Marshall Moss

Marshall Moss

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Dr. Marshall E. Moss
Born 1930s.
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Marshall is the Gateway Guardian for William Clopton
I retired as a hydrologist in 2003 and have spent a lot of my spare time since digging up my family roots. I continually update a manuscript in which I try to document everything possible about my direct ancestors. The current version contains about 1000 pages of text, photos, documents, maps, and references. The most common family names that I research are: Moss, McJunkin, Bell, NIblack, Howard, Camp, Marshall, MacCarthy, Montgomery, Brezeale, Sterling, Tarpley, Caldwell, Swettenham, Stanley, Dellechaux, Cassell, Banks, Hendricks, Glenn, Lesley/Leslie, Trotter, & Woods. I would be pleased to share and collaborate with anyone who has interest in these family lines.

I have attached the Introduction to my family history manuscript that I have named "Mosses Do Have Roots!":

In the following pages, I have attempted to capture as much knowledge of my direct lineage as is currently known so that my progeny will have a portion of their heritage documented by word, image, and sound. Obviously the pictorial documentation is limited to the recent past in which photography has provided a relatively inexpensive medium for recording family events and images; however, some of my ancestors were either wealthy or famous or even infamous enough to have their images captured by the artists of their day. In some cases, I have been lucky enough to visit or otherwise obtain photographs of the vicinities in which some of my more distant ancestors lived and died, thus providing some flavor of their native environs.

Genealogical data are in abundance these days — particularly since the popularization of the Internet. This abundance is both a boon and a bane for someone interested in the truth, for the data comprise both fact and fiction. The fiction may derive from mistakes, lies, and mixtures of the two. In my genealogical research to date, I have encountered data that have all of these characteristics, and much of it is included herein. To help the reader distinguish the real from the not-so-real, I have tried to include references to sources as well as to include my own evaluations of the validity of many of these. In certain instances, I have deduced that some pieces of the puzzle are most likely to be pure fiction; to call the reader’s attention to these, I have used the convention of presenting these factoids in italics. For example, Abagail Brewer (FFM,MM) possibly was the wife of my father’s father’s mother’s mother’s father, William Watson. My degree of possible relationship with her is designated by the code, (FFM,MM), in which M indicates a maternal relationship and F indicates a paternal one, and the generational sequence is from left to right back in time. To see why “Granny Abagail” is classified as being doubtful, just click on the hyperlink or turn to the page indicated in the Index.

I have used hypertext throughout this document, which means that if it is being read on a digital device, the reader can simply click on the blue underlined text, and the page will be turned to that describing the underlined individual. See “Granny Abagail” in the previous paragraph as an example of hypertext. The Table of Contents and the Index also are created in hypertext, so clicking on items in these sections also will move the reader to specified locations within the document.

I also have included where available recordings of some of my ancestors talking about their history. These are indicated by an icon depicting a loud speaker in the margin as shown to the right. If you are reading this on a computer, you can simply double click the icon to hear the text in the speaker’s own voice.

This manuscript presents my paternal ancestors first and then my maternal progenitors. Each major family line is separated into an individual chapter as can be seen in the following diagram. The family lines are arranged sequentially (top to bottom) in the diagram in the same order as they are found in the manuscript. Each horizontal line represents the period of history covered by a given chapter, and the vertical line at its right end indicates which families merged and at what point in time. Arrows pointing to the left indicate that the particular family line has been extended back into the 14th century and perhaps further.

Outline of "Mosses Do Have Roots!"

To facilitate comprehension of the roles of particular family names in my family history, I have ordered the members of each family from my most recent ancestor to the most distant. Then I fold back along the main branch of the tree to pick up the families of the spouses on the main branch. When I found that sufficient material was available to create a new chapter, I began a new chapter as indicated above with the spouse from the attached branch. Following this convention resulted in the occasional instance of individuals of a particular family line that has its own chapter being included with their spouses in chapters with other family names. I apologize for this potential confusion, but it was the only structure that I could derive that would capture the complexity that exists in my family tree.

The convention described above had to be reversed in the second-from-last chapter of the main body of the manuscript, entitled Early Ancestral Lineages. This chapter presents basic genealogical data for several family lines that have become very inter-twined, and reversing the chronological order provided the only economical scheme for doing so.

The penultimate chapter before the Appendix, entitled Vignettes of Early Ancestors, contains vignettes of several famous ancestors of ancient vintage whom I chose to include primarily because I found a good biography or two that I could synthesize readily. The current version of the manuscript includes all of the information that I have been able assemble so far for at least the first twenty generations of my direct ancestors. As I find time, I plan to include information from earlier generations, and the vignettes from the final chapter eventually will be incorporated into the earlier chapters of the manuscript.

One of the current rages in family history is the use of DNA analysis to explore and perhaps confirm possibilities of prehistorical ancestry. I recently have subjected my genes to several of these analyses; the results and my evaluation thereof are provided in the final chapter, My Genetic Ancestry.

In doing research for this manuscript, I have encountered several archaic terms primarily from the feudal system used in the medieval period. Many of these have no single synonym in modern English. Therefore, I have included within the Appendix a Glossary that defines such terms and have included cross-references where the words appear in the main text. The cross-references are written in hypertext so that a click takes the reader directly to its definition. If in reading this manuscript, you find terms that you think should be added to the Glossary, I would be pleased to hear about them.

The Appendices also include maps that show the locations of many of the events in the lives of my ancestors, a list of my ancestors that served in the Parliaments of England or Ireland, a list of ancestors who were members of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, syntheses of several historical battles in which my ancestors fought, and a Family Calendar that shows familial events for each day of the year (almost).

My plan is to keep this manuscript as a living document to be updated as new facts or interpretations are brought to my attention. Therefore, I encourage any reader who has material that I can incorporate into the text to provide me with the “facts” and with their documentation.

Other than that, I hope that all who read portions of the following may find it interesting as well as occasionally entertaining.

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My mother's maternal line is well documented to Henry Brassal in Colonial Virginia in the late 17th Century.
My earliest confirmed maternal ancestor was Elizabeth Hendricks, born in SC in 1738. She married Alexander Clark. Oral family history states that her mother was Susan Glenn, daughter of James Glenn and Patience Thompson. Any mt-DNA that would help support or disprove this would be greatly appreciated!
Particularly interested in New Bordeaux in the South Carolina Colony.
My earliest male ancestor is Henry Moss, born in Hannover, Germany on 8 May 1819. If he and I shared the same Y chromosome, he was a member of the I-Y15479 haplogroup. He immigrated to Greene County, GA, where he died on 20 January 1901.
My family tree connects to the trail from Wyllys-6 connecting to Henry de Bohun that is being wrangled by Anderson-35092. I currently am Gateway Guardian for William Clopton, Clopton-42..
My mother's paternal line is documented back to Robert J. McJunkin in Scotland in late 17th Century and Ulster & PA in the 18th Century.
My earliest male ancestor is Henry Moss, born in Hannover, Germany on 8 May 1819. If he and I shared the same Y chromosome, he was a member of the I-Y15479 haplogroup. He immigrated to Greene County, GA, where he died on 20 January 1901.
I currently am working on Savages, Stanleys, and Oldfields of Cheshire, England in the 15th Century and earlier.

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Marshall Moss's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Marshall or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Marshall Moss: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-Y15479, FTDNA kit #N57680
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Marshall Moss: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H24a, FTDNA kit #N57680
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On 24 Jul 2018 at 09:20 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Thanks for becoming the Gateway Guardian for William Clopton. To post this sticker to your profile, you can copy/paste the coding from the e-mail. Cheers, Liz
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On 4 Jul 2018 at 19:06 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Welcome to the Magna Carta Project, Marshall. I see that Liz has you badged and ready to get started. I look forward to working with you in our project.

By the way, relationship finder indicates that we are 8th cousins through our common ancestor, William Stroud, of Virginia. There are a few other Stroud descendants here in WIlitree, including Darlene Athey-Hill, Leader of the EuroAristo Project.

Best regards

David Douglas Magna Carta Project Co-Leader

On 4 Jul 2018 at 16:55 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Welcome, and thanks for joining the Magna Carta project!

Check out the project page for details about the project and Magna Carta Project 101 to get started.

Give me or David a holler if you have any questions, or you can post in G2G (Magna_Carta) or to the Google Group (that group is tied to WikiTree-36, the project account). When you send a request to join the Google Group, please include your WikiTree ID (I don't always recognize a person by their e-mail address).

Cheers, Liz

On 30 Jun 2018 at 01:27 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 Badge! Please make sure to add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags to assure that you are involved in the discussions regarding this period of time.

On 24 Jun 2018 at 22:56 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Southern Colonies project and the Southern Pioneers subproject!!

On 13 Jun 2018 at 22:08 GMT Paula J wrote:

Marshal, Here is the category for Jones Cemetery.

On 13 Jun 2018 at 21:07 GMT Paula J wrote:

Marshal, I should point out that the excellent work on the Pickens County Page was done by Mary Richardson from Texas!! She has been doing all of our South Carolina county pages and I told her the praise of a local resident was the highest possible praise! Thanks again!

On 13 Jun 2018 at 21:00 GMT Paula J wrote:

Thanks for your kind words regarding the Pickens County space page! I would love to add the cemetery and map along with any other information you wish to share. I will email you so that we can discuss it easily.

Paula, from New Prospect, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

On 5 Jun 2018 at 19:52 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Thanks Marshallfor taking the Pre-1700 Quiz

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations. Citations & links for sources enable verification of data. From wiki ID go to Research to find sources

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or topic.There are a few projects that link to your comments.

Add the project tag to your Following list to keep up to date on any activity

Any questions let me know

Janet ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 5 Jun 2018 at 03:45 GMT Kimberly Pruitt wrote:

Dr. Moss, I have no problem with you trying to get Daniel put in the 1776 category. From the information you added, he definitely deserves it! I do not know what must be done, so if you do, go ahead! Any help I can give in this regard, I will.

I do not have documentation that proves Bogan was Daniel's middle name. It is just oral tradition handed down to me. He has always been known as Daniel Bogan McJunkin. Please feel free to add whatever information you would like to any of the connecting family lines to the McJunkins. I just have bare bones facts. Thank You so much for what you added! Best Regards, Kim

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