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Priscilla Moon Fleming
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1837
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1920
Garden City
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA

OBIT February 5, 1920, source unknown-

Grandma Priscilla Moon Fleming, an early pioneer of the county, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Hattie Fleming Ward, in Garden City, MN 30 Jan 1920 at 8 PM, death being due to old age and the infirmities incident thereto.

Priscilla Moon was born in Herkimer Co., New York 2 Aug 1837. In early childhood she immigrated with her parents to Dodge Co., WI where she grew up to young womanhood and was married on her 19th birthday (an Ancestry tree has Aug 2, 1856) to Albert Fleming a young carpenter from St. Lawrence Co., NY.

Conceiving it their mission to go west and aid in building up and populating this then empty wilderness, they came to Garden City in 1858 before Minnesota became a state and procured a little cottage home on the banks of the Watonwan at the foot of the old Gerry Hill and just across the way from where she died. Here they lived with their three children at the time of the Indian outbreak and massacre and little can we of today know or realize what hardships and privations and dangers they faced and endured and overcame in carrying out their mission.

In the autumn of 1861 they moved to the farm four miles southeast of town which has since been her home. Her husband died about ten years ago and since then she has visited among her children much of the time.

One sister Mrs Clara Moon Clark survives her and nine children, twenty eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren bear testimony to the faithfulness with which she fulfilled her mission. Two children died in infancy. The nine living are Mrs. Ida Hilliard of Montevideo Minn, Calvin of St. Paul, David, Charles, Lester, Mrs Hattie Ward and Walter all living near Garden City and Ellsworth and Mrs Minnie Pike of Long Beach, California.

All of the children except the last two were present at the funeral services which were conducted from the home of Mrs. Ward Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. W. Brown of Vernon Center officiating.

She was buried beside her husband in the Garden City


-From the 110th anniversary booklet of the Russia (NY) Union church:

-David (Moon), born Jan. 19, 1803; died Dec. 8, 1877, in Williamstown, Dodge County, Wis.; married, 1st, Catherine Rhodes, born Nov. 30, 1802, the daughter of Richard and Effy (Clapper) Rhodes; 2nd, Martha Kinney of Mohawk, N.Y.; 3rd, Maranda Nobles. David Moon was a Baptist clergyman and served the Russia Church, 1847 to 1848. Elder David Moon, as he was called, went to California alone, stayed four years and returned with a bag of gold which he sold for $1200. He then went to Wisconsin and purchased a farm. He lived at Kekoskee, Wis., and later Williamstown, Wis. He is buried at Kekoskee Cemetery, Mayville, Wis. The children of elder David Moon were Mrs. Priscilla Fleming, Mrs. Esther Roby, Mrs. Clarissa Clark, Mrs. Emma Crane, William, David, Jr., Charles, Henry, Albert, Owen S., Prudence, Tryphena.


Miranda Nobles Moon, who is listed on Albert Fleming's monument, was the mother of Priscilla Moon, her father's third wife. David Moon's second wife Catherine died in 1836; Priscilla was born the following year. Priscilla's grave marked with a stone reading "Mother"- a photo request volunteer replied she found Albert's obelisk but there was no stone for Priscilla beside it until she realized that was hers. ( Jenny # 47991062 )


Their children:

Ida Lovisa FLEMING 1857 1945 (m. Rev. Edward Hilliard)
Calvin Albert FLEMING 1858 1948
David Edward FLEMING 1860 1929
Charles Adelbert FLEMING 1863 1940
Lester FLEMING 1866 1954
Hattie May FLEMING 1868 (m. Ward)
Walter FLEMING 1869 1943
Ellsworth FLEMING 1875 1936
Byron Clark FLEMING 1878 1879
Minnie FLEMING 1880 (m.Pike)

Family links: 
  David Moon (1803 - 1877)
  Maranda Nobles Moon (1815 - 1887)
  Albert F Fleming (1835 - 1909)
  Ida Fleming Hilliard (1857 - 1945)*
  David Fleming (1860 - 1929)*
  Hattie T Fleming Ward (1868 - 1955)*
  David Moon**
  Esther Catherine Moon Roby (1828 - 1899)**
  Owen S. Moon (1829 - 1853)**
  Priscilla Moon Fleming (1837 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Garden City Cemetery
Garden City
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Kent Gebhard
Record added: Jul 31, 2012
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Priscilla <i>Moon</i> Fleming
Added by: Kent Gebhard
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