Notes for William Henry Moss IV: Notes for CAPT. WILLIAM HENRY MOSS IV: Henry Moss enlisted in The Revolutionary War on Jan 13, 1777 at the age of 41. He was a Second Lieutenant and received a pay of twenty seven dollars a month. He was in the 2nd VA Regi, under Capt. William Taylor, commanded by Col. Christian Febiger. He was at the battle of White Plains, New York on Dec 15, 1778 with the 1st VA, Brigade, commanded by Brig. General, Woodford. Appeared list "Arrangements of VA Battalion, White Plains, Aug 1778, as Number Two Ensign." On May 14, 1780, he was taken prisoner by the British at Charleston, VA. He was exchanged in April of 1781. Henry was commissioned with the rank of Captain on May 26, 1781. In 1782, he was the commander of a Co. 2 VA Regulars. Henry was a Captain in 3rd Co. VA detachment, commanded by Major Samuel Finley. He remained in the Continental Army service until the end of the Revolutionary War and retired on Jan 1, 1783, for a period of almost five years. For his services to his country, Henry Moss received 300 acres of land, by warrant #1504, issued, May 29, 1783. On May 2. 1783, he received 4,000 Acres, for his three years of service as a Captain, Warrant # 614. Henry was a wealth land owner before the War and after with all of the land warrents issued to him, just made him wealthier. 1. Chronicles of Moss Family, by Rose Moss Scott, 1926, Willrose Farm, Chrisman, IL 2. Our Heritage, by M. W. Freel, Miller Printing Co., 1956, Ashville, NC 3. Murphy North Carolina Library, * 6175, tells of Henry being in the Revolutionary War-7 years, Captain receiving for service 4000 acres in Morgan Dist, Rutherford Co, NC. In 1785, he lived in Loudoun, Rutherford and Lincoln Counties, NC. He owned land on Harris Creek, where it runs into Little Broad river at Double Shoals about 2 miles south to southwest of Lawndale, NC, now Cleveland Co, NC, in 1801, Rutherford Co, NC. 4. Register of Deeds, Book 3 pg 122 - 26 Dec 1785 ahows Henry Moss deeded 70 ac to Howell Moss, of Lincoln Co, NC. Samuel Hollingsworth paid to Henry Moss for 15 pounds, for 50 acres on both sides of Mt. Creek, to Henry Moss's old line and to John Snyder's Corner. 5. The Moss Family, by Paul Moss, Odessa, TX, pg. 9-12, 1795, Rutherford Co, NC Census 6. Marriage Records of Rutherford Co, NC. 7. 1800 Census of Rutherford Co, NC 8. 1810 Cenus of Rutherford Co, NC, settled not later than 1785 9. Deed Book J L, pg. 215, Sept 23, 1785, Recored-July 19, 1794-Joel Vaughn of Rutherford Co, NC deeds to Henry Moss of same county, for 40 pounds, 200 acres on both sides of Broad River, original grant to Vaughn, Sept 1775.
More About William Henry Moss IV and Sarah Stevens: Marriage: 1763, Sussex County, VA.
Children of William Henry Moss IV and Sarah Stevens are:
James Moss, b. 1765, Sussex County, VA, d. date unknown.
David Moss, b. 1767, Rutherford County, NC, d. date unknown.
Crestus Howell Moss Sr., b. February 23, 1769, Loudoun County, VA, d. January 10, 1827, Tusquitte, Cherokee County, NC.
Nancy Moss, b. 1773, Rutherford County, NC, d. date unknown.
Mary Moss, b. 1775, Rutherford County, NC, d. date unknown.
Sarah Moss, b. 1778, Rutherford County, NC, d. date unknown.