John Moss

2 January 1717–October 1718 (Age 1)
Charles Church of Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Moss was born on 2 January 1717, in Charles Church of Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States, his father, William Moss I, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Goodwin, was 26. He died in October 1718, in his hometown, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

William Moss I
1677–1719
Elizabeth Goodwin
1691–1725
Edward Moss
1710–1738
William Moss II
1712–1756
John Moss
1717–1718
Charles Moss
1718–1740
Benjamin Moss
1719–
James Moss
1719–1762

Parents and Siblings

    William Moss I

    Male1677–1719Male

    Female1691–1725Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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 (1)

  • John Moss, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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