Moses Driskell

Moses James Driskell (1689 - aft. 1755)

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Moses James Driskell
Born in Somerset, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Worcester, Marylandmap
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Moses Driskell was born September 17, 1689 in Somerset, Maryland. He was the son of Dennis Driskell and Hannah Holden.[1][2]

He was residing in Worcester, Maryland in 1790. [3]

Moses passed away some time after August 11, 1755 which is the date he made his will. [4][5]

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


  1. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 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 ( : 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. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 June 2018), Moses Driskell, Worcester, Maryland, United States; citing p. 149, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 568,143.
  4. Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 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).
  5. Transcribed will of Moses Driskell [1]

see also:

  • [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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