MOORE, IDORA McCLELLAN PLOWMAN, 1843-1929

Biography:

Writer. Born– Talladega, Ala., October 31, 1843. Parents– General William B. and Martha (Robey) McClellan. Married–(1) Albert W. Plowman, 1873  (died 1878) ; (2)  M. V. Moore, 1892 (died 1900). Children– One.  Education– Centenary Institute, a Methodist academy located at  Summerfield, Alabama.  Began her career by writing humorous dialect  pieces under the pseudonym Betsy Hamilton for  The Alabama Reporter, a local Talladega newspaper; later wrote for The Sunny South, an Atlanta paper, and for some years for The Atlanta Constitution.  Wrote pieces for Harper’s Weekly.  Performed public readings of her writing.  Founding member of Alabama Writers Conclave.  Died February 26, 1929.

Source:

American Authors and Books and from Southern Character Sketches.

Jones, Virginia K., “Betsy Hamilton,” Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 13-15.

Publication(s):

Christmas on an Old Time Plantation. S.l.; s.n., 19–?. (Written by request of, and read to, the Highland City Book Club of Talladega, Alabama.)

Southern Character Sketches. Atlanta, Ga.; The Dickert Co., [1937].