Moses Moore & Catherine Inman GordonMoses M Gordon

Moses was born September 15, 1814, in York County, South Carolina. Catherine was born April 11, 1823, to Levi and Elizabeth Wilkie Inman. The family converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1888 the persecution became intolerable so they left. They had to hide in the woods for three days before they could make their way to Spartanburg, South Carolina and catch a train to Utah.

Originally married in the late 1830's, Moses and Catherine were remarried October 18, 1888, in Logan, Utah. They had ten children: William Nelson, Susan, John Alonzo, Samuel Brown, Thomas Sumter, Lawson Henderson, David Hartness, Martha Jane, Nancy and Beauregard.

Catherine died November 19, 1896, and the 1900 census showed Moses living in American Fork, Utah with his daughter, Martha Jane Givens and her husband William. He died January 1, 1901, in Lehi and they are buried in the Lehi City Cemetery.

It is not known how many, but some of his children came to Utah. John Alonzo married Emily Ann Wells, sister to Boise Wells (q.v.), and their son, John Thomas married Luetta Miller Parker (q.v.). Moses is listed in the book Pioneers and Prominent Men in Utah.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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