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Re: Mary Mosley of Bedford Co Va
Posted by: Mona Herrin (ID *****5314) Date: April 22, 2012 at 04:37:44
In Reply to: Mary Mosley of Bedford Co Va by ollie clarke of 2093

What do you have on the Leftwiches? My Mozleys were in Louisa Co., VA by 1750, then Amherst? and/or Bedford Co., VA by 1760, and then Bedford Co., VA before 1788. They moved to GA about 1790. Walter Mozley, presumed brother of Edward (oral history) was the over-seer for Thomas Jefferson on some of his properties. Edward, my ancestor, lived and owned land in Amherst. He was younger than Walter by a few years. Edward is said by some researchers to have been born c 1735, but I believe that he was born a few years earlier because he and Walter witnessed a deed in Louisa Co in 1750.

There is no record that we can find that they had a sister-altho in the oral history that Norman Adolphus Mozley wrote down for his niece, as told to him by his grandfather, there is said to have been a sister who married Obediah Trent. It has been proven that this was actually a daughter of Walter who married Obediah Trent. So we have assumed that there was no sister.

There was another Mosley family in Bedford Co., VA-I believe that the head was John Mosley but I am not sure. We have not been able to establish any relationship between the families-the Mozleys by DNA being unique from all the other Moseley/Mosley/Mosely families in VA in the 1700s.

I am curious tho about this, wondering if there Walter and Edward had a sister. I am not sure that they had the social and economic presence to have married into the Leftwich family tho. That was an important consideration back in those days.

Good Luck!

Mona Herrin


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