The Moseley family are among the oldest and most prominent in the town of Hampton. The father of the subject of this biography, Ebenezer Moseley, was a preacher of considerable repute in his day. His son, Samuel Strong Moseley, was born at the homestead of the family in Hampton, in 1786, and in his native town the whole of his active life was spent. He received an academic education, and early embarked in mercantile pursuits, to which he later added farming. In both of these branches of industry he brought to bear the ability and thrift which were the inevitable precursors of success. He was also a large dealer in cattle and sheep, these operations proving extremely profitable. Mr. Moseley was actively identified with the public affairs of his county, and bore a prominent part in its political conflicts. He represented his constituents for successive terms in the Connecticut house of representatives, and filled numerous offices of lesser importance in the town.
He was united in marriage to Harriet Bulkley, of Colchester, Connecticut. To this union were born four sons: Edward S., who served two terms as state treasurer; George, William and Henry, and two daughters, Eliza and Mary, the first named daughter being the only survivor of these children. Mr. Moseley died in 1866.