September 28, 1913
Bess Miller Moore (later known as besmilr moore brigham)—an award-winning poet and writer of short stories who considered herself a Mississippi writer but lived for decades with her husband near Horatio (Sevier County)—was born in Pace, Mississippi. Brigham used lower-case spelling, and erratic, though purposeful, punctuation that relied on rhythm rather than grammar. She spelled her name phonetically because that was the way people talked. She and her husband liked to migrate in life and were described as “the last free people.” She died in 2000 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.