Washington County, Pennsylvania, Family Sketches
An American Adventure
Mosser - Abraham Mosser and wife Barbara Sheely spent several years in Washington County, moving there from their native York County. Barbara apparently died during their residence in Washington County. Two of Abraham's three daughters married while in Washington County. Mary Ann Mosser married John Taylor while Elizabeth Mosser married Christian Harnish. Daughter Eve Mosser married Jacob Good before coming to the area. The Mosser, Taylor, and Good families left Washington County about 1807 to establish homes in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on 4,000 acres of bounty lands that Abraham acquired jointly with Thomas Boude.

Peake - Francis Peake was born about 1780 in the territory that was later to become Washington County, Pennsylvania, the 12th child of Thomas Peake and Lettice Moseley. Francis Peake later married Euphy Glore on 17 January 1804 in Campbell County, Kentucky, and by 1850 was living in Porter County, Indiana, with his second wife Lucinda.

Taylor - Henry Taylor, Esquire, of Strabane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, raised a family of ten children, most of whom remained in the area. His children were Matthew Taylor; John Taylor; Joseph Taylor; Henry Taylor; James Taylor; George W. Taylor; Jane Taylor; Mary Taylor; Eliza Taylor; and Ann Taylor. Henry died in 1801. Third son John Taylor married Mary Ann Mosser about 1803 and settled on the Mosser tract in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. After John's death in 1842, sons Abraham Taylor and Joseph Taylor settled their families in Auglaize County, Ohio. Joseph Taylor and wife Adeline Meyers owned a general store in Uniopolis for many years. Abraham and wife Lydia Stamm spent their last years in Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio.