Gibson/Gipson W. Moore

GIBSON W. MOORE, Esq., was born in Knox county, city of Mount Vernon, November 7th, 1828.  His father was born in the state of New York, in 1788.  He enlisted in the war of 1812, as a private, and soon after was promoted to and received a captain’s commission.   He was surrendered a prisoner of war at Hull’s surrender, and was afterwards exchanged, and the he re-enlisted, and was present and wounded at the battle of Plattsburg.  He was also in the battle of Lundy’s Lane, and many other hard fought battles of that war.  He served five years in the regular army, and after the expiration of that time, received an honorable discharge, and returned home.  In 1820 he was married to Mrs. Matilda Cooper, daughter of Gipson Worrell, of New Jersey.  The fruits of that marriage was a family of five children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the third.  In 1843 he moved to Schuyler county, and here engaged in agricultural pursuits.  He died at his residence in Woodland township, Fulton county, in 1851.  His wife survived him until 1863.  Gispon received his education principally in this state.  He came to Illinois in 1842, and in 1858 was married to Miss Mary, daughter of James Osburn, Esq., of Fulton county.  They have a family of four children, all of whom are now living.  Mr. Moore was the first settler in the town of Bluff City, where he has resided for the last thirteen years, engaged in milling, during which time he has held many local offices, and is at present justice of the peace.  Politically, he is a supporter of the democratic party.

*NOTE: His first name is spelled both of the above ways in the article.

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