Looking for male Moseleys interested in participating in DNA testing for genealogy purposes (cheek swab) for the Moseley/Mosley/Mosely surname group project at www.familytreedna.com
, particularly descendants of William Moseley b. about 1624 England who was transported to the Rappahannock River area of VA about 1650, and who married Martha Brasseur. Their purported children were: Elizabeth b.?, William b. 1660 m. Hannah Hawkins, Edward b. 1662 m. Elizabeth Wilson, Robert b. 1664 m. Martha Reeves and Benjamin b. 1666 m. Elizabeth Thompson.
Descendants of William and Hannah Hawkins' son William b. 1690 VA d. 1769 NC?, m. Elizabeth LNU comprise the majority of the participants in the project and the results confirm a close relationship.
The children of William b. 1690 and Elizabeth LNU purportedly: William b. 1724 VA m. Sarah LNU (possibly Mason); John b. 1726 m. Anne Williams; Thomas b. 1728 m. Mary LNU; Robert b. 1735 m. 1st Mary LNU and 2nd Penelope Talley; Benjamin b. 1737 m. Winnie Myrick?; and Elizabeth b. 1732 m. William Sessums.
William Moseley b. 1724 VA who married Sarah Mason? emigrated to the Bute Co./Tar River area of NC before 1768, and then to Edgefield/96 District SC before 1788. We have DNA representatives for this line.
John settled in the Buffalo Creek area of NC. We do not have a DNA representative for this line.
Thomas moved to Edgecomb Co., NC by 1753 and then to the 96 District, SC by 1767. We have DNA representatives from this line, including descendants of Brantley Moseley b. 1755 who married Sarey Phillips and lived Screven Co., GA.
Robert died in Edgefield/96 District in 1796. We have a DNA representative for this line.
Benjamin moved to Wilkes Co., GA (with mother Elizabeth). We do not have a DNA representative of this line.
We are also hoping to find male Moseleys descended from the children of William Moseley b. about 1750 who m. Sarah LNU (probably Muse) who died October 23, 1812 in Barnwell District, SC. Their sons: William, Jr. b. about 1770 NC/SC d. 1832 Barnwell District, SC m. Sarah Cushman; James b. 1768 d. 1828 m. Mary Ann Wooten; Absolom/Absalom b. 1772 m. Mary Richardson; Mason b. 1777 d. 1806 m. Mary An Lang; Joab b. 1776 m. ?. They also had daughters Hannah/Nancy b. about 1778 m. FNU Randall, and Sarah b. about 1780 m. FNU Blalock.
Also looking for male Moseleys descended from William Moseley b. 1770 and Sarah Cushman Moseley's sons: Mason L. Moseley b. 1808 m. Eliza McCreary (6 children, at least 2 sons, names unknown); Loren R. Moseley b. 1810 m. Mary Ann McCreary (at least 1 son, Jesse); Rudolphus b. 1812 m. ? (possibly lived Augusta, GA area late as 1870); Nathaniel/Nathan E. Moseley b. 1814.
I am personally looking for descendants of William and Sarah Cushman's son James R. Moseley, b. 1808 and his wife, Rebecca McCreary Moseley, for possible DNA testing and to share information. My great great Grandfather was their son, James R. Moseley, Jr. b. 1838 m. Emma Felder. Other sons were William "Willie" F. Moseley b. 1844 who m. Ella LNU, and who had 1 daughter and 2 sons, James Rolen Moseley b. 1874 m. Mamie Whalen; and Joseph H. Moseley b. 1876. James Rolen also had a son named James R. Moseley b. 1903 Aiken Co., SC.
We have two descendants of KY Moseleys in the project, Clement Moselely b. NC d. KY and Nathaniel Faris Moseley b. 1835 KY m. Mary Polly Moore. The representatives from these two lines are not a close match, either to each other or the other participants, and we would like to find more KY Moseleys to be tested and make a connection for these participants.
We also have a representative from these Moseley/Mosley/Mosely lines:
James Baxter Moseley b. after 1769 Albermarle, VA d. 11/6/1820 m. Mary Jane Henrietta Fowler who was descended from Arthur (Holland to VA) Moseley (1 test participant, results pending);
William B. Moseley b. about 1794 Edgefield Co., SC d. about 1842 Butler Co., AL m. Judea Cheatham (no male participant who can take the test for this line);
James M. Mosely, Sr. b. about 1800 ? m. Mary Lesby/Leslie, whose son James, Jr. b. about 1826 d. about 1876 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA. (no male participant who can take the test for this line).
We also have one descendant of a Native American Moseley ancestor who declines to be identified in the project, nor do I know the name of his earliest ancestor. We have heard from several Moseley descendants believing they have Native American blood. We would like to see more Moseleys with Native American ancestry test.
If anyone is interested in joining our project, either as a test participant or as a member of our genealogy research group, please contact me. All Moseleys, regardless of the spelling of the surname, are welcome.