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51 Dentist ?
Possible: 9 Dec 1879 - Name changed in New York State 
Moses, Rynear M. D. (I115)
52 Died as an infant Moses, Hervey Hall (I236)
53 died in infancy Moses, Fontaine H. (I263)
54 Dr. in CSA Moses, Dr. Montefiore Jacob C.S.A. (I111)
55 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bronfman, Edgar Miles Sr. (I177)
56 HCT (JGOWBR) - "Lately from Newport, RI" Isaacks, Judith (I362)
57 He is listed in Savannah, Georgia City Directories in 1890 and 1891, occupation: Drummer Amram, Emile (I26)
58 He was goldsmith. Mears, Samson (I382)
59 He was the hazzan of the traditionalist Synagogue of Charleston, South Carolina,  Shearith Israel. Rosenfeld, Reverend Jacob (I3)
60 Isaac Mendes Seixas was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1708. He arrived in New York City in about 1730 and entered into business. He went with his family to Newport, Rhode Island, about 1765, and resided there until his death on 3 November 1780.

     Sometime after his death, his widow Rachel (Levy) Seixas moved to New York City, where she died on 12 May 1797.

Source: Hannah London 
Seixas, Isaac Mendes (I405)
61 Listed as female "Judy Moses" in the SC 1860 US Cenus born about 1848.

Family legend says that he watched the battle of Fort Sumter from the widows walk of the family home. 
Moses, Judah Touro (I246)
62 Lost at Sea Between Rhode Island &, , , Caribbean At Sea Between Rhode Island &, , , Caribbean

See biography at: 
(nee Phillips), Rebecca (I35)
63 Memoirs of American Jews, 1775-1865. Jacob Rader Marcus. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America. 1955. Pg 203.

Joseph Jonas
The Jews Come to Ohio
The first known few in Ohio was quite a curiosity. When the twenty-five-year-old settler arrived, an old Quakeress came to see him. She asked: "Art thou a few? Thou art one of God's chosen people. Wilt thou let me examine thee?" She turned him around and finally said, probably with a tinge of disappointment in her voice:
"Well, thou art no different to other people."

That few was Joseph Jonas, a native of Exeter, England, who had come to Cincinnati in 1817. Though warned by coreligionists in Philadelphia to avoid the frontier, he came west because of the glow- ing accounts he had read of the Ohio Valley.
Jonas was completely devoted to his Jewish faith. Even though he was the only known few in the city--in all Ohio, for that matter--he was determined to remain a few, and, if possible, to create, some day, a center of religious life in his town. After a few years he suc-ceeded: he held services, organized a congregation, and built a syna-gogue. Most of the worshipers came from England; a number were kinsmen; one of them was his brother Abraham Jonas, the friend of Abraham Lincoln.
Though Jonas was a "mechanic," a watchmaker, and silversmith, he had political and literary ambitions. In 1860-61 he served in the Ohio State Legislature, as a Democrat. His literary aspirations voiced themselves in addresses to the congregation, in studies on Biblical themes, and in contributions to the Jewish press. He was an observ-ant Orthodox few of the Isaac Leeser school, mildly progressive, interested in furthering systematic religious instruction for Jewish youth.
In December, 1843, writing in the third person, he sat down and recalled his early days in Cincinnati. His communication was pub-lished in the form of a letter in Leeser Occident, I (1843-44), 547-50; II (1844-45), 29-31, 143-47, 244-47.
He died in Spring Hill, near Mobile, Alabama, on May 5, 1869, at the home of a daughter
Jonas, Joseph of Cincinnati (I271)
64 Merchant and sometimes inventor. He worked closely with Nathan Simson. Isaacks, Jacob (I1)
65 named for her grandmother Joy Mears Mears, Elkaleh (I373)
66 New York Times
August 14, 1985


Carl M. Loeb Jr., a prominent businessman and a founder of the National Crime Prevention Council, died yesterday at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Loeb moved to La Quinta, Calif., several years ago but continued to maintain a summer home in Greenwich.

Mr. Loeb joined the Climax Molybdenum Company, which later became AMAX Inc., in 1932. He served as a vice president from 1937 until his retirement in 1954. He was a director and, from 1960, a member of the executive committee until his death.

He was also a limited partner in Loeb, Rhoades & Company, a brokerage and investment banking firm his father, Carl, had helped found, and which became part of the company now known as Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc.

A Reagan Choice for Panel

Mr. Loeb, a former vice chairman of the board of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, left that group in 1981 to help found the National Crime Prevention Council in 1982 and serve as its chairman. The Washington-based agency works closely with the Justice Department and the Advertising Council and uses as its ''spokesman'' a husky brown dog named McGruff that advises people to ''Take a bite out of crime.''

A son of Mr. Loeb, Peter, said President Reagan last week asked his father to serve on a new commission, the President's Child Safety Partnership.

''Perhaps his major interest was the plight of the average individual as a victim of crime,'' Peter Loeb said.

Former Correction Official

Former Mayor Robert F. Wagner appointed Mr. Loeb chairman of the first City Board of Correction in 1957. He served as president of the Community Council of Greater New York from the early 1950's to the early 1960's.

He was also a former officer of the National Jewish Welfare Board, a former director of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, and a trustee of the Day Care and Child Development Council of America.

Mr. Loeb received a bachelor's degree in 1926 from Princeton University, where he was an All-American basketball player. He earned a master's degree in metallurgical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1928.

In addition to his son Peter, of New York City, Mr. Loeb is survived by his wife, Lucille, of La Quinta; a daughter, Constance Cohn of Seattle; another son, Carl M. 3d of New York City, and nine grandchildren. 
Loeb, Carl Morris Jr. (I13)
67 New York Times
December 19, 1985

Alan H. Kempner, a stockbroker, publishing executive and philanthropist, died Tuesday at his home in Purchase, N.Y. He was 88 years old.

A collector of fine art and a lover of books, Mr. Kempner over the years donated rare books and manuscripts, as well as money, to Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1917. Last year, the university named the exhibition hall of its new rare book and manuscript library for Mr. Kempner and his wife.

After graduation, Mr. Kempner worked for the American Zinc and Chemical Company in Pittsburgh for nine years, becoming manager of its main office. In 1929, he purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and became a partner of Byfield & Company.

Joined Publishing House

Mr. Kempner, who served as an Army lieutenant in World War I, joined the Army Air Corps in World World II, leaving the military as a lieutenant colonel. After the war, his interest in books prompted him to join the publishing house that is today Farrar Straus & Giroux. He served as production manager and after his retirement, as a board director.

He was married in 1920 to the former Margaret Loeb, daughter of Carl M. Loeb, a banker and philanthropist after whom the Loeb Student Center at New York University is named.

On his 70th birthday in 1967, and the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Columbia, his wife and their three sons endowed a chair in biological sciences in his honor.

In 1981, he and Mrs. Kempner were cited by Columbia for distinguished service for contributions of manuscripts, first editions and important illustrated books by Bodoni, Piranesi and Turner.

He was also a former president and chairman of the board of the Orthopedic Institute Hospital for Joint Diseases and former president of the Play Schools Association, the National Association of Practical Nurses and the Purchase Community Center. He was also a member of the Grolier Club.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Alan Jr., of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Carl, of White Plains, and Thomas, of Manhattan; a sister, Charlotte Kempner of San Francisco; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon tomorrow at Temple Emanu-el, Fifth Avenue and 65th Street. 
Kempner, Alan Horace (I67)
68 New York Times
September 18, 1998
Carl Loeb Kempner, 74, Broker And Educational Philanthropist

Carl Loeb Kempner, the managing senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Hamershlag, Kempner & Company and a longtime supporter of education, died on Tuesday at his home in White Plains. He was 74 and had been battling prostate cancer for more than 20 years, according to his son Michael Kempner.

A grandson of Carl Loeb, founder of the firm that became Loeb, Rhoades & Company, Mr. Kempner worked at several firms in several businesses before he joined a securities company called Hamershlag, Borg in 1966. He eventually became head of the firm, which took on his name, and remained active until shortly before his death.

Among his proudest achievements was making a ''cold call'' on the telephone to J. Paul Getty's country estate in England and selling the wealthy oilman some stock. Mr. Kempner became one of Mr. Getty's brokers and visited the estate in England frequently. ''I used to joke that I went to school on a Getty scholarship,'' Michael Kempner said.

From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Kempner was chairman of the small firms advisory committee of the New York Stock Exchange.

He was also actively involved in philanthropy related to education. He was president of the board of trustees at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn., from 1972 to 1978. He was a trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall from 1977 until 1985 and served as its treasurer and as chairman of its investment committee. He was on the Committee of University Resources at Harvard, and he founded and headed the Presidents Council and established the Kempner Distinguished Professorships at Purchase College, part of the State University of New York.

He also was on the Presidents Council at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he was being treated.

Mr. Kempner was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Alan Kempner, who was an executive with the publishing company of Farrar & Strauss, and Margaret Loeb Kempner. He graduated from the Choate School in 1941 and then attended Harvard University. He left Harvard to join a Navy training program and served in the Naval Reserve until 1946. He never finished college.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris Coleman Kempner, who is a psychiatric social worker in White Plains. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Loeb Kempner of Purchase, N.Y.; two daughters, Kathryn Kempner Poteat of Southern Pines, N.C., and Margaret A. Kempner of Fairfield, Iowa; two sons, Carl Jr. and Michael, both of New York; two brothers, Alan Jr., of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Thomas, of New York, and three grandchildren. 
Kempner, Carl Loeb (I70)
69 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. (nee Parmley), Joy (I123)
70 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bronfman, Dana Luisa (I138)
71 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bronfman, Hannah Marcina (I143)
72 Obituary Published in the Arizona Republic on 8/15/2004.
"Sandra Stark Kempner, was the youngest daughter of Edith Lucille Judges and Fredrick Edward Stark. She was born in Olympia Washington on June 4, 1914. She spent much of her youth in Montana and attended 4 years of college in Montana and UCLA. As a girl of five, she raised money for the Red Cross to support the troops during WWI and while working as a Red Cross volunteer in New York during World War II she met her life long friend Margaret Loeb Kempner and her future husband Alan Kempner. She moved to Arizona in 1958 and she quickly became active in the local art community. She motivated and contributed to the development of many budding artists. She personally was inspired by the challenge of creating frames to compliment the paintings of her friend Philip C. Curtis. Their work is on permanent display in the Phoenix Art Museum. She was a loving mother and friend, a patient listener and her home was a safe harbor for any friend in need of any generation. Her wit and wisdom are treasured memories and survive in all who were fortunate enough to know her well. She died on August 11, 2004, lucid till the end and joyously anticipating the journey ahead. She survived her son Peter, her daughter Shelley her ex-husband Alan Kempner and Phil Curtis. She is survived by her son Alan, her grandson Buck and a loving extended family that spans the nation. Her radiant torch, Eternally extinguished, Illuminates still. " 
Stark, Sandra (I72)
73 Obituary Published in the East Valley Tribune on 7/8/2004.
"Alan H. Kempner Jr. was a loving husband, father, and friend.He was a soft-spken gentleman of the old school; he was a man of articulate actions. He displayed his love for his family and friends everyday; with perceptive caring insights, shared humor, or moral support when needed. He was bright, well educated, and handsome; yet sincerely unpretentious. He enjoyed and cared for people from all walks of life and his friendships had no material bounds. Alan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1922. He was the eldest of Alan Horace and Margaret Loeb Kempner's three sons; Alan, Carl, and Thomas. He was raised in New York and completed his degree in chemistry at Ohio Wesleyan. He served in the Navy during World War II. He came to Arizona in 1958 to attend Arizona State University where he completed his course work for a PHD in psychology. Alan was passionate about sports. He was an all-star halfback at Lawrenceville and a southpaw pitcher for Wesleyan. He was an accomplished tennis player but fell in love with golf. He always looked forward to the weekly reunion of his foursome and was delighted when he recently hit the ultimate shot, a hole-in-one. Beneath his even-tempered demeanor was a fervent, curious mind and the variety of his careers is a mere sampling of his interests: chicken farming in Connecticut, advertising executive, practicing psychologist, producer of children's television programs, platics manufacturer, author of several books, realtor, and prudent investor. Alan was a conscientious citizen and a stalwart Republican. He ardently expressed his concerns in frequent letters to the editor and received the Golden Pen Award for the quality of his contributions. He was a patron of the arts and a major fundraiser for the fledgling Stagebrush Theatre. He generously donated his time every week to both the Red Cross and to making deliveries for Meals on Wheels. He was a founding member of a charades group that met for over 35 years. Alan battled cancer for 16 years with dignity and grace. He passed away in his home surrounded by those who loved him on June 18, 2004. His humor and wisdom will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Kempner; his brother, Thomas Kempner and his wife, Nan; his sons, John Randel and Alan Kempner; his daughter, Nancy Harlow; his daughter-in-law, Cynthia Kempner; his sister-in-law, Doris Kempner; his grandchildren, Ashley Kempner, Matthew Harlow, and Buck Kempner; and his friend of over 55 years, Sandra Kempner. A memorial service will be held on July 10, 2004, at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the Valley Presbyterian Church. Donations in Alan's memory can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels. Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary. Sign the Guest Book at " 
Kempner, Alan Horace Jr. (I69)
74 Owner of "The Oaks" plantation, Goosecreek, S.C. Moses, Isaiah (I24)
75 PORTRAIT IN SCRAPBOOK ------------------------ The portrait of Rachel (Levy) Seixas is reported by Hannah London in her 1926 book Portraits of Jews is attributed to John Wollaston by Mr. Lawrence Park. At that time, it was owned by N. Taylor Phillips of New York who is said to have been Rachel's grandson (AJ Note: I have not yet established this lineage). She is represented in a life-size painting to the waist, turned to her right and facing the spectator. She wears an exquisite ivory-white satin gown. The tight-fitting bodice is trimmed with wide lace, very delicately rendered. The short sleeves with bands of satin at the elbow are finished with wide white lace. Her dark hair, over which a dainty lace cap is worn, is brushed back from her forehead and worn low at the neck. Her portrait, Mr. Phillips says, has often been greatly admired for its beauty.

Source: Hannah London ------------------------ According to Malcolm Stern, Rachel Levy was born on 27 February 1719. This is the date I believe to be most likely the accurate one. (For some unknown reason, FTM insists of recording 1718/19.) Hannah London gives the year of her birth as 1710, but I doubt that this is true, that would have made her 30 at the time of her marriage to Isaac Mendes Seixas in 1740, and age 46 at the time of her youngest child's birth. ------------------------ Rachel Levy was the oldest of seven children born to Grace Mears Levy, second wife of Moses Raphael Levy. Rachel Levy was well loved throughout the entire Levy-Franks circle, even though the children from Moses's first marriage hated their step-mother. Rachel caused a social uproar in the New York Jewish community when she married London merchant Isaac Mendes Seixas, who was of Sephardic descent, in 1740. Their union crossed contemporary social, status and ethnic lines that divided eighteenth-century Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewry. The young couple moved to New Jersey where Isaac opened a "Small Country Store". The happy pair eventually produced eight children.

Ambassador Loeb who has sponsored this website is a relative of Rachel Llevy Serixas.

Source Loeb Portrait Database - painting and bio. 
Levy, Rachel (I404)
76 Private Edwin Moses was a Prisoner-of-War from the CSA held and di ed at Ca mp Chase, Ohio.  The burial record reads: MOSES, E. L., PVT, 11 J UN 1865, Company D, Unit 27, South Carolina Brigad e, CSA, grave  2045 [NO TE: These individuals (34) were removed from Camp Chase Cemetery per Go ve rnment Printing Office listing of 1907] Moses, Edwin L. CSA (I49)
77 Publisher of the Phenix-Girard Journal Moses, Isaac Isaiah Jr. (I289)
78 Revolutionary War Ancestor Phillips, Jacob (I90)
79 See attached sources. Hendricks, Isaac of Augusta, Georgia (I341)
80 See attached sources. (nee ), Michal (I399)
81 The Registry of Births-City of St. Louis shows father Abraham born in Austia and mother Julia born in Russia. Graber, Joseph Jay (I79)

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