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James Moffett

Male 1730 - 1809  (79 years)


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  • Name James Moffett  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 17 July 1730  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    American Revolutionary War Veteran
    Submitter 848,1038+, 1103 
    Died 2 September 1809  Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 3 September 1809  Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28028  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 April 2009 

    Family/Spouse 1 Miss [--?--] 
    Children 
    +1. Elisabeth Moffett,   b. about 1750, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. February 1835, Crawford Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Family ID F14495  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Margaret [--?--] 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Moffett,   b. 2 February 1761, possibly, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 March 1820, Monticello, Jasper Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Family ID F6115  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Susan Jordan 
    Family ID F14349  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 4 Susannah [--?--] 
    Children 
     1. Grace Moffett,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jannett Moffett
    Family ID F9793  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 July 1730 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S190] Handwritten Pedigree Chart, compiled by Imogene Whitehead.


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