Lydia Moseley (Gay) (1741 - 1835)

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Birthplace: Greenfield (Thompson Parish),, Killingly, Windham Co., CT
Death: Died in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
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About Lydia Moseley (Gay)

Excerpted from the diary of David Parsons, pastor of Westfield

"May 20. Married David Moseley. I asked none of

ye guests tho ye wedding was at my house. I did not pretend

to do much. Esq. Moseley made a supper, on that

account thought it proper to call ye guests, besides I judged

it liable to less exception not to invite any than not to invite

all. "

22. Notwithstanding my care not to give offense with

regard to ye marriage that was at my house, much offense was

taken. "

24. Some pretend that we not only did not invite them

but hindered their being invited to the marriage. How watchful

is Satan for opportunities to alienate people from me.

What need of prudence by a minister. That is a most reasonable

caution Christ gives, be ye wise as serpents and harmless

as doves. What care need be taken in ye conduct of every

affair, that we be not the occasion of others seeing."

The bride who was the unconscious occasion of that

unseemly rumpus in the parish was Lydia Gay, a niece of

Mrs. Ballantine, who outlived her husband many years and

who has been clearly remembered by people not long gone

from earth, as a refined and lovely gentlewoman. Her death

at the great age of 93 years did not occur until 1835. David

and Lydia Moseley had ten children, the firstborn having been

David, the third in line of the name, who was the great-greatgrandchild

of John Mosely, the settler and foundation man. "

June. 2. Rev. Mr. Forbes of Brookfield and Mr Asaph

Rice a missionary to the Indians visited us. " -------------------- Notes

From Lineage Book, Volume 11 (Google eBook) Daughters of the American Revolution. The Society, 1900 - United States. Page 315

Miss Agnes Elmendorf. Born in New York, Descendant of Col. David Moseley, of Massachusetts.

  • Daughter of John Joy Elmendorf and Henrianna Green, his wife.
  • Granddaughter of Henry Atkinson Green and Anna Amory Tucker, his wife.
  • Gr.-granddaughter of Joshua Green and Mary Moseley, his wife.
  • Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of David Moseley and Lydia Gay, his wife.

David Moseley commanded a company at Ticonderoga and in 1777 served in Col. John Moseley's regiment. In his journal he writes: "General Burgoyne was delivered into our hands, Prisoner of War, October 17, 1777." He commanded a regiment at the close of the war. He died in 1798 at Westfield, where he was born in 1735.

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Lydia Moseley's Timeline

July 29, 1741
Killingly, Windham Co., CT
May 20, 1762
Age 20
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
December 27, 1762
Age 21
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
April 26, 1764
Age 22
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
March 14, 1766
Age 24
March 25, 1768
Age 26
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
April 2, 1770
Age 28
July 24, 1772
Age 30
January 20, 1777
Age 35
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
April 22, 1779
Age 37