Captain Zeally Moss


Birth:  Mar. 6, 1756
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death:  Oct. 30, 1839
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Zeally Moss was drafted through a call of draft into the Federal militia, in the spring of 1777. He was residing in Loudoun County, Virginia at his time. He served under Captain Cannon, with a recommendation by is officers he was appointed as assistant Quarter Master. In that position he aided in preparing and collecting fire arms from the citizens, especially those who were unfriendly to the cause of the new country. He continued in procuring provisions for the horses and for the soldiers of the Army, principally in the Virginia area. He was acting under orders from General Caliborne, the Quarter Master General for the state of Virginia, whose headquarters was at Richmond, Virginia. Zeally Moss held the rank of Captain, and his pay as a officer was $36.00 a month in the year 1780.

Soon after General Bradford's defeat, a man by the name of Hurorces who was wagon Master, turned Tory and went to the enemy, the English. Colonel William Washington then appointed Zeally Moss, who was 26 years old, as Wagon-Master, he served in this position until after the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781. Zeally Moss was present at this surrender that ended the five years of Revolutionary War. In 1783/84 Captain Moss was engaged in building of Forts in the Kentucky area and defending against the Indian assaults. He applied for at age 79, an received his Revolutionary War pension on April 8, 1834, while residing in Switzerland County, Indiana.

In later years Zeally Moss visited Peoria, Illinois area, and died. His wife Jeanette [Jenny] Glasscock Moss, was allowed to draw Zeally's war pension on her applications executed March 19, 1851, while a resident of Peoria County, Illinois. Their children were Elizabeth, Lydia (Bradley-Benefactor of Bradley University in Peoria, IL.), Sarah, William S. Moss, and Nancy J. Moss Holmes. The children resided in the Mason and Fleming County areas of Kentucky.

His first wife was Elizabeth Marty Berry.

He was married to Jennet on October 28th, 1790.

Zeally wife was Jeanette Glasscock, she was related to President George Washington, via her fathers family line. Zeally Moss died on October 31, 1839 at Peoria, County, Illinois at the grand old age of 84 years old, he was visiting his son William at the time of his death.
 
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 Children:
  Nancy Jeanette Moss Chambers (1807 - ____)*
  McCajah Moss (1810 - 1891)*
  Lydia Moss Bradley (1816 - 1908)*
 
 Spouse:
  Jennet Glascock Moss (1766 - 1864)*
 
*Point here for explanation
 
Inscription:
In Memory of Zeally Moss, A soldier of the American Revolution. This tablet is erected by the Zeally Moss chapter of the Children of the American Revolution-Decoration Day 1915
 
Note: Shared with his wife, Soldier of the American Revolution

Burial:
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Bradley Plot

Created by: Amy
Record added: Mar 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18542599


 

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