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Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers

Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers

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  • Name  Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers  [1, 2
    Nickname  Sam 
    Born  31 Jan 1827  five miles north of Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1830  Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 3 males under age 5 (John Wifoley Moyers, aged 5/6;, Samuel Nelson Moyers, aged 2/3; Andrew Jackson Moyers, aged 0/1)
    Census  1840  Des Moines County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1 male aged 10-15 (Samuel Nelson Moyers age 12/13)
    Census  1850  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Samuel "Meias" was living with his wife, Lucinda, who was listed as age 6 instead of 26, along with children: "Margret," George, and Sarah "Meias":) Line Number: 29, Dwelling Number: 1274, Family Number: 1314: Samuel Meias (sic), age 24, male, occupation farmer, born in Illinois
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married to Lucinda "Myres," living with her and children: Margarett, George, Sarah, and Jacob "Myres":) Line number: 4, dwelling number: 63, family number: 65: Sam Myres, age 29, male, married, had lived 14 years in Iowa, born in Illinois, occupation farmer, native voter (male) available for militia, ? acres of unimproved land, acres of spring wheat: 10; bushels harvested: 50; acres of winter wheat: 14; bushels harvested: 40; acres of oats: 10; bushels harvested: 120; acres of corn: 25; bushels harvested: 900; acres of potatoes: 1; bushels harvested: 15; number of hogs sold: 9; value of hogs sold: $75; pounds of butter manufactured: 150; pounds of wool: 39; value of domestic manufacture: $25
    Census  1860  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Samuel "Myers" was listed with his wife, Lucinda, children: Marietta, George, Sarah, and Jacob "Myers," and with farmer Samuel Gibson, age 21:) Line Number: 23, Dwelling Number: 669, Family Number: 629: Samuel Myers, age 31, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $1400, value of personal estate $550, born in Illinois

      Samuel Gibson, age 21, male, occupation farmer, value of personal estate $75, born in Indiana
    Census  1870  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Living with his wife, Lucinda, and children: Sarah and Jacob. Also listed was 20-year-old John Moyers, who possibly is J.W. Moyers, born in 1849, the son of Andrew and Mary "Elizabeth" (Dean) Moyers:) Line Number: 9, Dwelling Number: 129, Family Number: 121: S. N. Myers, age 52, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $5760, value of personal estate $1200, born in Illinois, male over 21 years of age
    Biography  1879  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The History of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • Moyers, S. N., farmer Section 18; P.O. Box Sperry; born in Greene County, Illinois, in 1827; came to Des Moines County in 1839; since has been engaged in farming. Married Lucinda H. Deen in 1846, she was born in Upshur County, West Virginia, in 1824; they had four children, three living - George W., Sarah E., and Jacob N. Moyers. Marietta died in 1862. Mr. Moyers has held the office of School Director eight years. Member of the M. E. Church. Owns 130 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre. Democrat.
    A Biographical Sketch of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers, Willard R. 'W. R.' Loper, and William G. Miller
    A Biographical Sketch of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Willard R. "W. R." Loper, and William G. Miller
    The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. Illustrated. (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 713.
    Census  1880  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Married to Lucinda Moyers, living with her and 13-year-old servant, Nettie Bowman:) Line Number 3, Dwelling Number 230, Family Number 230: S. N. Moyers, white, male, age 53, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Kentucky

      Nettie Bowman, white, female, age 13, servant, single, born in Illinois, father born in Iowa, mother born in Virginia
    Newspaper Article  18 May 1882  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Hawk-Eye and Iowa Patriot 
    • Sam was listed as a petit juror.
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Lucinda H., living with her. The next family listed on the census form was his son, George, and his family:) Line number: 13, Dwelling number: 4, Family number: 4: Samuel N. Moyers, 50 Township, Range 70, Section 3; Address NW¾ NW¼; age 53, male, married, occupation lumber, born in Illinois, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, entitled to vote
    Biography  1888  [2
    A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • Among the pioneer settlers of Des Moines county, Iowa, of 1839 we are pleased to record the name of Mr. Moyers, who was born in Greene County, Illinois, January 31, 1827, and is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Rogers) Moyers. The father, who was of German descent, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1797, and the mother, who was of Scottish parentage, was a native of Kentucky. In 1804 when only nine years of age, Jacob Moyers went with his brother and sister to Cincinnati, Ohio, in which vicinity he worked as a farm hand until 1826. He was married in 1818 to Sarah Rogers, who was born March 16, 1802. Eight years later the young couple emigrated to Greene County, Illinois, where the husband purchased eighty acres of raw land, which he greatly improved during his residence there. Again taking up the march of westward progress, in 1839 the family came to Des Moines County, locating in Burlington Township, where Mr. Moyers purchased 160 acres of land, and there lived until his death, which occurred June 13, 1863. His wife survived him for four years, when she too was summoned to the unknown world, her death occurring September 16, 1867. They were both devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as a soldier in the Black Hawk War. This worthy couple reared a family of nine children: Eliza Ann, wife of J. Lacons (sic: Lakin) of Carrollton, Illinois; Joel who died at the age of eighteen years; John W. who was fifteen years of age at the time of his death; Samuel,our subject; Andrew Jackson died March 30, 1862, at the age of thirty-two years; Susan Jane, wife of James Rexroat of Macomb, Illinois; George W. a resident of Des Moines County, Iowa; B. Franklin who is now residing in Southwestern Missouri; and J. Josiah, living now in Illinois.

      Coming to Des Moines County in 1839, Mr. Moyers has witnessed its transformation from a wild uninhabited region to one of the finest counties in the grand state of Iowa. He was married August 6,1846 to Lucinda H. Deen, a native of Lewis County, West Virginia, born June 15, 1824, and a daughter of Jacob and Judy (Cox) Deen, the father a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, the mother of Pendleton County, Virginia. Her parents came to Des Moines County in November 1844, settling in Benton Township, where the father died in 1866, at the age of sixty years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife still resides in Benton township at the advanced age of ninety-two.

      The young couple began their domestic life on a rented farm in Benton township,and two years later, by economical living, were enabled to purchase fifty-seven acres of land on section 13 of Benton Township. By untiring zeal and good management more land was added, until they were the possessors of 120 acres, all under cultivation. Upon the original fifty-seven acres there were no improvements except a small cabin, but when the farm was sold there was 110 acres of rich cultivated land, a handsome two-story residence, which was erected at a cost of $2,500, and a barn 20x20 feet, costing $800, and another barn 36x48 feet, the cost of which was $1,000. After selling his property in 1884, Mr. Moyers purchased seven acres of land and eight lots in Mediapolis, also becoming the owner of a handsome two-story residence worth $3,000. All difficulties of early life were overcome, all trials surmounted by the untiring zeal and industry of Mr. Moyers and his good wife. Their labor was successful, and they now have a comfortable competence, by which they are enabled to pass their declining years in retirement from all active work. They are both consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Moyers is a Democrat in politics, though endorsing the principles advocated by the Union Labor party, and has held the office of Township Trustee.

      The worthy couple have had four children; George W. is a farmer of Louisa County, Iowa; Sarah, deceased wife of James Larkin of Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; and Jacob N., now residing in Oskaloosa.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Samuel N. "Myers" was listed with his wife, Lucinda H., his granddaughter, Lilly B., Myers, age 16, and his brother, George W. Myers, age 61:) Samuel N. Myers, age 69, white, born in Illinois
    Biography  1897  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Yellow Spring and Huron 
    • Samuel N. Moyers was an old settler in Benton township, where he was married to Miss Lucinda Dean (sic) August 6, 1846, an event which the family duly celebrated on the 50th anniversary in 1896. He moved to Mediapolis in 1884 and bought property, and is engaged in small fruit farming. His son, Jacob N., is the only member of his family living here. George lived here a few years, then moved to Louisa County.
    Census  1900  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Samuel was married to Lucinda H., living with her, his son Jacob M. and two of Jacob's children: Stanley M. and Lillie Moyers, with grandson Lee "Larkins," age 25, an unemployed teacher, and with John Newcomb, age 26, a railroad worker, the son of William S., and Catherine E. (Shreve) Newcombe:) Line number 77; dwelling number 310, family number 314: Samuel N. Moyers, head of household, white, male, born in January 1827, age 73, married, married for 53 years, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Kentucky, occupation fruit farmer, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 207
    City Directory  1902/1903  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • S. N. Moyers, Mediapolis.
    City Directory  1904/1905  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • Samuel N. Moyers, farmer, residence High Street, south side.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • ("S.N." Moyers was listed with his wife, "L.H." (Lucinda Hopkins), son, "J.N." (Jacob Nelson), and grandson, Stanley Moyers:) S. N. Moyers, Card Number: 654; Post Office Address: Mediapolis: Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • (Living with his granddaughter, Lillian (Moyers) Giertz, and her family:) Samuel Moyers, grandfather, male, white, age 83, widowed, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Kentucky, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    City Directory  1912  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Polk's Joliet, Illinois, Directory 
    • Samuel N. Moyers, boards at 225 Willow Avenue (with Henry W. Giertz and Lillian Moyers Giertz).
    City Directory  1914  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Polk's Joliet, Illinois, Directory 
    • Samuel Moyers, residence 404 Hunter Avenue (Henry Giertz residence).
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • Card Number: 294, male, white, widowed, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 64, Samuel N. Moyers, age 86, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, town: Wapello, occupation retired, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Illinois, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace: Kentucky, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    Research  29 Nov 1916 
    • in a Thanksgiving postcard sent November 29, 1916, fom Margaret Giertz in Joliet, Illinois, to Frances Willard Moyers in Wapello, Iowa. The message to her cousin was: "Dear Francis. Grandpa leaves for Iowa tomorrow. We will be very lonseome without him. I hop you are well and will enjoy your Thanksgiving. Margaret Giertz"
    Residence  Apr 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Died  13 Jan 1920  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 25, 26, 27
    Obituary  14 Jan 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mr. Samuel N. Moyers, aged 92 years, died last night at 3 o'clock at Burlington hospital, where he had been a patient for two months. His home was in Mediapolis and the remains will be taken there this morning. Mr. Moyers was born in Illinois January 31, 1827. and came to Iowa in 1849. He was a farmer all his life. Mr. Moyers was a widower and is survived by two sons, G. W. Moyers of Mediapolis and Jacob Moyers of Wyoming.
    Politics 
    • Sam N. Moyers was a Democrat, but endorsed the principles of Union Labor Party.
    Public Office  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Sam was a (Benton) Township Trustee.
    Religion  a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church  [2
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [27
    • S. N. (Samuel) Moyers; Born: 31 January 1827; Died: 13 January 1920; Age: (none); Line Number: 107; Loper Cemetery; Franklin Township
    Buried  Loper Cemetery, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 30
    Person ID  I802  All Families
    Last Modified  3 Feb 2015 

    Father  Jacob Moyers,   b. 27 Mar 1797, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1863, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Walker "Sally" Rogers,   b. 16 Mar 1802, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1867, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1820  Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Ohio Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Jacob Moyers; Bride's Name: Sally Rogers; Marriage Date: 2 January 1820; Marriage Place: Clermont County, Ohio; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01417-2; System Origin: Ohio-EASy; Source Film Number: 327559; Reference Number: v 1 p 137; Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
    Residence  Between 1826 and 1839  Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Moved  1839  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Greene County, Illinois 
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [27
    • (Monument) Jacob Moyers; Born: (none); Died: (none); Age: (none); Relationship/Epitaph: Our Father & Mother; Line Number: 94; Loper Cemetery; Franklin Township
    Biography  1888  [2
    A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • Jacob and Sarah were prominently mentioned in their son, Samuel Nelson Moyers's, biography:

      Among the pioneer settlers of Des Moines county, Iowa, of 1839 we are pleased to record the name of Mr. Moyers, who was born in Greene County, Illinois, January 31, 1827, and is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Rogers) Moyers. The father, who was of German descent, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1797, and the mother, who was of Scottish parentage, was a native of Kentucky. In 1804 when only nine years of age, Jacob Moyers went with his brother and sister to Cincinnati, Ohio, in which vicinity he worked as a farm hand until 1826. He was married in 1818 to Sarah Rogers, who was born March 16, 1802. Eight years later the young couple emigrated to Greene County, Illinois, where the husband purchased eighty acres of raw land, which he greatly improved during his residence there. Again taking up the march of westward progress, in 1839 the family came to Des Moines County, locating in Burlington Township, where Mr. Moyers purchased 160 acres of land, and there lived until his death, which occurred June 13, 1863. His wife survived him for four years, when she too was summoned to the unknown world, her death occurring September 16, 1867. They were both devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as a soldier in the Black Hawk War. This worthy couple reared a family of nine children: Eliza Ann, wife of J. Lacons (sic: Lakins) of Carrollton, Illinois; Joel who died at the age of eighteen years; John W. who was fifteen years of age at the time of his death; Samuel,our subject; Andrew Jackson died March 30, 1862, at the age of thirty-two years; Susan Jane, wife of James Rexroat of Macomb, Illinois; George W. a resident of Des Moines County, Iowa; B. Franklin who is now residing in Southwestern Missouri; and J. Josiah, living now in Illinois. [... see remainder under Samuel Nelson Moyer's file ...]
    Family ID  F442  Group Sheet

    Family  Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen,   b. 15 Jun 1823, Lewis County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1909, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Officiant  1846  [32
    Reverend M. See 
    • His name was Michael See. He was a native of, (West) Virginia.
    Married  6 Aug 1846  Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 25, 33
    Moved  1884  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Benton Township, Des Moines County, 
    Anniversary Announcement  1906  [35
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program 
    • Sixtieth Weddding Anniversary

      Samuel N. Moyers - Lucinda Dean; Married August 6, 1846, in Tamatown, Iowa, by Reverend M. See

      "We who improve Hymen's golden hours, By sweet example, know, That marriage, rightly understood, Give to the tender and the good, A paradise below"

      George W. Moyers married Rebecca Pense (sic) November 11, 1869, in Burlington, Iowa, Squire Willcox officiating.

      Lucy Moyers married George Dotson December 24, 1891, at her home, Reverend Robb officiating.

      Lee, Harry, Samuel, Iva and Thomas.

      Pearl Moyers married Jesse Swan March 1, 1898, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Earl, Floyd and Lottie.

      Hattie Moyers married Samuel Walker October 25, 1893, in Morning Sun, Iowa, Reverend Henness officiating.

      Elsie, George, Maude, William (sic: Albert Ross), Herbert (sic George Percy), Myrtle and Paul.

      Cora Moyers married Frank Hamilton December 14, 1899, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Edward Moyers.

      Halleck Moyers.

      Sarah E. Moyers married James W. Larkin December 19, 1871, at her home, Reverend M. See officiating.

      Lee Larkin married Pearl Shepherd May 2, 1905, in Redfield, Kansas, Reverend T. J. Caldwell officiating.

      Nora O. Larkin married Wiley Cunningham November 3, 1895, in Wapello, Reverend Younkin officiating.

      Iris, Lloyd, Leo and Kenley

      Blanch Larkin married Ira D. Marshall December 24, 1894, in Colubmbus Junction, Iowa, Reverend Pusy officiating.

      Daisy, Everett, Hazel, David and Oliver.

      Samuel W. Larkin married Bessie Helverson February 22, 1900, in Wapello, Iowa, Reverend Pool officiating.

      Neita and May.

      Bert J. Larkin.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Emma E. Swank September 13, 1877, in Huron, Iowa, Reverend M. Bamford officiating.

      Lillian B. Moyers married Henry W. Giertz June 18, 1902, in Mediapolis, Iowa, Reverend Smith officiating.

      Margaret E.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Kate A. Stanley September 6, 1881, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Reverend T. Ballenger officiating.

      Alpha V. Moyers married Edwin Cox April 18, 1901, in Galena Kansas, Squire Spiva officiating.

      Maude C. Moyers.

      Stanley W. Moyers.
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam and Lucy were married in 1846 in Tamatown (historical), Des Moines County, Iowa. It was very unusual for couples from that era to both be alive at the time of their 60th wedding anniversary, so one could say their longevity is quite an accomplishment.

    This is a four page program that was printed for their 60th wedding anniversary. It has their picture and a biblical quote on the front, and genealogical information inside. Lucy's maiden surname was spelled "Dean" rather than "Deen" on this.

    Two of the children of Hattie Mae Moyers Walker were incorrectly listed on the program as William and Herbert. They were Albert Ross and George.

    (This document was provided courtesy of Kathy Begey. Note: this document is in .pdf format)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel Nelson Moyers and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers' grave is located at Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: S. N. Moyers, January 31, 1827 - January 13, 1920; Lucinda H., beloved wife of Samuel N. Moyers, June 15, 1824 - November 9, 1909."

      There is a large monument with simply the name "Moyers" located near Sam and Lucinda's graves.
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers  (2 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers (2 of 2)
    (Individual Photos - Headshot Photographs)
    Children 
     1. Marietta "Margarett" Moyers,   b. 5 Oct 1847, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1862, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. George Washington Earl Moyers,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1926, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Sarah Elizabeth Moyers,   b. 1 Sep 1850, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1881, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Jacob Nelson Moyers,   b. 4 Nov 1852, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1951, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam Moyers was the son of Jacob Moyers (1797-1863) and Sarah Walker "Sallie" Rogers (1802-1867). He was born January 31, 1827, five miles north of Carrollton, Illinois. He died January 13, 1920, at Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Iowa. His parents settled in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1839. Lucy Deen was the daughter of Jacob D. Deen (1799-1866) and Judith "Judy" Cox (1797-1888). Lucy was born June 15, 1823, in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died November 9, 1909, in Mediapolis, Iowa. Her parents moved from Lewis County to Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, in November 1844. Samuel and Lucinda are both buried at the Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Sam and Lucinda Moyers's biography was published in 1888 in the book, A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, published by Acme Publishing in Chicago. A photograph of the two was also published in that volume. In 1886 they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. It is possible the photo was taken for that occasion, or any of the other anniersaries after about 1870. (There is also available a standalone photograph without the entire page of Sam and Lucinda.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    This photograph, provided courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble, was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucinda Moyers. It is very similar to another photo provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, but indeed it is not the same (as I first thought it was). Many people have been rearranged from the other photograph, some are new in this, and some apparently were not in this picture.
    Histories
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers (1827-1920)
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers (1827-1920)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F174  Group Sheet

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    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers
    Sam Moyers was a son of Jacob and Sarah Walker "Sallie" (Rogers) Moyers. He was born five miles north of Carrollton, Illinois, in 1827, and died at the ripe age of 92 on January 13, 1920, in Burlington, Iowa. He married Luncinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen in 1846. She died in 1909, so their marriage lasted 63 years, quite an accomplishment for 19th century persons!
    Five Generations of Moyers
    Five Generations of Moyers
    This photograph, taken in 1917, is a five generation photo of Sam Moyers and his descendants. The people pictured in this, left to right, are: George Washington Earl Moyers, Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey (standing), Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she's holding her granddaughter, Thelma Verlee Umphrey. Sam Moyers is my second great grandfather, and Thelma, who lives in Michigan, is my first cousin. The ornate detail on the chair harkens back to the era of the early twentieth century, before planned obsolescence was invented, and interesting design mostly faded into obscurity of the vast mass market.
    Abigail 'Blanche' (Larkin) Marshall, Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers, Ralph Waldo Marshall, and James Wilbur Larkin
    Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Ralph Waldo Marshall, and James Wilbur Larkin
    This is a "four generations photograph." Samuel Nelson Moyers on the left is the grandfather of Abigail "Blanche" Larkin. Blanche's father, sitting on the right, is James Wilbur Larkin. and Ralph Waldo Marshall, the child in front, is Blanche's son.

    General Newsprint
    The District Docket
    The District Docket
    In a list of petit and grand jurors chosen in Des Moines County, Iowa, the names of Samuel Nelson Moyers and Silas Dean appeared.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers
    The Obituary of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers
    Sam Moyers was born in 1827 near Carrollton, Illinois. His parents moved the family to Des Moines County, Iowa Territory, soon after the region was opened for white settlement. Sam married Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen in Tamatown, north of Burlington, Iowa, on August 6, 1846. They were the parents of Marietta "Margarett" Moyers, who died as an adolescent, George Washington Earl Moyers, Sarah Elizabeth Larkin, and Jacob Nelson Moyers. Sam died January 13, 1920, in the Burlington Hospital.

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      1905 Iowa State Census
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