Update to my post on, “Life and Times of the Livery Man.” During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries when a person was in the business of using their stables, horses, buggies, wagons and carriages for picking up people and delivering goods, they were known in some circles as the “Livery Man”.
For Moses Stevens, he was known in his community as the “Livery Man”. See the 1902 listing of Moses Stevens in the Alexandria City Directory.
Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Life and Times of the Livery Man: Moses Stevens,” August 22, 2019.
Moses Steven was a man on a mission. He was born in 1843 in Orange County, Virginia. He was in Alexandria during the Civil War working as a laborer for the railroad. After the Civil War he married Charlotte Hedgeman. They had one son, William Henry Stevens.
Moses became wealthy in his own right. He amassed a lot of real estate and he owned his business. After the death of his wife, he married again to a widower name Carrie.