Our Moon Family Tree

(going back 8 generations to the British Isles or Ireland)

O’ Maonaig family motto: “Sola virtus nobiltat”
(“Virtue alone ennobles”)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals/spousal surname for associated tree)

Henry Moon* (17? -1825)
(Mrs.) Sarah Wilson* # (17? -1839)
I
Joseph Myler+ Moon, Sr. (1795-1881)
Sarah Jane Davis (1802- )
I
Joseph Myler+ Moon, Jr. (1835-1905)
Susan Ethel Fleming (1846-1931)
I
Alice Virginia Moon (1865-1947)
Joseph Marshall Hill (1858-1939)
I
Bessie Reed Hill (1887-1974)
Wesley Herron Pearce (1876-1955)
I
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
I
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
^
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

* Several accounts suggest Henry Moon’s birth as 1718. In a ledger from the old inn (October 11, 1825) is a note stating that he “departed this life” at 107 years, 2 months, and 4 days. An Armstrong County newspaper also printed this. The same ledger records his wife Sara’s death in 1839, aged 99 years. If this is correct, are we missing a generation? The birth of Joseph Myler, Sr. comes too late in their lives for Henry and Sarah’s earlier birth dates to be accurate.

# Research is ongoing to determine possible connections among the Wilsons who married into other parts of the family, considering the proximity of dates:
James Wilson, Sr. (Pearce-associated family 1704-1776) m.
Jean ___ (1721-1798) and
Elizabeth Wilson (unknown) m.
John Anderson (Gray 1731-1814).

+ Read “Myler/Mylar -What’s the difference?”

DOCUMENTATION:

Christine Adams, e-mail, 2 Nov. 2001

Sir John Bernard Burke. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. London: Habeison & Sons, 1884

Roberta Wolgamuth, e-mail, 29 June 2009

Moon Family tradition

U.S. Federal Census, Pine Twp, Allegheny Co., PA, 1800-40

Public Member Family Trees & other documents. Ancestry.com

Last revised: 12/30/16

2 Responses to Our Moon Family Tree

  1. Patricia Moon Schultz says:

    Your Alice and my Joe Dan were siblings. I grew up in Grove City, PA , about 35 miles southwest of Sugarcreek. My father was raised on the North Park Farm. If you don’t know, the foundation of the barn is located in Moon Grove in North Park. Nice of them to keep something from the homestead after the land grab! I have a copy of the deed that was given to Joseph Sr. from the Commonwealth granting him 235 acres, which became the Moon Homestead.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the information, Patricia. I understand that you and Christine have been in touch. With the three of us, we should do some good research and reporting on our Moons!
      Larry

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