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Gardner Mosman (1816 - 1901)

Gardner Mosman
Born in Friendship, Mainemap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 21 May 1843 in Thomaston, Knox Co., MEmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Gardner was born during Feb 1816 at Hope, Massachusetts, or at Friendship, Maine,[1] the son of Reuben Mosman and Margaret Studley.

Gardner Mosman and Emmaline Genthner were married on 21 MAY 1843 at Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine. There is also a record for their marriage on 16 MAY 1840.[1] Based on US Census and other records, they had at least the following children:

  • Sarah E., b. ca. 1844
  • Francisco V., b. ca. 1848
  • Susan C., b. ca. 1849
  • Mary E., b. ca. 1851
  • Lulu, b. ca. 1962
  • Ethel H., b. ca. 1864; m. Fredrick G. Drew? 31 Aug 1881 at Watertown

In 1860, Gardner Mossman, a 42 year old master mariner, lived with his wife Emeline, 34yo, and 4 children in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.[2]

In 1870, Gardner Mosman, a 52 year old farmer, lived in Billerica with his wife Emiline and three children.[3]

In 1900, Gardner Mosman lived with his wife Emeline in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, in the home of their daughter Sarah E. Howard and her family.[4]

Gardner Mossman died of heart disease at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 9 days on 31 MAR 1901 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was a carpenter, b. Hope Massachusetts, to Rhuben Mossman b. ENGLAND, and Margaret Studley b. Warren Maine.[5]

Gardner was buried at Commons St., Watertown, Massachusetts.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kenneth Freeman Mosman, Location: Baltimore Author: Editor: Kenneth Freeman Mosman Publication: Gateway Press Inc., 1989 Note: Book/Periodical Name "James Mosman, Early Eighteenth Century Nonagenarian, and His Descendants" Family History Library Vol. 2, p. 193
  2. 1860 US Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea, Page 226
    Sarah E., 16yo; Francisco V.,12yo; Susan C., 11yo; and Mary E., 9yo. Two others were living with the family, Lewiston G. Fales, a 26yo carpenter, and Emerson F. Fales, a 24yo mason. All were born in ME. No one in the house owned any real estate.
  3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 March 2016), Massachusetts > Middlesex > Billerica > image 35 of 48; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Household 302, Line 14.
    Gardner Mosman, 52; Eveline Mosman, 47; Francis C Mosman, 23; Lulu Mosman, 8; Ethel H Mosman, 6. The adults and Francis were born in Maine, while Lulu and Ethel were born in Massachusetts.
  4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 March 2016), Gardner Mosman in household of Sarah E Howard, Watertown town (southwest part), Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing ED 988, sheet 9B, family 199, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,667.
    Sarah E Howard, 57 b. Feb 1843 Maine; Abraham L Howard, 33 b. January 1867 Massachusetts; Laura B Howard, 31 b. March 1869 Massachusetts; Edward E Howard, 28 b. Feb 1872 Massachusetts; Fred H Howard, 27 b. March 1873Massachusetts; father Gardner Mosman, 84 b. Feb 1816 Maine; mother Emeline Mosman, 77 b. Dec 1823 Maine. Gardner and Emeline have been married for 60 years, and Emeline has had 6 children, 2 of whom are living. Sarah is a widow and has had 5 children, all of whom are living.
  5. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Watertown, 1901, Page 823, No. 51
  • Source: S444 Title: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

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