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Thomas C. Moore


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 2/3/2008 at 02:36:41

History of Fredericksburg and Vicinity, by Dr. Pitts

"By the fireside they sat and retold the story of bygone days, and their hearts were glad."

Thomas C. Moore came to Iowa from Ohio and settled in Clayton county, at Postville.* He afterwards lived at Hardin and came to [Fredericksburg twp.] on the northeast quarter of section 7-94-11, and left the farm in 1873 when he bought the Julien House which he kept during the year 1874. In May 1875 he moved to Kansas and settled in the Soloman Valley at Delphos. He was married in Ohio and was the father of six children, Sumner, Abagail, Frank, Benjamin, Aurilla, and Mary. Frank and Mary are dead. Sumner is married and lives in Fredericksburg. Abagail was married in 1869 to Henry French and they now reside in Portland, Oregon. Benjamin married Julia Parks of this township and now lives in Junction City, Kansas. Aurilla married in Kansas. Mrs. Thomas C. Moore
died in 1863. Mr. Moore married the second time Miss Hamah Puckerin in 1865. Three children were born to this union, William, Grant, and Mary Belle. Mr. Moore is now dead. Old Mrs. Puckerin died at the Moore farm in 1872, and Richard Puckerin in Kansas in March 1885.

*note: Postville is geographically located in Allamakee county, Iowa

~about the author of this biography:
W.S. Pitts, MD was a physician and surgeon in Fredericksburg from 1865 until he retired & moved to Wright county in October 1906. Dr. Pitts was well-known around the United States for writing the song and music: "The Little Brown Church in the Vale". Dr. Pitts died in Brooklyn on September 25, 1918 at the age of 88. His reminiscent biographies of Fredericksburg (Chickasaw county) area settlers were published in various issues of the 'Fredericksburg News' throughout 1906.


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