Place: Rhinebeck Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY
Note: Samuel Montross was a widower when he married Katherine Southard. (Could he have been married to the Elizabeth Worden who died 1 Jan 1822 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County NY.? There is a reference at the First Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Valley, record "#12: 17 May 1812. Baptized adult, Elizabeth Worden, wife of Samuel Worden." But also see Samuel M. Worden, b. 1777 in Westchester County, died in 1839/1840 in Pleasant Valley; he may have been married to an Elizabeth who had a child Zaccheus b. about 1807, d. 1826 in Pleasant Valley.)
Place: St. Paul's Zion Luth. Church, Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY
Note: The Southward (Southard) bible record in the D.A.R. collection provides information on the birth and marriage of Barnet Southward and Elizabeth Ostrander. It also lists their eight children. Page 197 of the D.A.R. volume contains the following notation in addition to the information noted above:
"Original in the possession of the Society.
"This single leaf was presented to the Society recently by Ernest A. Maynard, 161-41 86th Avenue, Jackson Heights 72, New York, with a notation that the Bible from which it was taken was published in 1810, and that the family concerned lived in Ghent, Columbia County, New York. --Ed."
The Southard Gazette pedigree chart shows the marriage date as 23 Nov 1797 in NY.
Their son, John, is an ancestor of Richard G. Rider who authored an article, "A Case of Mistaken Identity: Two Joseph Southards" in the NYG&B Record Vol. 116, No. 4.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Catherine by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Catherine: