biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
R. W. MOORE, of Harrison Township, beside the occupation of general farming, combines that of grain-buyer and stock-dealer at Cedar, a station on the Burlington & Western Railroad. He was born in Warren County, Ind., Aug. 27, 1842, and is the son of John F. and Mary F. (Mattox) Moore, who came to Mahaska County in 1843 from Indiana, and yet resides in this township. H. W. Moore was married, Oct. 15, 1866, to Mary E. Cole, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Ross) Cole. The former was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is now dead; the latter is still living, and makes her home with the subject of this sketch and other members of the family. Mr. and Mrs. Moore became the parents of five childrenÄHila V., H. Bell, Franklin F., Charles C. and John; the last two are deceased. In February, 1864, Mr. Moore enlisted in Co., B, 36th Iowa Vol. Inf., Capt. S. A. Swigget commanding. The regiment encamped at Davenport, and proceeded from there to Little Rock, Ark., and was with Gen. Steele in his expedition against Shrevesport, La., but failed in the object of the expedition. The subject of this sketch was taken prisoner at Mark's Mill, Ark., as was the entire brigade, and held as prisoners for ten months, and afterward exchanged at the mouth of the Red River, Arkansas. They were then sent to New Orleans, where they drew clothing, recruited their wasted health, and were given a thirty days' furlough to go to their homes. On the expiration of their furloug they returned to St. Charles, on the White River, when they were ordered to Davenport, Iowa, for muster out and discharge from service, and our subject returned home, where he has been nearly ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the G. A. R., and politically Republican. Mr. Moore is a successful farmer and business man in all the various lines pursued by him, is a courteous gentleman, a good neighbor, a generous man, and enjoys the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and friends. He has twice been Postmaster of Cedar, Iowa.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy