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    The Jubilee Singers. (1875). Image courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Biographical Profile: George Washington Moore

MOORE, George W •• hlngton, clerCYman;
born at Nashville, TeDD., Nov.
9, 1864: son of William Moore and
Elizabeth Corry, slaves, who were
leplly married after slavery was abol·
Ished: A.B., Fisk Unlv., 1881, A.M.,
1884: B.D., Oberlin Theological Semi·
Dary, 0., 1883: (D.D., Howard Unlv.,
1908); married Ella Sheppard, of
Nashville, Dec. 20, 1882; she was of
the original Jubilee Singers; 2 children:
George S. (M.D.), ClintoD Fisk
R. Began to exhort In little mission
connected with first echool he attended:
preached ID Howard Chapel,
Nashville, 1876: ordained Congregational
ministry, 1877: while In Ober·
lin Seminary past’lred 1st Congregational
Church, Sullivan, O. ; In
charge 3 churches under Ohio Home
Missionary Society, summer, 1882:
pastor LlncolD Memorial Church,
Washington, D. C., 1883-92: professor
of biblical history and literature, How·
ard Unlv., 1887-92; delegate to
World’s Sunday School Convention,
1889, and delivered address in City

MOORE, George Washington, clergyman;  born at Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1864: son of William Moore and Elizabeth Corry, slaves, who were legally married after slavery was abolished: A.B., Fisk Univ., 1881, A.M., 1884: B.D., Oberlin Theological Seminary, 0., 1883: (D.D., Howard Univ.,1908); married Ella Sheppard, of Nashville, Dec. 20, 1882; she was of the original Jubilee Singers; 2 children:  George S. (M.D.), Clinton Fisk R. Began to exhort in little mission connected with first echool he attended: preached in Howard Chapel, Nashville, 1876: ordained Congregational ministry, 1877: while in Oberlin Seminary past’lred 1st Congregational Church, Sullivan, O. ; in charge 3 churches under Ohio Home Missionary Society, summer, 1882: pastor Lincoln Memorial Church, Washington, D. C., 1883-92: professor of biblical history and literature, Howard Univ., 1887-92; delegate to World’s Sunday School Convention, 1889, and delivered address in City Temple, London, Eng.; began as field missionary with American Missionary Assn, New York, 1892, later appointed supt.  in charge southern church work with headquarters at Nashville. Trustee Tillotson College. Fisk Univ. Republican. Address:  926 17th Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn.

Source: Mather, Frank Lincoln. Who’s Who of the Colored Race; A General Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women of African Descent. <http://books.google.com/books?id=RFZ2AAAAMAAJ>

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