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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
H. Howard, both now deceased; Thos. M., of
Austin; Joseph L., George W., of Utah, and a
Miss Waldin, now assistant money order clerk in
the Austin post office.
Mr. Zimpelman is a member of long and high
standing in the order of Free and Accepted Masons,
and enjoys the full confidence and esteem of a wide
circle of loyal friends.
THOMAS MOORE, M. D.,
Dr. Thomas Moore was born in Mercer County,
Ky., August 6th, 1815. His parents were John
and Phoebe (Westerfield) Moore.
John Moore, also a native of Kentucky, was born
in 1789 and was the son of Thomas Moore (born in
1755), who was the son of Simon Moore, who, when
a young man, emigrated to Kentucky with Daniel
Boone's colony; his ancestor was Thomas Moore,
who emigrated to America from England.
Dr. Moore was the eldest of the children born to
John and Phoebe (Westerfield) Moore, and tile
only one now living of a large family. His father
served in the volunteer force in the Northwest under
Gen. William Henry Harrison in the War of 1812.
He was a farmer and school teacher by occupation,
and died in Lawrence County, Ala., in 1863. His
widow survived him until 1875, when she departed
this life at Waco, Texas. They were active members
of the Church of Christ. In 1836 young
Moore began the study of medicine in Glasgow,
Ky., in the office of Dr. W. D. Jourdan. In the fall
of 1837 he commenced the practice of his profession
in Allen County; later practiced in Warren
and Simpson Counties, Ky., until 1845; and then
moved to Limestone County, Ala., where he
remained until 1853, in which year he moved to Burnet
County, Texas, where he continued actively
engaged in practice. As a physician he was skillfull
and his professional labors became so extensive
and arduous as to result in such serious impairment
of his health that he abandoned the practice of
medicine. He then began the study of law, was
admitted to the bar and was soon earnestly and
successfully engaged in the pursuit of his new
profession, practicing in the various courts of
He has never been a politician in the strict sense
of the term. He has never sought office, and has
never accepted office, save when called upon to do
so by the voice of the people. He was a member
of the Secession Convention of Texas, In that
body he served as a member of the Committee on
Federal Relations and aided the chairman of that
committee in preparing the address to people of
Texas advocating secession. During the war he
was appointed, by Judge T. J. Devine, one of the
Confederate States receivers for the court at Austin,
which position he held until the close of the war.
In 1866, while A. J. Hamilton was Provisional
Governor, Dr. Moore was, with his son, John
Moore, and some others, arrested by the military
authorities on the charge that they were opponents
of and inimical to the policy of reconstruction that
was being pursued. He was taken to Austin and
held in prison there seventy-eight days, when he, his
son and their companions, were released, after being
brought before a magistrate and giving bond. In
1867 Dr. Moore moved to Waco, where he has
since resided and devoted himself to the practice of
law. He was united in marriage in Glasgow, Ky.,
March 9, 1837, to Miss Eliza J. Dodd. They have
had eight children, five sons and three daughters,
born to them, viz.: John, ThomasP., Luke, James
I., Bart, Emily A., now Mrs. Frazier, of Bosque
County; Ida, now Mrs. Hays, and Jennie, now
March 9, 1887, they celebrated their golden wedding,
which was made-a great event in Waco.
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