Jabez the second was born in Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, New York on March 16, 1759. Jabez's parents moved from Quaker Hill to Cambridge, Washington Co., New York when he was seven years old. In 1782, he married Abigail Deake, daughter of Charles & Anna (Gould) Deake. Abigail was born on March 17, 1765 in Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island and died September 30, 1828 in East Aurora, Erie County, NY. Jabez married secondly, Maria Belay on March 4, 1834 in Syracuse, NY. There were no children by this marriage. Maria outlived Jabez, dying sometime after 1855.
During the Revolutionary War, Jabez enlisted as private, first under his father Capt. Jabez, Sr. in October, 1776. He re-enlisted 8 more times. In 1793 he was a member of the North Galway Saratoga Co., church. In 1799 he was a deacon of the Center White Creek Baptist church in Cambridge. In 1800 he was in the census for Cambridge. The two years that he said he lived in Greenfield, Saratog Co. included 1808, when he and Abigail sold land there. From 1810 to 1826 he was in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co. His son Hezekiah sold land there in 1826, then went to Aurora, Erie Co., before 1830, probably taking Jabez with him. His son Benjamin Gool moved to Brooklyn September 13, 1839 probably with his father, who was there in 1846. The announcement of his death included a eulogy characterizing him as an unblemished man of integrity and usefulness.
Declaration of a Revolutionary Soldier who served in the Militia to obtain a Pension under the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832:
State of New York, Erie County SS. At this Twenty-fifth day of August 1832 at Aurora in the County of Erie personally appeared before me James Stryker one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Erie in the State of New York, Jabez Moshier, a resident of the Town of Aurora in the County of Erie and State aforesaid aged 73 years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated--In the Fall of 1776 he entered the service and served about one month under his Father, Captain Jabez Mosher, Lieutenant David Preston, Ensign Henry Groat, the Regiment to which our Company was attached was commanded by Col. Van Wirt, Major Ebenezer Allen and was stationed a part of the time at Cambridge and a part of the time at Salem in Washington County in the State of New York and employed in apprehending Tories in guarding and protecting the frontiers. This deponent further says that he was called out some time after that but what year or month he does not recollect and was engaged in actual service at Fort Edward in the same County and State above mentioned about three weeks under Captain William Brown and from the best of his recollection the fort at that time was commanded by Major Chipman who belonged to the Continental line. This deponent further says that he was in the year 1777 or 1778 again called out and served under Captain John Whitesides about 5 weeks and was stationed at Fort Edwards which at that time was commanded by Major Chipman as above stated. This deponent further states that he in the year 1778 or 79 again entered the service at Fort Edwards under Capt. William Brown and at that time the Fort was commanded by Major Chipman & the militia was commanded by Colonel McCray from Stillwater that at that time he was engaged in actual service about 5 weeks and during the time he was there Fort George was taken by the enemy. This deponent further says that he was out as a Soldier at Palmer Town now called Northumberland in the County of Saratoga in the State of New York under Major Aster and was out six weeks and on the approach of winter we were discharged. And was also out two weeks at the time Governor Clinton went to Fort George. This deponent further says that he was again called out and served under Col. Van Wirt at Salem in Washington then Albany County in the month of July in the year 1777 and was out at that time about five weeks and after staying at Salem in the fort some time went to Bennington with a drove of cattle. At the fort I supposed was under the immediate command of Captain McCrackin. This deponent further says that he went through Vermont and under Captain William Brown to White Hall then called Skemborough and was out about one month and stayed out at Whitehall until winter and also that he was out under the same captain last mentioned above in March 1780 & went to Fort Edward and stayed there in actual service four weeks.
This deponent further says that he was frequently out on Scouting parties and was frequently out a number of days at a time the particulars of which he cannot recollect. This deponent further says that his house and all his papers were burned while he lived in the town of Amsterdam. That he was born in the County of Duchess [sic] at Quaker Hill on the 16th of March 1759 and resided there about seven years when he removed with his Father's family to the town of Cambridge then Albany now Washington County in the State of New York where he first entered the service and resided in Cambridge aforesaid about Thirty Years when he removed to the Town of Greenfield in Saratoga County in the State aforesaid where he resided about two years when he removed to the town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery in the State aforesaid where he resided about twenty nine years, when I removed to the town of Aurora in the County of Erie where I have resided ever since and now reside. This deponent further says that he once had a record of his age but it was burnt with his house several years ago and that he has now no record of his age. That he never received any written discharge from the service, and this deponent further says that he cannot produce any proof of his services other than the above, and that his mind is such impaired by infirmity and that he cannot distinctly recollect the circumstances that occurred during his service in the Revolution and that he now resides about 18 miles from the City of Buffalo where the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County sits and that his health is now so much impaired and so delicate that he is unable from bodily infirmity to attend the said court to make the declaration above. That Elias Harmon, William Warren, Nathaniel Fillmore reside in his present neighborhood & can testify to his veracity and services. This deponent further states that he has no documentary or other evidence to prove the services above set forth, and he hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any state. (Signature) Jabez Mosher. Sworn and subscribed before me this 25th day of August 1832 (signature) James Stryker, Judge of Erie County Courts. We Elder Elias Harmon and William Warren and Nathaniel Fillmore residing in the town of Aurora and County of Erie hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Jabez Moshier who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration that we believe him to be 73 years of age that he is reputed and believed.
Revolutionary War Pay Records for Jabez Mosher and his son, Jabez Mosher
Jabez died on October 26, 1851 in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan. He and Abigail are buried in the East Aurora Cemetery in East Aurora, New York. Jabez has two tombstones—one broken, laying on the ground, the other a newer stone erected by relatives.
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