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The families I am researching include MOSLEY/MOSELEY of Georgia; BENTON of North Carolina and Georgia; BAILEY and SCARBOROUGH of Laurens County, Georgia; TYLER and LONG of North Carolina; PHILLIPS, GORDON, and WILKES of Georgia.
Also, LASURE of West Virginia; COMPTON of Indiana; HARROLD of Owen and Vigo counties, Indiana; ZACHARY of Montgomery and Vigo counties, Indiana; FORSYTHE of Franklin County, Ohio, and Vigo County, Indiana; FORD of Indiana; BINKEY of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and Vigo County, Indiana; SWIGER, BEVERLIN, and STARKEY of West Virginia

Also, WIGG of South Carolina and Florida; ROBERSON and PARKER of Alabama; PAGE of New Hampshire and Florida; WILLIAMSON of Georgia; GATES of Escambia County, Florida; CANNON of Putnam County, Florida; HUGUENIN, PATTERSON, MARTIN, HUTSON, and HAZZARD, all of the Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina, area.

I am a direct desendant of Brantley Mosley, who was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, through two of his sons- Thomas and Clement. Brantley was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina, and arrived in Georgia in the early 1800s. Brantley married Sarah "Sarey" Phillips, a daughter of Mark Phillips, who came to Georgia from Virginia or North Carolina. Through my mother, I am descended from the Benton family of coastal North Carolina. The Bentons lived mostly in Brunswick and Columbus counties in North Carolina. I have traced back as far as Job Benton, who was born in about 1751, and his wife, Hannah Lynch/Linch. Job died in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

My husband is a Lasure of West Virginia, and a direct descendant of Abraham LeSueur, a French Huguenot who came to the New World in about 1752. With Abraham, were his wife, Margaret, and six children. A member of the Lasure family has written a book about the descendants of Abraham LeSueur and I would be happy to share the author's name and address with others, as I have a copy of the book myself. The Lasure name has been spelled several different ways over the years, and by various family members--- Leasure, Leisure, LaSure, and Lasher, among the variations. My husband is also a direct descendant of William Galloway Ice, who was better known as "Indian Billy." On my husband's family tree, "Indian Billy" appears FOUR times, as he descends through three of Indian Billy's children (Mary, George, and Eve), and twice through Mary. Other families entwined in this tree include the Starkeys and Swigers.

Though my first marriage ended in divorce, I have a son by that marriage, and so have maintained my files and continue to add new information about this family, the Wiggs. My son, William Hazzard Wigg IV, is a tenth-generation American, being a direct descendant of Richard Wigg, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, in about 1702. The Wiggs married into many other coastal South Carolina families, including Barnwell, Hazzard, Hutson, Woodward, Huguenin (French Huguenots), Martin, and Patterson. My son is also a direct descendant of Henry Woodward, the first white settler in South Carolina. Henry Woodward established trade with the Native Americans in coastal South Carolina.

I have much information, as I have been involved in genealogy for sixteen years. I love to help other people, as I have been helped by others many times. I would love to hear from others who are working on the same lines.
Miranda's Home Page
Updated October 9, 2002

Miranda Mosley Lasure
308 Nichols Road
Palatka, FL 32177
United States
904-328-8958
miranda44@bellsouth.net

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