Abraham Moise (1735 - 1809) MP

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Birthplace: Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death: Died in Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
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About Abraham Moise

Abraham Moïse emigrated from Strasbourg, Alsace, to the West Indies, where he established himself in trade. On the little island of St. Eustatia he met and married Sarah, 26 years his junior. The couple lived with their four small sons on a plantation in the northwestern corner of Santo Domingo, now Haiti.

The slave uprising of 1791 sent them fleeing to Charleston. They carried with them the clothes on their backs and a small trunk of valuables. Family historian Harold Moïse reports that the couple never regained their former affluence. This miniature of Abraham, mounted in gold with the family monogram engraved on the back, remains the only relic, “to attest his erstwhile prosperity.” From their house on Queen Street, three doors from King, the Moïses sold cloth and tea.

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Abraham Moise's Timeline

1735
1735
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
1779
1779
Age 44
Caribbean Netherlands
1781
1781
Age 46
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
1783
June 14, 1783
Age 48
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
1785
March 18, 1785
Age 50
Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
1790
1790
Age 55
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
1795
December 28, 1795
Age 60
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1797
April 23, 1797
Age 62
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1798
1798
Age 63
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
1799
June 12, 1799
Age 64
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States