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Alexander Moore
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1842
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1930
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA

Alexander was the son of William & Mary "Polly" (nee Westmoreland) Moore and grandson of Alexander & Rebecca "Patsy" (nee Barner) Moore of Stokes County, NC. Old Moore family documents differentiated between Alexander of Stokes County (William Moore's father) and Alexander Moore of Farmington (William's son) by labeling/identifying William's father as "long Alex" while William's son was called "short Alex", most likely just from the relatives in Stokes County, NC who knew both Alexander Moore(s).
View an 1850 US Federal Census listing Alexander at age 8 with family in Stokes County from

Parents William & Polly along with several of "short Alex" siblings are buried in the Ellington City Cemetery in Reynolds County, Missouri.

Alexander Moore was the second oldest son to William & Polly. He joined the Army of the Confederate States of America in the summer of 1861 at the age of 19. It is reported that Alexander enlisted in Van Buren, Missouri, signing up for the 3rd Missouri Regiment under the command of Colonel Hagden, a veteran of the Mexican War. Alex's younger brother by two years, James, fought for the Union, joining in 1862. Both were involved in the Battle of Pilot Knob with the assault on Fort Davidson. Neither were injured, although, James was reported to have had his horse shot out from under him. CSA Major General Sterling Price, leader of the Southern assault claimed victory for "taking" Fort Davidson during the one-day battle, September 27, 1864. But his triumph was hallow he lost more than 1,400 troops, the Yankees under Brigadier General Thomas Ewing blew up the fort and escaped with very few casualties. Price's initial orders to attack and hold St. Louis to the north were abandoned due to CSA losses and delay at Pilot Knob.

Alexander Moore first married Lucinda Wilson on May 4, 1865. By November 3rd of the same year, Lucinda had passed away. 18 months later Alexander married Margaret Ann Zolman on May 12, 1867 in St.Francois County, Missouri. To this marriage they had 10 children. The names of the 10 are listed under Margaret's entry. On the picture of the 1917 Family Reunion to the right has an editorial of Alexander & Margaret's 50th Anniversary Event.

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View Alexander's death certificate at web-link:
Missouri Digital Heritage and his marriage listing to Margaret Zolman Moore at web-link Marriage Lookup by entering marriage year 1867 and last name Moore.

View another picture of Alexander Moore when he went to visit his sister, Polly A. Moore Copeland in Ellington, MO. The picture is posted on her entry at Polly Ann Copeland.

One final bit of Farmington History: Moore Avenue paralleling East Karsch Boulevard was named after Alexander Moore, as this was the street Alexander & Margaret Moore's home once stood. The 1917 family reunion picture is in front of this old house which eventually went to his daughter, Molly Moore Mills and her family. See the 1920 US Census with both "Alex" and "Mag" Moore in their later years in the household of their son-in-law Henry Mills and daughter Mary Mills. View the 1920 census index at

Also in town the old bowling alley building at the corner of Karsch Blvd. & KREI Blvd was managed in the 1950s & 60s when it was still an active bowling alley by Alexander's grandson, Arthur "Ash" Moore. {Moore Avenue ends at KREI Blvd)

Note: Through memorial entry family links below, one may family link to this Alexander's parents William & Polly Moore, grandparents Alexander, Jr. & Patsy Moore, great-grandparents Alexander, Sr. & Elizabeth Moore, and great (x2) grandfather William Moore of Amherst County, VA. 
Family links: 
  William Moore (1812 - 1903)
  Polly Westmoreland Moore (1818 - 1897)
  Margaret Ann Zolman Moore (1843 - 1925)*
  James William Moore (1867 - 1954)*
  Lucinda Adeline Moore Green (1869 - 1956)*
  Mary Ann Moore Mills (1871 - 1948)*
  John Alexander Moore (1872 - 1944)*
  Floretta Ellen "Etta" Moore Hawn (1873 - 1913)*
  Luther Abraham Moore (1875 - 1885)*
  Margarete Moore Huddleston (1877 - 1963)*
  Joel Augustus Moore (1879 - 1971)*
  Arrannah Alonzo Moore (1886 - 1888)*
  John William Westmoreland (1838 - 1884)*
  Alexander Moore (1842 - 1930)
  James Moore (1844 - 1916)*
  America Moore Buford (1848 - 1915)*
  Rebecca Moore (1850 - 1917)*
  Maranda Moore Copeland (1854 - 1913)*
  Polly Ann Moore Copeland (1855 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Zolman Cemetery
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA
Plot: #133
Maintained by: Marc Geissler
Originally Created by: Molly H
Record added: May 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37364321
Alexander Moore
Added by: Marc Geissler
Alexander Moore
Added by: Marc Geissler
Alexander Moore
Added by: Molly H
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