Joseph Moon

1802–May 1852 (Age 50)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Moon was born in 1802, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William T. Moon, was 19 and his mother, Katharine Sarah Mann, was 2. He married Elizabeth Willson on 21 January 1830. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in May 1852, in Kearney, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Buriāl, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

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Joseph Moon
Elizabeth Willson
Marriage: 21 January 1830
Jane Moon
Elizabeth Moon

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Willson


21 January 1830


    Jane Moon


    Elizabeth Moon


Parents and Siblings




    James Moon


    Andrew George Moon



World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Joseph Moon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Moon in entry for Thomas F. Moon, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • Joseph Moon in entry for Thomas F. Moon, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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