Hanson Colbert Moseley - Obituary - Peoples National Bank of Prosperity - President

HC Moseley

11/26/1846 – Prosperity, SC
01/28/1910 – Clinton, SC

Hanson Colbert Moseley

H.C. Moseley Died Yesterday
Was Soldier, Farmer, Banker, Merchant, Railroader
Volunteered At Age OF 15
Being Mustered Out of Service on Account of Youth, Raised Company of Boys and Served Through War

Special to The State.
    Clinton, Jan. 28 – Mr. H. C. Moseley of Prosperity died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. D. Copeland, about 11 o’clock this morning.  His death was caused by paralysis and had not been unexpected, though the final collapse was a shock.
    Mr. and Mrs. Moseley came to visit their daughter in October and while here he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis and for a number of days was not expected to live.  He rallied, however, but his condition has been serious all the time.
A widow and two daughters survive.  Mrs. White of Savannah had just returned to her home after a visit to her father.
    The funeral will be held in Prosperity tomorrow afternoon after the arrival of the Columbia, Newberry, & Laurens train.
    Mr. Moseley was born November 26, 1846, at Prosperity.  He was reared in Prosperity, receiving a common school education.  In January, 1862, at 15 years of age, he volunteered as a private in Company H. Holcombe Legion, and served the full term of his enlistment, 12 months, when he was honorably discharged on account of his youth.  Upon his discharge he returned home and attended school.  Late in 1863 he helped to organize a company of 18-year-old boys which became Company A of Williams’ battalion.  In this he served as a second lieutenant until the close of the war.  The company was finally divided, part becoming cavalry.  He remained in the infantry division and at the end of the way was in command, though ranking as second lieutenant.  No member of this company, either officer or private, was over 18 year old.
    Since the war Mr. Moseley has devoted his attention to merchandising, banking, farming and railroad business.  He was had a business partner his only brother, William A. Moseley, slightly younger than himself.  Starting business after the war with $1 each they have built up a prosperous business.  
    Mr. Moseley was intendant of Prosperity for two years and also served as chairman of the board of trustees of Prosperity high school.
    He was married July 30, 1872 to Miss Carry L. Brown of Newberry county.