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Moore, William S.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Ohio

Died: 1895-03-11 Morrisonville, Illinois

Flourished: Taylorville, Illinois

William S. Moore was a lawyer, circuit court clerk, and county judge. In July 1842, Moore married Nancy A. Locker, with whom he had three children. Moore moved to Taylorville, Illinois, in 1848. He won election as clerk of the Christian County Circuit Court, holding that position from 1848 to 1868. In 1850, he owned real property valued at $300. He read law with Horatio M. Vandeveer and earned admission to the Illinois bar in 1852, becoming the second attorney in Taylorville and third attorney in Christian County. In 1859, he became a member of the board of directors for the Springfield and Pana Railroad. In 1860, Moore was living in Taylorville with his wife and children and owned real property valued at $7,000 and had a personal estate of $3,000. In 1869, he won election as county judge, holding that job until 1878.

Obituary, The Daily Breeze (Taylorville, IL), 12 March 1895, 1:3; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Christian County, 13 July 1842, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; History of Christian County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 65, 68-69; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 26 October 1859, 2:1; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Christian County, IL, 25; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Taylorville, Christian County, IL, 26.