Edwin Warren Moïse

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Edwin Warren Moïse
BornJanuary 2, 1810
Charleston, South Carolina
DiedJune 29, 1868 (aged 58)
Jefferson, Louisiana
Resting placeLafayette Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
ResidenceNew Orleans, Louisiana
Spouse(s)Priscilla (Lopez) Moïse
Louise (Hubert) Moïse (1827–1875)
ChildrenCecilia Woodville Moïse
Sallie Lopez Moïse
Theodore Lopez Moïse
Louise Moïse
Marie Aline Moïse Conrad
Harry Moïse
Theodore Sidney Moïse
Warren Hubert Moïse
Parent(s)Hyam Moïse
Cecelia Francis (Woolf) Moïse

Edwin Warren Moïse (1810–1868) was an American medical doctor and Judge in the Confederate States of America.

Early life[edit]

Edwin Warren Moïse was born on January 2, 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina. His father was Hyam Moïse (1785–1811) native of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti)[1] and his mother, Cecelia Francis (Woolf) Moïse (1789–1871).[2] He grew up in Charleston, and attended Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim with his family.[3] He was trained as a physician at the Charleston Medical College.[2]


Moïse worked as a physician in Woodville, Mississippi, an affluent town thanks to the cotton industry.[2] In 1840, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to become a lawyer.[2] He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served as Speaker of the House.[2][4][5] He then served as United States Attorney.[2] Under Governor Robert C. Wickliffe (1819–1895), who served as the 15th Governor of Louisiana from 1856 to 1860, he served as Attorney General of Louisiana.[2][5]

During the American Civil War of 1861–1865, Moïse served as the District Court Judge for Louisiana.[2] He was a secessionist, supported slavery and subscribed to the ideas of John C. Calhoun (1782–1850).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Moïse was married twice. His first wife was Priscilla (Lopez) Moïse (1807–1839), the daughter of David Lopez (1750–1811) and Priscilla Lopez (1775–1856) and granddaughter of slave trader Aaron Lopez (1731–1782). They had two daughters and one son:

  • Cecilia Woodville Moïse (1836–1921).
  • Theodore Lopez Moïse (1839–1839). He died a few days after was born.
  • Sallie Lopez Moïse (1839–1924). Her mother died four days after her birth.

His second wife was Louise (Hubert) Moïse (1827–1875), the daughter of William de St. Hubert (1781–1847) and Rose Emilie (De La Chenaye) Hubert (1796–1863), whose maternal grandfather owned a large sugar plantation in Saint-Domingue. They had four sons and one daughter:

  • Louise Moïse (1854–1856).
  • Marie Aline Moïse Conrad (1857–1906). She married George Mather Conrad, and they had six children.
  • Harry Moïse (1861–1912). He married Josephine Julia (Hereford) (1862–1941), and they had four children.
  • Theodore Sidney Moïse (1862–1915). He married Mary Louise (Gaston) Moïse (1865–1936), the daughter of Dr John Brown Gaston (1834–1913) who served as the Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama from 1881 to 1885, and they had five children. He worked as Superintendent of the Georgia Central Railway.[2]
  • Warren Hubert Moïse (1864–1939). He married Laura Mason (1876–1922), and he worked as a stock broker in San Francisco, California.


Moïse died on June 29, 1868 in Jefferson, Louisiana. He was buried in the Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans.


  1. ^ "The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Permanent series, Volume 9". p. 319. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j MOÏSE, Jewish Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Robert N. Rosen, The Jewish Confederates, Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2000, p. 116 [1]
  4. ^ Jonathan D. Sarna, Adam Mendelsohn, Jews and the Civil War: A Reader, New York City: NYU Press, 2010, p. 37 [2]
  5. ^ a b Samuel S. Hill, Religion in the Southern States: A Historical Study, Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1983, p. 143 [3]