Jackson County Michigan USGenWeb Queries

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Brenda Callahan Tue, 07 Apr 1998 23:46:22 +0000
In 1848, March 11 to be exact my ggggrandparents were married in Jackson Co. His name was Henry Griner b. 18 Jan 1826 her name Phebe Babcock b. 1832-Jackson Co. Her parents were Hiram Babcock and Malinda Guthrie. We don't know anything about his parents or siblings, any imformation on them would be greatly appreciated.

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Johnny Nyberg Fri, 10 Apr 1998 17:45:52 +0200
Mary Adeler was married in Jackson 1879 to Knut Gustav Starcross (Stierncreutz). Their son, Carl Gustav Adeler was born in 1883. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated.

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Kathie MacGregor Sat, 11 Apr 1998 11:55:08 -0700
Mary WAGNER b abt 1897 IN m Frank E. DOHERTY, railroad worker, Catholic ; had one child John Eugene DOHERTY b 1915 Jackson, Jackson, MI, d 1949 Cook Co., IL. Would like to correspond with anyone having links to these families.

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Linda Hopp Thu, 16 Apr 1998 11:55:30 -0500
I am interested in the GARRED family, listed in the 1870 census index as living in Leoni Township, Jackson County. I think they might be related to William GERRED, who lived in Mecosta County in the 1880s. Any leads would be appreciated.

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Colleen TENNANT Mulligan Sat, 18 Apr 1998 16:30:00 -0400
TENNANT. Third great grandfather William Henry Tennant and wife Emma Simmons Tennant moved to Jackson in 1869. He was a stone mason. They had 5 children: Rosa E. Tennant, Lilly Tennant, William H. Tennant, Rose Tennant and Francis P. Tennant. I have the first Rose born and deceased in Jackson. All others were also born in Jackson according to 1870 & 1880 census records. I cannot locate birth records of Lilly 1871, or William Jr 1874. They lived on the corner of North St E and what is now Ellery. I have been to the Jackson Library and found information on William Sr. Emma and Rose both died in Jackson but I cannot locate a grave or burial site. I looked through the records at the library. Any suggestions? Is the Jackson County Cemetery the same as the Cemetery records of Jackson in the library? I am not from Jackson am currently in Grand Rapids. William also had three other children from a previous marriage. George W. Tennant, Samuel J. Tennant and Ruth Tennant. His first wifes name was Ruth Whitehead Tennant. Some of this family settled in Benzie County. I have not been able to locate an info on Lilly or William Jr.

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Colleen TENNANT Mulligan Sat, 18 Apr 1998 16:33:41 -0400
UNION SCHOOL in Jackson, Michigan. According to a 1874 plat map there was a school called UNION SCHOOL located on the corner of East Ave and Argyle St. I have been there and it no longer stands. Does anyone know if the records from this school would be in a museum or exisiting? I am trying to trace my early ancestors TENNANT attending this school from 1877 on. Thanks for any help.

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Marcia C Steele Sat, 18 Apr 1998 22:38:41 -0400
Charles Henry Van Norwich(sp) born approx. 1928 died late 1980's or early '90's

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Allan Burton Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:39:41 -0700
I'm researching the surname MASON. They came to MI before 1835 and settled in the twp of Napolean. I'm particularly interested in what became of my g-g-grandmother Betsey Chapman MASON. I no longer find her on the census or other records after 1844. But my g-g-grandfather is found in WI without her and their two sons. Did she die? But what happened to the sons who later show on the census in WI.

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pwarden Sun, 19 Apr 1998 21:16:49 -0700
Would like birth and death records for the following people if possible- 1. Cassius Dodge Perrine b.17/09/1860 Rives River Jct. Jackson,Mi m.04/10/1883 d.23/07/1934 St. Louis, Mi any brothers or sisters from same family

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Austin Wilgus Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:52:11 -0700
My name is Judy Wilgus formerly Judith Kay CONWAY born in Jackson in 1937, lived on Williams Street and attended school in Jackson at various times. I am the daughter of Leo John CONWAY(7-1-1906) & Helen Leona KEYZER(10-24-1910 to 6-2-1983) both born and raised in Jackson. My family line on my father's side goes back through a g-g-grandfather Patrick Conway the stone mason who built the walls of the old prison. Off that line were SEVIER'S, CARVER'S & MCGRAW'S. I am new to genealogy,but my husband has been researching his Delaware roots for several years .

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Sherranlynn Kincaid Nichols Wed, 22 Apr 1998 11:17:03 -0500
JONES WASHBURN YOUNG Desperately need information on George WASHBURN and his wife Lucy Amanda YOUNG, they had a son James Roscoe WASHBURN b. 1860's Jackson Co. MI and married Margaret Jane JONES. Geoge WASHBURN's second wife was a sister of Lucy YOUNG, Eliza YOUNG. James Roscoe WASHBURN is my grandfather and was raised by his "YOUNG" grandparents as his mother died when he was about 6 years old. Some believe he had at least one sibling, Ira WASHBURN. Eliza wrote to her aunt Eliza in Boston, MA, "the Michigan family had not kept in touch as they were ashamed because they weren't doing well financially". If you know anything at all about this family, please contact me: Barbara Sorenson, 477 Jim Williams Rd., Huntsville, AL 35824, Tel. 256-772-9959, or you can e-mail a friend Sherranlynn Kincaid Nichols, at [email protected] Thanks in advance

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Elwyn D. Draper Wed, 22 Apr 1998 23:24:55 -0400
DRAPER - looking for relatives of or reseachers of the Drapers who settled in Rives Jct. in the early 1800's. Four sons of Addison Draper (Milton, Alfred, Hiram, and Lyman) moved from Newstead Twp., Erie Co., NY to Rives Jct. ca. 1826. Another son, Gideon, moved to Jackson Co. a little later. I have further data from NY and Jackson Co. Check out my research on my Draper-Tree website. I would love to share info with anyone with an interest in this line. - Elwyn D. Draper

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Bigtapir Sat, 25 Apr 1998 14:03:15 EDT
Surname is Olree - dating from about 1880

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Judy Usher Sun, 26 Apr 1998 04:14:43 -0400
Looking for info on my g-g-grandparents, Samuel Mills and Rosetta (or Mary?) FOWLER. They moved to Kalamazoo area from NY in late 1840s. He was minister of Methodist or Christian Church. Had believed they lived in Kalamazoo until their deaths in early 1900s. However, was unable to find them in 1860 census there and found them instead in Jackson County at Spring Arbor in 1860 census. Had son, Abel, and daughter, Eunice Rosalie (?). Believe they were back in Kalamazoo by 1870. Would appreciate any info on those missing ten years in Jackson County.

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Marian Mizner Zevallos Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:45:23 EDT
I am looking for information on the name Jackson, some are from the Hudson area, others are from Addison, and Jackson date range is from 1908 to present.

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Nancy Sherman Soleimani Tue, 28 Apr 1998 16:52:28 -0400
Joseph COWLEY, Emma COWLEY 1896-1930s

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Linda Hopp Wed, 29 Apr 1998 14:19:47 -0500
GARRED/GERRED - I am looking for information on GARRED families listed in the 1870 Census for Leoni Twp., Jackson County. Six heads of household are listed in the same area and may be related. I am looking for parents or siblings of a William GERRED, who is in Mecosta County by 1888 and would have probably been in his 20's at that time.

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Carolyn Schultz Zenoniani Thu, 30 Apr 1998 18:24:31 -0400
5032 SW 5th Pl., Cape Coral, FL 33914 I am researching the FREDERICK SCHULTZ and HENRIETTA POUKE or PENIK SCHULTZ family. Frederick was born 28 May 1824. They came to America and the Jackson Co. area about 1860 . I believe they were in the Concord or Bath Mills area. I am also looking for information regarding the DRUMM family.

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VICTORIA JOHNSON BELL Fri, 1 May 1998 17:07:10 -0000
Looking for info on Fred, Mandy along with Lixie, Bettu, Donald, Rose, Phylis, Francis Earl Johnson. They lived in and around Jackson and Vandercook in 1950 to the present(?). Doing family history. Hope some can help me.

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Robert & Christine Archibald Sun, 03 May 1998 07:10:07 -0500
I'am looking for a famialy of Brewers that showed on the 1900 MI cences. I beleived thay came to Blackman Township aprox 1880. Here ia what I know John Brewer head b. April 1825 Cornwall Eng. d.Jan 1907 in Jackson MI. (The information was from a obit. in the Fennimore times dated 1/30/1907 ) Janice or Jane / / Brewer Wife b. Mar 1832 Cornwall Eng. Children: John Brewer b. aprox 1855 England Mary Ann Brewer (Wilcox) b. 1857 Eng. d. 11/24/1944 Dubuqe Ia. Emma Jane Brewer (Dent) b.1858 Eng Laura Brewer (Wilcox) b.1860 Eng d. WI aprox 1894 Eleva Brewer b.1864 Eng Rosa Brewer b.1865 Hazel Green WI. Willam Brewer b. 1869 Hazel Green Wisconsin Fanny Brewer b.1872 Hazel Green Wi. Charles Brewer b. Oct. 1875 Hazel Green Wi. I beleve thay showed up in 1865 to hazel green wi. John showed up 1ST. in 1864 and his wife in 1865. The 1870 Hazel green Wi. cences had the full family listed but the 1880 cences only had Jane, John jr., William, Fanny, and Charles. The 1900 MI cenes had John, Jane and Charles. I know some of the children Mary,and laura stayed in wisconsin. Thay had 12 Children and only 9 were living acording to the 1900 cences. Your poor farm cem. had a Richard c. Brewer Inf. listed I'am from Wisconsin and willing to pay for The information Birth, death, probate, land,tax, and any other information if correct also any living relation.

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Paulette Haynes Tue, 5 May 1998 03:40:55 EDT
Looking for information on James E. HAYNES born 1813 NY and wife Ruth ROOT listed on 1850 census in Liberty Twp. Jackson County; and Joseph HAYNES born 1808 NY and wife Nancy BURLEY listed on 1850 census in Columbia Township. HAYNES FAMILY GENEALOGY

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Nancy Sherman Soleimani Tue, 5 May 1998 09:55:08 -0400
COWLEY, Joseph (c. 1898) and family: Emma, Mary, Goldie, Charles, Roy, and Joseph Jr.

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Nancy Wed, 6 May 1998 10:14:41 -0400
Joseph Cowley, Sr. is shown living in Jackson in 1898 according to the Jackson City Directory. In 1899 it shows his wife, Emma as a widow. The 1900 census shows Emma and their five children, listing her as a widow. My Grandma (one of the 5 children) always told us (before she died) that her father died when she was 3 (this would be 1899). She also said that he died in a gas explosion at work. We assumed (possibly incorrectly) that Joseph worked for a gas company. However, we have done a state-wide (and local) search for a death certificate, but the state said that there was no death certificate on file in Michigan. We have come to a dead end and don't know where else to look. I have glanced through newspapers, but a two year time frame is a lot of papers to look through. I also found that there was a gas company in Jackson during that time but they are out of business and I have no idea how to contact them.

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Wilda Marshall Brown Thu, 7 May 1998 22:11:52 -0400
Francis GUNSAULLUS (12/12/1893 - 10/1983) died Jackson Co., MI Mabel GUNSAULLUS (3/23/1894 - 11/1977) died Jackson Co., MI

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Dawn Fri, 08 May 1998 20:56:22 -0700
Philow Hulbert CURRIER was born on 22 Sep 1799 in Vermont. He died on 18 Jul 1867. He married Amelia SMART was born on 6 Dec 1806 in Maine. She died on 16 May 1890. Children of Philow and Amelia CURRIER were: Rev. John Wesley CURRIER and Silas Willard CURRIER. John Wesley CURRIER married first Sarah KELLOGG, and second to Theresa Victoria HAUGHTON 30 Sep 1868 in Hazelton, Shiawassee, MI. John Wesley CURRIER died 29 April 1911 in Spring Arbor, Jackson, MI. I am looking for information on Sarah KELLOGG CURRIER, and a child that she had while married to John CURRIER. I am also looking for information on Silas CURRIER and his possible family. I am also trying to find out how these first Cousins (names from Photo Albums) are Agusta CURTIS, Martha J KINCAID fit into the CURRIER line.

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FGrimes Mon, 11 May 1998 11:36:13 EDT
JAMES ROSS MANLEY was born 4 June 1907 Bartholomew Co., Indiana. His parents were James Franklin MANLEY and Hazel ROSS MANLEY. He married Marjorie who was born 21 Nov 1909 and died 24 Jan 1992 in MI. James Ross (my mother, his cousin, called him Rossie) died Sept 1986 in Munith, Jackson Co. MI. I am looking for decendants of this family or his siblings, or any decendants of J F & HAZEL ROSS MANLEY. Please, anyone knowing anyone in this family please contact me. Thank you.

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Nancy Westenfield Wed, 13 May 1998 20:46:22 -0700
Searching for information on James BRADLEY b. NY married to Eliza B. 1835 NY. In 1860 they were living in Blackman Township,Jackson Cty, MI. Also living with them was a Jehial ROBBINS b. 1796. I am interested in Jehial ROBBINS. Believe that James BRADLEY may be his son-in-law. Feel free to contact me on this line.

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Paulette Haynes Thu, 14 May 1998 02:23:31 EDT
Researching brothers who came from Livingston County, NY to Jackson County, MI around 1837: Joseph HAYNES born 1808 NY and wife Nancy BURLEY. Listed 1850 census, Columbia Twp. Jackson County, MI Children: Samuel Haynes (1831NY) and David Haynes (1834 NY). James E. HAYNES born 1813 NY and wife Elivira Ruth ROOT. Listed 1850 census Liberty Twp, Jackson County, MI. Children: Jonathan Haynes (1836 NY) and Philinda Haynes (1840 MI)

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Beth Wibe Thu, 14 May 1998 17:17:52 +0000
Smith, Karen...had 3 children, 1974,1976(both boys)1977(girl) i don't know of any other than that. seeking info on her present whereabouts and past lineage. she was not married to the father of these children. got married after the birth of the third child to a different man. The third child was removed from the home and placed in foster care at about 1month of age.seek any info available about this family

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Jacqueline Kalinauskas Sat, 16 May 1998 19:23:43 -0600
NEEDHAM, Robert and wife Ann Smith Needham were from Boston Lincolnshire Michigan arriving in Michigan in 1866. Farming in Springport, Parma,Spring Arbour and Sandstone Jackson County. They had a large family George Howard Needham b 17 Oct 1853 Boston Eng Md Elizabeth Wilcox of Sandstone (my line). The other childen are as follows Will,Joe,Jerry,Jennie, Jack,Robert,Jim,Nellie,Ned,Elizabeth, and a baby no name died 1866. I know very little about my gg grndfather's siblings-dtes of birth etc. Looking for descendants to share genealogy info. Also considering having a reunion in Jackson sometime next year in Jackson-are there any family members out there? Jackie in Boise Id

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Jay Deeben Mon, 18 May 1998 20:39:35 -0600
Francis, Sidney md about 1867 found on the 1870 and 1880 census

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Betty More Tue, 19 May 1998 15:49:02 -0500
My name is Betty E. More and I am looking for information of any kind on a John Dodge who purchased property in Jackson County in 1837. Part of what he purchased, he purchased with Septimus Cobb ( 320 acres) and the other portion, he purchased alone ( 120 acres - 40 of it purchased in 1835). I do not know if he actually lived there or just bought property there. If you have any answers or anything in census records that may give me a hint, please let me know. I will be happy to share my information with anyone who might be interested in this party. Thanks,

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Colleen Stokes Sat, 23 May 1998 15:03:44 EDT
SPINK, CLEMONS, HARLOW, FRENCH,TODD Looking for information on Paul Spink, resident of Hanover from 1840-1876. There is a street names Spink St - does any one know why it was named that? Paul was Justice of the Peace in the late 1840's and some of the marriage records have him listed as Ruel Spink. I am trying to trace Paul's family background. I know he came from Hampton, Washington co, NY. -- A Nelson Spink is buried in Concord (cemetery?) Mich. He died in the 1840's. Does anyone know anything about him. Who is he related to? -- The widow of Jonathan Clemons moved to Jackson, Mi with her married daughter sometime after his death in 1828. Her first husband was an Ishmael Spink. Is there any records of a Mrs. Clemons in Jackson? -- Marietta French Todd, wife of William Todd of Spring Arbor, daughter of Squire and Hannah French, is listed in a Jackson book as having descendants of Scottish origin. I wonder if there are any family histories around that may indicate this. Marietta is listed in the 1860 census, but I am not sure if she lived to 1870. Anything on this family would be helpful.

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Richard Lee Mon, 25 May 1998 13:28:31 -0500
My mother was born Grass Lake Mi. on oct 11, 1916. She was born out of wedlock and put up for adoption. Moved to Coldwater State home when an infant.I"m interested in finding link to her family (natural mother) She was given her mothers name of Marie Ladd. I was told I could not get information while she was alive. My mother has since died. Is it possible to get original birth certificate? I have a file number of # 564 and letter from the probate court sent her on June 05, 1950.They say her records at that time are with Michigan Children"s Institute. Is it possible to find her birth record and how do I do this

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Nancy J Chambers Sat, 30 May 1998 10:18:28 -0700
My great-great-grandmother, Margaret Wiswell Hart, died in Blackman Township, Jackson County on 27 Feb 1919 and was burried in Evergreen Cemetary, Wayne Co. in March of that year. My g-g-grandpa was Henry C. Hart and was a Civil War vet. who died in 1917 and is also burried in Evergreen. Is it possible there are any Obits. etc. available and if so how would I go about getting them. Hart is a common name and I am finding it hart to make connections with others on MY line.

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norma Wed, 10 Jun 1998 20:05:15 -0400
Looking for any information on HENRY A. VANDUSEN from Jackson County who married EMELINE HARKNESS from Leslie, MI. August 3, 1858. Children born to this union were ADELBERT and WILLIAM. Any information about either family will be appreciated.

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Jennifer Wheeler Fri, 12 Jun 1998 07:39:03 -0400
My name is Jennifer Karlene Wheeler. I am 11 years old and working on a 4H genealogy project. I am looking for my great-grandparents wedding date. I know that they were married in Grass Lake, MI. Here is what I know: Maurice Douglas (b. 10-22-1873, d. 2-27-1903) Vera Grace Hobart (b.12-22-1881, d. 7-9-1971) They were married in September of 1903 in Grass Lake, MI. I believe that they were married in her parents home (Edwin Whipple Hobart, and Ida (Parker) Hobart). Maurice died on 2-27-1953. He did die unexpectedly but it was in his home from what the newspaper article I found said a heart attack. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Jennifer K. Wheeler

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Marilyn Fri, 12 Jun 1998 15:17:20 -0500
My father was born in Beaverton, MI, but he told me that his grandmother's family came from Jackson, MI. Her maiden name was Nancy Jane Fairchild, and she was married to Robert Irvine McKibbin of Wauseon, Ohio and later Beaverton, Michigan. Do you know of any Fairchild's in Jackson, or especially any that raised Persheron horses? My father lives in North Arlington, Virginia, and he is getting older now, and I want to find out everything so that I can write it all down for future generations.

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Eric Alli Fri, 12 Jun 1998 22:53:25 -0500
Eric Alli - McCULLY, STEIMEL, HAYES I have information on the Steimel, Hayes and McCully families of Jackson, Michigan that I am willing to share with any family members. Please contact me at [email protected] Thank you.

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