Please help me sort out my St. John line! I have found no one else researching this family - which is surprising because they have numerous descendants.
I'm trying to determine for sure if James St. John and Jerusha Thomas had a daughter Dorothy b. 1774 and did she marry David Ross? My research indicates David and Dorothy had 8 children: 4 boys and 4 girls.
Here's the information that I have: James St. John b. 27 Oct 1736, Ridgefield Fairfield, CT m. Jerusha Thomas d/o Recompense and Elizabeth Thomas
Children: Sarah, James, Rebecca, Zadock, Elizabeth, Mary, DOROTHY, and Moses. The info I can find on Dorothy always says b. 1776 but has no other supporting data. Her date of birth always comes out to 1774 when looking at census records.
DOROTHY ST. JOHN b. 1774 Ridgefield, CT d. abt 1860 Leon, Cattaruagus, NY m. David Ross b. 1768 CT or NY d. abt 1860 Leon, Cattaruagus, NY
David and Dorothy are both listed in the 1860 Leon, NY census (age 92 and 86) living with son Alexander Ross.
I also found this tidbit that opened the St. John door "David Ross, son of Alexander Ross, was a farmer of the town of Leon, Cattaraugus county, New York. He married Dolly St. John and had issue*". I assume Dolly is a nick name for Dorothy.
(*Source: Genealogical and family history of western New York, 1912)
Can anyone verify or enlighten me with any information?