biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
LABAN MOORE, an old resident and highly respected farmer of Harrison Township, is comfortably located on section 12, where for many years he has carried on his agricultural operations successfully, and during a long and worthy life has established himself in the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens. He was born near Richmond, Va., on the 31st of March, 1803, and is the son of William and Sarah Moore, both of whom were natives of Virginia. They removed from the Old Dominion to Kentucky in 1803, when our subject was less than a year old, and William Moore died there in 1864. The mother died in Macoupin County, Ill., in about 1850. The subject of this history removed from Kentucky to Union County, Ind., and after three years went to Boone County, of which he remained a resident for a period of twenty years. Thence he came to Iowa, in 1855, and has remained until the present time, being occupied in farming pursuits. He was united in marriage with Miss Nancy B. Franklin, a native of Warren County, Ky., who was born Feb. 23, 1810. Her parents were Joel and Mary (Mitchell) Franklin, and natives of North Carolina, both now deceased. The father was killed by being thrown from a horse while still a young man; the mother, who was born Oct. 22, 1781, lived to be ninety years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Moore became the parents of thirteen children-Wilson F., Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary E., William F., Martha Jane, Juliana A., Rachel E., Nancy B., James L., Francis A., Paulina E. and Peter. Mr. Moore is the owner of 327 acres of fine farming land, highly cultivated, and supplied with good buildings. He has been a man of great industry and energy, and has been prospered as he deserves in his farming and business transactions. Both he and his wife are members in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics Mr. Moore is an uncompromising Democrat.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy