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  • ID: I5533
  • Name: Mary Robertson (had no issue) MOSELEY
  • Given Name: Mary Robertson (had no issue)
  • Surname: Moseley
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 5A0425B864C6FA4592ABC19209B8EE0DF06F
  • Change Date: 5 FEB 2015
  • Note:
    email: 3 may 2002
    tom knows mary's 2nd husband richardson and improved our compilation;


    2012jun MORE info. every ten years evidently from tomtilton (at)
    I have been looking into Mary R. Moseley's husband, John Watkins. I had it as
    Dr. John Watkins the medical partner of of my ggg grandfather, Dr. William
    Norval Richardson. I came across Dr. Watikns' gravestone on-line. He died in
    Burnt Corn County, Al. in 1853. Mary Moseley was married to Dr. Richardson and
    living in Glennville, Barbour County, Al. (in county records) as early as 1843.
    The will of John Watkins (uncle of Dr. Richardson's first wife, Susanna [Susan]
    Watkins) names his wife as Mary. This John Watkins died in 1841 which would fit
    with her marrying Dr. Richardson in c. 1842/43. John Watkins in his will leaves
    her slaves that match-up similar to the slaves she owns on the 1850 census.
    Tom Tilton ;


    email nov 2003 from sarah sharpless writing from sks374 (at)
    citing mary R. Harris's will in troup co GA will book B: 260-262
    (WAS BORN MARY ROBERTSON MOSELEY AND MD. Watkins then Richardson & then Harris)
    written 15 may 1861 and probated dec court 1862;
    mentions husband, sister frances B Douglass, 2 nieces lou and fanny/marley?
    jos fanny and thomas children of my brother matthew F moseley
    sister martha p jones, sister sara douglass, nephew rober douglass, nice/niece
    joanna? coulter and her childre, her husband james coulter
    nice/niece rebecca douglas, nephew dr joseph jones, his dtr martha jones,
    his 2nd dtr laura jones,
    orphan children of samuel jones dec'd, continues same
    paragraph but without explanation of relationship martha wadely& her children
    niece kirby jones, niece mary boggs,
    my brother matthew f mosely his children fannie and thomas mosely
    joseph mosely, my niece lou mosely,
    margaret jones and (Idd?) her daughter, margaret apparently unmarried
    step son wm n richardson
    executor robert A (Y? T?) Ridley
    witnesses albert E Cox, James (Tam?), Chas I? Puller? ;
    dicrepancies about death date dec 7 1862 step son jh harris diary or dec 7 1861
    in family bible.
    southern christian advocate 24 nov 1859 says mary P Richardson of Glenville Ala
    married [recently] e s harris
    at la grange troup co GA at residence of john douglass;

    2012jun CORRECTIONS BY Sarah Sharpless - sks374 (at) :
    1. You have Mary Moseley Watkins Richardson Harris' burial site as "maybe
    Russell, GA." There isn't a Russell Co., GA. I don't know where Mary is buried,
    but perhaps the person who provided this information meant Russell Co., AL.
    2. You have Edmund Smith Harris, 3rd husband of Mary Moseley, as being born abt
    1785 in "probably SC." He was born on 24 Oct 1786, in VA. The source for the
    birth date is the Absalom Harris Bible records, in "Bible Records, compiled by
    The Genealogical Society of the Original Muscogee County and The Oglethorpe
    Chapter, DAR," Columbus, GA, 1980. The source for the birth place is the 1850
    Troup Co., GA, census.
    His obituary, published in "The Countryman" (a Putnam Co., GA, newspaper),
    confirms the birth date, but has the birth place as Hancock Co., GA. This isn't
    possible, as Hancock Co., GA, didn't exist in 1786 (it was created from Greene
    & Washington Cos. in 1793). The earliest record I've found of his father,
    Absalom Harris, in GA is a deed dated 16 Oct 1792 (of course, there could be
    earlier deeds, but I haven't found them).
    Edmund's father, Absalom Harris, married his second wife, Clara Jeter, on 18
    Dec 1785, in Greensville Co., VA, so I suspect the VA birth place is probably
    [3.] Mary Moseley and Edmund Smith Harris married in LaGrange, Troup Co., GA,
    according to the marriage announcement:
    The Southern Christian Advocate, 24 Nov 1859: "In LaGrange, the residence of
    Mr. John Douglass, by the Rev. Alexander Graham, Mr. E. S. Harris, of LaGrange,
    and Mrs. Mary P. Richardson, of Glenville, Ala." [My note - her middle initial
    is "R" (not "P") according to her will.]
    Source: Brent H. Holcomb, "Marriage & Death Notices from The Southern Christian
    Advocate, 1837-1860," Southern Historical Press, 1979, p. 572.
  • _TMPLT: 1
  • Birth: ABT JAN 1794 in possibly, Chesterfield, VA
  • Death: 7 DEC 1862 in Will Bk B: 260-2, Troup, GA, of LaGrange GA ?
  • Ancestral File #: 27CH-FM6

    Father: Joseph Rev.War MOSELEY b: 2 FEB 1764 in Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, VA, or 1 Jan 1765 c: in , , , to SC ca. 1800
    Mother: Mary Anne Louise ROBERTSON b: 3 FEB 1769 in , , VA, or june 1769

    Marriage 1 John Dr. WATKINS b: 12 FEB 1768 in , Prince Edward, VA
    • Married: ABT 1835 in probably, Elbert, GA, or Abbeville SC
    1. Has No Children (OnlyhadStepKids by any of her 3 marriages) RICHARDSON b: ABT 1825 in onlyStepchildren, , GA

    Marriage 2 William Norval Norvall Dr. RICHARDSON b: ABT 1790 in of, Elbert, GA
    • Married: ABT JAN 1843 in maybe, Elbert, GA, or maybe in AL
    1. Has No Children (OnlyhadStepKids by any of her 3 marriages) RICHARDSON b: ABT 1825 in onlyStepchildren, , GA

    Marriage 3 Edmund Smith sAbsolom&ClaraJE HARRIS b: 24 AUG 1786 in , Greensville, VA
    • Married: 8 NOV 1859 in LaGrange, Troup, GA, sheOf Glenvil AL

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