John Moss

1785–1859 (Age 74)
Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Moss was born about 1785, in Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Moss, was 28 and his mother, Martha Clodd, was 21. He married Susanna Barber on 7 June 1809, in Saint Margaret, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 September 1859, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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John Moss
Susanna Barber
Marriage: 7 June 1809
Mathilda Moss
Johanna Moss
Thomas Moss
John Moss
Mary Moss
Samuel Moss
George Moss
Frederick Moss
Rhoda Moss
Frances Moss
George Moss

Spouse & Children

7 June 1809
Saint Margaret, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 16

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 23

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 30

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses .2 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)3 Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Moss in entry for Rhoda M. Owen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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