Thomas Moss

Male12 February 1808–9 October 1872

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Moss was born on 12 February 1808, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Robt Moss and Peggy. He married Agness Redshaw on 22 April 1833, in Whittington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. In 1870, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as plasterer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 9 October 1872, at the age of 64.

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Thomas Moss
Agness Redshaw
Marriage: 22 April 1833
Mary Moss

Sources (21)

  • Thomas Moss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos Moss, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Moss, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1833Whittington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

    Age 13

    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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