Charles Moultrie (or Moses) Thigpen

25 February 1877–10 April 1953 (Age 76)
Clarendon, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Charles Moultrie (or Moses)

When Charles Moultrie (or Moses) Thigpen was born on 25 February 1877, in Clarendon, South Carolina, United States, his father, Franklin Witherspoon Thigpen, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor A. Baker, was 22. He married Lily May "Lillie" Lawrence in 1909, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sammy Swamp Township, Clarendon, South Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Plowden Mills Township, Clarendon, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 10 April 1953, at the age of 76, and was buried in Baptist Cemetery, Georgetown, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Moultrie (or Moses) Thigpen
Lily May "Lillie" Lawrence
Marriage: 1909
Lili May Thigpen
Wallace Edward Thigpen
Bonnie Mae Thigpen
Mable Thigpen
Walter Legrand Thigpen
Eunice Thigpen

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Witherspoon Thigpen


    Eleanor A. Baker




+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 1

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Story Highlight

Eleanora A. "Ellen" Baker Thigpen Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about upgrading this memorial... Birth: May 13, 1855 Washington County Indiana, USA Death: Aug. 31, 1929 Paxville Clarendon C …

Sources (3)

  • Charley Thigpen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charly M Thigpen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • S Charles Thigpen in household of F W Thigpen, "United States Census, 1880"

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