Emma J. North and Elias B. Moore were married in Washington County on 27 January 1870. Elias B. Moore was a son of the founder of the Fayetteville Democrat. He and his brother W. B. Moore re-established their father's newspaper business in 1868 after it had been destroyed during the War Between the States. Elias served as a Colonel with Pikes Guard CSA, Company C, under the command of Samuel R. Bell during the War.