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Joyce Mosley

Joyce Mosley has over thirty years of employee benefit management experience with two global chemical organizations, an international consulting firm and an international retailer. She specialized in employee benefit design and administration, compensation, compliance and was the director of the corporate HR Shared Services.

The job of family historian was passed down to Joyce over ten years ago.  Her family is one of the founding families of Cheltenham Township just outside Philadelphia.  They are also among the first families of Philadelphia.  Morrey/Montier/Bustill families are also among the founding families of several African American churches in Philadelphia and the surrounding neighborhoods including the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, founded in 1792 as the first black Episcopal Church in the USA.   She can trace her family history to 1600 and the first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey, and to Samuel Bustill, deputy registrar of the Province of West New Jersey and mentioned in the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

Her family history is the history of African Americans beginning before the Revolutionary War in Philadelphia and New Jersey.  Inclusive of

Cyrus Bustill (1732 – 1806) manumitted in 1769 and served George Washington's troops as a baker.

David Bustill Bowser (January 16, 1820, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 30, 1900, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an African-American ornamental artist and portraitist. 

Joseph Cassey Bustill was born in Philadelphia in 1822. He worked as a school teacher.  

Charles Hicks Bustill (1816–1890), was also a teacher and became prominent in the Underground Railroad. 

Gertrude Bustill Mossell, (1855-1948) after graduating from Robert Vaux Grammar School, she taught school for several years in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.

Paul LeRoy Robeson, (1898 – 1976) was an American bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism.