Reuben Henry Moses

Brief Life History of Reuben Henry

When Reuben Henry Moses was born on 26 September 1838, in Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Anson George Moses, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Bowen, was 27. He married Frances Amelia De La Mater on 23 August 1865, in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pecatonica, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 16 October 1913, in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Barton, Kansas, United States.

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Reuben Henry Moses
Frances Amelia De La Mater
Marriage: 23 August 1865
Sarah J Moses
George B. Moses
Charles Francis Moses
Reuben Henry Moses
Frank A Moses
Frances A Moses

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  • R H Moses, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Reuben H Moses, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Reuben Henry Moses

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Name Meaning

Jewish, Welsh, African American, and African (mainly Nigeria): from the Biblical personal 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 is Moshe . It is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of an ancient Egyptian personal name such as Rameses or Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived (by a god)’. However, very early in its history the name acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mshh ‘extract or draw (something), e.g. from water’ and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 1-10). As a Welsh surname, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Italian Moise , Hungarian Mózes (see Mozes ), Assyrian/Chaldean Moshe , Arabic Musa .

English: variant of Moss , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: variant of Moyses, a Cornish personal name derived from Middle English Moises, a vernacular form of Moses (see 1 above).

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

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