William Jackson Moss

15 April 1806–26 January 1893 (Age 86)
Hammerwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Jackson

When William Jackson Moss was born on 15 April 1806, in Hammerwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Moss, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Jackson, was 30. He married Ann McCluskey on 1 December 1828, in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 January 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Moss
Ann McCluskey
Marriage: 1 December 1828
Annie Moss
Catherine Moss
Mary Moss
William Moss
John Moss
Catherine Moss
James Moss
Jane Moss
Thomas Moss
James Moss
Mary Ann Moss
Eleanor Moss
Sarah Moss
Emily Moss
Elizabeth Moss
Joseph Moss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1828Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Manchester Food Riots
    Age 6
    The Manchester Food Riots started on April 18, 1812, in Shudehill. The main focus was on the potato market. By 3pm, calvary and infantry soldiers began patrolling the streets and breaking up the crowds.
    Age 24
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English mos ‘moss, bog’ (Old English mos), for someone who lived at a boggy place, or a habitational name from one or other of the many places so called, such as Moss (Yorkshire), Mose in Quatford (Shropshire), and Moze (Essex).English: variant of Moyse .Irish (Ulster): adoption of the English name 1 by translation for Ó Maolmóna or Ó Maolmhóna ‘descendant of Maolmóna’, a personal name based on maol ‘servant, tonsured one, i.e. devotee’ + a second element assumed to be móin (genitive móna) ‘moorland, peat bog’, in local English ‘moss’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Ann Mitchell McCluskey Moss By Marlene Roth

    Birthdate: 1 Jan 1813 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Death: 10 Jan 1887 Salt Lake City, Utah Parents: Michael McCluskey & Ann Mitchell McCluskey Pioneer: 26 Oct. 1864 William Hyde Wagon Company …

    Sources (60)

    • Willm Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William J Moss in entry for Maria Fleming Moss, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William J Moss, "United States Census, 1880"

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