MRS. FANNIE B. MOORES
Copy courtesy of Joan F Vitale, Memphis
Donated by: Bill Boggess
The Daily Memphis Avalanche
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Sunday, August 24, 1879 Page 1
EDITOR AVALANCHE --- Will you allow a brief notice to
Mrs Fannie B
Moores, daughter of the late Senator Solon Borland, of
died this morning, after a short violent attack of yellow
years ago she was a reigning belle of Little Rock, and
enjoyed, as many
will remember, considerable celebrity as a poet. General
Albert Pike had
a high opinion of her talents in that line, The "Dead
republished in the London Cosmopolitan, and highly complimented
journal was one of the best of her productions. "Dilsey
at the North,"
portraying the lament of an aged negress for her
Southern home of
slavery, as contrasted with that of her new found freedom
strangers, was also very much praised. "Born Dead," "The
Lillie," and many more of her published pieces, were
to the public, and among the last of her poetical contributions
tribute of Walter Harvey [Colonel Harvey Washington WALTER]
who died of
yellow fever a year ago, and was a member of Bluff City
leaves behind one child, a son.
A. A. L.
Memphis, August 23, 1879.
Also note comments in 1894, page 2 of the Confederate
Veteran by General
John M Harrell about Fanny and her poem "Dead Confederacy".
Fanny Green Borland (1848AR-1879TN) was named after her
(Green) Godwin, who in 1820 was raising her father in
daughter of Solon Borland and Mary Isabel Melbourne,
married to James C
Moores 21 April 1869 at Colonel Oliver Crosby and Virginia
GRAY's home, Little Rock, moving to Memphis. Her parents
had died in
1862 & 1864. Fanny lost her's and her sister's, husbands
in 1878 to
yellow fever at Memphis, along with some 5,000 others.
Son George Borland Moores was being raised in 1880 census
half-brother Major Harold Borland in Arkansas, but not
found since then.
A signed copy of poem, "Dead Confederacy", is at Special
University of Arkansas, written while living at Princeton
1865, read to a gathering 27 Dec 1865 with "...immense
Among other poems authored by Fanny are: "At My Father's
Not by the Outward Look," "To My Son's Scrape-Book,"
"David O Dodd".
Fanny's widowed sister, Mary, married widower, Col O C
in Arkansas 17 Jun 1889.