Hamilton G. Moore, a native of Anderson County, Kentucky and Mexican War Veteran, sought out the hand of Lucy Ann Searcy for a number of years before they finally married in 1855. Their relationship quickly became tumultuous as Hamilton continued to travel following their marriage, despite Lucy now carrying their future son, W.D. Moore. Hamilton caught TB in 1856 and spent the last year of his life trying to get back to Kentucky to see his son and wife one last time.