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Joseph Mordecai

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Jul 1839 (aged 72)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 94445515 · View Source
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Joseph was the third-born son of Moses Mordecai from Bonn, Germany and Elizabeth "Esther" [Whitlock] Mordecai who was born in England. His mother was a Jewish convert and changed her name to Esther. Joseph was born into a Jewish family and remained true to the faith throughout his life.
On October 25, 1786 in Philadelphia, PA in a Hebrew ceremony, Joseph married Esther "Hetty" Marache, daughter of Solomon Marache and Rebecca "Myers" Marache. They moved to VA and on to Charleston, SC, where they lived for many years.
Joseph and Hetty were the parents of six known children: Solomon Joseph, Rebecca [Hertz], Judith, Thomas Whitlock, Harriett and Esther "Hetty".
Their eldest son, Solomon Joseph (1790-ca 1843), went to Missouri and married in Franklin, Howard Co, MO to ISABELLA JANE KINCAID in 1817. Solomon Joseph was the founder of the Missouri Line where many of his descendants changed their surname spelling to MORDICA.


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  • Created by: Ruby Mordecai
  • Added: 29 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94445515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Mordecai (11 Nov 1766–10 Jul 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94445515, citing Coming Street Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Ruby Mordecai (contributor 46815616) .