Levy & Moses


Sumter, SC


Julian H. Levy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 3, 1843 to Joseph L. and Sarah E. Marks Levy. With the start of the Civil War in 1861, Julian and his brothers, Joseph and Eugene, enlisted in the Donaldsonville, Louisiana Battalion of Artillery. During the war, Julian saw extensive action in northern Virginia, fighting in the battles of Fredericksburg, Shiloh, and the Crater. After the war, Julian returned to New Orleans to work as a merchant with his father. He later moved to Virginia, where he continued work as a merchant and married Corinne A. Davis (1859-1950) in 1882. Around 1893, Julian, his wife, and their three sons, George (1883-1972), Julian Jr. (1884-1960), and Waverly (1888-1980), moved to Sumter, South Carolina. There, Julian established grocery business Levy & Moses. He operated the business until his death in 1916.

Main Image: Advertisement for Levy & Moses. Reprinted from The Item, August 22, 1900.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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