Re: Timothy McGinnis and Sarah Kast McGinnis
Thanks for the message. I am still working on my DeForest UE connection. This is from my maternal side and I was hoping to complete it for my mother since, I already have my UE from my paternal side. I am actually trying to follow the DeForest surname back to Abraham Deforest (1767-1842) who was in the King's Royal Reg. of NY and was a grandson of Sarah Kast through her dau. Mary (Molly). I have a few brickwalls following this line with Simon DeForest (1789-1861) and Philip Deforest (1819-1868). I can’t seem to find all the paperwork to follow the line consciously but I still have a few places left to look. If I can prove linage back to Abraham there is more than one UE ancestor. I could follow all the way to Sarah Kast and her husband and I could follow Elizabeth Bowman’s line. She married Abraham.
Yes I would be interested in making contact with you. I have the old Loyalist Gazette articles where you contributed details. I am not sure of your linage but I did check the “Directory of Loyalists” and the one record referencing Sarah Kast (perhaps there are more). My email address is [email protected]