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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Father ~ Son

BrockMoses&Jr Tombstones(2)
Photo Courtesy of SAS

Moses A. Brock, b. 8 Sept. 1808, d. aft. 1870 – Son of William Brock and his wife Charlotte LNU. Moses was married 3 times (1) Celia Goodwin, (2) Margaret Six, (3) Eliza E. Boren[1]

"Children weep not for me but for
yourselves and for your children.

William, the father of Moses Sr. remarried on 1 Sept 1842 to Katherine Delilah Jordan and they had a son – Richard Johnson Brock, b. 2 July 1843. For some reason both William & Katherine Delilah died a short time after the birth of Richard; William in Jan 1844 and Katherine Delilah in Jan 1846. Moses Brock, Sr. was given custody of Richard [2]and he is enumerated with the Moses Brock household in 1850 Hinds County, Mississippi.[3]

Moses A. Brock, Jr. was born April 1, 1844 and died 11 Jan 1885 – No evidence found for a marriage[4]

"His dying words, Papa Farewell.
We will soon meet on that happy, happy
Shore where trouble & sorrow are no
More. He then sang we will meet in the
Sweet Bye and Bye.
Dear Sisters, nieces & nephews, a last

(Combined Epitaph bottom)
"Their bodies together in the grave do lie
While their souls rest in Sweet Bye & Bye."

[Ref: Visual, SAS, Utica Town Cemetery, Utica, MS, 4 May 2004][5]

[1] Find A Grave Memorial# 11024465
[2] Hinds County Chancery Court, MS, Mississippi, Probate Court Estates, Old Series,, Probate Folder#744: , William Brock; FHL Film #1749977.
[3] 1850 U. S. Census, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Hinds County, Mississippi, Page 114/178B (stamped), Line 24, Dwelling 881, Family 881, Household of Moses BROCK; digital images, ( : viewed 3 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 372.
[4] Find A Grave Memorial# 11024482
[5] E-Mail SAS to Charles Purvis, e-mail, 6 June 2007, 10:57 pm.

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