Moses Foley Clare

28 October 1811–after 1880 (Age 68)
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Moses Foley

When Moses Foley Clare was born on 28 October 1811, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Allen Clare, was 28 and his mother, Leah Foley, was 22. He married Maria Brown on 27 June 1833, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died after 1880, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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Moses Foley Clare
Maria Brown
Marriage: 27 June 1833
Isaac A. Clare
Henry Clare
Francis Clare
Moses Hardin Clare

Spouse and Children

27 June 1833
Pike, Illinois, United States


    Isaac A. Clare


    Francis Clare


    Moses Hardin Clare


    Henry Clare


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish and English: habitational name from Clare in Suffolk (probably named with a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright’, ‘gentle’, or ‘warm’). One of the first Normans in Ireland ( 1170–72 ) was Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, better known as ‘Strongbow’, who took his surname from his estate in Suffolk.2 English: habitational name from Clare in Oxfordshire, named with Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + ōra ‘slope’.3 English: from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Cla(i)re (Latin Clara, from clarus ‘famous’), which achieved some popularity, greater on the Continent than in England, through the fame of St. Clare of Assisi. See also Sinclair .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Moses Clair, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Clare, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moses F Clare in household of Moses Clare, "United States Census, 1870"

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