Flourished: 1830-1840 Logan County, Illinois
Moore lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, as early as 1829, and he became one of the pioneers of present-day Logan County when he settled there in 1830. As the administrator of the estate of Nicholas Sintz, Moore retained Stuart & Lincoln at least twice to settle the debts of the estate in 1838 and 1839. By 1840, Moore was the head of a large household in Logan County, where he and four others were employed in agriculture. Moore's home served as a meeting house for an early Methodist congregation in Logan County. He later moved to Iowa.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Logan County, 68:57, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Demint et al. v. Sintz, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139853; Moore v. Chrisman, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139910; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Logan County, IL, 241; History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1886), 194; History of Logan County, Illinois: Its Past and Present (Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd, 1878), 250, 288.