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John Moffatt

Male 1844 - 1934  (89 years)


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  • Name John Moffatt  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 20 December 1844  Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Submitter 258.523 
    Died 15 December 1934  Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 15 December 1934  Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12144  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 March 2007 

    Father James Ebenezer "Eb" Moffatt,   b. about 1812, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 February 1890, Leytonstone, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Richardson,   b. about 1814, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1890, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Family ID F445  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Georgiana "Annie" Wood 
    Married 6 April 1867  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Esther Georgiana Moffatt,   b. 12 May 1869, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 November 1926, Coleman, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. James Ebenezer Moffatt
    Family ID F419  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary Martha "Fanny" Allen,   b. 21 June 1862, Fayette Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1939, Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 February 1884  Thrifty, Brown Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Leona Moffatt,   b. 14 July 1885, Santa Anna, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1973, Hobbs, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. George Irene Moffatt,   b. 10 January 1887, Santa Anna, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 January 1972, Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Robert Nathan "Nat" Moffatt,   b. 9 February 1889, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 March 1980, Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Leonard Ebenezer Moffatt,   b. 28 July 1891, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1891  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Lena Elizabeth Moffatt,   b. 28 July 1891, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1975, Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Bertha Annabelle "Bertie" Moffatt,   b. 16 November 1896, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1938, Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +7. Virginia Rose Moffatt,   b. 28 March 1901, Coleman Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1967, Lubbock Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F2959  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Headstone for John Moffatt
    Headstone for John Moffatt
    Photo supplied by David Minton.

  • Notes 
    • Record of first marriage in England to Georgiana "Annie" Wood listed his occupation as "grocer." He worked with his father in the family business. After the death of "Annie" and a disagreement with his father, he and his twin brother, James Ebenezer Moffatt, went to the U.S. They stocked a wagon with trade goods and traveled extensively in Texas. They also hunted buffalo for hides. John later became a house painter. At age 67, he and his family moved from Coleman Co., TX to a homestead near Lovington, NM, where he lived out the rest of his life.
      Was a grocer when he lived in England. In America, he was a trader with Indians, a buffalo hunter, house painter, farmer and at one time also operated a trading post on Santa Anna Mountain in Coleman Co. Texas. He was 56 when his youngest child (Virginia Rose Moffatt) was born. This was 1901.
      John Moffatt, almost 90 when he died of a stroke, was small at 5' 6" at most, had piercing grey eyes and a long oval head. The latter called by family "The MOFFATT head" had marked dozens of his descendants, both male and female. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.



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