William Moser

Male2 August 1808–20 January 1886

Brief Life History of William

When William Moser was born on 2 August 1808, in Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, his father, Frederick Moser, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Anthony, was 25. He married Elizabeth Steel on 23 October 1832, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Newlin Twp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 20 January 1886, in Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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William Moser
Elizabeth Steel
Marriage: 23 October 1832
John Gaston Moser
Sarah Ellen Moser
William Solomon Moser
Mary Jane Moser

Sources (13)

  • Wm Moser, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Moser, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Moser, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1832Orange, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 4

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a peat bog, Middle High German mōs, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. Compare Mosser and Musser .

    North German (Möser): metonymic occupational name for a vegetable grower or seller, from an agent noun based on Middle Low German mōs ‘vegetable’.

    German (Möser): habitational name from any of several places called Möser, or for someone from any of several places called Möse, Moese, and Mösen.

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

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