Born: Au­gust 2, 1872, Rock­mart, Geor­gia.

Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1927, Huff­man, Ala­ba­ma, in a car ac­ci­dent.

Buried: Me­mo­ry Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Al­bert­ville, Ala­ba­ma.



Thomas was the son of John Grif­fith Mos­ley and Het­tie Jane White, and hus­band of Nan­cy Eli­za­beth Vi­o­la Par­tain.

His first song, For Me, was pub­lished in Re­gal Sing­ers in 1889. He taught his first sing­ing nor­mal in Mar­shall Coun­ty, Ala­ba­ma, in 1896.

For some time he con­duct­ed sing­ing nor­mals an­nu­al­ly at Sand Moun­tain, Ala­ba­ma. His sing­ing schools drew stu­dents from all ov­er the south­east Unit­ed States, in­clud­ing Jes­se Bax­ter, Ver­nie Fos­sett, John L. Shra­der, Eu­gene Hor­ton Whitt and Troy Dan­iel.

He worked for the A. J. Sho­walter pub­lish­ing house for 30 years as an as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or, di­rect­or, and af­ter An­tho­ny Sho­wal­ter’s death in 1924, ed­it­or-in-chief of the Mu­sic De­part­ment.




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