History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
Names and Page # Index


JAMES D. MOLL, born in Sellersville, Bucks county, Pennsylvania , August 9, 1865 , is a representative of one of the old families of the state. Authentic records make mention of Michael Moll, who was a resident of Montgomery county.

            John Moll, son of Michael, was born in Pennsburg, Montgomery county, and in early life learned the tailor's trade which he followed for some time, but his later years were devoted to farming. He married Eva Graber, and they became the parents of eleven children: Edward, married Dena Weiand; Reuben, married Cordelia Underkoffler; Ezra, wedded Mary Mack; Ephriam, married Henrietta Viegner; John G.; Andrew, married Amanda Gowkler; Leanna; Sophia; Maria; and two that died in infancy.

            John G. Moll, son of John and Eva Moll, was born in Pennsburg, Montgomery county, September 25, 1833 , pursued a common school education, and afterward worked for Abraham Cressman for fifteen years, during which time he saved from his earnings the capital which enabled him to become a landowner. In 1874 he purchased a farm in Rockhill township, Montgomery county, and at once began its further development and improvement, continuing its cultivation with success for fifteen years, or until 1889, when, retiring from business life, he removed to Perkasie, where he has since resided, making his home with his son, Jacob D. He married Miss Lydia Detwiler, a daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Clymer) Detwiler. She was born March 23, 1836 , and they were married October 12, 1861 . Mr. Moll is a member of the Reformed church, while his wife holds membership with the Mennonite church. They were the parents of four children: Jacob D., born August 1, 1863 ; James D.; John D., born June 15, 1870 , and is deceased; and Harry D., born December 12, 1876 . The eldest son was married, September 19, 1885 , to Miss Lizzie Hedrick, daughter of Oliver Hedrick, and they have three children: Howard, born January 7, 1887 ; Raymond, December 3, 1891 ; and Warren , May 7, 1893 . Harry D. Moll, the youngest son, was married March 26, 1898, to Miss Ida Shellenberger, born May 16, 1875, a daughter of Henry Shellenberger, and they have one son, Ralph, born December 18, 1902.

            James D. Moll began his education in the schools of Sellersville, and continued his studies in the high school of Perkasie . He has always followed farming from the time, as a boy, he assisted his father in the development and cultivation of the fields on the old home place. In 1892 he purchased a farm in Hilltown township, where he still lives and carries on general farming, following progressive methods and using the latest improved machinery in the development of his farm. His political interest centers in the Republican party and he endorses its principles by his ballot. He belongs to the Mennonite church. James D. Moll was married, January 9, 1886 , to Miss Lizzie G. Moyer, a daughter of Isaac H. and Annie (George) Moyer. They had two children, both of whom died in infancy.

Text taken from page       of

Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed 2003 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published December 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

Thank you to the volunteers to contributed the biographies. Nancy Janyszeski
Bucks County Coordinator
Web Page Developer
Nancy C. Janyszeski

PAGenWeb State Coordinator
Nancy Janyszeski


PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Western Counties)
Ellis Michaels

PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Eastern Counties)
Mary Ann Lubinsky

Site Previously maintained by Judy Jackson

If you have a homepage, a link, or wish to volunteer to transcribe information for the Bucks County PA website, email: NancyJanyszeski@yahoo.com.
All copyright laws are observed to the best of our ability. However if you feel something is on the site and infringes on copyright laws please contact the webmaster and let us know. Use of information is for Personal Genealogical purposes only.  Commercial publication of any such information is prohibited. All text and images are copyright by said contributors.
Copyright © by Nancy C. Janyszeski 2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011