Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Moore, Jacob Bailey

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MOORE, Jacob Bailey, physician, b. in Georgetown, Me., 5 Sept., 1772; d. in Andover, N. H., 10 Jan., 1813. His ancestors emigrated to this country from Scotland. Jacob studied medicine, settled in Andover in 1796, and practised successfully till 1812, when he was appointed surgeon's mate in the U. S. army. He wrote verses and numerous newspaper articles, and composed several pieces of music that were published in Samuel Holyoke's “Columbian Repository.” — His son, Jacob Bailey, author, b. in Andover, N. H., 31 Oct., 1797; d. in Bellows Falls, Vt., 1 Sept., 1853, in early life was a printer in Concord, N. H., and in 1823 became a bookseller and publisher. He edited the “New Hampshire Journal” in 1826-'9, from the latter year till 1833 was sheriff of Merrimack county, and in 1839 edited the “New York Daily Whig.” For four years he was a government clerk at Washington, D. C., then became librarian to the New York historical society, and from 1849 till 1853 he was postmaster of San Francisco, Cal. His principal works are “Collections, Topographical, Historical, and Biographical, relating principally to New Hampshire,” in which he was assisted by John Farmer, and which was one of the first publications devoted to local history in this country (3 vols., Concord, 1822-'4); “A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire” (1823); “Annals of Concord, with a Memoir of the Penacook Indians” (1823-'6); “Laws of Trade in the United States” (1840); and “Memoirs of American Governors” (1846). The last-named work was left uncompleted, but was designed to embrace all the pre-Revolutionary, colonial, and provincial governors. — Another son, Henry Eaton, musical composer, b. in Andover, N. H., 31 July, 1803; d. in East Cambridge, Mass., 23 Oct., 1831, was apprenticed as a printer to Gov. Isaac Hill. He established and edited the “Grafton Journal” in Plymouth, N. H., in 1824-'6, and subsequently taught music in Concord, N. H., and in Cambridge, Mass. A short time before his death he began the publication of the Boston “Eoliad,” a weekly musical journal. His publications include “The Musical Catechism” (Concord, N. H., 1829); “The New Hampshire Collection of Church Music” (1832); “The Merrimack Collection of Instrumental and Martial Music” (1833); “The National Choir, a Collection of Anthems and Set Pieces” (1834); and “The Northern Harp” (1837). — Another son, John Weeks, musical editor, b. in Andover, N. H., 11 April, 1807, was educated at Concord high-school and Plymouth academy, became a printer, and was connected with several journals. In 1834 he established the first musical newspaper in New Hampshire, and he afterward edited “The World of Music,” a quarto, “The Musical Library,” a folio, and the “Daily News.” His musical publications include “Vocal and Instrumental Instructor” (Bellows Falls, Vt., 1843); “Sacred Minstrel” (1848); “Complete Encyclopædia of Music, Elementary, Technical, Historical, Biographical, Vocal, and Instrumental” (1854); “American Collection of Instrumental Music” (1856); “Star Collection of Instrumental Music” (1858); “Appendix to Encyclopedia of Instrumental Music” (Manchester, N. H., 1858); “Musical Record” (5 vols., 1867-'70); and “Songs and Song-Writers of America” (200 numbers, 1859-'80). He is also the author of “Historical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous Gatherings relative to Printers, Printing, Publishing of Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and other Literary Productions from 1820 to 1886” (1886), a second volume of which is now (1888) in preparation. — The second Jacob Bailey's son, George Henry, author, b. in Concord, N. H., 20 April, 1823; d. in New York city, 5 May, 1892, was graduated at the university of New York in 1842, became assistant librarian to the New York historical society in 1841, librarian in 1849, and on 3 Oct., 1872, superintendent and trustee of the Lenox library, which position he held till his death. The University of New York has given him the degree of LL. D. He is the author of “The Treason of Charles Lee” (New York, 1858), which is an account of the military career of Lee in this country, with documents in Lee's handwriting that had not previously appeared in print, which were conclusive evidence of his treasonable designs. (See Lee, Charles.) Dr. Moore's other works are “Employment of Negroes in the Revolutionary Army” (1862); “Notes on the History of Slavery in Massachusetts” (1866); “Notes on the Witchcraft in Massachusetts” (1883-'5); “Washington as an Angler” (1887), and numerous pamphlets. — Another son, Frank, editor, b. in Concord, N. H., 17 Dec., 1828, removed to New York city, was assistant secretary of legation in Paris in 1869-'72, and in 1876-'7 conducted “The Record of the Year,” a monthly magazine published in New York. He has edited “Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution” (New York, 1856); “Cyclopædia of American Eloquence” (1857); “Diary of the American Revolution” (2 vols., 1860); “Materials for History” (1861); “The Rebellion Record,” a collection of documents, reports, descriptions, poetry, anecdotes, and other contemporaneous matter relating to the civil war (12 vols., 1861-'5); “Lyrics of Loyalty” (1864); “Rebel Rhymes and Rhapsodies” (1864); “Personal and Political Ballads” (1864); “Speeches of Andrew Johnson, with a Biographical Introduction” (1865); “Life and Speeches of John Bright” (Boston, 1865); “Women of the War, 1861-'6” (Hartford, 1866); and “Songs and Ballads of the Southern People, 1861-'5,” a collection of war songs (New York, 1887).