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Re: More References
Posted by: Debra Rabe Patek (ID *****9505) Date: May 30, 2002 at 18:00:38
In Reply to: Re: More References by Susan M Lathrum of 1613

Hi Susan,

I'll keep my eyes open for information about the Moffetts and Ritchies.

I looked up Robert Moffett in the Gazette index and the only other references I found for him were two "letters at the post office" articles (1790). Other Moffetts listed in the Gazette were William, George, John and Thomas. The only significant one was the following:

Volume X, Number 540, 15 July 1797
"George Moffett, 12 July 1797, regarding a land claim. Mentions: William Steele (living on Dry Run in Scott County), John Moffett and Thomas Moffett.

In another book of early KY pioneer records, Robert Moffett is listed as the executor of a Will written by Alexander Hannah July 21, 1785 in Lincoln County, KY. Other mentions include Alexander's wife (Isable), sisters (Elizabeth Wylie, Jean Moffet, Margaret Galbraith), brother (John Hannah). Witnesses: James Davis, Hugh Galbraith and Robert Moore. (Will Book A, p. 191).

Harry Enoch's book, "In Search of Morgan's Station", mentions a Moffett as an early settler of current day Bath County:

"The original settlers in the area were the Robinson brothers--William, Hugh and John--and their sister Rebecca, who was married to William Moffett. They came out from Pennsylvania in 1791. Their nearest neighbor was Thomas Montgomery, whose station was four miles south (just across from present Montgomery County line)".


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