Husband: James DeMouth (1 2 3 4 5)
Born: about 1798 in Morris Co., NJ (6)
Married: 1825 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (52)
Died: 29 Dec 1859 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (7 8)
Father: Jacob Demouth
Mother: Deborah
Spouses:
Wife: Elizabeth Lozaw (9 10 11)
Born: 1800 in NJ (12 13)
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Elijah DeMouth
Born: 01 Feb 1826 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (14)
Died:
Spouses: Margaret Morgan
02 (M): Cyrus DeMouth (15 16 17)
Born: 1827 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (18)
Died: 10 Jan 1887 in Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey (19)
Spouses:
03 (M): Thomas DeMouth (20 21)
Born: about 1828 in NJ (22)
Died: 26 Jan 1863 in Washington, D.C. (23)
Spouses: Susannah Greenswike
04 (M): Lewis DeMouth (24 25)
Born: Jan 1830 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (26)
Died:
Spouses: Mary A.
05 (F): Elizabeth DeMouth (27 28 29)
Born: 1833 in Rockaway , Morris, New Jersey (30)
Died: 02 Mar 1896 in Rockaway , Morris, New Jersey (31)
Spouses: John A. Hopkins
06 (F): Jane DeMouth (32)
Born: about 1837 in NJ (33)
Died:
Spouses: Alfred Miller
07 (M): William D. DeMouth (34 35 36)
Born: about 1839 in NJ (37)
Died: 01 Mar 1863 in Newport News, VA (38)
Spouses:
08 (M): Jesse DeMouth (40 41 42 43)
Born: about 1842 in NJ (44)
Died: 06 May 1863 in Cumberland River, Kentucky
Spouses:
09 (M): James DeMouth (46 47 48)
Born: about 1845 in NJ (49)
Died: 23 Feb 1910 in NJ (50)
Spouses:
Additional Information

James DeMouth:

Notes:



James married Elizabeth Lozaw in 1825 and they had nine children, two girls and seven boys, three of whom, Thomas, William, and Jesse, died in the Civil War. James didn't have to endure that grief because he had already died in 1859. Son Thomas died in a military hospital in Washington D.C. leaving a wife and three children. Son William died at an army camp near Newport News, Virginia. He was not married. Son Jesse died by drowning when his outfit crossed the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Son Cyrus was also in the Civil War. He must have been injured in some way because he filed for a pension as an invalid. He appears, unmarried, in the 1870 census, and working as a stone cutter, so he must not have been injured too badly. Son Elijah married Margaret Morgan. Many of his descendants lived in New York. Son Lewis, his wife Mary, and only son, Lewis Jr., never learned to read or to write.They lived in Warwick, New York. Daughter Elizabeth married John A. Hopkins. Daughter Jane Demouth married Alfred Miller. The 7th son was James.

Elizabeth Lozaw:

Notes:

1870 census shows Elizabeth age 70 living with sons Cyrus and James and 7 yr old Martha Demouth, probable granddaughter to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth had four sons in the Civil War. Three of them, Thomas, William, and Jesse, perished in the war during the year of 1863. The fourth, Cyrus, received a disability discharge.

1860 census:
Elizabeth Demouth age 60 Widow
Thomas " 35 Collier
Cyrus " 33 "
William " 21 Laborer
Jesse " 18 "
James " 15 "
Harriet Stage 12

(02) Cyrus DeMouth:

Buried: Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Morris, New Jersey

Notes:

1850 Census his age is 21. He is living with family of Peter Davenport.

1860 Census - his age is 33. He is living with his mother and brothers and working as a miner.

1870 Census, Boonton, NJ - He is a stone cutter living withElizabeth 70, James 25, and Martha 7. (Lonnie)

3 Sep 1862 he enlisted with the Union Army in New Jersey. He was a private in the 27th New Jersey Infantry. His widow filed for a pension, but no name is given in the record. (Ancestry Civil War Records.)

2 Mar 1863 - disability discharge

(07) William D. DeMouth:

Cause of Death: chronic diarrhoea

Buried: Rockaway Valley Cemetery, Boonton, Morris, New Jersey 39

Notes:

Civil War - Co. L 27th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers. Died at camp near Newport News. (Lonnie)

The 'D' is per Civil War Pension records, in which he named his mother as the beneficiary.

(08) Jesse DeMouth:

Cause of Death: Drowning

Buried: Rockaway Valley Cemetery, Boonton, Morris, New Jersey 45

Notes:

Jesse was a private in Company L of the 27th New Jersey Volunteers Infantry. He drowned while crossing the Cumberland River in Kentucky.

(09) James DeMouth:

Buried: Marcella Union Cemetery, Marcella, New Jersey 51

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp, roll m19-82; p. 141.

    [1830 Census lists:
    2 males under 5,
    1 male 30 - 40,
    1 female 5 - 10,
    1 female 20 - 30.]

  2. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  3. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.

    [1840 Census: 1 male under age of 5
    2 " 10 - 15
    1 male 15 - 20
    1 male 40 - 50
    1 female under 5
    1 " 5 - 10
    1 " 40 - 50]

  4. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp., Ancestry p.55.

    [
    Listed with James and Elizabeth Demouth and 6 children is John Losaw age 43, also born in NJ
    James' occupation is listed as laborer.
    ]

  5. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  6. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  7. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468; Ancestry p. 58.
  8. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  9. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  10. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468 - Ancestry p. 58.
  11. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., New Jersey, Boonton Twsp., Ancestry p. 56 of 87.
  12. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  13. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  14. Ibid., One World Tree.
  15. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  16. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway, p. 468 - Ancestry p. 58.
  17. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., New Jersey, Boonton Twsp., Ancestry p. 56 of 87.
  18. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  19. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

  20. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  21. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468 - Ancestry p. 58.
  22. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  23. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

  24. Census, Federal - 1850 - Passaic Co, NJ, West Milford Twsp., Ancestry p. 23 of 63.
  25. Census, Federal - 1900 - Orange Co., NY, Warwick, ED # 52, sheet # 13 A, Ancestry p.25 of 30.
    (18 Jun 1900)
  26. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  27. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  28. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  29. Lois Wells Wilson, edited by Warren E. Wilson, 1989, Family History of the Ancestors of Lois Eleanor Wells.
  30. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  31. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

  32. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  33. Ibid.
  34. Ibid.
  35. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468 - Ancestry p. 58.
  36. Civil War Pension Index.
  37. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  38. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

  39. Lonnie DeMouth McManus Papers Received 23 Jan 2006, Listing of Rockaway Valley Cemetery.
  40. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  41. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468 - Ancestry p. 58.
  42. Civil War Soldiers, American (Ancestry.com).
  43. Ancestry.com, Cumberland River Disaster.

    Jesse Demouth enrolled as a private on September 3, 1862 and was mustered in on September 22, 1862 in Company L, 27th Regiment for a period of nine months. "Rockaway lost many of its finest young men in the War of the Rebellion but no tragedy was more deeply felt than that disaster that befell 19 members of Company L., 27th Regiment, N.J. Volunteers, who were drowned while crossing the Cumberland River, in Kentucky, on May 5, 1863."

    According to Lt. Henry Lumsden who was an eyewitness, the following disaster story is told:

    "The 27th New Jersey Volunteers, 103rd Ohio and 2nd East Tennessee left their camp at Stanford as the infantry part of a column pursuing the rebel, General Morgan. After driving him out of Kentucky, they were returning to Somerset to be near their supplies, when they came to the Cumberland. When the 27th reached the river they found two ropes across, fastened about 100 feet apart to two trees on the South bank, crossing and fastened to one tree on the North bank. The artillery was crossing by the lower rope and the infantry by the upper one on flat boats manned by a detail from the 12th Illinois Regiment. As the boat containing our men was crossing and had reached the middle of the stream, the men lost their hold on the rope and the boat drifted down the stream. Reaching the lower rope the men manfully endeavored to throw it over their heads, but the current, swelled by recent rains, was swift and their effort was unsuccessful. The rope caught and in an instant the boat was upset and 60 men were struggling together in the water. Most of them had their rifles, blankets and equipment strapped to their shoulders, which prevented them from making the effort they otherwise might have made to escape. 32 of the number were drowned. Some of the bodies were recovered and buried by their comrades, but others were never found."

    Of the 32 who were lost, 19 were from Rockaway Township, New Jersey. Jesse Demouth was one of those men who drowned on May 5, 1863 in the Cumberland River, Kentucky in the line of duty. Some of the men were buried along the banks of the river where there is a marker. Jesse may be buried there.

  44. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  45. Lonnie DeMouth McManus Papers Received 23 Jan 2006, Listing of Rockaway Valley Cemetery.
  46. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  47. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway.
  48. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., New Jersey, Boonton Twsp., Ancestry p. 56 of 87.
  49. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  50. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

  51. Ibid.
  52. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
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