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Conrad Moll may have been the son of Christophel Moll and a first wife who died before Christophel arrived in Philadelphia.It has been suggested that Christophel Moll was a widower with two children when he married Anna Catharina.Conrad was less than sixteen years old when he landed at the port of Philadelphia with Johan Stoffel Moll and Johan Michail Moll.
[Gene Rooks, research. The Pennsylvania Gazette. Item #23376, June 28, 1759, filed from Charles Town in South Carolina, May 12.]
"According to Letters received yesterday from Gentlemen of Repute in Rowan County, in North Carolina, upon the North Borders of this Province, dated the 28th of April, and 1st, 3d, and 5th Insant, many horrid Murders have lately been committed by Indians, on the Yadkin and Catawba Rivers.The Number of People killed, in some Letters, are said to be 13 or 14, in others 17 or 18; and the Murderers are supposed to be Cherokees, tho they may as well be Shawanese, or of those Indians who were prevailed on to quit the Ohio with the French Garrison of Fort Duquesne.Among the Killed are named John SNAP, Thomas ELLIS, Thomas ADAMS, Daniel HOLSEY, and Joseph RENTFORD, in the upper Branch of the Yadkin; John HANNAH, and his Family (supposed to be 7 in Number) near Fort Dobbs, and Conrad MULL, on the Catawba River.The Catawba Nation was greatly exasperated on this Occasion, as soon as they heard of the Murders, sent out 30 of their best Warriors, under Capt. Matthew Tool, in Pursuit of the Enemy.In the mean time all the Frontier Inhabitants are very much alarmed, many of them have desisted Planting, and others are fortifying themselves..........By some Accounts received since our last, there is hardly any Room to doubt, that they were Lower Cherokees who committed the late horrid Murders in Rowan County, North Carolina........May 30.We hear proper Measures have been taken by the Administration here, for obtaining effectual Satisfaction forthe outrageous Breach of Treaty, and impudent and barbarous Insult committed by those Cherokees, in murdering and scalping the Rowan Settlers."