Person:Moses McSpadden (1)

Moses McSpadden
b.abt 1753
m. Abt. 1743
  1. Sarah McSpaddenabt 1745 - bet 1818-1820
  2. Alexander McSpaddenabt 1746 - 1787
  3. Thomas McSpadden1748 - 1833
  4. Archibald Edmiston McSpadden1749/50 - 1840
  5. Isabel McSpaddenabt 1752 - bef 1820
  6. Moses McSpaddenabt 1753 - 1827
  7. Samuel McSpadden, "Gun Powder Sam"1758 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Moses McSpadden
Gender Male
Birth[2] abt 1753
Death[2] 11 Aug 1827 Washington, Virginia, United States
Military[1] served in Revolutionary War

Moses McSpadden was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


McSpadden Tapestry
McSpadden Diagrams
……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky



Moses, thought to be the son of Thomas McSpadden of Borden's Grant, settled in Washington County, Va by about 1774.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 98.--10th August, 1768. Samuel McDowell and Mary to James Edmiston, £10, 170 acres; corner James Richey (on) the Mary; Archibald Alexander's line. Delivered: Moses McSpadden by order James Edmiston, 26th July, 1774. (Note: James Edmiston was the uncle of Moses McSpadden).

Land Records

  • Page 41 - Moses McSpedon...200 ac...commissioners certificate...on the south east side of Holston River...Beginning on a bank of a creek called Laurel fork running into Holston - Moses McSpaddin, assignee of Ebenezer Alexander, assignee of James Gilliban, assignee of John Walker...300 ac...on the south side of Holston River opposite John Berrys, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1774...August 29, 1781.


Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
Moses McSpadden
Margaret McSpadden 22 JUN 1780
Jane McSpadden 1782
Thomas McSpadden 1784
Rebecca McSpadden 1794
John (Capt.) McSpadden 1799


  1. Find A Grave,
  2. 2.0 2.1 Virginia Genealogical Society (Richmond, Virginia). Magazine of Virginia genealogy. (Richmond [Virginia]: Virginia Genealogical Society), series XXI, Vol.4, page 140, Name index, volume XVI, number 4, page 137, (01-OCT-1978).

    Gravestone inscription: "Moses McSpadden departed this life August 11, 1827, in the 75th year of his age."

    Note: "in the 75th year of his age" means that he was 74 years old. Therefore, if his age is given correctly, he was born between August 1752 and August 1753.