John Moxley was the son of Henry Moxley of(1840 Ashe Co. census) Ashe Co. NC. John was born in Ashe co. 1839his sister Louisa born 1835. Between 1840 and 1842 Henry Moxley moved his family to Kentucky(1850 Lawrance Co. Ky Census) where his daughter Abi was born 1842, Henderson "Henry" 1845 and Elizabeth1848-49. Henry's first wife died sometime after Henry jr. was born an remarrying Phebie Collier in Lawrance Co. Ky 1848. Then between 1850 and 1856 ( this can be determined with the Death record of daughter Susanna 1856 Morgan co. Ky) Henry Moxley moved his family to Morgan co. Ky. (1860 census) where we find John Moxley & Charlotte Risner m: 1860 Morgan co.. On Sept. 1 1862 John Moxley enlisted in West Liberty5th Ky. co. C C.S.A. under the alias John Gambrill. LaterSept. 18 1862 his younger brother Henry also enlisted in West Liberty 5th Ky co.C C.S.A. under the alias Henry Gambrill. Both brother's deserted the 23 Oct. 1862 in West Liberty Ky. After deserting the Confederacy John (moved his family or was in hidding undetermined) to Louisa, Lawrance co. Ky where John Moxley still using the alias Gambell/Gambrell enlisted 24 Nov. 1863 in Louisa, Ky with the Union 45th co.K mustered out 14 Feb. 1865 Cattletsburg Ky.
With the death of (or other) Henry Moxley Sr. c:1865 and two Land Deed records for wife Phebie Moxley 1865 one for 250 acres other for 80 acres Morgan co. Ky. John Moxley now going by John Gambrell moves back to Morgan co. (probably to help step mother Phebie and half siblings). John Moxley alias Gambill and family can be found living close by his step mother Phebie and (half sister's Lucinda ,Chatherina,Nancy,and Ann who are listed in the 1870 census as Gambrell) now living with or married to Isaac Gillam (1870 census Paint, Morgan co. Ky).
John Moxley alias Gambill Death Recordage 86 (which means he would have been born in 1839) father listed as Henry Gambill ( who is actually Henry Moxley Sr. of Ashe co. North Carolina).