[ NOTE this widow remarried Bayliss Earle and almost certainly by 1800 us census lived in Spartanburg SC . Her parents lived in Greenville SC in 1800 , I believe]
Warren L. "Tuck" Forsythe
Ellensburg WA 98926-1299
genealogy172 (at) FAIRPOINT.net
6 Feb 2009
RE: Ann/Annie Mosely/Moseley/Mosley b. 29 July 1765 VA (dtr of Samuel
Mosely/Moseley/Mosley and Martha Hodges), Ann being the last wife of the
Thomas [also incorrectly? compiled as Martin] Hewlitt/Hewlitt [so far I've
spelled just Thomas as "Hewlitt" to match spelling in book "Va Wills and
Administrations"] whose will began probate in Henry Co VA on 10 Sep 1787
Thanks for so many of you who posted pieces of this genealogical puzzle on
the internet etc!
according to Linda Olds at
that will says:
Will filed 19 Mar 1787 Martinville, Henry Co., Virginia
THOMAS HEWLETT's will filed in Henry County Virginia on the 19th day
of March 1787: Pr 10 Sept 1787
In the name of GOD, Amen. I, Thomas Hewlett, of Henry County Virginia,
am at this time in my perfect senses and right memory, thanks to Almighty
God for it, I do make this my last will and testamen, viz.,.
To my dearly beloved wife, Ann Hewlett, I give everything I possess during
her life, and after her death to William Hewlett, son of Thomas Hewlett and
to Martin Hewlett, son of Alfred Hewlett*, and to Susannah
Darnal,[apparently his dtr Susannah, wife of Nicholas Darnell] son of
Thomas Darnal, and do ordain my beloved wife, Ann Hewlett, and her father
Samuel Moseley and William Hewlett to be Executors.
Witness my hand this 19th day of March 1787
(Signed) Thomas Hewlett, S.S.
in last line above is IMMEDIATE DISCREPANCY with hypothesis that
Thomas Hewlett/Hewlitt's widow could have been mother of Thomas's kids,
or at least she not born 1728. That's because above it says Ann (Moseley)
Hewlett's father Samuel Moseley is an executor expected probably to
survive/execute-the-will during the coming years until 1790's when this will
may continue to be probated. WHEREAS, the father of somone born 1728
would have been almost 90 years old by 1790s! (An almost unknown old age
during the 1700s, certainly not then an age to BEGIN an executorship!)
Before the year 2000 finding the proper Ann (Moseley) Hewett, daughter of
Samuel was much harder. Before 2000, compiling unrealistic origins was
more understandable. That's EXACTLY why in 2000, four of us [I,
Forsythe, did most of the colonial records] published a two volume Moseley
genealogy. For the past nine years an electronic updated version of the 2
volumes have been posted at databases named moseley1 and moseley2 on
If we use the above will to search among all the entire million databases at
for [--where * is a "wild card" for ANY further continued letters]
Ann* Mos* daughter of Sam* born 1730-1770 anywhere in the entire world,
then we find 28 records, only one record being compiled as born in Virginia
--who is, above in my subject line:
Ann/Annie Mosely/Moseley b. 29 July 1765 VA (dtr of Samuel
Mosely/Moseley and Martha Hodges), Ann being the last wife of the Thomas
I post my first attempt to briefly summarize the Hewett/Hewitt descendancy
At the above website you can click on names there to obtain some more
documentation, and more references to other compilers,
than in this brief apparent summary by someone[me] who doesn't know the
Hewett side much:
Thomas Hewlett HEWLITT (Martin HEWLETT1) was born ABT 1730 in
possibly,New Kent,VA, and died BEF 10 SEP 1787 in probated
in,Henry,VA,aft 19 Mar 1787. He married previous Mrs. Hewlitt ABT 1750 in
probably,,VA. She was born ABT 1740 in of,,VA,by 1755 at least, and died
ABT 1770. He married Annie Anna Ann MOSELEY ABT 1780 in
possibly,Henry,VA, daughter of Samuel MOSELEY and Martha HODGES.
She was born 29 JUL 1765 in ,Goochland,VA,RevDouglasRegstr, was
christened 17 MAY 1766 in St James Northam,Goochland,VA, and died
AFT 1802 in bore child in,Spartanburg,SC.
Children[known to Forsythe] of Thomas Hewlett HEWLITT and previous
Mrs. Hewlitt are:
2 i. Susannah Susanna HEWLETT was born ABT 1755 in possibly of,New
Kent,VA, and died AFT 1820 in ,Henry,TN. She married Nicholas Darnell
DARNOLD ABT 1770 in ,,VA, son of probably cousins DARNELL. He
was born ABT 1738 in reportedly,Spotsylvania,VA.
3 ii. William HEWLETT was born ABT 1756 in possibly,New Kent,VA, and
died ABT 11 MAR 1822 in ,Henry,VA.
4 iii. Martha Patty HEWLETT was born ABT 1759 in maybe
of,Goochland,VA, and died ABT 1831 in ,,AL. She married William Hughes
LACY [bef]1778 in ,possibly either Henry/Powhatan? Counties,VA. He was
born [aft 1755/or ca.]1756 in ,Hanover,VA.
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