Pheobe Moon

Female1832–4 November 1902

Brief Life History of Pheobe

When Pheobe Moon was born in 1832, in New York, United States, her father, Wanton Moon, was 32 and her mother, Barbara Briggs, was 29. She married Edwin W. Sawyer on 25 March 1849, in Van Buren Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Penn Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 November 1902, in Mishawaka, Penn Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Eutzler Cemetery, Mishawaka, Penn Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin W. Sawyer
1827–1904
Pheobe Moon
1832–1902
Marriage: 25 March 1849
Dr. Frank M Sawyer M.D.
1851–1910
Frederick Sawyer
1862–
Alvina Sawyer
1853–
Julia Sawyer
1855–

Sources (11)

  • Phebe Sawyer in household of Edwin Sawyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ophiela Moon, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Phoebe Sawyer, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1849Van Buren Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 4

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 19

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Mohan .

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche. Compare Mounce .

    Americanized form of German Mohn or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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