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Mecosta Chapter
Big Rapids, Michigan

Mrs. Minerva Blake Bovay, wife of John Bovay, was born in 1825. Her father, Francis Blake, was born about 1756 in France and died in 1827 in Canada. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier, serving as a private under Captain Badger and Col. Evans of New Hampshire, thus making her a Real Daughter of the Society.

Mrs. Bovay was admitted to the National Society DAR on November 4, 1908, number 069048. She died on August 9, 1909, and is buried in the Chippewa Lake Cemetery, Mecosta County, Michigan.

Click on the photos below to see a better view of the rededication of Minerva Bovay's Head Stone, held on August 28, 2008, by the Mecosta Chapter and members of the Chippewa Township Board.

Pictured left to right: Gloria Shellenbarger, June Kilmer, Alice and Ron Selfridge, Coleen Dice, Ilene Stein, Ruth Santer, Liz LaBatt, Nelda Metcalf, George Griffis, Julie Austin, and Darlene Novak.

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