Biography of John E. Moseley (1831 -  )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) pp. 580-581.

John E. MOSELEY is one of sixteen children born to the marriage of Guerrant and Elizabeth F. (SMITH) MOSELEY, who were born and raised in Jessamine County, Ky.  The former's birth occurred in 1802 and the latter's in 1811.  They came to Missouri in 1830, and in 1867 came to Lincoln County, where the father died in 1886.  He was a farmer and a Democrat.  John E. MOSELEY was born in Marion County, March 18, 1831, and was reared on a farm.  At the age of twenty he began working for himself and earned enough money to take him through two years at a higher school.  For twenty-five years he farmed during the summer months and taught during the winter.  During the war he spent the most of his time in Illinois, and there in 1860 married Ellen G. BOYD, who died in 1876, leaving three sons.  In 1878 he married Susan A. PARSONS, who was born in Pike County, Mo., November 22, 1842, and is a daughter of Lewis and Louisa (MOORE) PARSONS, who came to Pike County, Mo., about 1827.  A daughter has been born to Mr. MOSELEY and wife.  Since 1867 he has been a resident of Lincoln County, where he owns 300 acres of fertile land.  Previous to the war he was a Whig, but since that time he has been a Democrat.  In 1886 he was elected justice of the peace, and Jun 2, 1888, was the regular nominee of the Democratic party for associate judge of the second district.  He is a Mason and a member of the A. O. U. W.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Donna (Moseley) Crumb, 21 Mar 2001.  Link change or update: 27 May 2001

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