William Moon Family
Scotland, Ireland and South Carolina
m. Sarah (Lark)
her 1m. to Allen Robison (b.c1755 d.1793)
(son of William Robison and Susannah)
b. 22 March 1767 Mecklenberg Co., VA
d. 5 Sept 1827 Newberry Co., VA
buried: cemetery at Moon's Meeting House near Silverstreet, Newberry Co., VA
her father: John Lark
her mother: Rachel Blakely (2m to Philemon Waters)
*children from the citizenship application 1806 and will of Meridith William Moon 1828.
Children Peter Moon, M. D.
b. 1796 Newberry Co., S.C.
d. 1878 Newberry Co., S. C. (at age 82)
Susan Satterwhite (b. 1793 d. 1852 )
Sarah Olivia Moon b. 1796 Newberry Co., S.C.
d. 26 May 1839 Ware Shoals, S. C.
m. Dr. William Townes Jones 16 Feb 1820
(son of Benj. Jones )
Maria Moon b. abt 1798 Newberry Co., SC d. Apr. 1847 Jackson Co., Ark.
m. D. E. (Ebenezer) Hammond, M. D. 12 Oct 1813. (b. 20 Apr 1786 Petersham, Mass d. May 1847 Jackson Co., Ark )
2nd son of Ebenezer Hammond.
Meredith William Moon, M. D.
b. 22 Feb 1800 Newberry Co., S.C.
d. 18 Oct 1836 Newberry Co., S. C.
m. Susan Caroline Gillam
(b. 17 Nov 1813 Newberry Co., SC d. 19 Jan 1856 Newberry Co., SC) her 2m to Daniel Rudd 14 Apr 1842 Newberry Co. SC
Dalton Lark Moon
b. 8 July 1802 Newberry Co., SC
d. about 4 Jan 1838
m. Tabitha Boulware 6 Aug. 1834 Newberry Co., SC (b.
Dennis Fletcher Moon
b. abt 1804 Newberry Co., SC d. perhaps in 1827
Francis Asbury Moon
b. 16 July 1811 Newberry Co., SC
d. 21 September 1833 Newberry Co., SC
Elizabeth Ann Moon* b. about 1812 possibly SC d. between 1850-8 m. Benjamin Franklin Jones in 1832
According to Randy Currie, Meridith Moon
was a physician but also a Methodist minister who was a
personal friend of Bishop Francis Asbury. [email Randy
1790 - US Census, Fairfield Co., no
Twp. listed. Series M637, page 166. I wonder if Conrad is a brother
of William Moon.
1794 - Meridith William Moon filed
petitioned for citizenship in Charleston, South Carolina.
This is assumed to be the immigration date of Meridith Moon into
South Carolina. With the above Conrad and Wm Moon already
here by 1790, Meridith Moon may have had other relatives already
here. He states in his petition for citizenship that he
came to this country on January 24 of 1794. [Ancestry.com
Passenger and Immigration lists Index, 1500 - 1900's]
1807- Meredith William Moon files for citizenship in Newberry
Co., South Carolina.
South Carolina | at Newberry Courthouse
Newberry District |
To the Hon., the associate judge of this State of South Carolina
The humble petition of Meredith William Moon showeth unto your honors, that your petitioner is a native of that part of the kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland and agreeably to the constriction of the laws of this country is a subject of the King of Great Britain. That he was born on the 24th day of June in the year of Our Lord 1770, respectfully to the best information which our petitioner has been able to obtain and that he is now of consequence a little upwards of 37 years of age. That he left Scotland and went to England and from thence he went to Ireland and from Ireland he sailed for America, and that he landed in Charleston in this State aforesaid, and within the United States of America on the 28th day of January in the year of Our Lord 1794. From Charleston aforesaid he proceeded up the country to Newberry, then County now District, where he has remained ever since, except while absent on necessary business. That he never was out of this State aforesaid, but twice and then on necessary business – once to the State of Georgia and once to the State of Pennsylvania by water. That after his arrival in the District aforesaid he intermarried with Miss Sarah Robertson, who is now about 40 years of age. That of her seven children: Peter Moon about 11 years old and Sarah Moon of the same age; Maria Moon about nine years of age, Meredith William Moon about seven years of age, Delta Lark Moon about five years of age, Dennis Fletcher Moon about three years of age and Elizabeth Ann Moon now an infant. And that your petitioner desires to become naturalized agreeably the provisions of the laws of Congress, for establishing a uniform system of naturalization throughout the United States of America and to become a citizen thereof. Your petitioner therefore prays your honor to admit him to the benefits of the aforesaid Acts. And your petitioner will ever pray. M. W. Moon
South Carolina | at Newberry Courthouse
Newberry District |
Personally appeared before me James Williams, who, being sworn says that he has been acquainted with Meredith William Moon whose petition for naturalization is fixed ever since the year of Our Lord 1797 or 98, and that he, the said petitioner, has been ever since that time a resident of the District aforesaid.
Sworn to before me this second of November 1807
Y. J. Harrington JQ James Williams
We whose names are herewith subscribed do certify that we have been acquainted with Meredith William Moon for several years and that he conducted himself praiseworthy, and as a good citizen and that we believe him well affected towards the government of this State and of the United States and attached to the Constitution of this State and of the United States.
November 2, 1807 Benjamin Long, JQ
South Carolina | at Newberry Courthouse
Newberry District |
Meredith William Moon, being duly sworn saith that he has resided within the State of South Carolina about 13 years immediately preceding the present date. That he will support the Constitution of this State and of the United States to the best of his ability and that he does absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State and Sovereignty, whatever, and particularly the King of Great Britain.
November 2, 1807
transcribed and contributed by Edith Greisser, Newberry County Geneology Trails. http://www.genealogytrails.com/scar/index.html
There are several notices of Dr. Moon in T. H. Pope’s History of Newberry County, SC. Here is one extract:
“Dr. Meredith Moon came to the district from Scotland after the Revolution and settled in the vicinity of Chappells about 1794. An extremely well-educated gentleman, Dr. Moon had a large and demanding practice which covered the area within sixty miles of his home. A friend of Bishop Francis I. Asbury and a religious man, he helped establish the Methodist Church in the upcountry; for years Moon’s Meetinghouse was a well-known church in the vicinity of Saluda River above Silverstreet. Dr. Moon’s two sons, Peter and William were also physicians.” (pages 259-260). [comments, RC: Dr. Moon’s three Robison stepsons also became doctors. Dr. Moon and his wife Sarah Lark Robison-Moon are buried at the site of the Moon’s Meetinghouse; I have seen the markers. I have been told that Dr. Moon is mentioned in Asbury’s journals, but I have not seen the record myself. I have a transcript of Lark family data from Dr. Moon’s Bible, but I don’t know where the Bible is now, nor do I have estate papers for Dr. Moon. I do have estate papers for his mother-in-law, Rachel Lark-Waters, in which he is a legatee in right of his wife]. [ email - Randy Currie 3/15/09]
1800- This description of the Moon family is in another history of Newberry County, S. C. by Belton O'Neall in 1895.
" The name Moon,
mentioned above, is also subsequent to the Revolution, Dr.
M. W. Moon lived long and to much good purpose, in the fork
between Little and Saluda Rivers. He was a physician of
much eminence and practice. He was an able and acceptable
Methodist preacher. The estimable son, Dr. Peter Moon, is
all of his immediate family who remain in the settlement.
Many years after the Revolution, this settlement was foremost
for intelligence, patriotism and moral worth. That it has ceased
to be as prominent, as it once was is deeply to be
regretted. It is now on of the richest section of the
district, and yet judging from some recent indications, I fear
there is not so much liberality, as once characterized
it. I trust, however, that this reproach, (if it be true,)
will not long characterize it, especially when I remember
there is the home of so much intelligence, worth and liberality
as belong to Dr. Peter Moon."
[John Belton O'Neall, The
Annals of Newberry, p. 58]
1800 - US Census, Newberry Co., SC,
Roll 50, page 85
Meridith W. Moon male 3 2 - 2 - females 3 - - 1 - others - slaves -
roll 47 page 277
John Moon males 2 - - 1 - females 1 - - 1 - others - slave 6
1807, November 2 - [Directory of Scots in
the Carolinas, 1680-1830]
1810 - US Census, Newberry Co., SC roll 61
Meridith Wm. Moon 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 18
1810- Greenville Co., SC census M-252 Roll: 62 Page: 113
John MOON 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
1812, December 19 - Meredith Moon
apparently had some personal contact with Bishop Asbury, one of
the founding preachers of Methodist in the colonies.
Bishop Asbury was present at the conference in Charleston even
though a "feeble old man had ridden on horseback from Kentucky,
where he was in October, over the mountains of East Tennessee
and North Carolina, through the upper part of South Carolina,
and on to Charleston. The weather was severe, and he often
had to swim his noble horse, Fox, through the swollen
streams. Although it does not properly belong to this
history, we cannot forbear giving one view of this noble old
man's travels when he was nearly seventy years old.
Leaving Charleston January 7th, he rode through the swamps of
eastern South and NOrth Carolina, suffering much from long
rides, insufficient accommodations, and excessive cold.
"[History of Methodism in Georgia, page 163]
"The early Methodist preachers were a
peculiar people. This they knew themselves, and they were
not disposed to deplore the fact. They believed Christians
ought to be a peculiar people, and especially preachers, and not
to be conformed to the world. The old discipline was the
guide-bouk, and no army officer ever regarded more strictly the
army regulations than a faithful preacher his dicipline.
Asbury had brought with him, from England, the dress and habits of an English Wesleyan, and as Wesley was Asbury's model, so he was in his turn the model of the American preachers. The dress of both preachers and people was as marked as that of the Quakers. A preacher who did not wear a straight-breasted coat was in sinful conformity to the world. It was not the coat he wore, but the motive which led him to wear any but a straight-breast, that made it an offence. The hair was to be cut short, and brushed neatley down on the forehead. No preacher ever thought of wearing a beard. I would have been almost as offensive as a heresy." page 154
1820 - Newberry Co., SC
Roll: 120 Page: 190
W. M. Moon males 1 0 1 6 - 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 11(total males)
females 0 0 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
the oldest males and females are 80-89 years old, there seems to be a couple of families living together
Newberry Co., SC Roll: 120 Page: 186
Peter Moon males 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 (total males)
females 0 0 3 5 0 2 6 1 3 0 0 0 0
1820 - Greenville Co., SC census [United
page 092 MOON
000110 00100 (the
only female here is 16-26 years old)
page 111 MOON John 000101 01101 ( one female 10-26 years old of the proper marriagable age by 1832 to be Mary Elizabeth, others 16-26 years old and 45 plus, John is probably the male 45 plus years)
page 079 MOON Robert D. 000200 10100 (female 0-10 years is possibly Mary Elizabeth and 16-26 the apparent mother)
page 111 MOON William 010101 00001 (female 45 plus years)
1825- James Russell, a Methodist
minister, was sent to Savannah to preach but because he
went to a very remote area to preach, he also went into debt and
thus bankrupt. He returns to South Carolina where he
becomes ill and dies at the age of 45 in the house of Dr.
Meredith Moon in Abbeville, S. C.
1827- There is a description of Dennis (L.
as he is listed in the book) Moon, the son of Dr. M. W. Moon in
the history of Newberry Co., This record implies that he
didn't live long after the court case in 1827. The book on
Newberry was written by Judge John O'Neall.
1838. May 1839 - Obituary of Sarah (Olivia
Moon) Jones, wife of William Townes Jones.
1836- 1848 - Between these dates
Ebenezer Hammond and Maria move to Jackson Co.,
Arkansas. Records of the family listed in the History and Genealogy of the
descendants of William Hammond of
Ebenezer Hammond is described as the second son of Ebenezer, the son of Elisha, the son of Benjamin 2nd, son of Benjamin who is the son of William. "He joined his brother Elisha in South Carolina in 1812, where he finished his education, and afterwards studied medicine with Dr. Meredith William Moon of Newberry, S. C." Ebenezer Hammond marries Maria the daughter of Dr. Moon, who died in Jackson Co., Ark.
1843 - John Moon dies.
1850 - US Census records show him in
Laurens Co., S. C:
Benjamin Jones 40 m farmer $500 born in S.C. is here with the above listed children plus what appears to be a nephew, Silas Jones 18m, a farmer. [Laurens Co. p.318]
1860- US Census, South Carolina,
US Census, South Carolina, Newberry, p. 195
Peter Moon 54 m physician $30,000 South Carolina
Susanna 57 f
J. S. 24 m blind
Octavia 17 f
Levi Rogers 30 m over seer
The wealth of $30,000 that Peter Moon has is mostly in 102 slaves that he held in 1850. They ranged in age between 65 and newborn. Several Satterwhites had numerous slaves as well. This is the family of Peter's wife, Susanna, that lives nearby.
Co., Gowensville. Series: M653 Roll: 1220 Page: 399
James Moon 31 m w farmer $136 South Carolina
Lucinda 29 f w
William 6 m w
Martha A. 4 f w
Thomas W. 1 m w
William Moon 63 m w farmer $1500 / 100 Virginia
Walter Moon 28 m w cripple South Carolina
1878 - In The Annals of
Newberry on the description of "Physicians"
"Dr. Meredith Moon and his son, Dr. Peter Moon, are both mentioned in O'Neall's Annals, but to what is there stated my friend, Dr. O. B. Mayer, Sr., adds the following: ' Dr. Meredith Moon came to this country from Scotland about the year 1790. He was looked upon as a man of high education. His field of practice was extremely large, extending as far as sixty miles from his home, which was in the neighborhood of Chappell's Ferry. He became a Methodist preacher and practiced medicine, and when he had time made appointments to preach. It is recollected by many yet living how his language was tinged with Scotch brogue. He live to be a very old man.'
Dr. Peter Moon was the son of Dr. Meredith Moon. His education was good. It is not remembered where he graduated in medicine. He practiced his profession only a few years, when he married and turned his attention to planting, at which occupation he succeeded admirably, becoming a very wealthy man. He died suddenly at the age of eighty-two years.
Dr. William Moon was a younger brother of Dr. Peter Moon. He did not live long enough to achieve much reputation as a physician." [O'Neall. p. 557]
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