Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for June thru July 1997


BRITTON, COON, DEXTER, LAMPSON, LAMSON, WOODARD posted by Chuck Rose on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Mary DEXTER lived with the family of William LAMPSON or LAMSON in Birch Run TWP, SAGINAW County. She is listed in the 1900 and 1910 census as 'sister' apparently of Isabell LAMPSON. Mary DEXTER died Nov 23, 1910 in Birch Run.Parents names on death record are Daniel COON and Mary BRITTON. I believe Mary DEXTER is the widow of Lorin DEXTER of CLINTON county and CALVIN WOODARD of IONIA county, MI. I would like to get an obituary for Mary DEXTER.

SALES, SAYLES posted by Cindy Duhamel on Saturday, June 14, 1997

SAYLES/SALES -looking for all with this surname, over 25 years of research, will share with all interested. Cyrus SAYLES family in Keene, Ionia Co Mi died there 1893, wife Eliza ? had 16 children! I have no other info!! All tidbits will be appreciated. Am trying to compile as complete a picture as possible on all SAYLES/SALES back to RI 1633

SICKELS, SICKLES posted by Paul Sickels on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am Looking for the Surname SICKELS/SICKLESg-grandfather was from Ionia Co. Mich, I don't know if he was born there or just lived there for a time. G-grandfathers first name was Richard c. 1800-1830 dob

FIEBIG posted by Ernest Fiebig on Monday, June 16, 1997

My grandparents, Ernst came from Germany near the end of the last century. Any information concerning the Fiebig line would be appreciated.

TRAIN, WOOD posted by Paul Wright on Friday, June 20, 1997

Searching for MORTON TRAIN Family and JESSE WOOD family. They all settled the area in the 1850's and were located on the 1860 census. MORTON TRAIN , had several children who were located in the county. ALBERT, ABIGAIL ,FRANK and HIRAM TRAIN. JESSE WOOD was in the county, but I know nothing of his family. Any infromation will be appreciated. Paul Wright -Decatur,Georgia

DODDS, WALKER posted by Debra J. Eddy on Friday, June 27, 1997

I would like to help an elderly cousin learn more about her grandfather's WALKER family. Looking for information about Ralph and Celestine WALKER, of rural Saranac, Ionia Co., MI, and their descendants. Ralph was born about 1816 in Canada, and is believed to have died in an accident about 1870. He was married to Celestine, who was born circa 1828, Canada and died circa 1875, Ionia Co., MI. They moved to Michigan about 1865 from Norfolk County, Onario, Canada, and lived 2 miles southeast of Lowell, in the Ware school district. Family tradition says they were buried in the Boston cemetery, but no gravestone or transcribed cemetery record exists for them. Known children are: (1) David (born 1842), who was appointed fire chief of Grand Rapids in the early 1900s. Census and other records exist for two different David Walkers; I don't believe the one from Plainfield is him; (2) Francis "Frank" (born July 1844), who married Rebecca and lived in Odessa Twp., Ionia Co.; (3) Elizabeth 'Libbie' ZIMMERMAN, who lived near Midland; (4) Lovina (born 1858), who married a STORY; (5) Agnes; (6) Edward C. (born circa 4 Mar 1862, Norfolk Co., Ontario - 1 Sept. 1934, Lowell, Kent Co., MI), who married Harriet DODDS on 30 Aug 1891 in Berlin, Ionia Co., MI; (7) Will; (8) Mary E. (born Sept. 1854, Canada, died circa 1929), the wife of Philip M. DODDS (he was a brother of Harriet, who married Mary's brother, Edward Walker)

WALKER posted by Debra J. Eddy on Friday, June 27, 1997

Who were Grace and Clara WALKER of Lowell, MI, and how were they related to Edward WALKER, my cousin's grandfather? She knows that Edward was somehow related to Grace, but Grace was not his niece. Grace was a Christian Science reader in Lowell. She was a tall, commanding person and was the only woman on the Lowell school board at that time. She was also a business woman, in the real estate business. Grace and Clara owned land across from the Boston cemetery in Ionia Co., where some known Walker relatives are buried.

ALDRICH, NOYES, REED, WEED posted by Diane Bond on Friday, June 27, 1997

BENJAMIN ALDRICH married a MARY WEED/REED. They had a daughter named SARAH JANE ALDRICH, born Jan 22, 1840, somewhere in Canada. While growng up she lived in Saranac. She had a brother or cousin named BENAJAH ALDRICH. Sarah married NATHANIEL KING NOYES, who was probably born in Vermont. He was a lot older than she was, born 1810-1815. They had four daughters, inc. FLORA ADELE NOYES, born July 19, 1880. My questions are, did Nathaniel King Noyes have a wife or wives previous to Sarah? Is he the Noyes on the 1850 census who was living close to and probably related to True Worthy Noyes and Hiram Noyes, formerly of Vermont, and past that, of Massachusetts? When did Nathaniel die? Did he die in Ionia Co.? Flora was my husband's grt-gm.

CRUMBS, CURTIS, WILCOX posted by Sharon Patchett on Friday, July 4, 1997

Looking for information on Sandford WILCOX b abt 1828 in Jefferson Co, NY and removed to Henry Co, OH, then to Easton, Iona Co, MI by 1860. Wife was Ruth and children; Rennetta b abt 1850, Issabella b abt 1854, Henry b abt 1858. Lived next door the the Curtis and Crumbs, married into those families too.

MANN posted by Olive Hoffman on Wednesday, July 9, 1997

Trying to find the place of burial for Elias Mann, born 1794 in Mass; died 03 Dec. 1872 Oneida Twp., Eaton, Michigan. He does not seem to be buried w/the other Manns in Eaton County; they have a times resided in Ionia County. Elias married Electa Beebe who died in Ohio. Can anyone help; would love to hear from other descendants.

LOVELL, PELTON posted by Olive Hoffman on Wednesday, July 9, 1997

Trying to find the place of burial for Lemuel Pelton and his wife Pelins "Patience" Lovell. They were on the 1864 census for Oneida Twp., Eaton Co. Michigan; were not on the 1870 census. Have been unable to find them anywhere. Would also like to hear from other descendants.

BAKER, FENDER, SAWDY posted by David L. Sawdy on Thursday, July 10, 1997

Read your page and found very intresting info I an David L. Sawdy From Woodland Michigan and now living in Rincon Ga. I am doing research on the SAWDY, FENDER, BAKER Familys have a lot of info an all the Sawdy back to England 1430s Fenders completed . Bakers still working.

MARSH, RANGER posted by Scott Sickler on Tuesday, July 22, 1997

I'm researching the family of Charles S. MARSH d. May 31, 1902 buried Lyons Twp. Cem., Lyons, Mi and his wife Mary Agnes RANGER d. Mar. 10, 1916 and buried with Charles. Particularly interested in the MARSH connection. I have them in the census records from 1860 - 1910 in Lyons. Thanks for your help.

ELWAY, MAUK posted by Terry on Friday, July 25, 1997

I am looking for FRED MAUK born November 1852 Pa he married CARRIE ELWAY born May 1860 Pa these are their children ROBERT T MAUK born October 1880 Pa; NELLIE E MAUK born April 1885 Pa; ETHEL M MAUK born October 1887 Pa; FRED M MAUK born April 1890 Pa; RALPH F MAUK born May 1893 Pa; RUTH E MAUK born January 29,1895 Pa; ARTHUR D MAUK born June 5, 1898 Pa. They moved to KENT CO around 1910 - thank you for any help you can give me

HOLADAY, HOLLIDAY posted by Linda Dillon on Saturday, July 26, 1997

Searching for proof of birth for: 1) 1865, Flora A. Holliday (d/o Chas. & Sarah Holaday) 2) 1874, Aldridge ("Don") Holaday (s/o Chas. & Sarah Holaday) If you can point me to where I might find this it would be a HUGE help - I wrote to the state and they couldn't find it. Thanks.

LETTS posted by Barbara Lewis on Saturday, July 26, 1997

I have been researching the Letts family for several years....Most of our Letts are buried in Ford Cemetery on the Gratiot Co, Clinton Co border, but many of the Letts family went into Ionia. I have also been trying to find the "roots" of the Letts family, from our Daniel Letts from the Isle of Jersey...can you help me?

WRIGHT posted by Sandy Phillips on Tuesday, July 29, 1997

I am trying to find the parents of William J. Wright. According to his marriage license his was born in Ionia County about 1852 or 1853. His death certificate gives his fathers' name as William but his mothers name wasn't given. He lived in Ingham County before he married and worked on the State Capital Building. He was a mason by trade. He married Lillian Wright (maiden-name) and they lived in Rives Twp., Jackson Co. Any help would be appreciated. Sandy

LOCKE posted by Jerry Harrison on Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Russell and Mary LOCKE were enumerated in Ionia, Ionia, MI in the 1850 U.S. Census. He was 41, she was 28. They had Cynthia (10), Wilbur H. (8), Electa (8), Ruth A. (6), and Minerva (6/12). Russell was a son of Reuben LOCKE, of Pamelia, Jefferson, NY. What happened to the family after 1850? Russell's brother, Bezaleel, was enumerated in Easton Township in that census - he and his family moved on to Gratiot County. I have not been able to find any other information on Russell's family.Thanks in advance for any help. Regards, Jerry Harrison


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