Johnson, Moses, s. of Peter. Sergt., Woodbury Trainband. Born about 1641; Sergt. Moses d. at Woodbury, 30 Oct. 1713 in 72 yr. Cothren's statement that he was son of Moses of Stratford does not merit consideration, for there was no earlier Moses. He himself was of Stratford before settling in Woodbury, and prob. lived with Moses Wheeler the ferryman. In 1659, when he was 17 or 18, he witnessed a deed obtained by Wheeler from the Indians to land which was later in the bounds of Woodbury, the other witness being Wheeler's son Samuel, a youth of 14. Perhaps because of the early age of the witnesses, a confirmatory affidavit was later obtained from the Indian who acted as interpreter and placed on record at Woodbury. Some have erroneously assumed, from the above circumstances, that there was an earlier Moses, of whom this Moses was son. He drew land at Voluntown for service in K. Philip's War. … Will of Moses, Sr., of Woodbury, "under the infirmity of age", 10 Mar. 1713, proved 26 Nov. 1713; wife Mary; sons Moses and Solomon; daus. Zerujah Bostwick, Mary Stiles, Elizabeth Wells [error in recording for Weller]; land granted by town to son John dec'd, to be divided equally among all my children. Witnesses: John Sherman, Sr., John Skeels, Sr.