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Joshua William Moore
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1843
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1894
Fountain County
Indiana, USA

"Joshua W. Moore, druggist, Newtown, was born April 22, 1839, in Fleming County, Kentucky, and was partly raised in Bourbon County. His father, Jacob, having died in 1849 of cholera. In 1854 his mother, Rebecca (Barton) moved her family to Montgomery County, Indiana, and settled near Waveland.

On March 21, 1861, he married Miss Mary E., daughter of Washington Rice, of Montgomery County. She was born October 21, 1844. They have five children living and one dead: Jonathan L., born January 11, 1862; Stephen A., November 12, 1863; Jacob W., December 16, 1865; Charles T., January 9, 1868, died August 16, 1878; Martha A., May 7, 1870; and Mary E., March 30, 1874.

In 1864 Mr. Moore moved his family to Warren County, where he lived two years and farmed. He then returned to Montgomery County, and in 1867 moved to Missouri, settling near Buffalo, county seat of Dallas County. It was while living here that his son Jonathan had his left hand torn off in a cane mill.

Mr. Moore had been a school teacher in Indiana, and on emigrating to Missouri found a field of usefulness in that connection awaiting him there. He taught more or less during his residence in that state, and for two years was county superintendent of schools.

A part of the time he was occupied in farming, and was also considerably employed on different occasions with public and probate matters. He gradually grew to be considered an indispensable man in his community.

His judgment was generally solicited and his opinions always respected. Several times he was favorably spoken of for office, and when in 1874 he moved back to Indiana his departure was the signal for the expression of a very general regret on the part of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

In the spring of 1875 he opened a drug store at Portland Mills, Parke county, and in the summer of 1877 removed to
Newtown, where he now carries on the same business.

In August, 1878, a melancholy accident occurred by which his youngest son, Charles, lost his life. He and two other lads went out with a double-barreled gun, lightly loaded, to
kill a hawk. It was discharged without effect, and the report was so low that a dispute arose as to whether it was only the bursting of the cap. While the others were gazing up into the tree at the bird, one of them holding the fowling piece with the butt resting on the ground, neither of them observed the movements of little Charley; it is supposed he placed his mouth to the muzzle with the design of blowing into the barrel while he should throw back the hammer with his foot, which caught the other also; this slipped, discharging the loaded barrel, the contents entering the right corner of his mouth, passing along the base of the skull, and lodging under the skin at the back of his head. He breathed but once or twice after assistance came, which was near at hand.

Mr. Moore and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist church. He is a Mason,an Odd-Fellow, a member of the encampment, and in politics a democrat." - History of Fountain County, Indiana by H.W. Beckwith, 1881

Joshua was the Postmaster of Mellott, Indiana in Fountain County from May 7, 1885 until April 26, 1889. 
Family links: 
  Mary Elizabeth Rice Moore (1844 - 1926)*
  Jonathan L. Moore (1862 - 1933)*
  Stephen Albert Moore (1863 - 1949)*
  Jacob Washington Moore (1865 - 1919)*
  Charles Thomas Moore (1868 - 1878)*
  Martha Ann Moore Cecil (1870 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Age 54ys, 9ms, 24ds
Old Baptist Cemetery
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: May 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19469854
Joshua William Moore
Added by: Lesa Epperson
Joshua William Moore
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A Memorial to our 2nd Gt. Grandfather. Rest in peace dear soul.
- Carolynn
 Added: May. 20, 2012

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