William H Moon

1822–17 June 1862 (Age 40)
Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of William H

When William H Moon was born in 1822, in Madison, Georgia, United States, his father, Bird Moon, was 29 and his mother, Lockey H David, was 31. He married Elizabeth L Webb on 8 February 1853, in Madison, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 17 June 1862, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

William H Moon
1822–1862
Elizabeth L Webb
1828–1903
Marriage: 8 February 1853
Henry M Moon
1850–1901
John J. Moon
1854–1923
Bird Martin Moon
1854–1927
Barbara Washington Moon
1855–1936
Sarah Elizabeth Willie Moon
1857–1937

Spouse and Children

    Male1822–1862Male

    Elizabeth L Webb

    Female1828–1903Female

MARRIAGE
8 February 1853
Madison, Georgia, United States
children

(5)

    Henry M Moon

    Male1850–1901Male

    Male1854–1923Male

    Bird Martin Moon

    Male1854–1927Male

    Barbara Washington Moon

    Female1855–1936Female

    Female1857–1937Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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 10

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.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 13

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

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)

  • William H Moon in household of Lockey H Moon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Moore in entry for Barbara Nelms, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"
  • William Moon in entry for Willie Seymour, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940"

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