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George Moon

MOON, George, for many years a thrifty farmer in Tennessee Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Cornwall, England, May 22, 1840, a son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Kitt) Moon, natives of the same locality. George Moon worked at farming in the old country until he reached the age of twenty-four years, when he came to Canada and resumed the same occupation. From the Dominion he came to McDonough County, Ill., and was employed in Tennessee Township until after his marriage. Then he bought fifty-six acres of land, which he subsequently disposed of. His wife owns eighty acres, and his sons are also owners of farms in the same township. He moved to his present place in 1868, and has lived on it from that time, building a residence upon it and making other improvements.

In March, 1866, Mr. Moon was united in marriage to Susan McClure, who was born in Tennessee Township, where, in her youth, she attended the common schools. Five children have blessed the union, namely: Frank, Harry, Fred, Marian and Alice. The sons are industrious, well established and thriving farmers and reflect much credit upon their parents, and the daughters are no less worthy.

In political contests, Mr. Moon supports the cause of the Democratic party, and has served as School Director for three years. Fraternally, he is a member of the Masonic Order.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 961, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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