1730 - 1809 (79 years)
||James Moffett [1, 2] |
||17 July 1730
||Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland [1, 2]
|American Revolutionary War Veteran
||848,1038+, 1103 |
||2 September 1809
||Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA [1, 2]
||3 September 1809
||Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA 
||Clan Moffat Genealogy
||17 April 2009 |
- James was married five times. His first wife is unknown, his second was Margaret, Susan Jordan was either third or fourth, and his fifth was Susannah.
His first known child, Elisabeth, was by his first wife. His first known son Thomas was by his second wife. James and his family migrated to America in 1768. During the voyage two of his sons, names unknown, died and were buried at sea. He and his family disembarked at Charleston, SC. He was granted a Head-Right, 400 acres of land in the Craven Section. The land distribution allowed the head of the family and any children over 16 to receive 100 acres of land in their own name. The family head received an additional 50 acres for each of the other family members, ie. spouse, minor children, indented servants and slaves. Upon settling in America, James changed his surname from Moffat to Moffett. In 1784, he and his family moved to Wilks Co, GA, on 200 acres of land on the Cherokee Creek. This was a Head-Right Grant which later became a part of Lincoln Co. James made a deed in 1805 of Gift of Personal Property to his children Thomas Moffett, Jacob Jordan and Elisabeth Moffett, in exchange for the care of his wife, Susannah.
Charles Kitchingham has a death date of 2 Sep 1819
- [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.
- [S190] Handwritten Pedigree Chart, compiled by Imogene Whitehead.