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    On the findagrave site
    Benjamin L Moss
    Birth Date - 1815
    Birth Place - Tennessee, United States of America
    Death Date - 14 Aug 1886
    Cemetery - Rehoboth Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place - Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana, United States of America
    Children
    Mary Isabel Barger
    Agnes Eliza White
    William W. Moss
    Benjamin F Moss
    Julia C. White
    John S Moss
    Margaret Ellen Funk

    1850 US census
    District 45, Harrison, Indiana,
    Benjamin Moss 37 born Tennessee
    Melissa Moss 30 Indiana
    Wm W Moss 11 Louisiana
    Mary E Moss 9 Louisiana
    Agness E Moss 7 Arkansas
    Elisabeth Moss 5 Arkansas
    Margaret E Moss 4 Arkansas
    George E Moss 1 Arkansas

    1860 US census
    Benjamin L Moss 45
    Misson Moss 40 (Millison Lemmon?)
    Mary L Moss 18
    Agness E Moss 17
    Elizabeth Moss 15
    Margaret Moss 13
    George Moss 11
    John Moss 9
    July Moss 6
    Hulda Moss 4
    Benjamin F Moss 2

    I see that Benjamin was married twice. Millison died in Indianna 1865.
    Benjamin L Moss
    Marriage Licence Date -23 May 1868
    Marriage Licence Place - Indiana, United States
    Spouse - Mary Dewese
    Page - 270
    FHL Film Number - 000549385

    1880
    Benjamin Moss 63 farmer pennsylvania
    Mary Moss 54 Indianna
    Louis H. Moss 10 son indianna

    Are any of the above children your direct ancestor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christanel View Post
    Hi
    Relying on family trees on ancestry is a very unreliable process. A few are correct and others are just name gatherers that copy from each other and have no basis in reality.
    Let's start again from what you know to be the facts. Which of your ancestors are you absolutely sure are yours having worked back from you, your parents, grandparents, ggrandparents. gggrandparents etc.

    Give us the names, birth dates and places, deaths etc of those furthest back that you are certain of and we will see what can be found.
    Christina
    Sorry for the late response. Been a busy veterans day weekend. Here are the ones that I am sure of.

    My Father and Mother are Jackie Joe Moss and Karen Sue Moss (Mills).

    Grandfather: Billy John Moss 19161998
    BIRTH 17 MAY 1916 Lisco, Garden County, Nebraska
    DEATH 31 OCT 1998 Broadwater, Morrill, Nebraska, USA
    paternal grandfather

    Larene Jesse Queen 19171997
    BIRTH 17 SEP 1917 Lisco, Garden, Nebraska, USA
    DEATH 07 SEP 1997 Bridgeport, Morrill, Nebraska, USA
    paternal grandmother

    William Wilbur Moss 18781972
    BIRTH 29 OCT 1878 Washington, Illinois, United States
    DEATH 7 MAR 1972 Scottsbluff, Nebraska
    great-grandfather

    Lucy Ellen Playford 18881928
    BIRTH 17 MAR 1888 Kansas, USA
    DEATH 10 OCT 1928 Lisco, Garden, Nebraska, USA
    great-grandmother

    John Sanford Moss 18511923
    BIRTH 20 JUN 1851 Harrison County, Indiana, USA
    DEATH 24 FEB 1923 Danbury, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA
    2nd great-grandfather

    Ida Marie Clark 18511917
    BIRTH AUGUST 07, 1851 Missouri
    DEATH OCTOBER 05, 1917 Nebraska
    2nd great-grandmother

    Again, thank you so much for all of your help. I have been searching out my heritage for a long time.

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    Are you sure you have the correct place of death (Nebraska) for John Sandford Moss and his wife Ida M? because on the findagrave site there are tombstones for a John S Moss and an Ida M Moss. But of course the information about dates and parents would have been submitted by someone related. The tombstones themselves have ony the names and birth and death years

    John S Moss
    1851- 1923
    Cemetery: Sherman Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States of America

    1880 they are in Grant, Decatur Kansas
    In the 1910 census they are in Nebraska.

    Just a couple of quick observations.
    I see John S married Alice McCrae 1920 Nebraska

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    The problem is also my oldest living relatives (aunts and uncles) are not sure either. I have had discussions with them, but they are unsure as well. That was why I went the DNA route, but it is difficult to find records as well.
    I'm thinking that some of my Moss Surname descendants may have been sent over when Great Britain sent people that may have had some legal issues to the colonies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christanel View Post
    Are you sure you have the correct place of death (Nebraska) for John Sandford Moss and his wife Ida M? because on the findagrave site there are tombstones for a John S Moss and an Ida M Moss. But of course the information about dates and parents would have been submitted by someone related. The tombstones themselves have ony the names and birth and death years

    John S Moss
    1851- 1923
    Cemetery: Sherman Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States of America

    1880 they are in Grant, Decatur Kansas
    In the 1910 census they are in Nebraska.

    Just a couple of quick observations.
    I see John S married Alice McCrae 1920 Nebraska

    Christina
    You are correct in the burial place of John S. Moss. I hadn't updated that yet. Thanks for catching it.

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    Have you seen Benjamin's will on the familysearch.org site? I haven't read it - the writing makes my eyes ache.

    Have you uploaded your DNA to ancestry? Evidently more chance of getting matches as they have more members than other sites who have done this.

    It's a pity that Banjamin's and Mary Dewees marriage image isn't one of those that recorded parents names which the later ones seem to do. Even George Moss' death certificate has his mother and father's names.
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