William Moses

1794–26 October 1879 (Age 85)
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William

When William Moses was born in 1794, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lieut Abel Moses, was 37 and his mother, Diadama Rathborn, was 29. He married Elizabeth Burlingame in 1819, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Attica, Attica, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1850 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 26 October 1879, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

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William Moses
Elizabeth Burlingame
Marriage: 1819
William Moses
George W. Moses
Annette Catherine Moses
Esther Moses
Arletta Moses

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Connecticut, United States


    William Moses


    Annette Catherine Moses


    George W. Moses


    Esther Moses


    Arletta Moses


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 8

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
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

Jewish; also Welsh and English: from the Biblical name borne by the Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt, as related in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrew form of the name, Moshe, is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of any of various ancient Egyptian personal names, such as Rameses and Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived by (a certain god)’. However, very early in its history it acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mšh ‘draw (something from the water)’, and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 1–10). Moses is the usual English spelling. As a Welsh family name, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a North American family name, it has absorbed forms of the name from other languages, for example Moise and Moshe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Moses, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Moses, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Moses, "United States Census, 1870"

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