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Elizabeth Moffat

Elizabeth Moffat[1]

Female 1813 - 1885  (72 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Moffat  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Born 1813  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alias/AKA Betty Tait 
    Alternate Birth about 1816  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Birth record gives Aug 1 1813, Bapt Aug 25, 1813
    Immigration 15 November 1851  [6
    Died 8 January 1885  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried after 8 January 1885  Oak Hill CemetaryOak Hill Cemetery, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alternate Death 1888  [2, 3
    Residence 1851: Enterkinfoot, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 
    Submitter GWM 
    Person ID I42681  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 August 2007 

    Father Adam Moffat,   b. about 1776,   d. 11 August 1849, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Austin,   b. 1782, probably, Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 October 1871, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F14376  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 March 1840  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • proclamation in KirkPatrick-Durham22 Feb 1840
    Children 
     1. John Brown,   b. about 1826, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Joseph Moffat Tait,   b. 30 May 1841, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 August 1912, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Tait,   b. January 1843, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1930  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +4. Agnes Tait,   b. about January 1846, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1903, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     5. Marian Tait,   b. 14 March 1847, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Jannet Tait,   b. 1850, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1918  (Age 68 years)
    +7. George Findlay Junior Tait,   b. 11 November 1851, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1922, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +8. Thomas Adam Tait,   b. 1855, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1918, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years)
    +9. Jane Anne Tait,   b. 17 February 1857, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1899, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +10. Isolean Tait,   b. about 1879, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1931  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1813 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - about 1816 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 March 1840 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Birth record gives Aug 1 1813, Bapt Aug 25, 1813 for an Elizabeth Moffat of these parents.
      Colgrove record gives 1816, as does the 1851 census, which may be correct considering that many of Adam Moffat’s children died.
      [Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]

      Information provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989.
      Elizabeth was probably born in Scotland of the Moffat Family from Moffat, Scotland. Probably died in Bradford, PA.

      Married Thomas Tait
      Children: #1 Lizzie
      #2 Jane
      #3 Thomas
      #4 Unknown

      [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]

      Elizabeth ("Betty," Lizzie’s mother) was among the older ones of the Moffat children. She was brought up in the preachers house, the great stone house inherited by her mother Elizabeth Austin Moffit. It was there her dog Canty died. The wife cooked the dog and put it in the cupboard. They all ate, and she told them Canty was gone.

      There were free schools in Moffat [John Williamson’s Spa?, The Morrison School, demolished c.2001] . A wealthy man died leaving the money to fund free schools and water to be piped to the poor people's homes.

      Moffat was a very religious community. One did not so much as read a newspaper on Sunday.

      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: Elizabeth Tait
      Age: 35
      Estimated birth year: abt 1816
      Relationship: Wife
      Spouse's name: Thomas
      Gender: Female
      Where born: Moffat, Dumfrieshire
      Parish Number: 823
      Civil parish: Durisdeer
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Enterkinfoot
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Brown 25
      Agness Tait 6
      Elizabeth Tait 35
      Elizabeth Tait 8
      Jannet Tait 1
      Joseph Tait 9
      Marrion Tait 4
      Thomas Tait 35, [4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    3. [S865] Genealogy Files compiled by George West Maffet.

    4. [S1373] Moffat Dumfriesshire Scotland Baptisms 1723-1854.

    5. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1851.

    6. [S1372] Barque Junior, arrived from Glasgow to New York Harbor on November 15, 1851.

    7. [S1386] International Genealogical Index.

    8. [S1387] Moffat Dumfrieshhire Scotland Marriages and Deaths 1709-1854, proclamation in KirkPatrick-Durham22 Feb 1840.



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