b. March 26, 1840 d. April 12, 1912
John W. Moran enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 as part of Company I 31st Tennessee Regiment. He started as a Private then was Regimental 1st Sergeant. He then became 1st Lieutenant. He surrendered in North Carolina with the Army of Tennessee at the end of the war in May 1865.
He married Sophia Riley Gunn and he commissioned the building of a large, Victorian house in the late 1890's which would become known as Moran Place. His descendants still own the home.