|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1807|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1876|
Elijah MOORE was born to William F. MOORE & Elizabeth CARTER MOORE in Virginia (Likely, Henry County) on October 19, 1807. He was raised on his father's, 600 acre, tobacco farm in Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina.
He enrolled in Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) between 1825 and 1827. Elijah graduated with an AB Degree in either 1832 or 1833. Elijah's first wife was Barbara Jane CHEATHAM BARBER, a widow with one son, George Thomas BARBER. They were married 16 DEC 1834 in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.
After 1838, Elijah and Barbara Jane CHEATHAM moved the family to Franklin, Heard County, Georgia. During part of his time in Franklin, Georgia, Elijah operated a hotel. Sarah Ann Caroline and John Augustus, their infant children, are buried in Jack Vaughn Cemetery, two miles from Centralhatchee. Two additional children survived to adulthood: James Christopher MOORE who married Martha Jane RAMPY & (Reverend) William Arthur MOORE who married Sarah Waters OSLIN.
Near 1850 we find Elijah as postmaster in Hickory Flat, Alabama. When the 1850 census was taken, Elijah, Barbara Jane, James Christopher and William Arthur MOORE were living in Randolph County, Alabama....most likely living in Lamar, Alabama, where Elijah was postmaster during the Civil War. By 1854 Barbara Jane was dead. On 27 September 1857 Elijah married Martha Ann ELEY in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Elijah had two more children by Martha: Mary Francis Breckenridge (LEVENS) & Nannie Niah Virginia (MONTGOMERY).
When Elijah's last child was born (Nannie Niah Virginia MOORE) in 1868 he and his 2nd wife are living in Bowdon, Carroll County, Georgia where he died and is buried.
Barbara Jane CHEATHAM
b. 20 MAY 1810 in Georgia
Married: 16 DEC 1834 in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
1. James Christopher MOORE
b. 8 OCT 1835 in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
2. Sarah Ann Caroline MOORE
b. 9 SEP 1837 in Centralhatchee, Heard County, Georgia
3. (Reverend) William Arthur MOORE
b. 29 JAN 1840 in Franklin, Heard County, Georgia
4. John Augustus MOORE
b. 24 MAY 1847 in Centralhatchee, Heard County, Georgia
Marriage # 2
Martha Ann ELEY
b. 8 NOV 1832 in Henry County, Georgia
Married: 27 SEP 1857
in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
1. Mary Frances Breckenridge MOORE
b. 1 AUG 1860 in Lamar County, Alabama
2. Nannie Niah Virginia MOORE
b. 27 SEP 1868 in Bowdon, Carroll County, Georgia
New grave marker placed by:
Arthur Allen MOORE III
Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandson
Martha Ann Eley Moore (1832 - 1880)
James Christopher Moore (1835 - 1920)*
Sarah Ann Caroline Moore (1837 - 1938)*
John Augustus Moore (1847 - 1847)*
William Arthur Moore (1849 - 1909)*
Niah Virginia Moore Montgomery (1868 - 1953)*
Bowdon Baptist Cemetery
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Jan 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12936316