MOSS Families of Philadelphia>Leicester>Swanscombe>Greenhithe
I have been a MOSS family researcher for the past 20 years in America and recently connected with cousins in the U.K.. My Gr-gr-grandparents William Archer and Clarissa (WHEELER) MOSS came to the U.S. from Leicester, England in 1900 with their five sons, William Horace, Harry (Henry) Joseph, John Archer (Jack), Albert Victor and Bertram. They settled at 245 Wentzel St. in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pa. William Archer's father was Archer MOSS b. abt 1839 in Leicester,Leicestershire, England and married to Susannah SMITH, their children were William Archer, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Ellen and Rebecca. Archer was the son of Joseph Web and Sarah (ARCHER) MOSS, Their children were Archer, James William, Susannah, Joseph and Thomas. Joseph Webb MOSS b. 1801 in Greenhithe, Kent, England, was the son of James and Susannah (WEBB) MOSS of Swanscombe, Kent England, their children were Joseph Webb, Jane, Elizabeth, James, William , Alice and possibly Sarah. James MOSS was born abt 1750, and possibly had brothers William, Thomas and/or Samuel and possibly a sister Sarah in the Greenhithe/Swanscombe area, but I have not yet been able to locate from where they came or who their parents may be. I believe I'm heading towards the London, Middlesex region of England. Another tip is that James married Susannah Webb in 1789 in Middlesex. This was his second marriage. His first marriage may have been around 1768-1770, and their are more than likely children from this marriage as well who could have been grown by the time he remarried. Anyone who may have any info on this MOSS lineage, I would like to hear from you.