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Who is Simon Moon?

Who is Simon Moon?

Simon Moon (1784-1835), co-founder of the city of Westfield, along with Asa Bales and Ambrose Osborn, was one of the first white settlers in the early part of 1832. Coming from Cane Creek, North Carolina, he and his wife, Hannah Stout Moon and their three sons, William, Simon and Riley settled on 160 acres in the southwest quarter of Section 25 in Hamilton County. They built the first log cabin in Washington Township. The farm was later to become the Doan Farm, and the house the Doan family built is now featured as the Golden Eagle Inn at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

Being from a Quaker Family and a follower, Simon was a charter member of the Westfield Friends Meeting and gave 2 acres to the Church for a cemetery, in which he was presumed interred. Simon's family ancestry is a veritable Who's Who of historical personage including both English and Irish royalty and American patriots, such as Patrick Henry and Dolly Madison. The Moon Family Crest has been documented by the Department of Genealogy. More information about Simon Moon and his family is available at the Westfield-Washington Historical Society and the Westfield Washington Public Library.

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