr. Moore held the office of Collector two terms, and is the present Supervisor of 
Webber Township.  He is a stockholder in the Jefferson County Agricultural Society, 
a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Baptist Church.

Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illinois
By William Henry Perrin
Published by Globe Publishing Co in 1883
Biographies from Webber Township Page 76-77

Submitted by Sandy Bauer

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