Catherine Maria Moseley

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Catherine Maria Moseley (Starnes)

Birthplace: Nashville, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death: December 21, 1896 (65)
Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, USA, Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Moseley Family Section, Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Samuel Scott Starnes, I and Nancy Matilda Wellborn
Wife of Peter Guerrant Moseley, II
Mother of James Lycurgus Moseley; Shubel Starnes Moseley, Sr; Peter Guerrant Moseley, III; Mabelle Adaline Smith; John Ebenezer Moseley and 2 others
Sister of General James Wellborn Starnes, MD, CSA; Elizabeth Rebecca Starnes; Shubal Scott Starnes, MD, II; Nancy Parthenia Starnes; Samuel Scott Starnes, II and 3 others

Managed by: John Leonard Burke
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About Catherine Maria Moseley

Note Nancy Parthenia and Catherine Maria Starnes are sisters, 1 year apart Parthenia was the oldest, so we guess a mistake was made on her headstone when marked 1831 like her sister Catherine's - they were not twin's. So, we have Parthenia being born in 1830.


Catherine Maria Moseley (Stearns) was born on March 10, 1827, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. Her parents were Dr Samuel Scott Stearns and Nancy Matilda Stearns.

Catherine married Peter Guerrant Moseley, II on October 27, 1846, in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. Together they had the following children: Peter A. Moseley; Catherine Parthenia; James Lycurgus Moseley; Mabel Adaline Smith; John Ebenezer Moseley.

'Catherine Maria Moseley (Starnes)' husband perished during the Civil War in Yazoo, Mississippi. Her Plantation home, just outside of Yazoo, Mississippi, field houses, crops, and livestock were completely burned and destroyed on January 18, 1858. Her step-mother-in-law, Sarah Sally Brown (Trigg)[Sarah Sally Moseley Brown (Trigg)]was killed, most of the family barely escaped with just a few family heirlooms seeking refuge leaving Yazoo and travelling to Hearne, Texas for a safe and new start in life. Along with her son, John Ebenezer Moseley was her other son, John Lycurgus Moseley. It was said the Moseley family sent assistance from Virginia. It was a new beginning for the Moseley family in Texas.

She died on December 21, 1896, in Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, United States and was buried at Norwood Cemetery Hearne, Texas, in The Moseley Family Section[]

References and Sources

Wife of Peter Guerrant Moseley, Jr.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Dec 22 2020, 2:02:23 UTC

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Catherine Maria Moseley's Timeline

March 10, 1831
Nashville, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
May 8, 1848
The Moseley Plantation, Benton County, Mississippi, United States
Mississippi, USA
September 11, 1856
Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
September 17, 1858
Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
May 16, 1861
Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA, Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States
John E. Moseley Death Certificate Document - shows birth, May 16, 1861 Death June 13, 1921 birth information, parents names, death information. Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics no 17695 Signed by Wilmott Hervey, son inlaw of John Ebenezer Moseley 6-13-1921
December 10, 1862
Benton, Yazoo, Mississippi, USA
Yazoo, Benton County, Mississippi, USA