James Moses and some of his descendants
Compiled by his great-granddaughter Ethel Runnels Elser
Notes by Al Zopp May/2000
JAMES MOSES was born in England in the late 1700's and was the son of one WILLIAM MOSES, according to information furnished by his grand-daughter, LOUISA ALLEN MOSES ROGERS. Whether he came to America after reaching adulthood or was brought by his parents as a child, is not known by the writer. He married POLLY ADKINS, also born in England, and their home was in Boutetourt County, Virginia. He was a farmer and they were members of the Methodist Church. He later moved to Greenbrier County, Virginia.
For a clearer understanding it seems desirable to give a brief history of the counties of Virginia at that time and also the formation of the state of West Virginia at a later date. Rockbridge County was taken of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties in 1778. The same year in which Greenmbrier County was formed. Alleghany County was formed in 1822 from the three counties of Bath, Monroe and Boutetourt. The part of Rockbridge County where the Natural Bridge is was originally a part of Boutetourt County.
West Virginia was claimed by France until the close of the French and Indian War in 1763. Sioux Indians also claimed it but in 1768 ceded their rights to England. It then became a part of Virginia. When Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, the western counties met and set up a separate government as the inhabitants of the western counties remained loyal to the Federal Government. The Western Counties became West Virginia and was made & separate state in 1863. It was settled chiefly by German and Scotch-Irish of Protestant faith from settlements farther north. Greenbrier County, West Va. of which Lewisburg is the county seat, adjoins Alleghany Co., Va. Fincastle is the county seat of Boutetourt County, Va.
The exact date when JAMES MOSES moved his family from Boutetourt County to Greenbrier is not known but likely it was about 1850 as part of his children were already grown and married. Following is a Brief of Deed showing the first purchase of land in Greenbrier County by any of the MOSES name.
Deed Book l9, Page 112. Greenbrier County, W. Va.
Grantor: Alex. McClung Sr. of Greenbrier Co. Va.
Grantee: JAMES MOSES of same county and state
Description: 100 acres more or less on Meadow River in Greenbrier County, Va.JAMES MOSES and Polly Adkins MOSES were the parents of eight children, all born in Boutetourt County. It has not been possible to obtain birth dates of all, therefore the order of their births as given may not be correct.
Date: April 1, 1851
William Taylor b. 1815. Jacob b. ----. Sophia b. ----
Allen James and his twin b. March 5, 1824. Twin died young.
Charlotte b. March 26, 1826. Susan W. b. ----.
Jefferson Davis b. May 29, 1835.
JAMES MOSES was a farmer and apparently also a merchant on a small scale, as there appears on the records a transfer of property to his son Allen J. MOSES.
Deed Book 19, Greenbrier County, West Va.Description: Tract of land conveyed to said JAMES MOSES by Alexander McClung, Sr. containing 100 acres more or less being the tract said MOSES now resides on. One Bay horse, one milk cow, one calf, five head of hogs, all goods now in the store consisting of dry goods and groceries Also household and kitchen furniture to secure the payment of a debt of Five hundred dollars due by bond to Rebecca Black, executed Oct.15, l851. Transfer of property dated Feb. 17, 1852. JAMES MOSES died in 1867 and is buried in Black Cemetery at Rupert, Greenbrier Co, West Va. His wife POLLY ADKINS MOSES died in 1871 and is buried at Lafayette, Montgomery, Va. She spent her last days with her daughter, Charlotte Moses Butt.
Grantor: JAMES MOSES of Greenbrier Co. Va.
Grantee: ALLEN J. MOSES of same state and county
There appears on the early records of Boutetourt Co., Va. two agreements whereby MOSES men bound themselves unto the Governor of the Commonwealth of Va. in the sum of $150.00 each. "Known all men by these presents that we JOHN MOSES & CARY PITZER - are held & firmly bound into James P. Preston esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of One Hundred & fifty dollars current money to -.which payment well and- truly to be made to the one said Governor & his successors we bind our Heirs, Executors & Administrators3 Jointly & Severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated the 10th day of Decem 1817.
The condition of the above obligation is such whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had & solemnized between the above JOHN MOSES & JANE WOOD Daughter of Zachariah Wood of this County----.
If therefore there be no lawful cause of impediment to obstruct said marriage, then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue." Signed by JOHN MOSES and Carey Pitzer.
"Acknowledged by me Zachariah Wood this 9th day of December 1817 that
I am willing that my Daughter Jane Wood and JOHN MOSES shall be married
and obtain a License.
Given by me the Day and Date above mentioned. (Signed) Zachariah Wood (his mark x)
The other agreement reads the same and shows impending marriage between
between DAVID MOSES and Polly OIL and is dated January 3rd, 1832. Whether
either or both of these MOSES men were related to JAMES MOSES, has not
The first census of Virginia gives only two MOSES names. ADAM MOSES in Hampshire Co. and CLEVEN MOSES in Princess Ann Co. However there must have been other MOSES men in Virginia at an early date as several MOSES names listed in "VIRGINIA Soldiers--Revolutionary War" in the Archives Division State Library, Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. C. B. MOSES of Fraziers Bottom, Putnam County, West Va. states that his grandfather came to America from Germany about 1795. His name was JACOB MOSES. He landed at New York and settled in Montgomery Co., Va. and that this JACOB was a brother to JAMES MOSES, who settled in Boutetourt Co. He says JAMES MOSES children were first cousins to his father JOHN MOSES. However, this information is apparently incorrect as the first JAMES MOSES who settled in Boutetourt Co. was of English descent according to information furnished by several of the older descendants now living in West Va. Also in early days it was quite the custom to call any one "cousin" who had the same name. A great many of JAMES MOSES descendants are of fair and somewhat ruddy complexion. Apparently of hardy stock and having somewhat the appearance and characteristics as being of partly Scotch descent. Many farmers among them. LOUISA MOSES ROGERS (27) says "We have no German blood in any MOSES".
2 WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES son of JAMES MOSES (1) b. l8l5 in Boutetourt Co., Va. d. 1892 in Nichcolas Co. West Va., aged 77 years. M. (Off. rec. of Alleghany Co. Va. Marriage Book 1, Page 8) to Mary Adaline Persinger, on Aug. 25, 1841 by Rev. Joseph Pinnell. The Persinger girl likely lived in that county as Persinger names appear on the old records. He moved his family to Greenbrier Co. and later from there to Nicholas County. He was a farmer. Their home was at Mt. Nebo.
Children: Mary Ann, Sarah, Charlotte Elizabeth, Julia, James A., Wade, Mattie, Emma, Clark, William Riley.
He married (2nd) Lucy Johns. She b. Fincastle, Va. Children by 2nd marriage: George David, Charles Hayes, Rufus, Theodore, Melcena, Annie, Samuel.
William Taylor MOSES farm adjoined the land of Capt. James Riley Ramsey.
Capt. Ramsey's son, J. C. Ramsey, who was 82 years of age in l94O has given
much help in the collection of data on the MOSES family living in Nicholas
County, West Va. He states, "I knew Wm. T. MOSES and all of his children
well, as they lived joining farms with my father's. I attended school with
five of his children, first free school taught here about 1865 or 1866.
Several of his grand-children went to school to me, as I taught over fifty
years. Most of the MOSES family are hard working, honest people." With
the kind permission of Mr. Ramsey we quote from the Ramsey Family History
which he compiled, a description of the first Free School in the vicinity
where they lived.
3 JACOB MOSES: Son of JAMES MOSES (1). No record of his birth or death dates. He m. Naoma_______. It was thought he went to Florida to live. No further information about him.
4 SOPHIA MOSES: Daughter of JAMES MOSES (1). No record of her birth, marriage or death dates.
5 ALLEN JAMES MOSES: Son of James MOSES (1) b. Mar. 5, 1824. According to one Family Record he was born at Natural Bridge Rockbridge County, Va. Off. Rec. of his 2nd marriage says "born Boutetourt Co. Va. He d. (fam. rec.) May 5, 1906. Off. Rec. May 20, 1906 in Greenbrier Co., West Va. He was a farmer. M. 1st Dec. 13, 1850 Louisa Reynolds Black. She b. Feb. 7, 1824, and d. Aug. 23, 1880. She had a sister Rebecca Black. Their parents were William Black and ---- McClung Black. He m. (2nd) Feb. 17, 1886, Mary A. M. Miller. She b. Greenbrier Co. and her age given on marriage record as 43. Children: All by first wife and all born Oreenbrier Co., SAMUEL BIACK b. 1850, MARGARET ADELINE b. Sept. 22, 1852, Franklin b. May 18, l854, Joseph Henderson, b. May 3, 1856, Rebecca Ann b. July 22, 1858, Cora A. b. Aug. 18, 1860, Louisa Allen b. May 3, l863.
6 CHARLOTTE M0SES, daughter of JAMES MOSES (1) b. March 26, 1826 Boutetourt Co. Va. d. March 1, 1913, Lafayette, Va. She m. l848 to Jacob BUTT. He b. Aug.23, 1822 and d. July 29,1896. He was a blacksmith. They were members of Methodist church. Their home was at Lafayette, Va. and their children all born there. Children: Sallie, James William, Perry Henry, Frank, Jacob B. and Benjamine.
SALLIE BUTT b. 1849, d. July 11, 1881. m. Thomas Barber. They. had one daughter who married Richard Owens and they lived at Elliston, Va.
JACOB B. BUTT b. Dec. 15. 1869. He is a merchant at South Salem, Va.
He m. Hettie Chetwood. They had four children: H.W., Frank, H.C., W.L.
ERANK BUTT b. Oct. 7, 1861. He m. Alice Heslip. He was a blacksmith. He d.-----
JAMES WILLIAM BUTT b. Nov. 3, 1853. d. April 7, 1926. He m. Lorena White Gardner. She b. Sept. 18, 1868 and d. Nov. 1, 1925. He was a carpenter. They lived at Lafayette, Va. Children: Lottie Gatewood Butt b. June 27, 1892. d. Sept. 1939. m. Mr. Page. Nellie Gardner Butt b. Feb.15, 1896. m, Mr. Peterson. Sidney Jacob Butt b. Dec.10, 1897. Not married. Lillie Bell Butt b. Oct. 24, 1901. m. Mr. Reedy DOROTHY MAE Butt b. Aug. 9, 1905. m. Mr. Jones. BENJAMINE BUTT b.---. m. Fannie Stover. He was a farmer.
7. SUSAN MOSES, daughter of JAMES MOSES (1). b. ----. d. 1897 at Bamboo, West Va. and buried Hominy Falls, West Va. She m. Off. Rec.) Oct. 9, 1851 to Hamilton McClung. He was son of James McClung. He d. 1899 and buried Hominy Falls, West Va.
Children: Correct order of Birth dates not obtained. All born Nicholas
County, West Va.
Sally McClung m. Gordon Williams or Hilliams.
Adelade McClung m. Henry Cales
Amanda McClung b (Off. Rec. of Nicholas County) Jan. 1855. She m. Allen T. Cales
Edna McClung m. Riley Cales
Robert McClung m. Nannie Dotson.
Hozd McClung m. Bertha Anick.
Wade McClung b. Oct. 13, 1856. m. Matilda Dietz. Children: Mary Ann and Marvin.
MARY ANN MCCLUNG, daughter of WADE MCCLUNG, b. Jan. 29, 1889. She m. Charles Knipp on Oct.16, 1912. They live at Hammond, Ind. and have two children, Wade Wendell and Mildred Matilda.
MARVIN MCCLUNG, son of WADE MCCLUNG, b . Jan.22, 1887 at Bamboo, West
Va. He m. April 14, 19l2 to Pearl Nutter, daughter of Alan Nutter and Louisa
Richardson Nutter. Their children are:
GRACE LOUISE MCCLUNG b. Mar. 18, 1915. She m. William Moore.
MARION RICHARD MCCLUNG b. Apr. 3, 1917
GLADYS MATILDA MCCLUNG b. Dec. 2, 1922
GOLDA JUNE MCCLUNG b. June 10, 1926
8 JEFFERSON DAVIS MOSES son of JAMES MOSES (1) b. May 29, 1835 in Boutetourt
Co. Va. d. March 23, 1870 at Grand Rapids, Mich. Soldier in the Confederate
Army. "Enlisted at Lewisburg, Va. Jan. 27, 1862, Co. K, 14th Regiment,
Virginia Cavalry. On Jan. 29, 1863 he was transferred to Co. E, 60th Reg.
Va. Inf. and on the roll of that Company dated April 30, 1863 he was reported:
"Deserter, went home on furlough of 20 days March 2nd and never returned."
His name is not borne on subsequent rolls on file which cover period to
Dec.31, 1864, and no later record as a member of this organization has
been found. ~ The preceding quotation from The Adjutant General's Office,
War. Dep't. Washington, D.C.
She was the daughter of Arthur Halferty b. Dec. 9, 1793 in Pennsylvania and Mary Lightfoot Halferty b. Feb. 24, 1800. They lived in York County, Pa. In the War of 1812 Arthur Halferty was a Sergeant in Cap't. Samuel White's Company, attached to the 5th Detachment in service at Buffalo, N.Y. under the command of Col. James Fenton, l8l4. This was the 2nd Brigade, 5th Division. Made up of men from York and Adams Co. Penn. Arthur Halferty was a nephew of Edward Halferty who served several years in the Penn. Malitia from Cumberland and Westmoreland Counties, Penn. From Penn. Archives 9th Series. Vol.1, Page 610. "On July 2, 1793 Governor Mifflin directed that a commission be issued to Edward Halferty, Colonel of the 5th Regiment upon receipt of return of elections from Charles Campbell, brigade Inspector of the Militia of the County of Westmoreland. Executive minutes." There are many other references to this Edward Halferty in the Penn. Archives, and references to his services during the Revolutionary War.
After the Civil War JEFFERSON DAVIS MOSES settled at Grand Rapids, Michigan. (About 1866). He worked in a saw mill and died there from injuries which he received at the saw mill. His age at time of death in 1870 was 35 years. Children: Mary Vianna, b. May 30, 1857, Herndon Tasville, b. Nov. 26, 1860 and Lucy Frances, b. June 26, 1864. All born in West Virginia.
9 MARY ANN MOSES daughter of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) dates of birth and death not obtainable. m. David Evans.
10 SARAH MOSES, daughter of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) m. Harvey Bennett. died of fever leaving one son Rufus Bennett. She later m. Hull Wright and they moved to Indiana about 1870.
11 CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES, daughter of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) b. 1848 and d. 1918 at Nicholas County, West Va. Children: Alfred, Jacob, Allen, Melvina, Martha., Ledona, Caroline, and William M.
12 WADE MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) Never married.
13 JAMES A. MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) b.-----. d. l935.
m. (1st) Polina McClung in 1915. She died and he m. (2nd) Madora McClung.
Seven children by first wife. One by second wife. Children: Victoria, Jane,
Emerson, Ludy, Elsie, Arthur, Frank and Mollie.
15 GEORGE DAVID MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) He m. Julia Janes. Lived at Fayetteville, West Va. Children: Dexter and Ted.
16 CHARLES HAYES MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) b. Mar.28, 1877 at Mt. Lookout, West Va. m. (1st) Levinia Dooley. She was b. Mar. 9, 1879 at Cannes, West Va. and d. Dec. 9, 1903. He m. (2nd) Louisa Jane Evan b. 9/2/1880 at Mt. Lookout, West Va. daughter of Alcane Evans and Minerva Deitz Evans. He is a farmer and belongs to the Baptist Church. Children: Mamie, b. April 16, 1900 to 1st wife Qrtie Cecil b. March 6, 1917, Ray Hence, b. Aug.13, 1920, Charles Raymond b. June 30, l924.
17 RUFUS MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) b. 1879. m. Sallie Rose. They live Mt. Lookout, West Va. Children: William and Tina.
18 THEODORE MOSES, son of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) He lived near Mt. Nebo, West Va. Never married. He was blind and was killed in 1921 by falling over a cliff.
19 SAMUEL MOSES, son or WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) Lives at Mt. Nebo, West Va. Not married.
20 ANNIE MOSES, daughter of WILLIAM TAYLOR MOSES (2) She m. Leman Chips and they live at Mt. Nebo, West Va. Children: Rose, Charley, Davis, Thomas.
21 SAMUEL BLACK MOSES son of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5) b. 1850 Greenbrier Co. Va. He m. Laura Binins.
22 MARGARET MOSES, daughter of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5)b. Sep't. 22, 1852. She d. March 24, 1911. Never married.
23 FRANKLIN MOSES, son of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5) b. May 18, 1854. He d. Nov. 15, 1923. He m. (Off. Rec. Greenbrier Co.) on Nov. 14th, 1879 to Florence Osborne of same county, by Rev. -A. P. Boude. Her age on marriage record was given as 16 and his 23. Children: Almeda, Enna and Owen and two others died young.
24 JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES, son of. ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5) b. May 3, 1856. He b. (Off. Rec. Greenbrier Co.) Aug. 31, 1877 to Mary V. Crane by Rev. R. C. Wiseman. His age was given as 21. He d. March 20, 1929 and she d. Jan. 26, l929. He was a farmer. Children: Zora, Rose, Sadie, Ada, Wirt, Etta, Ermil, and one other died young.
25 REBECCA ANN MOSES, daughter of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5) b. July 22,
1858, Greenbrier Co. m. Charles E. Crane. He was son of James Crane and
Martha MeClung Crane. He d. about 1924. He was a brother of Dexter T. Crane,
who m. her sister Cora. Children all born Greenbrier Co., West Va. Eva
b. May 12, 1885, Bentley Allen b. 1886, d. 1909. James Kenna b. 1887, d.
1907. Pryor London b.---, 4.1997.
26 CORA A MOSES daughter of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5) b. Aug. 10, 1860 d. March 9, 1925. She m. (Off. Rec. Greenbrier Co.) Dec. 24, 1879 to Dexter T. Crane by Rev. I. S. Lemon. He b. Nov.20, 1857 d. Aug. 19, 1936. Son of James and Martha McClung Crane. Children: Leda, James and Bessie.
LEDA CRANE, daughter of CORA A. MOSES CRANE (26) b. Nov. 29, m. Sept. 24, 1905 to Thomas Hall. He son of Thomas A. Hall and Frances Trent. Lives at Rupert, West Va. Children all born in Greenbrier Co., West Va. Roscoe Hall b. Aug. 24 1906 m. Ruth Purcell and has two children Patrica and Jerry.
EVELYN HALL b. Feb. 16, 1908. M. Earl Martin. One child died.
MAIRLYN HALL b. Feb.22, 1910. m. Leo Burke.
RALPH HALL b. Mar.17, 1912. m. Mildred Gutshall.
GLADYS HALL b. Nov. 14, 1914.
JENNIE HALL b. Feb. 24, 1918 d--.
JAMES CRANE, son of CORA A. MOSES CRANE (26) b. June 8, 1885. Greenbrier Co., West Va. m. July 4, 1925 to Winona McClung. She daughter of John A. McClung and Fannie Shawver. Has two children: James Crane b. March 2, 1928, Vivian B. Sep't. 28, 1930.
BESSIE CRANE, Daughter of CORA A. MOSES CRANE (26) b. Sep't. 7, l885 Greenbrier Co., West Va. M. Sep't. 28, 1929 to John Johnson. He son of Givens Johnson and Martha Carte. One child, John Alden Johnson b. Oct.28, 1930.
27 LOUISA ALLEN MOSES, Daughter of ALLEN JAMES MOSES (5). b. May 3, 1863. Greenbrier Co., West Va. m. June 13, 1888 to Charles Rogers. He b. Oct. 6, 1866, son of Eli Columbus Rogers and Mary Frances Snails Rogers. She died Aug. 12, 1940 at Elliott, Fayette Co., West Va. She has given much of the information relative to the early history of her grandfather JAMES MOSES (1). Children: Commie Estel, Donnie Emma, Lonnie Dexter and Charley Ransler.
CONNIE ESTEL ROGERS, son of LOUISA ALLEN MOSES ROGERS (27) b. April 14 1889 d. Feb. 14, 1919. He m. Nov 25, 1917 Ava Legg, daughter of Charles Legg and Serena Hull Legg. One child Lorah Rogers b. Sept.12, 1918. Elliott, West Va.
DONNIE EMMA ROGERS, son of LOUISA ALLEN MOSES ROGERS (27) b. March 1,
1891. He m. Sept. 5, 1916 to Pauline Judy, daughter of Gilbert Judy and
Leona Polick Judy. He is a barber and they live at Charleston, West Va.
Children all born at Rainelle, Greenbrier Co. West Va. Delvin Rogers b.
Sept.29, 1917. Arvede Rogers, b. 1922. Loraine Rogers b. 1923.
CHARLEY RANSLER RODGERS, son of LOUISA ALLEN MOSES ROGERS (27) b. March 5, 1903. m. July 6, 1926 to Orley Grist at Salem, Va. She daughter of Charley Grist and Ida Hawkins Grist. He is a school teacher. Children: Armena Imogene b. Nov.18, 1930 at Elliott, West Va. Ermel Laraine Rogers, b, Mar.12, 1933 at Elliott, West Va.
28 MARY VIRGINIA MOSES, daughter of JEFFERSON DAVIS MOSES (8) b. May 30, 1857 Greenbrier Co., Va. She d. May 1944 age 87 at Battle Creek, Michigan. m. Dec. 16, 1878 to Charles Fremont Carroll at Grand Rapids, Mich. He b. May 24, l858 in New York State and d. Nov.10, 1912 at Battle Creek, Mich. She was divorced from 1st husband and m. 2nd July 19, 1910 to Jacob H, Amick. He d. Nov. 11, 1934. Children all by 1st husband. Roy Herndon Carroll, Infant b. Nov. 4, l884~ and d. same day at Chicago, IL. Mildred Elizabeth, Luther Martin, Richard Harlie and Robert Hallie, twins: Carrie b. July 19, 1899 and d. same day at Maple Grove, Michigan.
ROY HERNDON CARROLL, son of MARY VIANNA MOSES CARROLL (28) b. May 16, 1880 at Langsburg, Mich. He d. Aug. 13, 1917 at Battle Creek, Mich. m. Dec.29, 1909 to Norma Bates. Children all born at Battle Creek, Mich. Harold Donald Carroll, b. July 3, 1911 and d. Jan.13, 1916. Bertha Mildred Carroll b. April 19, 1912. Margaret Carrol b. Feb.2, 1914 and d. April 28, 1918. Marian Rosaline Carroll b. May l5, 1916.
MILDRED ELIZABETH CARROLL, daughter of MARY VIANNA MOSES CARROLL (28) b. July 4, 1886 at Bellevue, Mich. She m. Nov. 22, 1905 to Arthur Yanka at Battle Creek, Mich. He is an engineer on Chicago and Grand Trunk Ry.
LUTHER MARTIN CARROL, son of MARY VIANNA MOSES CARROLL (28) b. Feb.28, 1894 at Colorado Springs, Co. He m. Aug. 30, l924 to Della Marie Mosher at Flint, Mich. Children; Jack Martin Carroll b. Feb. 23, 1926 and d. Nov, 9, 1926. Virginia Carroll, b. July 7, 1927. Walter Earl Carroll b. Dec. 8, 1928. Larry David Carroll b. Oct. 20, 1930. Martha Ann Carroll b. Aug. 17, 1933. Louis Neil b. Mar. 6, 1935. Alice Marie Carroll b. Nov. 20, 1936.
RICHARD HARLIE CARROLL, son of MARY VIANNA MOSES CARROLL (28) b. Mar. 4, 1896 at Colorado City, Co. He was a soldier in the first World War. He m. Jan.21, 1920 to Florence Emma White. He is a structural iron worker Children all born at Battle Creek, Mich. Constance Mildred Carroll, b. Sep't. 10, 1921. Eva Marie b. April 28, 1923. Robert Hazen Carroll b. Mar. 4, 1925. Richard Floyd Carroll b. Apr.18, l924, Donald Lee Carroll, b. Sep't. 25, 1929. Jack Gene Carroll, b. Mar. 3, 1933.
ROBERT HALLIE CARROLL, son of MARY VIANNA MOSES CARROLL (28) b. Mar.
4, 1896 at Colorado City, Co. He d. Nov.19, 1908. He was playing with other
boys, throwing rocks at a passing freight train. One rock hit the train
and bounded back, hitting Robert on the head. He lived eighteen days after
the accident. ROBERT and RICHARD were twins. At birth one weighed ten and
one quarter pounds and the other weighed ten and three quarters lbs.
30 LUCY FRANCES MOSES daughter of JEFFERS0N DAVIS MOSES (8) b. Jun. 26, 1864 Greenbrier Co., West Va She d. Sep't. 11, 1909 at Kalamazoo, Mich. m. April 20, 1880 to Oliver Perry Runnels at Atlantic, Iowa. He was a stock raiser and dealer in Iowa and later in Nebraska. He was born about 1852 and was the son of John Runnels and Caroline Kelly Runnels. His mother died when he was born and his father died when he was two years old. He was raised in. the home of the Sims family in Illinois and later they moved to 1owa. He d. Jan. 4, 1911 in Antelope County, Neb. Children: Charlie Tasville, Edith Pearl, Ethel Elizabeth, Orville Marion, Lily Myrtle b. Aug.26, 1889 and d. Oct.21, 1859, Walter S..
CHARLIE TASVILLE RUNNELS, son of LUCY FRANCES MOSES RUNNELS (30) b. April 11, 1882 at Manning, Iowa and d. Dec. 9, 1937 at Detroit. He m. Sep't. 2, 1908 to Bessie B. Chamberlin of Battle Creek, Mich. He was a brick mason in his early days but later was a merchant. No children.
EDITH PEARL RUNNELS, daughter of LUCY FRANCES MOSES RUNNELS (30) b. Aug. 4, 1884 Manning, Iowa. She d. March 20, 1937 at Lancaster, Calif. She m. Feb 15, 1902 to Harry Reedy. He was employed by the Grand Trunk Ry. and was killed while on duty near Flint, Mich. Dec. 23, 1914. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. She m. 2nd in January, 1920 to Richard E. Cummings at Kalamazoo, Michigan. They moved to California in 1920. No children.
ETHEL ELIZABETH RUNNELS daughter of LUCY FRANCES MOSES RUNNELS (30) b. March 20, 1886 at Manning, Iowa. m. Dec. 24, 1904 Ernest Richard Gill, Mngr. of Telephone Co. at Antigo, Wis. He was b. April 14, 1872 near Sandusky, Ohio and was son of Edward Gill and Esther Gill. Moved to Calif. in 1912. Later divorced and m. 2nd John Henry Harrington. He b. July 20, 1880 at Toronto, Canada, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Harrington. He operated a large public garage in Los Angeles and later was employed by Los Angeles County as inspector on new construction of Sanitation Dep't. He d. July 24, 1935 at Los Angeles. m. 3rd. Leo Franz Elser, Aug. 10, 1938, at Los Angeles, Calif. He b.. Sep't. 28, 1884 in Switzerland, son of Anton Elser and Johanna Staub. He operates a cattle and grain ranch at Lancaster, California.
One son by first marriage. EDWARD RUNNELS GILL, b. Oct.20, 1906 at Antigo,
Wisconsin. He is a radio engineer with Griffey Electric Co. at Redondo
Beach, Calif. He m. (1st) Irene Roberts. She b. Oct. 20, 1908 at Detroit,
Mich. and d. July 3, 1937 at Redondo Beach, Calif. He m. (2nd) Mildred
Ellen Hoyt on Nov. 25, 1938. She b. Feb. 1, 1917 daughter of Thomas J.
Hoyt and Bertha Gertrude Evans Hoyt of Redondo Beach, Calif. Has one child
PAULA ELLEN GILL b. June 13, 1940.
RUBY FAY RUNNELS, b. Nov.22, 1916. m. July 17, 1937 to James LeConte Isaacson. He b. June 4, 1910. He is an accountant. Two children: Kareen and Lanae.
MEREDITH MARIE RUNELLS, b. Dec.26, 1918. m. Oct.11, l9~O to Glenn Iverson. He is a school teacher but at present in the army service.
MARGARET DARLENE RUNNELS, b. July 5, 1921, m. March 4, 1939 to George E. Brown. He b. April 19, 1911, son of Frank and Hilda Brown. He is a Railway employee. Two children, Roger and Edwin.
FRANCES ANN RUNNELS, b. Feb.11, 1926. m. March l943 to William L. Hamby. He is in defense work and lives in Hollywood, Calif.
WALTER S. RUNNELS, son of LUCY FRANCES MOSES RUNNELS (30). b. Oct.29, 1890 Albian, Boone Co., Nebraska. d. August 28, 1940 at Kalamazoo, Mich. He m. Oct. 23, 1909 Mabel Maud Marchant. She b. Dec.29, 1858, daughter of John Marchant and Frances Helen Wilson Marchant. He was an inventor and had secured several U. S. patents. One being for the "Trim-O-Saw" a machine used in paper mills and printing offices. Part owner of the American Tool & Die Co. at Kalamazoo, Michigan. Children: Margaret Marchant and Frances Helen.
MARGARET MARCHANT RUNNELS b. June 5, 1910. m. June 21, 1930 to Martin Robyn at Kalamazoo, Mich. He b. Aug. 17, 1908 son of John Robyn and Martha Izenbardt. One child, Molly Martina b. Jan. 3, 1936. He is a merchant and they belong to the Lutheran Church.
FRANCES HELEN RUNNLS b. Aug.29, 1920. m. June 7, l9~ to C. Harold Buttrick of Ada, Mich. He is a farmer. Two children: Walter Charles April 27, l942 and Richard Lee b. September 23, l943.
31 ALFRED MOSES (son of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11) b. Mt. Nebo, Nicholas Co., West Va. No record of birth or marriage dates.
32 ALLEN MOSES, son of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11) b. Mt. Nebo, Nicholas Co., West Va. No record of birth or marriage dates.
33 JACOB BERRY MOSES, son of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11) b. Mt. Nebo, West Va. He m. Oct. 5, 1893 to Sarah Jane Ramsey. She b. June 9, l875 and was the daughter of E. C. Ramsey and Martha Ann Bennett Ramsey (Rec. Ramsey Family History.) Children: Edmund Hugh, General Granville, Robert Hanson, Bina Ann, Verna May, Quincy Peterson, Everett Louis, Henry Taft, Alaska, Nettie Elizabeth.
34 MELVINA MOSES, daughter of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11) No. rec.
of birthdate. m. Tilden McKight of Winona, West Va.
36 LEDONA MOSES, daughter of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11) She m. Elihu (Hugh) Ramsey. He son of Casset Ramsey. He b. Feb. 28, 1861. Worked at timbering in neighborhood of Winona, West Va. - Children: Junior Ray, died. Lizzie Ann, died, Fes Kenneth, Frank James, Jesse J. died, Edmond Levi, died. Elsie Virginia and Iva Evelene.
37 CAROLINE MOSES (daughter of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11). m. John Williams. He d. in 1925.
38 WILLIAM M. MOSES, son of CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MOSES (11). B.Oct 11, 1886. M. Sarah Keiffer, b. Apr.10, 1889. He is a farmer lives Mt. Nebo, Wewt Va. Children: Juanita, Eugene1 Mattie, Leduris, Bonnie, Bernard, Vernon, Donald, Veon, Helen, Geraldine and Virginia.
39 VICTORIA MOSES, daughter of JAMES A MOSES, (13) No rec. of birth date. She m. Alderson Dietz. Both now dead.
40 ARTHUR MOSES, son of JAMES A MOSES (13) Never m. Lives Mt. Nebo.
41 LOU (or LUDY) MOSES, - daughter of JAMES A MOSES (13) is a school teacher lives at Mt. Lookout, West Va.
42 FRANK MOSES, son of JAMES A MOSES (13) Not m. Lives Mt. Lookout.
43 ELSIE MOSES, daughter of JAMES A. MOSES (13). m. Lee Patton.
44 JANE MOSES, daughter of JAMES A. MOSES (13). m. George Evans.
45 EMERSON MOSES, son of JAMES A. MOSES (13). m. Maud Burr. They have two children Sherman and Evelyn. Lives Mt. Lookout, West Va.
46 MOLLIE MOSES, daughter of JAMES A. MOSES (13) m. Earl Eberly.
47 TED MOSES, son of GEORGE DAVID MOSES (15) Lives Fayetteville, West Va.
48 DEXTER MOSES, son of GEORGE DAVID MOSES (IS) Lives Fayetteville.
49 MAMIE MOSES, daughter of CHARLES HAYES MOSES (16) b. Apr.16, 1900. Lives at Mt. Lookout, West Va.
50 ORTIE CECIL MOSES, son of CHARLES HAYES MOSES (16). b. Mar. 6, 1917.
51 RAY HANCE MOSES, son of CHARLES HAYES MOSES (16) b. Aug.13, 1920
52 CHARLES RAYMOND MOSES, son of CHARLES HAYES MOSES (16) b. June 30, 1924 Lives at Mt. Lookout, West Va.
53 WILLIAM MOSES, son of RUFUS MOSES (17) Lives Mt. Nebo, West Va.
54 TINA MOSES, daughter of RUFUS MOSES (17) Lives Mt. Nebo, West Va.
55 ALMEDA MOSES, daughter of FRANKLIN MOSES (23) m. (Off Rec.) March
10, 1907 to Albert Flannagen by Rev. H. McLaughlin. Her age given 29 and
his age as 25. He b. Tucker Co., West Va. Four Children: Edith, Roy and
Boyd and one other died young.
57 ENNA MOSES, daughter of FRANKLIN MOSES (23) m. Furvey Yoakum. Children: Wahnetta, Wendill, Glenn, Frank, Louisa and one died.
58 SADIE MOSES, daughter of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) She m. (Off. Rec. Greenbrier Co.) Nov. 8, 1905 to Preston Zopp by Rev. Chas. S. Stanton. Both their ages given as 23 on record. Had one son William Zopp
59 WIRT MOSES, son of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) He m. Nellie Shockley. Three children: Hiwatha, Kyle and one other.
60 ETTA MOSES, daughter of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) m. Elmer Zopp. Had twelve children; Cobert, Albert, Ermil, Elmer, Louisa, Lovetta. Names of other children not obtained.
61 ERMIL MOSES, Son of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24). He m. Constance Persinger.
62 ZORA MOSES, daughter of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) m. Newton O'Dell. One child Hazel.
63 ROSE ANN MOSES, daughter of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) m. (Off Rec of. Greenbrier Co.) July 10, 1904 to William S. Surbach by Rev. C. W. McClung. Both their ages given as 22 on record. Children: Nellie, Noca, Norval, Myrtle, and two others not obtained. Norval died.
64 ADA MOSES, daughter of JOSEPH HENDERSON MOSES (24) m. Off. Rec. of Greenbrier Co. March 22, 1905 to Cletus Yoakum of Tucker Co. West Va. by Rev. H. K. Moore. Her age given as 19 and his 26. Eight children: Mary, Earl, Ernest, Festie, Woodrow, Betty, Blanche and Arnold. Ernest died.
65 LESLIE HERNDON MOSES, son of HERNDON TASVILLE MOSES (29) b. Nov. 10, 1913 at Battle Creek, Mich. m. Aug.11, 1937 at Angala, Indiana to Matilda Genna, daughter of George Genna. Employed by the U. S. Register Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
66 EDMUND HUGH MOSES, son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Sep't. 12, 1894.
67 GENERAL GRANVILLE MOSES, son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Jan. 23, 1896.
68 ROBERT HANSON MOSES, son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. June 16, 1898.
69 BINA ANN MOSES, daughter of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Nov. 5, 1899.
70 VERNA MAY MOSES daughter of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Mar. 13,1901.
71 QUINCY PETERSON MOSES son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Nov.18, 1902.
72 EVERETT LOUIS MOSES son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Jan. 14, 1905
73 HENRY TAFT MOSES son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Dec. 9, 1909 d. Feb.12, 1918.
74 ALASKA MOSES son of JACOB BERRY MOSES (33) b. Mar. 28, 1912 d. Feb.22, 1918.
75 NETTIE ELIZABETH MOSES daughter of JACOB BERRY MOSE3 (33) b. Nov.16, 1914.
76 JUANITA MOSES daughter of Wm. M. MOSES (38) b. Aug. 9, 1910 m. Vaden Evans of Beckley, West Va.
VIRGINIA SOLDIERS--REVOLUTIONRY WAR
FROM ARCHIVES DIVISION STATE LIBRARY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
BENJAMIN MOSES, House of Delegates l833-4, Document 34, P. l6.
EZEKIEL MOSES, War. 4, Page 270
EZEKIEL MOSES, (Northampton) Rev. Army. Vol. 1, Register 21
EZEKIEL MOSES, (Northumberland) Rev. Army Vol. 1, Register 107.
JOHN MOSES, Bounty Warrant.
MICHAEL MOSES (12 Va. Regiment) War Department 239, 4.
"Page 236, Year Book of the Society Sons of the Revolution in the commonwealth
of Ky. 1894-1913 and Catalogue of Military Land Warrants Granted by the
Commonwealth of Va, to Soldiers~ and Sailors of the Rev. 1913". Shows JOHN
MOSES as receiving a warrant for two hundred acres as a private.
The Archives Division of the Virginia State Library advises that "Most
or the Confederate Records were seized at the end of the war between the
States and carried to Washington and those we have are far from complete."
Therefore the list herewith does not contain all of the names of Virginia
|Albert Moses||Co. B.14thVa. Cavalry|
|Alex Moses||Co. K. 54th Va. Infantry|
|Alfred Moses||Co. E. 1st State Reserve|
|Archibald Moses||Co. K. 54th Va. Inf.|
|C. T. Moses||Co. H. 18th Va. Inf.|
|Charles Moses||Co. E. 42nd Va. Inf.|
|J. C. Moses||Co. E. 46th Va. Inf.|
|Jacob B. Moses||Co. H. 4th Reserves|
|James C. Moses||Co. A. 46th Va. Inf.|
|Jerry Moses||Co. E. 42nd Va. Inf.|
|John F. Moses||Co. G. 56th Va. Inf.|
|John W. Moses||Co. E. 42nd Va. Inf.|
|T. Moses||Co. A. 21st Va. Inf.|
|W. H. Moses||Co. B. 4th Va. Inf.|
|William Moses||Co. B. 4th Va. Inf.|
|William Moses||Co. F. 24th Va. Inf.|
|Charles Moses||Co. D. 53rd Va. Inf.|
|J. A. Moses||Co. G. 4th Va. Cavalry|
|J. A. Moses||Co. G. 14th Va. Cav.|
|J. H. Moses||Co. F. 24th Va. Inf.|
|Jacob Moses||Co. F. 24th Va. Inf.|
|P. A. Moses||Co. C. 54th Va. Inf.|
|W. H. Moses||Co. D. 45th Va. Inf.|
|W. H. Moses||Co. E. 45th Va. Inf.|
|Z. P. Moses||Co. K. 3rd Local Defense|
The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. advises "Jefferson
D. Moses, enlisted at Lewisburg, Va. Jan.27, 1862. Co. K. 14th Reg. Va.
Cavalry, Confederate States Army on Jan. 29, 1863 he was transferred to
Co. E. 60th Reg. Va. Inf. and on the roll of that Company dated April 30,
1863 he was reported "Deserter". Went home on furlough of 20 days March
2nd and never returned. His name is not borne on subsequent rolls on file
which cover period to Dec.31, 1864, and no later record as a member of
this organization has been found." It is claimed in the family of Jefferson
Davis Moses that he, also his father and brothers, was sympathetic to the
Federal Government, but was compelled to join the Confederate States Army
as Greenbrier County was still a part of Virginia. When Greenbrier County
joined with the other western counties and became a separate state in 1863,
he was then under jurisdiction of West Virginia. The people thereof were,
for the most part, Federalists. Which accounts for him being called a "Deserter."
William Moses--5 in family--in Philadelphia County
Swedes Church Record of Philadelphia gives marriage of one JOHN MOSES to Elizabeth Andrae, May l4, l769.
First U. S. Census in Virginia:
Adam Moses - Hampshire County, Va.
Cleven Moses - Princess Ann County, Va.--5 in family.
Notes by Al Zopp May/2000
1. All census records show James as being born in Virginia.
2. LDS records show his wife's name as Polly Taylor. Census records show both Polly & Mary A.. There are records showing the existance of a Mary A. Adkins, Polly was a nickname for the given name, Mary Ann.
3. Rockbridge County was formed from Augusta and Botetourt Counties in 1778.
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