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Joseph Moxley, Sr.

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death: September 6, 1781 (45)
Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Moxley and (No Name)
Husband of Elizabeth Horsford
Father of Joseph Moxley, Jr.; Jonathan Moxley; Samuel Moxley; Elizabeth Moxley; Deborah Moxley and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Moxley

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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

Gravestone Inscription:

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.

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Joseph Moxley, Sr.'s Timeline

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Age 26
Ledyard, New London, Connecticut Colony
December 28, 1765
Age 29
August 2, 1769
Age 33
September 6, 1781
Age 45
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States