Mordecai Moseley

Malebefore 1744–28 November 1826

Brief Life History of Mordecai

When Mordecai Moseley was born before 1744, in Prince George's, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, John Mosley, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Mawdesley, was 23. He married Rebekah Duvall about 1775, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 28 November 1826, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, and was buried in Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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Mordecai Moseley
Rebekah Duvall
Marriage: about 1775
Malinda Moseley
Dorcas Mosley
Sarah Mosley
Martha Mosley
Anna Mosley
Ruth Mosley

Sources (4)

  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
  • Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1775Franklin, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 14

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 36

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Moseley by Birmingham (Worcestershire) or, less probably, from Moseley near Worcester (Worcestershire) or Moseley in West Dean (Gloucestershire). Moseley by Birmingham probably takes its name from an Old English personal name Mūsa or Old English mūs ‘mouse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The other placenames derive from Old English mos ‘moss, bog’ + lēah.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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