Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Reilly Gunn. The house is a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from Book No. 2. Construction began in early 1895 but put on hold when Sophia became Ill and died Oct 7 1895. Construction resumed a few months later.
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.