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John Warren Moore (1827–1879) was a Confederate Officer, Sheriff and farmer from Mobile, Alabama. He served in the Confederate States Army and was present at the Battle of Atlanta. He was a farmer later in life settling in Western Mobile County where he was, among other things, the Deputy Sheriff.


Moore was born in 1827 in Alabama. He is the son of John Moore Sr of Georgia and Mil Moore of Alabama. He married Mahala Ann Roberts (1828–1886), daughter of Richard Roberts and Sarah Baker, on (October 23, 1847). The Roberts Family were pioneers of Jackson County, Mississippi.

During his military career John W. Moore served as Quartermaster for the 9th Mississippi Cavalry. He was also part of the 17th Mississippi Cavalry at the beginning of the Civil War.

From census records and land records we get a good picture of John W. Moore's family. His children are John Percy Moore born April 1848, Eugene Moore born 1852, Martha Moore 1853, Mahala Elizabeth Moore June 12, 1855, Jane and Mascalia Moore (twins) born 1858 and Joseph "Jo" Moore 1863.

John Moore owned land that was located in the western part of Mobile County near the present day Tanner-Williams Rd. His original land claim which was legally purchase was disputed by the railroad and was subsequently part of litigation which saw his living heirs receive payment for the homestead of 1846. His land, 140 acres (0.57 km2) was not "returned" to his heirs until 1895.

Additional Information: William Deakle that J W. Moore mentions in the letters from the battlefield was his neighbor. Betty that he mentions in the letters was also his neighbor Betty Shem.


John W. Moore and Mahala Roberts marriage record Mobile County Marriages 1847-1848

John W. Moore deceased, homestead land grant to his heirs, 1895. Land Patent John W. Moore's Heirs