I found your post VERY interesting... VERY INTERESTING INDEED!
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Re: Looking for Moss's in La. to Texas. Posted by: O T Bourgoyne (ID *****4452)Date: April 15, 2004 at 15:03:57 In Reply to: Re: Looking for Moss's in La. to Texas. by James B. Morse of 3687
My Grandmother was Matilda (Mattie) Moss who lived, we think in Avoyles(sp) Parish. Effie LA. My Grandfather was Andrew Criswell or Christwell. They were married in St. Landry Parish. Among the descendants were Mildred, Gussie (Sally Ergustus)? Samuel Died in Service in WWI burried in Alexandria National Cemetary in Pineville, LA.
The Criswell family has also been a dead end here in Louisiana.
Obra T. Bourgoyne 638 Ackland Lane Jonesville, LA 71343 318-339-6944 email@example.com ================================
I would LOVE to match notes... because you see, I also am a descendant of both MOSS, as well as CRISWELL... which changed to HERRINGTON sometime before 1890.
My line of MOSS descends from Nathaniel MOSS-Joanna JOHNSON, thru their son, Joseph Henry MOSS b. GA, and they migrated to LA during the year of 1810... to Lafayette Parish and then into the neighboring Parishes of Calcasieu, St Mary's and Vermilion.
Nathaniel MOSS m. Joanna JOHNSON, in Goochland Co., VA 1784-migrated to Wilkes Co., GA 1810-migrated again to Lafayette Parish, LA Joseph Henry MOSS m. Marie Claire [Clarice] "Clara" THIBODEAUX .Alexander MOSS m. Martha Orr RICE ..Sophronia Teresia MOSS m. Robert CRISWELL [aka, HERRINGTON] moved to TX before 1885 married 17 Mar 1787, Robert CRISWELL, per Bible notation ...no location given, except by memory...possibly NM moved the TX-NM border, El Paso, before 1890 owned cattle ranch between Deming & Noria Station ...Pauline "Polly" HERRINGTON m. Percie Alexander ROSSER, in TX ....Geraldine Ceba ROSSER... orphaned at age 3 migrated in 1931-34 to CA, where she m.-raised a family .....Me, the 5th child of six
My 1x great grandfather went by HERRINGTON from the day that I can catch up with them in El Paso TX.His 2 daughters, Pauline ["Polly"] my grandmother, and Esther my great aunt, also used HERRINGTON all of their lives.
We KNEW that the surname had changed to HERRINGTON... but not the reason why, and of course this has fueled dark speculation of dodging the law somewhere.
My 1x great grandfather was a well respected cattleman by the time of his death in 1921... Long colorful story, and I'll save that for later, but for now...
His dob was 22 Mar 1854 or 1857... TX or KY, respectively. It depends on which Census you read... 1900 was filled out by "Sophie", who then d. 1903, 1910 & 1920 were filled out by my great aunt Esther... who seemed to be under a 'few' delusions.
his dod was; 18 May 1921 El Paso TX. Buried in Deming NM. [that's a 25 mile train ride... to Noria Station, and then another 5 miles to Deming NM, and Mountain View Cemetery]
I think you can see why I'm so interested in your post. < GRIN >
Here's hoping your email addy still reaches you....