Noah William Mosher son of Jehu Mosher and Eleanor Foley
Born 22 Oct 1807 New Brunswick, Hants, NS Died 17 Jul 1872, Norwalk, Connecticut USA
Noah William Mosher 1807-1872 married Sarah Eliza Stillman 1812-1892
Alfred b1854, Clementine b1858, Frank D b1859, Alonzo b1862, Augustus Noye 1872-1917,
Sarah Eliza b1876, Edison b1879, Edward b1880, Lillie G b1887.
Noah William Mosher was born on 22 Oct 1807, the son of Jehu's second marriage to Eleanor Foley. He went to the USA and was naturalised on Oct 30, 1856 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. He married Sarah Eliza Stillman and had 2 sons, Leander and Noah. The 1860 U.S. Census lists Noah aged 54, Sarah his wife aged 48, sons Leander 16 and Noah 13. Noah Snr occupation is Overseer of Alms House. All family were born in Nova Scotia.
The 1870 U.S. Census lists Noah Snr as 62 and a Lighthouse Keeper. Sarah is 58 years and Noah Jnr is 23 years and also listed as a Lighthouse keeper.
The U.S. Register of Civil, Military and Naval Service 1863-1959 lists Noah Snr as the LightHouse keeper for Norwalk Island Connecticut from 1865 until 1873.
A newspaper story in July 1872 announced that Noah Mosher, who had been keeper since 1861, had died suddenly a few days earlier. According to the story, Mosher "was seated in a chair, spyglass in hand, watching several vessels which were passing the island, and talking about them to persons standing near, when he suddenly fell backward and in an instant was dead.". The Lighthouse Keeper duties were taken over by Noah Jnr on his fathers death. Noah Jnr was married to Catherine Comstock and the 1880 U.S. Census gives us a snapshot into his life now aged 33 years with a young family. In 1883 the Norwalk Business Directory lists Noah Mosher as an Artist and in his death notice in 1914 he was still known as one living in Davenport Neck in New Rochelle. He and Catherine had 5 children, Amanda, Charles, Asa, Naomi and Richard.
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