Location: Moore County TN

Biographical Sketch of S.E.H. Dance, M.D.

S. E. H. Dance, M. D., the leading physician of Lynchburg, Tennessee, was born March 30, 1834, son of Stephen M. and Sarah (Smith) Dance, born in Virginia and North Carolina, and died in 1853 and 1862, respectively, they came to Lincoln County about 1826. The father was a farmer of ordinary means and a local minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject spent his boyhood days on a farm and at the time of his father’s death was attending Emory and Henry College, Virginia. He returned home and began the study of medicine and attended one course of lectures, in 1854-55 in the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the Louisville (Kentucky) Medical College in 1856 and began practicing his profession in Lynchburg. During the war he was assistant surgeon of Turney’s First Tennessee, and in 1862 was promoted to surgeon of the Eighth Tennessee, continuing until near the close of the conflict, when he was made medical director for the reserves of Tennessee. After his return from the battle field he resumed his profession in Lynchburg, in which he has met with good success. September 16, 1856, he married Miami A. Berry, and eight children blessed their union; Edward M., William H., Charles H., Frank P., Fannie, Robert R., Harry H. and Clifford C. In 1883 Dr. Dance and his son, William H., opened a drugstore...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Parks

Thomas H. Parks, of the firm of Parks, Taylor & Co., of Lynchburg, Tennessee, is a son of Ambrose Lee and Eleanor E. (Watts) Parks. The father was born in North Carolina. After his marriage he moved to Missouri, where he resided until 1846, and then came to Lynchburg, Tennessee, where he was engaged the wheelwright and wagon making business. Both parents died in 1850. Thomas H. was born in Missouri October 19, 1840, being but nine years old when his parents died. He made his home with an uncle in Alexander County, North Carolina, until seventeen years old. In 1858 he came to Lynchburg, Tennessee, and engaged in the carpenter’s trade, relying upon his own exertions for support. He joined the Confederate Army, Turney’s First Tennessee, Company E, and served until the close of the war, with the exception of nearly two years spent in prison. He began dealing in livestock after the war, and about 1870 began selling goods in Lynchburg, but on a very limited scale. He has increased his business from time to time, and is now doing well financially and is one of the leading business men of Lynchburg. He was married in 1869 to E. A. M. Taylor, daughter of Squire J.H. Taylor, and their union has been blessed with six children: Minnie M., John L., Willie K., Emma P., Thomas H. and...

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Forrest’s Escort

Killed in the service F. G. Motley, S. J. Green and W. T. K. Green Wounded W. F. Taylor, received seven wounds Served to the end of the war without being wounded Lieutenant John Eaton Privates J. N. Taylor, T. J. Eaton, D. R. Bedford, D. H. Call, E. Clark, T. M. Dance, M. A. L. Enochs, C. W. Lucas, and Orderly Sergeant M. L. Parks This command served under General Forrest during the war, and surrendered May 10, 1865, at Gainesville,...

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Biographical Sketch of Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel, proprietor of the distillery at Lynchburg, Tennessee, was born in Moore County, in 1848. His father, Gallaway Daniel, came from North Carolina to Moore County when eight years of age and in later years followed tilling the soil as an occupation. Our subject has always been a farmer, and in 1876 erected his distillery, which he began operating two years later, under the firm name of Daniel & Call, continuing thus five years. It has a capacity of fifty bushels per day and turns out some of the finest brands of “Lincoln County” whisky. Mr. Daniel is the owner of a large and productive farm, which he manages in connection with his distillery, and on which he raises large numbers of...

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Biography of J.W. Motlow

J. L. Bryant & Co. This firm is now composed of H. B. Morgan and J. W. Motlow. It was first established in 1872, by J. L. Bryant (now deceased) and H. B. Morgan. J. L. Bryant had himself been in business in Lynchburg since 1806. He was born September 25, 1824, in Lincoln County, and was reared in west Tennessee, and when a young man returned to Moore County, and on August 24, 1845, married Finetta B. Leftwich, and engaged in merchandising at Charity, in this county, continuing in mercantile pursuits until his death. In 1865 he was at Shelbyville, and removed from there to Lynchburg. He was also an extensive farmer and stock trader. He was drowned April 5, 1883, at Shelbyville. He was a very popular man, and was identified with the social and public interests, and was one of the most successful business men of Moore County. There now survives him a family of two daughters and his widow. H. B. Morgan was born October 14, 1842, in Lincoln County, Tennessee, being a son of W. A. and Mary (Davidson) Morgan, both now living near Montgomery, Alabama. Young Morgan remained on the farm until 1861, when he enlisted with the “boys in gray” and served till the battle of Franklin, in 1864, in which he lost an arm. He returned home in June 1865, and...

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Biographical Sketch of M.N. Parkes

M. N. Parkes is one of the ten children born to the union of Martin L. and Susan B. (Smith) Parkes. The father was born in North Carolina in 1793, and immigrated to what is now Moore County, Tennessee, in 1818, where he lived the balance of big life. The country then was dense forests and canebrakes. He was a blacksmith and a farmer, and was a man of simple means. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and was a soldier in the war of 1812, being a lieutenant and also a recruiting officer. He died in 1845. The mother was born in 1803, and removed here when quite young: Our subject was born January 19, 18311 near Lynchburg; was reared on a farm, and learned the tanner’s trade when a boy, which occupation he followed for thirteen years. He then engaged in the cotton factory at Lynchburg. and after that was burned down, he engaged in milling until 1876, when he engaged in the retail liquor dealing, with John L. McWhirter, under the firm name of McWhirter & Parkes, until 1878. He then bought Whirter out, and engaged with D. S. Evans, as Parkes & Evans, the present firm. Mr. Parkes has been quite successful in his business, considering the reverses he has met with. In 1866 he married Mary F. Womack, which union resulted...

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Company C, Fourth Confederate Infantry

Killed in the service James Osborn James Cobble Henry Farrar James Jackson John Graves John Steagall T. W. Steagall George Shasteen Alfred Travis Joseph Rose Thomas Pearson T. Roberson M. J. Brown Robert Brown Tom Shasteen Wounded Marion Bedford M. A. Couser W. B. Couser S. Dillingham John Eaton Robert Farmer James Gore H. Gore John Byrom George Damron H. Nelson Samuel Rolan Thomas Raney H. Rosenberger J. F. Mitchell J. Hammontree Polk Nix Died in the service William Brannon J. A. Cobb Enoch Garner Davis Marshall Javan Nelson John Buchanan P. Osborn William Runnells Allen Revis A. Shasteen Ed. Rose C. L. Parks and N. M. Ivey Discharged on account of disability A. Cummins James Osborn James Burt Served to the close of the war Captain J. W. Smith Lieutenant G. W. Byron D. P. Muse R. Simpson Sergeant. S. J. Shasteen Privates S. W. Anderson D. G. Branch George Brown Samuel Brown W. M. Browning D. R. Bedford J. R. Bolin A. W. Cobble E. A. Cobble E. Bolin J. P. Damron D. Ellis William Evans Henry Fullmore J. C. Gobble Stephen Hanes Doll Byrom Henry Miles Isaac Dannel Henry Ivey Tom Graves Tom Muse William Curle Sam Ray M. Runnells Doe Runnells William Shasteen Elijah Shasteen Jacob Shasteen H. Smith R. Smith Ralph Gray R. Riddle J. Pardon Dan Baker Levi Lawson Stephen Pilant John Pilant...

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Biography of H.B. Morgan

J. L. Bryant & Co. This firm is now composed of H. B. Morgan and J. W. Motlow. It was first established in 1872, by J. L. Bryant (now deceased) and H. B. Morgan. J. L. Bryant had himself been in business in Lynchburg since 1806. He was born September 25, 1824, in Lincoln County, and was reared in west Tennessee, and when a young man returned to Moore County, and on August 24, 1845, married Finetta B. Leftwich, and engaged in merchandising at Charity, in this county, continuing in mercantile pursuits until his death. In 1865 he was at Shelbyville, and removed from there to Lynchburg. He was also an extensive farmer and stock trader. He was drowned April 5, 1883, at Shelbyville. He was a very popular man, and was identified with the social and public interests, and was one of the most successful business men of Moore County. There now survives him a family of two daughters and his widow. H. B. Morgan was born October 14, 1842, in Lincoln County, Tennessee, being a son of W. A. and Mary (Davidson) Morgan, both now living near Montgomery, Alabama. Young Morgan remained on the farm until 1861, when he enlisted with the “boys in gray” and served till the battle of Franklin, in 1864, in which he lost an arm. He returned home in June 1865, and...

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Biographical Sketch of Parks, Rufus B.

Rufus B. Parks, clerk and master of the Chancery Court of Moore County, Tennessee, is one of four children born to Allen W. and Fannie (Miller) Parks, natives of North Carolina, born in 1797 and 1802, respectively. They took up their abode permanently in Tennessee in 1826. The father was a farmer, merchant, and in latter days kept hotel, and was magistrate a number of years. He died November 18, 1884, and the mother January 6, 1877. Rufus B. was born May 5, 1827, near Lynchburg, and received a good practical education. For about four or five years after attaining the age of nineteen he clerked in merchandise stores and then engaged in the business for himself, continuing until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company E, Fifth Kentucky Infantry, and was afterward transferred to the Ninth Kentucky Infantry, in which he was lieutenant. On account of poor health he resigned and came home, but soon joined the Twenty-third Tennessee Battalion and served until the close of the conflict. After his return he farmed alone until 1883, when he engaged in merchandising also, which he followed until 1885. He owns 120 acres of land. In 1849 he was married to Emily J. Roundtree, who died November 30, 1884, having borne him four children: Rufus A., Alice A. (Mrs. Loderick Robertson), Edwin L. and May. Mr....

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Company G, Forty-first Tennessee Confederate Infantry

Sergeant J. M. Waggoner has kindly furnished us the following roll of officers and men: Captain, W. E. Murrel Lieutenants W. N. Taylor G. S. Tipps (killed) H. H. Johnson Sergeants J. J. Matlock A. Smith G. Hall J. M. Waggoner Corporals G. W. Davis R. C. Hinds J. Hill W. H. Noah G. W. Reneger Privates Conner Awalt E. M. Bean J. W. Bowling J. B. Benson Wm. Brazzelton Abe Brazzelton Nick Copeland Fletch Church James Cooper H. Church Jesse Ethridge James Ethridge W. C. Grant T. H. Hall Zib Frily Rich Groves Richard Hill Jack Hall J. F. Hall H. Hall T. J. Hise J. K. Higgenbotham J. H. Higgenbotham S. M. Lewis Samuel Morris J. M. Mayes George McClure (killed) Z. R. Murrel F. M. McCoy John Morris J. M. McKinzie P. J. Noab M. Powers H. G. Renegar W. C. Roach G. R. Scivalley J. V. Scivalley G. W. Syler J. N. Scivalley S. W. Smith Kit Smith Pen Sandredg John Tipps J. F. Tipps J. C. Tipps W. J. Tipps C. M. Taylor J.H. Vanzant Izaac Vanzant W. M. Wiseman R. C. Wiseman J. T. Wiseman (killed) M. G. Waggoner G. W. Wicker J. M. Woods W. D. Young M. V....

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. A.H. Parkes

Dr. A. H. Parkes, whose birth occurred on the farm where he now resides, in Moore County, October 11, 1936, is one of seven surviving children, born to the union of Martin L. and Susan (Smith) Parkes. The father was a native of North Carolina, born in 1793, and came to this county about 1818. He was an officer in the war of 1812, and was magistrate in Lincoln County for several years. He was a tiller of the soil, and died December, 12, 1845. The mother was born August, 8, 1803, in Virginia, and came to this county in 1818, where she was married the same year. She died August, 11, 1881. At the age of seventeen, our subject began the study of medicine with a brother in Lynchburg, where he remained three years, after which he attended a course of lectures in the medical department of the University of Nashville. He then practiced for one year, and in the fall of 1858, entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia where he graduated the following March-April 1861, he joined Turney’s First Tennessee Infantry, and in the fall of the same year was elected lieutenant. In May 1862, he returned home, and since that time has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession in connection with farming. November 26,1867, he married Mary E. Killer, daughter of J. A....

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Company H, Eighth Tennessee Confederate States Army

The following named persons enlisted from what is now Moore County: Killed in the service Benjamin Morgan Frank Johnson Lieut. J. G. Call W. L. Davidson W. H. Martin Joseph Stacy P. Y. Mitchell Alexander Brady John Reese Wounded L. A. Farrer W. J. Taylor Nat. S. Forrester Lieutenant John Sullivan Berry Leftwich Brittain Carragan P. A. Raby Lieutenant John D. Tolley H. L. W. Boon Alex. Crane Stephen Johnson M. M. Dean Wilson Call John Raby Died in the service James Morehead Rufus Morehead Served to the close of the war Albert H. Boon Joseph Broughton Wiley H. Carrigan John S. Carrigan Jas. H. C. Duff John Eslick Isaac V. Forrester Enoch Glidewell Geo. C. Logan H. D. Lipscomb W. M. Montgomery Geo. F. Miller E. M. Ousley B. H. Rives John C. Raney John B. Steagall Robt. F. Steagall John B. Thomasson Daniel J. Waggoner George A. Waggoner Geo. W., Sr. Waggoner Geo. W., Jr. Waggoner Felix M. Waggoner Daniel N. Waggoner George H. Waggoner Felix Waggoner Henry A. Waggoner Riky Waggoner Edward D. Whitman James W. Whitman Wm. A. Woodard Elijah W. Yates Benjamin Broughton Green B. Ashby W. N. Bonner Isaac Evans W. R. Evans Geo. W. Gattis, Sr. J. H. Leftwich Jacob C. Morgan Jas. F. Massey J. F. M. Mills Ellis Mills F. M. Moyers Jas. W. Mitchell Jas. Marr Jas. M. Major...

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Biographical Sketch of T. G. Bailey

The firm of Billingsley & Bailey was formed November 4, 1885, by S. A. Billingsley & T. G. Bailey. The senior member of firm is a native of Bledsoe County, Tenn., born October 31, 1856, and was reared in his native county. His father was a farmer. Our subject engaged in merchandising for two years at Spencer, Tennesse, before coming here. February 1884, he went to Mulberry and there engaged in teaching, being principal of the schools at that place until June 4, 1886, when he resigned. December 16, 1885, he married Jennie Sugg, of Cyruston, Lincoln Co., Tennessee. The father of Mr. Billingsley was a minister, and his grandfather was a member of the first Tennessee Legislature. The father of our subject died in 1878, and his mother is still living. Mr. Bailey, junior member of the firm, was born in the present limits of Moore County, and is a son of Thomas R. and Nancy M. (Edwards) Bailey, natives of North Carolina and Alabama respectively. The father was a farmer, and died April 4, 1884; the mother still survives. Mr. Bailey engaged as clerk in a store in Lynchburg, for two years, and then formed a partnership with T. H. Parks & Co., continuing with that firm until December, 1882. He held an interest in R. B. Parks & Co. store until March 10, 1884, when he...

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Biographical Sketch of James F. Ward

James F. Ward, member of the livery firm of Ward Brothers, of Tullahoma, was born in Moore County, Tennessee in 1859, and is the son of Noah Ward, a native of Moore County. Reared on the farm of his parents, near Lynchburg, Tennessee, our subject attended the public schools of the neighborhood. At the age of eighteen he began for himself, and came to Tullahoma in 1880, where he worked at different occupations until 1885, when, with his brother, R. H. Ward, he purchased the livery stable, which they are now conducting. Politically he is a democrat, and is regarded as one of the progressive young citizens of his adopted...

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Moore County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing.                 Return to Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions Return to United States Cemetery...

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