The information that I have was developed by children and/or grandchildren of James Monroe Moose, known by his middle name "Monroe". This information lists 14 children as being born to Anthony Moose and Mary Haffner. Elizabeth Pennice, born August 4, 1824 and died May 1, 1866, was apparently the 13th child, born just before Melinda. My list also includes a daughter named Annie, born November 20 1798 and died in 1883, and a son named Andrew.
Elizabeth Pennice never married and died at age 42 leavingseveral very young children as orphans. The youngest Mary Catherine, who I knew as Aunt Molly, married Alonzo Patrick Benfield an older brother of my granndfather, William David Benfield. My grandfather married Amy Lillian Moose a daughter of Robert W. Moose. It should be noted that George H went by the surname McGee and his obituary lists him as a half brother to Monroe Moose.
In the late 1950s, I went with my family to several gatherings at the home of Tom and Florence Combs. Although I was about 20 years old at the time, I don't recall just what the occasion was for the get-together. In fact I didn't even know what the family connection was until I got into genealogy.