Robert Sterling Moseley Jr.

23 March 1782–20 September 1829 (Age 47)
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Sterling

When Robert Sterling Moseley Jr. was born on 23 March 1782, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Cpl Robert Franklin Moseley, was 47 and his mother, Penelope Winifred Talley, was 29. He married Rebecca Adams on 1 September 1803, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Georgia, United States in 1804. He died on 20 September 1829, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Robert Sterling Moseley Jr.
Rebecca Adams
Marriage: 1 September 1803
Jesse H. Mosley
Matilda Smith Moseley
Hannerty Moseley
Emaline S Moseley
Mary Ann C. Moseley
Thomas E. Moseley
Benjamin A. Mosley
Lucinda Wyatt Moseley
Rebecca Ann Mosley
Robert Alexander Moseley
Julia Ann Moseley
Pleiades Orion Mosley

Spouse and Children

1 September 1803
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States


    Jesse H. Mosley


    Matilda Smith Moseley


    Hannerty Moseley


    Emaline S Moseley


    Mary Ann C. Moseley


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1783 · ""

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1783: Georgia Non-County Area, Georgia, United States; 1798: Mississippi Territory, United States; 1799: Pickering, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1800: Washington, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1809: Mississippi Territory, United States; 1815: Monroe, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1816: Montgomery, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1817: Montgomery, Alabama Territory, United States; 1819: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 13

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Name Meaning

English: variants Mosley . The form Moseley occurs mainly in the West Midlands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1796 Robert Mosely, Edgefield, South Carolina, "Miscellaneous probate records, 1785-1868; indexes to records, 1785-1957"
  • Robert S. Moseley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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