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Subject: [DEMOSS] DeMoss line
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:02:47 EST


This is my husband's line would love to prove who Peter DeMoss' parents were
Any one have any thing to help?
Karen DeMoss
Descendants of Peter DeMoss


Generation No. 1

1. PETER1 DEMOSS was born Abt. 1751 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1830 in
Hendricks Co., IN. He married (1) (UNKNOWN) POTTS Abt. 1770. He married (2)
MARY MELLINGER Abt. 1780.

Notes for PETER DEMOSS:
PETER DEMOSS was in Nelson Co., KY before the birth of his son, John (Feb.
15, 1789) - JOHN DEMOSS FAMILY BIBLE

PETER DEMOSS received a land grant of 163 acres in Green Co., KY, surveyed
Nov. 10, 1798, patented Nov. 7, 1807 - GRANTS SOUTH OF GREEN RIVER, KY., Book
3, p. 435, by Willard Rouse Jillison.

About 1803, PETER DEMOSS moved to what is now Preble Co., OH. In 1808,
Preble Co. was formed out of parts of Mongomery & Butler Counties.

According to Rev War Claims Hampshire County, Va Peter DeMoss was a supplier
of Provisions


More About PETER DEMOSS:
Will: 1830, Probate-Hendricks Co., IN

Children of PETER DEMOSS and (UNKNOWN) POTTS are:
2. i. MARGARET (PEGGY)2 DEMOSS, b. 1777, VA; d. May 04, 1849, Shelby Co.,
OH.
3. ii. CHARLES DEMOSS, b. January 02, 1780, VA; d. December 27, 1860, Cass
Co., IN.

Children of PETER DEMOSS and MARY MELLINGER are:
iii. PETER2 DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1779; m. RACHEL BRYANT.
4. iv. WILLIAM DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1784, Nelson Co., KY; d. June 05, 1858,
Emporia, KS.
v. MARTHA 'PATSEY' DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1787; m. THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD, February
07, 1805, Butler Co. , OH.
vi. RUTH DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1789; m. SILAS DAVIS.
vii. SARAH DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1789; m. GEORGE BRYANT.
5. viii. JOHN DEMOSS, b. September 15, 1789, Nelson Co., KY; d. February
07, 1852, Harrison Co., IN.
ix. CATHERINE DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1791; d. Wayne Co., IN; m. JAMES RAINS,
December 26, 1815, Preble Co., OH.
x. ELIZABETH 'BETSEY' DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1793.
xi. DAVID DEMOSS, b. 1794; m. HANNAH CASE, September 30, 1819, Preble
Co., OH.
xii. JAMES DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1800; m. HANNAH DAVIS.
xiii. RACHEL DEMOSS, b. April 05, 1806; m. JAMES REYNOLDS.
xiv. MARY 'POLLY' OLIVE DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1808; m. CHARLES REYNOLDS.


Generation No. 2

2. MARGARET (PEGGY)2 DEMOSS (PETER1) was born 1777 in VA, and died May 04,
1849 in Shelby Co., OH. She married JOHN MELLINGER 1795.

More About MARGARET (PEGGY) DEMOSS:
Burial: Shelby Co., OH - near Lockington

Children of MARGARET DEMOSS and JOHN MELLINGER are:
i. PETER DEMOSS3 MELLINGER.
ii. JOSEPH MELLINGER, m. NANCY.

More About JOSEPH MELLINGER:
Military service: 87th OH Vol. Inf. - Civil War?

iii. JOHN MELLINGER, JR..
iv. NANCY MELLINGER.
v. ELIZABETH MELLINGER, m. DAVID LEFEVRE, January 03, 1830, Shelby Co.,
OH.
vi. CATHERINE MELLINGER, m. BENJAMIN KENEES, March 27, 1829.
6. vii. WILLIAM MELLINGER, b. 1796, Bardstown, KY; d. 1869.
viii. DAVID MELLINGER, b. 1800; d. July 22, 1850; m. MARY.

3. CHARLES2 DEMOSS (PETER1) was born January 02, 1780 in VA, and died
December 27, 1860 in Cass Co., IN. He married NANCY BRYANT December 08, 1805
in Adair Co., KY.

Notes for CHARLES DEMOSS:
Charles DeMoss was in Captain Nisbits Co., county unknown, Apr 28 to Aug. 12,
1812.

In 1830, Charles DeMoss came to Clay Twp., Cass Co., Indiana - HISTORY OF
CASS CO., IND., pub. 1886 by Thos. B. Helm, p. 679

>From ATLAS OF INDIANA, for Cass Co., Clay Twp., by Thos. B. Helm, pub. 1878,
the following:
1. In 1839, Charles DeMoss settled on what was the "Cook farm". It is
NW 1/2 of Sec. 17.
2. "The first school taught in the township was taught on the Charles
DeMoss farm in the winter of 1831-32.

>From HISTORY OF CASS CO., by Jeho Z. Powell, p. 520:
"Charles Demoss and his son Peter (John) built a sawmill on Flory
Creek, a short distance north of the present site of the County Poor
Farm".



More About CHARLES DEMOSS:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN
Census: 1850, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN
Military service: 1812, War of 1812

More About NANCY BRYANT:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN

Children of CHARLES DEMOSS and NANCY BRYANT are:
7. i. PETER JOHN3 DEMOSS, b. September 24, 1806, Ky; d. August 20, 1855,
Cass Co. IN.
ii. NANCY DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1807.

4. WILLIAM2 DEMOSS (PETER1) was born Abt. 1784 in Nelson Co., KY, and died
June 05, 1858 in Emporia, KS. He married MARY RAMSEY October 15, 1807 in
Montgomery Co., OH, daughter of WILLIAM RAMSEY and ELIZABETH LACKEY.

Notes for WILLIAM DEMOSS:
"William DeMoss was in James Black's Company, county unknown, April 15-
October14, 1813, in the War of 1812." - from OHIO ROSTER OF SOLDIERS IN WAR
OF 1812, p. 68.

William DeMoss moved to Preble Co., OH after 1800 when Oldest son, Eli (b.
1804, VA) was a small boy.

William moved to Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN in 1830.
>From OHIO ROSTER OF SOLDIERS IN WAR OF 1812, p. 68 - "William DeMoss was in
James Black's Company, county unknown, Apr. 15-Oct. 14, 1813, inWar of 1812".

In 1840, William moved to Tipton Twp. of Cass Co.

In 1840, the population was increased by the arrival of . . .; William and
Wesley DeMoss, on the place owned by J. W. Miller, in Section 35 . . . -
from the HISTORY OF CASS CO., INDIANA by Thos. B. Helm, p. 906 (Tipton Twp.)

U.S. CENSUS OF 1820, lists William DeMoss, age 45, with a family of 6 boys
and 1 girl, Washington Twp., Preble Co., Ohio.

U.S. CENSUS OF 1830, same place, lists William DeMoss, age 40-50 with 6 boys.

The 1850 U.S. Census for Cass Co. shows William DeMoss, age 66, b. Kentucky
and Mary DeMoss, age 54, b. Delaware

Fron the KANSAS NEWS, Emporia, KS, June 12, 1858 - "Died. On Saturday, June
5, Near Emporia, Ks., of lung fever, after an illness of 7 days, William
DeMoss, aged 77 yrs. Mr. DeMoss was formerly a resident of Logansport, Ind."


More About WILLIAM DEMOSS:
Cause of Death: lung fever
Fact 1: 1858, Died of Lung Fever
Military service: Bet. April 15 - October 14, 1813, War of 1812
Occupation: farmer
Residence: KY, OH, IN, KS

More About MARY RAMSEY:
Burial: Monterey IOOF Cemetery, Montery, Pulaski co., IN

Children of WILLIAM DEMOSS and MARY RAMSEY are:
8. i. POLLY3 DEMOSS.
9. ii. CYNTHIA DEMOSS.
10. iii. ELI DEMOSS, b. March 16, 1804, Rockbridge Co., VA (now WV); d.
May 14, 1883, Monterey, IN.
11. iv. PETER WILLIAM DEMOSS, b. December 27, 1811, Preble Co., OH; d.
January 29, 1852, Cass Co. IN (on his farm).
12. v. JOHN R. DEMOSS, b. December 12, 1812, Preble Co., OH; d. May 26,
1893, near Winimac, Pulaski Co., IN.
13. vi. WESLEY DEMOSS, b. February 26, 1815, Preble Co., OH; d. May 03, 1881,
Grand Island, NE.
14. vii. JAMES F. DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1822.
15. viii. NELSON DEMOSS, b. 1825, Preble Co., OH; d. 1877, Emporia, KS.

5. JOHN2 DEMOSS (PETER1) was born September 15, 1789 in Nelson Co., KY, and
died February 07, 1852 in Harrison Co., IN. He married (1) SARAH IRWIN
February 24, 1814 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH, daughter of JOHN IRWIN and MARY
WELSH. He married (2) REBECCA CONNER October 22, 1835 in Butler Oo., OH.

Notes for JOHN DEMOSS:
"Sergeant in Lt. James Black's Co., county unknown, from April 15 to Oct. 14,
1813 in War of 1812.


More About JOHN DEMOSS:
Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, IN
Military service: War of 1812
Residence: Oxford, OH

Children of JOHN DEMOSS and SARAH IRWIN are:
i. SUSANNA3 DEMOSS.
ii. PETER DEMOSS.
iii. MORTON DEMOSS.
iv. MARY DEMOSS.
v. JOHN DEMOSS.
vi. JAMES DEMOSS.


Generation No. 3

6. WILLIAM3 MELLINGER (MARGARET (PEGGY)2 DEMOSS, PETER1) was born 1796 in
Bardstown, KY, and died 1869. He married JANE HUGHEY March 18, 1819 in Miami
Co., OH.

More About WILLIAM MELLINGER:
Comment 1: Shelby Co., OH Commissioner - 6yrs.
Comment 2: Justice of the Peace - over 20 yrs.
Nickname: "Squire" Mellinger

Children of WILLIAM MELLINGER and JANE HUGHEY are:
i. JOHN FRANKLIN4 MELLINGER, m. MARY C. LENOX, February 06, 1845, Miami
Co., OH.
ii. HARRIET ECHOLS MELLINGER, m. ROBERT EWING, October 06, 1847, Miami
Co., OH.
iii. JAMES HUGHEY MELLINGER.
iv. NANCY MELLINGER, m. JAMES EWING, September 08, 1848, Miami Co., OH.
v. ELIZABETH MELLINGER, m. FERMAN ROUSE, November 06, 1847, Miami Co.,
OH.

More About ELIZABETH MELLINGER:
Residence: In or near Lockington, OH

vi. ELVIRA MELLINGER, m. HARVEY GUTHRIE, September 23, 1857, Miami Co.,
OH.
vii. ALLEN B. MELLINGER, m. MARY ?.
viii. SARAH JANE MELLINGER, b. 1830; m. ROBERT CAMPBELL, May 26, 1855,
Shelby Co., OH.

More About SARAH JANE MELLINGER:
Burial: Piqua, OH

ix. MARGARET E. MELLINGER, b. 1831; d. September 1859.
x. WILLIAM MELLINGER, b. 1833; d. 1905; m. MARGARET CAMPBELL.

More About WILLIAM MELLINGER:
Burial: Old Mellilnger graveyard near Lockington, OH

More About MARGARET CAMPBELL:
Comment 1: Sister of Robert Campbell

7. PETER JOHN3 DEMOSS (CHARLES2, PETER1) was born September 24, 1806 in Ky,
and died August 20, 1855 in Cass Co. IN. He married LAVINIA MORRIS January
25, 1827 in Preble Co., OH.

Notes for PETER JOHN DEMOSS:
With his father, Charles, built a sawmill on Flory Creek, Cass Co., Clay Twp.
- from Powell's HISTORY OF CASS CO., IND., v. 1, p. 221

One of the first church trustees of Bethel Methodist Church in 1848, when the
acquired the first portion of it's land - DEED, 11-08-1848, from Powell, v.
1, p. 483


More About PETER JOHN DEMOSS:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN
Census: 1850, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN

More About LAVINIA MORRIS:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN

Children of PETER DEMOSS and LAVINIA MORRIS are:
i. NANCY4 DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1830; m. ALDEN COOK, February 10, 1847, Cass
Cc, IN.
ii. CHARLES W. DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1831; m. MARY J. FOGELSONG, January 29,
1854, Cass Cc, IN.
iii. ELIZABETH DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1832; m. JOHN FOGELSONG, October 14,
1850.
iv. CHARLOTTE DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1837, Cass Co., IN; m. E.W. WELCH, August
04, 1858.

Notes for CHARLOTTE DEMOSS:
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION - "Age 19 yrs." and "infant" on back of stone.


v. HESTER A. DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1839, Cass co, IN.
vi. JOHN CLARK DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1842; d. Unknown, Died in Civil War.
vii. CATHERINE DEMOSS, b. 1845; d. July 30, 1847.
viii. JULIA A. DEMOSS, b. January 09, 1845; d. October 27, 1845.
ix. JOSEPH ASBURY DEMOSS, b. October 18, 1847, Cass Co., IN; d. December
18, 1931; m. MARY SPENCER.

Notes for JOSEPH ASBURY DEMOSS:
Joseph A. DeMoss was in Logansport, Ind. in Apr. 1892; when LOGANSPORT DAILY
JOURNAL sayshe lost a valuable Belgian Stallion which had cost $2,200.00.


x. SAMUEL FRANKLIN DEMOSS, b. August 10, 1851, Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN;
d. 1893; m. MARILLA M. SKINNER, December 1877, Cass Cc, IN.

8. POLLY3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1). She married FELIX MCLAUGHLIN.

Notes for FELIX MCLAUGHLIN:
Felix McLaughlin was one of the first school teachers in Cass Co., IN.


Children of POLLY DEMOSS and FELIX MCLAUGHLIN are:
i. MARIA S.4 MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1840.
ii. GEORGE MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1842.
iii. WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1843.
iv. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1845.
v. SARAH J. MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1847.

9. CYNTHIA3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1). She married (UNKNOWN) PARKER.

Child of CYNTHIA DEMOSS and (UNKNOWN) PARKER is:
i. ELI4 PARKER.

10. ELI3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born March 16, 1804 in Rockbridge
Co., VA (now WV), and died May 14, 1883 in Monterey, IN. He married (1)
LUCINDA IRWIN (1) July 10, 1831 in Preble Co., OH. He married (2) MARY
MORRIS (2) 1840. He married (3) MARY (NANCY) PHIPPS MITCHELL (3) February
17, 1848 in Monterey, IN.

Notes for ELI DEMOSS:
ELI DEMOSS was born in Rockbridge County, Va., March 16, 1804, and is the
eldest of the eight children born to William and Mary (Ramsey) DeMoss, as
follows: Eli, Polly, Peter, Cynthia, John, Wesley, James and Nelson, all of
whom are dead excepting Eli and John. The father was born in Kentucky, was a
farmer, took part in the war of 1812, and died in Kansas. When Eli was a
child, his father moved back to Kentucky, and a year of two later moved to
Cass County, Ind., where Eli resided until he came to this township in the
fall of 1837; he has lived on his present place since 1840. He is the oldest
settler in the township, was its first Justice of the Peace, and performed
the ceremony at the first wedding within its boundaries. He has worked at
stonecutting and wagon-making, and has been three times married - first, in
1830, to Lucinda Irvin, who gave birth to three children - William, Abram and
Maria - all deceased. The second time, in 1840, to Mary Morris, who also
became the mother of three children - Samuel, Emeline and Felix; the last
named only is yet living. The third time, February 17, 1848, to Mary Phipps,
who has given birth to eight children - Clara, Agatha, Virgil, Emma, Jane,
Evelyn, Peter and Schuyler. Agatha and Emma are dead. Mr. De Moss and wife
are passing their declining years on his fine farm of 200 acres about
one-half mile west of Monterey.

"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - Tippecanoe Township" by
F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883


Eli moved, with brother Peter, to Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN, in 1834 and
settled on the Penrose and Buchanan farms; ran the Seven Mile House north of
Logansport until Nov. 1837, when he moved to Pulaski Co.



More About ELI DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN
Comment 1: 1st Justice of the Peace - Tippecanoe Twp., Pulaski Co., IN
Comment 2: Performed 1st marriage in Tippecanoe Twp., Pulaski Co., IN
Occupation 1: Farmer
Occupation 2: Stone Cutter
Occupation 3: Wagon Maker
Will: Dated 08/02/1880. Probated 07/12/1883 Pulaski Co., IN

More About MARY MORRIS (2):
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

More About MARY (NANCY) PHIPPS MITCHELL (3):
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

Children of ELI DEMOSS and LUCINDA (1) are:
i. ABRAM4 DEMOSS, d. October 11, 1841, Monterey, Pulaski Co., IN.

More About ABRAM DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

ii. WILLIAM RAMSEY DEMOSS, b. 1832, OH; d. 1864, Washington, D.C.; m.
ELIZA.

Notes for WILLIAM RAMSEY DEMOSS:
During Civil War, Assistant Surgeon at Kalorama Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Died in service.


More About WILLIAM RAMSEY DEMOSS:
Military service: Bef. 1864, Asst. Surgeon Union Medical Corps

iii. MARIA DEMOSS, b. 1837.

Children of ELI DEMOSS and MARY (2) are:
iv. EMELINE4 DEMOSS, b. 1842; d. February 12, 1846.

More About EMELINE DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

v. SAMUEL DEMOSS, b. 1844; d. New Orleans, LA.

More About SAMUEL DEMOSS:
Occupation 1: Barber
Occupation 2: Machinery salesman

vi. FELIX MCLAUGHLIN DEMOSS, b. January 27, 1847, Monterey, Pulaski Co.,
IN; d. March 16, 1916, Seattle, WA; m. (1) GEORGIA WILLIAMS, September 22,
1877, San Angelo, TX; m. (2) ROSETTE A. HAWLEY, September 14, 1881,
Goldendale, WA; m. (3) MARY ELIZABETH DEARDORFF, August 20, 1891.

More About ROSETTE A. HAWLEY:
Occupation 1: Teacher

More About MARY ELIZABETH DEARDORFF:
Comment 1: Member, OES
Education: S. Illinois St. Normal U., Carbondale
Occupation: Teacher, Kensington, IL
Occupation 2: Teacher, Ashland, KS
Occupation 3: Teacher, Ballard, WA

Children of ELI DEMOSS and MARY (3) are:
vii. CLARA4 DEMOSS, b. 1849; m. ABRAM STOTTS.
viii. AGATHA DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1850; d. January 11, 1851, Monterey, IN.

More About AGATHA DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN
Comment 1: Only a few months old at death

ix. VIRGIL DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1851.
x. EMMA DEMOSS, b. July 13, 1853; d. August 17, 1882, Monterey, Pulaski
Co., IN.

More About EMMA DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

xi. JANE DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1855; m. (UNKNOWN) MARSHMAN.
xii. EVELYN DEMOSS, b. January 23, 1857; d. September 07, 1891.

More About EVELYN DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN
Comment 1: Died unmarried

xiii. PETER WILLIAM DEMOSS, b. 1860, Monterey, Pulaski Co., IN; d.
February 23, 1914, Kansas City, Mo.; m. CORA FRANCES ALDEN, October 22, 1890.
xiv. SCHUYLER DEMOSS, b. March 03, 1861; d. November 30, 1897.

Notes for SCHUYLER DEMOSS:
Schuyler was associated in business with his brother, Peter W. DeMoss, in
Kansas City, Mo.


More About SCHUYLER DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

11. PETER WILLIAM3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born December 27, 1811 in
Preble Co., OH, and died January 29, 1852 in Cass Co. IN (on his farm). He
married MARGARET W. MILLER December 04, 1834.

Notes for PETER WILLIAM DEMOSS:
In 1837, Peter DeMoss, with his brother, Eli, came to Pulaski Co., IN.

"During the forties, Seven Mile House" was built and kept by Peter DeMoss and
Eli (about 1 mi. n. of Metea, on the Michigan Road, now State Road 25)
__Powell, CASS CO., IND., v. 1 pp 221 & 483


More About PETER WILLIAM DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

More About MARGARET W. MILLER:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

Children of PETER DEMOSS and MARGARET MILLER are:
i. THOMAS4 DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1835; d. September 01, 1918, Los Angeles, CA;
m. MARY SWETT, 1865.

Notes for THOMAS DEMOSS:
THOMAS DEMOSS - Enlisted in Co. H of the 46th Inf. in 1861 and again in1863.
He was discharged at Algiers, LA in 1863 and at Lexington, KY in1865. On
his way home to Monterey, IN from the war, in1865, he m. Mrs. Mary Swett, the
widow of a Col. Swett. She was killed in a train wreck abt. 2 wks. after
their marriage. He never recovered from the shock, and never married again.
He went to California and made his home in The Soldiers Home inthat state.
Occasionally, he made trips back home as long as his mother lived.


More About THOMAS DEMOSS:
Burial: National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, Sec. 37, Row B, Grave #7

ii. HENRY C. DEMOSS, b. May 30, 1838; d. May 12, 1871.

More About HENRY C. DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

iii. JANE DEMOSS, b. January 23, 1839; d. January 25, 1857.

More About JANE DEMOSS:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Monterey, IN

iv. MALINDA DEMOSS, b. March 04, 1841; d. March 02, 1941, Plymouth, IN;
m. JOSEPH KLECKNER, Aft. April 1865.

More About MALINDA DEMOSS:
Burial: Stringer Cemetery, Plymouth, IN

Notes for JOSEPH KLECKNER:
JOSEPH KLECKNER - Served throughout the Civil War alongside Malinda DeMoss'
brother, Thomas.


More About JOSEPH KLECKNER:
Burial: Stringer Cemetery, Plymouth, IN

v. MARY DEMOSS, b. February 06, 1843; d. April 09, 1889; m. LAFAYETTE
BALL.

More About MARY DEMOSS:
Burial: Country cemetery near her farm

More About LAFAYETTE BALL:
Burial: Country cemetery near his farm
Military service: Civil War, Corporal, Co. K, 99th Ind. Inf.
Residence: On farm near Logansport, Cass Co., IN

vi. BENJAMIN F. DEMOSS, b. May 09, 1845, Monterey, Pulaski Co., IN; d.
October 26, 1913, Pulaski Co., IN; m. ISABEL CASTLEMAN, December 12, 1878,
Monterey, IN.

Notes for BENJAMIN F. DEMOSS:
BENJAMIN DEMOSS was born at Monterey, this township, May 9, 1845, and is one
of seven children born to Peter and Margaret (Miller) De Moss - Thomas, Jane
(deceased), Melinda, Mary, Benjamin, Henry (deceased) and George. The father
came to this township with his brother Eli in 1837. He was always a farmer,
and, with his brother, laid out the town of Monterey, at which place he died
in 1851. Benjamin De Moss was reared on his father's farm, two miles north
of our subject's present home, until his majority, when he moved to the farm
on which he now lives. In March, 1864, he enlisted in the One Hundred and
Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served six months. He was
married, December 12, 1878, to Isabel Castleman, who has borne him two
children, a boy and a girl, named Ira and Kit. Mr. De Moss's farm is located
two miles and a quarter southeast of Monterey. He has a comfortable dwelling
and commodious stables, and raises chiefly corn and wheat.

"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - Tippecanoe Township" by
F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883




More About BENJAMIN F. DEMOSS:
Burial: Plymouth Cemetery, Plymouth, IN
Military service: 1864, 155th Ind. Vol. Inf.

vii. GEORGE M. DEMOSS, b. October 01, 1850, Monterey, Pulaski Co., IN;
d. December 10, 1923, Selma, CA; m. (1) SALLIE (UNKNOWN); m. (2) LENA B.
(UNKNOWN).

Notes for GEORGE M. DEMOSS:
GEORGE DEMOSS - He left his mother's home in Monterey, Ind. in early manhood
and settled in Napa, Calif. where he had a fruit farm. The children were
born there. Moved to Fresno, then to Selma. George, Sallie and an infant
are buried in Selma.


More About GEORGE M. DEMOSS:
Burial: Selma, CA
Occupation 1: Fruit farmer

More About SALLIE (UNKNOWN):
Burial: Selma, CA

12. JOHN R.3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born December 12, 1812 in Preble
Co., OH, and died May 26, 1893 in near Winimac, Pulaski Co., IN. He married
ELIZABETH BAILEY September 12, 1841.

Notes for JOHN R. DEMOSS:
JOHN R. DEMOSS was born in Preble County, Ohio, December 23, 1812. At the
age of fifteen he came with his parents to Logansport, this State, and after
living there a number of years came with his brother Peter to Monterey, and
has resided in Tippecanoe Township ever since - about twenty-five years in
Monterey, and nineteen on his present place. He was married, September 12,
1841, to Elizabeth Bailey, who became the mother of nine children - Margaret
(deceased), Mary, William, Charles (deceased), Clarissa, Lewis, Salinda
(deceased), Abraham and Permelia. Mr. De Moss now resides eight miles
southwest of Monterey, close by the banks of the Tippecanoe River, and still
pays considerable attention to farming. He is among the first of the old
settlers; is a worthy citizen, and is always anxious to see any movement
prosper that will favor the development of Monterey and her township.

"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - Tippecanoe Township" by
F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883


More About JOHN R. DEMOSS:
Burial: Winimac Cemetery, Winimac, IN
Cause of Death: Stroke
Medical Information: Big toe on right foot had to be amputated due to
gangrene 2 days before death.

More About ELIZABETH BAILEY:
Burial: Winimac Cemetery, Winimac, IN

Children of JOHN DEMOSS and ELIZABETH BAILEY are:
i. MARGARET4 DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1843; d. Bef. 1883.
ii. MARY E. DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1845.
iii. WILLIAM I. DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1847; m. ELIZA J. EIKLEBURNER, January
09, 1869.
iv. CHARLES DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1849; d. Bef. 1883.
v. CLARISSA DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1853.
vi. LEWIS ALBERT DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1855; d. 1925; m. MELLIE J. SMITH,
December 14, 1887.
vii. SALINDA DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1859; d. Bef. 1883; m. SAMUEL DIPERT,
August 03, 1878.
viii. ABRAHAM DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1861.

More About ABRAHAM DEMOSS:
Residence: 1945, Winimac, Pulaski Co., IN

ix. PAMELIA DEMOSS, b. Abt. 1863; m. FRANK A. WORLEY, February 18, 1884.

13. WESLEY3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born February 26, 1815 in Preble
Co., OH, and died May 03, 1881 in Grand Island, NE. He married MARY BROWN
September 15, 1836 in Cass Co., IN, daughter of MERCER BROWN and NANCY
THOMSON.

More About WESLEY DEMOSS:
Burial: Central City, NE

Children of WESLEY DEMOSS and MARY BROWN are:
i. LOUISA JANE4 DEMOSS, b. July 04, 1837, Miami Twp., Cass Co., IN; d.
Abt. 1910, Pomona, CA; m. DAVID M. THOMAS.

More About LOUISA JANE DEMOSS:
Comment 1: They had 4 children

ii. WILLIAM RILEY DEMOSS, b. March 16, 1839, Cass Co., IN; d. July 27,
1860; m. CAROLINE FOY, March 1860, Cass Co., IN.

More About WILLIAM RILEY DEMOSS:
Occupation: farmer
Occupation 1: died 5 months before birth of only son

Notes for CAROLINE FOY:
Caroline Foy first married (March 1, 1860) William Riley DeMoss. She had one
son, William Riley, Jr., who married (July 26, 1879) Barbara Ellen Rusk.
Their children were Frank DeMoss (1880-1953) who married (Oct. 19, 1900) Ina
Belle Tolley (1880-1961) and had Grethel (1904-1920) and William Harvey
(1902-1971) who married Esther Belle Martin; Grace P. DeMoss (1885-1975)
married Omer F. Long (1884-1970) and had Elsie Mae (Krall), Chester Clarence
and William Harry. Bertha DeMoss (1895-1971) married Orville Scott
(1893-1967). Their children are Harold M., Max, Carmen Thompson and Betty
Weaver.
From: Howard County, Indiana Family History - 1884-1994 (Submitted by
Mrs. Mary Blangy)


iii. LEVI DEMOSS, b. January 22, 1841, Miami Twp., Cass Co., IN; d.
February 12, 1871, Central City, NE (Merrick Co.); m. MARTHA CALHOUN.
iv. PETER DEMOSS, b. April 03, 1843, Miami Twp., Cass Co., IN; d. June
02, 1918, Palmer, Merrick Co., NE; m. (1) NANCY WORSTER; m. (2) CAROLINE
CORCILIUS CULLISON, November 1899.

Notes for PETER DEMOSS:
PETER DEMOSS - Enrolled as a volunteer in the Army, Nov. 17, 1863 ;
discharged Nov. 10, 1865 at Vicksburg, Ind.

He came to Central City, Neb. about 1872.


More About PETER DEMOSS:
Burial: Central City, Merrick Co., NE
Census: 1870, Delaware Co., IN
Event 1: November 1892, Moved to Merrick Co., NE
Military service: Civil War Veteran

v. HARVEY DEMOSS, b. May 19, 1845, Miami Twp., Cass Co., IN; d. May 22,
1845.
vi. ESTHER DEMOSS, b. January 1847, Miami Twp., Cass Co., IN; m. AUGUSTUS
BRYANT.
vii. LAURA E. DEMOSS, b. February 08, 1853, Logansport, IN, Cass Co.;
m. JOHN L. MEANS.

More About JOHN L. MEANS:
Residence: Pomona, CA

14. JAMES F.3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born Abt. 1822. He married
LOUISE DEMOSS.

Children of JAMES DEMOSS and LOUISE DEMOSS are:
i. MARY4 DEMOSS, b. 1840.
ii. ZACHARIAH DEMOSS, b. December 21, 1842; d. August 17, 1843.
iii. NELSON DEMOSS, b. 1843.
iv. PARKER DEMOSS, b. 1845.
v. WESLEY DEMOSS, b. 1847.
vi. THOMAS DEMOSS, b. 1850.

15. NELSON3 DEMOSS (WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born 1825 in Preble Co., OH, and
died 1877 in Emporia, KS. He married ELIZABETH REED 1847.

Children of NELSON DEMOSS and ELIZABETH REED are:
i. WILLIAM4 DEMOSS.
ii. LORENZO DEMOSS.
iii. MARGARET A. DEMOSS.
iv. CORA B. DEMOSS.

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