Gratiot County Michigan USGenWeb Project

Posted Queries for August 1996 thru January 1997

EARL, WILKINS posted by Pat Holling on Sunday, August 18, 1996

Looking for info. on Lucinda WILKINS - b. 28 Jan 1810 NY - d. 3 Sept. 1893 North Star, Gratiot Co., MI - m. unknown to John EARL(E) b. about 1811 - lived in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario in 1851- Presbyterian Minister - d. unknown. Looking for Lucinda's parents (resided North Star) and information on John.

RICKER, RIKER posted by Vicki Titus on Monday, September 30, 1996

Luther Riker was b. before 1815 in NY/NJ. By 1835 he was in MI. His location history May 1836 - Lenawee (on hillsdale co land record) Aug 1836 - Jackson (On Jackson Co, Land record) Jul 1837 - Jackson (on Hillsdale Co land record) Dec 1838 - -Somerset TWP, Hillsdale (Co history) dec 1850 - Luther Ricker of Hillsdale Co (1850 census) Aug 1860 - Luther Riker of Hillsdale Co (1860 census) Jun 1870 - Luther Riker of Isabella Co. (1870 census) One son stayed in each of the locations were he lived before he reached Isabella Co:- 1880 census information for children Arnold G - Hillsdale Co 94-28-31 Madison - Gratiot Co. 90-6-20 (sumner TWP?) Also known as ADDISON Riker. Charles - Lenawee Co. 171-9,20 (woodstock TWP) Luther does not seem to be in any of the counties, nor is his death cert in Gratiot or Isabella next to it. I am interested in finding confirmation of the fact he is a son of Samuel Riker of Caldwell, NJ who also has desc. in Kent Co. MI

COOK, OBERLIN posted by Dean Oberlin on Monday, September 30, 1996

OBERLIN - COOK Looking for information on the Allen Oberlin and Emanuel Cook Families. Both families came to Gratiot Co. in the 1860's.

BEERS, HAMMOND, HUMPHREY, MILLER posted by Les Parsneau on Wednesday, October 2, 1996

Looking for info on Jesse Hiram MILLER - b. 5 Feb. 1880 New Haven, Gratiot Co., MI - m. Matilda Isabel HAMMOND 6 Sept. 1906 Washburn ND - b. 4 Apr. 1890 Elwell, Gratiot Co. MI. Looking for info on Isabel's parents David HAMMOND - b. 3 May 1862 - d. 7 Apr. 1946 and the mother whose maiden name was HUMPHREY. Looking for info on David's parents Daniel HAMMOND - b. 20 Nov. 1831 - d. 16 Oct. 1895 and Minerva BEERS - b. 1843 - d. 1915. Looking for info on Daniel's parents Erastus HAMMOND - b. 11 Mar. 1804 - d. 16 Sept. 1881 and Mary - b. 10 June 1806 - d. 16 Jan. 1878. Lookinf for info on Jesse's parents David MILLER - b. WI, Ardell MILLER - b. NY.

DAVIS, LAPHAM posted by Sally Jankowski on Wednesday, October 23, 1996

In Elba - looking for Deborah LAPHAM who moved there around 1860. She probably moved there with her son who's last name would have been DAVIS, first name unknown.

DAVID posted by Robert Frei on Thursday, November 14, 1996

I am tracing the family of Byron DAVID (1836-1908) & Sarah (1844 - 1928) of Gratiot County. His progeny are scattered about the "middle of the mitten". He purportedly ran a sawmill east of Ithaca in the latter part of the 19th century. Children were Miles, Lewis, Eva, Lovina, Ora, Nora, Roy, Frank and Scofield.

BRITTEN, HUDSON, SNYDERS, VANBUSKIRK posted by David Britten on Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Looking for new information on the Joel P. and Peter W. BRITTEN families of Seville Township. Came to this location from Eaton County during 1890's. Peter originally born in Washington Township, Gratiot County, 1871. Also looking for information from Homer VANBUSKIRK, Joel and Fred HUDSON, and SNYDERS all from Seville Township area.

FINCH, PALMER posted by Julie Katsamakis on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

Surnames FINCH and PALMER. John Henry FINCH d.-1941 in St.Louis, Mi. Married Ida Mae PALMER, who d.-1938 in St. Louis. Ida Mae's mother's name was Diana PALMER d.-1936 in St.Louis, may have married John PALMER. Any info would be appreciated.

EGGLESTON, MOSIER, RALPH, RANDALL, SALISBURY, SHARON posted by David M. Randall on Sunday, January 26, 1997

I am looking for information on the RANDALL Family of Gratiot, Eaton, and Wexford Counties, Michigan. Isaac RANDALL (1828-1905) and Paulena (Chase) Randall (1830-1894?), first came to Michigan from New York in about 1854. They were at North Star Township, Gratiot County, in 1856 and 1858. They were at Oneida Township, Eaton County by 1869. Paulena died in about 1894, at Mesick, Wexford County. Isaac died in 1905, at Bagnall, Wexford County. Son Charles Legrand RANDALL (1849-?) married Henrietta B. SHARON (1854-?)in 1874, at Grand Ledge, Eaton County. They resided at Wexford Township, Wexford County, before relocating to Washington. Son William Albertus RANDALL (1852-?)married Phebe A. MOSIER (1858-?)in 1875, at Oneida Township, Eaton County. Phebe was born at Danby Township, Ionia County, Michigan. William and Phebe were at Benton Township, Eaton County in 1880. In 1900, William was a widower at Wexford Township, although family tradtion claims there may have actually been a divorce here. William married "Pheobe J." in about 1901. Am particualrly interested in what became of William and Phebe as they are my great-great grandparents. Also, who was Pheobe J? What became of William and Phebe's children: Claude Walter, Hannah "Frantie", and Lena May? Son George Morgan RANDALL(1856-1924) was born at North Star, Gratiot County. He married Kate EGGLESTON (1859-?) in 1882, and settled at Wexford Township, Wexford County. Daughter Ursula Morgan RANDALL (1858- 1869) was born at North Star, Gratiot County, and died young at Odeida Township, Eaton County. Daughter Julia Amelia RANDALL (1860-?)married Edwin SALISBURY (1861-?)in 1881/2. They settled at Grand Legde, Eaton County. Daughter Mary Matilda RANDALL (1861-?)married Edwin W. RALPH (1857-?). In 1900, 1905 and 1910, they were at Reed City, Osecola County. In 1924, they were at Detroit, Wayne County. Any information on ancestry or descent of any of the above couples would be greatly appreciated.

ARMSTRONG, FLOUERS, FLOWERS, MANNING, RUSSELL, STOWELL, WALTERS, WARNER posted by Michelle Warner-Powell on Thursday, January 30, 1997

I am looking for the lost siblings to Andrew Jackson WARNER. Andrew was the son of John W. WARNER and Mary Elizabeth FLOWERS/FLOUERS. His father died while serving in the Civil War. He served in the 26th Regt., made entirely of Gratiot Co. MI Volunteers. His mother was forced to "put out" some of her children, Andrew being one of them. He had sisters named; Mary Jane, Silva A., Emma S. and Lizza C. His sisters married names may be Mrs. MANNING of Chapin, Mrs. WALTERS of Chapin, Mrs. ARMSTRONG of Oakley and Mrs. STOWELL of Eureka, Montcalm Co. Their mother; Mary E. WARNER remarried a John RUSSELL and remained in Gratiot Co. I believe Mary is buried in Oak Grove Cemetary.

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