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

Moore, Henry

(born: 1846) 

Henry Moore, a barber, was born in Kentucky and moved to Indianapolis, IN, in 1873. He was a porter before partnering with Charles H. Lanier to become a co-owner of the Denison House Barbershop in 1891. Lanier was born in 1851 in Tennessee, and his father was a Kentucky native. Henry Moore was one of the most prominent barbers in the African American community in Indianapolis. He was also a Mason. Henry and Emma Moore (b.1851 in KY) lived on Missouri Street in Indianapolis, according to the 1900 U. S. Federal Census. For more see Slave and Freeman: the autobiography of George L. Knox, by G. L. Knox.

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NKAA Source: Slave and freeman, the autobiography of George L. Knox

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“Moore, Henry,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 4, 2020,

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