Emma Moss

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Moss was born on 23 March 1799, in Durham, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Elihu Moss Jr., was 32 and her mother, Hannah Tyler, was 28. She married Reuel Plum Bascom on 13 November 1831, in Durham, Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 October 1855, in Durham, Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in West Durham, Greene, New York, United States.

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Reuel Plum Bascom
Emma Moss
Marriage: 13 November 1831
Euphemia E Bascom
Ruel Christopher Bascom
Romaine Bascom
Christopher Romain Bascom
William Bascom
Josiah Bissell Bascom
Clarissa Marilla Bascom
Electa Minerva Bascom

Sources (9)

  • Emmy Bascom in household of Ruel P Bascom, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Emma Moss, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Emma Moss Bascom, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Name changed in 1805

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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