Born in Augusta, Georgia to merchant Jacob Moise (1798-1837) and Rebecca Cohen Moise (1807-1840), Philip Augustus Moise (1824-1887) trained as a druggist with Charleston’s P.M. Cohen & Co. before he returned to Augusta to open a large drug store. Around the 1840s, Moise returned to Charleston, where he operated a drug store on King Street with two gentiles, John J. Ward and John J. Grierson. Prior to the Civil War, Moise married a woman from Philadelphia. The pair moved to New York City, where Moise worked as the New York partner for Charleston’s J.H. & C.H. Moise & Co.
Main Image: Advertisement that lists Philip Moise of Augusta, Georgia as a dealer of “Allen’s Dyspeptic Medicine.” Reprinted from The Charleston Mercury, January 5, 1850.