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
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,
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.
Anderson Co. KHHP
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