Elizabeth Grymes Moore Obituary

Elizabeth Johnstone Grymes Moore

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes

Nashville Republican Banner, Apri 15, 1852

"DIED--On Wednesday, March 31, 1852, at the residence of her son-in-law, W. C. Richmond, esqr. of Robertson County, Tenn.  Elizabeth Johnstone Moore in the 87th year of her age.  Mrs. Moore was born in Gloucester County, Va., and was the second daughter of Ludwell and Mary Dawson Grymes and granddaughter of Rev. Dawson of William and Mary College.  Her parents removed to Burlington, then country seat of Orange County, where she married the Reverend William Moore, then an itinerant Methodist Episcopal minister, and afterwards settled in Fluvanna County, where they remained a few years, and afterwards moved to the vicinity of Milton, NC; where they raised their family and in 1820 removed to Robertson County, Tennessee.  She was descended from Pure Old Virginia Blood, being connected with the Lees, Pages, Randolphs, Maurys and Dawsons, and was a woman of great vivacity of spirit in early life, of unbounded benevolence and charity, a great talker and fine reader.  In a word, the idol of her company, but in later life she became much afflicted and was subject to great melancholy and a few years before her death lost her eyesight, which deprived her of her last earthly enjoyment, reading.  She lived to see her fourth generation and wore out the cord of life thread by thread until the last fibre parted and she died without struggle.  She was a member of the Baptist Church 30 years before her death."

*William Moore and Betsy Johnstone Grymes were married in Orange County, Va. on 10 April 1781.

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