Notes for Reuben Moss: Reuben Moss (Morse) served during the American Revolution. He was a Private in the North Carolina Militia. Source: Texas Society DAR Roster: Revolutionary Ancestors, Vol. III -------------------------------------
The following information comes from these sources: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, August 1986; 1987 Everton Family Group #7703 Kinfolks of Granville County, North Carolina: 1756-1826 by Zae Hargett Gwynn Histories and Genealogies of old Granville County, North Carolina 1746-1800 by Thomas McAdory Owen Abstracts of Granville County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1746-1789; 1792-1795; 1818-1820 by Z,H. Gwynn Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina: 1808-1833, Vol II by Z. H. Gwynn
Sept. 27, 1768 Reuben Morse and wife Martha deed to David Mitchell. 1769 - Granville County, North Carolina Tax List shows property consisting of 3 whites and 2 blacks
August 22, 1771 - produced commission for militia.
Feb. 3, 1773 - John Craft deed to Reuben Moss in which Elizabeth Craft, wife of said John, relinquished her dower right.
1783 - certificate from state of North Carolina to Capt. Reuben Moss: To attendance in classing and delivering the 12 months Continental...the state troops and 18 months Cont. soldiers...sixteen days at 7/6--6 pounds. ON REVERSE "June 1783. This will certify that Capt. Reuben Moss served the within time. /s/ Joseph Taylor, Col. G.C." BELOW - Granville June 10th 1783. Then Reuben Moss made oath that he has rec/d no satisfaction for Ye above service. Sworn to before me. /s/ Dan'l Grant, J.P.
Dec. 26, 1786 - William Bowden deed to John Moss for land adjoining Reuben Moss and Samuel Moss, also signed by Mary Bowden.
1789 - Reuben Moss issued license to sell liquor with bond secured by William Hanks and John Craft.
1789 - Reuben Moss permitted to keep tavern at his house with bondsmen Bromfield Ridley and Charner Cox.
1789 - Reuben Morse (Moss) executor of estate of Samuel Morse, dec'd., makes return on estate sales.
October 1793 - Reuben Morse selected as a juror for next county court.
1792-1795 (?) - Estate of Samuel Moss, dec'd, with executors Elijah Mitchel and Reuben Morse, settled by commissioners appointed.
July 28, 1794 - Reuben Morse deed of gift to his son-in-law, Ransom Smith.
November 1797 - Inventory of Samuel Morse (Moss) dec'd by Reuben and Phillis Morse, executors - from 1789 - mentions sum paid Elizabeth Henderson for curing a cancer on Polly Moss, land sold to Vinkler Jones - estate settled November 10, 1797.
December 10, 1807 - Reuben Moss and Howell Moss of Granville County joint bill of sale to Arthur Harris of Montgomery County, North Carolina.
April 1, 1812 - Reuben Moss deed to Turner Moss
September 9, 1813 - Reuben Moss deed to Howell Moss
June 15, 1816 (proved May court 1819) - Reubin Moss, Sr. to son BENNETT MOSS, all land I now live on adjoining land I deeded to son SAMUEL, FRANKLIN. JAMES and HOWEL MOSS and land of Vinkler Jones Sr., Vinkler Jones Jr., and John Hare; to son JOSHUA, a negro slave; to sons TURNER and FRANKLIN, a cow and calf each; all stock remaining, household goods, tools sold and money divided to all my children, after paying my debts. My children: JOHN, HOWEL, SAMUEL MOSS, BETSEY SMITH, SALLEY SMITH, PATSEY SMITH, POLLEY LONGMIRE, REUBIN MOSS, JAMES, JOSHUA, MERCELLUS, FRANKLIN MOSS, BENNETT MOSS. To Frederick Wiggins in trust with Am Hawkins and William B. Hare, a negro slave; to son BENNETT, my blacksmith's tools; son JOSHUA, the 50 dollars son BENNETT owes me, either money or a horse paid by BENNETT; a negro called Richmond to be kept in trust for my son's children and wife, son TURNER MOSS during lifetime of said TURNER MOSS and his wife for their use, then to the children of them and if son died and wife remarries, divide the property to the children. Exrs: son BENNETT MOSS and John Hare. Wts: Celey Falkner, Thomas Daniel.
February 10, 1819 - Reuben Moss died in Granville County, North Carolina.
May 3, 1819 - Will of Reuben Morse (Moss) deceased proved by Liley Falkner and Thomas Daniel, with Bennett Moss as executor.
August Court 1819 - BENNETT MOSS renders account of inventory and sales of estate of REUBEN MOSS, deceased, Feb. 10, 1819; among buyers were TURNER, BENNETT, SAMUEL, FRANKLIN MOSS, MERCILLUS MOSS and HOWEL MOSS among others.
November 9, 1821 - Accounts of BENNETT MOSS as executor of REUBEN MOSS, deceased, mentions suit against him in Warren County.
March 29, 1822 - REUBEN MOSS land is now BENNET MOSS.
from PEARCE PIONEERS IN KENTUCKY by Marvin Pearce Pearce states that Reuben Moss was a Revolutionary War veteran. On Page 138, Bk. C, of Accounts of the United States with North Carolina, War of Revolution, it shows that Reuben was due 14 shillings for service. He also saw military service in 1771, as an Ensign in Colonial forces, as shown by the Owens Manuscripts, Washington,D.C.
Reuben may have had more than one wife. There is some question as to the marriage date of Reuben Moss and Martha "Polly" Jordan. The date is either earlier than 1768 or there may have been another wife before Martha.
More About Reuben Moss: Fact 1: 1737, Born in Sussex County(?). Virginia. Fact 2: 1768, Married Martha Jordan- Granville Co, NC. Fact 3: 1769, on Tax List. Fact 4: August 22, 1771, produced commission for militia. Fact 5: 1783, complained not paid for militia service. Fact 6: 1789, liquor license/tavern in home. Fact 7: October 1793, selected as juror for next county court. Fact 8: June 15, 1816, Divided property among children. Fact 9: February 10, 1819, Died in Granville County, NorthCarolina. Fact 10: May 03, 1819, Will proved in court.
Children of Reuben Moss and Martha Jordan are:
Elizabeth Moss, b. November 1769, Granville County, North Carolina, d. 1850, Marion County, Tennessee.
John Moss, b. October 27, 1771, Granville County, North Carolina, d. 1838, Henderson County, Kentucky.
+Sarah Moss, b. 1772, Granville County, North Carolina, d. 1855, Campbell County, Kentucky.
Howell Cobb Moss, b. December 10, 1773, Granville County, North Carolina, d. September 1830.