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John Moses

Birthdate:
Birthplace: McNairy County, Tennessee
Death: after circa 1860
McNairy, TN, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Levi Moses, I and Eva Rilla Moses
Husband of Mary Moses
Father of John Morgan Moses, Sr.; Joel Abel Moses; James Moses; Joshua Moses; Mary Moses and 8 others
Brother of Anna Moses; Lina Moses; Edward Moses; Nancy Moses and Emma Moses
Half brother of Joshua Levi Moses, II

Managed by: Alexia Porter
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About John Moses

Son of Joshua Moses Sr. (Joshua Moses I).

Father of Edmund DeBerry Moses, John Moses Sr., Joel Moses, James Moses, Henry C. Moses, Joshua Moses, Mary Moses, Nancy Moses, and Manda Moses.


John Moses sold his land on Wolf Creek in Whitley County, KY. to Robert (or Robin) Thomas in 1832 and later that same year he moved to Patterson Creek, Kentucky. His name heads the list of the ones that organized the Baptist Church there. He lived for some time near Patterson Creek, then he went to Jellico Creek, KY. for some time. He later went to the state of Tennessee, and then moved to Arkansas on December 1st, 1857. He was not satisfied there, and returned to Tennessee in 1858. He wanted to come back to Whitley County, Kentucky to preach his last and final sermon. His son, James, stated in a letter he wrote to his nephew John Moses Jr. in 1859 that his father was then about 77 years of age, and was nearly blind and in poor health. However, in the census of 1860, it gives John Moses (age 78), Occupation: O.S. Baptist Clergy. Place of birth: North Carolina.

The information above is from the 1965 book titled "The Moses Tribe-KY" by Richard A. Moses and Nancy Ann Davis Birkey. Scanned and made available online as a family resource by Darrick Lee Patrick, the son of Rocky Joe Moses Sr.: https://www.facebook.com/darrickpatrick/media_set?set=a.10156831073217859.1073741852.551507858


It is said that John is the half brother of Joshua Moses, Jr. (Joshua Moses II), but there isn't a definite as to who his mother is. The most likely case is that it may be Eva Moses, so John shall be contributed to her as a son for now. It is something that would be worth looking into.

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John Moses's Timeline

1782
1782
McNairy County, Tennessee
1806
1806
Age 24
Pike County, Georgia, United States
1811
1811
Age 29
1811
Age 29
1815
1815
Age 33
Whitley, KY, United States
1817
1817
Age 35
1819
1819
Age 37
1821
1821
Age 39
1823
1823
Age 41
1825
1825
Age 43