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Moses Dimon

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: August 7, 1748 (75)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Dimon and Abigail Howard
Husband of Jane Hill Dimon; Jane Dimon and Jane Allen
Father of Deacon Moses Dimon; Capt. John Dimon; Thomas Dimon; Ebenezer Dimon; David Dimon and 3 others
Brother of Abigail Smedley (Dimon); Thomas Dimon; Hester Rowland and Grace Dimon

Occupation: Planter, trader, JP, militia captain, deacon
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About Capt. Moses Dimon

Capt. Moses Dimon was October 7, 1672 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut and died August 7, 1748 at age (75) in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. He is buried in the Old Burying Ground.

Biography

MOSES DIMON, the eldest son of MOSES DIMON and ABIGAIL WARD, was born Oct. 7, 1672, in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. Under his father's will the younger MOSES inherited all of the Dimon family land in Fairfield when he came of age in 1693. MOSES apparently used his inheritance wisely, for within several decades he became one of Fairfield's wealthiest and most influential citizens. He probably earned most of his profits from planting and trading, but these occupations were not his only pursuit.

MOSES served as an officer in the Fairfield militia. Town records refer to him in 1709 as a lieutenant in the East Company, and by 1712 he had risen to the rank of captain. MOSES also held several civilian posts during his life. In 1722, he served as deputy in Fairfield, and between 1723 and 1736 he served his town as a justice. Also, in 1733 he was elected a deacon in the Fairfield Congregational Church.

The name MOSES DIMON appears frequently in the records of early Fairfield land transactions. In 1688, when only 16, he was included in a division and apportionment of town common lands. Then on Feb. 25, 1695, he sold land to John Osborn; on Nov. 30, 1705, he bought land from John Ward; on Apr. 23, 1705, he exchanged land with Thomas Williams; and on Oct. 27, 1707, he bought more land from John Ward. After 1707, the buying and selling did not stop but rather increased until MOSES became one of the largest owners of Fairfield lands.

MOSES married three times. His first wife and the mother of all of his children was JANE PINCKNEY. MOSES' and JANES' marriage took place about 1696, but the exact date does not appear in Fairfield records. In fact the marriage may have taken place in Eastchester, NY, where JANE's father, PHILIP PINCKNEY, had resided at his death.

MOSES and JANE had a relatively short married life. JANE died sometime after 1714, and MOSES then married Mrs. Jane Dirck Gilbert. The second Jane Dimon died prior to 1738, for on March 7, 1737/38, MOSES entered into a marriage contract with Jane, the widow of John Hill, of Fairfield. MOSES died in Fairfield on Aug. 7, 1748. His slate tombstone still stands in the Old Fairfield Burying Ground, and its inscription remains quite legible:

  • Here Lyes Buried
  • Ye Body of Capt
  • MOSES DIMON
  • Who Departed this Life
  • Augst 7th Anno Domi 1748 in ye
  • 77th Year of His Age

Samuel Rowland, Jr., and Andrew Burr proved the will of MOSES DIMON in the Fairfield Court on Aug. 26, 1748. The subsequent appraisement of Moses' property revealed that he left an estate valued at more than £15,000. However, Moses had deeded most of this property to his three sons, Moses, John, and Ebenezer prior to his death. Consequently, when Samuel Burr, James Dennie, and Lathrop Lewis distributed the estate on Apr. 28, 1749, only £2,115 remained to be divided among the heirs.

After MOSES' death, Jane Hill Dimon remained a widow only briefly. On Aug 3, 1749, she married her third husband, Lieutenant Gideon Allen, in Fairfield. Allen died in 1751, but Jane lived until July 22, 1774. She died in Redding, Connecticut at the age of 98.

Sources

  1. Dimon Genealogy - Second Generation Page 10. # 9. Son of Moses Dimon d 1684 & Abigail Ward.
  2. Dimon Genealogy - Third Generation Page 15. #9. Married 1st Jane Pinckney 2nd Abigail Gilbert 3rd Jane Hill.
  3. yDNA of Colonial American D*mon(d) Families PDF document

Birth: Oct. 7, 1672 Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Death: Aug. 7, 1748 Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

in ye 77th year of his age


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Parents:
 Moses Dimon (1638 - 1684)

Children:
 John Dimon (1700 - 1764)*
 Ebenezer Dimon (1704 - 1746)*
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Burial: Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA


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Created by: Jan Franco Record added: Feb 16, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 1048688


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His will dated November 4, 1745, and probated August 26, 1748, is as follows :

" In the name of God, amen, the fourth day of November 1745.

" I, Moses Dimon of the Town and County of Fairfield in the Colony of Connecticut being in health of body and of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor, and calling to mind my mortality do make and ordain this my last will and testament and

" Firstly and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named: and as touching such worldly estate whereunto it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I will, devise and bequeath the same in manner following :

"Imprimis: My will is that all my just debts and funeral ex- penses be first paid out of my personal estate:

" Item : To my beloved wife Jane I will and bequeath my negro child Sue being about two years old in addition to what I have given her by jointure which my will is shall be punctually paid to her.

"Item: To my beloved and eldest son Moses Dimon I will, devise and bequeath a piece of salt meadow adjoining to the sea beach and it is to run from his own meadow to the said beach

taking the breadth of the lot which belonged to my father Moses Dimon of Fairfield dec. : to be to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Also my negro wench named Tamel: also my gun and silver hilted sword.

Item: To my beloved son John Dimon I will, devise and bequeath a piece of salt meadow lying at the rear end of Lock- wood's lot so called beginning at the Southerly end of his meadow and so to run to the beach taking the whole breadth of said Lock- wood's lot to be to him and his heirs and assigns forever: also my large iron bound chest.

" Item: To my beloved son Ebenezer Dimon and to his heirs and assigns forever I will, devise and bequeath five acres of land in the Town: called Joseph lot opposite to Capt. Hill's house. Also all my land in Joshua's lot so called within the Field Gate, in quantity about three acres : also my land at the Field so called; being my pasture lot and Jacob Gray's &c. : in quantity about fifteen acres : also all my land in the Great pasture, being in quantity about eleven acres be it more or less; bounded northerly by his own land, and southerly my said son John's land: also all my meadow in the Reed Pond lot so called and all my right in Paul's neck; also my negro boy named Jeffrey.

"Item: All the rest of my estate both real and personal not before by me disposed of I will and bequeath to two loving daughters, namely, Abigail, the wife of Joseph Hill, and Damaris, the wife of Peter Bradley; to be equally divided between them.

" Finally : I do hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved sons Moses Dimon and Ebenezer Dimon executors of this my last will and testament whereby revoking all former wills by me made : In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first written above.

" Moses Dimon.

  • ' In presence of

Gideon Allen. Junr. Sam'll Rowland Junr. Eleaser Osborn Andrew Burr."

His valuable estate was distributed April 28, 1749, by Samuel Burr, James Dennie and Lathrop Lewis.

The property was valued at ;^i5,6oo, but most of it was deeded to his sons before his death. (F. Pro. Rec.)

His body lies in the old Fairfield burying-ground, and the fol- lowing is a copy of the epitaph:

Here lyes Buried

ye Body of CAPT.

MOSES DIMON

Who Departed this life

August 7th Anno Domi 1748 in ye

77 Year of His Age.

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Capt. Moses Dimon's Timeline

1672
October 7, 1672
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1698
April 4, 1698
Age 25
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1700
March 1700
Age 27
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1703
August 29, 1703
Age 30
1704
March 18, 1704
Age 31
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
1709
November 20, 1709
Age 37
1712
August 24, 1712
Age 39
1714
September 1714
Age 41