The principal sources of information on the MOBERLY family have been three books [some contain gross errors] and many generous cousins, including:
Hill and Hill-Moberly Connections of Fairfield County, S. C., by George Anderson Hill (1961)
The Mobleys and Their Connections, by William Woodward Dixon (ca. 1915)
Mobleys in America, by Milton C. Mobley (rev. 1995)
Mobley Family History Between 1550-1750 A.D., by Prof. Eino Kainlauri (in process)
Mobley Family information exchange, maintained by Carl Mobley.
I descend from Ann "Nancy" Mobley who married Richard Neeley.
Clement Moberly and Mary Fox
Clement MOBERLY (Sr.)b. about 1722, Bedford Co., VA; d. about 1790, Madison Co., KY. Son of Edward MOBERLY. He owned land on the Otter River in Bedford Co., VA, which he sold in 1759, having moved to Craven District (now Fairfield Co.), SC. In SC, Clement received four land grants totaling 550 acres between 1765 and 1773.In 1787, he sold his SC land and moved to KY, settled in Madison County (on tax list of Apr. 27, 1789).Proven patriot during Rev War; accepted by NSDAR.His son Clement Jr. was a soldier in the Rev War.
Married about 1740.
Mary FOXb. Apr. 1, 1722, Fairfield Co., SC. Daughter of David FOX and Elizabeth.
Children of Clement and Mary Moberly
1.Benjamin b. about 1744, VA. Served in the Revolution. Moved to KY about 1797. Married Mary SUTTON. Children of Benjamin and Mary MOBERLY: Robert; Sally married E. COVINGTON; and probably others.
2.Clement (Jr.)b. Oct. 4, 1746, Bedford Co., VA; living in 1835, Crawford Co., AR. Moved to Fairfield Co., SC with parents. He served in the Revolution and moved to Madison Co., KY after the War. He appears on the tax list of May 27, 1787 of Madison Co., KY, and later to Warren Co., KY and Crawford Co., AR. On Feb. 7, 1834, Clement attested to his brother Isaiah's Revolutionary War service, and Clement and his wife Sibella made confirming statements. [Married first on Jul. 7, 1770 in Fairfield Co., SC to Phoebe LASHLY. Clement's second wife was Sibella.]Children of Clement and Phoebe MOBERLY: Reason married Caroline O'NEILL; Isaiah married second Nancy COX; Charles died young; John died young; Vashti married Soloman TAYLOR; Nancy married Harvey O'NEAL; Charles married Elizabeth 'Betsy' SNODGRASS; John married Sarah K. FLETCHER; James married Betsy COX; Clement 'Clem' married China; and Edward married Sarah SIMPSON.
3.Ann 'Nancy' b. about 174549, Bedford Co., VA; d. Fairfield Co., SC. Married Rev War soldier Richard NEELEY.
4.Isaiahb. Dec. 14, 1754, Fairfield Co., SC; d. Oct. 23, 1836, Lee Creek, Crawford Co., AR. Moved to Fairfield Co., SC with parents, and to KY after the Revolution. He appears on the tax list of Madison Co., KY on Apr. 27, 1789. Served in the Revolution 1775-1782. Married about 1780 in Fairfield Co., SC, Frances 'Fanny' COLEMAN, daughter of Robert COLEMAN and Frances MATHIS. Children of Isaiah and Fanny MOBERLY: Elijah married first Salome GUICE, and second Martha MAY; Isaiah married first Nancy GUICE, and third Mary 'Polly' KING; Sion Fountain married Barbara GUICE; possibly James; Frances married Anthony TURNEY; Vashti married Daniel TURNEY; Rebecca married Burwell COX; Sicily married first William JOHNSON, and second Guilford PLYANT; Nancy married George BRIGGS; Robert; David; and Pinkey H. married Isaac P. SPENCER.
5.Williamb. about 1756, Fairfield Co., SC; d. about 1807, Fairfield Co., SC. Married about 1786 to Nancy COLEMAN, daughter of Robert COLEMAN and Frances MATHIS. Children of William and Nancy MOBERLY: Larkin married his second cousin Lucy MOBLEY, daughter of Keziah and Colin MOBLEY;Fanny married Charles P. COLEMAN; Joab;Candace married William McGRAW; Zachariah; William C.; Green Berry married first Savilla HILL, and second Mrs. Henrietta WILSON; and Wiley .
6.Mary 'Polly'b. about 1764, Fairfield Co., SC. Married Charles COLEMAN (d. 1788, Fairfield Co., SC).
7.Susannahb. about 1766, Fairfield Co., SC. Married Isham MOBLEY, son of William MOBLEY and Anne OSBORNE. Children of Susannah and Isham MOBLEY: Isham, Jr. married Penelope; and Hester Hunt married Robert YOUNGUE.
8.Edwardb. about 1770, SC. Married about 1800 to Nancy SUTTON. Additional evidence concerning this family is desired, since some undocumented sources give earlier birth and marriage dates for Edward. Daughter of Edward and Nancy MOBERLY: Nancy J. married William DOLLINS.