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Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Residence of General Granville Moody

“The Fighting Parson”

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. The Residence of General Granville Moody Tablet
Inscription.  This tablet marks the residence of General Granville Moody, ‘The Fighting Parson,’ preacher and soldier. At the laying of the cornerstone of the Methodist Church, like Elijah of old, he prayed that an impending storm be stayed, and the clouds hung threateningly over the Kentucky hills. When the exercises were finished and the people were safely home, the rain fell in torrents.
 
Location. 38° 44.942′ N, 83° 50.936′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North Front Street and Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on North Front Street. It is at the Signal House Bed and Breakfast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 N Front St, Ripley OH 45167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe (here, next to this marker); John P. Parker Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); John P. Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); First Home of Rev. John Rankin (within shouting distance of this marker); John Parker’s Path
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John P. Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Parker’s Early Life (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The John P. Parker Family (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
Also see . . .  The Fighting Parson of the 76th OVI, Brigadier General Granville Moody. No author is shown for this Word document located at the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home website. Except:
Granville considered himself an instrument of God in putting down what he termed “this wicked rebellion.”

Rev. Moody was a larger than life character literally as well as figuratively. He was bigger than most men, had fiery eyes, wore a scraggly white beard and a hairdo to match, was intelligent, opinionated, and disliked all wrong actions. As a minister he had a devoted flock.

At the ceremony to set the cornerstone for the Ripley Centenary Methodist Church, Rev. Moody saw a tremendous thunder storm moving swiftly over the Northern Kentucky hills. Granville looked toward the storm clouds and prayed that the storm slow its pace. The thunderhead seemed to fix itself to the southern bank of the Ohio as the speakers continued to address
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
3. The Residence of General Granville Moody
This tablet is in the flower bed to the left and the one for Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe, Moody’s son-in-law, is on the right.
the crowd. When the ceremony completed and the crowd had all returned to their homes the storm resumed its course and crashed into Ripley with near hurricane force.
(Submitted on June 19, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil
 
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4. General Granville Moody (1812–1887)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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