Moses, Samuel

Gideon Hawley, the missionary to the Mashpee Indians, recorded the 1770 marriage of Samuel Moses to Hosea Webquish.
 
In a June 24, 1776 census of Mashpee performed by Rev. Gideon Hawley, Samuel Moses and his wife were enumerated as living in a shingled house at Mashpee.  Also in the household were five young children and one widow.
That same year, Samuel Moses, along with 24 other Mashpee men, was a signatory on a petition to the Massachusetts General Court requesting liberty to sell a parcel of unimproved common land to Simeon and Nathaniel Fish.  
 
Like many young Mashpee men Samuel Moses joined the American cause in the Revolutionary War.
 
On February 16, 1777, Moses enlisted for three years in the army, first in Captain Mean’s company in Colonel Ebenezer Sprout’s 12th Massachusetts regiment.  In the next year Moses would transfer to Captain John Chadwick’s company in the 6thMassachusetts battalion commanded by Samuel Brewer.  Private Samuel Moses fell ill in the Jerseys and was reported as dead by April 1, 1779.
Hawley, Gideon. Missionary journals, 1753-1806, Vol.4, Asset 109, Congregational Library & Archives, http://www.congregationallibrary.org;  1776 Mashpee Census, Unbound Papers of Gideon Hawley, MHS, Boston, MA, transcribed by R. Andrew Pierce. ; Petition of Moses Job, Philip Webquish, and other Mashpee Indians to the Massachusetts General Court, 1776.00.00.00;   Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
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