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Queries - September-December 1996



BETSEY posted by C Betsey on Sunday, September 22, 1996
I am researching family named BETSEY that appears in the 1850 Federal census in Ira Twp, St. Clair County, MI. Several (apparently) related families appear together in the census. Any historical information would be appreciated.

LEE, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS posted by Gary Lee Phillips on Tuesday, October 29, 1996
PHILLIPS / PHILIPS ; Michigan ; late 1800s. Andrew James PHILIPS (b. 25 Apr 1870 in Brockway, St. Clair Co.; d. 07 May 1931 at Pontiac, Oakland Co.) was the son of Abraham PHILIPS, a farmer in Brockway, and his wife Betsey (probably Elizabeth) according to Michigan birth certificate. Abraham was born in Canada, Betsey in Ireland. No maiden name given for Betsey. Andrew left home at about age 12, and resurfaced in about 1892 as a journeyman carpenter, when he married Mary J. LEE (b. 12 May 1872 at Pontiac, Oakland Co.; d. 15 Apr 1961 at Farmington, Oakland Co.) and was then using the name James Andrew PHILLIPS. Seeking any information about his parents Abraham and Betsy, ancestors or other descendants. Also would like to track James Andrew's activities 1880-1892 if possible (presumably apprenticed as a carpenter, possibly in Port Huron or another ship-building location.) Any and all information or suggestions welcome
AYERS, JONES, STEVENS, WHITING posted by Marjean Workman on Friday, November 8, 1996
JONES / AYERS : Would like to contact other descendants of John R. JONES, b. 20 Aug 1803 New York; married Mariah B. AYERS ca. 1827 probably in Middlesex Co, ON, Canada. Came to St. Clair Co, MI about 1852. Mariah d. ca. 1859 and is buried in the Lakeside Cemetery. John d. 10 Dec 1884 and is bured there also. Their children included: Ephraim, Stephen V., Evelyn, Jesse, Edward or Henry, Louisa, Almira E. who married William WHITING, William, John R., Merrill Stanton, Amelia or Emily whom married Lyman STEVENS and Melissa Esther who married Alvah STEVENS.

HEIDENFELDT, SCHMIDT posted by Janice Taylor on Sunday, November 10, 1996
HEIDENFELDT / SCHMIDT : Daniel HEIDENFELDT and his wife, Christiana SCHMIDT came to St. Clair Co, China Twp. in the mid 1860's. Their children were William, Julia and Anna. May have been more children. I would like any information on them and would also like to correspond with any descendants.

RUSSELL, TEEPLE posted by Robert Frei on Thursday, November 14, 1996
RUSSELL / TEEPLE : I am looking for Obituaries, Wedding or Birth announcements or any information on RUSSELL or TEEPLE families in the thumb area of Michigan - if these surnames are in the tree, they are probably my relatives.

AUSTIN, SMITH posted by Pat Hamp on Friday, November 15, 1996
SMITH / AUSTIN : Looking for the following SMITHs who resided in Clyde Twp., St. Clair Co., MI found on 1870 Fed. Census. SMITH, William b. abt 1806 NY m. Mary AUSTIN b. abt 1814 NY. Children: Austin b. 8 Jul 1830 d. 8 Dec 1869-Barnabus b. abt. 1841 Charles D. b. 22 Jan 1844 d. 1 March 1914-Warren b. abt 1849- Andrew b. abt 1852-Anna b. abt 1855. All children were born in Canada but where? Looking for any information about family. Have descending lines of Charles and Andrew and will help others.

posted by Jerry Harrison on Sunday, November 17, 1996
I am researching the LOCKE, BURT and HUNTER families of Capac, St. Clair, Michigan. I am seeking any information on the descendants of Frederick LOCKE and Cecilia ST. GEORGES, information on the ancestry of John BURT, and the descendants of Noble HUNTER.

SMITH posted by Robin H. Smith on Saturday, November 23, 1996
Looking for information on David SMITH and his wife Alice ???. Both were born in Canada, Whitby Ontario. Children were Carl, Victor, Harry, Henry, Hazeldine, and Laura. David worked for the railroad. Listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Port Huron. He was alive in 1920 when his brother George Young SMITH died in Whitby.

BURNS, DOSCH posted by William H. Adams on Saturday, November 30, 1996
BURNS / DOSCH: I am seeking information on John Henry BURNS (1863-1945) and Margaret Catherine DOSCH (1865-1959) who at some point lived in Blaine, MI.

PIERSON posted by Phyllis Rennells on Thursday, December 12, 1996
PIERSON - Searching for more information regarding Ellison PIERSON who is listed on the 1893 Plat Map living just East of Burnside. When and where did he die? Did he have family?

BUCKINGHAM, COOP, NAYSMITH, SOUTHGATE posted by Carol Klein Buckingham on Thursday, December 12, 1996
Looking for information on Thomas Nelson BUCKINGHAM family from Dresden, Ontario. Moved to Pt. Huron in 1920s. Married Zella Victoria SOUTHGATE from Wallaceburg, ON. Also Peter M. NAYSMITH, owned a store/gas station on the corner of Gratiot and Wahadams Rd. sometime in the late 1920s/early 1930s. His daughter Jeanette is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. The Naysmiths were from Scotland. She married Arlie COOP. Arlie came to Pt. Huron by way of Oregon. Any information or connections would be appreciated.

THOMAS posted by Allan Thomas on Tuesday, December 17, 1996
THOMAS, Edward Born 1841, served in civil war as an officer received land grant in Canada. Received Pension check in St. Clair Michigan. Died in Sombra Township, Lambton County, Canada.

SLOAT, SLOOT posted by Stan Cornelius on Sunday, December 22, 1996
St. Clair Co. MI, 1850-1880, SLOOT or SLOAT - Seeking any information on births, marriages, deaths, wills, obits, divorces involving the SLOOT or SLOAT name for the time period above. I show John SLOOT in the 1860 and 1870 census, but with two different wives. Just trying to sort all this out.

BAKER, COPELAND, SMITH, SUMMERFIELD posted by Carroll Towner on Tuesday, December 24, 1996
BAKER, Robert C. b:1851 Marine City, Cottrellville Towneship, MI, d: 1924 Marine City MI married Adeline Thompson SUMMERFIELD b: Harsons Island, Lake St. Clair, Canada(?), Children were Robert W. BAKER, b: 1874; Lilly May BAKER b: 1877; Alfred BAKER b: 1879 and Roy Aaron BAKER b: 1884. Roy A. is my grandfather, he married Pearl Carrie SMITH b: 1887 in Peck MI. Would like to contact any family member or hear from anyone that has knowledge of this family. The father of Robert C. and his wife Elizabeth COPELAND are thought to have migrated from Canada to Michigan but this is unclear. If anyone can offer help it will be greatly appreciated.

CANE, DODD, MUIR, OSTRANDER, STOFFER posted by Tobin Roggenbuck on Saturday, December 28, 1996
I am looking for further information on my maternal grandmother Neva (Ostrander) DODD's family. She was born Neva OSTRANDER May 3, 1901 in Yale, Michigan. Her parents were Andrew OSTRANDER (born May 3, 1853) and Caroline STOFFER (born Feb. 6, 1862) of Capac, Michigan. Her grandparents were George Monroe OSTRANDER (born 1817 in Canada) and Sarah E. MUIR; and Martin STOFFER (born 1829 in Switzerland) and Caroline CANE. You may also write me at 42 Old Post Rd., Montgomery, IL 60538.