Edward A. Moss

Brief Life History of Edward A.

When Edward A. Moss was born on 11 October 1827, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nathaniel Moss, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Whaley, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Moss
1797–1841
Elizabeth Whaley
1799–
Louisa B. Moss
1822–
Adaline M. Moss
1824–
Edward A. Moss
1827–
Jared W. Moss
1831–1876

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  • Morse Genealogy by J. H. Morse & Emily Leavitt vol. 2 pg. 132

World Events (3)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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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