James Burrus Moon

19 March 1840–12 May 1921 (Age 81)
Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Burrus

When James Burrus Moon was born on 19 March 1840, in Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, John Ezra Moon, was 23 and his mother, Sarah B Jones, was 24. He married Margaret Ann Harley on 9 February 1860, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Cold Spring Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 May 1921, in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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James Burrus Moon
Margaret Ann Harley
Marriage: 9 February 1860
Sarah Ellen Moon
Laura Alice Moon
Edna Jane Moon
Mary Elizabeth Moon
Ezra Franklin Shad Moon
John William Moon
Charles Sumner Harper Moon
Joseph Milton Moon
Della Frances Moon
James Burrus Jr. Moon
Harry Victor Turk Moon

Spouse and Children

9 February 1860
Shelby, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James B Moon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James B Moon in household of John E Moon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James B Moon, "United States Census, 1880"

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