G. W. Moore is a native Missourian, having been born in Cooper County February 4. 1830, where his father had settled in 1818, about eight miles south of Boonville. Mr. G. W. Moore is the fifth child of twelve children, seven of whom survive at the present time. While in Cooper County he married Miss Lucy Allison. daughter of John Allison, of Moniteau County; they have had six children, two of whom survive at present: Mary (married Oren Devinna, of Morgan County, where he follows the occupation of a farmer; they have two children) and Joann (married to Amos Bechtel, of Morgan County, who now lives in Eldorado Springs, where he is engaged in the furniture business; they have five children, three boys and two girls). Our subject's wife died in 1863, and Mr. Moore then wedded Miss Margaret Jones, by whom he is the father of seven children: Charles M. (now of the firm of Devinna & Moore, of Akinsville), Cora, George E., Thomas H., Della, Walter and Byrd. Mrs. (Jones) Moore died in June, 1880, and Mr. Moore married Miss Melvina Estes, daughter of Rev. Andy Estes, of Morgan County. He owns 260 acres on the edge of the prairie, making a fine stock farm, where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising, paying particular attention to the propagation of mules and horses. Mr. Moore is a Democrat in politics. Although not a member of any secret society, he belongs to the Baptist Church, in which he is a deacon.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.