Betty Moss

1807–Female
Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of Betty

Betty Moss was born in 1807, in Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland.

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James Tait
1805–1864
Betty Moss
1807–

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World Events (3)

1839
Age 32
The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845
Age 38
The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1919
Age 112
Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

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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