About Joseph Moxley, Sr.
Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A082496
"Joseph Moxley, born in Glasgow Scotland of a good Scotch family, arrived in Groton, now Ledyard, when he was eight months old. At the time of the massacre he was a house carpenter at work on a new house for Jonathan Latham, not far from the Shore Line Ferry. He went into the fort as a volunteer, being the last man to go in by the north gate, those from Fort Trumbull coming in the south one. His station was in the southwest bastion next to Samuel Edgecomb. Wounded in the abdomen by a bayonet, he was one of those put in the wagon, and died that night. His wife was Elizabeth Horsford. Their children were Joseph, Jonathan, Samuel, Deborah, Elizabeth, and Esther who married Moses Jones, a house carpenter who was also one of the killed leaving two children Esther and Deborah.
The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 241
In Memory of Mr Joseph
Moxley who Died on sep
6th 1781 in fort Gris-
would by traitor arnolds
murdring Corps in ye
46th year of his Age
By Gods decree my bounds ware fixt, the time the palce, the means though vile & whilst I blead, the views of bliss, Faith triumphed over Monster Death.
Joseph Moxley, Sr.'s Timeline
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Ledyard, New London, Connecticut Colony
December 28, 1765
August 2, 1769
September 6, 1781
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States