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David MOW

Male 1825 - 1869  (44 years)


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  • Name David MOW 
    Born 1 Oct 1825  Preble County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 1869  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Compiler found Samuel MOW and his son, Adam, enumerated in the home of David MOW, Jr., in Richland Twp., Fulton County, IN on the 1850 census. Inquiries to Wilma Foltz and Margarett Steininger led to reports that David, Jr. was the son of Samuel and the half-brother of Adam. Adam's obituary states that he was born in Shelby County, IN, 06 OCT 1829. David, Jr. died in Fulton County in October 1869. David was "6 days more than 42 years of age," making his birthdate in September 1827, by calculation.

      Discovery of this family on the WORLD FAMILY TREE CDs in 1997, brought data submitted by Nancy NORDQUIST, Shoreline, WA, stating that David was born 01 OCT 1825. Per Ms. NORQUIST, David was born in OHIO. The source of her data was not cited on the disk. Ms. NORDQUIST also gives David's date of death as "06 OCT 1869." Compiler found David, Jr.'s place of birth listed on both the 1850 and the 1860 census as "Ind."

      On the "More About David MOW" notes in Ms. NORDQUIST's entry compiler found the statement, "Event 1: August 11, 1862, 1st LT. Co. F-87, Civil War".

      David MOW, Jr. was a veteran of the Civil War, enrolling in August, 1862 at Rochester, IN, but being declared totally disabled Dec. 1862 because of hemorrhoids. He and his family maintained a large farm near Pendleton Bridge on the Tippecanoe River in Fulton County where he was an active and respected member of the community. The following copy of his obituary was supplied by Wilma FOLTZ.

      "DEATH OF DAVID MOW, Esq. This community felt a severe shock last Sunday evening, upon the announcement of the death of David Mow, at his residence in Richland Township, at 4 p.m. of that day. Mr. Mow had been seen by many the day previous, as he was in Rochester during a portion of the afternoon and evening. He attended the installation of the officers of the Rochester Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was the D.D.G.M. He was complaining, and was so unwell as to be unable to officiate at the installation, but no one had grounds for apprehension of danger. He went home, after the lodge closed, in company with Benj. Wilson, Esq. and Mr. C.S. Hickman, with whom he parted as on other similar occasions. He was taken sick two or three hours after reaching home, and fell into a congestive chill, which proved fatal.

      David Mow was six days more than 42 years of age, and the better portion of his life had been spent in Fulton County. He was generally known throughout the county. His business was that of a farmer, and he was one among the very few of his class who appeared to appreciate the honorableness and diginity of his calling. Everything calculated to advance the agricultural interests of this region found in him a ready advocate. He was a thriving man, because he was not above his business, and withal industrious, energetic, liberal and honest. His farm has long been supplied with labor-saving machinery, and he has successfully solved many problems in agriculture. Mr. Mow was an uncompromising Radical, and his voice will be sadly missed in the councels of the party. He was not an aspirant for office, but his generous heart was filled with the love of mankind. He believed that all men are created equal, and endowed by the great Creator with an unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A sentiment so noble, when believed from the heart, softens the sperities of life, and exhibits itself in works of charity and benevolence.

      Mr. Mow entered the army in August, 1862, as a Lieutenant in the 87th Regiment. He resigned his commission January 1863, having contracted a very painful form of hemorrhoids. In due time after his return, he became the father of three healthy children, all girls, at one birth. He leaves a large family, who are believed, however, to be well provided for. His funeral was preached on Tuesday, in the M.E. Church, at 11 oclock, by Rev. Mr. Stringer. A large congregation listened to the discourse and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery.

      . . . Masonic fraternity, of which Mr. Mow was a member. . . ."

      * * *

      In 1867, a small item appeared in the "Rochester Standard' on Feb 21, concerning a report that David Mow had come very near being drowned four days earlier while helping remove lodged ice from the bridge across the Tippecanoe River near Rochester.

      Late in May, 1889, David Mow's younger children filed for pensions for his Civil War service under the "Minor Children's Pension Act of July 25, 1866". Documents included in the application file give the date of his death as the 3rd of October A.D. 1869 and give the place of death as "his farm, Richland Twp., Fulton Co., IN." The same file provides the date of death of David's wife, Eleanor?"died on the 23rd day of December 1873, in Fulton County, IN."

      Also included are the names and birthdates of seven of the MOW children born between 1854 and 1866. Census records from 1850 and 1860 indicate there were at least three other children not on the application.

      The last few documents in the file give evidence that this pension was never granted and that the claim was abandoned by about 1891. An inquiry from Jacob ZEITERS, Silver Lakes, IN in 1906 requests status of the claim. There is no later documentation.

      The "Descendant Report for Samuel Mau" found by compiler in 2002 contains the following newspaper item, transcribed from "The Rochester Union Spy" (1869):

      In August of 1862, David entered the army, as a Lieutenant in the 87th Regiment. He resigned his commission January 1863, having contracted a very painful form of hemorrhoids. In due time after his return, he became the father of three healthy children, all girls, at one birth.

      . . . He attended the installation of the officers of the Rochester Lodge of Odd Fellows of which order he was the D.D.G.M. He was complaining, and was so unwell as to be unable to officiate at the installation, but no one had grounds for apprehension of danger. He went home, after the lodge closed, in company with Benj. Wilson, Esq, and mr. C.S. Hickman, with whom he parted as on other similar occasions. He was taken sick two or three hours after reaching home, and fell into a congestive chill, which proved fatal.

      . . . His business was that of a farmer, and he was one among the very few of his class who appeared to appreciate the honorableness and dignity of his calling. His farm has long been supplied with labor-saving machinery, and he has successfully solved many problems in agriculture.

      Mr. Mow was an uncompromising Radical, and his voice will be sadly missed in the councils of the party.

      The same report also includes the following statement, taken from "HOME FOLKS, VOL. II, A Series of Stories by Old Settlers of Fulton Co, IN" by Marguerite Miller . . . from the chapter entitled ECHO FROM THE PACIFIC by John A. Hickman (p 13):

      "I remember David Mow as one of the best marshals of the day that I ever saw. When he mounted a horse, donned the red sash, he had a commanding way about him that always kept a procession in order."

      REFERENCES:

      1. U.S. Census 1850, IN, Fulton Co., Richland Twp., #44/#44; MF #432-146

      2. U.S. Census 1860, IN, Fulton Co., Richland Twp., p. 108, #275/#275

      3. P. 231, "Fulton County Newspaper Excerpts, 1865-1868", "Rochester Standard" Pub. Lib., Rochester, IN

      4. P. 218-219, "Newspaper Excerpts, 1869-1871" Death of David Mow, Pub. Lib., Rochester, IN

      5. Same as above. . . "Administrators Sale" estate of David Mow

      6. Civil War Pension File #396973, National Archives, Wash., D.C.

      7. Wilma MOW FOLTZ, Four Seasons Trailer Court #94, 4th St., Rochester, IN 46975

      8. Margarett STICKLER STEININGER, 8950 S-1175E, Culver, IN 46511

      9. WORLD FAMILY TREE, Vol. 5, Tree #2055, Broderbund, submitted by Nancy NORDQUIST, 1550 NW 195th St. Apt 110, Shoreline, WA 98117-2857.

      (2) A household headed by David MOW is listed in the 1850 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      David is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN. [Note by compiler: The census enumerator consistently used the abbreviation "IA" for Indiana, not Iowa.]

      Listed with David is his wife, Elenor, who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1830. According to the 1850 census, she was born in NY.

      Also listed with David is his son, Henry F., who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his son, Enoch H., who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his father, Samuel, a laborer who was then 59 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1791. According to the 1850 census, he was born in KY.

      Also listed with David is his half-brother, Adam, a laborer who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1830. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      (3) A household headed by David MOW is listed in the 1860 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      David is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1829. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with David is his wife, Eleanor E., who was then 28 [?] years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1832. According to the 1860 census, she was born in NY.

      Also listed with David is his son, Henry F., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his son, Enoch H., who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Margaret L., who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Mary E., who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Hester L., who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1857. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.
    Person ID I6655  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father John Samuel MOW, III,   b. 23 Sep 1789, Danville, Mercer [now Boyle] County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1852, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth WILDS,   b. Montgomery County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1826, Preble County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Jan 1808  Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850 [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Samuel Mow
      Married: Jan 07, 1808 in: Hamilton Co., OH
      Spouse: Wilds, Betsey
      Gender: M
      More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film #s 0344451-0344463.
    Family ID F3388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor HOLDSTOCK,   b. 17 Nov 1829, NY or England? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1873, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1846  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eunice Eldridge MOW,   b. 6 Aug 1864, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     2. Maude Eleanor MOW,   b. 21 Dec 1861, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1917, Alhambra, Los Angeles County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Emma Elizabeth MOW,   b. 6 Aug 1864, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1941, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     4. Adam Schuyler MOW,   b. 22 Oct 1866, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1939, Elkhart, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     5. Edith R. MOW,   b. 6 Aug 1864, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1942, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. Enoch Hampton MOW,   b. 8 Mar 1850, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1921, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     7. Henry Franklin MOW,   b. 1 Jun 1847, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1922, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     8. Margaret Loiza MOW,   b. Abt 1852, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1923, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)  [natural]
     9. Hester Lavina MOW,   b. 17 Jun 1857, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1922, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     10. Mary Evelyn MOW,   b. 17 Jan 1854, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 14:52:04 
    Family ID F3389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart