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Moses McKay, Sr. (b. Abt. 1720, d. July 17, 1777)Moses McKay, Sr. (son of Robert McKay, Sr. and Mary) was born Abt. 1720 in Freehold, NJ or Chester,PA or Cecil Co., MD, and died July 17, 1777 in VA.He married Mary Jobe on 1748 in VA, daughter of Abraham Jobe and Elizabeth Whits.
Notes for Moses McKay, Sr.:
Born:Abt. 1720 in Freehold, NJ or Chester Co, PA or Cecil Co, MD per Dee Ann Buck book
Died:July 17, 1777 in VA per war record and Quaker records
Married: Mary Jobe 1748 in VA per Dee Ann Buck book, daughter of Abraham Job and Elizabeth Whitson
Moses McKay, youngest son of Robert McKay, Sr., was married to Mary Job and had six children (Isaac, Abraham, Jeremiah, Moses Jr., William, and Rachel.According to church records, most of Moses's brother and sisters converted to Baptist, but Moses stayed independent.This interesting story is sited in Quaker records:
"1757 Record of Wm. Reckitt at or near Crooked Run:We had a meeting at Crooked Run, 22 miles South of Hopewell on the first day, the 18 da. 12 Mo.It was a good meeting.On the second day we set forward through the woods, and over the hills and rocks, crossing several large creeks.We came in the evening to Moses MacKoy, and had a meeting there next day.They were an unsettled people, yet assented to truth; but were not fully convinced in their minds concerning the sufficiency of it; having an eye to outward shadows.I left them in good will."
Moses served in the Frederick County, Virginia Militia in Captain Henry Speaks' Company during the years of 1756-1760.Moses also served in the Revolutionary War in Captain David Steel's Company, 13th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel William Russell.On July 17, 1777, Moses drowned while serving in the Revolutionary War.
More About Moses McKay, Sr. and Mary Jobe:
Marriage: 1748, VA.
Children of Moses McKay, Sr. and Mary Jobe are:
- Issac McKay, Sr, b. July 25, 1750, Fredick Co., VA, d. Abt. 1796, Fredick Co., VA.
- +Abraham McKay, Sr., b. Abt. 1752, VA, d. May 07, 1823, TN.
- Jeremiah McKay, Sr., b. Abt. 1754, Fredick Co., VA, d. 1827, Shenendoah Co., VA.
- Moses McKay, Jr., b. Abt. 1758, Frederick Co., VA, d. March 04, 1822, Clay Co., MO.
- Wililim McKay, b. Abt. 1760, d. date unknown.
- Rachel McKay, b. Abt. 1761, Frederick Co., VA, d. date unknown, Cocke Co., TN.