hello sister Mary Jo,
I am not related at all to family Memess ,but while looking in Library for Garvock graveyard for my own tree ....i came across this ,it maybe of use to you ,....or maybe not ,
Jane Memess (d) Johnshaven 15/9/1862 age 79.
by Charles Ewen, her parenta James Memess & Jane Watt and her only brother (d) 6 years.
also in testements for Garvock
Christian Maimes spouse to Alexander Souter (weaver) parish of Garvock 5th April 1676.
could Maimes be an earlier version of your memess ??