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From: Ann & Everett Richards <>
Subject: [GATLIN] Moses Allen Gatlin - NC/GA/AL
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 08:04:37 -0600

Moses Allen Gatlin was born February 4, 1782 in North Carolina. His
date of death and place of birth are unknown. He married first Avy
(Amy?) Rose (Rowe? Rhodes?) on May 14, 1799 in Warren County, Georgia.
His second marriage was to Chloe Ros (Rowe? Rhodes?) on April 16, 1803
in Warren County. Proof of Moses' parentage has not been established;
however, Eva Loa McDuffie in The Gatlin Family of America (pg. 14)

Edward Gatlin stated that he wrote the names in the Bible more than
thirty years ago, and that his brother James wrote the date of his
mother's more than thirty years ago. His mother,
Elizabeth Bradley born 8 December 1759
Moses Allen born 4 February 1782
Jesse Gatlin died 4 February 1782

It is inferred from the above statement that Moses and Jesse were twins,
and if, in fact, Elizabeth Bradley were the mother of Moses Allen
Gatlin, his father would have been Jesse Gatlin, who was born about 1794
in Chowan River Region, NC, and died May 6, 1837 in Randolph County,
NC. This particular Jesse Gatlin fought in the Revolutionary War and
was at the Battle of Guilford.

Moses Gatlin fought in the War of 1812, from September 26, 1814 to March
2, 1815, in Co. 3, Few's Regiment, Georgia Militia, for which he
received $45.04.

According to Alfred Kitchen, researcher, Moses "Gatling" was listed as a
witness to probation of a will for John Parish--will made August 23,
1819--probated May 5, 1823. Names listed in the will: John Parish, wife
Elizabeth, sons Hampton, William, Allen, Anslem; Daughters Lynney
Cooper, Sally Rowe, Polly James, Dicey Smith, Elizabeth Parrish, Patsy
Parrish; Grandaughters Elizabeth Cooper, Lucinda Rowe (dau of Sally

Nothing is known of Moses' first wife, Amy Rose (Rowe) other than the
Warren County marriage information; although it is believed that she was
related to Chloe Rowe, the second wife. It is assumed that Amy was the
mother of Jeptha Gatlin.

By 1830, Moses and Chloe were living in Butler County, Alabama (Section
2, Township 10, Range 16, now in Crenshaw County). In the 1850's
Moses applied for and received two allotments of Bounty Land (80 acres
each). It is not known where this land was located. By the time of the
1860 census, both Moses and Chloe were living in the household of Jeptha
Gatlin in Covington County (Williams Mill). Moses' was listed as an
invalid and gives his age as 87.

At this time, there are only two known children of Moses Allen Gatlin;
although, the family believes there were others. These children were:
Jeptha Gatlin and Eliza Gatlin.

Jeptha Gatlin was born in 1803 in Georgia. He married Mary Ann
Donaldson on August 28, 1829 in Montgomery County. He might have been
called "Jerry." In 1850, he lived in Lowndes County, Rocky Mnt. Dist,
where he listed his occupation as a miller. By 1860, he was a farmer in
Covington County. His children were: (1) George W. Gatlin (abt.
1831); (2) Joseph Daniel Gatlin (2/23/1833-11/7/1898) who married
Liddy Murphy; (3) James Gatlin (abt. 1836); (4) Jesse Bernard Gatlin
(4/7/1838-5/16/1921) who married Louisa Olivia Walker; (5) Harmon Sion
Gatlin (6/21/1839-1928), who married first Martha Ann Henderson and,
second, Matilda Jane Dauphin; (6) Sion A. Gatlin (1842-1863), who died
in the Civil War. One family member believes there was another child,
Hillard Gatlin; however, proof cannot be established.

Eliza Gatlin (1825) married Francis Glass, a widower, on 12/31/1857 in
Butler County. They had one son, Robert W. H. Glass, born 1859.
According to Charles Glass, a descendant, "Eliza and Francis moved from
Alabama to Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA and were counted there in the
1860 census, along with their son William. The 1870 census showed the
family in Livingston, TX, living with Benjamin Glass, Francis' son by
Sarah Varner Glass. The 1880 census shows only Eliza Glass and son,
"John", age 20, living in Livingston, Polk County, TX."

Ann V. Richards

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