Per 1880 census, Thomas had no occupation at the time, and the birthplace of both parents was not known/listed. . Obituary -------------- Moore, Thomas -- Bellville. Thomas Moore died at his residence in this place at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Dec. 18th., and the funeral took place on Wednesday from the M.E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Brush conducting the ceremonies, assisted by Rev. W.W. Anderson. His age was 56 years, 3 months and 23 days. The deceased was born in Knox County, this state, in the year 1826, and spent his boyhood days on a farm. When 21 years old he left the parental roof and came to Bellville and learned the tailor trade. A few years later he was married to Rachel LeFevre, who with two daughters, survive him. Mr. M. went to California shortly after marriage and remained 18 months. On leaving that state he returned to Bellville, which he afterwards made his home. He was engaged in the livery business at the time the Civil War broke out, and in 1864 enlisted in the army for one year, receiving an honorable discharge at Charlotte, N.C., June 29th., 1865. He came home from the service in defense of his country somewhat broken down and disturbed in mind. From this condition he never rallied, and his life forces wasted away. Kidney affection, is assigned as the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Moore was an active, upright citizen in his younger days, commanding the respect and esteem of his fellow men. Submitted by Amy. [Bellville Star: 14 December 1882, Vol. 6, No. 11] .
Moved to West Liberty, IA with Father in 1869 Burial at Sugar Grove Cemetery April 24, 1944