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HISTORY ('F TEXAS. (81
although for two years after the close of the
late war he followed merchandising in Bastrop,
in company with Gilespy Morgan & Co.
Mr. Moore always took an active interest
in politics. While a mnemnl)er of the State
militia during the war, in which he held the
office of Major, he was elected to represent
the counties of this Senatorial district in the
State Senate, and, after the close of the
struggle, was twice re-elected to that position.
Mr. Moore was a strict member of the Missionary
Baptist Church almost from his boyhood
days; was one of the best known menwbers
of that deioinination throughout the
State, and was noted for his charitable donations
to church and public buildings. Ile
was also a member of the A. F. & A. M. and
the R. A. M. He was one of thle prime
factors in securing the railroad from Taylor,
via Bastrop and Smithville, giving the company
the right of way through his farmi and
$1,000 in cash for the construction of the
road. By his first wife Mr. Moore had five
children-Thomas K., a farmer and stockraiser,
of Bastrop county; Williaim Worth,
deceased, was for many years a wholesale
grocer at Galveston; James, a nmemiber of
the firm of Moore, McKinney & Co., of that
city; B. A., wife of Leigh Burleson, Attorneyat-Law,
of San Saba, Texas; Mary A., wife
of our subject. Mrs. Moore died in March,
1865, at the age of thirty-eight years. In
1871 Mr. Moore was united in marriage with
Miss Anna Hubbard, a native of this county,
and a daughter of A. AM. and Martha (Jones)
Hubbard. To this union was born one
child-A. Woods. The wife and mother
died in February, 1874, and ten years later
the father married Mrs. Anna Trigg, nee
Miller, a sister of his first wife. Mr. Moore
departed this life October 5, 1887, at the age
of seventy years. Mrs. Moore still resides
in the village of Bastrop. Mr. and Mrs.
Gill have two children-Mary M and Eftie
B. Mrs. Gill and both daughters are inellbers
of the Missionary Baptist Church. MAr.
Gill is a member of tlhe Methodist Episcopal
Church and of the I. 0. 0. F.
RANK W. R. IUBEnT, farmer ofAnna
Milani county, son of Ben and Anna
(Simpson) iHubert, is a native of Miobile,
Alabama, born on the 17th clay of September,
1847. His father was born in MAississippi,
where lie was reared-and educated.
being a son of David Hubert, a wealthy and
influential planter of that State early in this
century. David Hubert was of English
descent, and born in Delaware, as was also
his father Paul. He served in the American
Revolution, and subsequently settled in
Mississippi, where he devoted his last years
to agriculture, which he carried on extensively
with slave labor in the style of ante
bellum days. The father of the subject of
this notice came to Texas about 1836, being
then a young man, and settled at Galveston,
where he was engaged for a number of years
in the mercantile business, in which he met
with marked success. Later he moved to old
Booneville, then the county seat of Brazos
county, where, until his death in 1867, he
was engaged in the real-estate business. He
was quite successful in all his undertakings;
was a public-spirited, patriotic citizen, and a
potent political factor in central Texas thirty
to forty years ago. He served as a volunteer
in the Confederate army during the late war,
held a number of local positions in Galveston
and Brazos counties, and died in the enjoyment
of the confidence and esteem of a
large circle of friends and acquaintances. In
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