CALVIN MOORE, farmer, P. O. Hoosier Prairie, was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., September 12, 1821, and is a son of William Moore (deceased), a native of Botetourt County, Va. Our subject has spent his life on the farm. His education was obtained in a subscription school, taught in a log cabin, with split pole seats, puncheon floor, clapboard roof, and a stick and clay chimney at each end. In 1864, he came to Clay County, where he has since resided. He owns 275 acres of land, resides on Section 14, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. Mr. Moore has filled the offices of Collector, Assessor and School Trustee to the satisfaction of the people. In religion, he is a Methodist. He was married in 1847 to Catharine Jenkins, a daughter of Matthew Jenkins (deceased). They have had twelve children born to them, eight of whom are living — William H., Mary E., Louisa M., Sarah J., James A., John C., Andrew A. and Rosella S. One son, Elbert M., died at the age of twenty-six years, leaving a wife and one child.
Extracted 26 Jan 2020 by Norma Hass from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, pages 187-188.