In this census enumeration John DeMoss is listed as “John Daymdaymossoss.” Chances are this spelling variant is making a comment about how the name was said. Are you looking for pronunciation clues in spelling “errors?”



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  1. Neat! Where is this? My g-g-grandfather was David Foster, same as the name under your John DeMoss. Thank you!

    • Coshocton County, Ohio, 1830. Some members of the Foster family married into the Rampley family (I think).

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