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Updated September 5, 2000

My family line - I am researching the JOHNSON & MOSS surnames from Wilson County, Tennessee during the early to mid 1800s. Samuel Johnson married Sarah Moss (daughter of Thomas B Moss). One of Samuel's sons, Joseph C Johnson, married Mary Jane Moss (daughter of John Moss & Amah Lawrence). I have no idea if there is a link to John and Thomas Moss. Can anyone help solve this mystery?

I also am looking for any WOBBE - MASS/MAAS family members who have ties to Morgan County, Illinois. John Henry William Wobbe was born in 1824 and was married to Margaret Mass/Maas. They are from the Hannover area of Germany. John had two brothers named Herman and George. The story is one stayed in Germany while the other also came to the USA. John and Margaret had a daughter Mary Jane who married David E McFADDEN in Literberry, Morgan, Illinois. They had 7 children before Mary Jane died.

My husband's much more elusive! I am looking for any links to Arthur J O'LEARY from around the Boston, Massachusetts area. He was born abt.1886. He married Mary R McCORMACK, born abt.1885. They had a daughter, Mary born abt 1911, who married an O'BRIEN; also a son named Raymond Arthur born Jan. 13 1917 in Boston. There may have been another daughter born after 1917.

On his maternal side, the names we are looking for are:Orrilla BUMP who married William JACKSON before 1825. (We believe Orrilla's father was Ansel Bump who was in the Cleves, Ohio area in the 1830 census.) They had 2 children Margaret b:Nov 20 1825 in Ohio and William George Jackson b: Dec 1829. The Jackson line eventually ends up in Kansas, via Iowa. One of the more recent Jackson's married a HETTICK in Kansas. This line goes back into Illinois.

I have a lot more detail on these lines and I will share information....Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance!

R S O'Leary
2629 Tierra Grande
Sacramento, Ca 95827-1412
United States

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