|Grave of Felix Moses|
"A Confederate Soldier and A True Friend"
United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Felix Moses was a Jewish immigrant from Europe who came to Boone County, Kentucky in the 1850s.
During the Civil War Felix Moses served on the side of the Confederacy with Gen. John Hunt Morgan, a native of Lexington.
At the time of his death Moses was returning by packet boat from a business trip to Louisville. The Cincinnati Enquirer published an item which said that the body of a man had been washed ashore and found among the willows of the Ohio River at North Landing, below Rising Sun, Indiana. Citizens of Florence identified the body as that of their friend, Felix Moses. The Boone County Recorder, in an item printed March 31, 1886, said that John Cox and John Henderson were on the packet boat and had gotten off at Belleview, leaving Moses on the boat. The newspaper item said that the body bore marks of violence, and the belief was that Moses had been killed and robbed. Moses was known to carry a large unmounted diamonds, which he brought with him from Europe.