Letter Written From: Clerk's
Office, Court of Law and Chancery,
Dated: Norfolk, Va. Sep
Addressed To: Mr. John
Pertaining to 2nd marriage and death of
Dated: Envelope not dated but contains
letter of September 6th, 1895
Envelope penned by: Thomas
Anderson Moore (1838-1915)
Anderson Moore = husband of Clarissa (Pilcher),
born 1845 in Springfield, IL and died in St.
Louis, MO in 1890; daughter of Louisa (Ballard)
Pilcher, granddaughter of Eleanor (Mossman)
Ballard, and great-granddaughter of Archibald
John Banks refers
to 2nd husband of Archibald's widowed mother
Eleanor. Archibald's father, George Mossman, died
on 04 Mar 1771 in Berwick Upon Tweed, England
when Archibald was just one month and 11 days
John Fenton was
the son-in-law of Thomas A. & Clarissa
(Pilcher) Moore. He was married to their daughter
Clarissa Amanda Moore (1870-1916). John Fenton
was born at Crimble Hall, Bamford, England.
letter in possession of Patricia Davidson-Peters
enclosed letter by P. Davidson-Peters 2004:
Va. Sep 6th 1895
not find on the records in this office any will
of either Archibald Mossman or Sarah Mossman.
There is a deed from Archibald Mossman to Peter
Elmelie dated June 4th 1800. Also, Sales of the
Estate of Sarah Mossman, dec'd dated mar. 6th
1830. Sarah Mossman's audit dated Feb 28th 1831.