from the Carroll County Cemetery Book written by Kathryn Salyers & Sherman Dunn
It is estimated that at least 17 graves, possibly more, are included
in the cemetery. The burial site—approximately 60 by 100 feet—is
bounded by an old stone wall on all four sides. The site is heavily
shaded by a woods.
Robert Moore Cemetery
Information from Geneva Pettit
This cemetery is located about three quarters of a mile off Gilgal
Road but can not be accessed by what is known as Zen Forest Rd. This
cemetery has been referred to as the Washburn, Moore Cemetery.
On 18 of Feb, 1930 the land was sold out of the
Moore family from Ella Moore Finklestead and husband Henry to G. A.
Washburn and Maud Tingle Washburn. George Alvin( Alvie) Washburn and
family occupied this land until it was deeded back to the
Finklsteads on 8 July, 1932.
The 1930 deed stipulated that the Family Grave Yard On The
Farm was not included in sale of the land.
The obit of Robert Moore was published in the Carrollton
Democrat on 21 of Jan, 1891, giving date of death as Thursday night
of the week before. Gives age as 95 but 1850 census gives age
about 1800. His age varies during he census records.
Jemmia Roberts Moore:
wife of Robert was born about 1820 and still Living in 1900, age 80.
Death between then and 1910.
son born about 1846, age given as 31 on Carroll County death
records, 2 April, 1878, cause of death, tuberculosis.
James John Moore:
son, born about 1850, age given as 19 on Carroll County death
records, 3 June, 1878, cause of death, tuberculosis.
born about 1853, first husband of Hannah Moore is dead before 1883.
born 9 Dec, 1844 died on March 1888, first husband of Ella Moore.
Stone marks this grave.
Bland Ballard Williams:
born 15 June, 1844, died 25 Dec,1874, first husband of Martha Moore.
Stone marks this grave. (Only two stones found in this
Hannah Moore McDonald:
daughter, was born about 1857 and died after 1932. Second husband
Thomas McDonald born about 1830, died 1929.
Rose Mary Moore:
daughter, born about 1854 died after 1880
daughter, born about 1860 died after 1870
daughter, born about 1857, died after 1870
No marriage records have been found for these three
Ada Mae Washburn:
born 15 June, 1912, died 14 Oct, 1931, daughter of George Alvie
Washburn and Maud Tingle, Bible Record of Alvie Washburn. Cause of
death Cholera. Record from Marlene Washburn. Grand-daughter of
Newspaper Obit of Robert Moore from Kathryn Salyers. Sherman
Dunn and Kathryn did not visit this cemetery because of the very
steep hill. They were aware of the cemetery.
This cemetery was recently saved from being moved thanks to the
clause in the deed in 1930 and to the hard work of the Smith family,
the Editor of the News Democrat and the descendents of Robert Moore.