The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Moore, Jacob Bailey
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MOORE, Jacob Bailey, American journalist and author: b. Andover, N. H., 31 Oct. 1797; d. Bellows Falls, Vt., 1 Sept. 1853. He learned the printer's trade on the Concord Patriot, became bookseller and publisher, then partner in the above paper. In 1826 he founded the New Hampshire Statesman to aid the election of John Quincy Adams as President, and became (1828) member of the State legislature and, in the same year, sheriff of Merrimac County (1828-33). In 1839 he edited the New Hampshire Journal, but soon moved to New York to edit the Daily Whig. He was government clerk in the Washington post office (1841-45), then librarian of the New York Historical Society (1845-49), when he moved to San Francisco as its postmaster (1849-53). He collaborated in compiling a topographical, historical and biographical work on New Hampshire (Concord 1822-24), and he published ‘A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire’ (l823); and histories of Concord and of Andover, N. H., and ‘Memoirs of American Governors’ (1846).