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1 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Perlman, Nancy (I4502)
2 Benjamin Mendes Seixas, January 17, 1747-August 16, 1817.
Son of Isaac Mendes Seixas, brother of Gershom. Born in Newport, RI, he came to New York as a young man. There he became a freeman of New York City, owning a saddler shop on Broad Street. He served as third lieutenant in the Fusiliers Company of the First Battalion of the New York Militia. He joined his parents in Stratford, Connecticut when the British overtook New York during the American Revolution, but was married in Philadelphia in 1779 by his brother Gershom. While a resident of Philadelphia, Benjamin Mendes Seixas engaged in privateering with Isaac Moses, and was a mason and treasurer at the Sublime Lodge of Perfection. He also served as a trustee for the Philadelphia congregation Mikveh Israel. In 1784, Benjamin Mendes Seixas returned to New York and opened a dry goods store. He was active in Congregation Shearith Israel, serving among his roles, as chairman of the board, trustee, and president. He was one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange and became an auctioneer later in his life. He married Zipporah Levy on January 27, 1779 in Philadelphia. They had twenty-one children: Abigail (1779-1782), Moses B. (1780-1839), Isaac B. (1781-1839), Rebecca B. (1782-1868), Abigail (1784-1860), Abraham (1786-1834), Solomon (1787-1840), Esther B. (1789-1872), Sarah (1791-1834), Madison (died in infancy), three more, Hayman Levy (1792-1865), Grace (1794-1866), Jacob B. (1795-1854), Aaron (1796-1849), Rachel (1798-1861), Daniel (1800-1886), Miriam (1802-1833), and Leah (1805-1886).

Anne Joseph:
Benjamin Mendes Seixas' grave in the St. James Place (Chatham Square) Cemetery in New York is one of those decorated on Memorial Day, since he is counted among the soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution. He is described in the records as "Merchant. Born in New York City on January 28, 1748, son of Isaac Mendes Seixas. Third Lieutenant in Fusiliers' Company, 1st Battalion, New York Militia. Died in New York City, August 16, 1817."

Source: An Old Faith in the New World by David and Tamar deSola Pool 
Seixas, Benjamin Mendes (I1965)
3 Kalamazoo County Clerk's Marriage Record Book 10, page 10, doc. #23201. Groom Walter Lee ROSENBAUM; age 26; occ Manufacturing; res Kalamazoo; prev marriages 0; POB Kalamazoo, Mich; father Louis ROSENBAUM; mother Amanda FROSHIN(sic). Bride Hannah VALENTINE FRIEDMAN; age 23; res Kalamazoo, Mich; prev marriages 0; POB Cincinnati, Ohio; father Herman FRIEDMAN; mother Julia VALENTINE. DOM 8 July 1924; POM Kalamazoo, Mich; official Philip F. Waterman, Rabbi; wits Lester T. ROSENBAUM & Philip FRIEDMAN both of Kalamazoo. (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection) Mrs. Hannah Koch - Ex-Local Resident Dies at 71, word has reached here of the death of a former Kalamazoo resident, Mrs. Alfred (Hannah) Koch, 71, who died recently in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Koch was the mother of James V. Rosenbaum, vice-president of Kazoo, Inc. and president of the YMCA. She lived here from 1922 to 1950. She was the daughter of Herman Friedman, proprietor of Peoples Outfitter Co., and managed her father's business during World War II. The company was subsequently sold to Leath Furniture Co. on N. Burdick Street. In additional to her husband and son, Mrs. Koch is survived by one brother, Philip Friedman of Miami, Fla; one daughter, Judy R. Hirsch of New York City and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Florida. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 28 March 1972 (submitted by a volunteer, no family connection) Friedman, Hannah Valentine (I5156)
4 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (I788)
5 "(He) died of complications following hip surgery. Mike received his bachelor's degree and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan. He practiced law in Chicago for six years; then, returned to Kalamazoo where he worked as President of Kalamazoo Pant Company/Redwood & Ross. He retired to Sarasota, FL, where he was an active volunteer in many charitable organizations." Kalamazoo Gazette obituary. Rosenbaum, Sylvan "Mike" S. (I5074)
6 ",,,a former Kalamazoo College tennis coach; credited with bringing the United States Tennis Association boys' tennis championship from Culver, IN to Kalamazoo. He is in the United States Tennis Hall of Fame". From Harriet's obituary in the Kalamazoo Gazette. Stowe, Allen ("Doc") (I5408)
7 "...a junior tennis star during the 1940's. During her high school years, Mrs. Rosenbaum was ranked second in the U.S. in junior doubles and sixth in singles. She also played tennis at Kalamazoo College, from which she graduated in 198 with a degree in speech. (She) received a master's degree in education from Northern Michigan University in 1971. She served 18 years as a member of the Ishpeming school board, of which she was president three times. She was involved with a number of boards and organizations including the Michigan Associations of Community Mental Health, the Great Lakes Recovery Center for abused spouses,, Ishpeming Commission on Aging and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays." From obituary, Kalamazoo Gazette. Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth (I5111)
8 "...died...after an illness of nine months. She was graduated from the high school in (Marcellus), after which she spent two years at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music". Kalamazoo Gazette obituary. Stern, Carolyn (I5073)
9 "...moved with his parents to Kalamazoo in 1933". Orwin, Walter Lawrence "Duke" (I5190)
10 "11th Baron of Digby" Digby, Edward Kenelm 11th Baron Digby of Dorset (I780)
11 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Digby, Edward Henry Kenelm (I783)
12 "16th Duke of Norfolk" KG, GCVO, GBE, TD, PC,
Fitzalan-Howard, Sir Bernard Marmaduke 16th Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Arundel and Surrey (I775)
13 "1st Lt. (Rev.)*
*Established Revolutionary Ancestor" 
Jones, James Morris (I1206)
14 "1st Lt. (Rev.)*
*Established Revolutionary Ancestor" 
Jones, James Morris (I1206)
15 "2nd Baron Aberdare of Duffryn" Bruce, Major Henry Campbell 2nd Baron Aberdare of Duffryn (I731)
16 "3rd Baron Belper" Strutt, Algernon Henry 3rd Baron Belper (I762)
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Strutt, Richard Henry (I776)
18 "5th Baronette" Abdy, Sir Robert Edward Henry (I752)
19 "6th Earl of Rosebery" Primrose, Albert Edward Harry Mayer Archibald 6th Earl of Rosebery (I767)
20 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Primrose, Lord Neil Archibald 7th Earl of Rosebery (I770)
21 "a christian woman" Unknown (I342)
22 "an Israelite in whom was no guile." Lopez, David Jr. (I2059)
23 "Attended Michigan State University from 1948 to 1951, and was a member of the Tri-Delta sorority. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school; a member of the First Tuesday Club of Kalamazoo and the Douglas Garden Club. She was co-owner of the Old Post Yarn Works in Saugatuck in the 1980's." From Kalamazoo Gazette obituary. Christiansen, Alice Mae "Christy" (I5160)
24 "Attorney General & Cheif Justice of the Bahamas" Franks, Moses (I701)
25 "Attorney General & Cheif Justice of the Bahamas" Franks, Moses (I701)
26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Conrad, Barnaby Jr. (I990)
27 "Baroness Spencer-Churchill" Hozier, Clementine Ogilvy Baroness (I790)
28 "Belonged to a once wealthy family, now extinct." - Elzas Elizer, Eleazer (I3189)
29 "Belonged to a once wealthy family, now extinct." Elzas Elizer, Eleazer (I3189)
30 "Benjamin became a settler of Newport, Rhode Island." Levy, Benjamin (I414)
31 "Benjamin became a settler of Newport, Rhode Island." Levy, Benjamin (I414)
32 "born in Berkhoff, near Bremen, Germany" Abrahams, Alexander Hezekiel (I693)
33 "Boston 1711 - 1740" Asher, Michael (I437)
34 "Brough to NY in his early teens from Jamaica, BWI"
Endenizened 29 Dec 1714; Freeman 7 Jun 1715 
Gomez, Mordicia (I3182)
35 "Bur. Union Filed of Cong. Rodeph Sholom" Jackson, Mariam (I1899)
36 "buried in Section 5, Site 7025" Raum, Marie A. (I2914)
37 "By act of legislature his name was changed from Charles Ridgely Goodwin" Ridgely, Commodore Charles Goodwin (I1095)
38 "By act of legislature his name was changed from Charles Ridgely Goodwin" Ridgely, Commodore Charles Goodwin (I1095)
39 "By December 8th, 1776..."
"Of the largest Jewish community, in North America, of which Newport had boasted, there were left only Nathan Hart, ...";
"At this time the Harts lived on Jews Street (now Bellvue Avenue) in a house of five rooms rented from Metcalf Bowler." 
Hart, Nathan (I3570)
40 "By December 8th, 1776..."
"Of the largest Jewish community, in North America, of which Newport had boasted, there were left only Nathan Hart, ...";
"At this time the Harts lived on Jews Street (now Bellvue Avenue) in a house of five rooms rented from Metcalf Bowler." 
Hart, Nathan (I3570)
41 "C.S.A."
Raphael Moses (1812-1893)
Major Raphael Moses, who pioneered the commercial growing of peaches in Georgia, was chief supply officer for Confederate general James Longstreet , participated in most of the major battles in the east, and ended up carrying out the last order of the Confederacy.
Raphael Moses was a leading member of an old Jewish South Carolina family that fought in the American Revolution (1775-83). Some three dozen members of the family also served the Confederacy during the Civil War (1861-65). Moses was born on January 20, 1812, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Deborah Cohen and Israel Moses. A fifth-generation South Carolinian, Moses and his wife, Eliza, moved to Columbus, where he was a lawyer, planter, and owner of a plantation he named Esquiline, after one of the famous hills surrounding Rome, Italy.
In 1851 Moses helped initiated the marketing of plums and peaches in the state and is reputed to have been the first planter successfully to ship and sell peaches outside of the South. In his history of antebellum Georgia, James C. Bonner credits Moses with being the first to succeed in preserving the flavor of shipped peaches, by packing them in champagne baskets instead of in pulverized charcoal.
Moses is best known as the chief commissary officer for General James Longstreet, the man General Robert E. Lee called "my old warhorse." Moses assumed this position in November 1862, at the age of fifty, and served at Chickamauga ; Second Manassas, Virginia; the first battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and the major campaigns around Chattanooga and Knoxville, both in Tennessee.
Moses had regular contact with several of the South's most famous generals and was especially close to Robert E. Lee. Moses was with him during the Battle of Gettysburg and, on the evening of the defeat, slept near him on the ground while a heavy storm rained down upon them. Lee's biographer Douglas Southall Freeman called Moses "the best commissary officer of like rank in the Confederate service."
Moses was responsible for feeding and supplying up to 54,000 Confederate troops and personnel, and his actions contrasted sharply with the Union policy of looting and burning homes, farms, and entire cities full of defenseless civilians. Moses had been forbidden by Lee to enter private homes in search of supplies during raids into Union territory, even when food was in painfully short supply, and he always paid for what he did take from farms and businesses, albeit in Confederate tender.
Moses attended the last meeting of the Confederate government, at the Bank of the State of Georgia (later the Heard House), in Washington in Wilkes County on May 5, 1865. It was there that he carried out the Confederacy's last order. Moses was ordered by Confederate president Jefferson Davis to take possession of $40,000 in gold and silver bullion from the Confederate treasury and deliver it to help feed and supply the defeated soldiers straggling home after the war-weary, hungry, often sick, shoeless, and in tattered uniforms. With a small group of determined armed guards, Moses successfully carried out his duty, despite repeated attempts by mobs to take the bullion forcibly.
Moses's three sons also served with distinction in the Civil War. One, Albert Moses Luria (named in honor of Moses's ancestor Luria), was killed in 1862 in Virginia after courageously throwing a live Union artillery shell out of his fortification before it exploded, thereby saving the lives of many of his compatriots. Luria was the first Confederate Jew to die in battle; the last was his first cousin, Joshua Lazarus Moses, of Sumter, South Carolina, killed on the day Lee surrendered, firing the last shots in defense of Mobile, Alabama.
Moses's youngest son, Raphael Jr., at age sixteen served in the Confederate navy and participated in important fights at sea. He ended the war in the Twentieth Georgia Volunteers of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, walking home from Appomattox, Virginia, after the surrender. The eldest son, Israel Moses Nunez, served with Captain William W. Parker's Virginia battery of artillery and fought in the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia.
After the war Moses became an active opponent of the Reconstruction government in Georgia and was elected to the state House of Representatives, becoming chairman of its judiciary committee. When he died on October 13, 1893, on a trip to Brussels, Belgium, his calling card still read, "Major Raphael J. Moses, CSA." He was buried at Esquiline, his old plantation, now a family cemetery in Columbus.

Suggested Reading

I. W. Avery, The History of the State of Georgia, from 1850 to 1881 (New York: Brown and Derby, 1881).
Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, 3 vols. (New York: Scribner, 1942-44).
Raphael Jacob Moses, Last Order of the Lost Cause: The True Story of a Jewish Family in the "Old South," comp., ed., and exp. Mel Young (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1995).
Robert N. Rosen, The Jewish Confederates (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000).
Lewis Regenstein, Atlanta
Published 12/16/2004 
Moses, Major Raphael J. C. S. A. (I1540)
42 "Came to Baltimore Sep 1780 with 5 children" Solomon, Shinah (I1728)
43 "came to New York 1717" Louzada, Aaron (I602)
44 "Came to NY 1752" Cardozo, Aaron Nunez (I1005)
45 "Captain in the 117th Regiment of the Line of the French Army" de Bousignac, Captain Henri (I4020)
46 "Captain, USN", 1910 Bank Cashier Moses, Captain William Moultrie Jr., U. S. N. (I221)
47 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Shaw, Chris (I5087)
48 "Col. Isaac Franks, a Revolutionary officer, bought the house. He was cousin to the celebrated beauty, Miss Rebecca' Franks, who married Sir Henry Johnson. Colonel Franks' wife was Mary Davidson. Judge Franks, of Reading, was his son. Col. Franks was ancestor of " some of the Jacobs of Lancaster county, and of a family named Davis, of Camden, N. J." During the yellow fever epidemic Washington rented the house of Col. Franks."

"Colonel Isaac Franks, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, and an Aide- de-Camp to General George Washington, was a cousin of Rebecca Franks. [His military record is given elsewhere.] He married Mary Davidson, arid their son was Judge (probably Mayer Isaac) Franks, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Colonel Franks rented his house in Germantown to President Washington in 1793. He was Protonotary of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1819 to 1822

Footnote 49: See J. Hill Martin's " Bench and Bar," page 25. Colonel Isaac Franks is said to have asisted in founding the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, at Montreal, Canada, in 1768. His nephew, Jacob Franks, established trading posts in the Hudson Bay Territory. Abraham Franks, another member of the same family, resided in Montreal, Canada" 
Franks, Colonel Isaac (I2250)
49 "Daughter of Abraham Nunes Riveriero" Riveiro, Esther (I1006)
50 "Daughter of Solomon" Rachel (I1377)

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