Joseph Moss

14 November 1794–12 March 1869 (Age 74)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Moss was born on 14 November 1794, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Moss, was 32 and his mother, Bethany Leasure, was 19. He married Mary Jones on 1 January 1816, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in St. Joseph Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Perry Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 12 March 1869, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Moss
1794–1869
Mary Jones
1797–1877
Marriage: 1 January 1816
Maria Moss
1817–
Lucinda Moss
1830–
Jerome Moss
1847–
Mary Moss
1819–1861
Henry C Moss
1821–1885
Bethena Moss
1823–1879
Jesse Moss
1824–
Joseph E. Moss
1825–1902
William Moss
1826–
Malinda Moss
1830–1917
Minerva Emma Moss
1839–1903
William Moss
1839–
Rachael Moss
1850–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1816
Ross, Ohio, United States
children

(13)

    Female1817–Female

    Mary Moss

    Female1819–1861Female

    Henry C Moss

    Male1821–1885Male

    Bethena Moss

    Female1823–1879Female

    Male1824–Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Moss

    Male1762–1812Male

    Bethany Leasure

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1794–1869Male

    Jesse Moss

    Male1798–1861Male

    Female1800–1879Female

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 18

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J Moss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Moss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Moss, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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