Julia Winifred Moseley was born on March 21, 1919, in Brandon, Florida, the daughter of Ruby and Hallock. Her love of nature, music, writing, and dedication to preserving the legacy of her family has been central throughout her life.
As the granddaughter of Julia Daniels and Charles Scott Moseley, Julia Winifred Moseley made it her life’s work to preserve their family homestead, including its wealth of documents, photographs, artwork, artifacts and objects along with the land and lake setting that are so much a part of the legacy. Julia’s long lifetime was dedicated to history and preservation, voicing opposition to the rampant development and loss of habitat she has witnessed in Brandon and surrounding communities. She served as an outspoken and strong advocate for water and land protection and ecosystem approaches to preservation throughout her life. As part of her work, the Timberly Trust was established to preserve and protect the Moseley Homestead and its lands for education and use for future generations. Julia celebrated her 101st year of life in 2020, and passed away on August 9, 2020, still living at the home she loved and knew her entire life.