Johann Adam and Leonard were brothers. Reliable sources say they both had sons named Jacob and born around the same time.
The question arises in which was married to Elizabeth Onstott in 1780
JOHANN ADAM MOSER
+ ANNA MARIA BOEHM
JACOB MOSERB:1753/1754 in Berks County, PA. D:2 Jul 1813 in Anderson County, TN
+ ELIZABETH ONSTOTT m:Jul 1780 in Randolph County, NC. d: 1855 Ind
+ MARY ANN FOUST
+ MALITHA WAGNER
JOHANN LEONARD MOSER
+ MARIA SARAH BINCKELEY
JACOB MOSER B: 1753 Frederick County, MD. D:ca.1794 in Lincoln County, NC
+ Maria Magdelena??
Elizabeth Onstott's application for pension 1836-1850 confirms the following record of her children with Jacob Moser.
+ Elizabeth Onstott
Adam b:1782 d*
Mary b: d*
Solomon b: d*
Charity b: d*
George b: d:
Elijah b: d*
* all died before 1850 except Geo, Jacob, John
It has been generally believed that Jacob son of Leonard had served in the Revolutionary War with death occurring 1813 in Campbell County, Tennessee.
However, in the North Carolina Archives there was a probate that showed that Jacob died in Lincoln County, North Carolina around February 1795. This abstract was taken from that paper: "Jacob Moser in Account with Peter Moser Due to a ballance on a Horse sold him in the Spring 1790 at Currency rates 3 pds 15 s State of N Carolina Stokes County.
February 11th 1795 Peter Moser of said County this day appeared before me a Justice of Peace for said County and proved by his oath the justness of the above stated account due him by his brother Jacob Moser.
Certifydby me s/Christian Lash JP" Descendants said he died in December 1794 while out hunting when a coon tree fell on him. Jacob appears on the 1774 Surry County Tax List in Michael Houser's District where his land adjoined Moser, Alberty and Frey. By 1790 Jacob lived adjoining his brother Francis in Lincoln County, North Carolina.
In 1817 Barnet, John, Henry and Samuel sold their share of their father's estate to their brother Jacob [Lincoln County Deed Book 27, p. 642] and left North Carolina. Jacob also left for no Mosers are found on the 1840 Lincoln County census. By 1850 most of the brothers had gone to Izard, Independence and Lawrence Counties in Arkansas.
It would appear that those who have concluded that the Jacob Moser who served in the Revolutionary War and married Elizabeth Onstott, was the son of Adam Moser and not Leonard were correct.
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