De Moss

 

My De Moss ancestors

GENERATION #1

01. Count Louis Dumas was born in 1669 in de Montaigne, France. He died in the Netherlands. He was a Huguenot of noble and wealthy Protestant who fled from France in October 1685 and settled in Holland. His wife's name is unknown. He had 2 sons: Louis and Charles, and possibly other children. His son, Louis II came to America about 1700. (Source)  The source listed here mentions 5 earlier generations of Louis which need to be researched.  Another source is DeMoss Family in America by Mrs. G. L. Caughron

GENERATION #2

02. Louis DeMoss II son of Louis was born in Holland in 1684. Louis came to America with brother Charles as stowaways on a ship. Charles DeMoss was killed by indians, being unable to escape because of injuries received before he came over. One tradition says that Charles died unmarried, another has it that he left a family of small children. Brother, Louis, (our connection) married the daughter of a Virginia planter (unkn last name) and raised a large family. (Source)

GENERATION #3

03. Louis DeMoss Jr. son of Louis was born probably in Maryland. His will was dated 17 Jun 1743 in Orange Co., colony of Virginia. He wed to Catherine in Deer Creek, St. Johns Parish, Baltimore, MD. Birth and land records of Baltimore Co MD, (now Harford Co.) prove that the Louis DeMoss family first settled in Maryland before going to Virginia. The earliest DeMoss record found in America is in Harford Co. MD, the earliest date being about 1700. The first land records naming Louis (Lewis) DeMoss is in Baltimore Co. ND, 20 Sep 1717.  Louis DeMoss had left Harford Co. MD in 1735 and moved to Orange Co. VA. He and a son built a mill on Mill Creek where it emptied into the Opequon River. He is thought to be buried in the churchyard of Morgan's Chapel on Opequon Creek where he attended church. Burial place has not been proven, and there has been some controversy over this matter. (Source

The 10 children of Louis and Catherine are:
 

1 Catherine DeMoss (Born abt. 1713 - 1774) Married James Crabtree (1716-1784)
        Source: http://ctreeacres.com/Genealogy/Crabtree/CrabtreeFamily.pdf
    1. William Crabtree (1735 in Orange, PA - 1800 in PA)
        Married Ann Riley on Apr 25, 1754
        1. Peter Crabtree (1760 in Washington, MD - Dec 27, 1827 in Harrison Co., OH)
            Married Sarah Wilson abt. 1790
        2. Edward Crabtree (1766 in MD - Jul 20, 1850 in Jackson Co., OH)
            Married (1) Nancy? abt. 1793
            Married (2) Artemus Detty on Sep 15, 1812 in Jefferson Co., OH
        3. William Crabtree (abt Dec. 1773 in Frederick Co., MD - 1846 in Jackson Co., OH)
            Married Sarah Graham (1781-abt 1860) in 1794
        4. James Crabtree (1775 - Jul 4, 1856)
            Married Hannah Wishon in 1792
        5. Lewis Crabtree (1782 - Jul 4, 1856)

            Married Susanna McKeen (1784-1854)
on Sep 8, 1803
         
        1. James Lewis Crabtree (Nov 3, 1811 - Apr 9, 1894 in OH)

                 
2. David L. Crabtree (1824 - 1868)

        6. Thomas Crabtree (1785-1840)
            Married Sarah (abt 1791-) abt 1805

    2. James Crabtree (1737 - Jun 1845 in MD)
        Married (1) Mary (2) Edith Harris
    3. Thomas Crabtree (1739 - OH)
        Married Elizabeth Barton on Oct 23, 1760 - 12 children
    4. Lewis Crabtree (1741 - )
        Married (1) Phoebe - 8 children
        Married (2) Catherine Davis on Oct 25, 1825
2 Lewis DeMoss (Born Nov 1, 1715 - Died bef. Jun 6, 1749)
      Married
Margaret Ramsey
3 William DeMoss (Born Sep 22, 1716) Married Rachel
4 John DeMoss (Born Aug 9, 1718 - Died abt. 1790)
     
Married
Susan Ramsey
5 Peter DeMoss (Born Oct 25, 1719)
6 Jane DeMoss (Born Oct 25, 1723) Married Peter Sagathy aft. 1743
7 Pine DeMoss (Born Oct 25, 1723)
8 Thomas DeMoss (Born Sep 5, 1726)
9 James DeMoss (See Below)
10 Charles DeMoss (Born in 1730)
      Married (1) Fannie & (2)
Rebecca Throckmorton
GENERATION #4

04. James DeMoss , son of Louis and Catherine was born September 8, 1728 in Deer Creek, St Georges Parish, Baltimore MD. He wed Phoebe Cox about 1749. They moved to Bedford Co. VA. Then they resided in Guilford Co NC in 1752. Both died before 1774. 

The 7 children of James and Phoebe are:
 

1 Phoebe DeMoss (See Below)
2 Abraham Lewis DeMoss (Born on Oct. 1753 - Died Sep 26, 1820)
                               Married Hannah Greer.  They had 9 children.
3 Tabitha DeMoss Married John Charter (Chartier)
4 James DeMoss (Born abt. 1758 in Davidson Co., TN)
                             Married Zana Taylor on Oct. 15, 1782
5 William L. DeMoss (Born in 1758 - Died in 1836)
                                     Married Priscilla Greer
6 Joanna DeMoss Married Benjamin Vachern
7 Thomas DeMoss Married Ann Greer
GENERATION #5

05. Phoebe DeMoss, daughter of James and Phoebe was born July 5, 1752 in Guilford, NC.  On November 10, 1774 she married Enoch Pearson possibly in South Carolina.  Enoch is the son of Samuel Pearson and Martha Worthington.  Phoebe died on January 6, 1841 in Mill Creek, Miami, Ohio. 

I descend from their daughter Phoebe Pearson who married Charles Paty.

 

Migration pattern of my De Moss family
Holland -- Maryland -- South Carolina

 

Surnames that married into my De Moss family
COX PEARSON

 

De Moss information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) De Moss Genforum
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Rootsdigger DeMoss line

 

Books
1

De Moss Family History, compiled by Jo Ann Robertson Hornby (400+ pages).  For info, email Jo Ann

2

Sweet Oregon, by Elbert De Moss.  For info, email Elbert

3

Demoss Family in America, by Edith Susanna Caughron (1952) - No known source to purchase book

4

Sequel to Demoss Family in America, by Edith Susanna Caughron (1967) - No known source to purchase book

 

My Descent From The DeMoss Line

Generation Father Mother
11 Louis Dumas (1666-)  
10 Louis Dumas (1688-1743) Catherine (1693-)
9 James DeMoss (1728-1775) Phoebe Cox (1730-1775)
8 Enoch Pearson (1751-1790) Phoebe DeMoss (1752-1841)
7 Charles Paty (1788-1849) Phoebe Pearson (1789-1868)
6 Martin Furnas (1801-1849) Marcena Patty (1805-1882)
5 Thomas Marshall (1822-1870) Rhoda Furnas (1824-1906)
4 William Frank Marshall (1845-1909) Nancy Emily Crewse (1860-1936)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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