Descendants of the Moseley Family of Georgia

Generation #1

Robert (0Family) Moseley of Nottoway Parish, Isle of Wight Co VA

Robert "to Georgia" Moseley was born in about 1735, probably in Isle of Wight Co VA. Robert is reported to be the son of John W. Moseley who was recorded in Southampton Co VA in 1731. However, Robert's date of birth and his subsequent connection to a "Joel" Moseley leads to the belief that Robert and Joel may be the sons of Arthur Moseley b. c. 1690 of Henrico Co VA and John W. may be their brother. Robert is reported to have been an "orphan" in Henrico Co VA who chose his uncle William Moseley as guardian.

Robert was married in about 1754, probably in Southampton Co VA, to an unknown spouse. Proof is found in the dates of birth for Roberts first children. As an adult, Robert is first found in 1759 probate proceedings for John Dennis in Brunswick Co VA where he is cited as "Robert Moseley of Southampton Co VA." Did Robert's first wife die at the birth of son Lewis in January of 1760?

In about 1760 in Brunswick Co VA, Robert married Elizabeth Dennis b. c. 1735 Amelia Co VA. Elizabeth was probably the widow of the aforementioned John Dennis. Proof is found in John Dennis' probate of 1759 where "Elizabeth Dennis" is named.

The first record establishing Robert as a resident of Brunswick Co VA is in 1761 when he purchased land from Benjamin Moseley, Sr. In 1761 Robert and Elizabeth Moseley are mentioned in the will of Richard Burnett. In 1771 Robert purchased land on Rattlesnake Creek from John Steed.

During the Revolutionary War, Robert and Elizabeth began their southern migration. In 1777 Robert sold his land on Rattlesnake Creek and was referred to as Robert Moseley of Chatham Co NC. And by the end of hostilities in 1782, Robert is found in Wilkes Co GA.

Evidently, Robert and his family were most prominent in their new Georgia home. Robert and his sons Henry, Robert T., and Lewis were members of the 1795 Georgia Constitutional Convention. Robert's last known residence was Elbert Co GA where he died in about 1805.

Brunswick Co VA Will Book 3:
Feb 1759 Appraisal of the estate of John Dennis: Elizabeth Dennis, Robt Moseley, Joel Moseley.
Brunswick Co VA Deed Book 6:
4/1761 Robert Moseley of Southampton Co VA purchased 98 ac from Benjamin Moseley on both sides of Pea Hill Creek for 25 "money."
Brunswick Co VA Will Book 3:
Aug 1761 audit of John Dennis estate names Joel Moseley and Robt Moseley.
Brunswick Co VA Wills:
1769 Will of Richard Burnett. Wit: Robert and Elizabeth Moseley.
Robert Moseley bought 290 acres on Rattlesnake Creek from John Steed in 1771 in Brunswick Co VA.
Brunswick Co VA Deed Book:
296 ac sold 1778 on Rattlesnake Cr by Robt [Moseley] of Chatham Co NC.
Wilkes Co., Ga. Deeds:
31 Jan 1793 Henry Moseley and wife Mary deed land to John Jones and adjacent lands to Basil Lamar and the land granted to Robert Moseley in 1782.
Wilkes Co., Ga. Deeds:
Robert Moseley and wife Sarah Moseley dated 10 Mar 1790 deeds lands to John Wilkins and adjacent land to Robert and Henry Moseley....witnesses: James & Olive Bell and Littleberry Talley.
Henry Moseley was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Georgia in 1795 along with his father Robert Moseley, Sr., his brothers Robert T. and Lewis, Jr.
Putnam Co GA Records:
Robert Moseley made a deed of land to Elijah Moseley, the land in Elbert County.

    Children with first wife

    1. Rev. Benjamin Moseley

Rev. Evan Pugh's diary Sept 1784, Darlington Dist SC, "At home Rev. Molsey called on me on his Way to Jeffrey Creek. I am poorly. etc." Then on Oct 1,1784, "At home poorly, Mosley lodged here and went off for home."
[Benjamin Moseley] deeded 17 Oct 1807 the land for the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jeffries Creek
South Carolina Archives: Index Book III:
1 Oct 1810 Benj. Moseley Sr 68 acres Jefers Cr. Darlington Co., SC

[Thomas Woodward] entered the army on the first day of July, 1812, and accompanied Gen. Daniel Newnan to East Florida. . .I know as much about that fight as any man living or dead. . .one night from Fort Hall to Milly's Creek, just above the Federal Crossing, and took the wife of Ben. Moseley from the hostile Indians -- killed three and crippled a few more. This trip to Milly's Creek was in February, 1814; the Caleebe fight was on the 27th Jan., 1814. . . .

    "Thomas S. Woodward's Reminiscences, Part 6," RootsWeb Gen Web Page, No date <http://webroots.org/library/usahist/tcnigal6.html> 20 January 2006.

South Carolina Archives: Index Bk. 11:
7 Apr 1817 Rev. Benj. Moseley, 42 acres on Sparrow Swamp in Darlington, SC
Benj. and wife Mary and Elijah and wife Suzannah Moseley were "dismissed" from the Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Putnam Co GA in June 1820

    2. Robert Moseley b. c. 1757 Southampton Co VA

    3. John Moseley 

    4. Lewis Moseley

Henry Moseley was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Georgia in 1795 along with his father Robert Moseley, Sr., his brothers Robert T. and Lewis, Jr.
Dallas Co AL Will Book A, p. 116:
Lewis Moseley and Lewis B. Moseley witnessed will of Thomas Rigby dated 17 Aug 1821; proved 3 Feb 1823. 
Dallas Co AL Will Book A, p. 29:
Lewis Moseley will dated 30 Aug 1821; probated 11 Dec 1826; Left estate to Lewis B. Moseley, nephew, son of Elijah Moseley and wife Elizabeth Moseley; Witness Benjamin Hall, James Jones, Terrel Jones.

    Children with Elizabeth Dennis

    5. Olive Moseley

Wilkes Co., Ga. Deeds:
Robert Moseley and wife Sarah Moseley dated 10 Mar 1790 deeds lands to John Wilkins and adjacent land to Robert and Henry Moseley....witnesses: James & Olive Bell and Littleberry Talley.

    6. Henry Moseley

Wilkes Co., Ga. Deeds:
Robert Moseley and wife Sarah Moseley dated 10 Mar 1790 deeds lands to John Wilkins and adjacent land to Robert and Henry Moseley....witnesses: James & Olive Bell and Littleberry Talley.
Wilkes Co., Ga. Deeds:
Henry Moseley and wife Polly deeded lands 31 Jan 1793 to Henry Hunt and said land adjacent to lands of George Moseley also Robert Moseley, Joseph Bell and Henry Moseley.
Henry Moseley and wife Mary deed land to John Jones and adjacent lands to Basil Lamar and the land grant to Robert Moseley in 1782.
Henry Moseley was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Georgia in 1795 along with his father Robert Moseley, Sr., his brothers Robert T. and Lewis, Jr.

    7. Elizabeth Moseley

    8. Rev. Elijah Mosley

Elijah [Moseley] was ordained 5 Sep 1807, and was preaching at the Crooked Creek Baptist Church in 1808. . .in Putnam Co GA.

    Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church In Putnam County Georgia, GenWeb Site, 
<http://www.gloverfamily.com/churches/Crooked%20Creek.htm> 21September 2007.

Minutes of Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church:
-Elijah Mosely was received by letter on February 27, 1808.
-On April 23rd of that year Elijah Mosley was "lent" to the "Church at White Plains" along with John Pressley.
-Susannah W. Mosely was received by experience on May 21, 1808.
Enlisted 30 Sep 1813, Alexander's Battalion, Georgia Militia:
Able to "fight all day and to preach all night," whichever was demanded. . .promoted to Sgt. 8 Jan 1814. . .severely wounded the morning of 27 Jan 1814 in the battle of Calabee Valley. . .dismissed on March 6, 1814 on account of his wound.

    Hosea Holcombe, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama, West Jefferson Co. Historical Soc. 1974, AL, pp. 132-134:

The Calabee battle was fought on the 27th of January,1814. There were 1500 whites and 500 friendly Indians. Elder E. Monty [sic] of Putnam Co., Georgia, who had volunteered in Capt. Adams' company of riflemen, was in this battle. The Indians brought on the attack in the night, 17 whites were killed, and 132 wounded. Of the Indians 40 were found dead, but the number of wounded could not be ascertained.
. . .Here, through this, then wilderness country, the glorious gospel of the blessed God was promulgated again and again, in the army in 1814, by our sainted brother E. Mosely, who was the first man that sounded the gospel trumpet in Macon Co. During the war, he was wounded in the mouth by a ball from the enemy. His precious dust rests in the silent grave in Dallas Co. . . .

Putnam Co GA Will Book A-1808-1822, p.108:
Elijah Mosley was a executor of the will of James Rutledge along with Rebecca, the wife of deceased, and Thomas Rutledge one of the sons. 

Generation #2

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