History From America's Most Famous Valleys
The Young (Jung) Families of the Mohawk Valley
Compiled by Clifford M. Young & Published by
The Fort Plain Standard, Fort Plain, NY 1947
Donated by Bruce Hargrove.
WILL OF DAVID YOUNG
(probated May 2, 1814)
Cooperstown, N. Y. Book E Page 103
In the name of God Amen. I David Young of Otego Town and Otsego
County and State of New York being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,
calling into mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, so make and
ordain this my last will and testament viz:-Principally and first of all I
give my soul to God who gave it, and my body to be buried in decent manner-and
as touching my worthy estate that it has pleased God to bless me with-I give
and devise and dispose of the same in the form and manner following; first
I give and bequeathe my beloved wife Eva one equal third of my real and personal
property as her dower and for her maintenance so long as she remains my widow.
And also I give to my son Joseph all my real and personal estate and also
all the privileges of my beloved Eva after her demise or marriage to another
man after my decease; and also I will that my son Joseph should pay to my
daughters Elizabeth, Margaret, and Polly two hundred dollars each, which makes
six hundred dollars after they become of age, severally, and for them to have
their support out of my real and personal property until they or either of
them shall become of age, unless they or either of them shall marry before.
And also I will that all my personal property shall be kept together on the
farm where I now live in the town of Otego and county etc. aforesaid unless
my son Joseph and my wife Eve shall hereafter agree otherwise; and also I
do make and ordain Jacob Vanwoert and John Vanwoert in the town of Otego,
county of Otsego and state of New York to be my executors of this my last
will and testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul
all and every other former statement, will, legacy, bequest made by me in
anywise before named, willed, bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and
no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal at Otego this twenty-fourth day of April in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.
David X Young
Otsego County, N. Y. Be it remembered that on the second day
of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eightr hundred and fourteen personally
appeared before me Bill? Williams Jun. surrogate of said county Matthew M.
Manter one of the subscribers to the preceding will of David Young who being
duly sworn on his oath declared said David Young of sound deponing mind and
memory to the best of his knowledge and belief. And then he deponed together
with Daniel McDougall and Nancy Scrambling the other witnesses to said will
severally suscribed their names thereto in presence of testator and of each
Rec. 2 May 1814. Bill ? Williams
Signed, sealed and published, pronounced and declared by the said David Young as his last will and testament in presence of M. M. Manter, Daniel McDougall, Nancy Scrambling.
CHILDREN OF DAVID YOUNG
3 - 1 David Young, born Dec. 30, 1761; died Apr. 24, 1814. By his first wife whose name is unknown, he had at least one child, Magdalane (Lany).
By his second wife Maria Elizabeth Leib he had four children: Joseph Edwin; Elizabeth; Margaret; and Polly.
4-1 Magdalane (Lany), born about May 31, 1784; died in Otego twp. Mar. 31, 1849, aged 64 years and 10 months. She is buried in the Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, N. Y., beside her husband John Van Woert whom she married Mar. 27, 1808, probably in Otego twp. He was born in Albany, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1781 and came to Otego in 1806 with his parents, Jacob and Sarah (Van Ness) Van Woert. He died in Otego twp. Jan. 5, 1870.
Lany (Young) Van Woert was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Milfordville, now Oneonta, N. Y. John and Lany Van Woert were the parents of at least seven children, as follows:
5-1 Katie, baptized Aug. 20, 1809, married 1828, Conrad Wolf, born June 11, 1802, son of Jacob and Maria Margrita (Lipper) Wolf. Conrad and Katie Wolf had no children, but adopted her sister Hannah's daughter Hannah Strait.
5-2 Elizabeth, born July 6, 1811; died July 7, 1836. She married Alvinza Strait, born Mar. 17, 1808; died Feb. 5, 1892, W. Oneonta, son of Franklin and Mary (Coggeshall) Strait. Alvinza and Elizabeth Strait were the parents of one child: John born June 12, 1836, who resided in Philadelphia, Pa. in the early 1900s.
5-3 Sarah, baptized Aug. 17, 1813; married Jacob Scrambling, born 1810, died at W. Leroy, Mich., son of Henry and Nancy (Hess) Scrambling, Jr. Jacob and Sarah Scrambling were the parents of at least three daughters, Magdalena who married John Farmer; Elizabeth who married Edgar Nichols; and Minnie who married Lyman Clark.
5-4 Adrian (no further record).
5-5 Hannah, born Aug. 12, 1818; died Mar. 17, 1852. After the death of her sister Elizabeth Strait, Hannah married Elizabeth's husband Alvinza Strait and they became the parents of seven children: Mary Elizabeth, born May 1, 1838; died July 21, 1859; married Joseph Niles Taber; Jacob, born Oct. 4, 1839; died May 23, 1864, unmarried; Harrison, born Feb. 9, 1842; died Aug. 3, 1865 in the Civil War, unmarried; Delos, born Sept. 26, 1844; died June 23, 1855; Dexa Jane, born Jan. 29, 1847; died Apr. 5, 1894, W. Oneonta; married Mar. 26, 1873, Tunis Terpening; Andrew Van Woert, born May 12, 1849; died July 8, 1933, Sidney, N. Y.; married Aug. 26, 1870, Alice Maria Betts; and Hannah, born Mar. 2, 1852, W. Oneonta; died Dec. 25, 191(2?) ; married Oct. 18, 1870, Delos Whitney (1846-1910) both buried Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, N. Y
5-6 Andrew, born July 4, 1822, Oneonta, N. Y.; died Apr. 1, 1890, on the farm where he was born. He married Susan Scrambling, daughter of George D. and Eunice (Woodburn) Scrambling. They were the parents of four children: George, born Oct. 7, 1844-5; died Feb. 22, 1902; married Dec. 26, 1865, Lurissa Shepherd, born June 19, 1843, daughter of Isaac and Caroline (Camp) Shepherd: Frances (Fanny), born in 1848; died June 3, 1924; married Edgar Starr; John who married Minnie Giles; and Daniel E., born Feb. 19, 1855; married 1879-80 Alice Buel, born Oct. 14, 1857, daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Northrup) Buel. 5-7 John, birth date not known, died in July, 1822, in infancy.
4-2 Joseph Edwin, son of David and Maria Elisabeth (Leib) Young, born Jan. 1, 1793: died Nov. 22, 1878; married (1) Elizabeth Van. Woert, and (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Tubbs.
4-3 Elizabeth, born May 3, 1796, daughter of David and Maria Elizabeth (Leib) Young; died Apr. 20, 1877 at her home 1 1/2 miles east of Comstock, Kalamazoo Co., Mich. On Dec. 22, 1814 in Otego twp., Otsego Co., N. Y., she became the second wife of Adrian Van Woert, born Mar. 17, 1790 in Albany, N. Y., son of Jacob and Sarah (Van Ness) Van Woert. Adrian and Elizabeth (Young) Van Woert came to Michigan from New York about 1850. He died Aug. 11, 1866 and is buried beside his wife in the Galesburg village Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., Mich. They were the parents of the following ten children:
5-1 Mary E., born Dec. 11, 1815; died Jan. 24, 1816.
5-2 Jacob, born May 13, 1817, and died in New York. On Dec. 17, 1839 he married Sarah Guiles. They were the parents of two children, Delos and Mary.
5-3 David Young, born May 29, 1819; died Sept. 19, 1895 in Kalamazoo Co., Mich. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, Mich. On Apr. 3, 1842, in Otsego Co., N. Y., he married Mary Jane Westcott and they became the parents of six children: Emma N. born Feb. 28, 1844; died July 5, 1928; married in Nov. 1861, John Woodhouse; Albert W., born Oct. 10, 1849; died Sept. 1, 1892: married in 1873, Alice Winters; James R., born Mar. 29, 1851: died Mar. 15, 1925 ; married Theressa Barga; Joseph, born July 24, 1853, died in infancy; David E., born Apr. 1, 1863; died. Apr. 8, 1926; married Vivian Ralph; and Mary E., born May 12, 18S1; married on Dec. 24, 1868, Nathan Newton.
5-4 Mary, born Nov. 29, 1821; died Mar. 26, 1856 in Kalamazoo Co., Mich., where she is buried in the Galesburg village Cemetery. On Mar. 12, 1854 she married James Scramlin and they became the parents of one child, Mary, who at the death of her mother was adopted by her aunt, Sarah Chidester. She married a Mr. Barnes.
5-5 Sarah, born Nov. 29, 1821 ; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she is buried in Riverside Cemetery. On Aug. 26, 1846 she married Edward Chidester, and they were the parents of two children, Edward, Jr., born about 1857, and Elizabeth, born about 1860.
5-6 Rachel, born Apr. 18, 1824; died Oct. 25, 1898; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, Mich. On Feb. 4, 1848 she married Artemus Garnet and they were the parents of five children: Joseph, Hiram, Charley, Mary and Sarah.
5-7 Andrew, born Oct. 6, 1826. On Sept. 25, 1853 he married Caroline Smith, and they lived in or near Hartford, Mich. They were the parents of six children: Frank, Ada, Ida, William, Grant and Charley.
5-8 Margaret, born Mar. 29, 1829; died Oct. 2, 1851, unmarried. She is buried in the Galesburg village Cemetery.
5-9 Cornelia, born June 24, 1832; died July 5, 1855, buried in the Galesburg village Cemetery. On Jan. 16, 1853 she married William Williamson and they were the parents of one child which died in infancy.
5-10 Joseph, born Mar. 8, 1835; died May 11, 1881, unmarried. He is buried in the Galesburg village Cemetery.
4-4 Margaret, born Dec. 27, 1799, daughter of David and Maria Elizabeth (Leib) Young; died Dec. 7, 1849 at her home east of Kalamazoo, Mich. She is buried beside her husband in the Young Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.
About 1828 in Otsego Co., N. Y., she married as his second wife, William Roe, born in 1798, son of John and Martha (Hess) Roe. He died May 21, 1867 at their home near Kalamazoo. Mich. William and Margaret (Young) Roe were the parents of six children: Mary Elizabeth; Sarah Margaret and Cornelia Jane, both baptized June 30, 1833 in Oneonta; Maria Jane; Joseph Edmond and William.
4-2 Joseph Edwin Young, son of David and Maria Elizabeth (Leib) Young, was born Jan. 1, 1793 in Otego twp., Otsego Co., N. Y. He died Nov. 22, 1878 in Battle Creek, Mich., and is buried in the Young Cemetery. On Dec. 22, 1814 in Oneonta, N. Y., he married (1) Elizabeth Van Woert, born Feb. 18, 1793 near Albany, N. Y., daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Van Ness) Van Woert. She died at her home on "Goguac Prairie" southwest of Battle Creek, Mich., on Aug. 26, 1854, and is buried in the Young Cemetery beside her husband. They were the parents of ten children, all born near Oneonta, N. Y.
On Nov. 26, 1856 Joseph Edwin Young married (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Tubbs, born June 1, 1806; died May 21, 1888, Battle Creek, Mich.
Deacon Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (VanWoert) Young)
Leaving his family in New York, Joseph Edwin Young came to Michigan in 1835, and bought 160 acres of land on the north side of Territorial Road, east of what is now the Helmer Road, this being the SW 1/4 of section 10, Battle Creek twp., Calhoun Co. The following year. May 30, 1836, he bought from Josiah Goddard and wife, 240 acres opposite on the south side of the road, this being the NW 1/4 and the W l/2 of the NE 1/4 of section 15, Battle Creek twp. This land all lays on what was then known as "Goguac Prairie". About the same time he also bought 20 acres about one mile south of this, the N1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 22, Battle Creek twp.
In 1836 he brought his wife and nine children from New York State. They lived in a log house on the north side of the road until July 4, 1841, when he completed a stone house on the south side, nearly opposite the old log house, and about 14 of a mile east of the Young Cemetery. This stone house burned down on July 10, 1910, but was immediately rebuilt as a frame house by his grandson, Myron Young.
Between 1861 and 1864 Joseph Young sold all his land to his oldest son David except 2 acres on the south side of the Territorial Road, reserved for the Young Cemetery. In 1861 he moved into a house he had bought on the south side of present W. Michigan Ave. near Washington Ave., in Battle Creek, Mich., and here he lived the rest of his life.
Joseph Young was a man with a strong religious interest. His name appears on a subscription list dated June 14, 1815 of the Second Presbyterian Church of Milfordville, now the First Presbyterian Church of Oneonta, N. Y. All of his children probably were baptized in that Church. He was elected one of the first trustees of the Battle Creek United Congregational and Presbyterian Church in 1842. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church most of his life until in his later years, he united with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, to which his second wife belonged.
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH EDWIN YOUNG
4-2 Joseph Edwin Young, born Jan. 1, 1793, son of David and Maria Elizabeth (Leib) Young, married Dec. 22, 1814 Elizabeth Van Woert. They were its parents of the following ten children:
5-1 David, born Sept. 26, 1815; died Feb. 1, 1816, Oneonta, N. Y.
<- David Young
5-2 David, born Dec. 22, 1816, Oneonta, N. Y.; died Aug. 23, 1909 in the stone house on his farm south of Battle Creek, Mich. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
In 1836 he came to Battle Creek with his parents, and lived with them in the log cabin on their farm. He continued to live here after his marriage until Jan. 1861, when he moved his family into the stone house on the south side of the road. On Mar. 5, 1898, he sold to his sons Myron, Edward and Charles, the farm which he had acquired from his father.
He was a member of the Masonic Order and was a Justice of the Peace for nearly 25 years. He was a Republican. On Oct. 23, 1845 he married Delilah Helmer, born Oct. 23, 1825, daughter of Philip, Jr. and Sarah (Woodburn) Helmer. She died in January, 1898, at their home on "Goguac Prairie" and is buried beside her husband. David and Delilah (Helmer) Young were the parents of five children:
6-1 Philip Helmer, born May 19, 1847; died Aug. 18, 1848; buried in the Young Cemetery.
6-2 Edward Philip, born July 26, 1849; died Feb. 3, 1922, Battle Creek, Mich. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek. On Apr. 16, 1873, he married Emily Andrus, born Apr. 30, 1850, daughter of George and Diadama (Sweet) Andrus They were the parents of two children:
7-1 George David Young, horn Aug. 2, 1874 in Battle Creek twp.; died Sept. 16, 1942, Los Angeles, Cal. On Nov. 17, 1898, he married Cora Hreta Newbre, born Mar. 1, 1876, daughter of Charles and Annabel (Anderson) Newbre. They became the parents of two children: Ysobel Yvonne, born Sept. 2, 1899, who is a professional dancer, living in California; and Leila Yieda, born Aug. 23, 1905 in Battle Creek, who was married in Glendale, Cal., on June 23, 1931 to G. Harold Mathers. They now live in Hollywood, Cal.
<-Leila D. (Young) Post-Montgomery
7 - 2 Leila Diadema, born April 20, 1877 in Johnstown twp., Barry Co., Mich.; died April 27; 1946, Los Angeles, Cal. She is buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Battle Creek. On Nov. 17, 1904 in Battle Creek, she married (as his second wife), C. W. Post, founder of the Postum Cereal Company in Battle Creek, now the Post Products Division of the General Foods Corporation. He was born Oct. 26, 1854, died May 9, 1914. They had no children.
On April 5, 1916, in the Post Tavern in Battle Creek, Leila (Young) Post married (2) Lawrence James Montgomery born Feb. 5, 1874, Camilla, Georgia. They had no children.
Leila Post-Montgomery inherited from her first husband, C. W. Post, a fortune estimated at approximately six million dollars. This included the Post Building and the Post Tavern where she made her home several months a year, although she spent part of every year after her marriage to Mr. Montgomery, in and near Los Angeles, Cal. About 1930 the Montgomery's purchased a large Monterey-style home in Beverley Hills, where they were neighbors to the Eddie Cantors.
After the death of her first husband, Leila (Young) Post Montgomery made many gifts to the city of Battle Creek. Her public benefactions amounted to well over a million dollars, including the Leila Y. Post Montgomery Hospital, now called Leila Hospital, the Leila Arboretum, a city park, and the Emily Andrus Home for Elderly ladies. Besides these, Mrs. Montgomery engaged in private philanthropy, her gifts being made quietly and often anonymously.
6-3 Charles Alonzo, (son of David and Delilah Young) born Feb. 16, 1851 in the log house on "Goguac Prairie" near Battle Creek, Mich. died Dec. 23, 1906 in Battle Creek. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. He was the owner of a drug store in Battle Creek for many years. He married (1) Jennie Hill who died Aug. 23, 1886. They were the parents of one son, John, born Aug. 13, 1886 in Battle Creek. Charles Alonzo Young married (2) Sadie -------.
7-1 John N., (son of Charles Alonzo and Jennie (Hill) Young) was born Aug. 13, 1886 in Battle Creek. He was brought up by his aunt, with whom he moved to Buffalo, N. Y. On June 15, 1910, in Buffalo, he married Florence T. Grahling. They are the parents of the following three children, all born in Buffalo:8-1 Jack, born Oct. 27. 1912.8-2 Charles G., born Oct. 12, 1915.8-3 Mary Jane, born July 23, 1922.
6-4 Myron Jay (son of David and Delilah Young) born Oct. 9, 1852, in the log house near Battle Creek, Mich.; died Aug. 9, 1921 in the frame house which he built to replace the stone house which was destroyed by fire in 1910.
On Apr. 26, 1879 he married (1) Josephine Dewey, born Sept. 8, 1856, daughter of Wm. M. and Sarah M. (Woodin) Dewey. She died May 8, 1894 at their farm home and is buried in the Young Cemetery beside her husband.
On July 27, 1898 in Marshall, Mich.. Myron Young married (2) Mrs. Eugenia Murdock, born Aug. 4, 1858, daughter of Edward and Triphena Goodenough. She died in Hastings, Mich., Aug. 4, 1931 and is buried there.
Myron Jay and Josephine (Dewey) Young were the parents of the following two children:
7-1 Bird, born June 1, 1880; died Aug. 28, 1881. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
7-2 Jennie Marilla, born Apr. 2, 1887 in Battle Creek twp. On June 4, 1913 in Battle Creek, Mich., she married Edward John Weinberg, born Aug. 27, 1884, Detroit, Mich.From 1902 to 1919 he played professional baseball in the Minor Leagues, playing at different times with the Louisville, Ky., Grand Rapids, and Battle Creek, Mich. clubs. At the death of her father, Jennie (Young) Weinberg inherited 160 acre farm, which she sold in 1923 to C. A. Parrott for subdividing into city building lots. She and her husband now live on R. # 1, Climax, Mich. They have no children.6-5 Andrew Eugene (Bird), (son of David and Delilah Young), born Sept. 26, 1854; died Jan. 16, 1874, in the stone house on "Goguac Prairie". He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
5-3 Maria Elizabeth, (daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young), was born Dec. 6, 1818, in Oneonta, N. Y., and came to Michigan with her parents in 1836.
She served as a nurse in the Union Army during the Civil War, after which she moved to Los Angeles, Cal. where she died and was buried with full military honors.
On Nov. 8, 1839 she married (1) S. R. Burlingham, born Aug. 28, 1811; died Mar. 11, 1850. They were the parents of five children: Squire, Joseph, Delphine, Melissa and William L. born Feb. 1, 1851; died Aug. 23, 1831.
On April 11, 1852 she married (2) George Washington Breed. They were the parents of one child, Georgia Elizabeth Breed, born July 27, 1858; died Feb. 20, 1928, Battle Creek, Midi. She is buried in the Augusta Village Cemetery beside her husband. When about three years of age she was legally adopted by her uncle, Andrew Young, and lived in his home until a few years after her marriage there on Feb. 8, 1887 to John Hickok, born June 21, 1853; died Mar. 20, 1923 in Augusta, Mich. John and Georgia (Breed) Hickok had no children.
CHILDREN OF S. R. BURLINGHAM
5-3 S. R. Burlingham, born Aug. 28, 1811; married Nov. 8, 1839 Maria Elizabeth Young (daughter of Joseph Edwin Young). They were the parents of the following five children:
6-1 Squire, the dates of whose birth and death have not been found. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a substitute for his uncle, Andrew Young, and was never married.
6-2 Joseph, the dates of whose birth and death have not been found. He died in California.
6-3 Delphine, the dates of whose births and death have not been found. She died in Los Angeles, Cal. She married a Mr. Sutton and they were the parents of a daughter Edna May Sutton, who married Bert Gilhousen. Bert and Edna May (Sutton) Gilhousen were the parents of a son Robert. After the death of his mother, Robert was brought up by his father's sister, Mrs. Fankfaouser who lives in or near Portland, Oregon.
6-4 Melissa, the dates of whose birth and death have not been found. She died in Los Angeles, Cal., was married twice and had several daughters.
6-5 William L., born Feb. 1, 1851; died Aug. 23, 1851.
<- Jacob Van Woert Young, (son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young), was born Dec. 14, 1820 in Oneonta, N. Y.; died April 9, 1:890 in Augusta, Mich. He is buried in the Augusta Village Cemetery.
5 - 4 On Nov. 30, 1845, probably near Berrien Springs, Mich., he was married by Ebenezer Parley, Justice of the Peace, to Mahala Ferguson, born Dec. 30, 1825, Jefferson Co., Ind., daughter of George Washington and Martha (Hughes) Ferguson. She died Aug. 11, 1902 at the home of her daughter, about three miles south of Kalkaska, Mich., and is buried beside her husband.
Jacob Van Woert Young came to Michigan with his parents in 1836. When still a young man he left his parents' home and moved to St. Joseph, Mich. where he worked on the lake boats for several years. Shortly after his marriage he bought 46 acres of land bordering the St. Joseph River, this being the north end of the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of section 35 in what is now Sodus twp., Berrien Co., Mich. Here he built a small three room house in which they lived for several years.
In 1849 or 1850 he sold this farm and bought a 120 acre farm about 1 1/2 miles west of Augusta, Mich. They lived here until August 1866, when he sold this farm and bought a home in the village of Augusta. In the Spring of 1870 he sold his home in Augusta to his son Joseph Edwin and bought a house on the west side of the street, on the hill just south of the village cemetery, with 15 acres of land to the north and west of the house. He later sold two acres off the north end, for the west end of the cemetery. In Sept. 1884 he sold this place to Geraldine Griffin, Postmistress of Augusta, and bought the first house north of the Congregational Church, on the west side of the street, and here he lived until his death. After his death, his widow moved to Albion, Mich. where she lived with her daughter Nina Barry the rest of her life.
Jacob Van Woert Young was a harness maker by trade and ran a harness shop in Augusta. He was a Republican, served as Treasurer of both Ross and Charleston twps. Kalamazoo Co. from about 1868 until about 1877 and was also county supervisor there at one time.
Jacob Van Woert and Mahala (Ferguson) Young were the parents of the following eight children: Joseph Andrew, born Sept. 10, 1846; Joseph Edwin, born Dec. 6, 1847; Martha Elizabeth, born Feb. 5, 1850; Clarra Emma, born May 17, 1854; Mary Rosella, born Apr. 3, 1857; Dewitt Ellsworth, born Aug. 22, 1861; Nina Marcia, born Feb. 11, 1865; and Henry Jay, born June 3, 1869.
CHILDREN OF JACOB VAN WOERT YOUNG
5-4 Jacob Van Woert Young, born Dec. 14, 1820, married Mahala Ferguson.
They were the parents of the following eight children.
6-1 Joseph Andrew, born Sept. 10, 1846 in Berrien Co., Mich., where he died Nov. 8, 1846.
6-2 Joseph Edwin, born Dec. 6, 1847, Sodus twp., Berrien Co., Mich.; died Sept. 13, 1910, Allegan, Mich. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan.
On Feb. 7, 1877 in Richland twp., Kalamazoo Co., Mich., he married Electa May Stratton, born July 2, 1857.
Joseph Edwin Young lived with his parents in Augusta, Mich. until he was about 20 years of age. He then went to work in the gristmill of Simpson Howland four miles west of Augusta, and there he learned the miller's trade, which he followed the rest of his life. At the time of his death he was probably the oldest active miller in Michigan. About 1880 he bought a home in Bedford, Mich., and with his brother-in-law Luther Stratton, purchased a half interest in the mill there from Hunt Marvin.
In Nov. 1888 Joseph Young sold his home and business in Bedford and moved to Allegan, Mich. where he lived the rest of his life, except for a few months when he lived in Reed City, Mich. in 1893. In Allegan, he and his brother-in-law Frank Stratton purchased the old Pollard mill. This was later torn down, and in 1903 Young & Stratton built a modern electric mill, where he was in business until shortly before his death.
Joseph and Electa May (Stratton) Young were the parents of three children; Gertrude Florence, Ida May and Verne Llewellyn.
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH EDWIN YOUNG
6-2 Joseph Edwin Young, born Dec. 6, 1847, (son of Jacob Van Woert Young) married Electa May Stratton. They were the parents of the following three children:
7-1 Gertrude Florence, born Aug. 19, 1878 in Augusta, Mich. On Nov. 26, 1903, Otsego, Mich. she married Tames William Howe, born June 17, 1863, Allegan, Mich.; died Dec. 4, 1942, Fremont, Mich.
He was the son of Alphonse Ferdinand and Candace (Cashey) Howe. James William and Gertrude Florence (Young) Howe were the parents of one child, Candace May, born May 5, 1906 in Allegan.
Gertrude (Young) Howe owns and operates a store near Newago, Mich., and since the death of her husband William Howe, her mother Mrs. Joseph Young has lived with her.
7-2 Ida May, born Mar. 23, 1882, Bedford, Mich. On Aug. 25, 1904 she was married in Allegan, to Ned Bassett Killian, born Jan. 25, 1878, Allegan, Mich.
From 1900 until 1925 he taught in the public schools in Allegan, Leadville, Col., and Medford, Ore. In 1925 he became Superintendent of Schools in Allegan.
8-1 Joseph Edward Killian, born Mar. 8, 1910, Leadville, Col. He is a lawyer in St. Joseph, Mich., is married and has three children, and has three children.
8-2 Jane Elizabeth Killian, born Mar. 7, 1913, Allegan, Mich.
7-3 Verne Llewellyn Young, born Nov. 24, 1892, Allegan, Mich. In June 1918 he enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served in the Engineer's Corps, and held the rank of 1st. Sergeant.
On Sept. 29, 1920 in Indianapolis, Ind. he married Carrie May Childs, who died Apr. 7, 1941, Phoenix, Arizona. They were the parents of two children: Joseph Verne, born July 14, 1921, Andersen, Ind., and Doris May, born Jan. 19, 1926, Harrisburg, Pa.
6-3 Martha Elizabeth, born Feb. 5, 1850, near Augusta, Mich., (daughter of Jacob Van Woert Young) ; died July 30, 1859. She is buried in the Augusta Cemetery.
6-4 Clarra Emma, born May 17, 1854, near Augusta, Mich., (daughter of Jacob Van Woert Young) ; died Aug. 18, 1856. She is buried in the Augusta Cemetery.
6-5 Mary Rosella (Kitty), daughter of Jacob Van Woert Young, was born April 3, 1857, on the Howlandsburg Road, 1 1/2 miles west of Augusta, Mich. She died Dec. 28, 1935 near Kalkaska, Mich., where she had lived since 1882, and is buried in the Kalkaska Cemetery beside her husband. She taught school north of Augusta in 1874 and 1875, and in Harmonia, now in Fort Custcr, Mich. in 1876.
On Dec. 20, 1876, in Augusta, she married Frank Seymour Isted, who died Jan. 17, 1929 in Kalkaska. They were the parents of two children: Myrtle May, born May 7, 1879, and Nina Grace, born Oct. 8, 1884.
7-1 Myrtle May Isted, born May 7, 1879 near Augusta, Mich. On Mar. 26, 1902 in Kalkaska, she married John W. Anderson, born Apr. 16, 1876. He died May , 1941, near Howard City, while driving from his home in Grand Rapids.
John and Myrtle (Isted) Anderson were the parents of the following three children:
8-1 Vernon Leroy Anderson, born June 28, 1903 near Kalkaska, Mich. On July 21, 1934 in Indiana, he married Naomi Frederick, born Apr. 6, 1916. They live in Oaklawn, Ill., and have three daughters, Annette, Dianne and Shelby Jean.
8-2 Lloyd Eldon Anderson, born Mar. 12, 1905 near Kalkaska, Mich. He is unmarried. On Oct. 2, 1927, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He is now a Lieutenant (j.g.), stationed on the U.S.S. Mount Baker.
8-3 Ila Rosella Anderson, born June 10, 1910 near Kalkaska, Mich. On Sept. 29, 1934 she married Ivan Haan, born Jan. 13, 1909, Kent Co., Mich. They live in Grand Rapids, Mich., and have two children: Carol Jane, born Nov. 19, 1936 and Jerrold Wayne.7-2 Nina Grace Isted, born Oct. 8, 1884 near Kalkaska, Mich. On Oct. 26, 1910, in Kalkaska, she married Eric Alfred Anderson, and they were the parents of one child:
8-1 Leone Kate, born Aug. 27, 1911 at her parents' home about three miles south of Kalkaska. She graduated from the Kalkaska High School and now teaches school there.
After the death of her first husband Nina Isted Anderson married in Kalkaska on Aug. 20, 1925, Douglas Peter Rosenburg, born Apr. 6, 1862 in Schoharie Co., N. Y.; died Sept. 1, 1941.
6-6 Dewitt Ellsworth, son of Jacob Van Woert Young, was born Aug. 22, 1861, near Augusta, Midi.; died Feb. 4, 1939, Butte Co., Calif. He is buried in the Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Calif.
On Sept. 27, 1907 in San Mateo, Calif., he married Mrs. Josephine Bray, a widow who had one child, Helen Bray, by her first husband. She and Dewitt Young had no children. They were divorced about 1920.
About 1881 Dewitt Young became a night watchman for the Mich. Central Railroad at Augusta, and at the same time learned telegraphy. Two years later he became a telegraph operator and worked in this capacity for the M.C.R.R. for six years in towns in southern Michigan. About 1889 he went to Colorado where he was telegraph operator for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for four or five years.
He then moved to San Francisco, Calif, where he became interested in gold mining and real estate. He had mining interests in California, Mexico, Peru and Alaska and was active in the development of Lomita Park and other suburbs of San Francisco.
6-7 Nina Marcia, daughter of Jacob Van Woert Young, was born Feb. 11, 1865, near Augusta, Mich.; died April 16, 1941, Albion, Mich. She is buried beside her husband in Riverside Cemetery, Albion.
On May 17, 1882 in Augusta, Mich., she married Albert Mason Harry, born Oct. 28, 1856, Belleville, Wayne Co., -Midi., son of John and Lucy A. M. (Fitch) Barry. He died June 1, 1927, Albion, Mich. Albert M. and Nina (Young) Barry were the parents of three children: Jessie May, born Mar. 30, 1883; Roy Frank, born Feb. 20, 1886 and Kathryn Florence, born Dec. 2, 1889.
CHILDREN OF ALBERT MASON BARRY
7-1 Jessie May Barry was born Mar. 30, 1883 in Augusta, Mich. On June 27, 1906 in Albion, Mich. she married Julius August Henry Bartelt, born Nov. 28, 1873 in Plathe on Riga, Prussia, Germany, son of August and Antonie (Roggenbuk) Bartelt.
Julius Bartelt came to Chicago, Ill with his parents in 1881. Since 1887 he has lived near Winnipeg Lake, Sheridan twp., Calhoun Co., Mich., where he is a farmer and also operates a resort.
Julius and Jessie (Barry) Bartelt are the parents of four children : Eleanor Jeanne; Leslie Wilma; Doris Hilda and Lester Leroy Frederick.
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8-1 Eleanor Jeanne was born July 18, 1909, Sheridan twp., Calhoun Co., Mich. On Sept. 4, 1930, Bryan, Ohio, she married Hugh M. Stevens, born July 3, 1889, Moscow, Mich. son of Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Eliza (Humphreys) Stevens. They are the parents of two children: John Richard, born Jan. 28, 1932, Albion, Mich., and James Edward, born Oct. 24, 1933, Albion, Mich.
8-2 Leslie Wilma, was born June 26, 1911 in Sheridan t'wp. On Dec. 16, 1933, Albion, Mich., she married Ralph Emerson Stevens, born Dec. 30, 1905, Ceresco, Mich., son of Abraham Lincoln and Harriet (Humphreys) Stevens. They were the parents of two children:
Daniel Bartelt Stevens, born and died May 21, 1938, Leila Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich.; and Thomas Barry Stevens, born Aug. 25, 1942, Battle Creek, Mich.
8-3 Doris Hilda, born Sept. 24, 1914 in Albion, Mich. On May 16, 1935 in Battle Creek, she married Clarence Leslie Walton, born May 9, 1909 in Battle Creek, adopted son of Alvah W. and Clara (Keeler) Walton. They were the parents of three children: Lawrence Calvin, born Dec. 26, 1935 in Battle Creek; Robert Paul, born May 15, 1937; died Aug. 15, 1937 in Battle Creek and David Lee, born Apr. 26, 1942 in Battle Creek.
8-4 Lester Leroy Frederick, was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Sheridan twp. on Aug. 27, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Susan Spitters, born Dec. 5, 1916 in The Hague, Netherlands, daughter of John and Lydia Spitters. They are the parents of one child, John Lester, born July 10, 1942, Kalamazoo, Mich. Lester Bartelt was inducted into the army April 30, 1945 and is now stationed at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, serving in the Counter Intelligence Corps, Military Intelligence.
7-2 Roy Frank, son of Albert Mason and Nina (Young) Barry was born Feb. 20, 1886 in Augusta, Mich. He is unmarried, and made his home with his parents in Albion until their deaths. Since that time he has lived with his sister Mrs. Don Hildinger in Albion.
On May 9, 1917 he enlisted in the U. S. Army. He was assigned to Troop I, 16th. Cavalry for border patrol duty at Brownsville and Fort Ringgold, Texas. On Nov. 8, 1917 he was transferred to the Signal Corps, and on Feb. 9, 1918 was transferred to Hidalgo, Texas as telegraph operator. On Oct. 5, 1918 he was sent to Washington, D. C., where he worked as draftsman in the Aircraft Branch until his honorable discharge at Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. on Mar. 24, 1919.
From 1919 to 1929 he worked as a Draftsman in different factories in Albion and Jackson. On Feb. 20, 1932 he became a registered Surveyor in Michigan.
He is the compiler of the genealogy of the descendants of David and Maria Elizabeth (Leib) Young.
7-3 Kathryn Florence, daughter of Albert Mason and Nina (Young) Barry was born Dec. 2, 1889 in Augusta, Mich. On Oct. 7, 1908 in Albion, Mich. She married (1) William Warren Osmun, born Aug. 9, 1871 in Rochester, Mich., son of Edmund and Louisa (Ribble) Osmun. He died June 23, 1939 near Albion, Mich. and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Albion. On Apr. 19, 1940 in Covington, Ky., Kathryn (Barry) Osmun married (2) Don Hildinger, born Feb. 24, 1902. William Warren and Kathryn (Barry) Osmun were the parents of four children: Irene Louise, Albert Edmund, Shirley Ruth and Ethel Elaine.
8- 1 Irene Louise Osmun, daughter of William Warren and Kathryn (Barry) Osmun was born Oct. 14, 1909 in Albion, Mich. On Sept. 13, 1929 in Bryan, Ohio, she married Richmond John Ray, born Dec. 30, 1908, Kent Co., Mich., son of Lyman G. and Flora (Tuttle) Ray.
He was inducted into the U. S. Army during World War 2, and served in Europe and in Japan.
8-2 Albert Edmund Osmun was born Oct. 2, 1911 in Albion, Mich. On Feb. 2, 1932 in Angola, Ind., he married Donna Worthe Bates, born Mar. 23, 1915 in Misliawaka, Ind. They are the parents of five children; all born in Albion: Shirley Jean, born Sept. 8, 1932; Joan Marie, born Mar. 2, 1934; Janet Mae, born Apr. 2,. 1935; James Warren; born June 17, 1936; and Jacqueline Kay, born Dec. 12, 1945.
8-3 Shirley Ruth Osmun was born Mar. 3, 1914 in Albion, Mich. On Nov. 7, 1936 in Albion, Mich., she married George Bascom, born Aug. 6, 1911, son of Alonzo and Esther Melissa (Carris) Bascom.
8-4 Ethel Elaine Osmun was born Apr. 10, 1916 in Albion, Mich. She is unmarried and lives with her sister, Irene Ray.
6-8 Henry Jay, son of Jacob Van Woert Young, was born June 3, 1869 in Augusta, Mich., where he died Sept. 12, 1870. He is buried in the Augusta Cemetery.
5-5 Magdalen Young, (daughter of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young) was born Sept. 21, 1823 in Oneonta, N. Y., and moved to Michigan with her parents in 1836. She died July 12, 1845 and is buried in the Young Cemetery in Battle Creek.
On Mar. 12, 1843 she married Gideon Colten. After her death Gideon Colten was married on Jan. 4, 1849 to Florilla Scott.
Gideon and Magdalen (Young) Colten were the parents of one child Alvah Colten. The date of his birth and death has not been found. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War where he lost a leg.
He married Eunice -------. They lived in Charles City, Iowa and had one son Henry E. who lived in Chicago, Ill.
5-6 John Van Ness Young, (son of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young) was born Oct. 29, 1826 in Oneonta, N. Y., and came to Michigan with his parents in 1836. He died May 14, 1912 while visiting a friend at Santa Margarita, near his home in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo Co., Calif. He is buried in the Arroyo Grande Cemetery.
On May 22, 1851 in Grass Lake, Jackson Co., Mich. he married Alrnira Babbitt, born Dec. 19, 1829 in Rochester, N. Y. She died Aug. 12, 1906 in Arroyo Grande, Calif, and is buried beside her husband.
In 1909 John Van Ness Young married (2) Mrs. Mary J. Myers, sister of his first wife. She was born Sept. 5, 1836, Grass Lake, Mich.; died in February, 1914 in Esconido, Calif., where she is buried.
John Van Ness and Almira (Babbitt) Young were the parents of five children: Francis G.; Mary Elizabeth; Lucy Aristeen; Levi Babbitt and Aurelia Helen.
<-John VanNess Young
The John Van Ness Young family lived in Grass Lake until 1860 when they moved to Nevada. They lived there until 1868, when they moved to San Luis Obispo Co., Calif.
CHILDREN OF JOHN VAN NESS YOUNG
6-1 Francis G., horn Sept. 1, 1852 in Grass Lake, Midi.; Died Feb. 24, 1915 in Cupertino, Calif. On Dec. 24, 1875 in Paso Robles, Calif., he married Laura A. Pate, born June 14, 1859. They were the parents of four children: Irene Estella; Bert Van Ness; Frances Amanda and Mary Agnes.
7-1 Irene Estella Young; born Sept. 21, 1879, Paso Robles, Calif., married on Aug. 4, 1895 in Paso Robles, John Thomas Gillis. They had seven children: Leslie Earl, born Oct. 14, 1896 in Paso Robles and died Apr. 17, 1917 at Fort McDowell, San Francisco; Elizabeth Elmira, born Aug. 24, 1898 in Paso Robles, married in San Francisco on Nov. 18, 1919 to Henry K. Hulen; Edythe Irene, born July 23, 1901 in Cambria, Calif, married first in Paso Robles in 1917 to Alonzo Dodd, and had two children ; Donald, born Mar. 30, 1918 in Paso Robles and Doris, born Mar. 8, 1920 in Salinas, Calif.
Edythe Irene was later married in San Pedro to Roy Doddy; Marion Francis Gillis, born May 6, 1903 in Paso Robles, married Adelaid Thompson in Los Angeles, and they have two children: Francis John, born Apr. 30, 1928 in Paso Robles and Metty Mae, born Nov. IS, 1929 in Santa Cruz; Raymond Peter Gillis, born Nov. 29, 1907 in Tres Pinos, Calif., married Louise Shelhy and they have one child: William Jerome, horn Mar. 15, 1931 in Paso Robles; Teddy Thomas Gillis, born Mar. 20, 1912 in Paso Robles, died Dec. 8, 1932 in Redwood City, Calif., and Lilah Lorraine Gillis, born Sept. 18, 1917 in Paso Rohles.
7-2 Bert Van Ness Young, son of Francis G. and Laura (Pate) Young, was born Oct. 22, 1881 in Paso Robles. He married Esther E. Nerell and they have three children as follows: Ruth Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1918 in Saratoga, Calif., who is a teacher in Monterey: Margaret, born Aug. 15, 1913 in Saratoga, who was married in June 1931 in Carson City, Nevada to Horton P. Wright; and Laura Clarice, born Aug. 17, 1917 in Saratoga.
7-3 Frances Amanda Young, daughter of Francis and Laura (Pate) Young, was born July 24, 1885 in Santa Cruz, Calif. On Feb. 10, 1902 in San Jose, Calif., she was married first to Jesse Savateer and they had one cliild: Alma Irene, born Sept. 14, 1903 in Dinuba, Calif., who married Orval Scraggs and had a daughter Orlene Mae, horn in 1921.
On Dec. 19, 1926 in Oakland, Calif., Frances Amanda Savateer was married, second, to Sven Q. Kinman.
7-4 Mary Agnes Young, daughter of Francis and Laura (Pate) Young, was born Nov. 10, 1888 in Santa Cruz. Calif. She married W. B. Melone, and they live in Cupertino, Calif., where Mary Adele and Marjorie Evelyn were born.
6-2 Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John Van Ness and Almira (Babbitt) Young, was born May 25, 1854 in Grass Lake, Midi. On Feb, 22, 1876, at Adelaide, Calif., she married (1) M. F. Runyon who was lost at sea in 1882 or 1883. They were the parents of two children as follows:
7-1 George Orion, born May 4, 1880, Adelaide, Calif. On Aug. 16, 1911 in Long Beach, he married Evah L. Webb and they have two children: Evah Georgia, horn May 26, 1912 in Crockett, Calif.; and Webb Orion, born Aug. 23, 1918 in Monvovia, Calif.
7-2 Charles Edward, born Mar, 20, 1882 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. On May 19, 1918 in Berkeley, Calif., he married Anna Sullivan. They have no children. He is a rancher at Colfax, Calif.
On Apr. 26, 1886, in Arroyo Grande, Mary (Young) Runyon was again married to R. Philbrick who died in 1925 in Arroyo Grande. They were the parents of two children:
7-3- John Van Ness Philbrick, born Feb. 13, 1887 in San Luis Obispo. On Jan. 13, 1913 in Arlington, Calif., he married Mahelle A. Ingerick. They have three children: Elizabeth Lena, born Jan. 2, 1914 in Long. Beach; Robert Edgar, born Jan. 18, 1916 in Colfax and Paul, born Mar. 19, 1920 in Arlington.
7-4 Orben Philbrick, born Mar. 17, 1889 in San Luis Obispo. On June 10, 1914 in Crockett, Calif., he married Emma W. Dreyer. They have two children: Eugene Arthur, born Oct. 23, 1916 in Colfax and Thelma Rose, born Dec. 26, 1919 in Colfax.
6-3 Lucy Aristeen Young, daughter of John Van Ness and Almira (Babbitt) Young, was born Aug. 25, 1856 in Grass Lake, Midi., and died Dec. 31, 1916. She is buried in Watsonville, Calif. On Feb. 22, 1876 she married Jerome D. Benjamin and they were the parents of four children:
7-1 Nora Alinira, horn Dec. 1, 1876 in Adelaide, Calif. On Sept. 14, 1898, in Arroyo Grande, she married Alexander J. McKenzie, a Methodist Minister. They were the parents of three children as follows: Dorothy Aurelia, born Aug. 11, 1899 in Arroyo Grande, who was married on Sept. 2, 1921, in Chehalis, Wash., to Eamon E. Pollom. They have two children, Jack Ramon, born June 5, 1922 and Norman De Vere, born Aug. 29, 1925, both horn in Chehalis, Wash.
Normau Alexander, second child of Nora and Alexander McKenzie, was born April 17, 1903 in Arroyo Grande. Elizabeth Lois, third cliild of Nora and Alexander was born Mar. 27, 1911 in Arlington, Cal.
7-2 Mary Viola, born May 30, 1878 in Adelaide, Calif. On May 30, 1895 in Watsonville, Calif., she married P. Elmer Pound. On Dec. 24, 1916 in San Francisco, she was again married to George R. Higby.
Mary and P. Elmer Pound were the parents of two children : Mabel Edna and Ena Mae. Mabel Edna Pound was born July 29, 1896 in Watsonville. In June 1919 she married Richard M. Jones. They have two children: Richard Maxwell, born July 31, 1920 and Nilda May, born April 27, 1922.
Ena Mae Pound was born Aug. 24, 1898 in Watsonville. She married George P. Stapleton of Spokane, Wash., and they have two children: Loraine Louise, born Apr. 13, 1921 and Helen Virginia, born May 5, 1922, both born in Seattle, Wash.
7-3 Lucy Belle Benjamin, born April 1, 1880 in Adelaide, Calif. On July 7, 1897, in Watsonville, she married Benjamin Butler Rich who died Oct. 27, 1918 and is buried in the I.O.O.F. section of the Watsonville Cemetery. They were the parents of four children, all born in Watsonville.
Leland Benjamin, born Feb. 1, 1898, was married on April 1, 1923 in Watsonville, to Edna Tindall. They have one child: Alfred Leland, born Mar. 27, 1924 in Watsonville.
Edith Viola Rich, born July 13, 1899, was married on Apr. 27, 1922 in Santa Cruz to Clarence Pritten. They have two children: Lewis Benjamin, born Feb. 17, 1924, and Mildred May, born May 21, 1926, both born in Watsonville.
Chester Howard Rich, born Aug. 5, 1901, was married on May 17, 1921 to Madaline Hudson. They have two children Dorothy Evelyn, born Feb. 19, 1922, and Harvey Howard, born Jan. 22, 1923, both born in Watsonville.
Elbert Elwood Rich, born Nov. 27, 1912.
7-4 John Alfred Benjamin, born Nov. 10, 1882 in Adelaide, Calif.6-4 Levi Babbitt Young, son of John Van Ness and Alinira Babbitt Young, was born Sept. 2, 1858 in Grass Lake, Mich. On Apr. 14, 1888 he married Lorena Thompson, but they later separated and she lived in Alaska. They were the parents of three children:
7-1 Thomas Richard, born Nov. 11, 1889 in Los Angeles. He is married, and lives in Arizona where he is a railroad engineer. They have one child.
7-2 John Van Ness, born Feb. 9, 1892 in Orange, Calif. He is a seaman.
7-3 Stephen Thompson, born Jan. 20, 1894 in Santa Ana, Calif. He is married and lives in Alaska where he is an electric welder.6-5 Aurelia Helen Young, daughter of John Van Ness and Almira Babbitt Young, was born Feb. 19, 1862 in Nevada and moved with her parents in 1868 to San Luis Obispo Co., Calif. On June 23, 1891 she married Amos A. Henry, a rancher at Arroyo Grande.. They were the parents of one child:7-1 Francis D., born Jan. 28, 189S, was married on Dec. 16, 1924 in Bakersfield, Calif, to Maude Walters. They have no children. They live in Arroyo Grande where he is a stockman.
5-7 Sarah Young, (daughter of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young) was born Jan. 17, 1829 in Oneonta, N. Y., and died Sept. 21, 1838 at her parents home near Battle Creek, Mich. She is buried in the Young Cemetery.
5-8 Andrew Young, (son of Joseph Edwin and Elizabeth (Van Woert) Young), was born Mar. 3, 1831 in Oneonta, N. Y., and moved with his parents and their family in 1836, to the log house southwest of Battle Creek, Mich., where he lived with his parents until his marriage.
On April 17, 1855 he married Kaziah Trowbridge who was born Dec. 1, 1836 and died June 27, 1900 at their home in Augusta, Mich.
They were the parents of one child, Joseph R., who was born Mar. 11, 1856 at their farm home in Harmonia and died Sept. 27, 1856 at the same place. He is buried in the Young Cemetery.
About 1861 they legally adopted his sister Maria's child, Georgia Elizabeth Breed, and brought her up as their own.
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