Moore Cemetery


The Moore Cemetery, which has only one recorded burial, is located in section 5 of Washington Township, Harrison County, Missouri. From Bethany, go west on highway 136 approximately five miles and turn right (north) on blacktop D. Go north approximately 12 miles to the intersection with blacktop M and turn left (west). Go west two miles to blacktop NN and turn right (north). Go north approximately two miles to W180th St (gravel) and turn left (west). Go one mile and turn right (north) on W120th Ave and go north to the intersection with W175th. The cemetery is on a hill east of the road.

MOORE Isaac  Apr 7, 1878 Age 44y, 10m, 3dNo Birth Date
Son of Joseph & Sarah Moore

From the Bethany newspaper, April 1878:

"Friday night, April 5, 1878, Isaac Moore, an old citizen of Lincoln Township, was shot through the body from side to side with a musket ball. The facts of the matter are about these, as obtained from Mr Moore, and from Jonah Noah, the man who did the shooting. Moore was going along the public road, and when near Noah's house, Noah fired from some place about the stable. Noah's version is that someone had been stealing his corn, and he suspected a certain man (not Moore) and was out with his gun watching for him. By and by a man came along and it being dark he could not see who it was, but supposed it was the one who had been stealing his corn. Without warning or notice of any kind, and while Moore was walking along, Noah fired with the above results. Noah admitted to several persons that he shot Moore, but did not know that it was Moore, but thought it was the other man. The next day (Saturday) Noah gave himself up before Squire D. Adair, and a preliminary examination was held, and Noah was held to answer to the circuit court in the sum of $2,000. Failing to give bail he was brought to jail Sunday.

When Noah saw that he had shot Moore, he went to him, took him to his own house and sent for a physician.

The next day, Squire Adair went to where Moore was and took his affidavit. The affidavit was in words as follows:

'Isaac Moore states on his oath that he, Isaac Moore, was going from towards his timber, to look after the fire that was in the prairie, and I started toward the house (meaning Noah's) and was shot in the public highway. That was April 5, 1878 after dark.'

Subscribed and sworn to this April 6, 1878. David Adair, J.P."

Noah had been living in that vicinity but a short time, having moved from near Denver, Worth County.

Isaac Moore died on the 7th, and the same day the sheriff lodged a complaint with Squire Howell charging Noah with the murder. He was rearrested, pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to a term of 20 years in the state penitentiary. He served six years and was paroled.

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