Jasper Henry Moylan

Submitted by Linda K. Lewis. Copyright 2012, Linda K. Lewis, all rights reserved.

Jasper Henry Moylan was the oldest child of Jasper and Eliza Giffin Moylan, born 29 Jan 1809 in NJ. The family lived in Gloucester Co, NJ with its original boundaries, before Camden County was created. Jasper’s father was a lifelong seaman and served in the War of 1812. Jasper’s grandfather, Jasper A. Moylan, Esq. was a noted attorney in Philadelphia and served in the First Philadelphia City Troops. For more about Jasper’s father and grandfather, see Jasper John Moylan.

Jasper married a NJ girl, Mary Myers, and continued to live in Gloucester County and had 6 children, the last born in NJ in 1849. The 1840 Federal Census finds them living in Waterford Township, Gloucester County, NJ. By the 1850 Federal Census the family was living in Southwark, Philadelphia, PA, where their family remained for generations.

Jasper died of erysipelas on 18 Aug 1854 in Philadelphia and was interred in Lafayette Cemetery. Bowen and Sons (Undertakers) records show that the Philadelphia Knights Templar paid for his casket and burial.

Family Group Sheet

Jasper Henry Moylan.
Born: 29 Jan 1809,  NJ.
Married: ca 1830,  Mary Myers.
Died: 18 Aug 1854, Philadelphia, PA. COD: erysipelas.
Interred: Lafayette Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Father: Jasper John Moylan.
Mother: Eliza Giffin.
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, Southwark, Philadelphia, PA.

Spouse

Myers, Mary.
Born: ca. 1805, NJ.
Died: 26 Jul 1886, Philadelphia PA, age 80. COD: Dilation of the heart and general disability. Residence: 1625 S 2nd, Philadelphia, PA.
Interred: Sun. 1 Sep 1886, Old Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880,  Philadelphia, PA.

Children

Moylan, Emma.
Born: 1832, NJ.
Married: Banner Thomas.
Children: 17. Many passed in infancy.
Died: 19 Jan 1907, Camden, Camden Co, NJ, age 73. COD: pneumonia. Residence: 2824 Arthur Ave, Camden, NJ.
Interred: 22 Jan 1907, Old Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, Philadelphia, PA.

Moylan, William H. 
Born: 7 Mar 1834, NJ.
Married:17 Jun 1856 to  Mary Anna Chew in Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, Philadelphia, PA.
Children: 2.
Occupation: Butcher.
Died: 26 May 1896, Philadelphia, PA. COD: phimosis pedmodalis.  Residence: 5106 Whitby Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
Interred: 29 May 1896, Knights of Pythias (Greenwood) Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, Philadelphia, PA.

Moylan, Mary Ann.
Born: 1835, NJ.
Married: Thomas R. Mitchell.
Children: No issue.
Died: 22 Mar 1884, Philadelphia, PA. COD: uterine fibroids.
Interred: 25 Mar 1884, Old Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, Philadelphia, PA.

Moylan, Alfred.
Born: 1839, NJ.
Married: Phoebe Smith.
Children: 3.
Occupation: Rope Maker.
Died 30 May 1873, Philadelphia, PA.
Interred: 4 Jun 1873, Old Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. COD: Consumption of the lungs. Residence: Rear 3210 Frankford Rd, Philadelphia, PA.
Federal Census: 1840, Waterford Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ; 1850, 1860, 1870, Philadelphia, PA.

Moylan, Joseph McKay.
Born: 31 Mar 1842, NJ.
Married: 7 Oct 1860 to Lydia Wilson in Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, Philadelphia, PA.
Children: 5.
Died: 11 Jun 1911, Philadelphia, PA. Age: 68yrs, 2 mos, 11 dys. COD: malignant ? bladder (carcinoma). Residence: 2317 S Carlisle St, Philadelphia, PA.
Interred: Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, Delaware Co, PA.
Federal Census: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, Philadelphia, PA.

Moylan, Beulah.
Born: Jun 1849, NJ.
Married: William James Watt.
Died: Unknown.
Interred: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Federal Census: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, Philadelphia, PA.

References

1840 Federal Census, NJ, Gloucester Co, Waterford Twp. Enumerated as Jasper Merlin.
1850 Federal Census, PA, Southwark, Philadelphia Co, 

Cemetery Records, Old Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
Cemetery Records, Fernwood Cemetery, Yeadon , PA.

Marriage Records, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, Philadelpia, PA, for William H. Moylan and Joseph McK Moylan.

Philadelphia, PA Transit Permission for Emma Moylan Thomas.

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, FamilySearch.org. Return of a Death in the City of Philadelphia for Jasper Henry Moylan, Mary Myers Moylan, Emma Moylan Thomas, William H. Moylan, Mary Ann Moylan Mitchell, Alfred Moylan, Joseph McK Moylan.