Christiana Simpson

31 December 1838–29 November 1934 (Age 95)
St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Christiana

Christiana Simpson was born on 31 December 1838, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. She married Archibald Moore on 11 January 1866, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Dry Point Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 14 years. She died on 29 November 1934, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mud Run Cemetery, Dry Point Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Archibald Moore
Christiana Simpson
Marriage: 11 January 1866
James Lincoln Moore
John C. Moore
Charles Truman Moore
Luella Moore

Spouse and Children



World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 1
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 25
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (26)

  • Christiana Simpson in household of James Simpson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christiana Moore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Christiana Simpson in household of James Simpson, "United States Census, 1850"

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