In 1838 his father purchased Mt Ayr near Keene in Albemarle County from Governor Gilmer.
John Schuyler Moon purchased Snowden in 1870. The Snowden estate just across The James River at Scottsville was first owned by Peter Jefferson, father to Thomas Jefferson.
Married 21 Apr 1847 to Elizabeth Tompkins
Children: Waddy MOON John Russel MOON Gilmer MOON Edward MOON Lilla MOON Elizabeth MOON Charles MOON Clarence Barclay MOON Frank Carlton MOON, Lawyer Ellen Gilmer MOON Sarah Margaret MOON Mary Belle MOON Schuyler Barclay MOON , M. D. Lizzie Laurell MOON