Susan A Moon

27 September 1821–27 February 1908 (Age 86)
Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of Susan A

When Susan A Moon was born on 27 September 1821, in Madison, Georgia, United States, her father, Bird Moon, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte H “Lockey” David, was 30. She married John Wofford Phelps Sr. on 12 January 1843, in Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in District 197, Elbert, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 27 February 1908, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Dewy Rose, Elbert, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wofford Phelps Sr.
Susan A Moon
Marriage: 12 January 1843
William Thomas Phelps
R. J. Phelps
Jepthana Frances Phelps
Lockey Ann Elizabeth Phelps
Mary Louise Phelps
Susan Mildred Phelps
Jepthania F. Phelps
Burdella Phelps
Jefferson Davis Phelps
John Wofford Phelps Jr.

Spouse and Children

12 January 1843
Elbert, Georgia, United States


    William Thomas Phelps


    Jepthana Frances Phelps


    Lockey Ann Elizabeth Phelps


    Mary Louise Phelps


    Susan Mildred Phelps


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Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 11

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Susan Phelps in household of John Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Phelps in household of John Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Phelps in household of John Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"

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