Marriage intention of Zebulon Rowe of New Gloucester, Maine, and Mrs. Eliza Walker of Poland, Maine, handwritten in 1854 by Elisha H. Moseley, Town Clerk of New Gloucester, Maine.
This is one of several New Gloucester marriage intentions written by Elisha Moseley, thankfully in a very legible hand, that I'll be featuring. They include intentions between:
- Sewall N. Martin and Persis T. Nelson
- David K. Foster and Miss Hannah Burns
- Winthrop Cobb and Lucy S. Fogg
Reverse of the document shown above:
Most of the online vital records for New Gloucester appear to have been constructed at a later time and contain little information.
Elisha H. Moseley married Sophia or Sophronia A. L. Sampson on 15 May 1847 at New Gloucester. They had at least three children, I believe. Elisha died 11 November 1862.
Elisha's possible father, Rev. Elisha Moseley, ministered at New Gloucester, Maine, from 1802 to 1826. He married Nancy Lobdell, daughter of Isaac and Polly (Stetson) Lobdell, on 27 October 1811 at Minot, Maine. Again, I haven't yet found a record linking the two Elishas; perhaps a reader will step in.