Sydney Samson Moss
1866 - Aug. 30, 1948
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Place of Birth:
Hartselle, Ala, Morgan County
Times of Marriage: 1
Cause of Death: Natural
Place of Death: Home
City of Death: Hartselle, Ala, Morgan County
Burial Place: Moss Chapel Cemetery, Hartselle, Ala, USA
Citizen E Relatives:
Created By: Paulette Carol McElroy
Bemidji, Mn., USA
Relation: Great Grand Daughter
Date: Sunday, January 04, 2004 7:06 PM
Provider's Thoughts :
Actually, I am trying to find out if Moss Chapel cemetary still exists!
My sister tries without success to find it online. My great grand father dies
the day before I turned 4 years old, yet I remember it as clearly as if it
were yesterday. I remember being very sad as my mother & grandmother would
not let me go with Grandpa when that long blacl hearse pulled off on the red
dirt road. My grandma Ellen McElroy was grandpa,s youngest daughter & lost
her own mother at the age of 2 to T.B. I have so many happy memories of Grandpa. He would sit outside in the middle of that old red dirt road
reading his Bible and singing, "The unclouded day" and other hymns. He loved us with a real passion. My brother was kind of a mean
little boy back then as he would make a "SHHH!" noise & come up behind
grandpa in the yard and throw dirt down his shirt! He was only two at the
time. Grandpa would say, "come mere you, you little devil you!" But he never
once spanked us. Only loved us. His baby daughter was raised by her two older
sisters, Loana & Nora. Aunt Nora passed away years ago, but was married
to Henry New & lived in Courtland back in 1972. We had grandpa,s casket in
the front room & I remember tiptoeing up this green runner in the weee hours
of the morning and dragging up a chair & shaking him & saying, "Wake up
grandpa! Wake up!"
How I miss him & my beloved Grandma, his baby. She passed away in Chicago on Jan. 15th, 1996 at the age of 93.
Grandpa was 82 when he died. I carried his old, tattered bound up with string Bible as something old when I
married in 1981. I have since divorced and reverted back to my maiden name of McElroy as that was my beloved
grandma's married name. I think that my uncle, Marvin McElroy is probably
buried in Moss Chapel Cemetery too.
I just hope and pray that "our" cemetery is still there! Please find out for me and let me know. I would appreciate it with all of my heart and soul.
CitizenE's life and
|Grandpa Moss was a very dedicated and
truly born again Christian. He or his father one, I can,t remember which
now; donated the land to build Moss Chapel Church & Grandpa,s name used to
be and I PRAY STILL IS in gold letters on the first pew. The Cemetery is
also named after The Moss Family and my grandma,s and grand dad,s firstborn
child is buried there as well as numerous other Moss's and MeElroy,s. Grandma was married In Hartselle Ala to Robert Ervin McElroy.
Grandma,s maiden name was: Sydney Ellen Moss. My Grand daddy McElroy & his
brother, my uncle Marvin McElroy built some of the finest houses in Hartselle as they were both excellent
carpenters.I hope that my uncle Marvin,s wife, Lavergne is still living. They owned a house at 1631 Bowery
Street as I recall. Of course, we used to just write to them at R.R. 1, Haerselle Ala. Their daughter,
Bobbie married Jimmie Summerford and they had a daughter named Jan. I have
not heard from any of them in years & years.
Sorry I couldn,t add more detrail to my precious granpa Moss' life, but as I said, I was 1 day short of turning 4 yrs. old when he died.
What I cheriah the MOST OF ALL is the greatest legacy of all...To
love The Lord, Treat others as we want to be treated,
and to love our neighbors as ourselves. And the old, old hymns! As the
song says, "PRECIOUS MEMORIES, HOW THEY LINGER!" If grandpa
had lived, he would have 12 geart great grandchildren from me alone!
And 26 great, great great from me, and 3 great, great, great, great
from me as I have 26 grandchildren with 3 more on the way right now
& have 3 great grand daughters. At one time, when my grandma Ellen
McElroy was still alive, the pastor of our church used to be very fond
of saying, "We have FIVE generations sitting right here in
ONE pew today! Before she died, we were 6 generations living!
Please help me to find out if my precious Moss Chapel Cemetery is
still there! And..Moss Chapel Church.
Thank You So very, very kindly,
April 25, 2006 4:25 PM
I just read with interest the article
on Sidney Sampson Zephaniah Grant Moss. My
sister had written it in 2004 and I just happened to stumble on it.
I would like to add that a lot of
Grandpa's relatives/ancestor's are in a World Tree on Ancestry.com.
I also would like to know if Moss
Chapel still exists. I
believe it does because a relative named Aileen Hobbie (nee Moss) died
in 2000 and I believe the article said she was to be buried there.
I know that Amanda Lona
Sandlin (nee Moss) is buried there as is Nora Belle New (nee Moss).
There are numerous other relatives buried there. The two I mentioned are
my Grandmother's sister's. My
grandmother, Sydney Ellen McElroy, (nee Moss) is buried in Montrose
Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois next to my grandfather, Robert Ervin
Sydney Ellen Moss: b.
August 12, 1902, d.
January 15, 1966, Born in
Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Robert Ervin McElroy: b.
July 30, 1901, d.
August 1, 1965, Born
in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama.
I don't remember my Great
Grandfather as I was not born when he died in 1948. My Grandmother
always talked about him and I feel as I DO know him.