J. A. MOORE was born in Crittenden County, October 29, ]836, and is a son of Alfred and Margaret (Carrick) Moore. The father was born in Alamance County, N. C., in 1805, the mother near Charleston, S. C. Both the father and mother came to Kentucky in 1818 with their parents, who settled in Crittenden County. Here the parents were married and settled down on a farm in Marion District. There the father bought about 300 acres, and resided until his death, April 9, 1870. The mother died April 12, 1876. Both parents were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Subject is the second of a family of seven children, of whom four are now living: Mary E., wife of Jerry Dougherty of Crittenden County; W. B., in Saline County, Ill.; Sarah, wife of L. J. Dougherty, and James A. The last received his education in Crittenden County and remained at home until twenty-four years of age, and then settled on a farm in the Marion District. In 1882 he moved to the Hurricane District, where he now owns about 160 acres, with about eighty acres in cultivation. Mr. Moore was married September 25, 1861, to Miss Martha A. Bourland, daughter of David and Elizabeth Bourland, of Hopkins County, Ky. Mrs. Moore was born in Hopkins County, Ky., in 1845, and is the mother of eight children: Robert M., Alfred, David B., John A., Jenetta, Richard E., Charles A. and Carrie C. Mr. Moore and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as magistrate in the Marion District from 1878 to 1882. In 1885 he was elected representative from Crittenden County and Livingston, and is still serving.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 734-735.