About Lydia Moseley
Excerpted from the diary of David Parsons, pastor of Westfield
"May 20. Married David Moseley. I asked none of
ye guests tho ye wedding was at my house. I did not pretend
to do much. Esq. Moseley made a supper, on that
account thought it proper to call ye guests, besides I judged
it liable to less exception not to invite any than not to invite
22. Notwithstanding my care not to give offense with
regard to ye marriage that was at my house, much offense was
24. Some pretend that we not only did not invite them
but hindered their being invited to the marriage. How watchful
is Satan for opportunities to alienate people from me.
What need of prudence by a minister. That is a most reasonable
caution Christ gives, be ye wise as serpents and harmless
as doves. What care need be taken in ye conduct of every
affair, that we be not the occasion of others seeing."
The bride who was the unconscious occasion of that
unseemly rumpus in the parish was Lydia Gay, a niece of
Mrs. Ballantine, who outlived her husband many years and
who has been clearly remembered by people not long gone
from earth, as a refined and lovely gentlewoman. Her death
at the great age of 93 years did not occur until 1835. David
and Lydia Moseley had ten children, the firstborn having been
David, the third in line of the name, who was the great-greatgrandchild
of John Mosely, the settler and foundation man. "
June. 2. Rev. Mr. Forbes of Brookfield and Mr Asaph
Rice a missionary to the Indians visited us. "
From Lineage Book, Volume 11 (Google eBook) Daughters of the American Revolution. The Society, 1900 - United States. Page 315
Miss Agnes Elmendorf. Born in New York, Descendant of Col. David Moseley, of Massachusetts.
- Daughter of John Joy Elmendorf and Henrianna Green, his wife.
- Granddaughter of Henry Atkinson Green and Anna Amory Tucker, his wife.
- Gr.-granddaughter of Joshua Green and Mary Moseley, his wife.
- Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of David Moseley and Lydia Gay, his wife.
David Moseley commanded a company at Ticonderoga and in 1777 served in Col. John Moseley's regiment. In his journal he writes: "General Burgoyne was delivered into our hands, Prisoner of War, October 17, 1777." He commanded a regiment at the close of the war. He died in 1798 at Westfield, where he was born in 1735.
Lydia Moseley's Timeline
July 29, 1741
Killingly, Windham , Connecticut Colony
December 27, 1762
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
April 26, 1764
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
March 14, 1766
March 25, 1768
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
April 2, 1770
July 24, 1772
January 20, 1777
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
April 22, 1779