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Abel Moffitt

Male 1826 - 1898  (71 years)


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  • Name Abel Moffitt  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 8 October 1826  Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 February 1898  Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 11 February 1898  Sugar Plain Cemetery, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I48369  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 January 2006 

    Father David Moffitt,   b. 4 February 1785, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1854, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Rachel Cox,   b. 5 February 1792, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1855, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F33938  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Asenath Hussey Clark,   b. 25 August 1829, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 July 1888, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 13 March 1858  Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rollin Moffitt,   b. 14 December 1858, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 June 1888, New Rockford, Eddy Co., North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +2. Elmer E. Moffitt,   b. 23 March 1861, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Orrin W. Moffitt,   b. 26 April 1863, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 April 1889, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Alvaretta Moffitt,   b. 26 November 1865, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Walter Moffitt,   b. 26 June 1868, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1868, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Leora Electa Moffitt,   b. 9 October 1869, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1875, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     7. Josephine Moffitt,   b. 23 December 1871, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Quincy A. Moffitt,   b. 2 December 1873, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 November 1910, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Family ID F34155  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Biographical History of Boone County, page 392

      Abel Moffitt, of Thorntown, Boone county, Ind., was born in Randolph County, N.C. October 8, 1826, a son of David and Rachel (Cox) Moffitt. Both parents were born in Randolph county, and were there married and lived on their farm until 1840, when they came to Indiana, and for a year resided in Hamilton county, whence they came to Boone county and settled down to farming, although Mr. Moffitt was also a wagon maker. The were the parents of nine children, named as follows: Mary, William, Jane, Joshua, Rachel, David, Abel, Ruth and Silas, all deceased the the exception of Abel and Silas, the latter being a real estate agent in Minnesota. Both parents are also deceased, and their remains are at repose in Sugar Plains cemetery at Thornton. David, the father, was a member of the Friends' church, and in politics was a republican. He was a very successful man, owned 160 acres at his death, and had given his two children surviving him 160 acres each. He had been quite prominent in local affairs and his death was greatly lamented by the community.
      Abel Moffitt was but fourteen years of age when brought to Indiana by his parents. He was educated as farmers' lads usually are, and lived with his father and mother until they were called to their long home. At the age of twenty-seven he began the affairs of life on his own account, traveling, however, for three years in the states and Canada for pleasure and observation before permanently settling down to farming on his 160 acres in this township on which he remained until 1872, when he went to Battle Creek, Mich. for a year and then went to Vermillion county, Illinois, where he purchased 114 acres and employed himself with farming for two years, when he came again to Thorntown and for a year carried on a meat market, and then engaged in the livery business, in 1887, which he has since followed with gratifying success. Mr. Moffitt was married in Montgomery county, Ind. March 13, 1858 to Asenath H. Clark, who was born in Randolph county, N.C., in August 1829, a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Hussey) Clark, and to this union have been born eight children, viz; Rollin C., deceased, Elmer E.; Orrin, deceased; Alvaretta, Leora Electo, deceased; Walter, deceased; Josephine and Quincy A. The mother of this family died July 13, 1889 and lies buried in Sugar Plains cemetery.
      Elmer E. Moffitt, son of Abel and Asenath Moffitt, was born in Sugar Creek township, Boone county, Ind. March 23, 1861, and was reared a farmer. He received the ordinary education of the common school of his district, which was supplemented by a course in the city school of Battle Creek, Mich. October 13, 1887 he married in Sugar Creek township Miss E. May Wickersham, who was born here October 2, 1866, a daughter of George and Mary (Hadden) Wickersham of Kentucky. To Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt has been born one child, Walter. Mrs. Moffitt is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics Mr. Moffitt is a republican. By trade he is a butcher, and also handles fine draft horses and trotters, owning, among the latter Little Sam, with a record of 2:22 and a half.
      A more fitting close to the above biography cannot be made than the giving of the following short account of the ancestors of the Moffitt family in America: Robert Moffitt was born in Scotland, but emigrated to Ireland when young, and married there to Margaret Stewart of England, a near relative of King James II. Both died in Ireland. Their children were as follows: James, William, Adam, Margaret, Mary, Catherine, Robert, Hugh, John and Patrick. The later never came to America. John came over, but went back, and married and died in Ireland. William came over first, alone, and went back. being pleased with this country, he with five other brothers came to Philadelphia and remained there some time, then went to North Carolina, into Chatham or Randolph county. James went to Georgia or South Carolina about the year 1790. William, Adam and Charles died in North Carolina; Hugh emigrated to Ohio in 1798 or 1799; and settled near Chillicothe, and died about a year afterward. Robert started back to Ireland and was never hear from by those that remained. They suppose he was lost at sea. At that time only sail ships were in use. William and Hugh married Charles Davis's daughters in North Carolina. Their father was from England and was a boy when his father died; his mother put him at the weavers's trade, but not being pleased with his situation he left England without his mother's knowledge and landed in Philadelphia, where he was sold to pay his passage. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Original Riders GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S945] Website The Anderson - Larson Family History of Kelowna, B.C.,, published by James C. Anderson.


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