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Frank Russell Moon, Sr.

Frank Russell Moon, Sr.,  1875-1955

Name:  Frank Russell Moon, Sr.

Date:  ca. 1927

Image Number:  CRMS18cdCRMS02

Comments:   Frank Russell Moon, Sr., was born on February 2, 1875, at Shirland in Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of James Nelson Moon (1836-1898) and Cary Ann (Coleman) Moon (1840-1921).  On June 26, 1901, Frank married Annie Dunscomb Horsley in Buckingham County, Virginia; Annie (1875-1949) was the daughter of John Horsley and Louisa (Brady) Horsley.  Their wedding was highlighted as follows in the July 5, 1901, edition of the Scottsville Courier:

"The wedding of Frank Russell Moon and Annie Dunscomb Horsley took place June 26, 1901, in Grace Church, Buckingham County.  The bride, escorted by her brother, Alexander Caldwell Horsley, was attired in white Paris muslin trimmed with lace and carried a shower bouquet of roses.  Her attendants carried ferns and daisies."

"Conducting the service was Rev. T. H. Lacy.  The groom was attended by his brother, Cary Nelson Moon.  Mrs. John Horsley played the wedding march."

"After the wedding, an elaborate luncheon was served at Traveler's Rest, Warminster, home of the bride.  Annie is the daughter of the late John Horsley and great granddaughter of Major Charles Yancy of Virginia."

"Mrs. Henry Burton, matron of honor, was attired in her wedding gown of white silk."

Frank and Annie Moon lived at Travelers Rest in Buckingham County, VA, where Frank farmed for many years.  Travelers Rest is located on the James River near Warminster.  It was built in 1724 by William Horsley who came from Warminster, Wiltshire, England.  The house remained in the Horsley family from the time it was built until it was sold in 1972.  Frank and Annie (Horsley) Moon had a son named Channing Moon.  Channing and his wife, Ethel, were the last members of the family to live at Travelers Rest.

The children of Frank and Annie (Horsley) Moon included Channing Horsley Moon, James Cary Moon (died in infancy), Frank Russell Moon, Jr., Annie Moon (died young), and Mary Louise Moon.

Frank Russell Moon also was a merchant, operating a store in Warminster. Additionally, Frank served as postmaster at Warminster Post Office in Nelson County, VA.  In the 1927 photo below, Frank at center is shown with his brother-in-law, Nathaniel T. Sclater (seated on stair railing at left) and Frank's brother, Cary Nelson Moon, at right:

(L to R):  Nathaniel T. Sclater, Frank Russell Moon, and Cary Nelson Moon

Annie Dunscomb (Horsley) Moon passed away on June 15, 1949, in Buckingham County, Virginia, and is buried at the Travelers Rest Cemetery.  Frank Russell Moon, Sr., passed away in Charlottesville, VA, on February 5, 1955; he is buried near his wife, Annie, at the Travelers Rest Cemetery.

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Top Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD CRMS02
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This photo of Frank Russell Mo, Sr., was provided courtesy of Cenie Re Sturm, Scottsville, VA.

Second Image of Travelers Rest appeared in an unidentified Virginia newspaper clipping.

Third Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD CRMS01
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This 1927 photo of Nathaniel T. Sclater, Frank Russell Moon, and Cary Nelson Moon was provided courtesy of Cenie Re Sturm, Scottsville, VA

Fourth Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD CRMS02
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This photo of N.T. Sclater, Frank Russell Moon, and Cary Nelson Moon was provided courtesy of Cenie Re Sturm, Scottsville, VA.

References:
1.  Sketches of The Moon and Barclay Families Including the Harris, Moorman, Johnson, Appling Families compiled by Anna Mary Moon, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November, 1938; p. 25-27.
2.  1880 U.S. Federal Census, James River District, Buckingham County, VA; Enumeration District:34, 16 June 1880, p. 26, Dwelling No. 233.
3.  1910 U.S. Federal Census, James River District, Buckingham County, VA; Enumeration District 65, 12 May 1910, p. B4, Dwelling No. 72.
4.  1940 U.S. Federal Census, James River District, Buckingham County, VA; Enumeration District 55, 16 April 1940, p. 8B, Dwelling No. 135.
5.  Certificate of Death, Commonwealth, VA, Warminster, Buckingham Co., VA; Annie Dunscomb Horsley Moon, d. June 15, 1949; State File No. 15591.
6.  Certificate of Death, Commonwealth, VA, Warminster, Buckingham Co., VA; Frank Russell Moon, died February 5, 1955; State File No. 2557.
7.  Early Cabell Family Graveyards by Archer Minardi, 2008; Burials at Travelers Rest House Cemetery, Buckingham County, VA; p. 62-63.

 

         


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