London D. Moore Colfax County, New Mexico

London D. Moore, a rancher residing eleven miles southeast of Raton, New Mexico, has been a resident of this Territory for over twenty-five years. Mr. Moore is a native of Tennessee. He was born near Jonesboro, that state, in 1857, and there spent his youth and early manhood. In 1879, at the age of twenty-two years, he came west to try his fortune on the frontier, and here for fifteen years he was employed as a cow puncher. About 1 88 1 he was for a year in the employ of Hon. O. A. Hadley, on Eagle Tail ranch. In 1899 he took a homestead claim and previous to that time bought a piece of land from the Maxwell Land Grant Company. Altogether he now has about ten thousand acres of land, where he lives.

January 6, 1887, Mr. Moore married Miss Cora Gillespie, also a native of Tennessee, and they are the parents of four children, namely: Minnie J., Walter W., Ernest L., and an infant at this writing unnamed.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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