Moseley Family Genealogy Forum
Is there any documented evidence for the first and/or second wives of Robert Moseley. My husband is descended from Martha (Patsy) Moseley Stallings and we would very much like to know who her mother was. Below is our summary of the information we have at present about this family. We welcome additions or corrections.
ROBERT AND _____ MOSELEY
Name: Robert Moseley Name: ?
Birth: ca 1725? (See text,)*
Buckingham Co. VA?
Edgefield Dist, SC
Other marriage:#2 or #3 Penelope Talley
His Descendants: (By wife # 1 and possibly wife # 2): Rachel, Elizabeth.
Sara, MARTHA "PATSY", Susan, Mary, Edward, John; (By Penelope): Anna,
Lydia Williams, Robert S. ,Jesse, Daniel, Grace, Thomas, Penelope.
All of the information which we have about Robert Moseley has been
obtained from published information. Unfortunately there is conflicting
information in some of the published accounts. His date of birth has
been shown as 1725 and 1731. We have not seen any documentary reference
to confirm either date. Some sources indicate that Robert Moseley's
first wife may have been Sarah Turpin with marriage dates mentioned as
1742 or 1752 and that Mary Bransford was his second wife. The 1742 date
seems a bit early even if 1725 is the correct date for Robert's birth.
Other researchers mention Mary Bransford or Mary Anderson or Mary
Bransford Anderson as wife #1. One source suggests that Arthur Moseley
(1655-1721) of Henrico Co VA had a son Robert who married Sarah Turpin
and that our Robert may be their son. Additional research will be
required and could be quite interesting. If, indeed, Robert is connected
to Arthur Moseley there are established lineages with the Ligon and
Penelope Talley was either his second or third wife and this marriage
took place about 1777. The fact that she was his last wife is confirmed
by his will. Penelope's first daughter Anna was born in 1778 and the
names and birthdates of her children seem to be well documented.
Robert Moseley was a soldier in the Revolution in South Carolina
Militia, Col. Leroy Hammond's Regiment. Roster of South Carolina
Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss states on page
706 "He enlisted in the Fifth Regiment on 30 March 1776 as a corporal.
He was not on the rolls after 19 May 1776. He served in the militia
after the fall of Charleston and supplied beef during 1781 and 1782".
(Note: The fall of Charleston occurred late spring 1780. He received a
bounty land grant of 200 acres in Edgefield District on the west side of
Cedar Creek in 1784. On the 27th of June, 1785 he was issued an indent
for four pounds, fourteen shillings and three pence, 1/4 sterling for
Robert's will made 6 Jan 1796 was witnessed by Lewis and Daniel Tillman
and Mary Stallings. We do not know what the relationship may have been
between Mary Stallings and MALACHI STALLINGS although there probably was
a connection since Malachi was married to Robert's daughter MARTHA
Robert's will is the source of the married names of the older
daughters. Rachel married Thomas Davis. Elizabeth married a Vann, Sara
married a Hagood, MARTHA married MALACHI STALLINGS, Susannah married an
Adams, Mary married Derick Holsonbacke, Edward married Martha Butler and
died in Montgomery Co AL in 1834 but there is no information about John.
Anna married Eleazer Jeter and died 1847 in Alabama; Lydia married (I)
Luke Williams, (2) Elisha Moseley and died in AL in 1843; Robert married
Rebecca Smith Adams and died in AL 1829; Jesse, Daniel and Penelope
married Mildred, Sarah (Sally) and John Copeland respectively, children
of Richard and Sally Copeland. Daniel and Sarah moved to Texas. There is
no information about Gracey except that she was born in 1790. Thomas was
born In 1792 and is probably the Thomas Moseley who was also an early
settler in Montgomery Co AL.
A number of Robert's children were early settlers in Montgomery Co AL in
the area near Pintlala and there are connections between them and
Ronnie's ancestors on the Sellers side of his family.
Edgefield District SC Will Book A Part 1, 1783-1797 P 98
Stallings Family Records Dr James Henry Stallings Ppl63-164 (He credits
Mr. Franklin S. Moseley, Eutaw, AL.)
Data compiled by F.S. Moseley, Eutaw, AL 35462 and sent to us by his
South Carolinians in the Revolution Sara Sullivan Ervin P 130
Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby
Gilmer Moss 1983
Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South
Carolina Growing out of the Revolution: Books R-T By A.S. Salley P.275
Edgefield County, South Carolina Records by Janie Revell Pp, 160-163
Information from the Moseley "Vertical File" at the Alabama Archives