Robert Hughes Moore served as a State Representative from his native Clarke County, 1840-43. About this time he acquired gold mining interests in Lumpkin County and came to Dahlonega with some thought to obtaining a position at the U. S. Branch Mint, which he did, being appointed Coiner, a position in which he served from 1849 into 1853. His house has been in continuous residential use and subject to constant alteration/remodeling over the years. Noted historically as the place where Anne Gartrell ( a Moore cousin) married William Sammons Grady in 1848. they became the parents of Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry W. Grady. In 1853 Moore sold the property to A. G. Wimpy and moved his family to Floyd County near Rome, Georgia, where he was a prosperous farmer and hotel owner. He retained gold-mining interests in Lumpkin County.