Susan Mosley

11 October 1845–12 July 1905 (Age 59)
Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Susan

When Susan Mosley was born on 11 October 1845, in Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, William Mosley, was 35 and her mother, Mary Beardmore, was 33. She married Harrison Sperry on 17 February 1861, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 12 July 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harrison Sperry
Susan Mosley
Marriage: 17 February 1861
George Henry Sperry
Charles Aaron Sperry
William Arthur Sperry
Harrison Sperry Jr.
Minnie Etta Sperry
Mary Sperry
Erma Rowena Sperry
Byron Sperry
Walter Sperry
Ralph Beardmore Sperry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1861Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 16
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Derbyshire): variant of Moseley .

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

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    Sources (52)

    • Susan Sperry in household of Harrison Sperry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Susan Mosley in entry for Charles Aaron Sperry, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Susan Mosely in household of Harrison Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"

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