Born: 1825-09-18 Canada
Died: 1898-07-03 Chicago, Illinois
Flourished: Scott County, Illinois
John Moses was a lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, state legislator, banker, and historian. He emigrated to Scott County, Illinois, in 1837, settling in Naples. He subsequently moved to Winchester, where he commenced practicing law and won election as county judge. In 1850, he owned real property valued at $300. In the 1850s, Moses was editor of the
John Moses married twice. In April 1849, he wed Sarah L. Keener, with whom he had five children. Sarah died in 1857, and in June 1859, Moses married Sarah M. Woods, with whom he also had five children.
Zebina Moses, Historical Sketches of John Moses, of Plymouth (Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1890), 87-88, 187; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Winchester, Scott County, IL, 1; Arthur Charles Cole, The Era of the Civil War 1848-1870, vol. 3 of The Centennial History of Illinois (Springfield, IL: Illinois Centennial Commission, 1919), 143; Ralph Gray, Following in Lincoln’s Footsteps (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001), 178; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Scott County, IL, 11; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 235; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Scott County, 17 April 1849; Madison County, 15 June 1859, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, IL.