Alfred T. Moore

Pages 684-685
In this respected citizen, Perry County has one of its most enterprising farmers and stockmen. He is a son of G.W. Moore and Matilda Bird of Tennessee and Arkansas, respectively, the latter a daughter of Alfred H. Bird, one of the pioneers of Independence County, whose father was a soldier in the Mexican War. The father and mother were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in 1858 and of the seven children born to them, Alfred T. was the oldest, and was born July 3, 1859. George W. Jr and Alfred T. are the only two children living, the other five dying in infancy and early childhood. Alfred was educated at the subscription schools of his native State and was trained to look upon farming as his future occupation in life. On Dec 21, 1882, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Ann Blythe, of Perry County, by whom he had four children, two of them yet living: Charity Bell (born Oct 24, 1883), John Alfred (born Sep 17, 1885). During his life Mr Moore has been a model of energy, industry and enterprise and now owns about 120 acres of valuable land, with some forty acres under cultivation. He was at one time a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, but withdrew from that church in 1884. In secret societies he is a member of Aplin Lodge No. 444, A.F. & A.M. at Aplin, Perry County Ark. and in social and commercial life, he is a prominent figure and a leader. Mr Moore is a good conversationalist and a man who has sound ideas upon any subject he cares to advance. He is held in high esteem by his fellow citizens and his many good qualities have made him a favorite with everyone.