There are many great men who rose from the throes of slavery and the confines that originally prohibited them from achieving the most out of life. One such man is Henry Moore. While little is known about his life, one thing is certain. He was a slave who was able to achieve his freedom.
Born in Alabama in 1810, Henry Moore was a man who seemed destined for political life once he bought his freedom. He was born into slavery and was thought to even be illiterate but the positions that he later took in the legislature may have proved that assumption false.
Moore worked in farming. He was married to his wife Harriet and they had three children. It is believed by many historians that Henry Moore bought his freedom in 1842.
After he was considered a free man, Henry Moore became dedicated to public service serving the Harrison County Legislature from Marshall, Texas from 1870 until 1871 and again in 1873.
Henry Moore died around 1880 but his cause of death is unknown. His location upon his death was never determined. His contributions to the Texas Legislature will forever be remembered. He will also be remembered for his hard work and dedication to fight the chains that held him in order to gain his freedom through his perseverance.