Mary Buys

15 December 1836–17 July 1877 (Age 40)
Albany, Albany, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Buys was born on 15 December 1836, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Hyrum DeBaun Buys, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Huntington, was 23. She married Robert Moss on 25 December 1853, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 17 July 1877, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Moss
1821–1895
Mary Buys
1836–1877
Marriage: 25 December 1853
Robert William Moss
1854–1905
Hyrum D Moss
1856–1856
Edward Hugh Moss
1857–1907
Henry Moss
1858–1944
Elizabeth Moss
1859–1898
David Moss
1861–1940
Mary Ann Moss
1863–1933
Joseph Hyrum Moss
1866–1938
John James Moss
1867–1964
Reuben Andrew Moss
1870–1937
Amanda Moss
1872–1962
Charlotte Rebecca Moss
1874–1882

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1853Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1838
    Age 2
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: William C Brown BIRTH 1838 DEATH 1838 (aged less–than 1 year) BURIAL Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 99780931 · View Source
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 3
    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.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 12
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and Flemish: variant of Buis . This surname is also established in South Africa. Compare Bice , Bise , and Byce .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Buis
    Bice
    Bise
    Buysse
    Byce

    Story Highlight

    Grandmother Mary Buys Moss by Robert Alvin Moss undated

    Mary Buys Moss was born December 15, 1856 in New York, the daughter of Hyrum D. and Elizabeth Huntington Buys. Her father was a Methodist Minister prior to joining the Latter-day Saints in 1835. Th …

    Sources (41)

    • Mary Moss in household of Robert Moss, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Buys in entry for Amanda Moss Porter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Mary Bays in household of Hyrum D Bays, "United States Census, 1850"

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