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Milton Nesbit Moore


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Milton Nesbit Moore was born the 10th of March, 1829 in North Carolina. He was a long-time resident of Lynchburg, Tennessee. He was a member of the church of Christ and served as a teaching elder for the Lynchburg church for many years. His wife, Elizabeth Laura "Bettie" Shaw Moore (1832-1896), was the sister of Thomas J. Shaw, the noted preacher of the gospel from that area. The Moores had eight children, six boys and two girls. Through the years he was co-owner of a grocery store in Lynchburg. In 1870 he and others were approved by the Tennessee state legislature to begin a Male and Female Institute in Lynchburg. He died January 5, 1906, and was buried in the Shaw plot in the City Cemetery.

Acts of the State Tennessee, 36th General Assembly For The Year, 1869-1870

Directions To The Grave of M. N. Moore

The city of Lynchburg, Tennessee is probably best known world-wide for its production of Jack Daniels Whiskey. The distillery is open daily for free tours to sight seers. However, our visit in December, 2001 was for a much greater, and far more fulfilling purpose, to find the final resting place of M. N. Moore. This south-central Tennessee town lies 13 miles west of I-24 at Tullahoma on Hwy. 55. It is located about 18 miles northwest of Winchester, Tennessee on Hwy. 50, and about 15 miles northeast of Fayetteville, Tennessee. Coming in from Tullahoma the main road, Hwy 55, is called Majors Blvd. Go through the town's only traffic light and just ahead on the right will be a funeral home that corners on Morgan St. When you turn on Morgan St. you will notice the cemetery on the hill ahead of you. Go to the stop sign. Cemetery St. goes straight ahead, and Church St. goes to the left in front of the cemetery. Turn left on Church St. in front of the cemetery, and go over the rise to the first entrance on the right. Note that the sections are enclosed by curbing, with walkways between sections. Go to the second walkway and look to the left. The first grave facing you will be the "Setliff" family plot. Behind the Setliff graves five rows you will see Shaw's monument. To the left of the Thomas J. Shaw plot is the M. N. Moore plot.

GPS Location
35°17'06.4"N 86°22'38.7"W
or D.d. 35.285103,-86.377412

In Memory Of
M. N. Moore
March 10, 1829
January 5, 1906
Our Father
Gone To Be With Mother

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