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William C. Moffett

William C. Moffett

Male 1803 - 1896  (92 years)

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  • Name William C. Moffett  [1, 2
    Born 9 September 1803  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Birth 9 September 1803  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alternate Birth 9 September 1803  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Submitter 173 
    Died 9 June 1896  York Twp., Union Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried after 9 June 1896  McKendree Cemetery, York Center, Union Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I12600  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 March 2007 

    Family/Spouse Hannah L. Conover,   b. 18 November 1804, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 October 1879, York Twp., Union Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
    +1. James L. Moffett,   b. 7 January 1827, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 April 1903, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Elias Moffett,   b. about 1829, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emily Moffett,   b. 16 December 1831, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 April 1918, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Ralph C. Moffett,   b. 18 May 1833,   d. 19 October 1920, Richwood, Union Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Thomas Moffett,   b. 9 September 1834, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 September 1913, Liberty Twp., Union Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Margaret A. "Maggie" Moffett,   b. 20 January 1841, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 March 1915  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Jared Moffett,   b. 25 June 1844, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1917, Logan Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Matilda Moffett,   b. about 1847, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2387  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His birthplace is uncertain. His daughter's (Emily) death certificate says he was born in Scotland. Census records from 1860-1880 list his place of birth as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. William and Hannah first came to Union County Ohio and settled in York Township in the 1850s. The Moffett's were probably one of the first settlers in this county. York Township was layed out in 1834. The first account Marcia found of the Moffett family in Union Co. was in 1853 when William C. Moffett purchased 150 acres of land from Samuel Houver in York Twp for $2000, a little over $15 per acre.
      After Hannan's death in 1879, William lived with his son, Jared and his family. Hif obituary found at the Union County Historical Society, Marysville, OH, reads: "From Marysville Tribune - Wednesday, June 17, 1896. "Uncle William C. Moffett aged almost 94 years of age passed peacefully away the morning of the 9th. His life had been one of the most straightforward of men, loved and respected by everybody that knew him. Funeral services at McKendree the 10th conducted by Rev. Galiher of Martell; R.F.Thomas, Director." William & Hannah were buried in McKendree Cemetery Lot 126. 1850 Census, Ashland Co., OH, Vermillion Twp.
      Brief description of York Twp from "Beers History of Union County, 1883:" well wooded - wilderness. Most hoe were hewed=log cabins with windows of 4-6 panes of glass or more probably were content with deer skin or oiled paper for window panes. The first settlers arrived in the township only a few years before the Indians departed from this neighborhood forever; but while they were here they hunted game in common with the whites. The Indians would, whenever a favorable opportunity presented, steal coons and other game from the traps of the pioneers, and in return the pioneers paid little regard to the rights of the savage acquaintances. One of the foremost settlers discovered an Indian robbing his traps and almost at the same instant the Indian saw him and sprang behind a tree. To the demand of the hunter to come forth, the red man made no response for a while, but afterward because of the lateness of the hour of the day and the necessity of reaching his camp immediately he sped away fleetly, leaving the trapper indignant but in possession of his game. The next morning, with his brother, he started through the woods in search of the camp of the Indians. It was discovered in the lower part of Washington Twp, but the Indians were not there. After searching in the vicinity for them, they returned to the camp, placed the combustible matter it contained in a heap in the center and applied a torch. They lingered about till the camp was reduced to ashes, then returned home. The Indians were never seen or heard of afterward. Another pioneer, missing game from his traps, cut on the bark of a beech tree the figure of an Indian, bound and lashed by a white man. Soon after an Indian drew the figure of a white man on a tree with a bullet hole through the arm. On the same tree the artist sketched a dusky savage pierced through the heart with a rifle ball. This was the last of the series and the Indians avoided the vicinity thereafter, it was said. Game: wolves, deer, squirrel, coon, etc. a Indian drew the figure of a white man on a tree with a bullet hole through the arm. On the same tree the artist sketched a dusky savage pierced through the heart with a rifle ball. This was the last of the series and the Indians avoided the vicinity thereafter, it was said.
      Game: wolves, deer, squuirrel, coon, etc.

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

    2. [S1241] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Ronald Moffett.



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