The Moore family of Greene County begins with Arthur Moore, born in 1823
in North Carolina. By 1850 Arthur was a resident of Gibson County,
Tennessee where he had married a woman named Elizabeth, born in Virginia.
Arthur and his family came to Greene County before 1860 and established
their residence in Concord Township.
The known children of Arthur and Elizabeth Moore were: William, 1848;
Benjamin, 1850; Henry, 1851; Elsa, 1852; George, 1854; Martha, 1857; and
Allen, 1860. The six older children were born in Tennessee and Allen was
born in Arkansas.
William J. Moore, Arthur's oldest son, married Martha J. Duffel. Their
known children were: Ella, 1870; Davis S., 1874; William H., 1876; Matilda,
1878; and Arthur M., 1880.
Henry Moore married Mrs. Louisa J. Thomas and their first child was
Virginia C., born in 1879. Louisa J. had three children by a previous
marriage: James, William, and Flavius Thomas, born in 1873, 1876, and 1877
The 1860 census for Gibson County, Tennessee shows tha[t] an Eli Moore
lived next to Arthur Moore in Civil District 11. It is believed that Eli
was Arthur's brother although there is no evidence on this point. However,
it is known that at least one son of Eli came to Greene County; this was
Elisha Moore, born in Tennessee in 1835. In 1880 Elisha was living with the
William C. Newberry family in Friendship Township of Greene County.
Benjamin A. Moore, son of Arthur, was married to a woman named Georgia
and their known children were: Alfred, 1872; Rutha J., 1874; John W., 1875;
Martha E., 1877; and Bennet, 1879.
Alfred Moore, son of Benjamin, married Emma A. Barton on Oct. 12, 1893.
Their children were: Lola, Iva, Norma, Euna, Armand, and Verlon.
Rutha J. Moore, daughter of Benjamin Moore, married Joseph M. Ramsey on
Dec. 26, 1890 and they had four sons and five daughters.