The first thing to remember in researching this family is that the name may be spelled Moseley, Mosley, Mosely, Mozley, and Mozeley and in my research I have seen it spelled Mousely, Mouzley, etc.Most of the research on this family was done before I started researching, but I have gone back and found afew new items and corrected a couple of errors.There are a number of people researching different branches of this family.I cannot guarantee that everything here is 100% accurate, but I believe it to be.If you know anything different or have anything to add, please feel free to do so. I can use all the help that I can get.Thank you, Mona
.EDWARD2 MOZLEY, SR.(JAMES1) was born Abt. 1735 in Lived in Amhurst Co., Bedford Co., Va. and then Wilkes Co., Ga., and died Aft. 1788 in Wilkes Co., Ga..He married MARY MCDANIEL Abt. 1758 in Probably Virginia, daughter of ARCHIBALD MCDANIEL.She was born Abt. 1740 in Va., and died Aft. 1788 in ?.
Notes for EDWARD MOZLEY, SR.:
Edward was born c. 1735-1740, but it could have been earlier.He lived in Bedford Co., Va.and also had property in Amherst Co., Va.According tothis collation, he moved to Wilkes Co., Ga. about 10 years after the Rev. War, or after 1788.
From THE GARTH FAMILYDescendants of John Garth of Virginia 1734-1986 by Rosalie Edith Rogers Davis, 1988.:
1750 Louisa Co., Va.:Walter and Edward Mouzly witnessed two deeds-one to Thomas Ross and another to Forest Green (Source:Louisa Co., VA, DB A:379-381.)
From THE DEEDS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1761-1807 AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1748-1763 by The Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis.:
pg. 41:Page 22613 Mar 1760 Francis Meriwether to EDWD.MOSLEY for 13 lbs., 166 acres E branches of Taylor Creek of Rockfish adj. Archibald Woods, Francis Athrington.
This may be part of the 247 acres of land that Edward sold back to Meriwether on May 28, 1778 Amherst Co., Deed book E that is adj. Archibald Woods and up the mountain,Archy McDaniel.
From JEFFERSON'S MEMORANDUM BOOKSAccounts with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Vol I, James A. Bear, Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, Editors, 1997.:
Nov. 23, (I don't know the year, I didn't copy that page-I have to go back and copy it.)George Douglass (Amherst) V. Edward Mousley (Amherst).Enter Caveat for 185 acres on the N. Fork of Hickory creek adjoining the lands of the said George Douglass and Edward Mousley, Amherst.Surveied in April 18, 1768.Works not yet returned.Pl. is to pay fees hereafter.Wrote to J. May by Patr. Henry and inclosed 5/9 to enter it.
Note:Feb. 25,1788Bedford Co., Va.Deed Book 8, p 277
Edward Mozley and wife Mary sold to John B. Trent for 100 pounds current money one tract of land in Bedford Co. lying on both sides of the Troughf Branchof Stony Fork of Goos Creek containing by estimation 200 acres.Signed by Edward Mosley and Mary Mosley.Note:This is the same property bought by Edward Mousley 29 Nov 1785.
In a copy of the INDEX TO MARRIAGE BONDS, VIRGINIA--1754-1870, Reel 57, p. 33,General Index to Marriage Bonds, Licenses, Minister's Returns, etc.for Bedford Co., Va.--Husbands that was obtained from the Va. State Library by Raymond Mozley:(Copy that I have has month and day cut off.)
--, -, 1777, Moseley, Arthur married Nancy Trigg, dau. of Mary; Bond.
--, -, 1784,, William married Nancy Irvine; Robert Cowan Surety; Bond
--, -, 1785,EDWIN (#171, Raymond's notation)married SARAH GATHRIGHT(#172)Minister's Return in Canvas Book
--, -, 1799,Arthur married Pamelia Crump; Caleb Tate, Jr. Surety; Bond, M.R. in canvas book.
--, -, 1803,John married Elizabeth Crump;John Trigg's consent:Bond.
--, -, 1835, Mosely, George C.married Mary D. Whitlock;Robert Kelso, Surety; Bond, M.R. in Burlap Book.
--, -, 1836, Mosley, Daniel married Catherine Greenwood, dau. of Richard;Bond, License and Min. Return.
I don't know who all these people are, except Edwin who married Sarah Gathright.
In the MAGAZINE OF VIRGINIA GENEALOGY, VOL. 35, NO. 2, Winter of 1996,pg. 101-105, "The Ten Thousand Name Petition Transcribed by Jean Pickett Hall"there is a discussion of the petition presented by the Baptists in 1770 requesting equal treatment under the Toleration Act .These petitions were noted in the Journal of the House of Burgesses.These petions culiminated in a 10,000 name petition which was initiated withthe Baptists but was signed by a number of people who were of other religions.This 10,000 name petition was a composite of petitions that were circulated and then the wording of the petition was cut off and each petitions signatures were cut off and pasted to the original creating a continuous roll with 10,000 signatures.A 'Memorial" and Petition that was dated Nov. 1, 1776 was signed by a "Edwert MousLgy" who I believe to be Edward Mozley, our ancestor.In this petition, it was set forth that there were still many who were violent for a reestablishment of the Episcopal Church and that it was preferred by the bulk of the people that it was an injustice to establish any one religion dominion over people who worshiped the same God, struggled for the same cause, giving these people preference over others.Also these people felt that it was an injustice to require the religious Secretary to contribute to the support of that church, making it difficult to support public worship in the way and manner that they choose.The petitioners wanted every religious denomination to be on equal footing, supported by their members, independent fo each other.Edward signed with others of Albemarle, Amherst, and Buckingham, Virginia.
This comes from Frank Parker Hudson posted on Genforum for Harris Jan. 28, 2000.:
I have no interest in the surname Harris, but I thought this gem might be of use to someone:
"Wilkes County Land Court Minutes, 1785", p 64: 4 July 1785Ordered that heirs of David Harris have a warrant for 300 acres. The above was struck thru, and the following substituted:Ordered that Peter Harris, Patrick Harris, and John Harris, heirs of David Harris, deceased, have a warrant for 300 acres on Long Creek joining Walker, Allen, and MOZLEY'S land, in lieu of an old warrant of their deceased father."
Notes for MARY MCDANIEL:
We have not found a marriage for Edward and Mary McDaniel.It is not proven that Mary is the dau. of Archibald McDaniel.In 1778,Amherst Co., Va.,Archy McDaniel lived next to Edward Mousley (Mozley).Family Tradition says that Mary McDaniel married Edward Mozley, Sr.Archibald McDaniel was used as a family name for many generations.Edward and Mary Mozley named their son Archibald, and James H., another son, named his son Archibald McDaniel Mozley.This followed down thru the generations.
Children of EDWARD MOZLEY and MARY MCDANIEL are:
2. i. JAMES H.3 MOZLEY, b. Abt. 1760, Va.; d. September 25, 1835, Marshall Co., Tennessee.
3. ii. SARAH ELIZABETH MOZLEY, b. Abt. 1761, Va.; d. Aft. 1832, Adams Co., Ohio.
iii. ARCHIBALD MOZLEY, b. Abt. 1762, Va.; d. Unknown, Bedford Co., Tenn..
Notes for ARCHIBALD MOZLEY:
Raymond Mozley put in his geneology report that this Archibald married Sarah Vaden and moved to Alabama.In reading through N.A. Mozley's collation, I believe that this is not correct.I don't know who this Archibald married.N.A. wrote, "James (my grandfather's uncle) sons married and emigrated as follows:
Caleb married---Betsey Murray
Turner's wife's name is unknown.He married, however, and emigrated to Alabama.
Archibald married---Sarah Vaden, and went to Alabama."
James, above,is the son of Edward and Mary McDanielsand brother to this Archibald.N.A. did not address the marriage of this Archibald for whatever reason.
There is a marriage in THREE CENTURIES OF MOZLEYS compiled by the Mozley Family Roots Center, Published by Three Centuries, 1181 S Parker RD #105, Denver Colo. 80231 for ARCHIBALD MOZLEYin Maury Co., Tenn. to HIXY HIGHT, source Mozley Fam. Rec., July 9, 1836.I don't know who this Archibald is.
4. iv. EDWARD "EDWIN" MOZLEY, JR., b. Bet. 1763 - 1764, Virginia; d. Abt. 1820, Wilkes or Walton County, Georgia.
5. v. CATHERINE MOZLEY, b. Abt. 1767, Va.; d. Unknown, Tenn..
6. vi. DAVID MOZLEY, b. Bet. 1770 - 1780, Va.; d. Abt. 1850, Rabun Co., Ga..
7. vii. JOHN MOZLEY, b. November 03, 1771, Virginia; d. June 10, 1849, Johnson Co., Illinois.
viii. MARY "POLLY" MOZLEY, b. Abt. 1773, Va.; d. Unknown.
Notes for MARY "POLLY" MOZLEY:
Willian H. Vadon appointed guardian of John Mosely, son of Polly Mosely.WilkesCo., Ga. Minutes of Inferior Court, 1817-1824.Early Records of Georgia, Vols. I and II, Wilkes County.Davidson, 1932.William Vaden is the husband of Catherine, sister of Polly, according to notarized and signed copy of letter written by N.A. Mozleydated December 12, 1893.N.A. (Norman Adolphus) is the son of Archibald T., son of John N., son of John, son of Edward, son of James, who is reported to be from England and the progenator of this geneology.(That James is the progenator of this line is not proven yet.)I have not found another "Polly"Mozley in my data.John probably not the son of this Polly, but I don't know who he is the son of.Obviously a close relative.
8. ix. MARTHA "PATSY" MOZLEY, b. 1780, Va.; d. January 17, 1867, Ga..