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Samuel Moss
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1821
Virginia, USA
Death: May 22, 1887
Mercer County
Missouri, USA

Samuel Moss was born in Virginia on September 12, 1821, according to both his own headstone, and the inscription on the backside of his wife's headstone. (However, based on historical research, it appears likely he was actually born in 1823.) Samuel Moss is the son of George W. Moss, who moved his family moved to Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana.

Samuel Moss is a veteran of the Mexican American War (mustered in June 23, 1846, at New Albany, Indiana). He fought with the Indiana Infantry 2nd Regiment, Company C, at the Battle of Buena Vista (seven miles south of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico) where he was wounded in action on February 23, 1847, according to his pension file at the NARA (National Archives). He mustered out on June 23, 1847, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He also is a veteran of the Civil War (mustered in at age 42 on October 26, 1864, near the end of the war). He enrolled in the Indiana 43rd Regiment, Company A, where he was a guard at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana. He mustered out on June 15, 1865, at Indianapolis, Indiana. -- Samuel Moss and his family did not leave Indiana until 1868.

(*Important note: He should NOT be confused with two different men both named "Samuel P. Moss" of Missouri who also served in the Civil War; one who enlisted with the Missouri 18th Reg't Infantry at age 50, mustered in Feb. 17, 1862 & mustered out July 1865 at Louisville, KY, and the other who enlisted with the Missouri 2nd Reg't Cavalry Volunteers, mustered in July 31, 1861 & mustered out September 15, 1864 at St. Louis, MO.)

Samuel Moss married Sarah Alexander in Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana, on November 11, 1847, shortly after he returned from war, according to his Compiled Military Service File from the National Archives.

Their first nine of eleven children were born in Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana:
1.) Tabitha (1848-after 1870)
2.) George W. (1849-1928)
3.) Nancy Jane (1851-1928)
4.) John Henry (1853-after 1930)
5.) Samuel Marion (1857-1946)
6.) Lourinda C. (1860-1869)
7.) Robert B. (1863-1938)
8.) James Harvey (1864-1902)
9.) Mary Caroline (1867-1942)

Two children were born in Goshen, Mercer County, Missouri:
10.) Rosana (1869-after 1885), and
11.) Delilah (1871-after 1893).

Note: Homer Moss, born March 1879 -- 8 years after Delilah -- is NOT his 12th child, despite a notation that he is supposedly a "brother" of his son Samuel Marion Moss (b. 1857) according to the 1900 U.S. Census of Neosho County, Kansas. Homer Moss, is in fact, Samuel Marion Moss's son from his first marriage to Lucetta; the same person recorded as "Omer (sic) V. Moss" (b. 1879) on the 1880 U.S. Census with the Samuel Marion Moss family.

Samuel Moss owned 40 acres of land in the NE 1/4, of the NE 1/4 of Section 8, Township 64 North, Range 25 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, of Madison Township, Mercer County, Missouri, immediately east of the town of Dinsmore, in 1877. His neighboring landowners in Section 8 included his mother-in-law Mary (Moss) Alexander - widow of Thomas Alexander, and his brothers-in-law George W. Alexander and Henry H. Alexander. 
 
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 Parents:
  George W. Moss (1791 - ____)
  Catherine Moss (1780 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Alexander Moss (1830 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  George W. Moss (1849 - 1928)*
  Nancy Jane Moss Clark (1851 - 1928)*
  John Henry Moss (1853 - ____)*
  Samuel Marion Moss (1857 - 1946)*
  Lourinda C. Moss (1860 - 1869)*
  Robert B Moss (1863 - 1938)*
  James Harvey Moss (1864 - 1902)*
  Mary Caroline Moss Edmundson (1867 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Moss Alexander (1812 - 1896)*
  William Moss (1814 - 1895)*
  Henry Moss (1817 - 1893)*
  John Moss (1821 - 1891)*
  Samuel Moss (1821 - 1887)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Our father and mother are gone
They lie beneath the soil
Dear parents tho we miss you much
We know you rest with God
 
Burial:
Goshen Cemetery
Princeton
Mercer County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: E.F. Charvet
Originally Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65950871
Samuel Moss
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Rest in Peace
- Trudy Brooks
 Added: May. 20, 2017
 
 
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