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Abraham Mo´se
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Birth: 1736
Strasbourg, France
Death: May 8, 1809
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Abraham Mo´se was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, in 1736. As a youth he left his home and crossed the ocean to Cape Francois in the beautiful island of San Domingo, where he established himself in business. Several years later in about 1779, Abraham traveled over to the little island of St. Eustatia, which was an important centre of shipping trade. While here he met and married Sarah, daughter of a prominent Jewish family residing in the French colony. Sarah was twenty-six years his junior; Abraham about 43 and Sarah about 17. They had a total of nine children {7 sons and 2 daughters} - Jacob, Cherie, Aaron, Hyam, Benjamin, Rachel, Penina, Abraham II and Isaac.

Abraham Mo´se became a very wealthy merchant and trader on the island of San Domingo; building a large plantation with many acres. In 1791, their was a rebellion against the landowners, so Abraham and his family had to flee with only the clothes on their backs and just a few family mementos. They boarded a ship for Charleston, South Carolina.

Starting over, Abraham and Sarah Mo´se set-up a trading import business out of their home; and soon became prominent citizens of Charleston. Their children each became well educated eligible man in Charleston society.

Abraham Mo´se departed this life on the 8th day of March 1809 at the age of 73. He was laid to rest in Hebrew cemetery, now known as Coming Street Cemetery. His wife, Sarah would not join him for another 33 years.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Moise (1762 - 1842)
 
 Children:
  Jacob Moise*
  Cherie Moise (1781 - 1823)*
  Aaron Moise (1783 - 1852)*
  Hyam Moise (1785 - 1811)*
  Benjamin Moise (1790 - 1824)*
  Rachel Moise Levy (1796 - 1872)*
  Penina Moise (1797 - 1880)*
  Jacob Moise (1798 - 1837)*
  Abraham Moise (1799 - 1869)*
  Isaac Moise (1800 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coming Street Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: GMG
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92686179
Abraham Mo´se
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