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More on Abraham Moon and our search!
Posted by: Mike Moon Date: January 31, 1999 at 12:38:04
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Thanks to John Knisely and Gregg Moon and many others who have contributed to the information below in our search for Abraham Moon (Mohn) and his parents, Warren Moon and Catherine Crowley. There is much more to do but we just need to find a link between Abraham and his father, where its Wernor or not.

The following is a summary of data I've developed around my search for the parents of Abraham Moon/Mohn. Most of the information below is based on research from others and there are some questions about exact dates.

The purpose of developing this summary is to give a better perspective on when and where
we've found Abraham and his alleged parents, Warren and Catherine Crowley Moon (as listed in the Mountain Democrat dated 10/10/1935). Maybe this will help trigger someone's search in a particular county, state or church.

As you can see, the Crowl/Grauels, Mohns and Sixs all came from Germany and settled in
Maryland and Virginia areas. The problem still is connecting Abraham to his parents.

Abraham has been identified as both Mohn and Moon, as has Jacob and George.

Please review the chronology and let me know if anyone has any facts that will either confirm or refute any of the information below.


1700 Johann Michael Crowl/Grauel was born in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany and died in 1778 in Straban Twp. York (Now Adams County Pa.

1700 Johannes Mohn born in German and died 9/1764 in Pa.

1720 Johann (John) Hendrich (Henry) Six Jr. was born to Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Sixt in Schoharie County NY. The senior Sixt is from Marienfels, Hesse-Nassau, Germany. The jr. is the father of Abraham's
first wife, Sohpia.

1726 Vernor/Werner Mohn born in Germany to Johannes & Anna margaretha (Hack) Mohn. .

1729 Anna Catarina Crowl/Grauel born in Germany.

8/27/1733 Verner Mohn at the age of 6 was on the ship Elizabeth's registry, arriving at Berks County Pa. along with Johannes Mohn, Johan Michael Crowl (or Crowley, Gauel, Gaul or Grauel) and they all came from Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. Also on the ship was Johan Michael Crowl/Grauel's daughter named Anna Catarina Crowl/Grauel who was 3. I understand that Anna and her brother Conrad may have died during the trip but their parents may have had other children and named them Anna Catarina and
Conrad as well.

1736 Another Johan Michael Grauel arrived on the Ship Harle.

1740 Catherina Crowl/Grauel was born to Johan Michael Crowl/Grauel and Anna Maria Crowl/Grauel. She later married Verner Mo (Mohn)?

1759/1760 George Moon was born in Pa.

9/1764 Johannes Mohn died. Johannes was Verner Mohn's grandfather.

4/61771 Abraham Moon/Mohn born (no location or parents identified)

1778 Johan Michael Crowl/Grauel died in Straban Twp. in Adams County PA. In his will he mentioned his daughter Catherine and her husband Vernon Mo(????). Was this his daughter Anna Catharina who was born at Langenselbold in 1729 or the younger daughter born in 1740?

1786 Mary Hull Born to Benjamin Hull and Jemima King. Benjamin Hull settled early in Maryland. He was one of the first settlers in Cumberland before 1800. Records in Momney, Hampshire County Va., across the Potomoac River, opposite Cumbland, show grants of land there to Benjamin.

1787 George Moon is found in the Pa archives tax record for Nurthumberland County Va. He was listed next to John Moon, who is believed to be George's father.

1790 Pennsylvania Census: Berks County, Brecknock Township had Mohn, Ludwig, Ju(r) and Mohn, Ludwig, Sen(r) on the roles

5/8/1791 Via microfilm at the LDS Family History Center, references are made to Abraham Mohn taking communion at the New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Lovettsville, Loudoun County Virginia. Lovettsville is on the Virginia state border with Frederick County Maryland.

1793 George Mohn is found in Lovettsville, Loudon County, Va. His two
oldest children, Johannes (b. 1791) and Jacob (b. 1793) were christened at the New Jerusalem Evangelical and Reformed Lutheran Church.

1796 Vernor/Werner Mohn died. (No location identified)

4/4/1797 John Moon born to Abraham and Sophia Six. In the LDS FHC Abraham is listed on one of the films as Abraham Man. He was listed in the Apples Lutheran and Reformed Church, Thurmont, Frederick, Maryland. John was listed as Johannes S. Man. He was christened on May 4, 1797.

10/26/1798 George Moon born to Abraham Moon/Mohn and Sophia Six.

10/7/1799 At Sophia Six Moon's fathers death (Henry Six), Abraham and sons John
and George are listed in court records in Frederick County Maryland.

1799 John Henry Six died on 10/7/1799 in Frederick County Md and is buried there.

1799 Abraham's first wife, Sophia Six from Frederick County Maryland, died and he remarried Mary Hull. Mary's father was one of the early settlers in Cumberland, Maryland before 1800. Abraham and Mary are listed in Benjamin Hull's will in about 1809. Land grants were given to Benjamin
in Romney, Hampshire County Va (now WVA) across the Potomac River from Cumberland, Md.

9/8/1800 In Benjamin Hull's will of this date, Mary Hull and Abraham Moon are named. Benjamin apparently died in 1809.

6/25/1804 The will of a Jacob Moon was found in Berkeley County and it named Jacob's wife and children.

1804-5 Abraham Moon was on the roll of Allegany County Md and assessed in District No. 1 with personal property with the value of $128.00. Jacob Moon was on the assessment roll of Glades Hunderd and was assessed with personal property valued at $100.00.

1804 (Approximate) Abraham settled in the Great Backbone area of Garrett County near Gorman, Md.

1809 A George Moon/Mohn is found in Butler County Pa.

1810 Abraham Moon was listed in the census of Garrett or Allegany County Md. as head of a family of ten.

1810 Jacob, a brother of Abraham, was listed in Garrett or Allegany County Md. as head of a family of seven.

2/6/1813 The heirs of James C. Goff deeded for $120.00, 159 acres of land to Jacob Moon. This was the Jacob Moon homestead at the foot of the Great Backbone mountains about one mile southeast of Red House, Md.

1815 ???The first known reference to where Abraham lived is in the book "Pioneer Families of Garrett County". According to the book, Abraham lived 12 miles outside of Morgantown, WVA prior to moving to Allegany County Maryland. Abraham moved to Glady Creek, in what is now Marion County (then Monogalia), (W) Va. His children from Benjamin through Garrett were born there. His older children, George, Jacob and Sarah all married in Monongalia County.

1818 Abraham bought 125 acres on Glady Creek from William Tricket & wife.

1820 Abraham was on the Monogalia County census role.

1825-30 Abraham moved back to Allegany County (Garrett) Md. He sold the 125 acre
Glady creed tract on 6/6/1829 to William Smith.

1830 Abraham was back on the Allegany County census for 1830.

7/4/1836 Abraham Moon was deeded military lots totaling 200 acres from Michael Wilson. The land was patented by Wilson in 1826. Abraham had probably lived on the land years before he obtained the deed. His log house was near the present Bethlehem Church at the spring on the farm now owned by R. Menke. (Since the writing of the book, the property has been divided and sold many times)

1847 Abraham Moon died in Garrett County Maryland without a will.



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