Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– Marion, Ala., August 16, 1858. Parents– John and Emily Adelia (Billingslea) Moore. Married– Mary Brown Daniel, 1900. Children– One. Education– Howard College, 1878; studied law. Employed as a teacher, Monterey and Pineapple, Ala.; founded, Moore’s Academy, Pineapple; horse breeder, Maury County, Tenn.; editor, Horse Review, (published in Chicago); formed the magazine, Trotwood’s Monthly (later Taylor-Trotwood Magazine), 1905-1906; director, libraries, Archives and History of Tennessee, 1919-1929.


Dictionary of American Biography and from National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.


The Bishop of Cottontown; a Story of the Southern Cotton Mill. Philadelphia; J.C. Winston Co., 1906.

The Draper Manuscripts as Relating to Tennessee. Nashville; Brandon, 1919.

The Gift of the Grass; Being the Autobiography of a Famous Racing Horse. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

Hearts of Hickory; a Story of Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Jack Ballington, Forester. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1911.

The Old Cotton-Gin (poem). Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Ole Mistis, and Other Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1897.

Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Chicago; J.C. Bauer, H.T. Coates Co., 1897.

A Summer Hymnal; a Romance of Tennessee. Philadelphia; H.T Coates Co., 1901.

Tom’s Last Forage. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Uncle Wash; His Stories. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.


Tennessee, the Volunteer State, 1769-1923. Chicago; S. J. Clarke, s.d.