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Louis DeMOSS

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  • Name Louis DeMOSS 
    Born Between 1725 and 1730  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Lewis DeMOSS 
    Notes 

    • (1) According to some sources, Peter DeMOSS' parents were Charles DeMOSS and his wife Fannie; according to other sources, Peter's parents were Louis DeMOSS and his wife Margaret. The compiler has chosen to follow the position set forth in Edith Susanna (DeMoss) Caughron's book, The DeMoss Family in America; namely, that Peter's parents were Louis DeMOSS and his wife Margaret.

      (2) Caughron, Edith Susanna (DeMoss), The DeMoss Family in America, Neodesha, KS: 1951, p. 44:

      The Demoss Family was settled in Virginia before the middle of the 18th century. There are many traditions about the coming of the DeMosses to America. They are of French origin, said by some to have fled from religious persecution, and settled in South Carolina, and to have migrated northward into Virginia. Others think the family came from France to Maryland, and migrated southwest into Virginia. But certain, that the family is of French origin, and was well established in Va. by the middle of the 18th century. The CENSUS of 1790 found members of the family located in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. William DeMoss, Thomas DeMoss, and John DeMoss were Heads of families in 1782 and living in Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.), on the South Fork of the Potomac River. John DeMoss and John DeMoss Jr., were Heads of families in 1790, living in Harford Co., Md. Thomas DeMoss was Head of a family in 1750 in Fayette Co., Pa. This may indicate that the point of distribution of the DeMoss family was Harford Co., Maryland.

      Louis DeMoss was born about 1730; was living in Virginia in 1752; m. Peggy (Margaret) Cowhick, and had the following children: Peter, a daughter, John, James, Louis, William, a daughter, Elizabeth, and Charles. This family lived during the 1780's in northwestern Virginia, in what is now West Virginia.
    Person ID I18759  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2020 

    Family Margaret COWHICK 
    Children 
     1. Sophia Ann DeMOSS,   b. 13 Feb 1769, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1837, Clermont County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Peter DeMOSS,   b. 11 Nov 1752, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1841, Pendleton County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F8369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart