JAMES S. MOORE, farmer; was born in Green Co., Ky., Feb. 1, 1821; son of John N. and Phebe (Scott) Moore, and was brought to this county by his parents in 1822; they settled where James now lives, and there passed the remainder of their days; his father died Dec. 25, 1842, and his mother, Aug. 7, 1868. During early life, James acquired a good education, and has followed agricultural pursuits thus far through life. He was married to Miss Narcissa N. Dickey, of Putnam Co., Ill., Jan. 12, 1849; she died Oct. 6, 1876, leaving a family of three children - Henry M., born Oct. 30, 1850, and married to Miss Maggie Harris, of this county, Feb. 26, 1879; Martha E., born May 3, 1852, and Laura F., April 28, 1854. Mr. Moore has been an active worker in all public affairs; he was especially active in establishing the North Sangamon Church and Academy, institutions of credit to the county. A main characteristic of Mr. Moore, as well as of Mrs. Moore, during her life, has been faithfulness in the work of the Presbyterian Church. His farm is one of the finest in the county.