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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

News from New England – King Phillip’s War

Being a true and last account of the present Bloody Wars carried on betwixt the infidels, natives, and the English Christians, and converted Indians of New England, declaring the many dreadful battles fought betwixt them: As also the many towns and villages burnt by the merciless heathens. And also the true number of all the Christians slain since the beginning of that War, As it was sent over by a factor of New England to a merchant in London. Licensed Aug. 1. Roger L’Estrange. London. Printed for J. Corners, at the sign of the Black Raven in Duck-Lane, 1676.1 Those Coals of Discention which had a long time lain hid under the ashes of a secret envy; contracted by the Heathen Indians of New England, against the English; and Christian Natives of that Country brake out in June 1675, both Armies being at a distance without doing anything remarkable till the 13 of December following; at which time the Mathusets and Plymouth Company marching from Seconk, sent out a considerable number of Scouts, who killed & took 55 of the Enemy, returning with no other loss but two of our Men disabled; about three days after came a perfidious Indian to our Army pretending he was sent by the Sachems to treat of Peace, who was indeed no other but a Spy and was no sooner conducted out of our Camp but we had news brought us that 22 of our Straggling Soldiers were Slain and divers barns and out houses, with Mr. Jer. Bulls dwelling house burnt by him and his Treacherous confederates which waited for him. The...

Biography of John Moseley

JOHN MOSELEY, who since 1840 has been a resident of this county, is a man highly esteemed by all and one whose career has been upright and honorable in every particular. He was born in Shelby County, Illinois, March 14, 1825, and is a son of Len S. and Elizabeth (Whitten) Moseley. The elder Moseley was a native of the blue grass regions of Kentucky, where his parents, John and Priscilla Moseley, were among the pioneers. They came originally from South Carolina. At an early date Grandfather Moseley moved to Missouri and first settled on White River. Later he settled on Beaver Creek, where his death occurred many years ago. He reared a large family, but the father of our subject was the only one to come to Taney County and make a home. He crossed the boundary lines of this county in 1840 and took up his home on Beaver Creek, where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a soldier in the Black Hawk War. Although a native of Kentucky, he spent many years on a farm in Shelby County, Illinois, and tilled the soil all his life. In politics he was a Democrat, and was well and favorably known all over the county. He was married in his native State, and a family of five children were born to this union who reached maturity, as follows: John, our subject; Easton, who resides in Taney County; Henry, who died before the war; Len., a soldier who died in the Confederate Army; and Ann, who resides in the Lone Star State. Several children died young. The...

Moseley, Mark Everett – Obituary

Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Mark Everett Moseley, 46, died July 19, 2005, at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. There will be a celebration of Mark’s life in August. Mark was born on April 22, 1959, to Fred and Carol Baird Moseley at the Presbyterian Hospital at Whittier, Calif. At about the age of 5, the family moved to Oregon. It was there that he was raised and educated. During his school years, Mark enjoyed choir and drama. He was a 1977 Parkrose High School graduate. After graduation, Mark was an entrepreneur. He attended trade school for a time to become a respiratory therapist. He was a massage therapist, he dabbled in computers and he loved driving truck. Mark enjoyed spending his summers at Halfway with his grandparents, Everett and Margaret Baird. He enjoyed country music and riding horses. Survivors include his father, Fred Moseley of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Tami and Lynn Carpenter of Halfway and Lori Moseley of Portland; a brother, Craig Moseley of Portland; grandmother, Margaret Baird; very good friend, Steve Anderson of Palm Springs, Calif.; aunt and uncle, Joe and Gladys Baird; cousins, Julie Loo and Joan Webb; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins; and his canine companions, Lucky and Buddy. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Everett Baird, who died in 1982; and his mother, Carol, who died in 1997. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Laurel (a camp for children) or Parkrose High School Drama Department through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July...

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Strong Moseley

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...

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