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Josiah Staunton Moore

Josiah Staunton Moore, American merchant, capitalist. Masons; Masonic Home of Virginia, 15th Virginia Infantry Association, Board of governments Prison Association of Virginia; member Virginia History Society, Society for Preservation Virginia Antiquities. Democrat; member Board of Public Interests of Richmond.; Club: Virginia.

Background

  • Moore, Josiah Staunton was born on June 18, 1843 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of James Robert and Maria Louisa (Higgins) Moore.

  • Education

    • Educated Jefferson Male Academy until 17 years old, leaving April, 1861, to join C.S.A., in Pickett’s div., Corse’s brigade. Army of Northern Virginia. Was in the 1st (Bethel) and the last pitched battles of the Civil War (Five Forks), when was captured and imprisoned at Point Lookout until released, June 16, 1865.

    Career

    • Began business in Chesterfield Company, Virginia, as retail merchant, 1867-1877. In wholesale grocery business in Richmond, Virginia, 1877-1903. Past president Wholesale Grocers’ Association of Richmond, and Past Masters’ Association of Virginia.

    Works

    • Author: A Trans-Atlantic Itinery, 1900. Reminiscences, Letters and Miscellanies, 1901. History of Henrico Parish and Old St. John’s Church, 1903.

      From Gotham to Jerusalem, 1906. Occasional contributor to secular and religious papers.

    Membership

    Masons; Masonic Home of Virginia, 15th Virginia Infantry Association, Board of governments Prison Association of Virginia. Member Virginia History Society, Society for Preservation Virginia Antiquities. Democrat; member Board of Public Interests of Richmond.

    Club: Virginia.

    Connections

    • Married in Chesterfield Company, Virginia, March 6, 1867, Jennie E. Owens.
    • father: James Robert Moore
    • mother: Maria Louisa (Higgins) Moore
    • spouse: in Chesterfield Company
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