When Julia Isabell Daniels was born on August 7, 1849, in Illinois, her father, Carlos, was 35, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 30. She married Charles Scott Moseley on May 18, 1876, in Kane, Illinois. They re-settled in historic Limona, Florida, near present-day Tampa, and had two children during their marriage- Carl “Karl” Moseley and Hallock Moseley.
Julia Daniels Moseley was an artist, prolific writer and creative correspondent. Her letters and writings were gathered together by her granddaughter Julia Winifred Moseley and compiled into an edited volume entitled “Come to My Sunland: letters of Julia Daniels Moseley from the Florida frontier, 1882-1886.” These notes to family and friends provide insight into pioneering times from a woman’s perspective, with rich details of the Florida environment and ways of life. She had great love of Florida natural environment and wilderness concepts.
Julia’s husband, Charles Scott Moseley, was an engineer and watchmaker with numerous patents and important manufacturing inventions. Along with her children and extended family, she lived on the c. 1886 lakeside homestead that is today the National Register Moseley Homestead site in Brandon, Florida. She died at age 68 on August 7, 1917 and is buried in a family section of the historic Limona Cemetery.