I am looking for information on Joseph Mosely who lived in Bowling Green Ky. Then moved to White Co. Tenn. His wife was Martha Pace. He is my gggrandfather. Their Children were Mahala b1849, Sarah (Sallie) b 1851, William Henry b 1853, Andrew Jackson (Jack) b May 1856, Joseph II, b 1860, America Arminda b 1864, James Jamus (my ggrandfather) b Sept 1860, John S. b May 1870, and Possibly Dicy Ann.
All the Mosleys fought for the south during THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, but this Joseph Mosley Sr, was a hero and in the History of White Co. Tenn. it states that at the time he lived on Gum Spring Mountain and a band of rebels were hiding in a cave. He carried food and water to them each day. Somehow the Union soldiers found out about it and tried to make Joe tell where they were. He would not do so, so they han ged him three times trying to make him tell where the rebels were hiding. The last time they hanged him when they cut him down he asked for a drink of water, one of the union soldiers ran to the spring and brought him a cup of water. Then he said, "Old man, I gave you water, now tell me where they are hiding out." Joe said " I would rather die than tell on my southern brothers."The history books say they found the soldiers, but Joe Mosley always said that they never did and he carried food and water to them until the end of the war.