"What may be proven by DNA testing probably does not justify the expense of the investigation. I have the affidavits, I believe the affidavits, I believe that Maria Van Siclen was the daughter of Catherine Johnson and not the daughter of Annetje/Hannah Lossing. I care not a whit about the ancesty of Cornelius Van Siclen or Catherine Johnson"
For all readers, the last sentence truly identifies the problem.Eddy really doesn't care about real ancestry("care not a whit")...only about his ego and never having to admit he made a mistake.He would much rather mislead and deceive the innocent, than acknowledge his error and allow everyone to move on.Fortunately, there are dedicated people like Richard and myself to help those duped by Eddy to see the light.
The fact that Maria's father did not serve in the Revolution has absolutely nothing to do with either spelling or War records.It has to do with the fact that we know exactly who he was and when he was born.SInce he was only 6 when the War ended, he certainly did not serve.And that is why you can't find a war record for him. "DUH"
Share costs with you?Not a chance.Records have already proven you wrong.If it takes DNA testing to wake you up, then I intend to make you pay every cent of the cost.Your ignorance of genealogy is only exceeded by your arrogance.There is a very important lesson you need to learn, and it should rightly cost you dearly.So...I say again...loser pays ALL costs.It's your move.
For two years you have offered absolutely nothing as evidence, except those two affadavits.Surely if those affadavits were true, in two years you would have no trouble locating records to prove them true.So let's see your evidence...a list of all the documents relating to this family and dated before 1850.I am sure anyone reading this would want to know what supporting documents you have.With so many millions of records readily searchable in both Canada and New York, you should be able to find something pertaining to your "affadavit" couple, for certain.What.....are you having trouble finding records?Not surprising, since fictitious people don't leave records.Get a clue.