I believe my Moser line descends somehow from these early Nashville Mosers. I hope this research can help out another Moser / Mosier researcher. As always, please feel free to contact me at downhomegenealogy@gmail.com.


November 5, 1780? – Register date. Grant or warrant number 2299. Heirs of Francis Mosur to James Sanders: 640 acres. “On the north side of the Cumberland River river below the mouth of Drakes Creek.” (Ancestry.com) *Near present-day Hendersonville, Tennessee.

March 5, 1788 – Register date. Grant or warrant number 558. “Granted to Daniel Smith assignee of heir Samuel Moser a tract of land containing 640 acres lying and lying in our County of Davidson on the north side of the Cumberland River…” (Ancestry.com) *Note, this is Daniel Smith of Historic Rock Castle. 

April 13, 1795 – Register date. Grant or warrant number 1094. “At Fayetteville the 26th of November 1789.” “Granted unto James Sanders assignee Francis Mossar [Frances Moser] and Benjamin Robinson.” 914 acres. North of the Cumberland River near Daniel Smith’s line and Drakes Creek. (Ancestry.com) *Note, this is Daniel Smith of Historic Rock Castle. 

1800 – “Near this time (1800) … David and Daniel Mosier, with their parents and families, … all settled near the site of Sycamore Mills.” (Source: Goodspeed’s History of Cheatham County, published 1887)

June 24, 1800 – A marriage license is issued to Humphrey Hogan and Catherine Fisher. Bondsmen are Christian Moser and James Hogan. (Source: Nashville Archives)

1811 – Early tax list records: John Mosier (Ancestry.com)

1812John Mosier is listed in Captain Roger’s Old Militia Company during the 1812 headcount of all free men in Davidson County. (Source: Pioneers of Davidson County, Tennessee by Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley)

1812 – Early tax list records: David Mosier (Ancestry.com)

May 13, 1816 – Register date. Grant/Warrant number 834. Deed to Matthew Williams. Mentions land beside “Jno. Moser’s Spring Branch” on Sycamore Creek. [John Moser] (Ancestry.com)

October 26, 1825 – Record date. Entry 249. 100 acres of land on blue spring branch on Sycamore Creek to David Mosier near Thomas Watts. (Ancestry.com)

December 31, 1825 – A marriage license is issued to David Mosier and Elizabeth Bennett. The bondsman is Dempsey Morris. (Source: Nashville Archives) *David and Elizabeth are my fifth great-grandparents.

June 26, 1826 – Register date. Mentions John Mosier “assee”. Entry not legible. (Ancestry.com)

October 13, 1826 – Record date. Entry 249. 100 acres of land on blue spring branch on Sycamore Creek near Thomas Watts to David Mosier. Witnessed by Thomas Watts and Daniel Mosier. (Ancestry.com)

December 19, 1826 – Record date. Grant or warrant number 4840. 100 acres granted to David Mosier “on the blue spring branch of Sycamore Creek”.  (Ancestry.com)

November 12, 1827 – A marriage license is issued to Washington Lewis & Cynthia Small. The bondsman is Joseph Moser. (Source: Nashville Archives)

1829 – Early tax list records: David Mosier (Ancestry.com)

1830 Census – (Ancestry.com)

Name: David Moser
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Davidson, Tennessee
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6

March 7, 1831 – Register date. Grant or warrant number 854. “David Moser by virtue of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.” Twenty acres on Blue Springs Branch near Peter Binkley. (Ancestry.com)

October 1, 1836 – Register date. No grant number. 25 acres to David Moser on Blue Springs Branch near Peter Binkley. (Ancestry.com)

January 9, 1837 – Register date. Grant or warrant number 13923. David Moser granted 25 acres on Blue Springs Branch near Peter Binkley. (Ancestry.com)

1839 – Early tax list record: Simon Mosier and David Mosier (Ancestry.com)

 

April 9, 1845John Mosier marries Mary Ann Harper. John is son of David Mosier. (Ancestry.com)

February 24, 1847Nancy Mosier marries Wiley Farmer. Nancy is daughter of David Mosier. (Ancestry.com) *Nancy and Wiley are my fourth great-grandparents. 

May 26, 1851Barbara Ann Mosier marries Jacob Francis Dowlin. Barbara is daughter of David Mosier. (Ancestry.com)

1856 – Cheatham County becomes a county. David Mosier lived in Sycamore Mills, which became part of Cheatham County.

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