Thanks for your response. Great information. The Toaz webpage is at http://www.choctaw-web.com/toaz.htm
. The site contains information from an article published in the 1970's and reflects work done by Don K. Toaz (MIchigan) and Mildred Toaz (Oklahoma). I have not yet resolved the mystery of why Don Toaz gave Scotland as the country of origin when information from several federal census reports list Ireland as the country of origin. I have found a William Toaz living in Letteran, Lissan Parish, County Derry, Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century listed in Griffith's Valuation and the Tithe Applotments. He may be the brother born in 1808 listed in Don Toaz's material.
Letitia Toaz appears in the 1860 NY federal census along with the families of several brothers, who were living in the same area around Brockport, NY.
1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Sweden Township, Brockport, p. 470
James Toaz, 44, employment: Mason, born: â€œon the seaâ€
Sarah J Toaz, 17, Keeping house, born: New York
Letitia Toaz, 15, born: New York
Robert Toaz, 12, born: New York
John Toaz, 11, born: New York
Ann Toaz, 9, born: New York
Elizabeth Toaz, 7, born: New York
Rachel Toaz, 4, born: New York
Mary Toaz, 2, born: New York
1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Sweden Township, Brockport, p. 465
David Toaz, 46, Laborer, born: Ireland
Jane Toaz, 37, keeping house, born: Ireland
Ann E. Toaz, 2, born: New York
Joseph K. Toaz, 10/12, born: New York
1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Gates Township, p.
Robert Toaz, 40, laborer, born: Ireland
1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Clarkson, p. 353
Thomas Toaz, 38, employment: farm laborer; born: Ireland
Emma Toaz, 33, born: Ireland
Wm., 12, born: Canada
John, 10, born: Canada
Emma, 3, born: New York
Kimball, 2, born: New York
Caleb, 6/12; born: New York
I am a descendant of Thomas Toaz through his son William Henry Toaz and Melinda Hilliker. Their son Clarence Toaz married Rosa Pengelly and had four sons and two daughters; my mother was the second of those daughters.