Creator

Date Original

1833

Description

This collection contains photocopies of two letters belonging to the Rev. James W. Wilson family written between 1833 and the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Reverend James Wilson Moore was born September 14, 1797 in Pennsylvania to James Moore and Mary Woods Moore. James W. Moore entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1825 and was ordained in October 1827. Rev. Moore arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas in January 1828 and organized the first Presbyterian church in Arkansas. He married Elizabeth Guild Green and they had eight children including their eldest William E. Moore. William E. Moore was born July 28, 1831 and attended Nassau College in New Jersey, graduating in 1852. William E. Moore married Sallie E. Washington. He joined the 25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States Army, serving as a captain. William E Moore died at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.027.011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Rev. James W. Wilson family letters [photocopy], SMC.027.011

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rev. James W. Wilson family letters [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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