Penelope Moon

1820–19 November 1889 (Age 69)
Columbia, Georgia, United States

The Life of Penelope

When Penelope Moon was born in 1820, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, her father, Jesse M Moon, was 44 and her mother, Rachel Lucretia Willingham, was 41. She married William Sanford Fults on 24 September 1835, in Walton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 19 November 1889, in Haralson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Buchanan City Cemetery, Buchanan, Haralson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sanford Fults
Penelope Moon
Marriage: 24 September 1835
Rachel Ann Marena Fults
Minerva C Moon
Thomas M. Fults
John C. Fults
Willis C. Fults
Martha L Fults
Sarah Elizabeth Fults
William H. Fults
Saletha Ivinonor Fults

Spouse and Children

24 September 1835
Walton, Georgia, United States


    Rachel Ann Marena Fults


    Minerva C Moon



    John C. Fults



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 12

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Penelope Moon, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Penelope Moon, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Penelope Moon, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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