Did John Mosher born 1744 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA and his wife Hannah Warren have a son named James?

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I have been searching for the parents of James Mosher born  1780 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA.

I am wondering if John Mosher born 1744 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA and his wife Hannah Warren were James parents.

On John's Find A Grave memorial it says he had a son named James. Yes, I know Find A Grave can be inacurate.  On familysearch.org it does not have a son named James listed though it may just be missing information.

Does anyone know anything about John Mosher born 1744,  his wife Hannah Warren and if they had a son named James?
WikiTree profile: James Mosher
in Genealogy Help by CeeJae Steamasar G2G Crew (370 points)
edited by Ellen Smith

I checked the Oneida, NY, County Probate records (where John Mosher is said to have died in 1817), and found only a Chauncey Mosher, whose will mentions only a wife Nancy and daughter Mary Elizabeth.

If that is of any interest, it can be found here:

"New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYCF-8ZS?cc=1920234&wc=Q7PX-PT5%3A213303301%2C216960801 : 28 May 2014), Oneida > Wills 1848-1858 vol 9-11 > image 128 of 749; county courthouses, New York. 

If you want to continue to search the index, the names beginning with "Mo..." start here:

"New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTRN-K3W?cc=1920234&wc=Q7PM-HZS%3A213303301%2C216887401 : 28 May 2014), Oneida > Will index 1798-1909 > image 373 of 597; county courthouses, New York.



3 Answers

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Familysearch has his wife as Hannah Prescott (not Pierce) Unless the wrong record is attached to profile

"New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLX2-VXK : 26 September 2017), James Mosher and Hannah Prescott, 13 Aug 1801; citing Hollis, , New Hampshire, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,286.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Findmypast has same record 


Last name Mosher

Sex Male

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Event Marriage

Year 1801

Event date 13 Aug 1801

Location Hollis

Place Hollis, New Hampshire, United States

County -

State New Hampshire

Country United States

Spouse's first name(s) Hannah

Spouse's last name Prescott

Spouse's sex Female

Spouse's father's first name(s) -

Spouse's father's last name -

Spouse's mother's first name(s) -

Spouse's mother's last name -

FamilySearch film number 001001286

Record set United States Marriages

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce

Collections from Americas, United States

+1 vote

John (Jr) Mosher and Hannah Warren were married in 1770, and had a son born in 1770, who was not baptized and no first name was given. Pepperell Town Records, Births (subscription site.) Those town records do not have any record of a James Mosher born in 1780. The unnamed son of John and Hannah could have been a James, but the birth year is not the one you noted, and proof that he was a James would have to be found elsewhere.

by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
John Mosher and Elizabeth Lawrence had sons John Mosher who married Hannah Warren and James Mosher who married Eunice Blood. John and Hannah apparently had a son James Mosher (according to FAG) (married Hannah Pierce?). James and Eunice had a son Jacob Mosher who married Mary Pierce.

I added John Mosher and Hannah Warren as “uncertain” parents of James Mosher married to Hannah Pierce, plus research notes.

I did not update my question after finding what I am 98% sure is the answer to my question. The answer is no, John Mosher and Hannah Warren are not the parents of James Mosher. 

There are baptismal records for 8 of their children located here. They are said to have had 11 children. One died as a newborn thus was not baptized. The 2 youngest children do not appear on the list. They were probably baptized after this list was made.  At any rate, if James were the son of John and Hannah his baptism would have presumably been done when John (born about 1780) was baptized.

I do not believe they are his parents.

Someone else I talked to feels that Daniel Mosher (son of John Mosher and Elizabeth Lawrence) were James parents. She also felt that for some reason James and Elizabeth raised James.

I have no answers.

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Added 1790 census showing John Mosher had another son under the age of 16.
by Sara Mosher G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)

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