James Seaborn Moore

  • Birth 1807 Millhaven, Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 23 Jul 1869 Warriorstand, Macon County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 48885475

Graduated #42 of 46 in the USMA class of 1829, along with Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston. Commissioned in the infantry and resigned 1829. Physician 1832-1850; Planter in Alabama 1848-1869. Husband of Theresa Coates Moore.

This article is from the book "Burke County Folks 1851 - 1900", pages 248 and 249.

The Advocate newspaper, August 27, 1869

Dr. James Seaborn Moore, was born in Millhaven, Screven Co., Ga., 13th February, 1807 and died at Warrior Stand, Ala, July 23rd, 1869, aged 62 years.

He enjoyed the advantage of a liberal education, and at an early age was admitted as a cadet at the Military Academy at West Point. He had for his compeers and associates, Robert E. Lee, Jos. E Johnston, and Jefferson Davis. Returning home, he studied medicine, preferring the quiet walks of his profession to the stir and excitement of military life. About 30 years ago he came to Warrior Stand, Macon Co., Ala., and pursued his vocation as a physician and planter. Here he lived in the bosom of his family until called hence. His family government was kind, loving and successful. He lived to see all his children in the church of God and on the way to heaven. Of late years he had passed through much affliction. His wife died suddenly, then a son, who contracted sickness in the army, and died at home, then a lovely daughter who left a precious testimony, and then a married daughter, whose name is an ointment poured forth. Dr M. had tried like many others to seek religion at home - for years had been a praying man; but never until our revival meeting two years ago, did he get his consent to confess Christ before men. He calmly and deliberated took his position, joined the M. E. Church, and until that day until his death,was one of the most decided, uniform Christians I have even known. He said he had no religious ecstasies like many others - often felt that his prayers at the family altar were dull and dry, and the service without comfort to his soul; but he persistently, adhered to duty, even when on account of his growing infirmities, he had to call on someone else to read the Psalm, and after prayer, had to be lifted from his knees. He was always in his place in the house of God when strength permitted. I had the mournful pleasure of being with him for several days before his death. His mind was clear and his submission complete. In answer to my question whether he "could submit to God in all things," he said, "entirely, in all things; his will not mine be done." At his request I administered the Lord's Supper to him and his whole family. He rejoiced, almost as if his spirit would leave the clay. "Oh!" said he, "what precious blood, what precious blood." He had steadfastly adhered to Christ and now came the foretaste of the joys of the upper sanctuary. He had been twice married, and leaves a widow and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. May God bless them, and comfort them. B. B. Ross

* Wife was "Louisa B."

*Children (according to the 1860 census) included:

John C. (ca. 1839)
Eliza F. (ca. 1841
Mary J. (ca. 1844)
Margarette (ca. 1846)
Theresa A. (ca. 1847)
James S.C. (ca. 1849)

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