In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
I March 3, 1999 The Tit. 2a Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresuille's 175th Anniversary and the 200thâ¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresuille's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the MooresuilleDecatur/Monrovia Times is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. I son only two weeks later. Daughter Mary Moore marÂ¬â¨ried Washington Conduitt andâ¨on land given them by her faÂ¬â¨ther, Washington Conduitt builtâ¨the stately two story brick houseâ¨on West High Street. In Oct. 1853, Washingtonâ¨Conduitt returned from a busiÂ¬â¨ness trip to find his young brideâ¨dying and the home a bitter reÂ¬â¨minder. Samuel Moore boughtâ¨the house from his son-in-lawâ¨and lived there the rest of his life.â¨It is now known as the Samuelâ¨Moore home. Samuel Moore and Elizaâ¨Worthington of Madison, Ind.â¨were married in April, 1928. Eliza Worthington was born inâ¨Georgetown, Pann. in 1803. Theâ¨family moved to Cape Giradeau, Mo. where her father died young. Eliza's mother moved herself andâ¨her children to Madison, Ind. toâ¨live with her bachelor brother, Joshua.- While there, Eliza joined theâ¨Methodist Church. When sheâ¨came to Mooresville as a bride,â¨she met with Celi Tansey andâ¨wife and Jesse Rooker and hisâ¨wife for paryer meetings. ToÂ¬â¨gether, they laid the foundationâ¨for the Methodist Church inâ¨Mooresville, now United MethÂ¬â¨odist Church. Several children were born toâ¨the Moores, but only three daughÂ¬â¨ters survived childhood. The oldÂ¬â¨est, Jane, married R.B. Newby. Their first baby was namedâ¨Samuel Moore Newby. Janeâ¨Moore Newby died very suddenlyâ¨on Aug. 24,1852 and her infant The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken orâ¨copied from various materials located in the Indiana/Localâ¨History Room of the Mooresville Public Library and includeâ¨newspaper clippings and notes from books edited by Beckyâ¨Hardin, Clara Richardson and Almira Hadley. The house was added to andâ¨enlarged to accomodate the chilÂ¬â¨dren and relatives they tood toâ¨care for and raise. The two sons-â¨in-law lived there until they reÂ¬â¨married. Eliza Worthingtonâ¨Moore's two bachelor brothersâ¨lived there, too. Daughter Maggie Moore marÂ¬â¨ried David Fogleman on Dec. 30,1869. She assumed the manÂ¬ agement of the household as herâ¨parents aged. !
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