Moran Place is located in Dresden,TN. Built by John Williamson Moran for his wife Sophia Riley Gunn. The house used a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from his Cottage Souvenir Book No. 2. Construction began in 1895 but was put on hold when Sophia Moran became ill. She died Oct. 7 1895. A few months after her death construction resumed. This blog is about the history of the Moran family & their life at Moran Place. Money is fleeting, History is forever.
This small bible was given to Nathan Harrell Moran (Quincy has the name reversed) from his great uncle Quincy Shumate to commemorate Nathan's grandfather, Nathan M. Shumate. The only reason I can come up with for presenting the bible at this time is because Nathan Moran graduated from Dresden High School in 1936 and it was a graduation gift. Nathan Shumate died in 1899.