Moses Driskell
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Moses James Driskell (1689 - aft. 1755)

Moses James Driskell
Born in Somerset, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1713 in Somerset, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Worcester, Marylandmap
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Biography

Moses Driskell was born September 17, 1689 in Somerset, Maryland. He was the son of Dennis Driskell and Hannah Holden.[1][2]

On February 4, 1713 he married Katherine Elgin in Wicomico County, Maryland. [3]

They were the parents of the following known children:

  1. Rachell Driskell born February 20, 1718 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [4]
  2. William Driskell born November 26, 1719 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [5]
  3. Ann Driskell born February 28, 1720 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [6]
  4. Mary Driskell born August 7, 1723 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [7]
  5. Comfort Driskell born November 5, 1726 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [8]
  6. Moses Driskell born November 26, 1729 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [9]
  7. Elgit (Elgate) Driskell born December 10, 1736 in Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland. [10]

Moses passed away sometime after August 11, 1755 which is the date he signed his will. [11][12]

Land Records

Name: Moses Driskell
County: Somerset
Name of Tract: Cow Harbour
Acreage: 50
Date: 1722
Reference(s): ILA/570 [13]

Name: Moses Driskell
County: Worcester
Name of Tract: Philip's Folly
Acreage: 100
Date: April 27, 1762
Reference(s): BC21/667; BC22/83 [13]

Name: Moses Driskell
County: Worcester
Name of Tract: Driskell's Hazard
Acreage: 388
Date: February 13, 1766
Reference(s): BC32/162; BC34/35 [13]

Will of his father-in-law, William Elgate

William Elget wrote his will on Jan 31 1725/26 and it was probated in Somerset Co. on Oct 14 1738. -To daughter Sarah Bird, land tracts Heculey and part of Elgatts Lott -To granddaughter Katherine Hitch, d/o Hannah Hitch, tract Jeshimon and remainder of Elgatts Lott -To Adam Hitch Sr. 12 pence -To daughter Rebecca, 260a of tract Munsley which was called James Bready's Place and known as Long Point -To daughter Ann Hall, 60a of tract of the plantation I now live, part Munsley and part Avers Policy running to Thomas Hall's place -To daughter Katherine Duskie, remander of Avers Policy joining Thomas Hall's place on Cottinghams Creek -rest of estate to divide between Sarah Bird, Katherine Duskie, Rebecca Bready, Ann Hall and my beloved wife her thirds. Wife also to get thrids of the plantation, house and orchards during widowhood or until marriage -Son in law Thomas Hall to be sole executor Witnesses: Thomas Humphris, Purnel Johnson, Richard Driskell, Edward Macglamere (MdPrW-22:005) An inventory of his estate was appraised in Nov 1738 by George Dashiell and Isaac Handy with nearest kin Thomasd Byrd and Rebecca Bready. Largest creditors were Michael Disharoon and David Hall and Thomas Hall signing Jan 10 1738/39. (MdPrInv-23:511) His account was settled Jan 26 1739/40 with distributions to Sarah Elgate for her thirds, Sarah Bird, Thomas Hall for his wife Anne's part, Rebecca Bready, Moses Driskell for his wife's part, and Alexander Adams for funeral sermon among others. (MdPrAcc-17:379)

Will signed: 11 August 1755; Will proved: 5 November 1755
Bequests to: wife Katherine Driskell, children Rachel Toadvine, William Driskill, Mary Ruark, Comfort Hill, Sarah Brice, Moses Driskill, Elgate Driskill. Executor: wife Katherine Driskell. Witnesses: James Cathell Sen’r, Jonatha Cathell, James Cathell, Jun’r

Research Notes

  1. Birth: Sep 17 1689 - Somerset, Maryland, United States
  2. Death: After Aug 11 1755 - Worcester, Maryland, Colonial America
  3. Parents: Dennis Driskell, Hannah Driskell (born Holden)
  4. Siblings: Edward Driskell, Sarah Driskell, Dennis Driskell, William Driskell, Richard Driskell, James Driskell, Hannah Holden (born Driskell), John Driskell
  5. Wife: Katherine Driskell (born Elgate)
  6. Wife: Elizabeth Driskill
  7. Children: Rachel Driskell, William Driskell, Ann Brice (born Driskell), Mary Raurk (born Driskell), Comfort Driskell, Moses Driskell, John Driskell, Elgate Driskel, Elias Driskell

Sources

  1. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZQ-RHM : 11 February 2018), Dennis Driskill in entry for Moses Driskill, 17 Sep 1689; citing Somerset, Somerset, Maryland; FHL microfilm 14,363.
  2. Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z7-V9X : 16 March 2018), Dennis Driskill in entry for Moses Driskill, 17 Sep 1689; citing Birth, , Somerset, Maryland, United States, various libraries, churches, historical and national societies, private and public records; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  3. Ancestry.com. Maryland, Compiled Marriage Index, 1634-1777 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Barnes, Robert, compiler. Maryland Marriages, 1634–1777. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1975.
    Name: Moses Driskell
    Spouse's name: Katherine Elgin
    Marriage Date: 4 Feb 1713
    Marriage County: Wicomico
  4. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-4RG : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Rachell Driskill, 20 Feb 1718; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  5. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-8J1 : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for William Driskell, 26 Nov 1719; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  6. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-4J7 : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Ann Driskell, 28 Feb 1720; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  7. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-SPG : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Mary Driskell, 07 Aug 1723; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  8. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-75G : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Comfort Driskell, 05 Nov 1726; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  9. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-XSC : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Moses Driskell, 26 Nov 1729; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  10. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F483-62R : accessed 25 March 2016), Katherine in entry for Elgit Driskell, 10 Dec 1736; citing STEPNEY PARISH,SOMERSET,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,416.
  11. Ancestry.com. Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Maryland County, District and Probate Courts. Original data: Maryland County, District and Probate Courts. Wills, vol 28-29, 1751-1756. (Found using Heritage Quest which is a free database through my public library).
  12. Transcribed will of Moses Driskell [1]
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Ancestry.com. Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Consolidated Edition [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Coldham, Peter Wilson. Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Consolidated Edition. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.

see also:

  • MyHeritage.com [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. [2]
  • Lindley Family (TN) Web Site, managed by Brenda (Lindley) Langley [3]
  • Family Tree[4]


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