Kansas History and Heritage Project-Anderson County Biographies

Anderson County Biographies
"Portrait and Biographical Record of Southeastern Kansas"
Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894

ROBERT H. MOORE is one of the wealthy and progressive agriculturists of Washington Township, Anderson County, owning a large and well equipped farm on section 6. In the early days he filled a number of township offices, and has always taken an active part in all local and political affairs. His influence has ever been cast on the side of improvement and measures calculated to promote the good of the county.

The birth of our subject occurred in Muskingum County, Ohio, on the 11th of December, 1827. His parents were Elijah and Frances (Weeden) Moore. The former was a native of Virginia, and came from one of the notable families of the Old Dominion, his father being Joseph Moore. Both parents of our subject died in Muskingum County, where they were numbered among the early settlers. The youth of Robert H. Moore was passed in his native county, and when only thirteen years of age he commenced learning the carpenter's and joiner's trade, serving an apprenticeship of four years. He afterward formed a partnership with his old employer, continuing with him for five years. For four successive years, Mr. Moore engaged in business alone with fair success.

It was in April, 1857, that Mr. Moore started for the west and located in Anderson County. He became the owner of a claim on section 6, Washington Township, where he settled and at once began to improve the land. He still owns his original farm and has since extended the boundaries of the same until it now comprises about three hundred and seventy acres. Many valuable improvements have been placed upon the farm by the owner, which have added materially to its value. He has built a good residence and other farm buildings, and has set out numerous shade and fruit trees. He is without doubt one of the most enterprising and progressive agriculturists of tins region, having accumulated a considerable fortune by his industry and perseverance.

A marriage ceremony was performed in Muskingum County, Ohio, in March, 1852, whereby Miss Martha Hutton became the wife of Mr. Moore. The lady was born in the same county in which her marriage took place, in July, 1831. Seven children have been born of this union. Emeline is the wife of Henry Thompson; Laura became the wife of William Manners; William is next; Judson married Miss C. Cullison; Nettie and James and one child who died in infancy complete the number.

The business ability of Mr. Moore is well known in this county, and he is now serving as Vice-President of the First National Bank of Garnett. He is respected and esteemed for his qualities of true worth and uprightness of life. He is honorable and just to one and all with whom he has dealings, and with his family numbers a host of friends in the neighborhood of his home.

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