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Roland Moseley
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1788
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1855
Bureau County
Illinois, USA

Roland married Achsah Pomeroy in Northampton, MA on 16 Feb 1813.

Princeton was settled in the 1830s by families from New England and the Mid-Atlantic states and was a stop on the underground railroad. This was located at the home of Owen Lovejoy.[2]

Princeton was supposedly named by the draw from a hat. The story goes as follows: "The naming of the township of Princeton was the privilege of the three trustees, Roland Moseley, John Musgrove and John P. Blake. When these men came together to act upon the subject of christening this new legal division of land, each one had a favorite name to present. It is only natural when one wanders away from the scenes of his early life that he should feel a longing for something that looks or sounds like home, so it was with the school trustees of what is now Princeton. They each presented the name of their choice, but could come to no agreement; finally it was decided that is should be settled by lottery. Each man was to write the name of his choice upon a piece of paper and place it in a hat, and a stranger, being blind-folded, should make the drawing. Mr. Musgrove, coming from New Jersey, and being loyal to his classic institution, wrote upon his slip Princeton, and as it had been agreed that the first name drawn should settle the question, there was quite a little excitement in the preparation for the deciding contest. Matters were finally arranged and the bandage placed over the eyes of the drawer and he was led up to the hat wherein the papers had been placed and with outstretched hand he stood ready to decide the great and momentous question of christening the first born of the future Bureau county. At last the word was given, the drawing was made, while those interested stood with bated breath, awaiting the result which was soon announced by the declaration that upon the slip of paper drawn by the blind-folded man Princeton was plainly written, and so we today have the classic name of Princeton for the legal center of Bureau county.

1850 United States Federal Census about Roland Mosely
Name: Roland Mosely
Age: 62
Birth Year: abt 1788
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1850: Bureau, Illinois
Gender: Male
Roland Mosely 62
Caroline Mosely 48
Frederick Mosely 32
Dwight Mosely 22
William N Mosely 27
Harriet N Mosely 18
Caroline L Mosely 16
Charles C Mosely 9
Emily C Mosely 5
Sarah A Ross 20
John O Drake 23

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
Name: Roland Moseley
SAR Membership: 53659
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1788
Death Date: 18 Sep 1855
Lydie Noble
Achsah Pomroy
Frederick Moseley 
Family links: 
  William Moseley (1764 - 1839)
  Caroline H Coburn Moseley (1803 - 1855)
  Achsah Clark Pomeroy Moseley (1792 - 1837)*
  Charles Coburn Moseley (____ - 1886)*
  Sophia Chapin Moseley Fowler (1813 - 1878)*
  Roland P Moseley (1815 - 1852)*
  Frederick Moseley (1817 - 1865)*
  William Noble Moseley (1822 - 1872)*
  Dwight Moseley (1827 - 1870)*
  Harriet Newell Moseley (1831 - 1881)*
  Emily Caroline Moseley Chandler (1845 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Emigrated to Princeton, ILL 1831 Died SEPT 18, 1855 Aged 67 years
Oakland Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 3, Lot 3
Created by: Cookie
Record added: Apr 19, 2013
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Roland Moseley
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