NameDaniel MUSSER Sr.
Birth4 Apr 1759, York County, Pennsylvania1372, p. 153.,1768
Death15 Dec 1817, Springfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio1372, p. 153.,1768 Age: 58
BurialOld Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio1768
FatherMichael MOSSER (1717-<1790)
MotherMaria Eva ELSASSER (1717-1807)
ChildrenJohn Daniel (1793-1872)
 Daniel (1796-1855)
 Jacob (1809-1889)
Notes for Daniel MUSSER Sr.

Biographical Sketch (1907):1452, v.1, p. 265. "The Third Battalion of Associators was organized in 1775 by Colonel Richard McAllister, of Hanover, who commanded the Second Pennsylvania Regiment of the Flying Camp, in which a large number of his men enlisted at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1776. After the organization of the state militia, in 1777, the Third Battalion was commanded by Colonel David Jameson. Part of this Battalion served under Jameson at Germantown, White Marsh and minor engagements in 1777. It was organized in 1775 out of the Associators in the townships of Heidelberg, Berwick, Paradise, Mt. Pleasant, Manheim, and Germany." Daniel Mosser listed as a private in Capt. Godfrey Fry’s Company in the Third Batallion.

Biographical Sketch (1932):1372, p. 174-175. "Daniel Musser was a private in Capt. Fry’s Company of the 3rd Battalion of the York County militia in the Revolution.1372, p. 174. As his authority, Farley cites Prowell, G. R., History of York County, p. 265-257.,1550, (Daniel Musser, p. 488) It is stated elsewhere1372, p. 174. As his authority, Farley cites Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, vol. VIII, p. 443; also Henderson, F. D., Rea J. R., and Dailey, J. D., Official Roster of the Sons of the American Revolution Buried in Ohio, p. 268. that he was in Captain Adam Stahler’s Company of Col. Henry Geiger’s 6th Battalion of the Northampton County militia. The latter statement must be in error, though it is possible for him to have served in both counties. The fact that he was placed in Northampton County is another link in the chain of evidence that the family in which we are interested may have lived for a few years in Northampton County. At least they may have had relatives who lived there, and who might have been a reasons for members of the York County family to return there for extended periods.

Daniel and his wife Margaret came to Columbiana County about 1807. April 13 of that year Peter sold him 155 acres of land in Sec. 36, Range 1.1372, p. 175. As his authority, Farley cites Columbiana County deeds, I-35. Because of the rather large quantities of cloth mentioned in Daniel’s will, it seems that he may have been a weaver as well as a farmer. His will written December 11, 18171372, p. 175. As his authority, Farley cites Columbiana County wills. devised his property to his wife Margaret and three sons, John, Jacob, and Daniel. Daniel’s wife Margaret died May 12, 1837.

An interesting comment on the conveniences of the times is unconsciously made in the will of Daniel. He bequeaths his ‘pipe stove’ to his ‘dear and beloved wife, Margaret,’ as one of his choice possessions. At this date a ‘pipe stove’ was likely a rarity and must have been considered a great value to have had a place in a will."

Biographical Sketch (1974):1887 "Daniel (1759-1817) served in Captain Fry’s Co. of the 3rd Batallion of York County Militia in the Revolution. He and his wife, Margaret, emigrated to Columbiana County Ohio in 1807. On April 13 of that year, he bought 155 acres from his brother, Peter. Large quantities of cloth were metnioned in his will, which led Belmont Farley to speculate that he may have been a weaver. There were three sons: John Daniel, Daniel, and Jacob."

1781 Tax List, York Township, York County, Pennsylvania:1548, (Daniel Mosser, p. 344) Daniel Mosser listed as owning no land, 2 horses, and 3 cows, levied a tax of 8.0.

1782 Tax List, York Township, York County, Pennsylvania:1549, (Daniel Mosser, p. 574) Daniel Mosser listed as owning no land, 2 horses, and 2 cows, levied a tax of 0.12.0.

1783 Tax List, Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania:1545, Daniel Mosser, p. 698) Daniel Mosser listed as having 2 people in the household and owning no land.

1792 Baptism of Son Daniel:1465 On 9 April 1792, Daniel and Catharine Moser witnessed the baptism of Daniel Moser born 12 March 1792 to John and Catharine Moser. Performed at Blimyers Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania.
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