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 Samuel Moss

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Samuel Moss

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.

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 1940).

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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Our father and mother are gone
They lie beneath the soil
Dear parents tho we miss you much
We know you rest with God





  • Maintained by: E.F. Charvet
  • Originally Created by: P. V. Hays
  • Added: 21 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65950871
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Moss (12 Sep 1821–22 May 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65950871, citing Goshen Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by E.F. Charvet (contributor 47096059) .