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James Spiers Moffat
Birth: 1791, Ireland
Death: Mar. 8, 1888
Curtis
Frontier County
Nebraska, USA

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.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Baskerville Moffat (1818 - 1862)
 
 Children:
  James Spiers Moffatt (1830 - 1907)*
  Thomas William Moffatt (1844 - 1923)*
  Mary E Moffat Greenan (1849 - 1915)*
  Cyrus Moffat (1851 - 1934)*
  Eliza Bell Moffat Youtzy (1853 - 1938)*
  Lemuel Moffat (1855 - 1929)*
  Catherine Moffat Neal (1855 - 1911)*
  Susan Anna Moffat Cunningham (1859 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: cemetery in NE but which one unknown at present
 
Created by: CJ
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80567718
 


- CJ
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
God Bless, rest in peace
- Elaine White
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
Rest in Peace...
- JAM
 Added: May. 30, 2013
 
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