Moore, Capt. Eli Peyton (15 MAY 1837 - 14 JUL 1911)
Captain Eli Peyton Moore: After months of failing health, the summons came suddenly to Capt. E.P. Moore, of Chester, SC, on July 14, 1911, and his passing was most peaceful. He was born at what is now Rock Hill SC, on 5/15/1837, but had spent most of his life in York & Chester Counties and at Morganton, NC and was married in York Co. to Miss Lizzie Neely in 1858. When the war broke out, Captain Moore enlisted with the 17th SC Infantry, Co. F, serving with valor and fidelity until wounded in the leg, in the battle of Second Manassas. Recovering from this wound, though incapacitated for further service in the infantry, he enlisted in the Beaufort Artillery, and served with that command until the surrender.
His second wife was Miss Anne Wylie, of Chester. He is survived by his wife, her two sons, and the three sons of the first marriage. Captain Moore was a splendid type of citizen, prominently identified with Church work. He was kind and hospitable, and his cheery presence will be missed in his community.