Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Charles H. Moseman

Charles H. Moseman was born in 1841 in Westchester County, New York.

He was possibly the son of or related to Charles M. (1806-1853) and Harriet V. (Mills, b. 1808 in New York). If Charles and Harriet were his parents, they were married in New York in 1828 and between 1834 and 1850 settled in Michigan. By 1850 Charles (elder) and Harriet were living with two daughters in Ionia County, Michigan. Charles M. died in January of 1853 probably in Ionia County and was buried in Oakhill cemetery in Easton.

In any case, Charles (younger) stood 5’9” with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was a 23-year-old farmer possibly living in Corunna, Shiawassee County when he enlisted in Unassigned on January 22, 1864, for 3 years, and was mustered the same day.

There is no further record.

In fact, he apparently enlisted in or was transferred to Company A, Third Michigan cavalry on January 22, 1864, at Flint, Genesee County for 3 years, was mustered on the same day and discharged on September 25, 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Charles returned to Michigan after the war and eventually settled in Genesee County.

He married Canadian Alice Prevost (b. 1856) on June 3, 1873 in Flint, Genesee County and they had at least six children: Gertrude D. (b. 1874), Jessie E. (b. 1876), Clara E. (b. 1879), Charles W. (b. 1885), Roya A. (b. 1888) and Claude A. (b. 1893. By 1870 he was living in Vienna, Genesee County, and indeed he lived in Genesee County, possibly Vienna, for many years.

In 1870 (?) he applied for and received a pension (no. 228795).

Charles probably died in late 1917 or early 1918, probably in Michigan.

In April of 1918 his widow was living in Michigan when applied for and received a pension (no. 842351?).

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