Friday, January 11, 2013

Photo Friday - Valerie Etheridge Moran 1885

Frances Valerie Moran was the daughter of John Vallee Moran and Emma Etheridge, born September 2 1881 and died April 19 1906 in Detroit Michigan.  She married Emory L. Ford.

Emerson Etheridge
I'm just beginning to explore this branch of the extended Moran family but I can tell you that Emma Etheridge was the daughter of Emerson Etheridge a Tennessee Congressman elected as a Whig and his wife Fanny A. Bell.  The Etheridge's lived around the corner from Moran Place in Dresden Tennessee. John Vallee Moran was the son of Charles Moran III and Justine McCormick.   He fought in the War of 1812.  He was an Associate Justice of the Wayne County Circuit court and a member of the first state constitutional convention among other things.

This photograph was found among the photographs and papers in Moran Place. 

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