Col. Littleberry Mosby

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Littleberry Mosby

Also Known As: "Moseby"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Kent County, Province of Virginia
Death: January 14, 1809 (80)
Front Hill, Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Mosby and Mary Mosby
Husband of Elizabeth Mosby; Judith Mosby and Martha Mosby
Father of Benjamin Mosby; Sarah Cannon; John Mosby; Mary Hughes; Brig. Gen. Littleberry Mosby and 9 others
Brother of Richard Mosby; Poindexter Mosby; Mary Ann Netherland; John Mosby; Benjamin Mosby and 6 others

Managed by: Michael Joseph Gerst
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About Col. Littleberry Mosby

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A081932

Captain 2d Georgia, prisoner at Savannah, 18th October 1779. Exchanged December 1779

23 Jul 1776 - Dec 1779 in GA.

He served in the military.

Colonel Virginia Militia 1780 - 1782 in VA.

Littleberry Mosby , of Powhatan Co. , Va. Will of; dated Jan. 6, 1809 . Property heretofore given to my children by first wife, viz; Sarah Cannon , John Mosby , Littleberry Mosby , Mary Hughes , Wade Mosby and Richard Mosby , confirmed to them. Property given to testators daughters Betty Ann Carrington , Martha Nichols , and Judith M. Smith confirmed. To son Benjamin Mosby the land and plantation whereon testator now lives called Fort Hill , purchased of Philip Mayo , together with all slaves, stock house-hold and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils thereto belonging. "In lieu of what I intended to give my son Jacob Mosby , decd. and in lieu of any claim which my said son Jacob had against me or any person may pretend to have under him against me or against my estate, for a legacy or legacies left him by my son John Mosby , decd., I do give and bequeath unto my grandson Jacob G. Mosby son of my son Jacob the sum of œ1000: curr. to be paid him when he arrives to the age of twenty one years, or if my executors see cause they may lay out the said money in lands for him; provided however that he my sd. grandson Jacob G. Mosby shall make relinquishment of all and every claim which he may pretend to have against my estate on account of what I intended to give my son Jacob , and of the legacy or legacies left by my son John to my son Jacob as aforesd. and in case he shall refuse to make such relinquishment when he arrives to the age of twenty one years, then my executors are hereby directed to withhold the said legacy herein devised to him and shall hold the same in their hands as a depositum out of which they shall reimburse any one or more of my children who may sustain any damages in consequence of any such claim being made and maintained. Should any surplus remain after such reimbursement, the same shall remain as assets in my executors hands. It is my desire however, that when my said grand son Jacob G. Mosby arrives to the age of fourteen years that my executors shall appropriate the interest of œ1000: towards his support and education, until he arrives at the age of twenty one years." "Whenever my executors think best they shall sell my land in Buckingham Co. together with all the personal estate thereon belonging except the slaves, and reserving 150 acres of sd. land which they shall lay off as they shall think proper so as to include the dwelling house, which land together with the following slaves included in a trust deed recorded in Powhatan Co. witnessesth, Tom , Sarah , Tim , Polly , Dilly and their children and one fourth of all my slaves belonging to sd. plantation in Buckingham , they shall hold in trust for the benefit of my daughter Narcissa Binford during her life, and at her death I give the sd. land and slaves to her children and their heirs forever to be equally divided among them. It is to be observed that this provision hereby made is in lieu of that contained in the trust deed recorded in Powhatan Court, the money arising from the sale of land and other property above mentioned together with all other moneys remaining in the hands of my executors (after the payment of all just demands against my estate, and the necessary provision made for the legacies mentioned in this will) also the remaining three fourths of my slaves belonging to the said plantation, as well as any estate or property whatsoever which I may have failed to mention, I desire shall be equally divided between my son Benjamin Mosby and my daughters Martha Nicholas and Judith M. Smith which I give to them and their heirs forever. My executors are hereby empowered if they shall judge it necessary, to make any sale or exchange of property which is left in trust for the benefit of my daughter Narcissa Binford ." "And whereas Joseph Michaux and his wife Judith A. Michaux formerly the wife of my son Jacob Mosby have lately instituted a suit against me and my son Benjamin Mosby for certain property which they claim in the right of my sd. son Jacob Mosby , decd. which claim I declare to be altogether without foundation nevertheless should the sd. Joseph Michaux and Judith A. Michaux , his wife, succeed in said suit so far as to receive the tract of land called the Fort Hill on which I now live, or any part thereof, then in that case I do give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Mosby , my above mentioned land and other property in Buckingham or so much thereof as may compensate him for the property so recovered by the said Joseph Michaux and Judith A. Michaux his wife by their said suit In that case I do also hereby revoke so much of this will as concerns my grandson Jacob G. Mosby and also all preceeding dispositions of said Buckingham land and other property so far as they are inconsistant with this clause." Benjamin Mosby and son-in-law Josiah Smith Executors. No appraisement of estate to be made. Witnesses-James Clarke , Richrd. W. Michaux , Jesse Owen , Elizabeth Smith . Probated March 15, 1809 . Benjamin Mosby and Josiah Smith , qualified as executors. No bond or security required.

Littleberry Mosby , and Elizabeth , his wife, of Cumberland Co. deed to Edward Tabb . 400 acres in Cumberland Co. , adj. John Speare &c. Feb. 23, 1756 , Ibid, p. 272.


Littleberry Mosby , of Powhatan Co. , Va. Will of; dated Jan. 6, 1809 . Property heretofore given to my children by first wife, viz; Sarah Cannon , John Mosby , Littleberry Mosby , Mary Hughes , Wade Mosby and Richard Mosby , confirmed to them. Property given to testators daughters Betty Ann Carrington , Martha Nichols , and Judith M. Smith confirmed. To son Benjamin Mosby the land and plantation whereon testator now lives called Fort Hill , purchased of Philip Mayo , together with all slaves, stock house-hold and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils thereto belonging. "In lieu of what I intended to give my son Jacob Mosby , decd. and in lieu of any claim which my said son Jacob had against me or any person may pretend to have under him against me or against my estate, for a legacy or legacies left him by my son John Mosby , decd., I do give and bequeath unto my grandson Jacob G. Mosby son of my son Jacob the sum of œ1000: curr. to be paid him when he arrives to the age of twenty one years, or if my executors see cause they may lay out the said money in lands for him; provided however that he my sd. grandson Jacob G. Mosby shall make relinquishment of all and every claim which he may pretend to have against my estate on account of what I intended to give my son Jacob , and of the legacy or legacies left by my son John to my son Jacob as aforesd. and in case he shall refuse to make such relinquishment when he arrives to the age of twenty one years, then my executors are hereby directed to withhold the said legacy herein devised to him and shall hold the same in their hands as a depositum out of which they shall reimburse any one or more of my children who may sustain any damages in consequence of any such claim being made and maintained. Should any surplus remain after such reimbursement, the same shall remain as assets in my executors hands. It is my desire however, that when my said grand son Jacob G. Mosby arrives to the age of fourteen years that my executors shall appropriate the interest of œ1000: towards his support and education, until he arrives at the age of twenty one years." "Whenever my executors think best they shall sell my land in Buckingham Co. together with all the personal estate thereon belonging except the slaves, and reserving 150 acres of sd. land which they shall lay off as they shall think proper so as to include the dwelling house, which land together with the following slaves included in a trust deed recorded in Powhatan Co. witnessesth, Tom , Sarah , Tim , Polly , Dilly and their children and one fourth of all my slaves belonging to sd. plantation in Buckingham , they shall hold in trust for the benefit of my daughter Narcissa Binford during her life, and at her death I give the sd. land and slaves to her children and their heirs forever to be equally divided among them. It is to be observed that this provision hereby made is in lieu of that contained in the trust deed recorded in Powhatan Court, the money arising from the sale of land and other property above mentioned together with all other moneys remaining in the hands of my executors (after the payment of all just demands against my estate, and the necessary provision made for the legacies mentioned in this will) also the remaining three fourths of my slaves belonging to the said plantation, as well as any estate or property whatsoever which I may have failed to mention, I desire shall be equally divided between my son Benjamin Mosby and my daughters Martha Nicholas and Judith M. Smith which I give to them and their heirs forever. My executors are hereby empowered if they shall judge it necessary, to make any sale or exchange of property which is left in trust for the benefit of my daughter Narcissa Binford ." "And whereas Joseph Michaux and his wife Judith A. Michaux formerly the wife of my son Jacob Mosby have lately instituted a suit against me and my son Benjamin Mosby for certain property which they claim in the right of my sd. son Jacob Mosby , decd. which claim I declare to be altogether without foundation nevertheless should the sd. Joseph Michaux and Judith A. Michaux , his wife, succeed in said suit so far as to receive the tract of land called the Fort Hill on which I now live, or any part thereof, then in that case I do give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Mosby , my above mentioned land and other property in Buckingham or so much thereof as may compensate him for the property so recovered by the said Joseph Michaux and Judith A. Michaux his wife by their said suit In that case I do also hereby revoke so much of this will as concerns my grandson Jacob G. Mosby and also all preceeding dispositions of said Buckingham land and other property so far as they are inconsistant with this clause." Benjamin Mosby and son-in-law Josiah Smith Executors. No appraisement of estate to be made. Witnesses-James Clarke , Richrd. W. Michaux , Jesse Owen , Elizabeth Smith . Probated March 15, 1809 . Benjamin Mosby and Josiah Smith , qualified as executors. No bond or security required.

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Col. Littleberry Mosby's Timeline

1728
January 29, 1728
New Kent County, Province of Virginia
1749
October 19, 1749
Cumberland, Virginia
1751
February 17, 1751
Powhatan County, Province of Virginia
1753
November 15, 1753
Powhatan, VA, United States
1755
August 28, 1755
Powhatan County, Province of Virginia
1757
January 28, 1757
Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
1759
May 28, 1759
Powhatan, Province of Virginia
1761
May 18, 1761
Cumberland County, Province of Virginia
1763
May 29, 1763
Powhatan, VA, United States