John Sidney Rose Moxsy

b. circa 1798, d. 27 July 1820
  • John Sidney Rose Moxsy was born circa 1798 in England.
  • He was baptized/christened on 13 December 1798 in St. Mary Whitechapel, Middlesex, England.
  • His name was recorded as William in a report of his death.
  • The following appeared on 9 January 1819 in The Halcyon and Tombeckbe Public Advertiser: Ten Dollars Reward. Missed from the house of Richard Mutter, on sunday the 29th ult. a small short tail bay mare, with a bridle on. -- Whoever will bring said animal to the subscriber, shall receive above award. J. S. Moxsy. St. Stephens, Dec. 12.
  • The following appeared on 1 March 1819 in The Halcyon and Tombeckbe Public Advertiser: To country Store keepers, Planters and others. J. S. Moxsy being desirous of selling off his stock of Goods on hand; Consisting of an elegant assortment of Dry Goods, Hard-Ware, Porters, &c. will dispose of them on the most liberal terms, for indorsed notes. It will be to the advantage of the above named Gentlemen, wishing to supply their country establishments, to call at his store, No. 152 High Street, St. Stephens. And on the same page: The subscribers have just received a quantity of Groceries, Sugar, Coffee, Chocolate, Pilot bread, basket Crackers, superfine Flour, Ale, Porter, Wine, Brandy, Salt, &c. All of which they will sell low for Cash. James A. Torbert & co.
  • The following appeared on 3 April 1820 in The Halcyon and Tombeckbe Public Advertiser: List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office at St. Stephens (Alabama) 31st March 1820 . . . Sidney Moxsy.
  • John Sidney Rose Moxsy died on 27 July 1820.
  • He was interred at Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.
  • The following appeared in the Deep South Genealogical Quarterly: [Died] Jul. 27, 1820 William Moxie, age 25 a merchant of Liverpool.
  • A monument was erected in the Mobile Church Street cemetery by Ann Cunningham Torbert: "Sacred to the memory of John Sidney Moxie, a native of England who departed his life July 27, 1820. This stone erected as a tribute of affectionate friendship by his cousin, Ann Torbert." (Appeared in "Cemeteries: Torberts leave Pennsylvania for Alabama," one in a series of articles on the history of older Marengo County cemeteries by the Marengo County Genealogical Society, and published in The Democrat-Reporter.)
  • In his will signed 15 January 1820 in Baldwin County, Alabama, Thomas J. Strong names as heirs his minor daughter Hannah L. Strong, his wife Ann Strong and her daughterfrom an earlier marriage Ann Cunningham. Other heirs include "brothers and sisters," but he names only brothers Richard and William. Also named are daughters Maria and Emily of Susannah Day, who does not appear to have been his sister. He makes reference to the estate of his uncle John Moxsy, but it appears that this may have been his cousin John Moxsy, a son of his mother's sister Dorothy, who died in 1819. Executors were Harry Toulmin, Henry B. Slade and John S. Moxsy.
         In a codicil dated 18 September 1820, Thomas J. Strong names James A. Torbert an executor in place of deceased John S. Moxsy.
         Research Note: We have tentatively identified birth/baptism records for daughter Maria (but not Emily) of Susanna and Benjamin Day, who seem to fit into the picture in terms of time and place, but their relationship to Thomas J. Strong is not clear. Records tentatively have been identified for borthers William and Richard. Further research is required.
  • Ann R. Cunningham Torbert and John Sidney Moxsy apparently were cousins, but the relationship is unclear. That Ann Cunningham Torbert's step-father, her mother's second husband, Thomas J. Strong, had an uncle named John Moxsy, who does not appear to be the same John Moxsy who died in 1819 and specified specified John S. Moxsy (who died in 1820) as an executor of his estate, further complicates the picture, inspiring the thought that the elder Anne Cunningham may well have been related in some way to her second husband Thomas J. Strong. So it still is a possibility that her maiden name was Moxsy, but no solid evidence has yet been discovered.
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2014