Bennett Williamson Moseley and Alfred McDowell Moseley were born in Bedford Co., VA in 1874 and 1879 respectively, to Rev. Bennett Williamson Moseley and Louise Jane Venable. B. W. started a cotton buyer and shipping business in Greenville in 1899, and was joined by his brother in 1902. B. W. was a director of the Home Building and Loan Association, and served as chairman of the Street Committee and Water and Light Commission and member of the board of alderman. A. M. Moseley was a director of the Greenville Bank and Trust company, and was vice-president of E. B. Ficklen Tobacco Company. The brothers opened Moseley Brothers Insurance in 1907. They represented many notable companies including the Royal Exchange Assurance of London and the Security Life and Annuity Company. They were also involved in real estate, handling both city and farm properties. Their office was moved to the Old National Bank building on Aug. 1, 1915. B. W. Moseley’s son, Bancroft Ficklen Moseley, joined Moseley Brothers Insurance in 1938. He later became president and manager of the company. In 1965, the company employed six individuals, and owned apartment rentals and a washerette operation.