Re: James Dearduff/Eliz. Makemson-Ind.
You have two surnames that interest me.My 2g grandmother was Artemesia Dearduff who m. Jeremiah Elliot in 1843 in Champaign Co., OH. Do you know of any connection to your James?
Also, I have Makemson ancestry in another line: Jane Makemson (b. 1798) m. Wm. Myers (she was the widow of Geo. Monroe at the time). Her father was John and mother was Elizabeth Brown. When you find more info. on your Elizabeth, perhaps we can find a connection.