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Articles from 1976 Journal-Register Newspaper

Submitted by Monya Havekost.

Moss lineage

The Journal-Record - Bicentennial Edition Thursday, July 1, 1976 Section B, Page 10 MOSS LINEAGE CAME FROM S.C. The MOSS lineage was traced to Barnett MOSS of South Carolina, according to Miss Edith EAGAN, a descendant of the family who was a prominent Winfield teacher at the City High School until here retirement a few years ago. Barnett MOSS was married to Ellen KUYKENDALL. Fourteen children were born into this family, among them Simon Wiley Tucker MOSS, who was born in Fayette County and married to Martha Jane NORTHAM, also of Fayette County. They had one child, Mary Ella MOSS, who was born near BOBO School, where the family lived until their coming to Needmore, now Winfield, in 1887. S. W. MOSS served as Mayor and Town Councilman, Deacon in the Missionary Baptist Church and his business activities included farming, operating a grist mill and a general merchandise store. Mrs. MOSS was active in church work also, and spent much of her time administering to the needy and sick of the community. Mary Ella MOSS was married to John C. EAGAN of Greenfield, Tennessee and Winfield, in 1890. to this marriage was born four children, Barney Lee, Eula Pearl, Edgar, and Edith EGAN. Eula P. EGAN was worked in various levels of education in the States of Alabama and Mississippi. She received her A. B. degree from Judson College, her M. A. degree from Columbia University and her Ph.D. degree from Peabody College. Edith EGAN taught in both the Hamilton and Winfield High Schools. She received her A. B. degree from Judson and her M. A. degree from the University of Alabama. 

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