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Re: Elijah Moseley, V.D.M, of Putnam Co.
Posted by: Charles Lewis (ID *****9915) Date: November 22, 2005 at 19:15:38
In Reply to: Elijah Moseley, V.D.M, of Putnam Co. by Jim Boyd of 798

I do not have information on William Moseley. Here is what I have on Rev. Elijah Moseley:

Rev. Elijah Mosley
-Born 1/8/1767 Brunswick Co VA
-1777 Migrated with family to Chatham Co NC
-Migrated 1782 with family to Wilkes Co GA
-1790 Elbert Co split from Wilkes Co GA
-Married 1795 in Wilkes Co GA to Ann Buckley b. c. 1769 in Virginia
-Married 1803 in Elbert Co GA to Susannah Hubbard b. 1770 in Virginia
-9/5/1807 Baldwin (now Putnam) Co GA Records
Elijah [Moseley] was ordained 5 Sep 1807, and was preaching at the Crooked Creek Baptist Church in 1808. . .in Putnam Co GA.
-12/1807 Putnam Co split from Baldwin Co GA
-1813 Putnam Co GA Tax List: Elijah Moseley
-1813-1814 War of 1812 Military Service: Sgt. Elijah Moseley
Enlisted 30 Sep 1813, Alexander's Battalion, Georgia Militia:
Able to "fight all day and to preach all night," whichever was demanded. . .promoted to Sgt. 8 Jan 1814. . .severely wounded the morning of 27 Jan 1814 in the battle of Calabee Valley. . .dismissed on March 6, 1814 on account of his wound.
Hosea Holcombe, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama, West Jefferson Co. Historical Soc. 1974, AL, pp. 132-134:

The Calabee battle was fought on the 27th of January,1814. There were 1500 whites and 500 friendly Indians. Elder E. Monty [sic] of Putnam Co., Georgia, who had volunteered in Capt. Adams' company of riflemen, was in this battle. The Indians brought on the attack in the night, 17 whites were killed, and 132 wounded. Of the Indians 40 were found dead, but the number of wounded could not be ascertained.
. . .
Here, through this, then wilderness country, the glorious gospel of the blessed God was promulgated again and again, in the army in 1814, by our sainted brother E. Mosely, who was the first man that sounded the gospel trumpet in Macon Co. During the war, he was wounded in the mouth by a ball from the enemy. His precious dust rests in the silent grave in Dallas Co. . . .
-5/22/1817 Putnam Co GA Probate Proceedings
Putnam Co GA Will Book A-1808-1822, p.108:
Elijah Mosley was a executor of the will of James Rutledge along with Rebecca, the wife of deceased, and Thomas Rutledge one of the sons. 
-1820 Putnam Co GA Census: Elijah Moseley
-1821 First Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Dallas Co AL
-Died 9/14/1822 Dallas Co AL
-Buried Old Providence Cemetery, Dallas Co AL

Of note, I have an Arseneth Seale b. 1810 in GA who married into my Lee Family of Lamar Co MS. Was she the daughter of this couple?


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