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The following is taken from the obituary carried in the Belleville Intelligencer.
Mr. Moon was the last of his family and the last of his generation.The son of John and Mary Moon, U.E. Loyalists, who settled on the south shore of the Bay of Quinte, in Prince Edward county.Elisha was the ninth of a family of eleven children.His father owned and operated the first ferry boat plying between Belleville and Prince Edward, propelling by sweeps and horse power, which later gave way to steam.
Bands of Indians roamed at that time and Mr. Moon could tell many interesting events of those days.The house was built of stone with walls, three feet thick.It was common to come down stairs in the morning and find a dozen or twenty Indians asleep on the floor before the big open fireplace, as there were no stoves in those days.His father always fed and sheltered the Indians and was always on friendly terms with them.(See the notes for Elisha's father, John, for comments on this story.)
Elisha Moon married Jemima Jane Alyea also of U.E.L. family, and for a number of years kept a grocery store in Belleville, later moving to Bay City, Mich., where they lived over thirty years.After the death of his wife in January 1921, he sold his interest there and came to live with his daughter in Collingwood.His only son, Frank D. Moon lumberman of Spokane, Wash., passed away suddenly in 1929, since which Mr. Moon has rapidly failed in health.He leaves besides his daughter Retta Elyea, one grandson, Clarence A. Moon, of Spokane, Wash.
The funeral service held at the house was conducted by Rev. H.O. Eastman on Friday evening and the remains taken to Brighton on Saturday to be laid at rest on Sunday in the old cemetery on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, where many U.E. Loyalists are sleeping (Albury Cemetery, Rednersville Road).
Mr. Moon was loved by old and young wherever he went, and was always glad to lend a helping hand to any needing it. - Collingwood Bulletin.
Miss Melissa Williams of 13 Forin St., Belleville is a niece.