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John McKnight1793 -- 1879avatar
Rebecca Henderson1808 -- 1874avatar
Marriage24 NOV 1858


William Barnard Moses

Aged: 58 years

This is the site where Blagden and Argyle mills once stood, two of the twenty-six mills that once flourished along Rock Creek. If you look close, you can still see part of the millrace and the mill road. The exact date of the construction of these mills is unknown, but the mills were in operation during the early 1800's. Stones used in the construction of the mill were quarried on the east bank of the Rock Creek Valley across from the mill. Thomas Blagden, a prominent Washington businessman owned the mills. Blagden's Mill, a 2 1/2 story structure, contained three millstones for grinding wheat, rye, and corn. Argyle, a smaller mill, ground animal bones for the production of fertilizer. The mills ceased operation in 1889. The millseat was forty-seven... Read More

Rebecca J. McKnight

Aged: 69 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Frances J. 

18611945  PA Adolph H. L. Gosling 

Nellie Julia 

18631887  DC, Washington  

Arthur Cotter 

18701949  DC, Washington Lillian Louise Hohenstein 
Pics & Attach-
  • Tombstone
  • Ad, Washington City Directory 1864
  • Blagden/Argyle Mill
  • Parrott Mill
  • Albert Eldridge
  • William Whittlesey
  • Kurt Mentzel
  • Charles Becker
  • Russell Paylor
  • Julian Pollard
  • Random Hickman
  • Samuel Deckman
  • George Barnes
  • Tombstone
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  2. Cemetery: Washington DC Cemetery Visits by Ray Gurganus;
  3. Marriage Sources:
    Website: Ohio Marriages 1789-1994;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Census: 1870 . 1870 Census;
  3. Cemetery: Washington DC Cemetery Visits by Ray Gurganus;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    Website: Ohio Marriages 1789-1994;
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  •  17-Sep-15 9:37 AM
I suspect the source of the 1882 death date is a photo of the Oak Hill Cemetery monument. In a photo I took of the monument many years ago, it looks like 1882, or even 1832, but in fact he died 5/26/1892 according to his death certificate. I intend to make a trip to the cemetery to get a better photo.

His first son William Henderson Moses is not listed. He is not buried at the monument site, but a few feet away in Lot 515E
b. 9/8/1859 Cleveland, OH
d. 11/12/1931 Wash. DC
m. 10/4/1886 NY, NY
Estelle Maloy
b. 1/20/1862 NY, NY
d. 2/25/1946 Wash. DC

His second son, Henry Clarke Hill Moses is not listed. He is not buried in Oak Hill, but in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.
b. 2/4/1869 Wash. DC
d. 12/14/1928 Wash. DC
m. 10/5/1899 Haddonfield, NJ
Edith Mann
b. 11/27/1876 Philadelphia, PA
d. 11/27/1974 Bethesda, MD

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