Thomas Moffatt

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Moffatt was born in 1773, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, Captain Archibald Moffatt Sr, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Clarke, was 1600. He married Hannah Abbott about 1801, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 July 1849, in Grimes, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Thomas Moffatt
Hannah Abbott
Marriage: about 1801
Elizabeth Maffatt
Archibald Moffett
Robert Moffett
Frances Mosley Maffatt
James Maffatt
Archibald A Moffatt
William Carpenter Moffatt
Benjamin Maffatt
Hannah Maffett
Paul Garner Moffatt
Mary Maffatt
Nathan Paul Moffatt

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    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Moffatt in Dumfriesshire, a placename with uncertain etymology. This name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century, especially in the form Moffett .

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

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