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Alligators and Wagon Wheels ~ Homesley and Mosleys Going to St. Louis

HOMSLEY STORIES
by
Len Holmes
  

REMEMBRANCES 
OF
 EARL HERBERT MOSLEY
14 January 1892 - 14 July 1984

Son of
John Kimble MOSLEY (1868-1962)
Martha Elizabeth REED (1872-1943)

Grandson of
Benjamin Franklin MOSLEY (1841-?)
  Mary Ann "Mollie" HOMESLEY (1843-?)

Great-grandson of
George Washington HOMESLEY (Abt. 1807-Abt.1846)
Eleanor C BROWN (1821-1872)

2nd Great-grandson of
Joseph HOMESLEY (1780-1822)
Barbary FOULKES ((1780-1845)

3rd Great-grandson of
Benjamin HOMESLEY (1748-1824)
Jemimah SELF (Abt. 1740-1820)

4th Great-grandson of
unknown HOMERSLEY (?-1759)
Jane UNKNOWN (?-1761)



HOMSLEY STORIES ARE TRUE STORIES OF A PIONEER AMERICAN FAMILY

We document the historical evidence so that future generations may understand the migrations of their ancestors.


Thanks to a printed funeral program and Earl Herbert Mosley’s
King James Bible and family...

We know that Earl Herbert Mosely and Onnie Elizabeth Little married on Christmas Day 1911 at Ranger, Texas. Courtney MacAdams and Marty Lewis MacAdams witnessed the marriage with Jack Neighbors, celebrant. It is said that the MacAdams are cousins of the Mosley family.
Special thanks to KATHLEEN BLANTON who gathered this data.
 
  


Family stories tell about the Mosley and Homesley families
migrating to St. Louis, Missouri. It is believed St. Louis is where
the Earl Herbert Mosley and Onnie Little families knew one another.
The 1870 United States Census data lists
MOLLIE HOMESLEY with her husband
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MOSLEY
residing in ST. LOUIS COUNTY, CENTRAL TOWNSHIP




EMIGRATION TO
TEXAS


JOHN KIMBLE MOSELY

IS ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE
HIS FAMILY KNEW HIM AS JK AND HE WAS OFTEN CALLED “BABY”
He was Scotch, Irish and Dutch (dark skinned because of being Black Dutch)
North American Index Marriages on CD --- LDS Film # 1,034,619
Ellis County, Texas marriages lists the marriage of
J. K. Mosley and Martha Reed

16 Dec 1889
JK MOSLEY MARRIES MARTHA REED
FERRIS, ELLIS, TEXAS




EARLE HERBERT MOSLEY IS BORN
WAXAHACHIE, ELLIS, TEXAS
1892

WHEN EARLE HERBERT WAS TWO TO FOUR YEARS (1894-1898) OLD
HE REMEMBERED HIS GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS A VERY SHORT LADY WITH BLACK EYES WHO WAS ALWAYS LAUGHING; UNDOUBTABLY,
HE WAS REFERRING TO MARTHA REED MOSLEY.

ONE AMAZING STORY IS THAT HE RECALLS AN ALLIGATOR BEING
TIED TO THE WHEEL OF A WAGON. HE REMEMBERS BEING TERRIFIED
OF THE ALLIGATOR AS IT THRASHED ABOUT ON THE WHEEL.





EMIGRATION TO
MARCOPIA, ARIZONA


It is known that JOHN KIMBLE MOSLEY died 02 Jun 1962
Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, and MARY MARTHA REED MOSLEY
died 1943, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona

It is known that Earl Herbert Mosley
died 1984 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
The children of Earl Herbert and Onniel Elizabeth Little Mosley
TRUMAN SLIDELL MOSLEY (1912-1933)
TRAVIS “PINK” MOSLEY (1913-1991)
LOLA ELIZABETH MOSLEY (1917-1993)
ODEL HOWARD MOSELY (1920-2002)


These names are listed in hopes that the descendants may share
insight into the Homsley family tree, because these Mosley families
in Arizona are direct descendants of the
Cumberland County, Virginia family that migrated.





Info gathered by Kathleen Blanton through family members from a printed funeral program
Bible of Earl H. Mosley

"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/94C5-5NY : accessed 2014-04-29), entry for Earl Herbert MOSLEY, submitted by dwcotter1143920.

Earl Herbert MOSLEY
14 January 1892 - 14 July 1984   (Ancestral File Number: 41D2-Z0P



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