The Moss family history and that of the farm's founding and operation spans the time from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) to the Post-Global War on Terror era (2001-). After living in the Shenandoah Valley until sometime in the 1840s, the Moss Family migrated to Northwestern Virginia by 1850 and was living in Upshur County by 1860. Following service on the Union side during the American Civil War (1861-1865), they helped establish the community of Sand Run, Upshur County, West Virginia (USA), where John W Moss founded the Moss Farm in 1903-1904 as a diverse commercial agriculture production, value-added foods, and catering operation. While declining in the decades following Moss's sudden death in 1954, the farm remained in family ownership and continuous operation for over 100 years, with Moss's son and grandson maintaining reduced farming operations. In 2001, Moss's granddaughter and her husband purchased the Moss Farm from family and have reestablished infrastructure and instituted conservation practices. Sources for this history of the Moss Farm included oral history interviews conducted by the first author, primary source documents, and artifacts. Irrespective of the outcome, the history of the Moss Farm is important to the narrative of local history and understanding small farm dynamics in the first half of the 20th Century and their transition to the 21st Century.