Simons and Moses

Merchant
c. 1790 – c. 1820


Charleston, SC

FAMILIES:

Cousins Abraham Moses (1754-1821), a German immigrant, and Solomon Simons von Grol formed a partnership trading goods, and perhaps enslaved people, between Charleston and North Carolina in the late 1700s.  Having arrived before the Revolutionary War, by 1790, they were based in Charlotte, where they were known as “the Jewes.” By the time of Moses’ death in 1821, the partnership was already dissolved.

Main Image: Reprinted from the Charleston City Gazette, November 8, 1821

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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