Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 479-480 [McCracken}
WILLIAM S. MOORE, a highly esteemed and eminently successful business man and representative citizen of Paducah, Kentucky, was born in McCracken county, Kentucky, in 1838, and is a son of Duncan James and Susannah (McNeill) Moore, the former of whom was born in Hopkins county, Kentucky, and the latter in Muhlenberg county, Kentucky. The paternal grandfather, Austin Moore, was a native of North Carolina, of Irish descent, while the maternal grandfather, Hector McNeill, was born in Tennessee and was of Scotch descent. Duncan James Moore was a very successful farmer, was a Democrat and became very prominent in his party. In religious matters he was a Baptist, dying in that faith when sixty-six years of age, in 1875, while the mother died at the age of eighty-nine years, in 1901, she then being the second in point of years in the county. The children born to these worthy people were as follows: Nancy Jane Spence, Mary Ann Spence, William Samuel, Amanda M. Gilmore, John, Joseph F., James Louis, Martha Susannah Houser and Louise Joanna, and all were reared and educated in the schools of the county. William S. Moore is a potter by trade, but for some years has not followed his calling, he having been called upon to represent the Democratic party as county trustee of the county. His religious
affiliations are with the Baptist church, in which he is very active. In 1863 Mr. Moore was united in marriage with Satynah Augusta Morrison, who was born in Montgomery county, Tennessee, in 1846, and she bore her husband the following children: John Lloyd Norton, Robert Emmitt, Clara Susan, Virgil Franklin, Henry Davis, Aubry Arlando and Lucie, all of whom were reared and carefully educated in McCracken county, Kentucky. Mr. Moore enjoys the confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen, and has many friends, not only in Paducah, but throughout the surrounding county. Bank of Paducah, is a numbered among the most sapient business men and best known and popular citizens of this city.