Margaret Japp Moffat

23 January 1830–14 October 1905 (Age 75)
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret Japp

When Margaret Japp Moffat was born on 23 January 1830, in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Moffat, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Moffat, was 27. She married Mark Haldane on 1 May 1853, in Prestonpans, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 14 October 1905, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Adams
Margaret Japp Moffat
Marriage: 12 February 1858
Margret M Adams
James Hugh Adams
Joseph Moffat Adams
Agnes M. Adams
George Thomas Adams
Samuel Moffat Adams
Isabel Elizabeth Adams
Jessie Ann Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1858Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 17
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 29
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Moffatt .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of James Adams and Margaret Japp Moffat

    My maternal grandfather James Adams, a son of George and Margaret Adams, was born in Craigha (Craighall) Scotland on March 9, 1831. They were noble people with firmness of purpose and implicit fai …

    Sources (35)

    • Margaret Adams in household of James Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Margret Moffit in entry for Samuel M. Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margaret Adams in household of James Adams, "United States Census, 1870"

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