Re: Catharine DeMoss daughter of James & Margaret
The Catherine DeMoss I have was born abt 1831 in Ohio. She married 15 Jul 1849 in Livingston Co Illinois, and I only have one child (so far) listed for her: Sarah Patty. I don't know Sarah's birth date, but she was married 30 jan 1869, which would make 1850 or so plausible.
I have Catherine's father as Alexander DeMoss, born abt 1811 in Ohio, and married 3 times. The marriages are somewhat sketchy - I have him married 1st to an unknown spouse who was Catherine's mother. The he married 10 Jan 1839 Nancy Catherine Dollins. She was born 10 jan 1834. He may have married another Nancy somewhere around 1850 (or not). I have a death date for Nancy Catherine of 31 Jul 1858 (but no doc for it). Nancy Catherine is also seen as Rollings or Rollins. It is spelled Dollins on her marriage license.
Alexander's parents are James DeMoss and Nancy Hamilton (parents of James H who married Margaret Nace). Do you have more info on the upline of James DeMoss and Nancy Hamilton? I have James' dad as John Knox DeMoss and I wonder if this is so. I also have tentatively connected him to William DeMoss who married Rachel Winchel, but that is *hugely* speculative.
Let me know if any of this hangs together per your information.
Yes, I was born a DeMoss of a Kentucky group. This isn't my direct line, but I try to follow all lines. It's a family just full of great, interesting and impressive people. (Glad to add another!)