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 Samuel Reavis Moss, Sr

Samuel Reavis Moss, Sr

Birth
Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Nov 1889 (aged 85)
Sutton, Robertson County, Texas, USA
Burial Robertson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 33089295 · View Source
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Samuel Reavis Moss came to Texas from Granville Co, NC to look at land. He bought land from Antonio Manchaca for $125.00 in gold. He also bought 640 acres in Bell County, Texas and 300 hundred acres at Easterly.

He settled in a home south of present Hearne, on Spring Creek. They farmed and operated a water mill to grind corn.
and later turned it to a cotton gin.

His slaves grew cotton and corn on the land. In order to get supplies they had to go to Houston, which took a month to travel by ox wagon.

He urged the railroad builders to extend lines into central Texas. When Houston and Texas Central Railway Company resumed construction northward, he donated the right-of-way through his land.

He built the first school near the station and hired a teacher for the children.

Taken from a story By Connie Moss at the 1978 Moss Reunion in Hearne, Texas. http://www.vanderfordfamily.com/html/storiesmoss.htm



Inscription

"Our father," "He was a kind and affectionate husband, a fond father, a friend to all"


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  • Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
  • Added: 20 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33089295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Reavis Moss, Sr (8 May 1804–20 Nov 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33089295, citing Moss Cemetery, Robertson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Helen L. Smith Hoke (contributor 46540075) .