Sarah Moss

about 1725–after 1747 (Age 22)
Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Moss was born about 1725, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Moss Jr, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Halliwell, was 26. She married Thomas Highs on 23 February 1747, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1747, in her hometown, at the age of 23.

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Thomas Highs
Sarah Moss
Marriage: 23 February 1747

Spouse and Children

23 February 1747
Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses .2 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)3 Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sarah Moss, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Sarah Moss, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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