Jillian, Have James Gaffin/Catherina Van Deusen Family from Schagticoke(sp?)Rensselear County, NY (member of Reformed Church in Schagticoke). James/Catherina had five children-Mary (my line)mrd John Tobias, Johannes, Abraham mrd Anna Carpenter, Margarete, Johanna. This is a new line of research for me. My Mary lived and died in Cayuga Co, NY and the only one I know any more about is Abraham and he died in IL.
Have been corresponding with a Mark re a William Gaffin from Ohio trying to see if if our families connect.
Do you have history before Ohio? From what state did your Gaffins migrate? Any hint in your records?
Let's see if we connect. Patricia