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John Moffett

Male about 1741 -


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  • Name John Moffett 
    Gender Male 
    Born about 1741 
    Baptism 5 July 1741  Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I67067  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 October 2005 

    Father Lt. John Moffett,   b. about 1712, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1749, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Mary Christian,   b. 1717, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1784, New Castle, Fayette Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Family ID F2886  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Roger, I don't know anything abt the Mary Lee (ID 46460) or the John Moffett (ID 6215) that she is linked to. It appears this John Moffett is linked as a possible child of David Moffett (family ID F16218). All of the possible siblings shown for this John were born in the late 1700s in Ireland so it is a completely different family than anything having to do with the John Moffett who was born in the mid 1700s in Augusta Co. Virginia. Undoubtedly there was a John Moffett who married a Mary Lee but whether he fits in as a child of this David I wouldn't want to venture a guess.

      As to Mary Lee (ID 20010). There are a couple of parts to this situation: First, I do not know if she married a John Moffett but if she did it was not John, son of John Moffett (ID 2336) and Mary Christian. I wish I could answer your question re the correct parentage of the 2 children shown assigned to her: Josiah (ID 8316) and William (ID 20008). Josiah's parentage has been the subject of discussion for years, in fact I have a posting from a 1993 VA Genealogical Society Newsletter asking the same question. There may have been further work done since then that ties him as the son of "a" John Moffett. If so, his wife could have been a Mary Lee, I don't know. But again, I DO know this was not John Moffett (ID 2336).

      The real issue here is that there needs to be 3 different John Moffetts in the database: #1 marr to Mary Lee (ID 46460), #2 marr to Mary Lee (ID 20010) with children Josiah and William (although I don't know that is proved), and #3, the John who was the son of John Moffett and Mary Christian.

      Here in part, is why #2 and #3 above, who are currently merged, need to be separate people:

      If you look at the children listed for John Moffett/Mary Christian notice that the dates of birth all range from 1735 (we won't get into Mgt) to 1745 (probably Wm or Hannah was born a yr or two later, but we won't get into that either)... then notice that for #5, John, it says he was born in 1726 in Augusta Co. THAT info belongs to the John who marr Mary Lee #2; it is not correct for the John who was the son of JM and Mary Christian.

      John Moffett and Mary Christian (family ID F2886) did have a son named John. He was baptized on Jul 1741 at Tinkling Springs Church in Augusta Co. VA. He was assigned a guardian in Nov. 1752 in Augusta County. This alone establishes that he was not the John Moffett who married Mary Lee and was the father of Josiah, born in 1751.

      John Moffett, son of John Moffett/Mary Christian purchased land in Augusta Co. in 1764 and sold it in Nov. 1766, after which he disappeared from the Augusta Co. records. He is BELIEVED to be the same person as the John Moffett who appears abt the same time in South Carolina, became a colonel in the SC militia (fought with the "Swamp Fox), was a state legislator and an all around colorful man. He died in 1829 and is buried in DeKalb Georgia where his daughter was living.

      Please consider making the John, b. 1726, marr to Mary Lee and father of Josiah and William as a completely different person in the database (WITHOUT the 1729 died in Georgia info which does not belong to him either). In all honesty I do not know that Josiah had a brother William or that their father was even a John or their mother a Mary Lee. But there I must defer to the person who submitted that info. I just know that they erred in making that John the same person as John, son of John Moffett/Mary Christian. I've attached a brief outline of what is currently proven for the John who was the son of John Moffett/Mary Christian. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S874] Person Sheet for John Moffett, submitted by Diana Powell.

    2. [S875] eMail message titled “RE: Correction to number I5448”, written by Diana Powell.


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