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Moseley''s with Cherokee heritage.

Moseley''s with Cherokee heritage.

Michael Moseley (View posts)
Posted: 12 Dec 1999 5:10PM GMT
I am looking for any information on Moseley's from Oklahoma. They are of native american decent. Moseley might have been an aquired last name. The only information I have is my grandfather was Orville Moseley b.1910-1920. His father was John W(Willis or Wesley) unknown birth. Both were said to be Preachers and possibly served in the Military.

John W. Moseley

John Moseley (View posts)
Posted: 13 Dec 1999 2:32PM GMT
You mentioned military, so I checked the Confederate Roster and there are listings for
four John W. Moseley's: AL, GA, MO and SC. Do
you know what state he resided in or likely candidates?

John W Moseley

Michael Moseley (View posts)
Posted: 13 Dec 1999 10:38PM GMT
Yes I know he resided in Missouri and Oklahoma, and possibly the Carolinas as he was of Cherokee heritage. I am also wondering if the name Moseley wasn't aquired in the service as I have researched Cherokee heritage. I have found that the Indians would take the last name of the Commanding Officer of their unit. They would also take the last name of a white man whom they respected or admired. This fact has made it nearly impossible to go any farther back in my family tree. Any more info on the military records would be appreciated. I believe he was born around 1860-1880. Thanks for the post.

Possible Cherokee Heritage

Wendell G. Moseley (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2000 5:00PM GMT
My great grandfather was Gilbert Taylor Moseley. He was born in 1854. His parents were Jimmy and Mary Moseley. Mary surname was Keton, but we know nothing about her. It has been said that she was Indian. Gilbert was born near Pulaski, Tennessee, but the place of birth was across the county line from Giles County in Lincoln County. He and his wife had 2 children and then moved to Collin County, Texas in the 1880s. My family only vaguely knows that Gilbert's parents came from North Carolina. I do not even know where to start looking for the ancestors from North Carolina.


David Cornsilk (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2000 10:52AM GMT
I am a Cherokee genealogist and would like to make a correction to your post. It is possible that some Indian soldiers may have taken the surname of their commanding officer and some Cherokees took on the names of people they respected or admired. Neither practice was very common and in fact, I have not found a single incidence of a Cherokee soldier taking the name of his commanding officer. Generalizations about Indian cultural practices can create misleading research efforts and distorts the endangered culture of the Cherokee people.

Cherokee Heirtage?

FrancesEngel (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2001 6:46PM GMT
Edited: 6 Jul 2001 3:21AM GMT
What do you charge to research?

Our family Bible has Calthea Christensen b. 1 Oct 1826 in TN. She died 18 May 1912 in Lincoln Co. NM. Thru a genealogical magazine I met another person researching a Calthea and her husband Levi Martin Current who married a Calthea Gibson in 1849 in MO. Even though she is listed as Calthea Christensen in our Bible, my gggrandmother married Levi Martin Current.

There are family stories about my Grandmother Calthea's heirtage and her husband's attitude that break my heart. My father has told me some, as did Calthea's baby daughter who lived near Dallas, TX.

My great-grandmother was born near Ft. Griffin, Stephens, TX. Even though there were still Indian raids in that area during her childhood, her family was never bothered--supposedly because of Calthea's Indian heirtage.

Do you believe there any truth to the information concerning "shovel teeth" shapes being found only in American Indians?

My father will be eighty years old in April. His health is poor but his mind is lucid. I would like to document this family legend for him.

If I can afford your services, I would like to hire you while my father still lives.

I have photographs of Calthea, her husband Levi and of their daughter that bear out the family stories concerning Calthea's bloodlines.

Thank you. Frances R.

Moseley/Mosley Cherokee Connection

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 2001 8:06PM GMT
Oddly enough, although I do not recognize the names of your ancestors, I also have been trying to track down my Cherokee heritage. I hit a dead end with my great grandfather, John Wesley Mosley, born 1869 and died 1957. I can't find his relatives. He died in Choctaw County, Alabama. I found a John Mosley who was registered as a Seminole, but once again, can't make the connection.

If anyone has any information, I'd love to hear from you. My email address is Thanks!

Re: Moseley''s with Cherokee heritage.

JettRobinson72 (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jun 2001 11:47AM GMT
Surnames: Mosley
June 28, 2001
I have a John Wesley Mosley - let me know more about the name you have. Looking for information on Cherokee heritage - and old Mosley/Mosley pictures.
Jett Mosley Robinson

Re: Moseley''s with Cherokee heritage.

Nicole (View posts)
Posted: 11 Dec 2001 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a Cherokee great-great grandmother named Emma Moseley who had an aunt named Julie Moseley. They were both from Oklahoma. They moved to Louisiana (Colfax or Winfield). Emma Moseley married my great-great grandfather Swafford (I don't remember his first name). I would guess that Emma and Julie would have moved to Louisiana sometime in the early 1900s or 20s.

I have a picture of Emma.

Re: Moseley''s with Cherokee heritage.

dmosley550 (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2003 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query

I show that Clemen T. Moseley, born 6/15/1798 and died 11/3/1850 also had a son by the name of EDMUND W. MOSLEY, b.1814, died after 1872, who was the father of JOHN WESLEY MOSELEY b.1844. This John Wesley was my great grandfather. My grandfather was BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MOSELEY b. 1880. We could possibly be related, but some of the info was not lining up.
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