Brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone were the eldest children within the Herman and Helen Guggenheimer Cone family. Although born in Jonesborough, Tennessee, they were raised in Baltimore, Maryland with their eleven younger siblings, Albert (died at 3 months), Etta, Dr. Claribel, Clarence, Carrie, Dr. Sydney, Julius, Bernard, Solomon, Frederick, Monroe. Herman Sr., Moses, Ceasar and Monroe incorporated into H. Cone and Sons. Moses married the former Bertha Lindau and Ceasar married the former Jeannette Siegel. Later in life, they became textile industrialists. The brothers established the Cone Export and Commission Company in 1890. Five years latter, they built their first cotton mill, Proximity, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Moses and Bertha Cone were the owners of the the 3,500 acre Flat Top Manor. The Cones were childless and Mrs. Cone willed the estate to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. In 1949, the hospital board donated the property to the National Park Service. The estate was named The Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and is managed by the Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park System.