Royce, Moses Strong
Age: 36, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 07/18/1825, Rutland, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None NotedDESCENDANTS
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN
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"In 1852, Rev. Moses Strong Royce, A. M., graduate of the University of Vermont, class of 1844, was appointed professor of Ancient and Modern History and Belles-Lettres, which position he resigned in August, 1853."
William Arba Ellis, Norwich University 1818-1911, Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, (Capital City Press, Montpelier, 1911), i:106
Class of 1844
Moses Strong Royce, b Rutland 1825; d Nashville, Tenn, 19 June 1873; f St Albans; fr Rutland; P E clerg ord dea 50; p Greenville, Tenn, 47; Nashville 50; Norwich, Vt, 52; prof belles lettres and math NorwU 52-53; Franklin, Tenn, 52-; in Nashville 65--d
General Catalogue of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont 1791--1900. (Free Press Assocation, Burlington, 1901), p. 77
Reverend Moses Strong Royce was born in the North. His family lived in Rutland, Vermont, where Moses' father died when the boy was just eleven years old. A serious scholar, Moses graduated from the University of Vermont at eighteen. He seemed predisposed to poor health, and his mother thought it best for him to seek the more moderate climate of the South. He moved to Greenville, Tennessee, where he took a job as a principal of a boys' school while he studied to prepare for the Episcopal ministry.
Judith Riker Damon, A Genteel Spy; The Inspiring Odyssey of Martha Broyles Royce and her family During the Civil War, Two Peas Publishing, Rockvale, TN, 2010), xxix
Betsey Matilda Strong m. April 26, 1824, Rodney Casear Royce, in Berkshire, Vt. Moses Strong Royce b. July 13, 1825, grad. at Vt. University in 1844, studied Theology at Columbia, Tenn., an Episcopal clergyman at Franklin, Tenn. He m. July 16, 1850, Martha Ann Broyles.
Benjamin W. Dwight. The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass., (Joel Munsell, Albany, NY, 1871), ii:1032.
Additional Reading: "The Southern Odyssey of a Rutland Son's Family" and "Review of 'A Genteel Spy'" (by Carolynn Ranftle) in the Rutland Historical Society Quarterly, 2011, Vo. 41, No. 2, starting on page 17, and the biographical article in Confederate Veteran magazine, Volume 16, starting on page 622.