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James Speirs Moffat

Male 1791 - 1888  (97 years)


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  • Name James Speirs Moffat  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Born 1791  Loch Erin, County Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Mark Nichols has information indicating a Dublin birth place.
    Occupation Traveling minister  [8
    Religion Methodist, according to Feltus history  [9, 10
    Residence 1833  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Emmigration
    Residence 1835  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1 March 1847  Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Land patent for James Moffatt of Lee County, Illinois
    Residence 1850  Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 U.S. Census
    Residence 1860  Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    • 1860 U.S. Census
    Residence 1880  Palo Pinto Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. Census
    Residence 1885  Curtis, Frontier Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nebraska State Census, page 298A, Frontier County
    Died 8 March 1888  Curtis, Frontier Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I58906  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 February 2011 

    Father Thomas Moffatt,   b. 1755, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Ann Speer or Speirs,   b. 1760, Kinawley, County Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41217  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Margaret McPherson,   b. 7 March 1809, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 12 January 1835  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Rev. Samuel Belton (Wesleyan Methodist Minister); Witnesses Ar’d Moffatt and John McPherson
    Family ID F41216  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Ellen Baskerville,   b. 1818, Youghalarra, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 August 1862, Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1837  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14, 15
    Children 
    +1. James Speirs Moffat, Jr.,   b. 12 August 1838,   d. 1 May 1907, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Anna Moffat,   b. 19 January 1840, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 October 1856  (Age 16 years)
     3. Samuel Moffat,   b. 26 March 1842, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1902, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Thomas William Moffat,   b. 15 May 1844, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 October 1923, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Margaret Moffat,   b. 5 March 1846, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1890, Allison, Butler Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Mary Moffat,   b. 3 June 1849,   d. 15 September 1915, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. Cyrus Moffat,   b. 17 March 1851, Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 December 1934, Thomas, Custer Co., Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +8. Eliza Bell Moffat,   b. 5 April 1853,   d. 1938, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +9. Lemuel Moffat,   b. 8 March 1855, Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1929, Allison, Butler Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +10. Catherine Moffat,   b. 9 May 1857,   d. 18 June 1911, Allison, Butler Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +11. Susan Anna “Annie” Moffat,   b. 3 July 1859,   d. 31 July 1932, Erie, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F41077  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lincoln County Tribune
      North Platte, Nebraska
      VOL. IV
      10 March 1888


      Frontier County.

      From the Curtis Record.

      Frontier County boasts of a citizen who is nearly a centenarian. His name is James Moffat, and he lives about five miles south of Curtis. In three years more he will have completed his one hundreth birthday, and is still able to walk a mile without becoming fatigued.

      During the active period of his life he was a minister of the gospel. He was born in the year 1791, fifteen years after the United Colonies declared themselves free and independent of Great Britain. During the eventful course of his life he has witnessed the wars of 1812, the Mexican war, and the civil war. He was born in a time when stage coaches were the only means of conveyance, when the steamboat was unknown, and the railroad was a thing unheard of. Since that time he has witnessed the arrival of all these, together with the telegraph, telephone, and the innumerable and countless inventions and improvements in the way of machinery. The thoughts of what this man has seen, leads one to compare the present age with that in which the morning of his life was spent, and to cause those who are in the active period of their lives to appreciate more fully the advantages which the present age of thought and progress affords.

      Note: This story ran two days following the death of James Moffat.
    • According to Sarah Berniece Harman Armstrong, daughter of Marcey Moffat Harman,
      phone conversation 03/14/2000:
      James Moffat also had a son named Abraham, who may have perished during a tornado or fire.
      {She could have been thinking of Abraham Nichols. Later she told a similar story for Lemuel Moffat.}


      Mark Nichols indicated that an Abraham Moffat had a wife and son that perished in a house fire at the time the son was nine years of age.

      Mark Nichols observes that there was a James O’Moffat listed in the Nebraska State Census of 1885 at Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska. [16, 17]
    • The great tornado of 03 June 1860 removed the roof from the house of James Moffat. (Amboy, Lee County, Illinios)

      “Farther north James Moffat's house was unroofed; and cuts and bruises, from which no one was exempted, were the extent of injuries here. “

      From:
      PAGE 355, HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHICAL MATTER, STATISTICS, ETC.
      CHICAGO, H.H. HILL AND COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 1881

      ----
      NOTE:
      June 3, 1860
      The "Great Tornado of the Northwest" (actually a complex family of tornadoes) moved from Iowa into northern Illinois. The greatest death toll of 124 people occurred in an area extending from near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Albany, Illinois (northeast of Moline). The death toll included 23 people on a raft, which was destroyed as the tornado moved across the Mississippi River.
      http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/junetriv.htm
    • 05/14/2000: Ruby Ellen Estes Sisk recalls that her mother, Maude Moffat, frequently boasted that the Moffats were Scots-Irish.

    • 1860 U.S. Census, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, shows the surname spelled as Moffatt.
      1860 U.S. Census, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, shows the surname spelled as Moffit.
    • According to family legend, James Moffat was a circuit rider with the Methodist church, and he personally knew John Wesley.
    • Toronto and Home District Directory, 1837.

      Surname Given Name Concession & Lot # Township Soundex Remarks
      Moffat Andrew 5 9 Orillia South M130
      Moffatt James 14 9 Oro M130
      Moffit Robert 8 9 Mono M130
      Moffitt Andrew 9 24 Albion M130
      Moffitt John 9 11 Whitby M130
      Moffitt Joseph 9 11 Whitby M130
      Moffitt William 3 9 Toronto M130 New Survey

      McPherson Alexander 5 2 Markham M216
      McPherson Alexander 2 1 Pickering M216
      McPherson Alexander 2 11 Pickering M216
      McPherson George 2 23 Whitby M216
      McPherson John 4 22 Chinquacousy West M216
      McPherson John 13 7 Oro M216
      McPherson John 1 1 Vaughan M216
      McPherson Matthew 4 22 Chinquacousy West M216
      McPherson William 5 31 Markham M216
      McPherson William 4 11 Markham M216

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~onyork/1837.html
    • He was not granted the land in Conc.14 Lot 9 directly by the crown. He acquired it on 2 Jul 1835 from a William Draper who had recently got it from the crown. As it turned out the crown questioned that William Draper really had rights to it in the first place. In the correspondence between James Moffatt and the crown there is an affadavit wherein Andrew Moffatt states that he is James' brother. Thus, we have written proof that they were brothers.
    • A Memorial to the Registrar of an Intention of Bargain and Sale, made the twenty-first day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine by and between James Moffatt formerly of the Township of Oro in the District of Simcoe and Province of Canada West Oro in the District of Simcoe as present residing in Illinois in the United States of the first part and Helen Moffatt of the same place wife of the said part of the first part of the second part and from Cappago {sp?} of the township of the aforesaid farmer of the third part. Whereby the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of seventy-five pounds of lawful money of the Province of Canada to him in hand paid by the said party of the third part the receipt whereof is acknowledged did give, grant, bargain, sell, alien assign, transfer, release, lawfully convey, and confirm unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns all as singular that certain parcel or tract of land, situate, lying and being in the Township Oro in the County of Simcoe in the Simcoe District of the said Province containing by admeasurement one hundred acres be the same more or less being composed of the East half of Lot number nine in the fourteenth concession of the Township of Oro aforesaid. To have and to hold the said above granted premises with all the privileges and appurtenances whereof to the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns to their own use for ever and by the same indenture of is witnessed that the said party of the second part the wife of the said party of the first part in consideration of five shillings to her in hand paid by the said party of the third part hath remised released and forever relinquished her Down in the said premises unto him the said party of the third part his heirs executors and administrators. Which said Indenture is witnessed by Athenias King of Orillia, Merchant Francis J. Hamilton of Orillia Gentleman and this Memorial thereof is herebyrequired to be registered by him the said Grantee therein named Witness my hand and Seal the twenty first day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.

      Signed & Sealed in the presence of
      Athenias King
      Francis J. Hamilton

      James Moffatt
      by his Attorney
      Andrew Moffatt
    • Oro, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

      2 July 1835
      I William Draper give up all future claim to Lot No. 9 in the 14th concession of Oro to James Moffatt in consideration of receiving the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings Halifax Currency.

      William Draper

      by John McPherson [clerk; he would be a relative of Margaret Mc Pherson, the first wife of James Moffat]
    • These people [children of James Moffat] were tall and sturdy. [18]
    • From a microfilm of Weslyan Methodist marriages

      Christian Guardian, Toronto
      MARRIAGES
      11 February 1835
      On Dec. 28th, Andrew Moffet, late of Niagara, to Mercy Manwarring, late of Troy, N.Y., both of the Indian Mission at the Narrows, Lake Simcoe. (Rev. S. Belton)
      On Jan 12th, James Moffet, assistant Missionary at the Narrows, to Margaret McPherson, of the township of Oro. (same) [19]
    • There is some controversy about the year James S. Moffat was born. Some records show 1791 and I believe according to all the census I have found that he was born in 1798.
      See Census 1850, Amboy Ill. age is 50; 1860 Census in Amboy, Lee County, Ill. age 60;
      1880 Census in Palo Pinto Co. Texas age is 82; 1885 Census in Nebraska age is 87.
      He died in Nebraska and is buried there with a headstone monument dating death Mar. 8, 1888 at age of 97 years old. It is very hard to establish exact date.Name: James S. Moffat
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1791 in Loch Erin, County Fermanagh, Ireland
      Death: 8 MAR 1888 in Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska 1 3
      Residence: 1833 Canada 3
      Residence: 1835 Orillia, Ontario, Canada 3
      Residence: 1 MAR 1847 Dixon, Lee County, Illinois 3
      Residence: 1850 Amboy, Lee County, Illinois 3
      Residence: 1860 Amboy, Lee County, Illinois 7 4 3
      Residence: 1880 Palo Pinto County, Texas 3
      Residence: 1885 Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska 3
      Occupation: Traveling minister 8 3
      Religion: Methodist, according to Feltus history 8 3
      Change Date: 27 JAN 2002 3
      Note:
      [1930015,Sisk2.ged]

      Mark Nichols has information indicating a Dublin birth place.
      Emmigration
      Land patent for James Moffatt of Lee County, Illinois
      1850 U.S. Census
      1860 U.S. Census
      U.S. Census
      Nebraska State Census, page 298A, Frontier County
      Lincoln County Tribune
      North Platte, Nebraska
      VOL. IV
      10 March 1888


      Frontier County.

      From the Curtis Record.

      Frontier County boasts of a citizen who is nearly a centenarian. His name is James Moffat, and he lives about five miles south of Curtis. In three years more he will have completed his one hundreth birthday, and is still able to walk a mile without becoming fatigued.

      During the active period of his life he was a minister of the gospel. He was born in the year 1791, fifteen years after the United Colonies declared themselves free and independent of Great Britain. During the eventful course of his life he has witnessed the wars of 1812, the Mexican war, and the civil war. He was born in a time when stage coaches were the only means of conveyance, when the steamboat was unknown, and the railroad was a thing unheard of. Since that time he has witnessed the arrival of all these, together with the telegraph, telephone, and the innumerable and countless inventions and improvements in the way of machinery. The thoughts of what this man has seen, leads one to compare the present age with that in which the morning of his life was spent, and to cause those who are in the active period of their lives to appreciate more fully the advantages which the present age of thought and progress affords.

      Note: This story ran two days following the death of James Moffat.
      According to Sarah Berniece Harman Armstrong, daughter of Marcey Moffat Harman, phone conversation 03/14/2000: James Moffat also had a son named Abraham, who may have perished during a tornado or fire.

      Mark Nichols indicated that an Abraham Moffat had a wife and son that perished in a house fire at the time the son was nine years of age.

      Mark Nichols observes that there was a James O'Moffat listed in the Nebraska State Census of 1885 at Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska. The great tornado of 03 June 1860 removed the roof from the house of James Moffat. (Amboy, Lee County, Illinios)

      "Farther north James Moffat's house was unroofed; and cuts and bruises, from which no one was exempted, were the extent of injuries here. "

      From:
      PAGE 355, HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHICAL MATTER, STATISTICS, ETC. CHICAGO, H.H. HILL AND COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 1881

      ----
      June 3, 1860
      The "Great Tornado of the Northwest" (actually a complex family of tornadoes) moved from Iowa into northern Illinois. The greatest death toll of 124 people occurred in an area extending from near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Albany, Illinois (northeast of Moline). The death toll included 23 people on a raft, which was destroyed as the tornado moved across the Mississippi River.
      http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/junetriv.htm
      05/14/2000: Ruby Ellen Estes Sisk recalls that her mother, Maude Moffat, frequently boasted that the Moffats were Scots-Irish.

      1850 U.S. Census, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, page 115, shows the surname spelled as Moffatt.
      1860 U.S. Census, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, shows the surname spelled as Moffit.
      1880 U. S. Census Palo Pinto County Texas, Precinct 5 shows the surname spelled Moffit.
      1885 Nebraska State Census, Frontier County, page 298A shows the surname spelled Moffat.
      From there on, it has been spelled Moffatt or Moffat.

      According to family legend, James Moffat was a circuit rider with the Methodist church, and he personally knew John Wesley. Toronto and Home District Directory, 1837.

      Surname Given Name Concession & Lot # Township Soundex Remarks
      Moffat Andrew 5 9 Orillia South M130
      Moffatt James 14 9 Oro M130
      Moffit Robert 8 9 Mono M130
      Moffitt Andrew 9 24 Albion M130
      Moffitt John 9 11 Whitby M130
      Moffitt Joseph 9 11 Whitby M130
      Moffitt William 3 9 Toronto M130 New Survey
      McPherson Alexander 5 2 Markham M216
      McPherson Alexander 2 1 Pickering M216
      McPherson Alexander 2 11 Pickering M216
      McPherson George 2 23 Whitby M216
      McPherson John 4 22 Chinquacousy West M216
      McPherson John 13 7 Oro M216
      McPherson John 1 1 Vaughan M216
      McPherson Matthew 4 22 Chinquacousy West M216
      McPherson William 5 31 Markham M216
      McPherson William 4 11 Markham M216

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~onyork/1837.html
      He was not granted the land in Conc.14 Lot 9 directly by the crown. He acquired it on 2 Jul 1835 from a William Draper who had recently got it from the crown. As it turned out the crown questioned that William Draper really had rights to it in the first place. In the correspondence between James Moffatt and the crown there is an affadavit wherein Andrew Moffatt states that he is James' brother. Thus, we have written proof that they were brothers.
      A Memorial to the Registrar of an Intention of Bargain and Sale, made the twenty-first day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine by and between James Moffatt formerly of the Township of Oro in the District of Simcoe and Province of Canada West Oro in the District of Simcoe as present residing in Illinois in the United States of the first part and Helen Moffatt of the same place wife of the said part of the first part of the second part and from Cappago of the township of the aforesaid farmer of the third part.
      Whereby the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of seventy-five pounds of lawful money of the Province of Canada to him in hand paid by the said party of the third part the receipt whereof is acknowledged did give, grant, bargain, sell, alien assign, transfer, release, lawfully convey, and confirm unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns all as singular that certain parcel or tract of land, situate, lying and being in the Township Oro in the County of Simcoe in the Simcoe District of the said Province containing by admeasurement one hundred acres be the same more or less being composed of the East half of Lot number nine in the fourteenth concession of the Township of Oro aforesaid. To have and to hold the said above granted premises with all the privileges and appurtenances whereof to the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns to their own use for ever and by the same indenture of is witnessed that the said party of the second part the wife of the said party of the first part in consideration of five shillings to her in hand paid by the said party of the third part hath remised released and forever relinquished her Down in the said premises unto him the said party of the third part his heirs executors and administrators. Which said Indenture is witnessed by Athenias King of Orillia, Merchant Francis J. Hamilton of Orillia Gentleman and this Memorial thereof is herebyrequired to be registered by him the said Grantee therein named Witness my hand and Seal the twenty first day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.

      Signed & Sealed in the presence of
      Athenias King
      Francis J. Hamilton

      James Moffatt
      by his Attorney
      Andrew Moffatt
      Oro, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

      2 July 1835
      I William Draper give up all future claim to Lot No. 9 in the 14th concession of Oro to James Moffatt in consideration of receiving the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings Halifax Currency.

      William Draper

      by John McPherson [clerk; he would be a relative of Margaret McPherson, the first wife of James Moffat]
      These people [children of James Moffat] were tall and sturdy.
      From a microfilm of Weslyan Methodist marriages

      Christian Guardian, Toronto
      MARRIAGES
      11 February 1835
      On Dec. 28th, Andrew Moffet, late of Niagara, to Mercy Manwarring, late of Troy, N.Y., both of the Indian Mission at the Narrows, Lake Simcoe. (Rev. S. Belton)
      On Jan 12th, James Moffet, assistant Missionary at the Narrows, to Margaret McPherson, of the township of Oro. (same)


      Father: Thomas Moffat b: 1755 in Ireland
      Mother: Ann Speer (or Speirs)

      Marriage 1 Ellen Baskerville b: 1818 in Youghalarra, N Tipperary, Ireland 1837
      Married: in Ontario, Canada 9 3

      Marriage 2 Margaret Mc Pherson b: 7 MAR 1809 in Killan Parish, Perth, Scotland. This was actually his first marriage.
      Married: 12 JAN 1835 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada 3 She died in approx. 1836 from the records that I have found.
      Note:
      [1930015,Sisk2.ged]

      Rev. Samuel Belton (Wesleyan Methodist Minister); Witnesses Ar'd Moffatt and John McPherson

      Sources:
      Title: James Moffat's death memorial plaque
      Note: TYPE Family RecordDATE 1888PLAC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
      Title: L. Moffat - E. Harmon Marriage Record
      Note: TYPE Vital RecordPLAC Whiteside County, Illinois
      Title: 1930015,Sisk2.ged
      Repository:
      Call Number:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: May 31, 2002
      Title: Death Certificate of Cyrus Moffat
      Note: TYPE Vital RecordDATE 20 Dec 1934PLAC Thomas, OKTEXT Maude Moffat Estes was the informant on this certificate.
      Title: 1910 U.S. Census, Page 177, Custer County, Oklahoma
      Note: TYPE Census
      Title: TITLE
      Author: La Nell Cook
      Note: TYPE E-Mail Message
      Title: Census Record
      Note: TYPE CensusTEXT 1860 US Census, page 181, Amboy Township, Lee County, Illinois
      Title: Supposition
      Note: TYPE Census
      Title: TITLE
      Author: Feltus family genealogy records
      Note: TYPE Book


      James S. Moffatt was a traveling Methodist Minister.
      Back in our family history , the story goes that our Moffatt helped in the translation of the King James Version of the Bible.
      James S. Moffatt did know James Wesley according to family ledgend, but I believe that he knew his religion teachings.

      On the 1850 Census, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois is listed as follows:
      James Moffatt age 50 M. born in Ireland
      Ellen (wife) age 32 F. born in Canada
      James S. age 12 M. born in CAnada
      Ann age 10 F. born in Canada
      Lemuel age 7 M. born in Canada
      Thomas age 6 M. born in Canada
      Margaret age 4 F. born in Illinois
      Mary age 1 F. born in Illinois

      On the 1860 CEnsus, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois is listed as follows
      James Moffit age 60 M. born in Ireland
      Ellen age 42 F. born in Ireland
      James age 21 M born in Canada
      Lemuel age 18 M. born in Canada
      Thomas age 15 M. born in Canada
      Margaret age 14 F. born in CAnada
      Mary age 11 F. born in Illinois
      Cyrus age 10 M. born in Illinois
      Eliza age 7 F. born in Illinois
      Samuel age 5 M. born in Illinois
      Catherine age 4 F. born in Illinois
      Susan age 1 F. born in Illinois

      On the 1880 U. S. CEnsus in Palo Pinto County, Texas Precinct 5; James is listed as living with his son, James S. Moffatt and Family as follows:

      James S. Moffitt age 45 M. Farmer b. Canada Father born in Ireland and Mother born in Ireland
      Mary (Pierce) age 30 F. wife B. Tenn. Father born in Tenn, Mother born in Tenn.
      Alice age 11 F. (Daughter) B. Tex. Father Born Canada, Mother born in Tenn.
      Josephus age 6 M. (son) born in Texas; Father born in Canada, Mother born in Tenn.
      Lemuel age 4 M. (son) b. Tex. Father-born Canada Mother born in Tenn.
      Surilda D. age 1/2 year F. Daughter born in Tex. Father B. Canada Mother b. Tenn.
      James age 82 (Father living with them) Born in Ireland. Father born in Ireland and Mother born in Ireland.

      1885 Nebraska State Census, Frontier County, Page 298A.
      This the last census that James S. Moffatt, Senior is found on and is living with his son Cyrus until his death in 1888.

      Listed as follows:
      Cyrus Moffat age 35 Male
      Helen age 38 F.
      Grace age 8 F.
      Maud age 5 F.
      Marcia age 3 F.
      Frank age 11/12 M.
      James age 87 M. (Father of Cyrus)

      This was the last record on Census for James S. Moffatt, SR. [20]

  • Sources 
    1. [S413] Reunion data file, submitted by C A Hocker.

    2. [S382] James Moffat’s death memorial plaque.

    3. [S356] L. Moffat - E. Harmon Marriage Record, Provides name of James S. Moffat & Ellen Baskerville.

    4. [S358] See page 57 for listing of middle name.

    5. [S336] Death Certificate of Cyrus Moffat.

    6. [S332] 1910 U.S. Census, Page 177, Custer County, Oklahoma, Birthplace listed as Ireland.

    7. [S371] eMail message, from La Nell Cook.

    8. [S333] Supposition, Sarah Berneice Harman 06/17/2000.

    9. [S333] Supposition, Per Sarah Bernice Harman Armstrong.

    10. [S358] page 56.

    11. [S358] See page 55.

    12. [S359] Census Record.

    13. [S382] James Moffat’s death memorial plaque, On the back is a note from Maude Moffat indicating that he was from Scotland, and that he died in Curtis, NE.

    14. [S360] Feltus Family Genealogy Records, no year of marriage given in Feltus book.

    15. [S358] See page 56.

    16. [S333] Supposition.

    17. [S340] Genealogy of Mark Nichols.

    18. [S360] Feltus Family Genealogy Records.

    19. [S383] Family genealogy, Carolyn Davis Dyk .

    20. [S2278] GEDCOM file titled “lcookFBCGED3.ged”, submitted by La Nell Cook.


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