John Moffitt

Male22 February 1842–20 October 1905

Brief Life History of John

When John Moffitt was born on 22 February 1842, in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, his father, Robert Richard Moffitt, was 27 and his mother, Bertha Elizabeth Mitchell, was 23. He married Amanda Rebecca Dunn in 1868, in Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1905. He died on 20 October 1905, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Moffitt
Amanda Rebecca Dunn
Marriage: 1868

Sources (15)

  • John Moffitt in household of Robert Moffitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Moffett, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • John Moffitt, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1868Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: variant of Moffatt .

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

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