Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for December 1998


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COOK, HILLIER, PECK, SACKETT, WHEELOCK posted by Jan Wheelock on Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Looking for descendants of the children of Artemas Wheelock. Levi Wheelock m. Eliza Cook, Sylvia Wheelock m. John D. Sackett, Waitsell Wheelock m.1st Hillier, m.2nd. Henry A. Peck. All born in Jefferson Co, NY, lived in Ionia Co, MI about 1860-1880. All are buried in Saranac Cemetery in Ionia Co. We descend from another son, Daniel S. Wheelock who resided mainly in Cheboygan Co, MI. Other issue of Artemas include Lorenzo, Susan (m.Andrew Lawrence), William H., Benjamin and Maryette (m.Harison Livingston). Have some information to share.

MOORE, STARKWEATHER posted by Kathy Norton on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Frances A. Moore married Christopher Columbus Starkweather in Ionia County on April 21, 1867. This is my grandparents, I know nothing about my Grandmother, but would like to!

PECK, SHARP posted by Bonnie on Thursday, December 3, 1998

I am a descendant of the Pecks of Jefferson Co., N.Y. that moved to Ionia Co., Mi. My Deborah Peck married a man named Benjamin Sharp. Both are buried in Saranac Cemetary. They lived in a small cottage in Saranac when they first arrived in Ionia Co., Mi. I do have a lot of information on the Pecks. There is a book with the Peck lineage at my Library. I will look it up and email it to you. Hope we can share information about these Pecks.

PLEIN, PLINE posted by Gene Mix on Thursday, December 3, 1998

MY UNCLE WAS A GRANDSON OF NICHOLAS AND ANNA.I HAVE AN AUNT AND SEVERAL COUSINS WHO ARE PLINES LIVING IN THE WESTPHALIA PEWAMO AREA. I CAN SEND YOU A COPY OF A SHORT ARTICLE FROM A BOOK ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ST MARY`S PARISH IN WESTPHALIA ABOUT NICHOLAS AND ANNA AS WELL AS A LISTING OF THEIR CHILDREN AND SPOUSES. E-MAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS. MY AUNT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU IF I KNEW WHAT YOU NEEDED. SHE IS MID 80`S BUT STILL PRETTY SHARP. GENE

JACKSON posted by Edward Truslow on Saturday, December 5, 1998

Hi-- Looking for info on children of William E. and Eunice Smith Jackson of Nelson, NY. The children, all of Ionia County, MI are Charles Chester, Andrew C., Edward Albert, William Henry and Nathan Smith Jackson. Thnks in advance.

COVELL, POST posted by Al Covell on Sunday, December 6, 1998

On 2-22-1865 Dwight COVELL of "Orleans Post", Ionia Co., married Sarah Post at Smyrna, Ionia Co. They were married by the Rev.L.B.Fish. I have a large database on the COVELL family but I have never been able to gain any information on the COVELL's who located in Ionia Co. At this point if I could obtain anything on Dwight's parents, birth date (it was around 1837) or birth place I might be able to begin to solve this long standing mystery. Thanks in advance for any help anyone may be able to provide.

WANDELL posted by Dave McDonald on Saturday, December 12, 1998

Seeking information on a Charles WANDELL, who moved to Ionia Co. just prior to 1860 from NY to work as a farm hand. Charles later married Abegail (Abby)SPARKS, the daughter of Danforth SPARKS, Keene,Ionia,MI farmer. Charles and Abby moved to Montcolm Co. and had only one surviving daughter, Esther B. WANDELL.

SPARKS posted by Dave McDonald on Saturday, December 12, 1998

Seeking information on the SPARKS family of Ionia Co., MI. Specifically on Danforth M. SPARKS and his descendents. Believe Danforth to be the son of Stephen SPARKS. Stephen came to Keene,Ionia,MI in 1840 after his son, William, filed for 40 acres of land. The SPARKS family was living in Cortland Co.,NY prior to the move to Ionia Co.

GILBERT, ROWE, WELLMAN posted by Sally Kennamer on Sunday, December 13, 1998

I am still searching for any information on the death of Joseph ROWE of Danby, Ionia MI. His wife Rebecca Wellman died in 1869, and is buried in Danby Cemetery. I can not find (I have searched far and wide!) where Joseph died or is buried. To confuse me there are a couple Jospeh Rowe's in Ionia county but I can not connect them. Any light someone could shed on this family would certainly be a shining star on my Christmas tree this year! Joseph was born 6-27-1818 in Hebron, Oxford Maine to Joseph and Eleanor (Irish) Rowe. They lived in Lorain County Ohio and then Hasting, Barry MI before moving to Ionia county, settling in Danby. By 1880 he (Joseph is living alone in Oceana County. But that is the last I can trace him. In 1900 he is not on the census list there (or anywhere!!!!!!)

WAMSLEY posted by Dale L. Wamsley Sr. on Monday, December 14, 1998

I am trying to find any reference to Wamsley's in Ionia Michigan. Thank you

FEENEY, HOSEY, PEETS posted by Dave Dixon on Thursday, December 17, 1998

Seeking to exchange info and locate ancestors and descendandts of the following Feeney Family: Thomas Feeney m Bridget O' Keefe in IRE before 1837. Two children moved to Ionia MI about 1867: Anna b 1837 IRE m Patrick Peets, b 1836 Co Roscommon, IRE Michael b June 1, 1838 IRE m Catherine O' Hara, she the d of James O' Hara and Mary Regan. Their children, all lived in Ionia unless noted: Mary A. 1869-1956 m Charles Weatherwax Michael C. 1876-1948 moved to Toledo, OH by 1904 and Richmond, VA by 1924 Anna Elizabeth (twin) 1878 - bef 1904 Joseph Henry (twin) 1878 - 1948 Charles L. 1883-1948 William Edward 1880 - 1943 James A. 1865 - 1932 moved to Toledo OH (prob born in IRE) Thmoas E. 1873-1956 moved to Jackson, MI by 1904. OK.OK Family friend Patrick Hosey was from Co Tipperary. Thanks for any info or help. I have Michael Feeney's obituary of 1904.

MOORE, STARKWEATHER posted by Rena Sherring on Thursday, December 17, 1998

MOORE, Frances A. married Christopher Columbus STARKWEATHER on April 21, 1867 in Ionia County. He became Cheif of Police, Detroit. Does anyone have any information on Frances or her family?

CHAPMAN, CHATMAN, ELLIOTT, SMITH posted by Melinda McLemore Strong on Saturday, December 19, 1998

Would like to exchange information re the families of William Burt Smith, Sr. and wife Mary Chatman/Chapman and William Burt Smith Jr and wife Ida Alice Elliott. Lived in Ionia and Ingham Counties MICH in the 1850's through 1940s. Melinda McLemore Strong email Strong@texas.net

CANFIELD, WELLS posted by Richard L. Canfield on Saturday, December 19, 1998

Isaac N. Canfield was my Great,Great Grandfather. He moved to Ionia County from New York in 1836. He died in Portland Twp in 15 Feb 1860. His wife was Polly Anna Wells. She died 12 Jan 1884 in Portland, MI. We will be glad to share information on the Canfield family.

KENNEDY, KREIGH posted by Lila Kennedy Jensen on Saturday, December 19, 1998

Looking for family of James Kennedy II, born abt. 1861 in Canada. He had a store in Ionia Cty. His brother was Peter Kennedy (my grandfather)

GUERNSEY posted by Angie on Thursday, December 24, 1998

I am looking for any information on the Guernseys that lived on or by Guernsey Rd, Riverside Dr. in Ionia county. Melvin and Eva Guernsey was my gg grandparents. Melvin had a brother, Chandler and a sister dora. He also had several half brothers and a half sister. His fathers name was Horace. But who was his mother? I believe his stepmothers name was Phronie ????...Melvin and Eva had 3 children Flora, Minnie and Leonard. Minnie married a Roy C. Ward and lived on riverside Drive. If anyone has any information I sure would love to hear from them. Thanks
 
Response: (3/28/09)
The Phronie she mentions may be Sophrone Linson of the Asa/Hannah Linson family.  I spoke to Minnie many years ago, but she was unable to enlighten me further.  I am not sure of the details of the Guernseys...they are a huge branch off my family (Randall) and many marriages between the two. 
 
I got a Guernsey/Garnsey family book from Judith L. Young Thayer, who had them in stock.  The book covers more than 200 pages of marriages, deaths, burials and more, from as much information as she and her mother were able to glean over both their lifetimes.  I still have the book, but it would be difficult to find at this time, as much of my possessions are in storage and otherwise boxed up for changing storage locations.
 
 "Hot" Guernsey was known to my family of Randalls, and was possibly some relation to John C. Randall. One story involved the two walking together, when they saw a fresh washing out on the line to dry.  Horace (Hot) said he should "take in my laundry", whereupon he collected this unknown person's laundry from that line (somewhere on the North end of Ionia.  After this, John Randall didn't want to hang with him any longer.   I seem to recall he was also related to Dennis Guernsey and his sister Dorothy Guernsey (Teall), but I am not sure how. 

submitted by Bacon

OSTRANDER, SUTLIFF posted by Jan or Monica Yoder on Saturday, December 26, 1998

My 2nd great-grandparents, Jesse Squires Sutliff, Sr. and Lovica C. Ostrander were supposed to have been married in Ionia County ca 1851. Does anyone know where I could find out for sure if this is true or not? Evidently, Lovica had a brother who lived in Ionia Co. so that is why the marriage took place there. Any information would be appreciated.

ARNOLD, BERNARD, SWARTHOUT posted by Leslie Vollnogle on Saturday, December 26, 1998

I am looking for information concerning Henrietta Arnold born in Ionia Co., MI in 1851, daughter of Chauncey Fairchilds Arnold (1824-1901) and Valedra Marie Bernard (1826-1900). Henrietta married Stephen Swarthout in Ionia. Henrietta was the twin of Henry Arnold. Chauncey Arnold was the son of Oliver Arnold (1793-1859) an original settler of Ionia Co., MI. Any information about Stephen And Henrietta Swarthout would be of great help.

STUCK, TOWNSEND posted by Don Bryant on Saturday, December 26, 1998

Charles R. STUCK (1867-1942) m.1892 Minnie E. TOWNSEND (1874-1932). Lived in Hubbardston, Ionia Co area. Would like to correspond with any descendants.

HOLBROOK, MORSE, ROBINSON, SNYDER, TOWNSEND, WEATHERWAX, WHEELER posted by Don Bryant on Saturday, December 26, 1998

Looking to correspond with anyone researching the following in the Hubbardston area (Ionia or Montcalm counties): James T. HOLBROOK (1820-1864) m. Electa B. MORSE (1822-1864) James M. HOLBROOK (1843-1889) m. Eugenia TOWNSEND (1848-1882) Carrie E. HOLBROOK (1871-1943) m. Eugene TOWNSEND (1873-1959) Carrie had brothers Adelbert & George HOLBROOK Other names marrying into these families include Harriet WEATHERWAX, Kittie SNYDER, Charles WHEELER & Henry ROBINSON

CHAPMAN, EVANS, HOLBROOK, LEWIS, TOWNSEND posted by Don Bryant on Saturday, December 26, 1998

Looking to correspond with anyone researching the following in the Hubbardston area (Ionia or Montcalm counties): Elan Durkee TOWNSEND (1807-1874) m. Sabra Ann LEWIS (1816-1889) Martin V. TOWNSEND (1837-1919) m. 1st Ellen Marie EVANS (1849-1903) daughter of John EVANS and Susan CHAPMAN Eugene Martin TOWNSEND (1873-1959) m. Carrie HOLBROOK Bonus question: Anyone know of a photography studio named E.D. TOWNSEND in late 1800's?

GRILL, PROCTOR, TRACY posted by Marsha McCarty on Sunday, December 27, 1998

I am researching the following surnames; TRACY, PROCTOR, GRILL. Alma CLARK TRACY married Lowell PROCTOR June 29, 1867 in New Haven Twp. Gratiot Co., MI. They lived in Ionia and Gratiot counties. They are all buried in Hubbardston, Ionia Co., MI. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with any knowledge of these families.

CHANDLER, HARRIS posted by donald patterson on Monday, December 28, 1998

We are looking for information on George Chandler, b England married to CHARLOTTE HARRIS. childeren David, b 1859 Ionia County, MI. and Priscilla. Priscilla may have been commited to a home. Charlotte is reported to be 1/4 Potawatami Indian Thank You, Don Patterson, lono@flash.net

 


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