Randolph  County,  Indiana

The  Muncie  Morning  Star
Friday, June 18, 1943
Winchester, Ind., June 17- Mrs. Martha Rose Moorman, 73, lifelong resident of Randolph County, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the Randolph County Hospital. She had been ill for four months.
          Mrs. Moorman was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Eastern Star Lodge, the J.M.S.C. and the Needle Craft Club.
          Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Curtis of New York City; one granddaughter, Miss Marie Martha Curtis of New York City, and one brother, Jesse Painter of Ridgeville. Mrs. Curtis is ill in New York.
          Funeral services have been tentatively at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary, pending the arrival of the granddaughter. Friends may call at the mortuary after 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

The  Farmland  Enterprise
January 13, 1905
          Obituary -- William W. Moorman, son of Tarlton and Rebecca Mooreman, was born October 3, 1836, on the farm 3 miles east of Maxville, which was entered by his father about the year 1822, and died at the home of James Moorman in Winchester, Jan. 4, 1905.
          He had lived almost the three score years and ten, having reached the age of 68 years, 3 months and 1 day. His father had been twice married, first to Hannah Way, and then to Rebecca Nebb. There were in his father's family thirteen children, of whom he was the youngest. But one of the family survives him, Thomas, who resides in Winchester. In 1865, his mother departed this life, and in 1875, he was bereft of his father. All his life, his sister, Larah A., had been his companion, but in 1892, even she was taken away from him, leaving him lonely indeed. He was a quiet, peace-loving man, not of the aggressive kind who would push his way to the front, but one who rather waited for circumstances to compel him. He was in a true sense a gentleman. He never intentionally did a mean thing, but sought the good of others.
          In his father he had an example of a consistent christian and an honest man, and he profited by it. His mother was a devout christian woman, and early led him to the church. In his earliest childhood he accompanied his parents to the residence of John Sumwalt, where the Methodists were holding services. He united with the Methodists in early life, being a member on the Huntsville circuit. In 1869, Farmland, Maxville and Pleasant Hill were taken from the Huntsville charge and named the Farmland charge, so Uncle William had been associated with Farmland charge from its earliest history.
          The death of his sister affected him strangely. He had so long depended upon her judgment that he seemed afraid to trust his own and for twelve years he has been losing his brain power, while his general health continued excellent. Softening of the brain resulted, and exactly one year from the day he was brought to Winchester, death claimed him. In his weakness and mental darkness, however, he would frequently speak of the church.
          Rest guileless man, your timid spirit free from the strife and turmoil of life is before your loving Father who weighs the thoughts -----------.
Contributed by Billy J. Baker

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
        MOORMAN Henry, of Fountain City, Ind. b. Richland Co. N.C. July 1, 1813. Came here in 1823, there was also a memorium. He m. Ann Diggs d/o Wm. and Fanny Diggs, Apr. 9, 1836. Her father Wm. d. May 15,1854 ae 100yrs and Fanny, her mother d. Apr. 1, 1838 both bur. Dunkirk Cem. Henry d. Nov. 21,1889 ae 76yrs. The s/o Tarlton and Nancy Moorman, 3 children are listed Susannah 1838-1841, Rebecca and Caroline, 2 bros., Thomas who m. a sis/o Ann (Eunice Diggs) and Richmond Moorman. They were from N.C.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
        MOORMAN, Elizabeth D. (McCracken), d/o Robert and Sarah McCracken b. in Licking Co. OH, Sept. 3, 1836-died in R.C. Oct. 20, 1888 ae 52y. They came to R.C. in 1831. On Mar. 28, 1875 she m. Luther Moorman, they had one son, dec'd. Bur at Maxville Cem. Serv. by Rev. W. Utsler.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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