Simons and Moses

c. 1790 – c. 1820

Charleston, SC


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

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