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and there engaged in farming and stockraising,
meeting with eminent success until
the breaking out of the late Civil war, when
he offered his services to the Confederate
government to assist in preserving her timehonored
institutions. In the spring of 1862
he enlisted in Colonel Darnell's regiment,
but soon afterward joined a regiment of
Missouri State troops, with Captain Crisp in
command of the company and Colonel Coffey
at the head of the regiment. He was in
the service of the State about six months before
being mustered into the Confederate
service proper. lie was made lieutenant and,
as one of his soldiers told the writer, a kindlier,
pleasanter officer did not serve in either
army. Lieutenant Moore had the implicit
confidence and affection of every soldier in
the company. He participated in only one
general engagement, that of Newtonio. Missouri,
but he was in many skirmishes, as will
be readily seen, as his regiment was brigaded
with the famous Joe Shelby.
When the war was ended the command
disbanded on the Red river, and Mr. Moore
returned to Lampasas county and gathered
the remnant of his possessions to make a new
start in life. The ravages of war had dealt
no less kindly with him than with his neighbors,
as he came home after four years of camp
life to find his stock stolen and scattered.
In 1866 he returned to his old home
county, Travis, and purchased his present
farm in Delvalle of 200 acres, of which 130
acres are now in a high state of cultivation.
He also owns property in Taylor, Texas.
Mr. Moore was married October 26, 1853,
to Miss Martha Burleson, who was born in
Bastrop county, Texas, June 27, 1835, a
daughter of Johu. and Rebecca (Bell) Burleson
and a niece of General Edward Burleson,
the noted Indian fighter. A brief outline
of the genealogy of the Burleson family is
found on another page, taken from the family
history of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson of Waco.
John Burleson came to Texas in 1830,
and settled in Bastrop county; was married
in Tennessee; participated in the Indiamn and
Mexican wars, in company with his brothl:r,
General Edward Burleson; followed farming.
He had six children: Bell, Elizabeth, Marthla,
Edward, Mary and John. Mr. Burleson
died in 1884, at the age of seventy-three
years, and his wife had died April 15, 1849.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore are the parents of
nine children: Mary Texas was born on
Gilliland's creek, near the birthplace of her
father, June 8, 1855, and is the wife of
Charles Crafts, a farmer on the line of Bell
and Williamson counties; Thomas A. was
born at the same place, June 15, 1857, and
is engaged in the livery business in Austin;
he married Miss Bettie Mabry; Andrew B.
was born in Lampasas county, AMarch 8,
1859, and married Miss Naomi Smith; lie is
a member of the firm of Berry & Moore
Bros., dealers in general merchandise at Delvalle,
and also engaged in buying cotton and
in farming; John Burleson was born in Lainmpasas
county, July 20, 1861, and is a member
of the firm of Berry & Moore Bros.;
Elizabeth, the wife of A. L. Hughes, was
born in Lampasas county, August 5, 1864,
and resides on a farm near Creedmoor, this
county; Dud, born November 17,1866, in
Travis county; Martha, the wife of M. T.
Eppler, was born at the present homestead,
February 8, 1869, and resides on a farm in
Eastland county; Rebecca is the wife of
George Berry, of the firm of Berry & Moore
Bros.; she was born on the homestead, December
16, 1870, and resides at Delvalle;
Ellen, who also was born on the homestead,
July 8, 1876.
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