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Simon Moon

Also Known As: "Humphries Simon"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Bucks, Pennsylvania
Death: November 11, 1748 (48)
Arden, Frederick County, VA (WV)
Place of Burial: Hopewell Friends Burial Ground Clear Brook Frederick County Virginia, USA Plot: unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of James Moon, Jr and Mary Wilsford Moon
Husband of Lauretha "Lowry" Moon
Father of Anna Bowen; James M. Moon; Richard Moon; Mary Moon; Hannah Brown and 6 others
Brother of James Moon and Thomas Moon
Half brother of Margaret Strother; Jane Hickman; Jacob Moon; Sarah Moon; John Moon, Sr. and 3 others

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About Simon Moon

Simon was born on April 11, 1700, to James Moon II and Mary (Wilsford) Moon, in Pennsylvania.

He married Lowry Humphrey.

Simon Moon

Born April 11, 1700 in Fallsington, Bucks, Pennsylvaniamap Son of James Moon II and Mary Wilsford Brother of Simon Moon, Roger Moon, James Moon, Jacob Moon, John Moon, Thomas Moon, Sarah Moon and John Moon Sr. Husband of Lowry Humphrey — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Louretha Humphrey — married September 21, 1721 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap Father of Anna Moon, James M. Moon, Richard Moon, Richard Moon, Hannah Moon, John Moon, Margaret Moon, Jacob Moon, Rachel Moon, Mary Moon and Malachi Moon Died November 1748 in Frederick Co, Virginia


SIMON MOON was born Apr 04, 1700 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died Jan 1747/48 in Arden, Virginia. He married LAURETHA LOWRY HUMPHREY Sep 21, 1721 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died Nov 1748 in Frederick Co., Virginia.


1) RICHARD MOON was born 1724 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died Feb 1795 in Shoulderbone Creek, Georgia. He married SUSANNA BROWN Feb 04, 1745/46 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS BROWN and RUTH LARGE. She was born 1727 in Hopewell, New Jersey, and died 1819 in Hancock Co., Georgia. Richard was Quaker disowned in 1748.

2) JAMES M. MOON was born 1724 in Frederick Co., Virginia, and died Oct 10, 1798 in Chatham, North Carolina. He married ANNE MENDENHALL 1749 in Hopewell, Virginia, daughter of JOHN MENDENHALL and MARTHA WRIGHT. She was born Jun 13, 1732 in Kennett, Virginia.

3) JACOB MOON was born 1732 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1804 in Arden, West Virginia. He married JANE REES 1760 in Hopewell, Virginia. She was born 1735 in Virginia, and died 1817 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia.

4) RACHEL MOON was born Jan 10, 1732/33 in Deep River, Guilford Co., North Carolina, and died Apr 24, 1804 in Lost Creek, Jefferson Co., Indiana. She married HENRY THORNBURG Jul 12, 1758 in New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, son of WALTER THORNBURG and MARGARET BEESON. He was born 1732 in Frederick Co., Virginia, and died Apr 24, 1804 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee.

5) ANNA MOON, b. 1722, Winchester, Virginia; d. 1789, Apple Pie Ridge, Virginia; m. HENRY BOWEN, 1738, Winchester, Virginia.

6) MARGARET MOON, b. 1728, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; m. THOMAS BROWN, Oct 10, 1748, Hopewell, Virginia.

7) HANNAH MOON, b. Feb 02, 1728/29, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.

Simon was born in Bucks County, PA. On September 27, 1721, he was married to Lawretha "Lowrey" Humphrey at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Simon built a house at Fallsington, PA, that is preserved in the Fallsington Historic District and is on the register of National Historic Places. (See photo.) In the 1740s Simon and his family moved to a new Quaker settlement in Frederick County, VA, now Berkeley Co, WV. There they belonged to the Hopewell Friends meeting. Sometime after February 1748, some say in November, Simon died at his farm in Arden. His wife Lowrey preceded him in death. The Quakers kept careful records, but the minute books for the years 1734-1759 were lost when a fire destroyed the home where they were kept. Simon and Lowrey are presumably buried at the Hopewell burial ground, with plain fieldstones marking the graves, as was the custom there at the time. Not long after Simon's death, two of his married daughters, Hannah Moon Brown and Margaret Moon Brown, moved with their husbands to help found a new Quaker settlement along the Cane Creek in "Orange County," NC, near what is now Snow Camp, Alamance County.

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Simon's will, from the Frederick County, Virginia Will Book, Vol. 1, page 238:

In the name of God Amen. I Simon Moon of the county of Frederick & Colony of Virginia yeoman being at present very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following that is to say First & principally I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it & for my body I recommend it to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I leave & bequeath as followeth. Imprimis It is my will & I do order that in the first place all my just debts & funeral charges be paid and discharged Item I leave my present dwelling plantation to be equally divided betwixt my 2 sons James & Jacob Moon. Item I leave unto my son Richard Moon forty shillings current money. Item I leave unto my daughter Mary Moon a bright bay young mare aged at present 2 years as also I leave her six pounds current money. Item I leave unto my daughter Rachael Moon a young gray mare being this last springs colt Moreover it is my will & I do order that all the creatures as horses mares & cattle be sold except so many as shall be necessary to work the plantation & the money equally to be divided amongst all the children and my will is that the creatures reserved to work the plantation one half shall be Jacob Moon's when of age. All the rest & remainder of my estate with all my household goods & moveables I leave to be equally divided Mary & Rachael & my will is that my son James take care of these three younger children while single Lastly I constitute make & ordain my son James Moon & Henry Bowen my son in law as executor of this my last will & testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannull all & every other former testaments wills legacies & executors by me in anyway before this time named willed & bequeathed ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 11th day November Anno Domino 1748 Simon Moon (seal)

Family links:

 James Moon (1668 - 1755)
 Mary Wilsford Moon (1671 - 1737)

 Lauretha Humphrey Moon (1704 - 1747)

 James Moon (____ - 1798)*
 Anna Moon Bowen (1722 - 1789)*
 Richard Moon (1724 - 1795)*
 Hannah Moon Brown (1729 - 1799)*

 Simon Moon (1700 - 1748)
 John Moon (1717 - 1792)**
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Note: There is no identifiable headstone. Quaker markers at this time were often just field stones with no inscription or just an initial.

Burial: Hopewell Friends Burial Ground Clear Brook Frederick County Virginia, USA Plot: unknown

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Simon Moon's Timeline

June 11, 1700
Bucks, Pennsylvania
November 4, 1700
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 21
Province of Virginia
Age 23
Hopewell, Prince George County, Province of Virginia
Age 23
Hopewell Twp., Frederick Co., Virginia

Richard Moon in the Family Data Collection - Births
Name: Richard Moon
Father: Humphries Simon
Mother: Laure
Birth Date: 1724
County: Chester
State: PA
Country: USA
Source Information
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
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Age 26
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
February 2, 1729
Age 28
Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
February 2, 1729
Age 28
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
Deep River, Guilford, North Carolina, USA