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PETER DEMOSS
(1752-1841)
CATHERINE HOUSEMAN
(1758-1842)
CHARLES DEMOSS
(1776-1826)
MARTHA
(-1826)
Peter Demoss
(1796-1879)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Susannah Bays

Peter Demoss 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 1796, Ohio 3 4 5 6 8
  • Marriage: Susannah Bays on 10 Dec 1840 in Matagorda, Texas 1
  • Died: 1879, Weesatche, Goliad, Texas, USA at age 83 6 8
  • Buried: Goliad County, Texas, USA 6 8
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bullet  General Notes:

Peter DeMoss, pioneer settler, was born in St. Charles, Missouri, in 1796. He married Susanah Bays, the daughter of Joseph L. Bays.qv As one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers, DeMoss was granted a league of land now in Matagorda County on August 3, 1824. In 1824 he sold a labor of land to Silas Dinsmore and A. J. Dalton. The 1825 census of the District of Colorado reported DeMoss as a farmer and stock raiser with a wife, a five-year-old son, and a three-year-old daughter, but the 1826 census of Austin's colony, which identified DeMoss as being between the ages of twenty-five and forty, stated that he had two male children between the ages of one and seven. A daughter named Susanah was born on November 4, 1830. In July of that year DeMoss had been named administrator of the estate of Charles DeMoss. DeMoss served in the company of George Morse Collinsworth at the capture of Goliad and during the siege of Bexar. He was ill with scarlet fever and did not participate in the San Jacinto campaign. Lewis and William DeMoss, who had also received headrights in Matagorda County and were presumably Peter DeMoss's kinsmen, served with Captain Albert Clinton Horton's cavalry company during the Texas Revolution. DeMoss served as justice of the peace for Matagorda County's Third District in 1839 and was elected justice of the peace of Precinct 4 on February 6, 1843, and reelected on February 3, 1845. In 1860 he was living near the Goliad County community of Middleton with his wife and four dependent children, whose ages ranged from two to seventeen years; one or more of them may have been adopted. DeMoss's assets were $1,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 1826, Austins Colony, Texas Territory, TX. 7

Residence, 1870, Goliad, Texas, United States. 5

Residence, 1860, Goliad, Texas, United States. 4

Residence, 1850, Matagorda, Texas. 3


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Peter married Susannah Bays, daughter of Joseph Bays and Unknown, on 10 Dec 1840 in Matagorda, Texas.1 (Susannah Bays was born in 1803 in Tennessee,3 8 9 died in 1878 8 9 and was buried in Goliad County, Texas, USA 8.)


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1 Ancestry.com, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.Hunting For Bears, comp. Texas marriage information t).

2 Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees. This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.

3 Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: , Matagorda, Texas; Roll: M432_912; Page: 389A; Image: .

4 Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records), Year: 1860; Census Place: , Goliad, Texas; Roll: ; Page: 62; Image: 128.

5 Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record), Year: 1870; Census Place: , Goliad, Texas; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .

6 Ancestry.com, Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.)

7 Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp, Texas Census, 1820-90 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig).

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.)

9 Ancestry.com, Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 19 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi).


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