Moses Axtell, a native of Boston, was a son of Daniel Axtell, who came from Wales with a brother, Aaron. Moses enlisted as a minute man at the opening of the Revolution. He also belonged to a company disguised as Indians, and helped throw the tea overboard in Boston harbor. He was at Lexington and heard the handsome British officer cry out, "Disperse, ye rebels!" answered by shots from all sides. He was in the battle of Bunker Hill, where the "rebels," under Putnam, sheltered by a fence, beat down the British in heaps, but were finally compelled to retreat. Mr. Axtell was a blacksmith and armorer in the Revolutionary army. After the close of the war he lost his wife and removed to New Britain, where he married Bershabe Peck. He moved to Schoharie, and from thence to Unadilla, with the Johnstons and Sliters, where he remained till 1803, when he settled at Barbourville.
Delos married Mary Elizabeth Axtell on 27 Oct 1876 in Manhattan, New York, New York. (Mary Elizabeth Axtell was born on 20 Jan 1859 in Tompkins, Delaware, New York, United States and died on 21 Apr 1945 in Deposit, Delaware, New York, United States.)