Who were Ira Mosier's parents, and the Uncle/Aunt who raised him?

+2 votes
Old family records state that the parents of

...Ira M. Mosier 30 jul 1827 - 30 Dec 1904,

His father died 7 months after his birth, his mother died 3 months after giving birth. His death certificate indicates that he was raised by an uncle, unknown.  This has eluded several descendants who have been looking since the 1960's.  

Who were his parents?    Who was the Uncle, and presumed aunt who raised him?  

The family lived in New York counties of Allegany, Livingston, Steuben, and Cattaraugus counties

Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Ira Mosier
asked in Genealogy Help by William Thomas G2G Rookie (190 points)
edited by William Thomas

1 Answer

+1 vote

The 1860 US Census has Ira's middle initial as M rather than S. The handwriting of the census taker is hard to read. 

Cynthia P Mosher

United States Census, 1860

Name Cynthia P Mosher
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Groveland, Livingston, New York, United States
Gender Female
Age 26
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1834
Birthplace New York
Page 16






Ira M Mosher   M 30 New York
Cynthia P Mosher   F 26 New York
Andrew Mosher   M 6 New York
Lewis Mosher   M 5 New York
William H Mosher   M 1 New York


View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

United States Census, 1860

Household ID 645
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M653
Affiliate Film Number 778
GS Film Number 803778
Digital Folder Number 005170370
Image Number 00505

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC7P-8B3 : 30 December 2015), Cynthia P Mosher in entry for Ira M Mosher, 1860.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Ira's middle intial has been confirmed as M. Taken from is son William's death certificate. Ira lived nearby at the time of William's death, the informant was Ira's son Lewis.

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