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Moses Tam (b. 1835)

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Moses Tam (b. 1835)

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Moses Tam, farmer and stock raiser, son of James and Rebecca Tam, is a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, and dates his birth from the 29th day of June, 1835. His father was a native of Delaware, and in early life followed the profession of teaching. He moved to Pennsylvania many years ago, in which State he married, and reared a large family. Shortly after his first wife’s death he emigrated to Ohio, where he married Rebecca McNutt, and where he lived until his removal to Huntington County, Ind., in 1852. On reaching this county he settled near Rock Creek Center, Rock Creek Township, where at the advanced age of seventy years he began clearing a home in the then almost unbroken wilderness. He was a man of great energy; an active politician, and a sincere Christian, having in early life joined the Free Will Baptist Church, and later identified himself with the Methodists. His death occurred in 1872, at the ripe age of ninety-three years. Moses Tam, was reared to early manhood in his native county, and until his sixteenth year, attended at intervals a country school, walking a distance of two and a half miles to the school house. He accompanied his parents to this country, and being the only son, was early obliged to bear his part in clearing the farm and contributing to the support of the family, remaining under the parental roof until his twenty-fourth year. He then purchased thirty acres of land in the neighborhood of Rock Creek Center, where he lived for six years, and at the end of that time located his present home which is one of the best cultivated farms in the township. Mr. Tam has led a life of great industry, and is one of the leading farmers and stock raisers in the community where he resides. He was married June 19, 1859, to Miss Margaret Hoag, of Onondaga County, NY, where she was born September 24, 1841. Her parents Benanuel and Avilla (Wright) Hoag, were natives of New York, but in an early day emigrated to Ohio, and from there in 1856 to Huntington County, IN. Mr. and Mrs. Tam have had a family of six children, viz.: Rosaltha, born December 7, 1860; Marquis, born January 30, 1865; Frederick, born November 27, 1872; Elsie, born January 9, 1878, and Estella and Cora who died in infancy.

History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887 Biographical sketches of Rock Creek Township. Page 789.

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