Andrew J. Moake

1839–27 March 1920 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Andrew J.

When Andrew J. Moake was born in 1839, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Moake, was 41 and his mother, Lydia Sanders, was 41. He married Mary J. Sanders on 24 October 1861, in Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 27 March 1920, in Carterville, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81.

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Andrew J. Moake
Mary J. Sanders
Marriage: 24 October 1861
Thomas Jefferson Moake
Florence Clementine Moake
Tressy Arabell Moake
Daisy Bee Moake

Spouse and Children


    Mary J. Sanders


24 October 1861
Williamson, Illinois, United States


    Thomas Jefferson Moake


    Florence Clementine Moake


    Tressy Arabell Moake



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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 0

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 7

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 22

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Mock .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Moke in household of Andrew Moke, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew Moaler in household of Andrew Moake, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Andrew Moake in entry for Daisy Bee Puckett, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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