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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Family Time Line

Robert Sterling Moseley Jr.
1782–1829
Rebecca Adams
1789–1839
Marriage: 1 September 1803
Jesse H. Mosley
1804–1837
Matilda Smith Moseley
1806–1857
Hannerty Moseley
1807–1808
Emaline S Moseley
1807–1873
Mary Ann C. Moseley
1811–1859
Thomas E. Moseley
1811–1859
Benjamin A. Mosley
1813–1833
Lucinda Wyatt Moseley
1815–1874
Rebecca Ann Mosley
1817–1832
Robert Alexander Moseley
1818–1894
Julia Ann Moseley
1822–1854
Pleiades Orion Mosley
1824–1858

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1803
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States
children

(12)

    Jesse H. Mosley

    Male1804–1837Male

    Matilda Smith Moseley

    Female1806–1857Female

    Hannerty Moseley

    Female1807–1808Female

    Emaline S Moseley

    Female1807–1873Female

    Mary Ann C. Moseley

    Female1811–1859Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+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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