|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1831|
William was born about 1787 in England, and died in Rawsonville, MI. on 3-16-
1831, which is near Ann Arbor. He married Elizabeth Granger in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, England. He came to America, and sent for his wife and children. Not much more is known about him, except that he must have liked the enticement of the unknown, always searching out new places, and dreaming of what could be. Unsure of where he is buried.
In 1830 William & Elizabeth and their family of 9 probably took a schooner to Detroit (a 2 week trip). Detroit was filled with Indians and Frenchmen, unpainted buildings, muddy streets, and very dirty. (The ‘Sauk Trail' to Rawsonville (then called "The Landing") was just an Indian mud trail. It is now U.S. 12.) Settlers always traveled with axes and log chains to pry themselves out of the mud. William came to America first. Then sent for his wife and children. Elizabeth (and her 5 children) came on the ship "Venus" which landed in New York on 4-15-1822. Their children: Mary Moorman, Ann Moorman 10-17-1813, William Moorman 1-4-1815, James Moorman 3-25-1816, Francis Moorman 9-27-1818, George Mooman 7-24-1823, Jacob Moorman 9-25-1825, Jane Moorman 1-31-1828, Sarah Moorman 4-7-1830.
Elizabeth Granger Moorman (1789 - 1877)
Mary Moorman Howe (1811 - 1902)*
William Moorman (1815 - 1873)*
James Moorman (1816 - 1853)*
George Moorman (1823 - 1895)*
Sarah Moorman Howe (1830 - 1910)*
Specifically: may have been buried on the farm.
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
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