marriage of James Moseley and Sarah Farrington.
James Moseley was born about June 29, 1817 (the day of his baptism) in Sandbach, Cheshire, England. He was the fifth of nine children born to Ann Thorley and Daniel Moseley (week 38). Like his father, he too was a farmer.
June 25, 1838 James married Sarah Ellison Farrington (week 9) at St. Peter's Church, Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire. They had 10 children together, including my 2nd great-grandfather, Daniel (week 30).
James only appears in two England census records:
1841 Census - James Moseley (20), farmer, wife Sarah (20) and son Daniel (8 months) living with his mother-in-law Martha Farrington, farmer (45) and her children: Ann (15), Martha (14), Betsy (13), Ellen (9), Maria (7),
William (2) in Township of Bechton, Cheshire England.
1851 Census - James (34) and Sarah Mischel (31) (should read Moseley) living in Wolstanton with children: John (12), Daniel (11), Hannah (9), Le?? (7), Thomas (5), James (3),
Sarah (11 mos) and 2 servants: Daniel Fathers (50) and James Condliff (21).
Unfortunately, James died at the young age of 38 around June 18, 1855, leaving Sarah widowed at the age of 34 with at least eight children under the age
of 16 to raise on her own. According to the International Genealogy Index, (IGI), James,"though living & farming in the Newchapel area of Staffordshire he may have been returned to Sandbach for Burial".