Having a politician ancestor is a real boon to genealogists for there was sure to be a biography in the newspaper. The following biographical sketch of John Alexander Moore appeared in the Crittenden Press, Marion, Kentucky, 10 January 1918.
John Alexander Moore County Attorney of Crittenden County is the 4th son of Judge James Anderson Moore and Mrs. Moore, and is in his 46th year. He was born and reared in this county and has lived in the county and the city of Marion all his life except a short interim when he was in business in an adjoining county. He has practiced law since he attained manhood, and was County Attorney four years ago, having been succeeded by his predecessor, Trice A. Bennett. Mr. Moore's wife was Miss Willie Haynes, 2nd daughter of the late Wm. Duke Haynes, and a grand daughter of Nathan R. Black, an eminent jurist in his day. They have six children, four sons, Wm. Owen, the oldest son, now being with the U.S. army in the Engineer's Headquarters at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss. The three younger sons are Harry, Alfred and James Edward. Misses Evalyn and Dorothy are the daughters.
Mr. Moore and his interesting family are Methodists and may always be found at their posts in all church and Sunday School work. Mr. Moore belongs to a large and prominent family, having four brothers; the oldest A.C. Moore, is one of the state's most successful attorneys; D.B. Moore, a popular salesman in Stone's store; R.E. Moore, the hardware merchant, banker and councilman, of Madisonville; and Charles A. Moore, for many years in the Government service at Owensboro, is the youngest. His sisters are Mrs. Cook, wife of Levi Cook, jeweler and councilman of this city, and Mrs. Bacan, wife of Merriweather E. Bacan, a gifted writer and newspaper man of Hopkinsville.