Mary A Moon

Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary A

When Mary A Moon was born in 1815, in Madison, Georgia, United States, her father, Bird Moon, was 22 and her mother, Lockey H David, was 24. She married James Phelps on 19 March 1835, in Madison, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 686, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1880.

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James Phelps
Mary A Moon
Marriage: 19 March 1835
E Phelps
J. A. Phelps
J. N. Phelps
M. Phelps

Spouse and Children

    James Phelps



19 March 1835
Madison, Georgia, United States


    E Phelps


    J. A. Phelps


    J. N. Phelps


    M. Phelps


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 17

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 31

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)

  • Mary Philps in household of James Philps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Phelps in household of Janos Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Phelps in household of James Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"

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