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Samuel Mordecai
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1786
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1865
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Samuel was the second son of Jacob and Judith "Myers" Mordecai. He was unmarried. He was a merchant in Petersburg and Richmond, VA, and author of a book about the early history of Richmond, entitled "Richmond in By-Gone Days." He was a teacher in the successful Mordecai Female Academy run by his father, Jacob, in Warrenton, NC. Samuel served in the War of 1812 as a Corporal in Company 1 of the Corps d'Elite (Randolph's), Virginia Military.
In later years, he was charged with the handling of the family's investments but apparently few of his schemes proved successful. While his funeral was being conducted and before the grave had been filled in, word was received that the Northern soldiers (Civil War) were entering Raleigh. The grave was hastily leveled and obscured as nearly as possible to prevent it being molested by the soldiers in search of silver, etc.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Mordecai (1762 - 1838)
  Judith Myers Mordecai (1762 - 1796)
 
 Siblings:
  Moses Mordecai (1785 - 1824)*
  Samuel Mordecai (1786 - 1865)
  Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788 - 1838)*
  Ellen Mordecai (1790 - 1884)*
  Solomon Mordecai (1792 - 1869)*
  Julia Judith Mordecai (1799 - 1852)**
  George Washington Mordecai (1801 - 1871)**
  Alfred Mordecai (1804 - 1887)**
  Augustus Mordecai (1806 - 1847)**
  Elizabeth Kennon Mordecai Myers (1809 - 1861)**
  Emma Mordecai (1812 - 1906)**
  Laura Mordecai (1818 - 1839)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Ruby Mordecai
Record added: Dec 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32402344
Samuel Mordecai
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Samuel Mordecai
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