From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Moore, J. W.

Born in Louisville, KY, Moore was owner of a large grocery store and several houses in Paducah, KY. He was at one time a clerk in the Mileage Department of C. & O. & S. W. R. R. He was also a letter-carrier in Paducah; he may have been one of the first African American mail carriers in the city (prior to 1900). For more see Evidences of Progress Among Colored People, by G. F. Richings, p. 512, [online at the UNC Documenting the American South website].

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“Moore, J. W.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 20, 2024,

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