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SharonK Cornell This story was told to me by Pearl Risner Hopkins, Oct 7th 1994. Pearl was born 1903, and was the daughter of Lee and his first wife Polly Risner. This story is about Lee and Polly Risner. Paw and Maw Risner went to Oak. by covered wagon. On the trip they had a barrel of Molasses. Two to six jiblings (Not sure what jiblings means) crawled under the wagon and kept it out of the water, and they swam in under it and held it up, and the wagon was drove to the other side of the river. Paw told them who ever has got a bucket, bring it to me and I will give you something good to eat. Paw said everyone of them hollered I've got a bucket. Paw told the first one that hollered to bring his bucket and I will pour you out a bucket of Molasses. Paw and Maw was back from Oak when I was born in 1903. While they were living in Oak., Paw got Yellow Jaundice and they had to come back home on a train. They could not bring their wagon back. Paw and Maw rode the train to Ivington, Ky and got off and walked to the Jim Howard farm up on Puncheon. Maw "Polly died of a fever. When Paw got remarried to Nina Arnett,and before they moved to Ohio, he would plow and plant big fields of corn, and Maw "Nina" would plant beans in the corn. It was my sister and brother and my job to hoe the corn and beans. We sure hoed a lot of corn while we were growing up.
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SharonK Cornell There is a saying that goes you should not be faint hearted when you start digging into your family roots. I think this might fit the stories told to me by Pearl Hopkins. These stories were told to me by Pearl Risner Hopkins in 1994, about when Pearl, Julie and Willie lived with their grandparents Johnson and Susie Risner. My Grandpaw Johnson Risner was a preacher, who had a wondering eye for other women. There was one woman he was sparking. He would preach at church, and then after church he would go to see this other woman. One Sunday when Gramdpaw was doing a baptism at the river, Jim Howard came and got Grandmaw "Susie" and took her to where Grandpaw was having the baptizing and told her, when I nod my head, you go over and shove her "Grandpaw's girlfriend" into the creek. Grandmaw waited for Jim's non, and she pushed the woman into the big hole of water where people were being baptized, and Jim Howard sitting on his horse raised his pistol and said, don't nobody touch her. If anyone touches her, I'll shoot their legs out from under them. Grandpaw said but she can't swim. Jim Howard told him, well is she can't swim, she can crawl. That is just what the woman did. She crawled to the bank, and sit down and waited until the water dripped off her, and got up and went home. When Grandpaw got through with baptizing, he went to see his other woman, and she would not let him in. When Grandpaw got home he said Susie, I am mad at you over what you done, shoving her over in that creek and making her crawl through the water. Grandmaw said I don't care if you are mad about it. You have no business of being with her no way. Grandpaw said Susie If I didn't love you so good. Grandmaw said I don't see how you can love me so good, when you are sparking another woman. Pearl went on to say my Grandpaw was a preacher all his life, and when he died he went to hell. My Grandpaw liked his Whiskey. He kept his Whiskey hidden under the truce of a apple tree. One Sunday Grandmaw watched him when he was getting ready to go to the Licking River to baptize some people. He went to the tree and took a big swig of his whiskey, and then put it back under the tree. After Grandpaw left, Grandmaw went and got the Whiskey and took it to the creek and poured it out, and then threw the bottle in the creek. Pearl said that her sister, brother and her were all raised by Johnson and Susie after her father and Nina moved to Ohio. She also said that Lee's brother Leslie's three children, came and lived with them also after their mother died. Pearl said she was the oldest and she had the work of taking care of all six of them. She said she had to carry water across a walk log from across the creek. Pearl said she went to sleep one night and dreamed she was carrying water over the creek. She took a bucket over there and dipped it full of water and got on the log and walked across the creek with the water. Grandmaw saw me and spoke to me, and woke me up. She said where have you been. I must have been walking in my sleep, and went and got the water. Grandmaw was a little bitty thing. She wore a size two shoe. When she was carrying her kids, she never got over a hundred pounds. She was a good person. One day she sent us kids up on a hill to get wood to cook dinner with. We went up on the hill and hollered for some of our friends to come where we were. We were bending down trees and sitting on them, and bouncing off them. We looked and here came Grandpaw. He was stiffed kneed in one leg. He was coming up at hill walking stiff legged. I said lets run Julie. We ran down and around the hill grabbing some wood as we ran, and ran to the house. Grandmaw took us and hid us from Grandpaw, behind the dresser. Grandpaw came in and said where are them confounded kids, I am going to kill them. Grandmaw said you will not find them, I don't care what you say or do. Grandpaw sat down and said tell them to come out I won't whip them. . One day Grandpaw fell into a sink hole. If you fall in a sink hole, they will pull you down to the bottom. Anyway he fell in and no one could hear him holler for help. He prayed to God to send some boys along the road, so he could send them for help.. He looked up and here came two boys dancing and jumping along the road. He called to them to come to him. He told them to go get Susie and for her to get the horse. When Grandmaw came with the horse, she threw him the lines and pulled him out of the hole. Grandpaw thanked God that he had Grandmaw that day. Pearl died in Warsaw, Indiana in 1998
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SharonK Cornell I remarried in 1913 to Nina Arnett. In 1918 Drury and Betty Risner and Nina and I were living on the Flat Bank of a river that was a tributary of the Ohio River, near Mcguffey Ohio, when we had a big flood. We had rain for three days and nights. We had water for as far as you could see, and it was up to the windows. Duruy thought Betty was going to drown, but Betty and Nina were sitting high and dry on two wooden crates they had brought in from the barn just in case the water did rise. I crawled through a window and down a ledge along the side of the house to the roof. I tried signaling for help. No one came. Hours later a large boat picked us four up and took us to the city to Sperbeck's House. The house had two floors, and 33 people lived on the second floor for 3 days. Some government boats then took us to to a Grange Hall up on a hill, a few miles east. All we had to drink was two cups of coffee, and no one had anything to eat since we first climbed into the boat. On the 6th day we were taken to a large cellar with beds and tables and food. The ordeal lasted 13 days. The house back in McGuffey had to be scrubbed 3 times with a scrub broom and a bucket. The muck was 3 inches thick, soft and mushy. We shoveled it out the windows. With no food in the house, Nina and I went, or I should say floated to McGuffey. The water in Flat Branch was still high. When we returned hours later the water had receded. I had to carry Nina and the food half a mile to the house. Sometimes the muck came up to my knees. Two days later the boat was right out in the middle of our field. Five years later I built a summer house. That same summer the onions grew large and sweet, but so did those gray clouds. It had been a rainy week. The creek was high. It was raining and thundering. Early the next Morning I gazed out the open window, and what do you think I saw? All those beautiful onions floating past the porch down by the big maple and away. That beautiful rain left Nina and I , our four children, Harold, Cap, Jay and Jeggs almost broke. After returning from McGuffey where I bought food, my Budget amounted to 73 cents. I owed the farmer down the road 75 cents, and payed that. I then sent Nina and the children by train to Catlitsburg, Ky. The conductor had read the papers and knew our trouble. I followed them down. I was 350 miles from where I was born and not a cent to my name. Because I was so sick, the trip on foot, from Catlitsburg to my parents, who lived in Salyersville was rough. A stop at Tom Howard's helped me make the four hills between Redwins and home. In 1922 we moved to Cary, Seneca County Ohio. Earl was 3 months old. I started planting onions when we lived on Greely Marshall's place, near the muck plant. We then lived on a farm owned by Mr Newcomer for 11 years. I then bought John Kendricks farm, and then 3 years later, Nina took sick and died in 1940. Some of the family moved to Albion, Michigan. I then worked for the railroad for 1 1/2 years and raised onion crops. The last crop was partly rained out but still brought 668.00. Quite a lot. Eaton Rapids was my next home and not a prosperous one. Both crops were no count. My children, Earl, Sylvia, Roween and I moved back to Ohio and I lived there for three years. After Earls accident, I went to help Earl on his farm and lived there for 15 years. I have been over a lot of ground. My best memories are spending Christmas and other holidays with family. Lee "Scott" Risner
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SharonK Cornell August 15 1895 I married Polly Risner. I was 15 1/2 years old. Two weeks after we married, Polly and I, 5 fellas, all about 16 or 17, 35 people in all, left Kentucky with a wagon train for Oklahoma. Late in October the train was caught in a blizzard. We came to a brick house, the only one we had seen that day. I decided to stop and ask if we could spend the night and wait out the storm. The Wagon Master said it was useless to ask, as people have a rough time making it on their own. An old couple lived all alone in the house. They welcomed quests, as long as they brought their own grub. All 35 stayed two days. The old folks enjoyed us all. The train left early Oct 20th, a very cold clear day. It turned out that only 6 miles ahead was as far as we were to go. The Indians in Oklahoma were a poor lot. A friend, Ed Carr, a Cherokee, worked from sun-up to sun-down, sawing fire wood for 40 cents a day all winter and spring. Ed Carr's son contacted TB, and his father took him to the hospital in Hot Springs. I went and found new work. We spent the summer with Jake Splitlog and his wife. Jake lived in a cave cut out of the side of a 52 foot cliff, along side of Cowskin River. We put our things in a very large room. Jake's wife baked me my first white bread with Syrup. On a Sat. the first hot day of June in 1896, I took the afternoon off. We went swimming in the Cowskin River. Jake said he would teach me how to swim, but I knew he would probably throw me out in the middle and that would be the end of Lee Risner. Jake said "get on shoulders." I knew this was it for me. Jake waded right to the middle and threw me kleen in the water. "Well on land or in the water, I worked at living." I splashed and kicked, finally just as I was sure to drown, Jake put his hand under me, and I swam right to the other side of the river. A stand of trees grew on that bank, and hundreds of squirrels lived in those trees, mostly grey or black squirrels. Jake took his knife and cut two clubs. Before we knew it we had killed enough meat for the next two or three days meals. The squirrels were awful thick. It was mating season. They chased each other right around our ankles. With 14 squirrels tied to Jake's back, we swam back across the river to the Indians house. I recall that river was so clear, you could see every mineral in it, even a pin head. When Ed Carr 's son turned sixteen, Ed and him built a railroad They split logs and used them for tracks. All of Mr Carr's children received 160 acres of Oklahoma farm land the day of their birth. I got sick with Malaria fever, and Polly and I had to leave our wagon and most of our things and return to Kentucky by train. Lee Risner
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SharonK Cornell 1 Descendants of William Hinchman I Generation No. 1 1. William1 Hinchman I Notes for William Hinchman I: Name: William Henchman Year: 1653 Place: Boston Source Publication Code: 1936 Primary Immigrant: Henchman, William Annotation: Excellent directory of the first settlers of New England. Drake's additions and corrections (no. 1666) are found in the G.P.C. reprint and in no. 9151, Tepper, Passengers to America, pp. 468-470. Source Bibliography: FARMER, JOHN. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England; Containing an Alphabetical List of the Governours, Deputy-Governours, Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel in the Several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692; Graduates of Harvard College to 1662; Members of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company to 1662; Freemen Admitted to the Massachusetts Colony from 1630 to 1662; With Many Other of the Early Inhabitants of New-England and Long-Island, N.Y. from 1620 to the Year 1675 .... Lancaster, Mass.: Carter, Andrews, & Co., 1829. 352p. Reprinted with additions and corrections by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1976, 1983. Name: Wm. Henchman Year: 1682 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 6221 Primary Immigrant: Henchman, Wm Annotation: Date and place where land was patented and record was created listing those transported/imported. Only the names of those to be transported were indexed. Abstracted from Patent books 6 through 8, from the Land Office records located at the Virginia State Library. Volumes 1 and 3 were indexed as nos. 6220 and 6223 respectively in PILI 1984. Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol. 2: 1666-1695. Indexed by Claudia B. Grundman. Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1977. 609p. Child of William Hinchman I is: + 2 i. William2 Hinchman II, born Abt. 1733; died June 20, 1814 in Monroe Co VA (WV). Generation No. 2 2. William2 Hinchman II (William1) was born Abt. 1733, and died June 20, 1814 in Monroe Co VA (WV). He married Elizabeth Kirwan?, daughter of John Kirwan and Mary. She was born October 02, 1736, and died May 01, 1828 in Monroe Co VA (WV). Notes for William Hinchman II: Prepared by Sharon Cornell 203 N Union St. Box 41 Parma, MI 49269 517 531 3041 In 1940 Sarah Clendenen (granddaughter of Amanda Hinchman Clendenen, d/o William and Mary Ann Perry Hinchman) shared with her family the following tradition about her great-grandfather. "William came from England. His boat was wrecked on the Virginia Capes and he had to swim to shore" Maryland Archives, 1681-1783 has 2 matches for: William Hinchman In Maryland Archives of Maryland 1779-1780 Volume 43 Journal and Correspondene of the State Council of Maryland See Index Page 537 273 William Hinchman Archives of Maryland 1779-1780 Volume 43 Index 544 Liber C B, No 23 Where as there is at this time an invasion of the state of Maryland by Ships of War, and there are good grounds to believe that the going at large of John Harper and William Hinchman Jr, Mariners will be dangerous to the state, you are commanded to take into your Custody the said John and William and bring them before this Board to be dealt with according to Law. To the Sheriff of Anne Arundell County. Hi Sharon, 2 I just found something today and was wondering if you have this or are aware of it at all. I have the microfilm for Greenbrier Co. VA tax lists starting in 1782, which I ordered to look for the Clendinen brothers and in 1786 WILLIAM HINCHMAN shows up! By 1798 William Sr and William Jr. are there, along with a John Hinchman. From what I have on the family, the first William must be the father from England?? Cathy This is what I found in the Greenbrier Co. Tax list. Some of it doesn't make sense to me. In 1796 William Jr. doesn't show up but William Sr. has two taxable males?? The Library of Virginia has the land records online so I am checking them out also but it takes a while to find and print. By 1810 they are all in Monroe Co. VA. I don't know if that is because they moved there or because where they were became Monroe Co. I'm not that well versed on the county changes in that area at the time. I just ordered a program called 'Animap' which will hopefully help me out there. It's supposed to show the county changes year by year if I can figure out how to work my way though it after I get it. I will check for Wood/Woods when I get a chance. The library is closed next week because of the holiday so if I don't get back to you on it feel free to remind me, because I have probably forgotten. It does seem that William had a brother John according to this tax list. LDS FHL # 2024557 Greenbrier Co. VA Personal Property Tax List 1782-1807 1786 William Hinchman 1 0 2 3 1787 William Hinchman 0 0 0 5 6 1788 Wm. Hinchman 2 0 0 4 1789 William Hinchman 2 0 0 5 1791 William Hinchman 2 0 0 6 1792 William Hinchman 2 0 0 8 1793 William Hinchman 2 0 0 7 1794 William Hinchman Jr. 1 0 0 1 {constable? Between the two names} William Hinchman Sr. 2 0 0 6 1795 William Hinchman 0 0 0 1 {'Capt' under the name} William Hinchman 1 0 0 3 John Hinchman 1 0 0 1 1796 William Hinchman Sr. 2 0 0 5 John Hinchman 1 0 0 3 1798 Wm. Hinchman Sr. 1 0 0 4 Wm. Hinchman Jr. 1 0 0 3 John Hinchman 1 0 0 3 3 Notes for Elizabeth Kirwan?: Sharon, Thanks for your recent emails. The 'Henchman' info was new; however, I don't know how Thomas connects to the family in America. According to DNA tests, John Henchman was NOT related to David Henchman in Australia who claims a direct line to the Bishop. John IS related to the New Jersey Hinchmans - 24 of 25 markers. Ken Hinchman [Milton] and Walter Hinchman [Ulysses] were both tested, but don't match. Ken is supposed to make arrangements for two other Hinchman men - my husband Joe [William III] and David Hinchman [John, s/o William I] to be tested, but has not. The Maryland info I have seen, but I appreciate all that you have sent to me. William Hinchman II of Logan Co. letters are in the current newsletter. So many Hinchmans are descended from him. If you learn anything different about John K's middle name, PLEASE let me know. I have always seen his name John K. According to some info, William I's wife Elizabeth [John K's grandmother] was the daughter of John and Mary Kirwan. I am trying to find a connection to the Kirwan family. Children of William Hinchman and Elizabeth Kirwan? are: + 3 i. Elizabeth Ellice3 Hinchman, born 1763 in Dorchester Co MD. + 4 ii. William Hinchman III, born February 29, 1768 in CHESAPEAKE BAY, DORCHESTER CO MARYLAND; died Bef. October 12, 1852 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 5 iii. John Hinchman, born October 22, 1773 in Dorchester Co Maryland; died January 15, 1844 in Monroe Co VA (WV). Generation No. 3 3. Elizabeth Ellice3 Hinchman (William2, William1) was born 1763 in Dorchester Co MD. She married William Dixon. Child of Elizabeth Hinchman and William Dixon is: 6 i. Elizabeth4 Dixon, born 1781. She married John "Jack" Perry Jr. 4. William3 Hinchman III (William2, William1) was born February 29, 1768 in CHESAPEAKE BAY, DORCHESTER CO MARYLAND, and died Bef. October 12, 1852 in LOGAN CO W VA. He married (1) Mary Ann Perry May 06, 1793 in GREENBRIER CO VA, daughter of JOHN SR and Jane Nelson. She was born May 01, 1775 in MONTGOMERY CO VA, and died January 15, 1832 in LOGAN CO W VA. He married (2) NANCY STOLLINGS March 27, 1832 in LOGAN CO W VA, daughter of JACOB STOLLINGS and SARAH. She was born April 12, 1801 in VA, and died Abt. 1855 in LOGAN CO W VA. Notes for William Hinchman III: Notes Individual: HINCHMAN Henry Clay Ragland had this to say about the Hinchman Family (Swain, p. 66-67): "William Hinchman settled near the mouth of Rich Creek on the farm once owned by his son, James Harvey Hinchman, about the year 1814. He was the son of William Hinchman, an English sailor, and was born in Dorchester, Maryland, about 1770. He was too young to enter the army at the time of the Revolution, but was in hearing of the guns at Yorktown, and was familiar with the stirring events of the time when America desired to be independent of English domination. He moved to Montgomery County, Virginia, now Monroe County, West Virginia, about the close of the last century, when he married Mary Ann Perry, a daughter of John Perry, who had emigrated from the north of Ireland. After several of his children were born, he came, as we have seen, to the mouth of Rich Creek. His sterling worth was seen and appreciated by the people and he was soon made one of the justices of Cabell County, and upon the organization of Logan County he became a member of its first County Court. His children by his first marriage were John K., who married the daughter of Ben White; Cyrus, who married a daughter of F. R. Pennell; Hiram, who married a daughter of Thomas Riggan; Milton, who married a daughter of Ben Cary; William, who first married a Miss Seymore, then a Miss Hatfield, and as a third wife, a Miss Chapman; Dr. Ulysses, who married a Miss McDonald; James Harvey, who married a Miss Gore; Elizabeth, who married Ben Smith; Amanda, who married Robert Clendenin; Sarah, who married Ira Chambers, and Mero, who married Levi Gore. After the death of his first wife, William Hinchman Sr. married Nancy Stollings, and the children of this marriage were Floyd, who married first a Miss Chambers, and after her 4 death, a Miss Mangus; Nancy Ann, who married Joseph Scaggs; Penelope, who married George Claypool; Risby, who married Thomas Nelson Ballard; and Edna, who died single. Of the first children of William Hinchman, John K., Cyrus, Hiram and Milton moved to the State of Michigan, William moved to the county of Cabell, Dr. Ulysses was a practicing physician and held many offices of public trust, and was several times elected as a member to the West Virginia Legislature; James Harvey was a successful farmer, a member of the West Virginia Legislature, and at different times held other important offices in the county. Sources: Swain, George T. History of Logan County, West Virginia. Kingsport Press, Kingsport, TN 1927, pp. 385. Name: William HINCHMAN 1 Sex: M Birth: 28 FEB 1768 in Chesapeake Bay, Dorchester Co., Maryland Death: ABT 1855 in Logan Co. VA Note: Most of my information on this family has been generously supplied by Sharon Cornell, a descendant of William Hinchman & Mary Ann Perry, except for the following notes and records. HISTORY OF LOGAN COUNTY, THE EARLY YEARS Pg. 69 {#104} William Hinchman, an Englishman, settled in Maryland about 1750. His son, William Hinchnam {b. 1768 Dorchester, Maryland} moved to Monroe County about 1795. He married Mary Ann Perry, the daughter of John Perry. They settled at the mouth of Rich Creek about 1814. After the death of Mary Ann, he married Nancy Stollings, the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Stollings. HISTORY OF LOGAN COUNTY, THE EARLY YEARS Pg. 37 William Hinchman settled near the mouth of Rich Creek, on the farm now owned by his son James Harvey Hinchman, about the year 1814. He was the son of William Hinchman, an English sailor, and was born in Dorchester, Maryland, about 1770. He was too young to enter the army at the time of the Revolution, but was in hearing of the guns at Yorktown; and was familiar with the stirring events of the time when America desired to be independent of English domination. He moved to Montgomery County, Virginia, now Monroe County, West Virginia, about the close of the last century, when he married Mary Ann Perry, a daughter of John Perry, who had emigrated from the north of Ireland. After several of his children were born, he came, as we have seen, to the mouth of Rich Creek. His sterling worth was seen and apperciated by the people and he was soon made one of the justices of Cabell County, and upon the organization of Logan County, he became a member of the first County Court. His children, by his first marriage, were John K., who married the daughter of of Ben White; Cyrus, who married a daughter of F. R. Pinnell; Hiram, who married a daughter of Thomas Riggan; Milton, who married a daughter of Ben Cary; William, who first married a Miss Seymore, then a Miss Hatfield, and a third wife, Miss Chapman; Dr. Ulysses, who married a Miss McDonald; James Harvey, who married Miss Gore; Elizabeth, who married Ben Smith; Amanda, who married Robert Clendenin; Sarah, who married Ira chambers; and Mero, who married Levi Gore. After the death of his first wife William Hinchman Sr. married Nancy Stollings, and the children of this marriage were Floyd, who married first a Miss Chambers, and after her death, a Miss Mangus; Nancy Ann, who married Joseph Scaggs; Penelope who married Nelson Ballard; and Edna, who died single. Of the first children of William Hinchman, John K., Cyrus, Hiram and Milton moved to the State of Michigan; William moved to the county of Cabell; Dr. Ulysses was a practicing physician and held many offices of public trust, and was several times elected as a member of the West Virginia Legislature; James Harvey, who is still living, was a successful farmer, a member of the West Virginia Legislature, and at different times held other important offices in the county. LDS FHL # 2024499 CABELL CO. VA PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST 1809-1850 Wht. Male +16 / Blk Male +12 / Blk Male + 16 / Horses 1814 March 12 HINCHMAN, William 1 0 0 3 Wht. Male +16 / Blk. Male 9-12 / Blk Male +12 / Horses / Std. Horses / Cov. / Cattle 1815 Apr. 19 HINCHMAN, William 2 0 0 3 0 0 13 Wht. Male +16 / Slaves +12 / Horses 1816 Mar. 30 HINCHMAN, William 2 0 3 1817 Mar. 22 HINCHMAN, William 3 0 3 Wht. Male +16 / Slaves 12-16 / Slaves +16 / Horses 1818 May 23 HINCHMAN, William 3 0 0 3 5 1819 Apr. 27 HINCHMAN, William 2 0 0 3 1820 March 4 HINCHMAN, William 3 0 0 2 HINCHMAN, John 1 0 0 1 1821 Apr 23 HINCHMAN, John 1 0 0 1 HINCHMAN, William 3 0 0 2 1822 March 11 HINCHMAN, William 3 0 0 2 HINCHMAN, Wm. Jr. 1 0 0 0 HINCHMAN, John 1 0 0 1 1823 HINCHMAN, John 1 0 0 1 HINCHMAN, Wm. Sr. 3 0 0 5 HINCHMAN, Wm. Jr. 1 0 0 1 From Ramona Sadlon Research: 1823. Logan Co., VA. 3 Dec. The petition of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Giles, Cabel, Tazewell, and Kanawha, to the Honorable Senate & House of Delagates...That they are Situated at the Extrimites of the above Counties from 60 to 120 miles from their respective Court Houses, over a mountainous & difficult Country to travel...Pray the Honorable Legislature...to pass a Law to lay off, a New County -Beginning at the junction of the White Oak Mountain & New river, and proceed with the meanders thereof till it meets the line of Kanawha County, thence with the lines thereof, taking the decideing ridge between little and Big Cole river till it comes on a line with the head of Rock Creek, then down the Same to its mouth, then Crossing little Cole, proceed with the divideing ridge between Turtle and Horse Creeks to the Head of Ugly Creek, thence down the Same to its mouth, Crossing the Guyandotte in a Strait line to the mouth of Morrowbone Creek, thence up the Tug fork of Big Sandy River, to the mouth of Elkhorn Creek And then proceed with the decideing ridge between Elkhorn Creek & the Tug fork and So on a line with the Flat top mountain to the beginning...being about 75 miles in lenth & 40 wide; and will contain 700 tytheable inhabitors... /s/ Henry Farley Jnr., Nimrod Farley, William Farley, William Farley Jnr., Robert Clendenon, Thomas Farley, John Farley, Henry Farley, et al... (Typed from a photo-copy of the original Legislative Petition on file at Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA.) On 12 January 1824 Logan Co. VA was formed. The location of William Hinchman's property fell into the boundaries of this new county. 1824 LOGAN CO. VA TAX LIST HINCHMAN, William Sr. 3 0 0 3 HINCHMAN, William Jr. 1 0 0 1 HINCHMAN, John 1 0 0 1 LOGAN COUNTY PETITION, DECEMBER 9TH, 1824 A list of the petitioners is listed at the bottom of this petition. Logan Co November the 12th 1824 The memorial of part of the inhabitants of Logan County to the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Virginia respectfully showeth; That your honorable bodies at their last session, after forming the said county of Logan, appointed certain Commissioners to locate the site for the Public Buildings of said new County. Four of whom met at the house of WILLIAM HINCHMAN in the month of March but could not agree in opinion as to the most eligeable situation for said purpose. The Commissioners again met, five of them, in June and again separated without being able to come to any conclusion; two of them being for the Islands of Guyandotte only 26 mles from the western boundary of the county and two of them were in favor of John Cook's place, situated about 49 miles from the western and 54 miles from the eastern line of the county. The other Commissioner expressed himself in favor of the mouth of Huffs Creek; which is situated, nearly halfway between the above mentioned places. The Commissioners again, met, in August, after being duely notified as the affadavits o----d will show; and unanimously (a majority that attended,) or the Report that accompanies this will shew; decided, that a place therein mentioned near the mouth of said Huffs Creek was in their opinion the most eligable for the purpose of aforesaid; Your Abamorialists, now concured the question of Locations of our Seat of Justice; as entirely set at rest; as they had reason to believe this decision met with the approbation of at least five of the Commissioners; and altho your petitioners were entirely of opinion that the locations aught to have been at Cooks yet as the Commissioners had decided otherwise; they were disposed, peaceably to acquiesce in their decison..... They have however found with great surprise that the County Court composed of a majority of Majistrates from the next end of the County refused to receive the report of the Commissioners; That located the Seat for Court of Justices and Sumpream Court being to be held, shortly after, we flattered ourselves with securing immediate relief from the Honorable Judge in this case, but to our great mortification, he was prevented by sickness from attending, at the time appointed. He has since held a Special Court for the purpose, of trying the prisoners confined by the Sherif. But of course --- not do any other business your memorealists still however flattered themsleves that the commissioners report would be ultimately received because they considered the court was bound to comply with all Acts of your honorable Houses and because the report was in all respects favourable to the west end of the County; and in perfect obedience to the Act passed by your honorable Houses at their last session. They regret their disapointment and are compelled in defence of their rights, thus to address your honorable Bodies as they find their neibours in the West end of the County industrously and anxiously useing every endeavor to procure signatures to a petetion praying your honorable Houses to locate the seat at the Islands of Guyandotte, only 26 miles from the wester extremity of the County and at least 80 or 90 miles from the eastern line.... They are also the more urjed to this measure as they find that several of their neibours in the east allure'd by the promise of a new County; have signed the petition in favour of the Islands; which they believe is in direct oppossition to a Solemn Act of your Honorble Houses....... Your memorialists there for Respectfully Pray your Honorable Houses, will be graciously pleased to confirm the Act of your Commissioners, imployed by and under your Act as aforesaid; and who in conformety therewith, have executed their duty , to the full intent, and meaning thereof.... Never the less should your honorable Houses be of opinion that any doubt remains as to the propriety of your commissions decision; we pray you will be pleased in this case to appoint new Commissioners to examine the terrtory of our new County; a measure in our opinion absolutely necessary; to enable them to do full justice to the inhabitants thereof and your petitioners as in duty will ever pray. JC JC JC JC.... John Cooke Seign-- 6 Hi Sharon, The letters are all loaded up and ready to mail. Will do it either tomorrow (hopefully) or when I mail my bills within the next couple of days. In the meantime, here are the three letters transcribed. Hopefully I got them right. What a bounty of information in them! (I've already contacted the McDonald researchers that I could find and gave them the info on Minerva's death--second letter. Cathy NOTE: The following three letters were written by William Hinchman, (b. 29 Feb. 1768, Maryland), and sent to the family of Robert A. Clendenen, who migrated to Cass Co. Michigan in 1848. I have added paragraphs and punctuation but have left the spelling as it appeared in the letters. Jacie (Jackie) Clendenen Stork, granddaughter of Frank Leslie Clendenen, has the original letters, and has shared them with members of the Clendenen family. William Hinchman Letter: 14 March 1851 To Mary Ann Clendenen Miss Maryann Clendenon Cass County State of Michigan Dowagiac Post Office Silver Creek Logan County Virginia March the 14th 1850 My dear Grand Daughter, After my best respects to you and the family I inform you I am as well as can be expected for a man of my age. Thank the good Lord. My family is well—and family connexions is well as far as I know and I sincerely hope this little Crooked Epistle will find you well with all your Father’s family. I received a few lines from you dated Febry the 10th last past – on the 12th of March which was a satisfaction to hear you was all well and doing well and more especially as it come from a Grand daughter to think you had not forgotten your old Grandfather. You asked me to write to you which is a task for me my hand trembles so bad that I can hardley write any more. I cou’d scratch several things but John is coming to your Country and will be there as soon or before this and can give the news therefore I conclude by subscribing myself your affectionate Grandfather till death. William Hinchman To Mary Ann Clendenon NB? Give our respect to all the friends. 31 March 1851 Mrs. Amanda Clendenin Cass County Michigan Silver Creek Post Office (from) Rich Creek VA March 31st Logan County Va, March the 31st 1851 Dear Daughter, after my best respects to you and your Dear family—this will let you know that my family is enjoying a reasonable portion of health at this time but as to myself I have not been well since the midle of January last and am ?donsey? yet altho some better—I hope this will reach you and yours enjoying good Health and doing well for time and eternity— You wanted me to let you know my age and your Mother’s. I was Eighty 83 the 29th day of this month past and your Mother was 56 years, 8 months, and 14 days old when she died. She Deceas’d the 15th of January 1832— Now every letter I receive is beradeing our mountains but I first drew breath in as level a country as yours and as Agunish as yours and I have since lived in the mountains of Va, a place that gave you breath and I do not doubt in the least Virginia sounds dear to you yet, for Maryland in sweet to me now. As to other things, in the first, I am getting along as well as ever I did in Worldly matters and I thought in ?Class meeting to day I was getting along in Speritual matters, for I enjoyed myself well and was happy and I do thank the giver—We have had the warmest winter that I every new, we have not had a tracking snow and only three cold days and nights – Minerva McDonald, Wallace’s Wife died and was buried yesterday and has left three babes. Now after this direct your letters to Logan County Va Virginia, Rich Creek Post Office. We have got an office at my house called Rich Creek and Floyd is P. M. The friends was well yesterday they were generally here at Class meeting – Our County abounds with Plenty although every thing is high here. Would fill my sheet if it was not two hard for me to write, my children Craves for me to write to them but my hand trembles so much I cannot write any longer therefore I must conclude by subscribing myself your affectionate Father till Death. William Hinchman. To Amanda Clendenon. NB? Please let the friends no to send there letters to Logan County Va, Rich Creek Post Office. 7 Rich Creek Va July 21 Robert A. Clendenin Esqr Cass County Michigan Silver Creek Po— Logan County Va, July the 19th 1851 Dear son & daughter, after our best respects to you and Children this will let you know that at the present time we are in tolerable Health, thank the giver of all good for continued favors to us and I hope this will find you and family well, altho I have little reason to hope from the reports I hear that all is well, for I am told there is no doubt but Robert has the Consumption and if it is so I think it is seldom cured. I began this the 19th and this is the 20th and to morrow is mail day, therefore I am trying this morning to write but I am hardly able to set up and I am forced to make my letter short, but will tell you there is more Sickness here than ever was in one summer and there is a great many Deaths. I think the friends is all well as far as I know at this time. Ulysses gets a plenty to do. He has this spring and summer wore out one good Horse and has nearly wore out himself, he has more sick to attend to than he’s able to attend. I woud ofain write more but my situation is such at this time that I cannot. My hand trembles so I must conclude at this time— I want to hear from you how you are and how you are doing and direct your letter to Rich Creek post office, Logan County Virginia. This from William and Nancy Hinchman—to Robt. and Amanda Clendenon. 1850 Logan County Census HH Name Age Sex OCC PV POB ATND-SCH Iliterate 40 William Hinchman 82 M Farmer $3,725 MD / / Nancy Hinchman 49 F / / VA / 1 Floyd Hinchman 17 M / / VA 1 / Nancy Ann Hinchman 15 F / / VA 1 / Penelope Hinchman 13 F / / VA 1 / Risley Hinchman 12 M / / VA 1 / Patsey Hinchman 10 F / / VA / / Edney Hinchman 08 F / / VA / / William Hinchman Sr. owned four separate parcels of land. It was listed under his name in the 1851 tax list, dated 25 Oct. 1851 but the following year, dated 12 Oct. 1852 the same land is listed as "William Hinchman's Est." so he died between Oct. 1851 & Oct. 1852. The 1853 & 1854 lists start dividing the land up between Floyd & Nancy Hinchman, James H. Hinchman, James & Floyd Hinchman and James H. or N? Hinchman Children of William Hinchman and Mary Perry are: 7 i. Hannah4 Hinchman, born February 07, 1794; died May 14, 1813. 8 ii. Mary Hinchman, born Abt. 1796 in GREENBRIER CO VA; died August 19, 1797. + 9 iii. John Kaiser Hinchman, born September 03, 1797 in GREENBRIER CO VA; died May 28, 1868 in SILVERCREEK TWP CASS CO MI. 10 iv. Elizabeth Hinchman, born July 10, 1799 in MONROE CO VA; died May 18, 1829 in LOGAN CO WV. She married BENJAMIN SMITH 1822. + 11 v. William Hinchman, born December 23, 1800 in WOLF CREEK,MONROE CO VA; died October 02, 1862. + 12 vi. Hiram Hinchman, born March 02, 1803 in MONROE CO VA; died Aft. 1858 in BERRIEN CO MI. + 13 vii. Cyrus Hinchman, born April 13, 1805 in MONROE CO VA; died Aft. 1850 in BERRIEN CO MI. + 14 viii. Ulysses Hinchman MD, born April 13, 1807 in MONROE CO VA; died March 03, 1882 in LOGAN CO VA. + 15 ix. Amanda Hinchman, born April 01, 1809 in VA; died September 07, 1886 in Cass Co MI. 16 x. Male Hinchman, born April 16, 1811; died April 16, 1811. + 17 xi. Milton Hinchman, born July 27, 1812 in MONROE CO VA; died Aft. 1870 in BERRIAN CO MI. 18 xii. Sarah Hinchman, born January 06, 1816 in CABELL CO VA; died in OHIO. She married IRA CHAMBERS; born 1816; died in OHIO. + 19 xiii. James Harvey Hinchman, born January 04, 1818 in CABELL CO VA; died September 13, 1905 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 20 xiv. Mero Hinchman, born December 04, 1819 in CABELL CO VA. Children of William Hinchman and NANCY STOLLINGS are: + 21 i. Floyd4 Hinchman, born January 20, 1833 in LOGAN CO W VA; died Bef. 1870 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 22 ii. NANCY ANN HINCHMAN, born August 04, 1834 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 23 iii. PENELOPE HINCHMAN, born June 07, 1836 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 24 iv. ARRISBA HINCHMAN, born September 02, 1837 in LOGAN CO W VA. + 25 v. PATSY HINCHMAN, born September 17, 1839 in LOGAN CO WV. 26 vi. EDNA HINCHMAN, born March 13, 1841. 5. John3 Hinchman (William2, William1) was born October 22, 1773 in Dorchester Co Maryland, and died January 15, 1844 in Monroe Co VA (WV). He married (1) Sarah "Sally" Vincen December 11, 1794 in Greenbrier Co Va (WV). He married (2) Barbara "Barby" Longnacre August 08, 1821 in Greenbrier Co Va (WV). He married (3) Eva Ellis August 08, 1832 in Monroe Co Va (WV). 8 Child of John Hinchman and Sarah Vincen is: + 27 i. James4 Hinchman, born January 24, 1800; died August 28, 1883 in Rush County, Indiana. Generation No. 4 9. John Kaiser4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born September 03, 1797 in GREENBRIER CO VA, and died May 28, 1868 in SILVERCREEK TWP CASS CO MI. He married Polina White September 05, 1820 in CABELL CO VA, daughter of BENJAMIN WHITE and NANCY GOODWIN. She was born January 12, 1805 in LOGAN CO VA, and died November 26, 1872 in SILVERCREEK TWP CASS CO MI. Notes for John Kaiser Hinchman: 1830 Logan County VA Census John K Hinchman Title Hinchman, John K. Publication 5 July 1831. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Logan County. Description: 23 acres on the Guyandotte River joining Mullens and Ward. Source: Land Office Grants No. 79, 1830-1831, p. 584 (Reel 145). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. 1840 Logan County Virginia Census John K Hinchman 1843 Logan County Virginia tax list Title Hinchman, John K. Publication 29 June 1844. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Logan County. Description: 24 acres on the Spruce Fork of Cole River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 95, 1843-1844, p. 366 (Reel 161). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Title Hinchman, John K. Publication 30 June 1847. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Logan County. Description: 25 acres on the Spruce Fork of Cole River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 98, 1846-1847, p. 782 (Reel 164). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia Title Hinchman, John K. Publication 30 June 1847. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Logan County. Description: 42 acres on Philip Hager, branch of the Spruce Fork of Cole. Source: Land Office Grants No. 98, 1846-1847, p. 758 (Reel 164). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Title Hinchman, John K. Publication 30 June 1847. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Logan County. 9 Description: 50 acres on Philip Hager's branch of the Spruce Fork of Cole River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 98, 1846-1847, p. 781 (Reel 164). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Hinchman, John K. Publication 1 July 1850. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Boone County. Description: 39 acres on the Spruce Fork of Little Cole River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 103, 1850, p. 320 (Reel 169). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Hinchman, John K. Publication 1 July 1850. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Boone County. Description: 101 acres on Spruce Fork of Cole River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 103, 1850, p. 321 (Reel 169). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Sharon - This info re: Clement Hinchman is from the 1850 Federal Census of Michigan, Cass County, Silver Creek Twp. : Jno K. Hinchman age 53 Farmer b. VA Penina " 48 Clement " 28 Farmer Washington " 22 " Byron " 19 Farming Jerusha " 17 Emily " 15or 11 Wesley " 11 Cynthia " 9 Elizabeth " 7 Augusta " 1 b. in MI (Clement & Sara's child?) 1850 Silvercreek twp, Cass Co Mi Census taken Oct 10 1850 John K Hinchman m 53 b VA farmer 800 acres Pennia f 48 b VA Clenemt m 28 b VA farmer 400 acres Washington m 22 VA farmer Byron m 19 VA farmer Jerusha f 17 VA Emily f 15 VA Dedley m 11 VA Cynthia f 9 VA Elizabeth f 7 VA Augusta f 1 MI Hinchman, John K. Publication 1 October 1851. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Henchman. Note Location: Boone County. Description: 60 acres on Philip's Branch, a tributary of the Spruce Fork of Coal River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 106, 1851-1852, p. 175 (Reel 172). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Name: JOHN K HINCHMAN Land Office: KALAMAZOO Sequence #: 1 Document Number: 25435 Total Acres: 40 Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No 10 Issue Date: February 1, 1852 Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566 Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries Land Description: 1 NWNW MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP No 5 S 16 W 27 1854 Silvercreek twp, Cass Co MI John K Hinchman More About John Kaiser Hinchman: Burial: California Cemetery Notes for Polina White: 1870 Cass County Michigan Census Paulina Hinchman 67 b Va Keeping House John W Son 31 b Va Farming The Cassopolis Vigilant Nov. 26,1872 Hinchman-Died in Silvercreek, Tuesday, November 26th, of congestion of the lungs, Pelina Hinchman,aged 70 years. Deceased was born in West Virginia, and removed to Cass County in 1848, where she has since resided. She has been a member of the M.E. Church twenty two years. Has raised a family of thirteen children, Seven of whom are now living, and all but one married. Her husband died in 1868. More About Polina White: Burial: California Cemetery Children of John Hinchman and Polina White are: + 28 i. Burwell5 Hinchman, born June 24, 1821 in VA; died October 23, 1865 in Cass Co Mi. + 29 ii. Clement Hinchman, born May 04, 1822 in VA; died April 15, 1864. + 30 iii. Virginia Hinchman, born December 31, 1825 in Boone Co VA; died May 15, 1858 in Cass Co MI. + 31 iv. Nancy Hinchman, born January 12, 1826 in VA. + 32 v. William W Hinchman, born January 08, 1828 in VA; died April 13, 1906 in CASS CO MI. 33 vi. John W Hinchman, born December 12, 1828 in VA; died October 08, 1906 in BEAR LAKE TWP MI. 34 vii. Mary Hinchman, born November 04, 1829 in VA; died January 18, 1834 in VA. + 35 viii. Bryon Hinchman, born 1832 in VA. + 36 ix. Jerusha Hinchman, born August 02, 1833 in VA; died November 10, 1904 in Cass Co Mi. + 37 x. Emily Hinchman, born December 01, 1835 in Logan Co, VA; died July 26, 1928 in Dowagiac Mi. + 38 xi. Cynthia Hinchman, born March 28, 1842 in VA; died October 22, 1920 in Bear Lake, Manistee Co MI. + 39 xii. Elizabeth Hinchman, born September 17, 1843 in Boone Co WV; died March 30, 1924 in Newburg Twp., Cass Co MI. 11. William4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born December 23, 1800 in WOLF CREEK,MONROE CO VA, and died October 02, 1862. He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Symms. She was born January 11, 1801, and died July 05, 1832. He married (2) ELIZABETH HATFIELD, daughter of ADAM HATFIELD and MARY WILLIAMS. She was born November 23, 1804 in VA, and died January 08, 1857 in VA. Children of William Hinchman and Mary Symms are: 40 i. GEORGE S5 HINCHMAN, born March 26, 1827. 41 ii. ACANTHA HINCHMAN, born September 28, 1828. + 42 iii. William Hinchman, born August 01, 1830. 11 Children of William Hinchman and ELIZABETH HATFIELD are: 43 i. LEANDER H5 HINCHMAN, born January 18, 1835. 44 ii. HENRY HINCHMAN, born June 20, 1837. 45 iii. LEWIS HINCHMAN, born November 30, 1839. 46 iv. JOHN W HINCHMAN, born June 01, 1841. 47 v. ADAM HINCHMAN, born December 03, 1842. 48 vi. SUSAN EMILY HINCHMAN, born April 15, 1844. 49 vii. WESLEY HINCHMAN, born May 29, 1845. 12. Hiram4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born March 02, 1803 in MONROE CO VA, and died Aft. 1858 in BERRIEN CO MI. He married SUSANNAH RIGGINS September 14, 1825 in LOGAN CO W VA, daughter of THOMAS RIGGINS. She was born 1808 in VA, and died January 17, 1887 in BERRIEN CO MI. Children of Hiram Hinchman and SUSANNAH RIGGINS are: 50 i. EMILIA5 HINCHMAN, born 1830. 51 ii. FEMALE HINCHMAN, born 1832. 52 iii. MARY F HINCHMAN, born 1834. 53 iv. ANDREW S HINCHMAN, born 1836. 54 v. SANFORD A HINCHMAN, born 1842. 55 vi. ROSEANNA E HINCHMAN, born 1848. 13. Cyrus4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born April 13, 1805 in MONROE CO VA, and died Aft. 1850 in BERRIEN CO MI. He married REBECCA PENNELL 1830 in LOGAN CO VA, daughter of FRANCIS R PENNELL. She was born 1810 in VA, and died in BERRIEN CO MI. Children of Cyrus Hinchman and REBECCA PENNELL are: 56 i. SON5 HINCHMAN, born 1835. 57 ii. DELILA HINCHMAN, born 1837. 58 iii. MARY E HINCHMAN, born 1840. 59 iv. LINDA M HINCHMAN, born 1843. 60 v. DAUGHTER HINCHMAN, born 1845. 61 vi. SON HINCHMAN, born 1849. 14. Ulysses Hinchman4 MD (William3 Hinchman III, William2, William1) was born April 13, 1807 in MONROE CO VA, and died March 03, 1882 in LOGAN CO VA. He married REBECCA MC DONALD 1830, daughter of LEWIS MC DONALD and SALLY HARVEY. She was born 1811 in WYOMING CO VA. Children of Ulysses MD and REBECCA MC DONALD are: 62 i. LEWIS M5 HINCHMAN, born 1832. 63 ii. LORENZO HINCHMAN, born December 25, 1833. 64 iii. MARY ANN HINCHMAN, born 1836. 65 iv. RUSSELL HINCHMAN, born 1839. 66 v. SIDNEY B HINCHMAN, born 1842. 67 vi. SARAH D HINCHMAN, born 1844. 68 vii. KEZIAH V HINCHMAN, born 1846. 69 viii. JAMES G HINCHMAN, born 1849. 70 ix. JEFFERSON W HINCHMAN, born 1852. 71 x. EVANDER M HINCHMAN, born 1854. 72 xi. VICTORIA HINCHMAN, born 1858. 73 xii. VANDERBILT HINCHMAN, born March 1860. 15. Amanda4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born April 01, 1809 in VA, and died September 07, 1886 in Cass Co MI. She married Robert A Clendenin July 13, 1836 in Pike Co KY, son of Robert Clendenin and Martha Anderson. He was born November 08, 1802 in VA, and died September 14, 1851 in Cass Co MI. Notes for Robert A Clendenin: Robert A and Amanda Hinchman Clendenen are both buried at the Indian Lake Cemetery in Cass County Michigan. Children of Amanda Hinchman and Robert Clendenin are: 74 i. Mary Ann5 Clendenin, born April 24, 1828; died 1851 in Cass Co MI. + 75 ii. Oscar F Clendenin, born December 20, 1829 in Cass Co MI; died 1870 in Cass Co MI. 76 iii. William Issac Clendenin, born July 11, 1832. 77 iv. Van Buren Clendenin, born February 09, 1835. 12 78 v. John Floyd Clendenin, born April 11, 1837. He married Josephine Whipple 1874 in LaSalle Co, ILL. 79 vi. David Kemper Clendenin, born September 04, 1839; died 1841 in VA. + 80 vii. Irving Clendenin, born December 21, 1841. 81 viii. George Clendenin, born December 04, 1844. 82 ix. Martha Ann Clendenin, born April 16, 1847; died 1851 in Cass Co MI. 83 x. Sarah Jane Clendenin, born May 04, 1849; died 1851 in Cass Co MI. 17. Milton4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born July 27, 1812 in MONROE CO VA, and died Aft. 1870 in BERRIAN CO MI. He married ELIZABETH CARY 1835 in VA. She was born 1814 in VA, and died in BERRIAN CO MI. Children of Milton Hinchman and ELIZABETH CARY are: 84 i. MARY J5 HINCHMAN, born 1835 in VA. + 85 ii. Amanda Hinchman, born 1837 in VA. 86 iii. VALENCIA HINCHMAN, born 1841 in VA. 87 iv. BURWELL HINCHMAN, born 1842 in VA. 88 v. George Milton Hinchman, born 1845 in VA. 89 vi. WILLIAM HINCHMAN, born 1848 in Michigan. 90 vii. ALPHA (?ALFRED) HINCHMAN, born 1850 in Michigan. 91 viii. ALBERT HINCHMAN, born 1850 in Michigan. 92 ix. CHARLES HINCHMAN, born 1853 in Michigan. 93 x. BENJAMIN HINCHMAN, born 1857 in Michigan. 19. James Harvey4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born January 04, 1818 in CABELL CO VA, and died September 13, 1905 in LOGAN CO W VA. He married MARTHA PINE GORE 1840, daughter of JOSEPH GORE and MARTHA PINE. She was born August 25, 1823, and died April 23, 1898. Children of James Hinchman and MARTHA GORE are: 94 i. MARY ANN5 HINCHMAN, born 1842. 95 ii. JOHN JAMES WEST HINCHMAN, born 1844. 96 iii. JOSEPH WILLIAM HINCHMAN, born August 20, 1845. 97 iv. MARTHA DOLIVER HINCHMAN, born April 11, 1848. 98 v. SARAH HINCHMAN, born 1851. + 99 vi. Nancy Louise Hinchman, born September 17, 1853 in Rich Creek, W VA; died June 07, 1904 in Beckley, W VA. 100 vii. GEORGE AP REED HINCHMAN, born January 31, 1857. 20. Mero4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born December 04, 1819 in CABELL CO VA. She married LEVI GORE, son of JOSEPH GORE and MARTHA PINE. He was born 1818. Children of Mero Hinchman and LEVI GORE are: 101 i. MARGARET G5 GORE. 102 ii. JAMES G GORE. 103 iii. AMANDA GORE. 104 iv. ALMENDA GORE. 105 v. MARTHA JANE GORE. 106 vi. SARAH GORE, born 1842. 107 vii. MARY ANN GORE, born 1843. 108 viii. WILLIAM GORE, born 1846. 109 ix. JOSEPH G GORE, born 1848. 21. Floyd4 Hinchman (William3, William2, William1) was born January 20, 1833 in LOGAN CO W VA, and died Bef. 1870 in LOGAN CO W VA. He married Mary Ann Chambers, daughter of John Chambers and Nancy White. She was born 1836, and died November 07, 1860 in Guyandotte, Logan County, WV. Children of Floyd Hinchman and Mary Chambers are: 110 i. Levina5 Hinchman, born November 12, 1853. 111 ii. Sarah A Hinchman, born September 08, 1855. 22. NANCY ANN4 HINCHMAN (William3, William2, William1) was born August 04, 1834 in LOGAN CO W VA. She married JOSEPH SCAGGS March 24, 1853, son of WILLIAM SCAGGS and MARTHA. He was born 1825. Children of NANCY HINCHMAN and JOSEPH SCAGGS are: 13 112 i. ROXALENA5 SCAGGS, born 1854. 113 ii. RUSH F SCAGGS, born 1856. 114 iii. ULYSSES W SCAGGS, born 1858. 115 iv. JAMES M SCAGGS, born February 1860. 116 v. PATSY SCAGGS, born 1864. 117 vi. WILSON WILLIAM SCAGGS, born November 1871. 23. PENELOPE4 HINCHMAN (William3, William2, William1) was born June 07, 1836 in LOGAN CO W VA. She married GEORGE CLAYPOOL December 28, 1854, son of JOHN CLAYPOOL and REBECCA SHAVER. He was born 1825. Children of PENELOPE HINCHMAN and GEORGE CLAYPOOL are: 118 i. MARTHA5 CLAYPOOL, born 1857. 119 ii. JAMES M CLAYPOOL, born September 1858. 120 iii. NANCY A CLAYPOOL, born 1861. 121 iv. JOHN F CLAYPOOL, born March 1862. 122 v. REBECCA W CLAYPOOL, born 1868. 123 vi. SARAH A CLAYPOOL, born 1870. 24. ARRISBA4 HINCHMAN (William3, William2, William1) was born September 02, 1837 in LOGAN CO W VA. She married (1) THOMAS NELSON BALLARD, son of RHODES BALLARD and MARY PERRY. He died April 15, 1864 in MARTINSBURG WV. She married (2) JASPER WORKMAN, son of JOSEPH WORKMAN and ELIZABETH MC NEELY. He was born 1828. Child of ARRISBA HINCHMAN and THOMAS BALLARD is: 124 i. NANCY HELEN5 BALLARD. Children of ARRISBA HINCHMAN and JASPER WORKMAN are: 125 i. ALBERT5 WORKMAN, born 1857. 126 ii. EDWIN WORKMAN, born 1863. 25. PATSY4 HINCHMAN (William3, William2, William1) was born September 17, 1839 in LOGAN CO WV. She married JAMES LEE CHAMBERS, son of JOHN CHAMBERS and MARY WHITE. He was born 1839. Children of PATSY HINCHMAN and JAMES CHAMBERS are: 127 i. JOSEPH5 CHAMBERS, born 1859. 128 ii. JAMES W CHAMBERS, born 1861. 27. James4 Hinchman (John3, William2, William1) was born January 24, 1800, and died August 28, 1883 in Rush County, Indiana. He married Nancy Nickell April 11, 1822 in Monroe Co VA, daughter of George Nickell and Margaret Nelson. She was born September 05, 1804 in Monroe County Va, and died March 18, 1897 in Rush County, Indiana. Notes for James Hinchman: JAMES HINCHMAN was a native of Monroe County, Va., born January 24, 1800. He was the fourth in a family of eleven children born to John and Sarah (Vinson) Hinchman, the former a native of Maryland, where the Hinchmans settled during the time of the Calverts.The latter was a native of Shenandoah County, VA. At the age of fourteen, John Hinchmanremoved to Monroe County, Va., where he married Sarah Vinson, where they continued to reside until their deaths. James Hinchman was reared amid the scenes incident to farm life, and owing to his limited educational advantages was not enabled to attend school more than a year and a half during his youth. But in after life, byself- application, he obtained a fair English education. On April 11, 1822, he chose for a life companion Nancy Nickell, daughter of George and Margaret (Nelson) Nickell, natives of Monroe County, Va., where Mrs. Hinchman was born, September 5, 1804. At the time of hismarriage Mr. Hinchman received $250 from his father, and with this money he resolved to seek a home in the west. He accordingly started for Indiana on horseback, and finally purchased 160 acres of land in Section 14, Union Township, Rush County, Indiana, and returned for his young wife. They put what few cooking utensils they had into a two-horse wagon and started overland to their far-off home in the western wilderness. Arriving here November 14, 1822, they moved into a rude log cabin, which had been erected on one of his eighty-acre tracts. Soon afterward he built a more substantial house, in which he lived happily for many years. When he arrived here he had some fears as to whether or not he would succeed, but he went to work with a will and his first crop of corn averaged him ninety bushels to the acre. This assured him of success, and here solved to make Rush County his future home. The family circle was blessed with fourteen children, viz.: George N., John T., Andrew, William N., Joseph V., James R., Carey, Alvin B., Jesse G., Sarah, Robert N., Amos C., Margaret and Nancy, of whom George N., John T., Joseph V., James R., Sarah H., Margaret, Alvin B., Carey, Amos C., Nancy, Jesse G., and Robert N. are still living. Mr. Hinchman began life a poor man, and after paying the expense of his trip to this county he found he had only $10 left, which he expendedin provisions for the winter. He was very successful in his chosen occupation, and at one time owned over 1,000 acres of land in Rush County, besides 2,200 acres in Missouri and Iowa. He was liberal with hischildren, assisting them to get homes, and was a public-spirited man, encouraging, with time and money, railroads, canals, or any other improvement for the benefit of the public. Politically, he was a Republican, and in 1844was elected to the Indiana Legislature, which position he held two terms. He was Probate Judge of Rush County for three years, and held the office of County Commissioner two years. He was a firm friend of the schools, and advocated the employment of the best teachers. On August 28,1883, he passed away a time honored pioneer and citizen. He had been a member of the Christian Church since its organization in this county. His life companion still survives him, and is in remarkable good health for one of her age - eighty-three years. 14 Children of James Hinchman and Nancy Nickell are: 129 i. George N5 Hinchman. + 130 ii. John T Hinchman, born April 21, 1825 in Rush County, Indiana. 131 iii. Andrew Hinchman. 132 iv. William N Hinchman. 133 v. Joseph V Hinchman, born May 13, 1831 in Rush County, Indiana. He married Nancy L Fish September 27, 1859 in Moundsville, VA; born November 13, 1833. Notes for Joseph V Hinchman: Progressive Men of Iowa [p.147] PROGRESSIVE MEN OF IOWA. page 404 Hinchman, Joseph V.,the leading banker of Glenwood, Mills county, was born May 13, 1831, in Rush county, Ind. He comes of English ancestry on his father's side and English and Irish on his mother's side. The father was James Hinchman, born in Monroe county, Va., in 1800, and settled in Rush county, Ind., in 1822, where he lived until his death, in August, 1882. He was a farmer, who was successful in life, and with his wife brought up thirteen children–ten boys and three girls. His wife was Nancy Nickel, born in 1804 and died March 18, 1897, aged 92 years and 6 months. She had lived and kept house on the same farm seventy-four years. At a family reunion, held at the old family homestead, September 4, 1880, the parents and children were all present, the children all being heads of families; sixty-seven children and grandchildren were present, and neighbors and friends to the number of 400. Joseph V. Hinchman lived on the farm until he was 21 years old, and received a common school education. He had no professional or business training until he went into business for himself. Teaching school at $20 a month, and boarding himself, was his first employment after leaving the farm. He came to Glenwood October 13, 1854, and opened the first drug store in the county, a business which he carried on for twenty-five years, and sold out in 1879. This was his first business venture, and it was started at a time when $1.50 to $2 a day was a very satisfactory profit for the store. In 1869 he started a private bank in connection with the store, but sold it out in 1871, and helped organize the Mills County National bank, of which he was that year elected president, an office which he held for ten years. In 1882 he sold his interest in the National bank and established the Bank of J. V. Hinchman in Glenwood, of which he is still the proprietor. Here is a case where success has been achieved by steady, hard work and economy, and without any element of speculation. He started with a capital of $1,500, a portion of which was used in entering land in Polk and Mills counties, the remainder employed in his drug store. This has grown until now Mr. Hinchman is rated at $300,000 above all debts. He never mortgaged a piece of property in his life. While accumulating this fortune he has been generous and has, within the past six years, given away to various churches and colleges $30,000; $25000 to Des Moines college–the Baptist institution. Mr. Hinchman's has been a purely business life. He has devoted himself with remarkable singleness of purpose to achieving success in a financial way, and by honest dealing, promptness in meeting obligations, economy and industry, and attention to details, small as well as large, he has achieved great success. Like many other strong, successful men, he has no partners [p.404] and no low-priced clerks or employes. He was a member of the whig party, and has always been a republican. As his generous gift indicates, he belongs to the Baptist church, and has for thirty-three years. Mr. Hinchman was married to Nancy L. Fish in Moundsville, Va., September 27, 1859. They have had only one child, who died in infancy. Mrs. Hinchman was born November 13, 1833, and is still living. 134 vi. James R Hinchman. 135 vii. Carey Hinchman. 136 viii. Alvin B Hinchman. 137 ix. Jesse G Hinchman. 138 x. Sarah Hinchman. + 139 xi. Robert N Hinchman, born February 09, 1843 in Rush County, Indiana. 140 xii. Amos C Hinchman. 141 xiii. Margaret Hinchman. 142 xiv. Nancy Hinchman. Generation No. 5 28. Burwell5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born June 24, 1821 in VA, and died October 23, 1865 in Cass Co Mi. He married Emilia "Millie" Hunter July 25, 1850, daughter of Samuel Hunter and Martha Feazel. She was born Abt. 1833 in VA. Notes for Burwell Hinchman: 15 Name: Burwell S Hinchman Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: 1821 Birth Place: Virginia Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 6, Boone, Virginia Page: 20 Roll: M432_936 Emilia 17 f b VA Civil War Service Records Burwell Hinchman In Michigan Name: Burwell Hinchman Company: K Unit: 11 Michigan Cavalry. Rank - Induction: Sergeant Rank - Discharge: Sergeant Allegiance: Union Name: Burwell Hinchman , Enlistment Date: 02 September 1863 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE State Served: Michigan Unit Numbers: 1068 1068 Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 02 September 1863 at the age of 20 Enlisted in Company K, 11th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 09 September 1863. Discharged Company K, 11th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 29 May 1865 in Lexington, KY Civil War Pension Index Burwell Hinchman In Michigan Burwell Hinchman Mary O. Hinchman Michigan 3114 Widow, Hinchman, Mary O. Company K, 11 Mich. Cav. 1865/June 19 App # 73115 Cert, # 111820 1916/Sept 25 Widow App # 1081216 Cert # 824745 Mich. Burwell S died age 45. He is buried along with three children in the California Cemetery. There is no listing in this cemetery for his wife. To get to this cemetery you proceed from Dowagiac on what is know as the Middle Crossing road about one mile, turn west about 1/2 mile to what is known as the Monamy farm. The cemetery lies back in a field, several rods from the road., not readily seen from the highway and is not in good condition. A Arlynn G. Gantz, P O Box 535, DeWitt, Mi 48820, went to this Cemetery and took some pictures for me in May of 1988. He wrote and told me that the neighbor who lived closest to the California cemetery, did not know there was a cemetery back in the woods behind his farm. He took pictures of Wiley S and Virginia Hinchman Woods, and Amanda Woods stones for me. He did not say if there were other stones in the woods or not. John K and Peninnah Hinchman and five of their children are also buried there, as well as Clement Hinchman's wife Sarah Ann. Hi Sharon, I just received a letter today from my cousin Lyman Bybee. He says in his letter that he was cleaning out the garage in his parents old house and found an 1850 Bible in a utility cabinet. His daughter lives in the house now but luckily he found it before she cleaned out the garage. He says the Bible was in such bad condition that he knows she would have probably tossed it without looking through it because it was in such bad condition. Now to the GOOD stuff! This is what he found. Burwell Hinchman was born June 24, 1821 Henry Clay Hinchman was born May 23, 1853 William Washington Hinchman was born Sept. 2, 1855 Ella Hinchman was born March 26, 1858 Robert Everrett Hinchman was born May 16, 1860 (looks to me like the middle name is Evenett) Burwell Hinchman & Emilia Hunter was married July 25, 1850 He sent me a copy of the page, which I will copy and send to you. It looks to me like this is quite a find considering I just did a search for this family and nobody has very much on them. Cathy Children of Burwell Hinchman and Emilia Hunter are: 143 i. Henry Clay6 Hinchman, born May 23, 1853; died October 13, 1865 in Cass Co MI. Notes for Henry Clay Hinchman: Henry died at 12 years old. Is buried in the California Cemetery. 16 144 ii. William Washington Hinchman, born September 02, 1855. 145 iii. Ella Hinchman, born March 26, 1858. 146 iv. Robert Everrett Hinchman, born May 16, 1860; died September 13, 1864 in Cass Co MI. Notes for Robert Everrett Hinchman: Robert died at age 4 years and 5 months. He is buried at the California Cemetery. 147 v. Mary Hinchman, born 1863; died November 13, 1865 in Cass Co MI. Notes for Mary Hinchman: Mary died at age 2 years old. Is buried at the California Cemetery. 29. Clement5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born May 04, 1822 in VA, and died April 15, 1864. He married Sarah Ann Safford January 01, 1848 in Berrien Co MI, daughter of Joseph Stafford and Eunice Groat. She was born August 13, 1828 in Ontario, Canada, and died April 15, 1851 in Cass County, Michigan. Notes for Clement Hinchman: Michigan Berrien County Hinchman Safford, Clement Sarah Ann Spouse: Hinchman, Clement Safford, Sarah Ann Marriage Date: 06 Jan 1848 HINCHMAN, CLEMENT State: KS Year: 1859 County: Woodson County Record Type: Township: Neosho Falls Twp Page: 008 Database: KS 1859 State Census Index Notes for Sarah Ann Safford: Sharon - Thought I sent a message (info follows) in reply to your query on Gen-Forum. I don't think I've sent this to you before. Sarah Stafford Hinchman was the d. of Joseph Stafford and Eunice Groat. Sarah, b. in Ontario (birth date calc. via Calif. Cem. recording - had figured her birth to be 13 Aug 1828), in Ontario, Canada. I just checked the info on the MI State Library letter of 1 May 1975, which says Sarah Ann, wf. Clement d. April 15 1851, ae 22y 8m 2d. In my Gt. Gdfather's 1906 Diary ( in the back ) is written: Augusta Miller 43 Hamlin, Detroit, MI; at the time I 'assumed' that was his niece, Augusta Hinchman-m. a Miller. Have not known her husband's first name till I read your query on Gen-Forum. It was also through my Gt. Gdfather's (Charles Stafford, son of Joseph) Diary that I found out he had a sister, Mary, whose grave he mentioned visiting in Erie PA, and a sister, Sarah, whose grave he'd visited in the Old California Burying Ground (CA Cem). He had a brother older and one young than him. I don't know of any other siblings. My Father knew approx. where the Cem was; we stopped at the Momeny's and they told us how to walk there, as it's back off the road (this was c 1975). The cem. , very old, had been a place to party, for young people, many of the stones were down, grass high, 6" trees growing all over it, and extremely mosquito-ee. Needless to say we did not look around or stay long! Is George Miller, or the Hinchman's your relation? Hope info is informative, Sharon. -E More About Sarah Ann Safford: Burial: California Cemetery Child of Clement Hinchman and Sarah Safford is: 148 i. Augusta E6 Hinchman, born Abt. 1849. She married George Miller July 18, 1876 in Berrien Co MI. 30. Virginia5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born December 31, 1825 in Boone Co VA, and died May 15, 1858 in Cass Co MI. She married Wiley S Woods 1846, son of James Wood and Mary Halstead. He was born September 1821 in VA, and died April 15, 1864 in Cass Co MI. More About Virginia Hinchman: Burial: California Cemetery, Cass county, Michigan Notes for Wiley S Woods: Wiley and Virginia Hinchman Woods are my gg grandparents. 17 Wiley S Woods born Sept. 1821 in Virginia. Died April 15,1864 in Cass County Michigan. In the 1840's Wiley Woods used to pick up, haul and deliver merchandise from Baltimore, with a wagon train made up of 6 to 12 teams of horses. He hauled loads both ways, one way to Baltimore with goods and produce to exchange for commodities that could not be had in the country. The wagons would be started and Wiley Woods would follow on horseback to take care of the caravan and exchange the country products when they reached the market. 1843 Logan County W VA tax list, Wiley Wood, with 1 wooden Clock. Roll of Company "C" First Regiment Kentucky, Mounted Volunteers, Mexican War. May 25 1846, W.S.Wood, Rank Private, Mustered in on June 9 1846, in Louisville, KY for 1 year. W.S.Wood was a prisoner of war from January 1847. He was mustered out in June 8,1847 in New Orleans, LA. Wiley S Woods married Virginia Hinchman in ca 1847, and along with her parents and other members of the family, came by wagon train. Wiley Woods was the Wagon Master. 1850 Cass County, Silvercreek twp., Mi census, shows Wiley Woods from VA, a farmer, with wife Virginia, and two daughters, Lucinda J age 3, (I don't know why she was listed as Lucinda, her name was Penniah Jane}, and Sarah C age 6/12. 1860 Cass Co MI census, W.S. Woods, age 39, farmer, worth $800.00, and 100 acres of land, with daughter, Jane age 13, son John B. age 4, and James age 2. Sarah Woods, age 9, is shown in household of Ebenozor Copley. April 15,1864, Wiley S Woods died at age 43 years, 7 months and 19 days old. Wiley and his wife Virginia are buried in the California Cemetery, in Silvercreek twp., Cass Co., MI. April 25,1855 John K Hinchman and wife Peninah gave to daughter Virginia Woods 80 Acres in section 22 of Silvercreek twp. Silas Ireland sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres in section 23, Silvercreek, twp. William Hartzell sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres of land in section 23, Silvercreek twp. Wiley S Wood and Virginia sold before 1858, 80 Acres of land in section 23 to John Stark, Silvercreek, twp. Feb 8 1864, Wiley S Wood sold 80 Acres of land section 23 in Silvercreek, twp. to Patrick Moran. Wiley S Woods and his brother-in-law Clement Hinchman both died on the sane day, April 15, 1864. Their children Amanda Hinchman, Penniah Jane Woods, Sarah C Woods, John Burl Woods and James S Woods are all on probate records together in Cass County, Michigan. William Hinchman and Thomas Easton, both brother-in-laws of Wiley were appointed Guardians of all the children. HOWARD TOWNSHIP - 1850, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN Woods, John 45 Ireland Woods, Mary 45 Ireland Woods, Thomas 15 Ireland Woods, Michael 13 Pennsylvania Woods, Joanna 9 Pennsylvania Woods, Catherine 7 Pennsylvania Woods, William 3 Pennsylvania Woods, Thomas 70 Ireland . More About Wiley S Woods: Burial: California Cemetery, Cass county, Michigan Children of Virginia Hinchman and Wiley Woods are: + 149 i. Penniah Jane6 Woods, born 1848 in Cass Co Mi. + 150 ii. Sarah Catherine Woods, born January 13, 1849 in CASS CO MI; died 1935 in STILLWATER OK. + 151 iii. John Burl Woods, born March 24, 1856 in Cass Co MI; died September 17, 1930 in Kalamazoo,MI. 152 iv. Amanda Woods, born 1858. + 153 v. James S Woods, born 1858 in Silvercreek TWP, Cass Co MI; died May 27, 1906 in Cass Co MI. 31. Nancy5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born January 12, 1826 in VA. She met (1) William Averal. He was born in Kentucky. She married (2) Alexander Tacy. He was born September 1833 in Michigan. Notes for Nancy Hinchman: 1860 Cass County, Michigan Name: NANCY* AVREL 34 b VA State: MI County: Cass County Township: Silver Creek Township Year: 1860 Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Page: 071 Database: MI 1860 Federal Census Index Thomas 7 m b VA Morgan 4 m b VA John W Hinchman 21 m farm laborer b VA 1880 Berrien County Michigan Census Name: Nancy Averel 18 Age: 53 Estimated birth year: <1827> Birthplace: Virginia Occupation: Keeping House Relationship to head-of-household: Self Home in 1880: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan Marital status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female Father's birthplace: VA Mother's birthplace: VA Morgan son w m 25 farmer b Va f b Ky m b VA Notes for William Averal: Name: William H Averill , Enlistment Date: 08 June 1864 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Kentucky Unit Numbers: 3712 3712 Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 08 June 1864 Enlisted in Company Keenon's, 36th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 08 June 1864. Mustered out Company Keenon's, 36th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 18 June 1864 Notes for Alexander Tacy: 1870 United States Federal Census Name: Alexander Tacy Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Age in 1870: 36 Birthplace: Michigan Home in 1870: Wayne, Cass, Michigan Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Dowagiac Minerva J 32 f w b MI Mary 2 f w b MI Hunter, Ellen 22 f w b MI 1900 United States Federal Census Name: Alexander Tacy Home in 1900: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan Age: 66 Estimated birth year: 1834 farmer Birthplace: Michigan f b OH m b OH Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Nancy wife f w keeping house june 1826 74 b VA f b VA m b VA Children of Nancy Hinchman and William Averal are: + 154 i. Jefferson6 Averal, born 1847 in Vermont. 155 ii. Thomas Averal, born Abt. 1853 in Virginia. 156 iii. Morgan Averal, born Abt. 1855 in Virginia. 32. William W5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born January 08, 1828 in VA, and died April 13, 1906 in CASS CO MI. He married Mary Ann Nye. Children of William Hinchman and Mary Nye are: 157 i. Warren S6 Hinchman, born 1848. 158 ii. William Hinchman, born Abt. 1856. 159 iii. Wilbert Hinchman, born 1857. 160 iv. Male Hinchman, born 1863. 35. Bryon5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1832 in VA. He married Lucy. She was born Abt. 1837 in Michigan. 19 Notes for Bryon Hinchman: 1860 Silvercreek twp., Cass County Michigan Census Hinchman Bryon 28 m farmer b Va Lucy 23 f b Mi Nancy 6 f b MI Lorri 3 f b Mi Charles 1 m b MI Children of Bryon Hinchman and Lucy are: 161 i. Nancy6 Hinchman, born Abt. 1854 in Michigan. 162 ii. Lorri Hinchman, born Abt. 1857 in Michigan. 163 iii. Charles Hinchman, born Abt. 1859 in Michigan. 36. Jerusha5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born August 02, 1833 in VA, and died November 10, 1904 in Cass Co Mi. She married David R Veach, son of Ed Veach and Lucretea. He was born Abt. 1833 in Ohio. Notes for David R Veach: 1860 Silvercreel twp., Cass County Michigan Census Veach David 27 m farmer b Ohio Jerusha 26 f b Va Alfred Allen 5 m b Mi Eli 3 m b Mi William 16 m b Mi Catherine Hinchman 29 f b Ohio Ellen 10 f b Mi George 7 m b Mi William 5 m b MI Eliza 1 f b Kansas Territory 1870 United States Federal Census David Veach In Michigan Name Age in 1870 Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Gender View Census David R Veach 37 1832 Ohio White Hamilton, Van Buren, MI Male Jerusha wife 36 1834 VA white keeping house Eli male 12 1858 MI Mi white John male 9 1861 MI White Warren male 6 1864 MI White Frank male 2 1868 MI White Olive female 2/12 April 1870 Mi White 1880 United States Federal Census David Veach In Michigan Name Age in 1880 Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation to head-of-house Marital Status Race Gender Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Census Image Save This? David VEACH 48 <1832> Ohio Self Married White Male Heath, Allegan, MI Jerusha wife 47 Va John E son 19 MI Warren son 16 Mi Hiram son 14 Mi Bengie son 13 Mi Olive Dau. 10 Mi Cynthia Dau. 5 Mi Children of Jerusha Hinchman and David Veach are: 164 i. Eli6 Veach, born 1858. 165 ii. John Veach, born 1861. 166 iii. Warren Veach, born 1864. 20 167 iv. Hiram Veach, born 1866. 168 v. Bengie Veach, born 1867. 169 vi. Frank Veach, born 1868. 170 vii. Olive Veach, born April 1870. 171 viii. Cynthia Veach, born 1875. 37. Emily5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born December 01, 1835 in Logan Co, VA, and died July 26, 1928 in Dowagiac Mi. She married Thomas Easton February 02, 1853 in Cass Co Mi, son of Thomas Easton and Catherine King. He was born November 26, 1826 in Lexington KY, and died October 20, 1902 in Dowagiac Mi. Notes for Emily Hinchman: 1920 Cass County Census House # 248 Easton, Emily Age: 84 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Virginia Roll: T625_756 Race: White Page: 9B Allen, Jennie M daughter f w age 63 Lybrook, Louis C lodger m w age 63 farmer State: Michigan ED: 118 County: Cass Image: 0827 Township: Pokagon Notes for Thomas Easton: 1860 Cass County Michigan Census Name: Thomas Easton Age in 1860: 33 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Silver Creek, Cass, Michigan Gender: Male Head of Household: Thomas Easton Household Post Office: Dowagiac Emily 25 f VA William 7 m MI Jane 4 f MI Mandwills 1 m MI 1870 United States Federal Census Thomas Easton In Michigan Name Age in 1870 Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Gender View Census Thomas Easton 43 1826 Kentucky White Silver Creek, Cass, MI Male Emily 34 Va William son 16 Jane Dau. 14 James son 11 Eddie son 9 Hinchman, Augusta niece 20 1880 United States Federal Census Thomas Easton In Michigan Name Age in 1880 Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation to head-of-house Marital Status Race Gender Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Census Thomas EASTON 53 <1827> Kentucky Self Married White Male Silver Creek, Cass, MI Emily wife 44 Allen, Jennie dau 24 Mandwills son 21 Eddie W son 19 <> William W. EASTON, b. 1853 Author: Dorothy Snyder Date: 24 Dec 2001 4:22 PM GMT Surnames: Easton, Hinchman, Allen, Johnson, Beckwith Classification: Biography 21 Post Reply | Mark Unread Report Abuse Print Message Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, 1893 pp. 620-621 William W. EASTON, M.D., a practicing physician and surgeon of Sowagiac, was born four miles from this city, in Silver Creek Township, October 3, 1853. His father was one of the early settlers of this section of Michigan. While his paternal grandfather, Thomas Easton, was a native of Kentucky. His great-grandfather, also named Thomas Easton, served with valor during the entire period of the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the close of the conflict came to Kentucky, having formerly been a resident of Virginia. Grandfather Easton was a child of about ten years when he accompanied his parents to Michigan, and with them settled in Berrien Township, Berrien County, remaining there until his death, in 1867. The father of our subject, Thomas Easton, was born near Bowling Green, Ky., on the 26th of November, 1826, and grew to manhood in Berrien County. In 1850 he chose as the site of his future home an unimproved tract of land in Silver Creek Township, in the midst of the woods and far removed from other pioneer settlers. In that township he married Miss Emily, daughter of John K. Hinchman, a native of West Virginia, who came from Logan Court House to Michigan about 1850. The young couple commenced housekeeping upon the eighty-acre farm which Mr. Easton had purchased, and by their industry and energy they added to their property from time to time until their landed possessions aggregated two hundred acres through his own unaided efforts. In 1888 he removed thence to Dowagiac, where he and his wife have since made their home. The parents of our subject have had a family of four children: Dr. W.W., of this sketch; Mrs. Jennie M. Allen, who resides in Dowagiac; J.M., who is in Chicago; and E. W., a resident of Dowagiac. Politically, the father was a Democrat until the second term of President Lincoln, when his opinions underwent a radical change, and he has since that time affiliated with the Republicans. Our subject was reared in the parental home and enjoyed exceptional educational advantages. After having attended a course of study in the schools of Niles, he entered the University of Notre Dame, at South Bend, Ind., and procecuted his studies there with diligence and success. His literary studies concluded, our subject entered the office of Clendenin & Whitehall, at Niles, and commenced the study of medicine under their preceptorship. Later he entered the Bennett Medical College at Chicago, and was graduated from that institution ont he 24th of June, 1877. He remained in Chicago for two and one-half years after graduating, and then returned to Dowagiac, where he has since conducted a general practice. In November, 1879, he married Miss Alma A. Johnson, who was born in Gottenburg, Sweden, and she accompanied an uncle and aunt to America, settling with them in Chicago. The union of Dr. and Mrs. Easton has been blessed by the birth of two children, William T. and Mabel. And every public-spirited citizen should do, the Doctor takes an active interest in politics, and is an outspoken Republican, advocating the views of that party with all the enthusiasm of his nature. In 1888 he was chosen delegate to the State convention, and he has served in other positions of honor and trust. Socially, he is identified with the Royal Arch Masons, the Knights of the Maccabees, the Knights of Pythias and the Legion of Honor, and is examining physician for the Order of the Maccabees and Legion of Honor, also for the Masonic Mutual of Grand Rapids. He is a successful general practitioner of the eclectic system of medicine, and has an extensive practice both in Dowagiac and throughout the surrounding country. His home is one of the most beautiful in the city, being the residence formerly occupied by the late P.D. Beckwith. Children of Emily Hinchman and Thomas Easton are: + 172 i. William W6 Easton, born October 03, 1853 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died July 14, 1910 in Dowagiac Mi. 173 ii. Jennie M Easton, born January 23, 1856 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died January 28, 1934 in Dowagiac Mi. She married William J Allen December 26, 1876 in Dowagiac MI; died Bef. 1900 in Dowagiac Mi. 174 iii. James Mandwills Easton, born November 26, 1859 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died February 23, 1922 in Detroit, Wayne Co MI. He married Thelma Kelsey 1902; born in Alma, Gratiot, MI. + 175 iv. Edward "Eddy" W Easton, born February 17, 1861 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died May 07, 1941 in Dowagiac Mi. 38. Cynthia5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 28, 1842 in VA, and died October 22, 1920 in Bear Lake, Manistee Co MI. She married George Samuel Collingwood August 21, 1864 in Cass Co MI, son of William Collingwood and Ann. He was born April 18, 1841 in Scotter, Lincolnshire, England, and died Aft. 1920 in Bear Lake, Manistee Co MI. Notes for George Samuel Collingwood: Samuel George Collingwood christened April 18 1842 at Scotter Lincoln UK. Father William Collingwood, mother listed as Mary. Later on in years Samuel started going as George Collingwood. Samuel G Collingwood, age 23, from Fabius twp., St Joseph County,MI. and Cynthia M Hinchman, age 22, Silvercreek twp., Cass County, MI. were married August 21 1864 in Cass County, Silvercreek twp., Michigan by Jacob Stroub, Minister of the Gospel. Witnessed by Allen H Munson ans Mary Munson of Silvercreek twp., Cass County Michigan. 1870 Silvercreek Twp., Cass Co Mi census, George Collingwood, age 27, Born England, with wife Cynthia, age 27 from Virginia, Farmer with land valued at $225.00, Personal estate valued at $1000.00, Son George S. age 5 born in MI. Thomas Averal, age 17, born VA, living with them as a farm labor. He was a son of Wm Averal and Nancy Hinchman Averal. 1920 United States Federal Census George Collingwood In Michigan Name Age in 1920 Estimated 22 Birth Year Birthplace Race Home in 1920 (City,County,State) Collingwood, George s 77 1842 England White Bear Lake, Manistee, Michigan Cynthia M Wife 77 Children of Cynthia Hinchman and George Collingwood are: 176 i. Laura A6 Collingwood, born in Cass Co MI. Notes for Laura A Collingwood: Laura died at 2 weeks old, buried in the California Cemetery, Silvercreek Twp., Cass Co MI 177 ii. Lennaro A Collingwood, born in Cass Co Mi. Notes for Lennaro A Collingwood: Lennaro died at age 12, is buried in the California Cemetery, Silvercreek twp., Cass Co MI 178 iii. Sandra S Collingwood, born in Cass Co Mi. Notes for Sandra S Collingwood: Sandra died at 14 days old of Diptheria 179 iv. George S Collingwood, born 1865 in Cass Co Mi. 180 v. Loren Collingwood, born 1866 in Cass Co Mi. He married Mattie Stineman 1886; died in Bear Lake, Manistee Co MI. + 181 vi. Bertie Laytin Collingwood, born March 04, 1878 in Quincy, MI. 39. Elizabeth5 Hinchman (John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born September 17, 1843 in Boone Co WV, and died March 30, 1924 in Newburg Twp., Cass Co MI. She married Isaac Pound March 1862 in Cass Co Mi, son of Thomas Pound and Sally Smith. He was born September 22, 1837 in Ontario Co NY, and died February 15, 1923 in Newburg Twp, Cass Co MI. Notes for Elizabeth Hinchman: Isaac and Elizabeth Hinchman Pound raised John Burl Woods after his parents Wiley S. and Virginia Hinchman Woods died. John Burl Woods was on the 1870 Newburg TWP, Cass County, MI census, in Isaac and Elizabeth's household. NEWBURG TWP, CASS CO MICHIGAN Mrs Isaac Pound Elizabeth Hinchman Pound, daughter of J.K. and Panena Hinchman , was born in Boone County West Virginia on Sept. 17,1843, and came with her parents to Cass County Michigan. She was united in marriage to Isaac S Pound in March of 1862, and together they lived together in Newburg township until his death on Feb. 1923. Since which time she has continued to live in the old home until her death on Sunday, March 30, 1924, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 13 days. She is survived by two sons, Fred J. of Marcellus and Aurther W., who resides on the old farm. Also three daughters, Ella, wife of Fred Timm, Carrie wife of Thomas Barks, Jennie, widow of William Butler. Two children proceded her in death, one son who died in infancy and Eva, wife of Andrew Poe, who proceded her in death about eight months. She is survived by 23 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. She became a member of the Baptist church as a young woman, and was always a faithful Christian. For the last 13 years she has been an invalid, nearly helpless, but under it all maintained a cheerful disposition to the end knowing that her reward in the promised land was sure. Funeral services were held at Poe's 23 church in Newburg township on Tuesday afternoon, April 1st. Rev. J W. Springsteen officiating and was attended by a large gathering of relatives and neighbors who gave testimony of her value to the community,many bringing floral tributes, after which the body was tenderly laid at rest beside her husband in the nearby cemetery. Source Guy D Pound More About Elizabeth Hinchman: Burial: Poe Cemetery, Cass County, Mi Notes for Isaac Pound: 1880 United States Federal Census has 1 match for: Isaac Pound In Michigan Isaac POUND 42 <1838> New York Self Married White Male Newburg, Cass, MI Elizabeth Wife 34 b VA Ella dau. 16 b MI Fred son 14 b MI Eva dau. 12 b MI Carrie dau. 10 b MI Arthur son 6 b MI Jenny dau. 4 b MI Brusie Sage w Male age 46 Farm Labor 1920 Cass County Census House # 71 Pound, Isaac S Age: 83 Year: 1920 Birthplace: New York Roll: T625_756 Race: White Page: 3B Elizabeth H, Wife, f, w, age 77 b VA Spaulding, Lucy , servent, f, w, age 77 b Maryland State: Michigan ED: 133 County: Cass Image: 1069 Township: Newberg Civil War Pension Index Isaac S. Pound View Image Online Images Online #: 1575 State Filed: Michigan Widow: Elizabeth H. Pound Relative: Minor: Comments: ISAAC POUND DIED THURSDAY Was Pioneer of Newburg Township and Civil War Veteran Isaac S Pound was born in Ontario Co., NY, Sept 22 1836. He died at his home in Newburg township, Feb. 15,1923, aged 86 years,4 months and 23 days. In the fall of 1844, when eight years old, he with his parents moved to Michigan from Ontario, NY, locating in Newburg township, Cass County, where he has since lived, except about four years that he lived at Decatur, MI, and about 11 months spent in the service of his country during the Rebellion. He was married to Miss, Elizabeth Hinchman of Silvercreek township, Cass Co MI. in March 1862. In August 1864, the deceased answered 24 his country's call for soldiers. He enlisted in the 14th Michigan Battery of Light Artillery and served until the close of the Rebellion. He was honorably discharged in July 1865. The deceased became a charter member of W.J. May Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, located at Jones, Mi., July 24, 1882. He is only survived by one charter member, Comrade, Samuel P. King. The deceased was raised by Christian parents and gave his heart to God about seven years ago, and was baptized by the Rev. James Springsteen, since which time he has been a firm believer in Christ and died in the triumph of living faith. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Pound was blessed with seven children, all surviving him except one boy, Edward, who died in infancy. They are Ella, wife of Fred J. Timm, Fred Pound of Marcellus, Eva, wife of Andrew J. Poe, Carrie, wife of Thomas G. Barks, Arther J. Pound of Newburg, Jennie, wife of Wm. Butler, Joseph W. Pound, both of Cass County. The deceased was a devoted husband, an indulgent father, a loving grand parent and an honorable and Loyal defender of his country. He was a good citizen and neighbor, an honest man, the noblest work of God. He leaves to mourn their loss, a devoted wife, six children, twenty four grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, and a host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Poes Church in Newburg township on Sunday the 18th inst., conducted by Rev. J.W.Springsteen, assisted by the M.P. Choir of Corey and attended by a congregation of relatives and friends of the family that filled the house, thus testifying to their high esteem of the deceased and their sympathy for the aged companion who has faithfully toiled with him to the end. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Source Guy D Pound -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cass County Michigan Biographies From The History of Cass County by Glover ISAAC S. POUND POUND,SMITH,HINCHMAN,WHITE,POE,TIMM,BARKS,BUTLER Isaac S. Pound is one of the leading old settlers of Cass county and a veteran of the Civil war. Coming to southern Michigan at an early day he has assisted in making the county what it is, the labors of the early settlers winning for it a place among the leading counties of this great commonwealth. His mind bears the impress of the early historic annals of southern Michigan and he can relate many interesting incidents of the early days when the land was largely unimproved and the work of development had been scarcely begun. He was born in Ontario county, New York, September 22, 1837, and is of English lineage. His paternal great-grandparents came from England, settling in New Jersey. The greatgrandfather, Thomas Pound, served as a soldier of the Revolutionary war, becoming aide-de-camp on the staff of General Washington and acting for a part of the time as staff quartermaster. He had three sons, Thomas, Isaac and John. The second was the grandfather of our subject and he, too, manifested his loyalty to his country by serving in the war of 1812 as a private. The family record is notable because of the industry, integrity and high principles of its representatives. There has never been a drunkard, a pauper nor a criminal among the Pounds and such a record is one of which any man might well be proud. Thomas Pound, father of our subject, was a native of Orange county, New York, in which locality he was reared and educated. He married in that county to Miss Sallie Smith, also a native of that county and a daughter of Isaac Smith, who likewise served as a private in the war of 1812. He was supposed to have been of Irish lineage. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pound removed to Chemung county, New York, and afterward became residents of Ontario county, that state, where they resided until 1844. Hoping to enjoy better opportunities in the west they then started for Michigan and as this was before the era of railroad transportation, they traveled by wagon, making their way direct to Newberg township, Cass county, where Mr. Pound had secured one hundred and sixty acres of land. The tract was entirely wild and uncultivated, not an improvement having been made on the place. He first built a log house about sixteen by twenty-four feet and then began to clear the land, performing the arduous task of cutting away the timber, taking out the stumps and preparing the fields for the plow,. In due course of time, however, his land was placed under cultivation and brought forth rich harvests. He was a hard working man, energetic and enterprising, and was regarded as one of the leading and representative early citizens of his community. His political allegiance was given to the Whig party until the organization of the Republican party, when he joined its ranks and continued one of its supporters until his death. He served as highway 25 commissioner and acted as a member of the grand jury that held a session in 1856. His religious faith was indicated by his membership and loyalty to the Protestant Methodist church. He died upon the old homestead November 26, 1923,and was for some years survived by his wife, who reached the advance age of eighty-three years. In their family were eight children, seven sons and a daughter, of which number five reached adult age, while four are still living. Isaac S. Pound, the second child and the first born son of this marriage, was a lad of seven summers when brought by his parents to Cass county. His education was acquired in one of the old-time log schoolhouses of the township, with its slab seats and other primitive furnishings. The building was heated by a large fireplace, occupying almost one entire end of the room. His educational privileges, however, were very limited, for his services were needed upon the farm and he assisted in the development of the fields until about twenty-one years of age. He afterward took charge of the old homestead property, which he had farmed for three years, when he purchased the place upon which he now resides. For a year thereafter he kept “bachelor’s hall,” but in March 1862, won a companion and helpmate for life’s journey, being married at that time to Miss Elizabeth Hinchman, a daughter of J. K. and Panena (White) Hinchman. Mrs. Pound was born in Boone county, West Virginia, and was seven years of ages when she came to Cass county with her parents, who settled in Silver Creek township. She was the youngest in a family of seven children. At the time of this marriage Mr. Pound brought his bride to the farm upon which he now resides, having lived here for forty-five consecutive years with the exception of a brief period of four years spent in VanBuren county and his term of service in the war of the Rebellion. In August, 1864, he responded to the country’s urgent need for troops, enlisting as a member of the Fourteenth Michigan Battery of Light Artillery, and served until July, 1865, when, the war having closed, he was mustered out as a private and returned to his home. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Pound has been blessed with six children, who are yet living: Ella, now the wife of Fred W. Timm, a resident of Cassopolis; Fred J., a mail carrier living in Marcellus, Michigan; Eve E., the wife of Andrew J. Poe, whose home is in Newberg township; Carrie, the wife of Thomas G. Barks of Vandalia; Arthur W., who is living upon the old home farm; and Jane, the wife of W. Butler of Newberg township. Throughout his entire life Mr. Pound has followed the occupation of farming, and is now the owner of one hundred and twenty acres of arable land, which he has brought under a high state of cultivation, and it is known as “The Maple Grove Farm.” there are good buildings upon the place and he has divided the land into fields of convenient size by well kept fences. He has secured many of the late improved farm implements and in all of his work is progressive and enterprising. He votes with the Republican party and is unfaltering in his advocacy of its principles. He has attended the county conventions for forty years or more, usually as a delegate, and his opinions have carried weight in the party councils. He held some minor offices, and at all times is loyal and progressive in his citizenship. He belongs to W. J. May post, No. 65, G.A.R., in which he has filled all the chairs save that of chaplain, and he has been a member of the Grange for more than thirty years. His residence in the county covers a period of sixty-one years, and he has been closely and helpfully identified with its development and progress. When the family located in Michigan there were only about twenty-five voters in Newberg township, and now there are about five hundred. There were a number of wild animals and considerable wild game, including bears, wolves, deer and turkeys and prairie chickens, so that it was not a difficult talk for the pioneer settle to secure game for his table. This was largely a timer region, the forests having as yet been uncut, but today there are seen waving fields of grain where once stood the native trees. The little pioneer cabins have long since given place to commodious and substantial farm residences, while here and there towns and villages have sprung up, containing excellent industrial and commercial interests. Mr. Pound rejoices in what has been accomplished, and at all times he is regarded as a citizen whose aid can be counted upon to further every movement or measure for the public good. : Sharon Cornell Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 8:02 PM POE CEMETERY Bogert, Cornelius E. Correll, Angeline - wife of George W. Correll, Edwin - son of G. and A. Correll, George W. Johnson, Mary A. - wife of Samuel Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Sarah - wife of Samuel Pound, Edgar T.l son of Isaac and Elizabeth Pound, Elizabeth - wife of Isaac Pound, George W. Pound, Isaac S. - civil war veteran Pound, James Pound, Sally A. - wife of Thomas Pound, Thomas Quay, Adelbert - son of E.S. and A.J. Rumsey, Jacob Rumsey, Phebe A. Rumsey, Sarah A. - wife of Jacob Stephenson, Mary - wife of Z. Stephenson, Z. Wilcox, Alvin - son of James and Arminda More About Isaac Pound: Burial: Poe Cemetery, Cass County, Mi Children of Elizabeth Hinchman and Isaac Pound are: 182 i. Edgar T6 Pound. 183 ii. Ella Pound, born 1864. She married Fred J Timm. + 184 iii. Fred J Pound, born March 31, 1866; died March 31, 1943. 185 iv. Eva Pound, born 1868. She married Andrew Poe. 186 v. Carrie Pound, born 1870. 26 187 vi. Arthur Pound, born 1874. 188 vii. Jennie Bell Pound, born 1876. She married William Butler. 42. William5 Hinchman (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born August 01, 1830. He married Rhoda Nordyke December 18, 1856. Notes for William Hinchman: From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 343, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana. "WILLIAM HINCHMAN is a native of Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (SYMMS) HINCHMAN; is of English and Irish descent, and was born August 1, 1830. The father of MR. HINCHMAN was taken prisoner by the rebels in war time for expressing himself politically, and was cast in the rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, and there remained until his death. MR. HINCHMAN received such education as the common schools of Virginia were capable of bestowing. He gained the information that the Northern States were fast becoming more prosperous than the Slave States, and consequently, on the 13th of October, 1854, came to Princeton Township and began settlement on Section 29, where he now lives and owns 270 acres of choice land. MR. HINCHMAN was married, December 18, 1856, to MISS RHODA NORDYKE. Seven children have been born to them viz., JOHN, ELIZABETH E., JAMES, MARY, WILLIAM, ANNA and ALBERT. MR. HINCHMAN, in early life, learned the carpenter's trade, and the same has since been of much service to him, as the buildings on his farm indicate. For twenty-five years he has made bee-keeping a specialty, and has become noted as one of the most extensive bee-keepers in Indiana. In 1860, he was elected Township Trustee, and served one term, and in 1877 received the nomination on the Democratic ticket for County Treasurer, but was defeated in the election." Children of William Hinchman and Rhoda Nordyke are: 189 i. John6 Hinchman. 190 ii. Elizabeth E Hinchman. 191 iii. James Hinchman. 192 iv. Mary Hinchman. 193 v. William Hinchman. 194 vi. Anna Hinchman. 195 vii. Albert Hinchman. 75. Oscar F5 Clendenin (Amanda4 Hinchman, William3, William2, William1) was born December 20, 1829 in Cass Co MI, and died 1870 in Cass Co MI. He married Harriet Swisher in Cass Co MI, daughter of John Swisher. She was born 1839, and died 1913 in Cass Co MI. Children of Oscar Clendenin and Harriet Swisher are: 196 i. Frank6 Clendenin. He married Lena Flanigan. 197 ii. Florence Clendenin. + 198 iii. John F Clendenin, born December 22, 1861. 80. Irving5 Clendenin (Amanda4 Hinchman, William3, William2, William1) was born December 21, 1841. Child of Irving Clendenin is: 199 i. Helen6 Clendenin. 85. Amanda5 Hinchman (Milton4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1837 in VA. She married Michael A Hand January 25, 1855 in Berrien Co MI, son of Thomas Hand and Ursula Noggle. Children of Amanda Hinchman and Michael Hand are: 200 i. William6 Hand. He married Cora Hazelton. 201 ii. Martha Hand. 202 iii. Eugene Hand, born Abt. 1860 in Berrien twp, Berrien County, Michigan. He married May Winget. 203 iv. Delos Hand, born Abt. 1862. He married Jennie Grice. 204 v. Carrie Hand. She married Sylvester Grice. 205 vi. Margaret "Maggie" Hand. 206 vii. Mary Hand. 207 viii. Rose Hand. She married Frank Hoyt. 208 ix. Fred Hand. He married Lillian Barbar. 209 x. Ross Hand. He married Jennie Vogelsang. 210 xi. Ray Hand. 99. Nancy Louise5 Hinchman (James Harvey4, William3, William2, William1) was born September 17, 1853 in Rich Creek, W VA, and died June 07, 1904 in Beckley, W VA. She married James Westlake Harper March 20, 1879, son of Jacob Harper and Elvira Snuffer. He was born March 29, 1847 in Harper, W VA, and died June 20, 1936 in Beckley, W VA. 27 Children of Nancy Hinchman and James Harper are: 211 i. Bertha6 Harper, born January 1880. 212 ii. Henry F Harper, born April 1882. + 213 iii. Walter Winfred Harper, born March 10, 1884 in Harper W VA; died November 05, 1951 in Beckley, W VA. 214 iv. Leota Harper, born July 1887. 215 v. Myrtle Harper, born August 1889. 216 vi. Earl Harper, born June 1891. 217 vii. Wayne Harper, born May 1894. 218 viii. Carrie Harper, born February 1896. 130. John T5 Hinchman (James4, John3, William2, William1) was born April 21, 1825 in Rush County, Indiana. He married Sarah A Blacklidge February 26, 1846, daughter of John Blacklidge and Nancy Semons. She was born September 23, 1826. Notes for John T Hinchman: JOHN T.HINCHMAN was born in Union Township, Rush Co. Indiana. April 21, 1825. He was the son of John and Nancy (Nickell) Hinchman, whose personal history appears in this volume. Our subject spent his boyhood and youth on the farm, and received a common school education. He adopted farming as his life occupation. At the age of twenty-one, or on February 26, 1846, he was married to Sarah A. Blacklidge, daughter of John and Nancy (Semons) Blacklidge, who settled in Union Township in 1823, and lived here until their deaths. Mrs. Hinchman was born September 23, 1826, and has spent her entire life here. They had two children: Roda A., deceased, and William M., now married and residing near his father. Our subject began housekeeping on the farm on which his brother Robert lives, but in December 1847, removed to the farm where he now resides. This he purchased in the spring of that year. It was partly improved with ordinary improvements. It now consists of 160 acres under a high state of cultivation. His residence is a fine one. He began life a poor man, and by dint of industry has been eminently successful, and can be classed among the leading farmers of the township. He and wife aremembers of the Christian Church. Politically, he is a staunch Republican, andfirmly upholds the principles of that party. He is one of the honest andupright citizens of Rush County Children of John Hinchman and Sarah Blacklidge are: 219 i. Roda A6 Hinchman. 220 ii. William M Hinchman. 139. Robert N5 Hinchman (James4, John3, William2, William1) was born February 09, 1843 in Rush County, Indiana. He married Sarah J Kirkpatrick August 10, 1864 in Rush County, Indiana, daughter of David Kirkpatrick and Jane Oldham. Notes for Robert N Hinchman: ROBERT N. HINCHMAN (Picture) is one of the leading farmers of Union Township. He is a native of Rush County, and the son of James and Nancy Hinchman, early pioneers, whose biographies appear in this volume. He was born February 9, 1843, and spent his boyhood and youth on the farm, receiving a fair education in the district schools. On August 10, 1864, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah J. Kirkpatrick, a native of Union Township, and the daughter of David and Jane (Oldham) Kirkpatrick, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Tennessee. The Kirkpatricks were among the first settlers of Rush County. The family circle of Mr. and Mrs. Hinchman has been blessed with six children, four of whom are living at this writing. They are: Carrie B., Van A., Eva M., and William E. They began life together on the farm where they now reside, which will compare favorably with the best-improved farms in the county. Farming has been his principal occupation in life, although in the fall of 1873, he removed to Rushville, where he resided until 1876, when he returned to the farm. Politically, he has been identified with the Republican Party and has worked hard for its success in the county. In 1876, he was elected County Commissioner, and for eleven consecutive years he has held that responsible position. During his official term the county debt has been wiped out, and numerous bridges and other public improvements have been made. The county is now out of debt, and can be classed among the foremost in the State as to public improvements. Mr. Hinchman retires from the Board of Commissioners with the good will and praise that a faithful public servant should receive from all parties. In connection with his farm labors, he is also engaged in buying grain at Ging's Station, a village on the J., M. & I. K. R., located one-half mile northeast of his farm. Honest and upright in all his dealings, Mr. Hinchman can be classed among the substantial citizens of Rush County. His portrait appears in this volume. Children of Robert Hinchman and Sarah Kirkpatrick are: 221 i. Carrie B6 Hinchman. 222 ii. Van A Hinchman. 223 iii. Eva M Hinchman. 224 iv. William E Hinchman. Generation No. 6 149. Penniah Jane6 Woods (Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1848 in Cass Co Mi. She married David R Johnson May 29, 1869 in Cass Co Mi. He was born Abt. 1835 in Canada. Notes for Penniah Jane Woods: 1850 Penniah Woods is on 1850 Cass Co MI census listed as Lucinda, with her parents Wiley and Virginia Woods. 28 1860 Penniah "Jane", age 13 is on 1860 Cass Co Census with her father W S Woods. April 20 1864 Peninah Jane is on Probate Records of Cass Co. State of Michigan with her brothers John B and James S, and sister Sarah on the estate of her Father Wiley S Woods, with William Hinchman and Thomas Easton, brother-in-laws of Wiley, who were appointed guardians of the children. April 15 1865 Penniah Jane Woods lived with her Aunt Nancy Averal, who was paid for board and schooling for Penniah by William Hinchman. June 29 1869 Jane received remaining balance from her father Wiley S Woods estate. 1870 Peninah Woods on 1870 Hillsdale Co Mi Census. Notes for David R Johnson: American Civil War Soldiers Record about David R Johnson Name: David R Johnson , Residence: St Joseph County, Michigan Enlistment Date: 06 August 1861 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Michigan Unit Numbers: 1114 1114 1114 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 August 1861 at the age of 24 Enlisted in Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 20 August 1861. Missing on 05 August 1862 at Baton Rouge, LA Reenlisted in Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 23 February 1864 Mustered out Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 20 August 1865 in New Orleans, LA Name: David R. JOHNSON Age: 45 Estimated birth year: <1835> Birthplace: Canada Occupation: Farmer Relation: Self Home in 1880: Aetna, Mecosta, Michigan Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: David R. JOHNSON Father's birthplace: Canada Mother's birthplace: Canada Parents b Canada Jane Wife 36 Keeping house Parents b New York Bertha dau 12 b Mi Charles son 8 b Mi Claude son 4 b Mi Name: DAVID R JOHNSON Land Office: REED CITY Sequence #: 1 Document Number: 4627 Total Acres: 80 Misc. Doc. Nr.: 6616 Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No Issue Date: March 2, 1882 Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392 Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original Children of Penniah Woods and David Johnson are: 225 i. Bertha7 Johnson, born 1869. 226 ii. Charles Johnson, born 1872. 227 iii. Claude Johnson, born 1876. 150. Sarah Catherine6 Woods (Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born January 13, 1849 in CASS 29 CO MI, and died 1935 in STILLWATER OK. She married (1) Daniel Palmer Nichols February 01, 1871 in MILLINGTON, KENDALL CO, IL. He was born March 26, 1836 in DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK, and died 1890 in ILL. She married (2) Ebenezer Lewis Abt. 1920 in OK. He was born July 12, 1844 in In, and died January 17, 1931 in Payne Co., Stillwater Twp., Oklahoma. Notes for Sarah Catherine Woods: 1850 Sarah is on 1850 Cass Co Census with her parents Wiley S Woods and Virginia Hinchman Woods. 1860 Cass Co Census, Sarah Woods age 9 is listed in Household of Ophelie Copley. April 20 1864 State of Michigan, Probate Records, Sarah is listed with her brothers John B and James S, and sister Peninah Jane Woods, in the estate is their father Wiley S Woods estate, with William Hinchman and Thomas Eastan,who were appointed guardians. They were brother-inlaws to Wiley. NICHOLS, SARAH State: IL Year: 1870 County: Cook County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: 18 W. Chicago Page: 036 Database: IL 1870 Federal Census Index Feb. 15 1871 Sarah Nicholes, nee Woods, received $42.79 from her father Wiley S Woods estate. Lewis, Sarah C Age: 82 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Roll: T626_1925 Race: Page: 6A State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Wife Notes for Daniel Palmer Nichols: NICHOLS, DANIEL State: NY Year: 1840 County: Dutchess County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Poughkeepsie Village Page: 583 Database: NY 1840 Federal Census Index Nickles, Daniel View Image Online State: New York Year: 1850 County: Dutchess Roll: M432_497 Township: Poughkeepsie Page: 126 Image: 197 NICKLES, DANIEL State: NY Year: 1860 County: Dutchess County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: 3 W. Poughkeepsie Page: 161 Database: NY 1860 Federal Census Index INDEX TO THE 1876 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY, N-Q By Elmer Dickson The following items are indexes only. Copies of the originals may be viewed at the Kendall County Historical Society Library in Yorkville, Illinois, as well as other libraries scattered about Kendall County. The LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah holds copies of some of the earlier Biographical Records. Microfilmed copies may be obtained through your local LDS Family History Branch Library. Surname Give Notes for Ebenezer Lewis: Lewis, Ebenezer Age: 85 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T626_1925 Race: White Page: 6A 30 Sarah C Wife age 82 Father b NY Mother B VA Gudgel, Charle H age 53 grand son-in-law Grace A age 45 granddaughter Cecil P age 21 great grandson State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Head Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Payne County, Stillwater twp., Oklahoma. I believe Sarah C is buried beside him in unmarked grave. Children of Sarah Woods and Daniel Nichols are: 228 i. WILLIAM7 NICHOLS, born 1872. + 229 ii. JAMES P NICHOLS, born 1873 in Kendall County IL. 230 iii. John G Nichols, born 1874 in IL; died 1964 in Kane Co IL. He married Estella S; born 1874; died 1949 in Kane Co IL. Notes for John G Nichols: Riverside Cemetery Montgomery, Kane County, Illinois Nichols, Estella S., b. 1874, d. 1949 Nichols, John G., b. 1874, d. 1964 231 iv. EVA NICHOLS, born 1875. 232 v. MARY ELIZABETH NICHOLS, born April 03, 1881. + 233 vi. Grace Alberta Nichols, born July 13, 1884 in Il; died February 15, 1976 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. 151. John Burl6 Woods (Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 24, 1856 in Cass Co MI, and died September 17, 1930 in Kalamazoo,MI. He married (1) Helen M Vanderhoof December 26, 1878 in Decatur MI, daughter of William Vanderhoof and Lodema Nash. She was born March 25, 1859 in Ionia Co MI, and died May 27, 1897 in Decatur MI. He married (2) Susie Depew July 08, 1900 in Decatur MI, daughter of George Depew and Mary Vanderhoof. She was born 1865. Notes for John Burl Woods: John B Woods on 1860 Cass Co. Silver Creek twp census with father WS Woods, age 4, born in MI. John B Woods on probate records in Cass Co Mi., with sisters Peninah J., Sarah C., and brother James, for the estate of his father Wiley S Woods, who died April 15,1864. His uncles William W Hinchman and Thomas Easton were appointed Guardians April 20,1864. John B Woods, son of Wiley Woods on 1870 Cass Co. Newburg twp.age 14, living with his Aunt and Uncle Isaac S Pound and Elizabeth Hinchman Pound. Sept 9 1878 John B Woods received $140.00, the balance from his fathers estate. State of Michigan, County of VanBuren, John B Woods age 24, and Helen M Vanderhoof, age 20 were married on Dec. 26,1878 by John W.H. Carlisle, Clergyman. Wittnesses, Rosita Hoppin and Lovinia Hoppin. John B Woods and Wife Helen Vanderhoof, along with their son Sherban, went with Helen's Parents William and Ann Vanderhoof to the Dakota Territory. These families were one of many from Cass Co MI. to be attracted by the Westward movement. Mr. Vanderhoof had contacted his brother, who had gone on ahead, to buy a claim for him in Dakota Territory, near the settlement of Madison, now in SD. In the latter part of August in 1880, the Vanderhoof and Woods families left in covered wagons to travel over 700 miles to their home. It took them 6 weeks to make the trip, but without any serious difficulties. They drove a Studebaker wagon on the box of which was fastened a row of hoops. Over these was stretched a heavy canvas, which protected them from from rain and the heat of the sun. The wagon was filled with articles needed for the trip and there was still room for the women and children to sleep in it. John Woods drove another wagon where the men slept. They left their Decatur home located a mile west of the village on what is now M-40. Their first stop was at the Code school, where they said good-bye to the teacher, Miss Mary Caldwell and their school mates. They next stopped at the Christie and Bradley farms, at Mile Ryans and the O'Rourkes. They drove on to the Johns home in Silvercreek, where they spent the night. The next day they drove to Niles and spent the night with a relative, George Hoppin. This was the last they spent at a house until they reached Gilman, Iowa, where they spent the night with another relative. They drove through rain and mud the first ten days, and camping by the roadside was far from pleasant. A two burner stove and oven enabled the woman to provide meals. It was very hard work. After supper was over and the horses feed and groomed, the families sat around the campfire and enjoyed an hour or two of rest and comfort until bedtime. Mr Vanderhoof would read a chapter from the bible and say a prayer, before retired under the canvas for the night. Jack the big black and white dog would curl up under the wagon where the women and children slept. The two wagons were placed close together, and only once did they feel any danger from prowlers. Jack's angry growls kept them away. The horses were tied to the backs of the wagons. The farmers along the sold them grain and hay and milk and vegetables. One of the great events for the children was crossing the Mississippi River. Mr Vanderhoof's membership in the Odd Fellows Lodge was a great help to them. The Pin he wore on his coat lapel brought them many friendly greetings and questions about their trip. At Gilman Iowa they enjoyed for the third time another night of sleeping in a bed at relatives. They started out the next day, and in another week to ten days reached LaVeme, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof's son, David worked in a store there, and helped make their stay peasant. The travelers were nearing their destination. After leaving LaVeme came Dell Rapids, Dakota Territory, then Madison, and then Herman, on a pretty lake of the same name. When driving into Herman, they saw ties being laid for the railroad, and thought their goods that they had shipped from Decatur would be arriving soon, but they had to wait many months for them. 31 A group of Odd Fellows and other gathered and directed them to their claim. Their winter in Dakota Territory was the hardest they had ever experienced, excepting the terrible blizzard of 1886. I think they were there for about eight years before returning to Decatur, VanBuren, MI. While in Dakota Territory, the had three more sons, Clarence B., James and John Wiley. After returning to VanBuren Co., they had four more children, Carrie, Harry, Harold and Violet. Helen Woods died while giving birth to Violet on May 27,1897 in Decatur. April 8,1898 Warren L. & Susie Veach sold land to John B Woods, NW 1/4 NE 1/4, section 20 VanBuren Co MI. Deed recorded June 13,1898. State of Michigan County of Cass John B Woods, age 45 and Susie Morris, age 35, both widowed, were married on July 8,1900 by J Henry Hammond, Clergyman. Witnesses were, Rose Debolt and Clara Hammond. Feb 18 1904 John B Woods sold Land to William Vanderhoof, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20 Vanburen Co MI. Deed recorded Feb 24 1904. April 19,1905 Elias Thompson sold land to John B Woods, Lot 11, BLK F, Decatur. Deed recorded April 20,1905. March 3 1906 John B Woods sold land to William A Graham and Roxana, Lot 11, BLK F, Decatur. Deed recorded August 24,1906. March 12, 1907 John B Woods sold land to George Delong, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded March 19 1907. April 23,1908 Andrew J Johnson and Rosaline M sold land to John B Woods NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded Sept 4,1908. Sept 10 1908 John B Woods sold land to Thomas Dawker and Mary NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded Sept 12,1908. March 30 1910 Sophia P DeLong sold land to John B Woods NW 1/4 NE 1/4 section 20. Deed recorded April 8 1910. April 6 1912 Andres J Johnson and Rosaline sold land to John B Woods Lot 3,4 BLK 22 Decatur. Deed recorded April 08 1912. Jan 26 1914 John B Woods sold land to John W Woods and Eva c. L3,4 BLK-22, Decatur. Deed recorded Jan 28,1914. John B Woods and Susie Morris Woods divorced, but I don't have a date. My Dad, George Woods only remembers seeing Grampa John B Woods once, when dad was about 4 or 5 years old. Grampa let his sit on his lap and play with a pocket watch he had. My dad just loved the watch, and Grampa told him when he grew up he could have the watch. But when Grampa died the watch just seemed to have disappeared. Aunt Ica and Aunt Madeline told me about Great Grampa John B Woods getting trampled by a horse. He was not suppose to go into the stall with this horse, and he had been warned, this this horse was dangerous. Well Grampa who always liked to give horses carrots, walked into the stall anyway with a carrot for the horse. He fed the carrot to the horse, and then the horse reared Straight into the air and came down on grampa. The horse kept rearing and stomping grampa. Grampa was all broken up and blinded because and they took him to Ann Arbor Hospital. He was there about three weeks. Uncle Clarence went and got him and took him to his home in Kalamazoo. Grampa was there about three weeks before he died. Woods, John b Age: 67 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_799 Race: White Page: 3A John W son age 33 Eva S daughter-in-law age 27 Ica R granddaughter age 6 Madeline S granddaughter age 3 Roland G grandson age 1 State: Michigan ED: 188 County: Van Buren Image: 0260 Township: Decatur Woods, John B Age: 74 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T626_1028 Race: White Page: 8A Valued 1,500.00 Lived on South Street Laborer State: Michigan ED: 14 County: Van Buren Image: 0852 Township: Decatur Relationship: Head JOHN WOODS 1856-1930 John Woods was born on the 24th of March, 1856, in Silver Creek township, county of Cass, and died September 17,1930, at the home of his son in Kalamazoo. He was the son of Burel and Artie hinchman Woods. In 1878 he was united in marriage to Helen Vanderhoof of Hamilton township. To this union were born eight children of whom three survive. They are Clarence B Woods of Kalamazoo, John W Woods of Lansing, and Carrie Baldwin of Battle Creek. Ten grandchildren also survive, 32 besides other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Decatur, last Sunday. Rev. E.C. Finkbeiner officiating. Burial followed in Hamilton Cemetery. John Woods was a resident of Decatur for many years. He was a quiet man, always pleasant, industrious and a good citizen. He met the problems of life to the best of his ability, and seldom if ever complained. More About John Burl Woods: Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Vanburen County, Mi Notes for Helen M Vanderhoof: MRS. J.B. WOODS Helen M Vanderhoof, daughter of William and Lodema Vanderhoof, was born in the town of Keene, Ionia County, Michigan, March 25,1859, and died May 27,1897. At the age of 5 she moved to Hamilton with her parents. In the year of 1877 she united with the Methodist Church in Decatur. In 1878 she was married to John B. Woods. She was the mother of eight children, six sons and two daughters, two sons proceeded her to the other world. In 1880 she moved to Madison, Dakota. After living there eight years, they moved to Dowagiac, then returning to Hamilton, where she lived until her death. Mrs Woods was a quiet, lovable women. a kind wife and an affectionate mother. Durning her long illness she was ever cheerful, hopeful and patient, bearing her suffering with great fortitude. Besides her parent and family, she leaves a large circle of friends and neighbors to mourn her loss. The funeral took place at Hamilton hall Sunday, May 30th, at 11 o'clock a.m., conducted by Elder-J.H. Hammond of Decatur. The respect and sympathy of friends and neighbors was manifested by the large attendance and floral offerings that decorated the casket. Notwithstanding the cold disagreeable day, fifty teams formed the long procession that followed the loved form to the beautiful Hamilton Cemetery, where her sleeping dust was laid to wait the resurrection morn. "Brief death and darkness endless life and light, Brief divining, endless abining in yon sphere Where all is incorruptible and pure, The joy without the pain, the smile without the tear." More About Helen M Vanderhoof: Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Vanburen County, Mi 33 Children of John Woods and Helen Vanderhoof are: 234 i. Sherban7 Woods, born 1879. + 235 ii. Clarence Burl Woods, born April 04, 1883 in Madison SD; died June 27, 1978 in Kalamazoo,MI. 236 iii. James Woods, born 1886. + 237 iv. John Wiley Woods, born April 16, 1887 in Madison SD; died January 28, 1936 in Lansing MI. + 238 v. Carrie Woods, born May 02, 1889 in CASS COUNTY MI; died October 22, 1957 in CALHOUN CO MI. 239 vi. Harry Woods, born 1892. 240 vii. Harold Woods, born January 31, 1895 in Hamilton twp. MI; died June 17, 1909 in Hamilton twp. MI. Notes for Harold Woods: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Notes Individual: HAROLD G WOODS OF DECATUR SHOT AND INSTANTLY KILLED Harold Woods age 14 years and a son of John B Woods of this village, was shot and killed by his playmate, Beryl Adams, also age 14 years, at the Woods farm in Hamilton twp. last Thursday shortly after noon. The boys had accompanied John B Woods to the farm and had assisted him in doing some farm work during the forenoon. They ate their dinner in the old house upon the farm. After dinner John B Woods went out of the house, byt before going out told the boys not to touch a shotgun that was standing in the corner, as it was loaded. The boys then began talking about the gun and each asserted that he was not afraid of it. The Adams boy reached around from a milkcan he was sitting to show Harold he was not afraid of it, hit it. Harold punched it with a old buggy spoke when he moved his hands. The gun exploded, the charge striking Harold in the left cheek,passing upward and lodged in his brain at the top of the head. John B Woods hearing the explosion, looked in the door just in time to see his son fall. The Adams boy cannot tell whether the gun slipped from his hands and he caused the explosion or whether Harold caused by striking it with the buggy spoke. No blame is attached to the Adams boy, except that of his disobedience to the order of John B Woods not to touch the gun and of extreme carelessness, and the same blame would attach to the to the dead boy. Harold Woods lived with his father in Decatur Village. Buryl Adams is a son of Charles Adams of Dowagiac, but has been in the charge of his guardian S,P. Ball of Wayne twp. for sometime past, his mother having died some three years ago. Mr Ball had secured him a home in the family of E.F. Baxter of Hamilton twp., where 34 he resided at the time of the accident. The day before the accident young Adams came to visit Harold with Mr. and Mrs. Baxter. When they were ready to go home they could not find him and returned without him. He stayed all night with the Woods boy and the next day went to the farm with Harold and his father. No coronor's inquest was held; It was not deemed necessary. The funeral services of the dead boy were held at the Methodist Church in Decatur Sunday at 2:30 o"clock. His burial was in Hamilton Cemetery. Harold G Woods was born Jan.31,1895, in Hamilton twp. He died June 17,1909. Aged 14 years, 4 months and 7 days. When he was two years old his darling mother died. He then went to live with his Aunt, Mrs. Pound until he was six years old. In 1899 his father was again married, making a home for his children, and Harold came home to live, where he has been for the greater part of the intervening time. Harold was a happy bright faced boy, with a smile for everybody. His neighbors all loved him for his sweet disposition. On Wed. night a companion stayed with Harold at his home and in company with the father and brother they went to the farm on Thursday. At noon playing in the yard with his friend, Harold was accidentally shot through the head and fell at his companions feet dead. He leaves to mourn his father, one sister and two brothers, and a host of friends in the neighberhood of his Aunt where he spent six years of his life. His funeral was held in the Methodist Church on Sunday at 2:30. Rev. J.W. Davids officiating. We laid his body away in Hamilton Cemetery. CARDS OF THANKS We desire to express our sincere thanks to our many friends who assisted in our sad bereavement and showed us so much kindness. John B Woods and Family 241 viii. Violet Woods, born 1897. 153. James S6 Woods (Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1858 in Silvercreek TWP, Cass Co MI, and died May 27, 1906 in Cass Co MI. He married Hattie L Hickmott December 22, 1882 in Cass Co MI, daughter of Daniel Hickmott and Mary Evans. She was born October 06, 1863 in Pipestone twp.,Berrien Co., MI, and died August 19, 1954 in Eau Claire, MI. Notes for James S Woods: James was born in 1858, and a sister Amanda was also born same year. I think they could possibly be twins. Also their mother Virginia Hinchman Woods died in 1858. I don't know if she died at time of birth, or after. June 12 1860 James Woods age 2, is on 1860 census of Silvercreek twp., Cass Co Mi., with his father W S Woods and Brother John B. age 4, and sister Jane age 13. His sister Sarah is listed in the household of Ophelie Copley. She is age 9. 35 State of Michigan, Probate Court for said County of Cass. James S Woods is listed along with his brother John B Woods, and two sisters Peninah Jane and Sarah C. in the estate of his father Wiley S Woods, who died April 15,1864. Wiley's brother-in-law's William Hinchman and Thomas Easton were appointed guardians April 20 1864. March 17 1877 James S. Woods received from William Hinchman, his Guardian, $158.00, his share from his father, Wiley S Woods estate. Dec 22 1882 James S Woods age 24, from Silver Creek, Cass Co Mi. and Hattie Hickmott age 19 from Bainbridge, Berrien Co Mi were married in Dowagic, Cass Co Mi by William H Thompson, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses were Mrs. M H Thompson and Miss Chillie Bowling. April 10 1901 Cassopolis Times That is the verdict Secured in Circuit Court . CASSOPOLIS April 08- (Special to the Times) In the case of James S Woods vs. the estate of John Jones,/ the plaintiff was awarded a verdict of $780.00 in Circuit Court here this morning. The case went to jury shortly before noon and it required 15 minutes to reach a verdict. The case was an appeal from the Probate Court. About three years ago the widow of John Jones died, leaving quite a valuable estate. Woods who is the proprietor of Marguerite Mills. of Silver Creek, and a boy raised by the Jone's, filed a claim for about $1800.00, claiming the same for seven years work performed while at the Jones home after his marriage. C.E. Sweet was attorney for the plaintiff while C.W. Hendryx appeared for the estate. The case will go to the supreme Court.. Dowagiac Mich. Friday Evening May 25,1906 James Woods Seriously Injured This Afternoon James Woods fell from the new barn under erection at the David Welsh farm in Silver Creek this noon and was seriously injured. Only meagre details were obtainable up to this hour. Mr. Woods, who is proprietor of the Marguerite Flouring Mills, was assisting on the barn when the accident happened. The fall occurred about 1 o'clock, and a messenger was sent at once to this city for medical assistance. At the late hour this afternoon the information was received that Mr. Wood was knocked from the building by being struck with a falling timber. He fell twelve feet. Dr. W.W. Easton was called and found two ribs broken. He is also suffering with concussion of the brain and may be hurt internally. It is too early to determine if his injuries will prove fatal. THE DOWAGIAC TIMES FALL RESULTS IN HIS DEATH James Woods of Silver Creek expired Sunday May 27,1906. PARTIALLY PARALYZED He suffered internal injuries from his fall from the Welsh barn. James Woods, the Silver Creek Miller, 36 died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock of his injuries received Friday while at work on the new barn at the David Welsh farm. Internal injured caused death. Mr. Woods head cleared up and he was conscious up to 10 minutes before death. The accident happened at 1 o'clock Friday. Mr Woods was assisting in raising a plate into position from a scaffolding when the timber got away from them and fell, one end of it striking Mr Woods a glancing blow on the collar bone, breaking two ribs as it fell. The blow knocked him to the ground several feet below. It was the internal injuries received in the fall that caused death. The barn where the accident happened is only a short distance from Marguerite Mills, of which Mr Woods was proprietor. The deceased was nearly 48 years of age and he leaves a wife and two children. Crane Cemetery first row Daniel Hickmott Daniel age 52 y 8 m 18 d Nov 9 1880 Mary Ann Evans wf Daniel age 45 y 2 m Aug 28 1886 Cora infant James S Woods 1858 1906 Wm W. 1887 1915 Baby More About James S Woods: Burial: Crane Cemetery Notes for Hattie L Hickmott: Name: Hattie L. Hickmott 1 2 Sex: F Birth: 6 OCT 1863 in Pipestone twp., Berrien Co., MI 1 3 2 Death: 19 AUG 1954 in Eau Claire, MI 3 1 2 Residence: ABT 1951 Home of daughter in Eau Claire, MI 3 2 Residence: 1882 Silver Creek twp., MI 3 2 Residence: ABT 1907 Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI 4 2 Burial: Dewey Lake cem. 3 2 Medical Information: Was bedridden for 10 years before death. 3 2 Note: Given name may have been Harriet as it's listed as such on one family information paper, possibly written by Flora Hickmott. Title: Hickmott, Hattie. Obituary Publication: August 20, 1954 Media: Newspaper Title: Hickmott, Hattie. Obituary Publication: August 20, 1954 Media: Newspaper Text: "After her husband died, Mrs. Woods moved to Benton Harbor, where she lived until becoming seriously ill three years ago." 1930 Federal Census ED 13, p. 15A, res. 375, 612 or 672 Empire Ave. Benton Ha rbor, Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner, Z., owns res. worth $6,000, radio, 38, m . @ 22, MI MI MI, house carpenter Lila W., 39, m. @ 23, MI MI MI Burl, 9, M I MI MI Smith, Michael, lodger, 73, wid., OH US US, grinder at malleable iron Woods, Hattie, mother-in-law, 65, wid., MI Eng. MI Given name may have been H arriet as it's listed as such on one family information paper, possibly writt en by Flora Hickmott. Hattie Hickmott Woods is listed as the owner of Lot 146, Dewey Lake cem., sec. 6, Silver Creek twp., Cass Co., MI. Five members of the Nostrant family are buried there: Hiram (1846-1909), Martha (1852-1908), Estella (1881), Peter (1873-1876), Effie (1867-1869), baby boy (1869). Th e listing may be in error. More About Hattie L Hickmott: Burial: Dewey Lake Cemetery 37 Children of James Woods and Hattie Hickmott are: 242 i. Baby7 Woods. Notes for Baby Woods: Buried Crane Cemetery 243 ii. Willie Woods, born October 1887; died 1915. Notes for Willie Woods: Buried Crane Cemetery. + 244 iii. Lila W Woods, born November 02, 1890 in Michigan; died September 08, 1969 in Michigan. 154. Jefferson6 Averal (Nancy5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1847 in Vermont. He married Jennie. She was born 1845 in Michigan. Notes for Jefferson Averal: 1880 United States Federal Census Name: Jefferson AVERAL Age: 33 Estimated birth year: <1847> Birthplace: Vermont Occupation: Farmer Relationship to head-of-household: Self Home in 1880: Antwerp, Van Buren, Michigan Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Spouse's name: Jennie AVERAL Father's birthplace: VT Mother's birthplace: VT Fannie AVERAL Jefferson AVERAL, Jennie AVERAL Antwerp, Van Buren, MI <1875> Michigan Daughter Jefferson AVERAL Jennie AVERAL Antwerp, Van Buren, MI <1847> Vermont Self Jennie AVERAL Jefferson AVERAL Antwerp, Van Buren, MI <1845> Michigan Wife Mary E. AVERAL Jefferson AVERAL, Antwerp, Van Buren, MI <1878> Michigan Daughter Children of Jefferson Averal and Jennie are: 245 i. Jennie7 Averal, born 1875. 246 ii. Mary E Averal, born 1878. 172. William W6 Easton (Emily5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born October 03, 1853 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI, and died July 14, 1910 in Dowagiac Mi. He married Alma A Johnson November 29, 1879 in Chicago IL, daughter of William Johnson and Elizabeth. She was born March 23, 1856 in Goteborg, Sweden, and died February 11, 1928 in Ypselanti Mi. Notes for William W Easton: <> William W. EASTON, b. 1853 Author: Dorothy Snyder Date: 24 Dec 2001 4:22 PM GMT Surnames: Easton, Hinchman, Allen, Johnson, Beckwith Classification: Biography Post Reply | Mark Unread Report Abuse Print Message Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, 1893 pp. 620-621 William W. EASTON, M.D., a practicing physician and surgeon of Sowagiac, was born four miles from this city, in Silver Creek Township, October 3, 1853. His father was one of the early settlers of this section of Michigan. While his paternal grandfather, Thomas Easton, was a native of Kentucky. His great-grandfather, also named Thomas Easton, served with valor during the entire period of the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the close of the conflict came to Kentucky, having formerly been a resident of Virginia. Grandfather Easton was a child of about ten years when he accompanied his parents to Michigan, and with them settled in Berrien Township, Berrien County, remaining there until his death, in 1867. The father of our subject, Thomas Easton, was born near Bowling Green, Ky., on the 26th of November, 1826, and grew to manhood in Berrien County. In 1850 he chose as the site of his future home an unimproved tract of land in Silver Creek Township, in the midst of the woods and far removed from other pioneer settlers. In that township he married Miss Emily, daughter of John K. Hinchman, a native of West Virginia, who came 38 from Logan Court House to Michigan about 1850. The young couple commenced housekeeping upon the eighty-acre farm which Mr. Easton had purchased, and by their industry and energy they added to their property from time to time until their landed possessions aggregated two hundred acres through his own unaided efforts. In 1888 he removed thence to Dowagiac, where he and his wife have since made their home. The parents of our subject have had a family of four children: Dr. W.W., of this sketch; Mrs. Jennie M. Allen, who resides in Dowagiac; J.M., who is in Chicago; and E. W., a resident of Dowagiac. Politically, the father was a Democrat until the second term of President Lincoln, when his opinions underwent a radical change, and he has since that time affiliated with the Republicans. Our subject was reared in the parental home and enjoyed exceptional educational advantages. After having attended a course of study in the schools of Niles, he entered the University of Notre Dame, at South Bend, Ind., and procecuted his studies there with diligence and success. His literary studies concluded, our subject entered the office of Clendenin & Whitehall, at Niles, and commenced the study of medicine under their preceptorship. Later he entered the Bennett Medical College at Chicago, and was graduated from that institution ont he 24th of June, 1877. He remained in Chicago for two and one-half years after graduating, and then returned to Dowagiac, where he has since conducted a general practice. In November, 1879, he married Miss Alma A. Johnson, who was born in Gottenburg, Sweden, and she accompanied an uncle and aunt to America, settling with them in Chicago. The union of Dr. and Mrs. Easton has been blessed by the birth of two children, William T. and Mabel. And every public-spirited citizen should do, the Doctor takes an active interest in politics, and is an outspoken Republican, advocating the views of that party with all the enthusiasm of his nature. In 1888 he was chosen delegate to the State convention, and he has served in other positions of honor and trust. Socially, he is identified with the Royal Arch Masons, the Knights of the Maccabees, the Knights of Pythias and the Legion of Honor, and is examining physician for the Order of the Maccabees and Legion of Honor, also for the Masonic Mutual of Grand Rapids. He is a successful general practitioner of the eclectic system of medicine, and has an extensive practice both in Dowagiac and throughout the surrounding country. His home is one of the most beautiful in the city, being the residence formerly occupied by the late P.D. Beckwith. Children of William Easton and Alma Johnson are: + 247 i. William Thomas7 Easton, born April 01, 1880 in Dowagiac Mi; died November 16, 1932 in Akron, Ohio. 248 ii. Emili "Emily" Lanventis Easton, born December 30, 1882 in Elkhart, IN; died April 05, 1885 in Dowagiac Mi. 175. Edward "Eddy" W6 Easton (Emily5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born February 17, 1861 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI, and died May 07, 1941 in Dowagiac Mi. He married Florence Mason October 14, 1883 in Dowagiac MI, daughter of A Mason and Temperance Cross. She was born August 07, 1862 in Dowagiac Mi, and died May 18, 1938 in Dowagiac Mi. Children of Edward Easton and Florence Mason are: 249 i. Jennie Mae7 Easton, born May 05, 1888 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died June 02, 1971 in Jackson, Mi. She married Frank J Phillips October 26, 1910 in Cass Co Mi. 250 ii. Alma E Easton, born March 18, 1897 in Silvercreek TWP. Cass Co MI; died February 1977 in Orange, FL. She married N N Higgins. 181. Bertie Laytin6 Collingwood (Cynthia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 04, 1878 in Quincy, MI. He married (1) Margaret Smith. He married (2) Minnie Elizabeth Six. Children of Bertie Collingwood and Margaret Smith are: 251 i. George C7 Collingwood. 252 ii. Marie Pearl Collingwood. Children of Bertie Collingwood and Minnie Six are: 253 i. Daughter7 Collingwood. 254 ii. Bert Collingwood. 184. Fred J6 Pound (Elizabeth5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 31, 1866, and died March 31, 1943. He married Myrtle N Smith April 09, 1891 in Corey, Cass Co MI. She was born May 18, 1871, and died June 17, 1953. Children of Fred Pound and Myrtle Smith are: + 255 i. Claude B7 Pound, born July 01, 1892. + 256 ii. Fred Pound, born March 20, 1900. + 257 iii. Guy D Pound, born October 12, 1901. 198. John F6 Clendenin (Oscar F5, Amanda4 Hinchman, William3, William2, William1) was born December 22, 1861. He married Emma Oyler December 1884 in Cass Co Mi, daughter of Daniel Oyler and Catherine Robinson. Children of John Clendenin and Emma Oyler are: 258 i. Bessie7 Clendenin. 259 ii. Lula Clendenin. 39 260 iii. Niel Clendenin. Notes for Niel Clendenin: Niel died when he was two years old 261 iv. Earl Clendenin. 213. Walter Winfred6 Harper (Nancy Louise5 Hinchman, James Harvey4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 10, 1884 in Harper W VA, and died November 05, 1951 in Beckley, W VA. He married Edith Marie Holt, daughter of James Holt and Mary Lester. She was born April 20, 1918 in Ghent, W VA, and died April 09, 2001 in Fincastle VA. Children of Walter Harper and Edith Holt are: 262 i. Delores Jean7 Harper. She married Jerry Josiah Burks. 263 ii. Walter Glen Harper. He married Carolyn. 264 iii. David Lee Harper. He married Kathy. 265 iv. James Franklin Harper, born August 08, 1939 in Alderson W VA; died April 24, 1977 in Gainesville, FL. He married Diana Kae Maynard August 1961 in Marshalltown, Iowa; born June 29, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Generation No. 7 229. JAMES P7 NICHOLS (Sarah Catherine6 Woods, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born 1873 in Kendall County IL. He married Margarite O'Harro. Child of JAMES NICHOLS and Margarite O'Harro is: 266 i. Bessie8 Nichols. She married Ray V Cowell. 233. Grace Alberta7 Nichols (Sarah Catherine6 Woods, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born July 13, 1884 in Il, and died February 15, 1976 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. She married Charles Henry Gudgel January 20, 1900 in Willington IL, son of Jacob Gudgel and Mary Witherspoon. He was born August 05, 1876 in Oakland City, Gibson, In, and died December 31, 1959 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. Notes for Grace Alberta Nichols: Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery Notes for Charles Henry Gudgel: 1920 United States Federal Census Gudgel, Charles H Age: 42 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T625_1482 Race: White Page: 4A Grace A wife age 35 Glen W son age 13 Cecil P son age 10 State: Oklahoma ED: 192 County: Payne Image: 0938 Township: Stillwater Gudgel, Charles H Age: 53 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T626_1925 Race: White Page: 6A Living in household of Lewis, Ebinger Head of household age 85 Sarah C Wife age 82 Gudgel, Charles H Grand son-in-law age 53 Grace A wife age 45 Cecil P great grandson age 21 State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Grand Son In Law Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery Children of Grace Nichols and Charles Gudgel are: 267 i. Alma8 Gudgel, born May 09, 1901 in KANSAS; died November 23, 1917 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. 40 Notes for Alma Gudgel: Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery 268 ii. Glen W Gudgel, born 1907 in STILLWATER,PAYNE OK. 269 iii. Daniel Gudgel, born February 03, 1909 in STILLWATER,PAYNE OK. 270 iv. Cecil P Gudgel, born 1910. 235. Clarence Burl7 Woods (John Burl6, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born April 04, 1883 in Madison SD, and died June 27, 1978 in Kalamazoo,MI. He married Margaret "Maggie" Foster. She was born April 14, 1884. Notes for Clarence Burl Woods: Name: Clarence B Woods Gender: Male County: Lake Mother's Name: Helen Vanderhoof Father's Name: John B Woods Birth Date: April 04, 1883 File Date: April 27, 1942 World War I Draft Cards Name: Clarence Burl Woods City: Not Stated County: Van Buren State: Michigan Birth Date: 4 Apr 1883 Race: White Roll: 1682902 DraftBoard: 0 Mr Clarence B. Woods Sr., Passed away Tuesday morning at Borgess Hospital. Born April 4,1883 in Madison Dakota Territory, son of John B. and Helen Vanderhoof Woods. He had lived in the Keeler area before coming to Kalamazoo. He was a wheel balancer and worked at Clarage Fan until his retirement in 1952. Surviving are: two sons, Howard J. and Clarence B. Woods Jr., both of Kalamazoo; one daughter Mrs. Delbert R. {Burnice) Yohnke of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren, several nieces,nephews and cousins. A daughter Mrs. Joe (Myrtle K) Budney preceded him in death in 1977. Friends are being received at the JOLDERSMA & KLEIN Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 11 AM, Rev. Spencer Spaulding officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Name: Clarence Woods SSN: 368-01-5935 Last Residence: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Born: 4 Apr 1883 Last Benefit: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Died: Jun 1978 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) Children of Clarence Woods and Margaret Foster are: 271 i. Clarence B8 Woods. He married Beth Lenor Roberts June 26, 1937. 272 ii. Burnice Woods. She married Delbert R Yohnke; born June 25, 1914; died November 04, 1986 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Notes for Delbert R Yohnke: 41 Name: Delbert Yohnke SSN: 384-10-0481 Last Residence: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Born: 25 Jun 1914 Died: Nov 1986 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) Name: Delbert R YOHNKE Birth Date: 25 Jun 14 Death Date: 04 November 86 Gender: Male Residence: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan Place of Death: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan 273 iii. Howard J Woods, born February 04, 1907 in Detroit,MI; died October 16, 2000 in Kalamazoo, MI. He married Gwendolyn Mae Mearing. Notes for Howard J Woods: HOWARD J WOODS February 4,1907 - October 16,2000 Kalamazoo, Michigan Date of Visitation Oct. 17,2000 Time of Visitation 6:00 PM Date of Service Oct. 18,2000 Time of Service 1:00 PM Obituary: Howard was born in Detroit, MI. In 1929 he became a motion picture projectionist and was employed with several theaters. He attended Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn and 2 sons. Friends may spend time with the family from 6-8 p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., 616-343-1508. Services will be held at the Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church, 1331 Race St. with Rev. John McNaughton officiating. Private Family interment will follow in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo, or Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church. 274 iv. Myrtle K Woods, born May 06, 1909; died June 1977 in Mattawan, VanBuren CO. MI. She married Joe Budney. 237. John Wiley7 Woods (John Burl6, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born April 16, 1887 in Madison SD, and died January 28, 1936 in Lansing MI. He married Eva Coulson October 20, 1913 in Decatur MI, daughter of George Coulson and Ica Ettinger. She was born December 25, 1892 in Pawpaw,MI, and died April 29, 1977 in Lansing MI. Notes for John Wiley Woods: John Wiley Woods was born April 16,1887 on the homestead of John and Helen Woods, on the prairie near Madison, Dakota Territory. At that time there was no laws saying you had to record a birth, and his birth was never recorded. I have never been able to obtain a birth record. While living in Dakota territory, John and Helen Woods lived in a house built on the side of a hill, with a sod roof. One day Grampa John's horses ran away, and ran on top of the sod roof and fell through, John Wiley Woods was in a little swing, that his father had made for him, and it hung from the ceiling, at the time the horses came through, and they just missed coming through on him. A very close call. Gramma Helen Woods used to bake her bread, everyday, and the Indians who lived near by would smell her bread and come and stand at the edge of their yard, and she would always give them loaves of her bread. The Indians loved this. Aunt Ica and Aunt Madaline said this was related to them by Uncle Clarence Woods. 1910 PawPaw, Vanburen County, Michigan Census Beals, Nelson D head m w 55 b Mi f b Oh m b Oh farmer Martha C wife f w 55 b Mi f b NY m b NY Ray son m w 28 b Mi Edna dau f w 14 b Mi Name: John W Woods handyman m w 28 b SD f b MI m b Mi farm labor Age in 1910: 23 Estimated birth year: 1886 42 Birthplace: South Dakota Home in 1910: PAW PAW TWP, Van buren, Michigan State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pawpaw, John W Woods, age 26, and Eva Coulson, age 20 were married Oct. 20,1913 by Wm. Killefer, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses, Emory Squire and M.M. Southworth. Jan 26 1914 John B Woods sold land to John W Woods and Eva C. L3,4 BLK-22 Decatur. Deed recorded Jan 28 1914. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record about John Woods Jr. Name: John Woods Jr. City: Not Stated County: Van Buren State: Michigan Birthplace: South Dakota;United States of America Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887 Race: White Roll: 1682902 DraftBoard: 0 March 1 1919 John W Woods and Eva C sold land to Citizens State Bank, L3,4 Blk-22, Decatur. Deed recorded Nov 12 1920. Woods, John b Age: 67 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_799 Race: White Page: 3A John W son age 33 Eva S daughter-in-law age 27 Ica R granddaughter age 6 Madeline S granddaughter age 3 Roland G grandson age 1 State: Michigan ED: 188 County: Van Buren Image: 0260 Township: Decatur Woods, John Worth 2000.00 Not employed Poor Health Age: 42 Year: 1930 House # 192 Birthplace: South Dakota Roll: T626_990 Race: White Page: 8B Eva Wife age 38 b Mi Dormitory Girls Matron Ica dau age 15 b Mi Madeline dau age 14 b Mi Georgie son age 11 b Mi State: Michigan ED: 10 City of Lansing Thompson Street County: Ingham Image: 0495 Township: Lansing Relationship: Head JOHN W WOODS 1887-1936 John W. Woods, 48 of 818 Johnson Avenue, Lansing, died at a local hospital Tuesday evening, January 28, following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of Lansing for the past ten years, having gone there from Decatur. He is survived by the widow, Eva; two daughters, Mrs Ica Fowler, of Gleason, Tenn., Mrs Madeline Pittman of Lansing, one son, George Woods of Lansing; one brother, Clarence Woods of Kalamazoo, and one sister 43 Mrs Carrie Baldwin of Battle Creek. The body lay in state at the Goraline- Runcimen funeral home until Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, and funeral services were held from the M.E. church at Decatur at 1:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Harrison cemetery at Decatur. Older residents of Decatur will remember the Woods family and also the George Coulson family of which Mrs. Woods was a member. They were known here as good substantial Christian people. Among the relatives who accompanied the body of John Woods to Decatur and attended the funeral services were the widow, Mrs Eva Coulson Woods, and three children, Mrs George Coulson, Jay Coulson and family, Mrs Ernest Spratt and family, Mrs May Longley and daughter, Mrs. Carrie Hall and son Lewis Hall of Waverly, Mrs. Flossie Smith of Portland, and Mrs. Lilia Moore of Benton Harbor. John Woods was born in Madison, S. Dak., April 16,1887, and died in Lansing January 28,1936. More About John Wiley Woods: Burial: Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, VanBuren County, MI Notes for Eva Coulson: . Recognition Of Service This is to certify that Eva S Woods was employed by the United States Navy during the second World War at Office of Inspector of Naval ,USN, Detroit District this certificate is awarded to civilian employers of the U. S. Navy who remained on essential war time work until their services could be spared or until the end of hostilities. It is granted in recognition of that service to the Navy and to the Country . D. W. Coe, Captain, USN, Inspector 17 December 1945 COLLAR, EVA S. 4521 Wilcox Road Holt, MI. Died Friday. She is survived by 2 daughters, Madeline Foote of Holt, Ica Fowler of Holt, one son George woods of Olivet, Mi., one sister, Mrs Ruth Spratt of Lansing, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services to be held at 10 o'clock a.m. Monday morning at the Jewett Funeral Home. Burial in Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, Michigan. More About Eva Coulson: Burial: Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, VanBuren County, MI Children of John Woods and Eva Coulson are: 275 i. Ica Ruth8 Woods, born June 24, 1914 in Decatur, MI; died June 21, 2005 in Holt, Michigan. She married Robert Glynn Fowler May 04, 1931 in Lansing, MI; born January 10, 1912 in Gleason,TN; died February 12, 1980 in Holt,MI. Notes for Ica Ruth Woods: Holt Fowler, Ica R. Fowler, Ica R., 90, retired Michigan State University Holden Hall cafeteria supervisor, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Holt United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Published in the Lansing State Journal - June 23, 2005 Fowler, Ica Charities | Fowler, Ica R. Holt, MI Age 90, 44 passed away on June 21, 2005. She was born on June 24, 1914 in Decatur, MI. Mrs. Fowler was a member of Holt United Methodist Church, and she was employed as a supervisor at Holden Hall cafeteria at MSU for 17 years, retiring in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fowler. Surviving are 3 daughters, Roberta (Keith) Vedder of Charlotte, Clara (Charles) Heath and Celeste Tilden, all of Lansing; 9 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; 5 great-greatgrandchildren; and sister-in-law, Kate Woods. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd., with the Rev. Lynn E. Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Published in the Lansing State Journal - June 22, 2005 Ica Fowler Ica Fowler, 90, formerly of Gleason, passed away June 21, 2005, in Charlotte, Michigan. Services were held in the Holt United Methodist Church on June 24, 2005. Mrs. Fowler was born June 24, 1914 in Decatur, Michigan. She was a member of the Holt United Methodist Church and was employed as a supervisor at Holden Hall cafeteria at M.S.U., retiring in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Glynn Fowler in 1980. Survivors include three daughters, Roberta (Keith) Vedder of Charlotte, Clara (Charles) Heath, and Celeste Tilden of Lansing, Michigan; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat- grandchildren. Name: Ica W. Fowler SSN: 413-32-8709 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, Michigan Born: 24 Jun 1914 Died: 21 Jun 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951 ) Name: Ica Fowler Address: 4444 Sycamore St City: Holt State: Michigan Zip Code: 48842 Phone Number: 517-694-9664 Residence Years: 1994 1995 1996 1997 More About Ica Ruth Woods: Burial: June 24, 2005, Maple Ridge Cemetery Notes for Robert Glynn Fowler: Moved to Gleason in 1934 and took over William Robert Fowler's grocery store which they ran until 1943. Then they opened a pool hall until 1952. Robert was also a deputy. They moved to Lansing Mi in 1952. Icie worked at MSU. They moved to Holt Mi in 1967. 45 ROBERT FOWLER SSN: 413-32-8173 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Born: 10 Jul 1912 Last Benefit: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Died: Feb 1980 State (Year) SSN issued: TN (Before 1951 ) More About Robert Glynn Fowler: Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery 276 ii. Madeline L. Woods, born July 02, 1916 in Decatur, MI; died March 28, 1999 in Lansing, MI. She married (1) Carol Loomis Pittman August 10, 1934 in Lansing, MI; born in CA; died in CA. She married (2) Emmett T Foote July 27, 1937; born January 25, 1912 in Ingham Co MI; died February 08, 1982 in Mason MI. Notes for Madeline L. Woods: Name: MADELINE L FOOTE SSN: 372-44-1937 Last Residence: 48854 Mason, Ingham, MI Born: 2 Jul 1916 Last Benefit: Died: 28 Mar 1999 State (Year) SSN issued: MI (1960 And 1961 ) FOOTE,MADELINE L. Mason Age 82 died March 28,1999. Born July 02,1916 in Decatur, Mrs. Foote was a member of Columbia Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett; son, Bruce; parents, John and Eva (Coulson) Woods and brother George Woods. Surviving are 2 sons Terry (Linda) of Leslie, and Harold (Judy) Pittman of Mason; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Ica Fowler of Holt. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, 12 Noon t the Gorsline-Runciman Co. Ball-Dunn Chapel, 612 S Jefferson, Mason, with the Rev. John Hayden, Pastor of Columbia Road Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery, VeVay township. Friends may call at the Chapel begining Tuesday 2 p.m. where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Lung Association of Michigan, 403 Seymour Avenue, Lansing, 48933-1179 in memory of Mrs. Foote. Notes for Emmett T Foote: 46 Name: EMMETT T FOOTE Address: 4486 DONCASTER AVE , 6 City: HOLT State: MI Zipcode: 48842 Phone: (517) 694-3750 Name: Emmett T FOOTE Birth Date: 25 January 12 Death Date: 08 February 82 Gender: Male Residence: Delhi, Ingham, Michigan Name: EMMETT FOOTE SSN: 378-05-9174 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Born: 25 Jan 1912 Last Benefit: Died: Feb 1982 State (Year) SSN issued: MI (Before 1951 ) 277 iii. Rolland " George" Woods, born March 08, 1919 in Decatur MI; died February 23, 1982 in Marietta, Washington County, OH. He married Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield August 05, 1940 in Angola, Indiana; born July 25, 1921 in Hardin County, Ohio; died August 11, 2005 in Homer, Michigan. Notes for Rolland " George" Woods: Name: Rolland G Woods Age at Death: 62 Date of Death: 23 Feb 1982 City of Death: Marietta County of Death: Washington Volume: 24765 Certificate: 014363 Date of Birth: Est. 1920 State of Birth: Michigan Country of Birth: United States Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Race: White Social Security Number: 373-20-8818 Hospital of Death: Marietta Memorial Hospital Certifier: Coroner Autopsy: Yes, used for certification FREMONT, INDIANA - Rolland G Woods Sr., age 62 of Marshall, Michigan, expired Tuesday February 23,1982 in Marietta, Ohio. Mr. Woods was born March 8,1919 in Decatur, Michigan to John Wiley Woods and Eva Coulson Woods. He married Katherine Birchfield August 5,1940 in Angola, Indiana. Surviving are his wife Katherine, Sons Rolland "Ron" G. Woods Jr., (Janet), John Wiley Woods (Sharon) Steven R Woods (Lisa) and Daughter Sharon Woods Cornell, two sisters, Ica Woods Fowler and Madaline Woods Foote, eleven grandchildren. Services are Sunday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, with calling from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Clergyman officiating, Monroe Collins, with final resting place at Lakeside Cemetery. More About Rolland " George" Woods: Burial: February 27, 1982, Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana Notes for Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield: MY MEMORIES GROWING UP AND SOME MEMORIES TOLD TO ME BY FAMILY MEMBERS. 47 By Katherine "Kate" I. Birchfield Woods. My Mom and Dad wed August 08,1920 in Harden County Ohio. I am not sure where we lived, but it was on the Scioto Marsh in Harden County Ohio when I was born, July 21,1921. My Uncle Payne Fraley told me that the first time he saw me was when I was three weeks old. My Mom and Dad came down the road walking, and pushing me in a baby buggy, and crossed a bridge over a ditch into my Grampa Fraley's yard. I was not old enough to remember when my sister Helen was born on August 26 1922, but was told by Mom that Helen was a preemie baby so small, she could lay in a shoe box. She had a lot of dark hair. We had a large round oak stove in the center of the room, and the pipe passed up through the ceiling into a bedroom up stairs, so it would be warm too. I remember two dinning room chairs behind the stove with a feather tick, and Helen slept there. I think it served the purpose of keeping a premature baby warm. My brother Jim was born November 11 1923. My memory of him is on a tricycle and he killed a garden snake because Helen and I was afraid. Brother Bill was born December 14 1925. I remember Grampa and Gramma Fraley's house on the Marsh was a big two story house, with a walkway built out of wood that went to the pump. I remember one time when I was there Gramma wanted me to have a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, but I wanted only peanut butter without bread, Grampa Fraley told Gramma to let me just have the peanut butter, I ate so much that I went out on the wooden walkway and threw up a lot. Grampa and Gramma also had a nice Parlor and Gramma would not let anyone use it. She only used it for special occasions. One time Aunt Cassie was there with her boyfriend at the time, Morgan Wireman, and they were sitting in Gramma's parlor and Gramma got mad and poured a bottle of Whiskey on the floor and lit it with a match. I remember Gramma Fraley and Aunt Cassie used to bake about six pies a day, usually Lemon, Banana and Chocolate pies. I remember one time Mom baked Dad a birthday cake, and told me it was a secret, but when my Dad came home, I took him by the hand and led him into the pantry and showed him the cake. Gramma Elizabeth Birchfield lived with us when we moved to a farm at Walkerton, In. She baby sit with us kids while Mom and Dad worked. She loved brother Bill and would put a quilt in a crate, so she could keep Bill close by when she cooked. I don't remember if we still lived here, or if we have moved to another house in the country, near by, 48 when Bob was born February 9 1928. I remember a large concrete Porch with a stone wall around it. I had mumps on my 7th birthday. I remember Jim and Helen jumping off the Porch, they did not catch the mumps. This is the only I ever saw my Grampa Jim Birchfield. He was a short man, with white hair and a beard. We had a player piano. Grampa gave Jim a quarter, and Jim was playing the piano and put the quarter in his mouth and swallowed it. We moved to Lagrange,In. that year. Helen and I started school here and had to walk to school. In 1929 we moved to Partello, MI. We lived in Mrs Kerns house almost in the school yard. I can't remember the year, but we moved back to McGuffey, Ohio. Helen and I attended school here and rode a bus. We lived down the road from our teacher. Helen and I would walk down the road to her house. That is the first time I heard Kate Smith sing on the radio. Next we moved to Williams County Ohio, on the Ira Thomas farm. We went to the Whaley school on Disbro Road. Helen, Jim and I went to school here. Brother Bill also started school here. He was so small and cute the older girls would carry him to school. The depression hit while we lived here and a neighbor let us live in a little house house that leaked when it rained. Mom would take big heavy wool coats and cut them into quilt strips, and make heavy quilts for our beds. I wish I could find one of them, but I would guess they were threw away at sometime. Dad worked for .50 cents a day. The farmer could not afford to pay him. so we got meat, eggs,milk and butter from him. We went to Cooney school from here, when we could, which was not very often. When Roosevelt became president, Dad went to work for the W.P.A. Next we moved to the Weir Dick farm north of Columbus, Ohio. We had to walk to school at Columbus. Also I remember and us older kids walking across a field and woods to weed onions and pick pickles. Aunt Cassie lived with us then. I can't remember how old I was, but I remember one time Grampa Fraley, Uncle Dan and Uncle Red went to Ohio to get Mom out of jail. She had been picked up with Johnny Hamilton "Big "Red", "her cousin" and John Dillinger and put in jail. Johnny Hamilton was a second cousin to Mom. His mother was a Salyers. This started a lot of stories in our family. A lot which is not true. I remember when U.S. highway 20 was detoured by our house. We were having a sheep roast at our place, and Mom's family was there this Sunday. A large touring car had a flat tire in front of our house. It was full of ladies who were dressed in in pants. At this time this was not considered proper to dress that way, and none of the women would let the men help change the tire. 49 Lucy and Lindy was born here. Lucy was born May 25 1932 and Lindy was born December 19 1933. Us kids had a goat and it would get loose and eat Mom's clothes she had hung on the line to day. Mom would get Dad's gun and shoot at it. She never really aimed real good, and never hit the goat. We moved to Sandhill at Nettle Lake when Lindy was a small baby. We had Scarlet Fever, me, Bill, Bob, Lucy and Dad all had it. I contacted Rheumatic Fever, and Dr Jennings took care of us. We had a river close to Nettle Lake on the back of the farm. The whole family would go camp and fish here. We moved to the Easterday farm south of Cooney. We attended Cooney school. Next we moved to E.B. McNaughton's house, west of York, IN. We went to Metz school and road a bus. Once we had a blizzard and got snow bound at school. We stayed one night in Metz with a family. All the men got out and helped shovel out roads so we could we could get home. Shirley was born here Nov. 29 1935. My mother always raised a big garden, we had chickens, and eggs. We always had a milk cow. Mom made homemade butter and buttermilk, also cottage cheese. She made homemade bread and buttermilk biscuits and cornbread. She canned everything from the garden including fruit which we bought. I remember picking strawberries, wild blackberries and raspberries. She also picked elderberries and made the best jam and pies with these. Wild berries were plentiful in those days. We always raised hogs for butchering. We never had too much beef to eat. Mom dried fruit and corn. She made big boilers of hominy. The food I remember most is her chickens and dumplings, gingerbread, Biscuits and cornbread and fried corn. I remember Gramma Birchfield came to visit. She came by Gray Hound bus. When she was home on her small farm in Grant, Michigan, she raised onions. She dressed in long fashion skirts and blouses, and sun bonnets, and hi topped shoes, and smoked a clay pipe. When she rode the bus she wore modern clothes, shoes and hats, and smoked cigarettes. Next we moved to the Young place in 1936. It was across from Herschel Huss's folks. We went to school at Scott Center. In 1937 is when my Dad left us. I quit school at 16 to go to work and help Mom. We stilled lived on Leslie Young's near Fremont. This is also when Uncle Rice wed Medie Bradley. They lived on Gaylord Mullett's farm. That same summer of 1937 Helen, Jim, Bill and I went to Grant Michigan and stayed in a tent with our Dad. Our cousin Everett Patrick lived near us. Dad gave us a Model T Car and all four of us learned to drive it, in the fire lanes in the woods. When we came back home, part of us lived with Uncle Rice and part with Grampa Fraley. Mom had our sister Janice Ann October, 30 1937 and she died the same day. I remember holding her and dressing her to be buried. 50 We moved to the Franing house at Partello, Michigan, and this is where I met George Woods. My mother became ill and had a ruptured appendix. Was in the Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. My Mom and brothers and sisters moved back to IN. George and I got married August 5 1939 in Angola, Indiana. George and I took up house keeping and working for his cousin Floyd Baldwin, near Marshall on a farm. I learned to milk cows here. I got pregnant for Sharon here. When I got pregnant, I got homesick to see Mom, and we did not own a car at the time. George just kidding said, we could always hitch hike. I surprised him and said lets go, so we started hitch hiking. A man stopped and picked us up. He said he was only going as far as Coldwater, as he had some business there. When we got to Coldwater he let us out. He told us he would check when he got done with his business and if we were still where he let us out, he would take us the rest of the way to my Mothers. Well sure enough he came back and drove us to Moms house. We moved down close to my mother after this We moved into the house with her when she went and stayed with sister Helen, when she had her first baby, Shirley. Shirley is about nine months older than my daughter Sharon. We then moved to Mason, Michigan, and George worked in Lansing for a theater Co. This is where my daughter Sharon Kay was born, Oct.24 1941, about six weeks before the second world war. When Sharon was born it cost $64.00, and I also had my tonsils out. We lived in Gramma Coulson's upstairs Apartment. Gramma Coulson always said babies needed to be rocked in a rocking chair. One day I heard a noise on the stairs, and looked and Gramma Coulson was dragging a rocking chair upstairs for me to rock Sharon in. Sharon sucked her thumb when she was a baby. Gramma Coulson asked me what I craved when I was pregnant for her. I told her I could never get enough Strawberries. She had some strawberries that she had canned, so she opened a jar and fed Sharon the strawberry juice until she was full. Sharon never sucked her thumb again. George loved farming, so we moved back to Floyd Baldwin's by Marshall, in a new house Floyd built for us. One time I had Sharon dressed up real cute, as we were going to town. Well she got away from me and went to the barn where her dad was. She walked out in the barnyard and fell headfirst into the manure. We stayed in this area until late 1944. We moved back to In with my Mom so her and George could go to work in Hillsdale in a war plant. I was pregnant with Rolland "Ron", my second baby. Helen came here in March, and was pregnant for Valanda. One night after George and Mom came in from work, and had just got to sleep, Helen woke them up to take her to the hospital. They took her to Angola Hospital, where Valanda was born. In April of the same year we went and stayed at Uncle Paynes farm, and Payne and Sylvia went to Kentucky to get married. Ron was born June 13 1945. The war ended that year, so the War Plant closed down, and George went back farming for a muck farmer. We bought a little house north of York, where my 51 Mother had lived when Shirley was born. We next moved to a little green house on a road that ran south off 120, east of Fremont. One time when Ron was still a baby, I had changed his Diaper. I always stuck the Safety Pins in my shirt while I was changing him. Right shortly after I changed him, he started choking. I checked his diaper and one of the Pins was not in his diaper. I panicked and George and I started to the hospital. On there we hit a bump, and Ron threw up Tobacco. He had found a cigarette butt and put it in his mouth and swallowed it. I then looked on my dress and there was the pin. John was born when we lived here 19 1946. While living here George bought a car that had been a State Police car. It was about a 1940 Ford Coop, that you had to crank to start. I did not have a drivers license, but I drove anyway. One day I was driving and had Sharon and Ron with me. Sharon was holding Ron. While I was stopped at 120 a road truck came around the corner too short and hit the car. Ron hit the dash, but was only a little bruised. The car was totaled. Sharon used to love to dress Ron and John up in her doll clothes and pretend that they were her babies. John had cute white curly hair, and when George took the boys down to Aunt Marthy's and had her shave off their hair, Sharon was mad at him and Aunt Marthy. We also had a white collie dog named Lady. She loved Sharon. One time Sharon was jumping on our bed, and George told her to stop. Sharon did not listen to him and kept jumping. George picked her up and was going to spank her and Lady attacked him. We had to give Lady away after that. We then moved North of Metz, In on a farm, owned by a Sheriff of Angola, Dorsey Folk. Sharon started school here at Metz. She rode a bus. One time while living here George thought he had a slow leak on one of his tires on our car. One day he came back into the yard after milking cows, and here was Ron, down by a tire sticking his little finger in the tire valve and letting the air out of the tire. We also was living here when my youngest brother Lindy came and stayed with us. Lindy and some neighborhood boys got into some trouble and George spanked Lindy. This broke Sharon's heart. She could not stand to see her Uncle Lindy cry, and she went into his bedroom and babied him. We moved back to Michigan on M 60 just east of Burlington. While we were living here we became friends with Floyd and Lorriane Scofield. We also became friends with Bill and Violet French. Sharon went to church with Violets children. Well Bill and George liked to make Moonshine, and got caught one time, on a Sat night. They spent the night in Jail. Sharon did not get to go to church that Morning, so she went that night with Violets Children. Sharon's Sunday school teacher told Sharon that they had missed her that morning, and Sharon proceeded to tell her that she had to stay home because her Dad had been jail. Violets kids wanted to strangle her. This is where we lived when Ron and John learned to play Cowboys and Indians. They had little toy guns and holsters. We had a round oak stove in the living room. One day they were playing and Ron was the Indian that day and was running around the stove, well John the cowboy jumped off the arm of the 52 couch and hit Ron over the head with his gun and knocked Ron out. We then moved to Potawattme reservation and farmed potatoes. This is where I decided I would like to have bangs. I had always wore my hair long and George loved it. When I cut bangs he was very mad at me. John was always my little toe head, and I used to tell him he was made out of sugar. One day when he was outside it started raining, and he put his hands over his head and started crying saying my head is made out of sugar and is going to melt. The kids and I used to walk in the wooded area. One day I seen a big blue racer and grabbed a stick and shook it at the snake, and he crawled away. I was a hero then. From there we moved to Partello in the Thomas House which we bought. We lived next door to the Kerns House where Mom had lived at one time. Steve was born here on April 30 1951. It cost one weeks pay for Steve, when he was born. Dr Humphery delivered Steve. Mom said she doctored with Dr Humphrey until one time she took Steve in and the doctor could not remember Mom's name. Ron and John started school at the little country school in Partello. George and I also started working at Woodlin Metal in Marshall. My Brother Bob and his first wife lived in the upstairs apt. So they watched the kids while we were working. One time while we were working, a storm came up, and Bob's wife went upstairs to shut her windows. While up there Sharon was holding Steve, and went to shut off a lamp. Lightning struck the house at that time and the light bulb exploded, just as Sharon was reaching for it. Sharon and the boys ran out of the house screaming and crying, and Sharon almost squeezed Steve to death. Jim and Helen and Their family also lived in the upstairs apt. when they first moved up here from In. One time when George and I was working different shifts, and George watched the kids, George was going to put Steve down for a nap, and he laid down with him. Well George took the nap and Steve got up and went to the kitchen. We had been to the grocery store, and I had not put everything away yet. Well Steve mixed Flour, Coffee, and butter and everything he could open together. What a mess. We had a little bulldog when we lived here and Steve would take our plates after we would get through eating and sit them on the floor for the dog to lick and he would say he was helping me do dishes. He would also try to eat the dog food with the dog. One time Steve got whooping cough, and every little kid in Partello came and seen him and it got passed all over Partello. When Steve learned to walk he used Sharon's baton and pretended like it was a horse. Uncle Lindy and Little Tommy Fraley used to come to visit and get Ron and John to wrestling, until one of them would cry. Mom would put the boys to bed, and then Lindy and Tom would sneak into the bedroom and give the boys beer to get them to quit crying. We bought our first TV when we lived here. One time George took Sharon, Ron and John, along with my Brother Lindy to see a cowboy movie. While in the movie, everything had quitted down, and Ron asked very loud, Dad how come the horse don't shit in the movies? Everyone just roared laughing. One Sunday when we were living here, Gramma and Grampa Coller, Aunt Madeline and Uncle came down. Gramma Coller had bought yards and yards of Flannel. They tore it into diapers for Steve. One Sunday everybody hemmed 53 diapers for Steve. We then bought the old Roop farm. We had cows that we milked, I raised Chickens here. Sharon, Ron and John walked about a mile to country school called Carverville School. We raised big gardens here. George and I continued to work at Woodlin Metals in Marshall. Sharon was old enough to baby sit by her self then. Sharon was in 4-H, and a saddle club while living here. She had a horse named Ginger. Also one of our hens was a runt, and Sharon made a pet out of her. She would go with Sharon when she would go riding on Ginger. Ron and John decided they wanted to try smoking one day and sit a pig house on fire. They were in trouble over that. We bought our first freezer when we lived here. We also had a big yellow cat come to the house and the kids started feeding the cat, and named the cat Tom. Well Tom had a litter of kittens soon after. We also got a cocker spaniel as a pup, that we named Pixie. Well Steve was just learning to talk and could not say his words very plain. When he called Pixie, it came out pissy. The older kids used to have a ball getting him to call his dog. When we lived here I used to fix big Thanksgiving dinners and have my family up. Woodlin Metals closed, so George next went to work for Maynard Velliqatte. We moved to one of his houses. Steve started school here. Sharon got her drivers license while we lived here. The kids rode a bus and went to Olivet School. We next moved to Quincy, Mi and lived next door to Mom and Sharley. George Worked in a shop in Quincy and I went to work in a Fishing Tackle Shop in Bronson. I remember my Sherry Jo and Lynn coming and knocking on my door and saying Aunt Kate let us in or we will huff and puff and blow your house in. One time they came and were crying because they said they stepped in used dog food. We next moved to California Corners and Georges Shop went on strike. This is when we found out that my Mother had cancer. They settled the strike after about 8 months, and we bought a house in Coldwater, Mi on State Street. Mom's cancer returned and she had surgery on her colon, and had to wear a bag. She stayed with us until Christmas. I had to quit my job to take care of her. Then all my brothers rented a house and moved Mom in it. I still went and stayed nights with her as Shirley had to work. Mom died May 14 1961. George's shop closed and moved down south. He tried to work in a foundry, and a another small shop which also closed, so we moved back up in the Marshall,Olivet area. We bought a trailer and lived in Helen and her second husband, Ross's yard. We moved in the Olivet area, so the boys could go to Olivet School. Sis married shortly after we moved from Coldwater. One time Gramma Coller came down for a visit. George had a small still in the basement. Homer Wireman came over and picked the Still. Gramma Got on to Dad and said Young Man if you don't think I know what you carried through that kitchen door. She said I know what that was. What have you been up to. Ron and John graduated from Olivet High School, and then we 54 bought a house on V Drive North. I worked at Cornings while we lived here. Ron and John got drafted into the Army while we were living here. John went to Vietnam and Ron went to Germany. The boys did not want me to work while they were in the Army and sent me money, and had me quit Cornings. Katherine "Katie" Birchfield Woods Marshall Adviser KATHERINE IRENE WOODS Katherine Irene Woods, 84 of Homer, died there August 11, 2005. Mrs. Woods was born July 25, 1921 in McGuffy, Harden County, Ohio, to Walker and Alka Fraley Birchfield. On August 5, 1939 she married Rolland "George" Woods, Sr., who preceded her her in death on February 23, 1982. A homemaker, Katherine enjoyed sewing, quilting, senior activities, and walking. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society of Albion and Homer. Suvivors include a daughter, Sharon Cornell and Jim Risner of Parma, sons, Rolland G Woods Jr. of Parma, John and Sharon Woods of Albion, and Steve and Lisa Woods of Auburn, Indiana, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren: sisters Lucille Dudek of Fayetteville, NC, and Shirley and Fred Dale of Coldwater, MI. Parents, two sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death. Visitation will be Sunday, August 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.,(Indiana time), at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Service will be Monday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. (Indiana time), Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Pastor Monroe Collins officiating. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn. arrangements by Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana. (260) 495 2915. Name: Katherine Woods SSN: 384-16-9007 Born: 25 Jul 1921 Died: 11 Aug 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) More About Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield: Burial: August 15, 2005, Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana 238. Carrie7 Woods (John Burl6, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born May 02, 1889 in CASS COUNTY MI, and died October 22, 1957 in CALHOUN CO MI. She married Dennis Baldwin January 29, 1910. He was born October 14, 55 1863 in Porter Twp, Michigan, and died August 04, 1947 in Newton twp, Battle Creek, Mi. Notes for Carrie Woods: April 13,1910 William and Ann E. Vanderhoof sold land to Carrie V Baldwin, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded April 16,1910 Vanburen Co MI. THE BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER & NEWS Wed. Oct 23,1957 Mrs. Dennis M. Baldwin Mrs. Carrie Virginia Baldwin, 68, who had lived 26 years on the Union City road, north of Stanley Corners in Newton Township, died at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks. Mrs. Baldwin was born in Silvercreek, Cass County, May 2, 1889, the daughter of John and Helen (Vanderhoof) Woods. She was married at Decatur in 1909 to Dennis M. Baldwin who died in August, 1947. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Myrtle) Wilbur and Mrs Earl (Lodema) Hunter and a son, Ford R. Baldwin, all of Newton Township; four stepsons, Jesse Baldwin of Hanover; Roy J. Baldwin, 12529 E. Michigan Ave.; Floyd Baldwin of Marshall and Selah Baldwin of Burlington; two stepdaughters, Mrs Kit Kalbetzer of Decatur and Mrs. Mabel Smith, Ceresco; a brother, Clarence Woods of Kalamazoo; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of the Maccabees. Notes for Dennis Baldwin: DEATH TAKES FORMER DECATUR RESIDENT Dennis M. Baldwin was a son of the late Jonathan and Jane Baldwin and was born in Porter township October 11, 1863. He departed this life August 4,1947, at the age of 83 years, at his home in Newton township, south of Battle Creek. Mr. Baldwin as a young man spent his time in and around Decatur doing baling work and farming. Early in life he was married to Miss Emma Branigan of Benton Harbor, formerly of Decatur. She passed away two years after they were married, leaving a young daughter, who is now Mrs. Kittie Calbetzor of Decatur. Later he was married to Phoebe Thompson, also of Decatur. She also departed this life, leaving six children. They are Jesse of Hanover, Mich., Roy of Battle Creek, Selah of Coldwater, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Ceresco, Mrs. Ona Shepard of Battle Creek. In 1910, January 29, he was married to Miss. Carrie Woods, daughter of the late John and Helen Woods of Decatur. Three children were born to this union who survive with the widow and other children. They are Ford at home, Myrtle Wilbur and Lodema Hunter, both of Battle Creek. Mr. Baldwin was a kind and loving father, and besides raising his large family of boys and girls, he took in his home his little granddaughter when she was but a year old and kept her and provided a home for her. She is Virginia Hunter and still resides with his wife Carrie. Besides the children and wife, he leaves 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Clara Bennett of Benton Harbor, one brother George of Kalamazoo. He leaves a host of nieces and nephews in and around Decatur. Funeral services were held August 7 at the Court Funeral home in Marshall and interment followed in Newton Cemetery. Casketbearers were Dosrey and Eugene Calbetzor, Lee and Ward Baldwin, Frank and Leon Smith, all grandsons. Children of Carrie Woods and Dennis Baldwin are: 278 i. Myrtle8 Baldwin. She married Duane "Dick" Wilbur. 279 ii. Ford Baldwin, born February 25, 1911; died August 24, 1998 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan. Notes for Ford Baldwin: Name: Ford R. Baldwin SSN: 366-07-0115 Last Residence: 49017 Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States of America Born: 25 Feb 1911 Died: 24 Aug 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) 56 Name: FORD BALDWIN Address: 60 GORDON BLVD City: BATTLE CREEK State: MI Zipcode: 49017 Phone: (616) 963-0952 280 iii. Lodema Baldwin. She married Earl Hunter. 244. Lila W7 Woods (James S6, Virginia5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born November 02, 1890 in Michigan, and died September 08, 1969 in Michigan. She married Warner Z Moore Abt. 1914. He was born April 14, 1891 in Michigan, and died February 18, 1978 in Berrien twp., Berrien County, Michigan. Notes for Lila W Woods: This is from Craig Blyeth No given name cited in Hattie's obituary for daughter, but on Lillian Cushing 's family information is written "Lila born 1890" and "phoned Lila Moore 12-1 -1964." Per Darwin Sutherland (August, 2000) Lila was Hattie's daughter. 19 20 Federal Census ED 71, p. 5A, res. 1 Benton Harbor, 3rd Ward, Benton twp., Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner Z., 28, MI MI MI, carpenter Lila W. (?), 28, M I MI MI 1930 Federal Census ED 13, p. 15A, res. 375 612 Empire Ave. Ward 3, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner, Z., owns res. worth $6,000, ra dio, 38, m. @ 22, MI MI MI, house carpenter Lila W., 39, m. @ 23, MI MI MI Burl, 9, MI MI MI Smith, Michael, lodger, 73, wid., OH US US, grinder at malle able iron Woods, Hattie, mother-in-law, 65, wid., MI Eng. MI No SSDI listing. St. Joseph Herald-Press, Nov. 19, 1962 Mercy Hospital Admissions Eau Clair e - Mrs. Warner Moore, rt. 1, box 198 (discharged Nov. 26) Notes for Warner Z Moore: This is from Criag Blyeth ID: I521909585 Name: Warner Z. MOORE Given Name: Warner Z. Surname: Moore Sex: M Birth: 14 Apr 1891 in Michigan 1 2 Death: 18 Feb 1978 in Berrien twp., Berrien Co., Michigan 1 3 Burial: Shanghai cem., Pipestone twp., Berrien Co., Michigan 1 Note: Michigan Deaths, 1971-96: MOORE , Warner Z. Death Date: 18 February 78 Birth Date: 14 April 91 Gender: Male Residence: Sodus, Berrien, Michigan Place of Death: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan SSDI listing: WARNER MOORE SSN 378-14-1891 Residence: 49111 Eau Claire, Berrien, MI Born 14 Apr 1891 Last Benefit: 49022 Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI Died Feb 1978 Issued: MI (Before 1951) Michigan Deaths, 1971-96 57 MOORE , Warner Z Death Date: 18 February 78 Birth Date: 14 April 91 Gender: Male Residence: Sodus, Berrien, Michigan Place of Death: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan Child of Lila Woods and Warner Moore is: 281 i. Burl8 Moore, born 1921 in Michigan. 247. William Thomas7 Easton (William W6, Emily5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born April 01, 1880 in Dowagiac Mi, and died November 16, 1932 in Akron, Ohio. He married Jane Park. Child of William Easton and Jane Park is: 282 i. James8 Easton. He married Marian Witzberger. 255. Claude B7 Pound (Fred J6, Elizabeth5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born July 01, 1892. He married Viola J Watts June 23, 1917 in Cassopolis, MI. She was born February 06, 1897. Children of Claude Pound and Viola Watts are: 283 i. Betty Jane8 Pound, born May 21, 1920. She married James P Mitchell; born August 29, 1919. 284 ii. Dorothy Mae Pound, born May 16, 1927. She married George Glen Evans; born May 16, 1916. 256. Fred7 Pound (Fred J6, Elizabeth5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born March 20, 1900. He married Harriette Blanchard April 14, 1925 in Kalamazoo, MIchigan. She was born September 17, 1904. Child of Fred Pound and Harriette Blanchard is: 285 i. Helen Jean8 Pound, born November 22, 1925. She married Harvey Reif. 257. Guy D7 Pound (Fred J6, Elizabeth5 Hinchman, John Kaiser4, William3, William2, William1) was born October 12, 1901. He married Leona F Cropsey June 09, 1923 in Cassopolis, MI. She was born July 04, 1902, and died July 21, 1981. Children of Guy Pound and Leona Cropsey are: 286 i. Dormi Ona8 Pound, born November 13, 1924. She married Edwin L Kooyers; born August 10, 1922. 287 ii. Guy Douglas Pound, born May 23, 1926. He married Jean Maria Mandigo June 14, 1947 in Kalamazoo, MIchigan; born July 05, 1927. 288 iii. Janet Mae Pound, born August 26, 1937. She married Fenan Thompson; born December 13, 1934. 289 iv. Ellen Ann Pound, born November 12, 1940. She married William W Hamman; born November 28, 1938.
Feb 24, 2006 · posted to the surname Hinchman
SharonK Cornell 1 Descendants of James Wood Generation No. 1 1. James1 Wood was born in Ireland, and died Bef. May 1769. He married Mary. She died June 26, 1815. Notes for James Wood: This was sent to me by a friend, and it fits how I feel about my family genealogy. I just wish I knew who wrote it. The Story Tellers... We are the chosen. My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones. (Author Unknown) Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County,VA., 300 acres on a branch of Muddy Creek, Patents # 24, 1745-1746, Page 556 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 400 acres on the west side of the Blue Ridge os Mountians on both sides of Buffaloe Creek, it being a branch of the north fork of James River. Patents # 24, 1746-1746, Page 554 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County, 400 acres on the north side of Looney's Mill Creek including Beaverdam Swamp. Patients # 24, 1746-1746 Page 553 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County VA., 370 acres on both sides os Smiths Creek. Patents # 24, 1746-1746 Page 551 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 287 acres on the head of middle branch of Cataubo Creek, Patents # 24, 1746-46, Page 550 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta Co VA., 245 acres on Goose Creek, Patents # 24,1746-46, Page 548 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 350 acres on Muddy Creek, including a meadow on the said creek. Patents # 24 1745-46, Page 545 Jan 12 1746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 400 acres including the great Plane on the north river of Shanando. Patents # 24, 1746-46, Page 544 Jan 121746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 268 acres on the waters of Shanando called Naked Creek. Patents # 24, 1746-46, Page 542 Jan 12, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 400 acres of the South River of Shanando called Cub Run. Patents # 24, 1746-46, Page 541 Jan 12,1746, James Wood, Augusta County, VA., 176 acres on a branch of James River called Looney's Mill Creek, Patents # 24,1746-46, Page 540 Jan 12,1746, James Wood, Augusta Co. VA., 400 acres on the branches of Muddy Creek, Patients # 24, 1745-46, Page 538 April 1,1749, James Woods patented 200 acres on both sides of Stockton's Creek, branch of Mecham's River. Sept 10 1755, James Wood, Augusta Co. VA., 400 acres at a place called Horse Shoe Bottom on the New River. Patents # 31, 1751-56 Page 600 2 Sept 10,1755, James Wood, Augusta Co. VA., 1200 acres on Cripple Creek. Patients # 31, 1751-56, Page 661 Sept 101755, James Wood, Augusta Co. VA., 2800 acres, on a branch of Middle Fork of the Indian River called Cedar Creek. Patents # 31, 1751- 56, Page 701 Sept 101755, James Wood, Augusta Co. VA., 2193 acres on the head of Houstons Creek, Patents # 31,1751-56, Page 702 August 16,1756, James Wood, Augusta Co., VA, 2800 acres on Crooked Creek at the Large Indian Fields under Chestnut Ridge on the south side of Woods River. Patents # 33, 1756-61, Page 118 Notes for Mary: AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 370 - 379 Page 294.--31st December, 1760. Mary Wood, of Frederick, to Joseph Rutherford, £100, 400 acres on a branch of South River of Shanando, called Cub Run, spur of Peaked Mountain, patented to James Wood, deceased, 12th January, 1746, and devised to Mary by his will in Frederick. Teste: Thomas Rutherford. Delivered: Reuben Rutherford, May, 1768 Page 152.--22d May, 1769. Mary Wood, of Frederick, to Mathew Harrison, £__, marriage heretofore celebrated between Mathew and Mary's daughter, Mary, deceased, on North River of Shanandoah, part of a tract called the Great Plain, patented to James Wood, deceased, 12th January, 1746, 210 acres; also one tract adjoining Fairfax's line and the lands of Michael Nees, 270 acres, patented to Mary Wood, 27th June, 1764. Teste: Robt. Wood, William Campbell, Alexander White, Jno. Magill. Delivered: William McDowell, August, 1780. August 19 1780 page (297) Mary Woods to be summoned to show cause why her children should be bound out. Feb 24 1800 Mary Woods relinquishes her right to administer on the estate of her son Jacob Woods in favor of her son William Woods. WILL BOOK No. XII. Page 23.--26th May, 1814. Mary Woods' will--To son, John; son, William; daughter, Elizabeth Donovan; daughter, Mary Brown; son, Joseph; grandadaughter, Jemima Woods, daughter to son Joseph; grandson, Jacob, son to son Joseph. Executors, Isaac Jones and Wm. Sillings. Teste: Lawrence Swink, John Gamble, John Woods. Proved, 26th June, 1815. Sillings refuses. John qualifies Children of James Wood and Mary are: 2 i. Elizabeth2 Wood. She married Mr Donovan. 3 ii. Jacob Wood, died Bef. February 24, 1800. + 4 iii. James Wood, born in Ireland; died in Monroe Co VA. + 5 iv. Joesph Wood. 6 v. John Wood. 7 vi. Mary Wood. She married Charles Brown November 30, 1786. Notes for Mary Wood: Charles Brown and Mary Woods were married Nov 30 1786 by Rev. Archibald Scott in Augusta Co Va. 8 vii. William Wood. 9 viii. Sarah Wood, born January 29, 1769. She married William Jones May 30, 1787; born 1766. Notes for Sarah Wood: May 30 1787, William Jones and William Jordan, surety, William Jones and Sarah Wood, daughter of James Wood (Consent). Teste: Thomas Douglas, Wm Kilpatrick, Wm Jordan swears Sarah is 18 on 29th January last, and Wm Jones is 21. Generation No. 2 4. James2 Wood (James1) was born in Ireland, and died in Monroe Co VA. He married Ann Mills, daughter of John Mills. 3 Notes for James Wood: Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, WV The First Church in Greenbrier County The Rev. John ALDERSON, Jr., founded this church in 1787. "Its twelve original members were John ALDERSON, Mary ALDERSON, Thomas ALDERSON, John KIPPERS, John SHEPPARD, John SKAGGS, Katherine SKAGGS, Joseph SKAGGS, Lucy SKAGGS, Bailey WOOD, Ann WOOD, and James WOOD." Notes for Ann Mills: From Deeds From Sweet Springs, Greenbrier Co Va Oct 29,1795. John Mills,son of John Mills deed of Botetourt Co to Ann Wood his sister certain easements in their fathers estate. Children of James Wood and Ann Mills are: 10 i. Elizabeth3 Wood. 11 ii. James Wood. 12 iii. John Wood. He married Mary Keene April 14, 1793 in Greenbrier Co Va (WV). Notes for John Wood: John Wood and Mary Keene were married by John Alderson in Greenbrier Co VA., W VA. 13 iv. Wiley Wood. He married Jane Kincaid?. + 14 v. Bailey Wood, born Bet. 1755 - 1758; died 1826 in Monroe Co W VA. + 15 vi. William Wood, born Abt. 1770 in VA; died 1835 in Fayette Co VA. 5. Joesph2 Wood (James1) Child of Joesph Wood is: 16 i. Jemima3 Wood. Generation No. 3 14. Bailey3 Wood (James2, James1) was born Bet. 1755 - 1758, and died 1826 in Monroe Co W VA. He married Nancy Hicks 1776, daughter of Joseph Hicks and Melvina Cole. She was born Abt. 1763. Notes for Bailey Wood: The reason I think Bailey Wood is my line is because it has been told down through the Woods family that the Hinchmans and Wood/Woods were in Greenbrier Co, Monroe, Co VA., and Logan Co W VA together, and then came to Michigan together. I have no proof. 1782 Bailey Wood on Greenbrier Co VA Personal Property tax list Bailey on 1787 Greenbrier Co VA tax list 1787 The Rev. John Alderson, Jr. founded the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson WV, the first church in Greenbrier Co. The twelve orininal members were John Alderson, Mary Alderson, Thomas Alderson, John Kippers, John Sheppard, John Skaggs, Katherine Skaggs, Joseph Skaggs, Lucy Skaggs, Bailey Wood, Ann Wood and James Wood. 1788 Land Grant, Bailey for 450 acres on Greenbrier River. 1796 Bailey on Greenbrier Co VA tax list 1796 Court Records, Page 186. James Guinn vs William Hinchman Jr., in case, Deft pleads not guilty. Plff was solemnly called, but came not enither (is) his suit further prosecuted, therefore it is ordered that he be non suited and pay the Deft 5 shillings damages and costs. Ordered James Guinn to pay John Perry, John Dixon, Elizabeth Wood and Wm Graham $3.10 for 6 days attendance as witnesses for him vs Hinchman and Bailey Wood $1.59 for 3 days attendance as witness for him at this same suit. Name: Bailey , Sr. Wood Sex: M 4 Birth: BET. 1755 - 1758 Death: Abt 1826 in Monroe County,(West) Virginia Note: 1782: Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia, Personal Property Tax List: Bailey Wood 1 Poll, 0 Slaves, 0 Horses, 2 Cattle, Amount 9/0/0 "The 1782 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List" transcribed by Jeffrey C. Weaver, July 18, 1998. He writes: "This Tax list as very difficult to read. I did the best I could, but there are numerous mistakes no doubt. Please consult the original records before making a determination on what they say. Hopefully this record will serve as a source of Clues and should not be considered definative.") Bailey Wood is listed in Mr. Wm. Hamilton's district with 1 Poll, 0 Slaves, 1 Horse, 2 Cattle, and no amount of tax. 1785: Greenbrier Co., (W)VA Taxable Property List 1787: Greenbrier Co., (W)VA Tax List list used for the 1790 reconstructed Virginia Census: Bailey Wood 0-0-0-39 1788: Land Grant of Bailey Wood for 450 acres on Greenbrier River listed as Greenbrier County, Virginia 1796: Greenbrier Co., (W)VA Personal Property Tax List: Bealey Wood 1 Poll, 0 Slaves, 3 Horses 1796: Greenbrier Co., (W)VA Personal Property Tax List: Bailey Wood 2 white tithes 4 horses 1799: Monroe Co., (W)VA Tax List: Bailey Wood 1 Poll, 0 Slaves, 7 Horses 1803: August 16 1803 Bailey Wood to William Graham, 127 acres for $1.00 on Greenbrier River adj. James Graham. (Source: Monroe Co., (W)VA Deed Book 1 (1799-1805) from "Monroe County (W) Virginia Abstracts" compiled by Larry G. Shuck, pg. 280-81.) 1804: March 20, 1804 Baily Wood and wife Nancy Wood to Robert Gwinn, 323 acres for five shillings adj. James Graham and James Gwinn. (Source: Monroe Co., (W)VA Deed Book 1 (1799-1805) from "Monroe County (W) Virginia Abstracts" compiled by Larry G. Shuck, pg. 330- 331.) 1826-1842: This indenture made the 21st day of September one thousand and eight hundred and twenty six between James Wood and Polly his wife, Bailey Wood and Lucertia his wife, William Wood and Mary his wife, Richard Skaggs and Susannah his wife, Martin McGraw and Nancy his wife, Samuel McGraw and Elizabeth his wife, Katherine Wood, heirs and legal represenatives of Bailey Wood, deceased, and Nancy Wood widow of Bailey Wood, deceased, of the county of Nicholas and state of Virginia of the one part and John Alderson of the County of Monroe and state aforesaid of the other party witnesseth that the said heirs and the widow of Bailey Wood, deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid the receipt wherein is hereby acknowledged, have barganied and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said John Alderson and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land containig one hundred acres more or less lying on the south side of the Greenbrier river in Monroe County adjoining the lands of Will___ Johnson and Clarence Graham and bounded as followth. To wit: Beginning at a popular and beech corner to John Lusk on the south side of the river and with his line S12deg E74 poles to 2 beech's S55 deg E 64 poles to a poplar and sugar tree E 22 poles to a poplar and white oak neigh a draugh S 75 deg E 38 poles to 2 buckeye trees N__ 27 poles to a buckeye and sugar tree N 22 deg W 8 poles to 2 elm's N 30 deg _ 50 poles to 2 hickories N 10 deg E 42 poles to 2 buckeye's N 23 deg N 36 poles crossing the river to 2 beech on the river bank and from there to the beginning with all its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances with all singular appurtenances ________thereinto belonging and the said heirs______aforesaid do warrant with the said John Alderson the said tract or parcel of land from themselves, from their heirs , executors and administrators and from all and every person aforesaid will warrant and forever defend in witness whereof we have hereto set our hands and seal this day and date first above written. James Wood Polly X Wood Bailey Wood Luccretia X Wood William Wood Mary X Wood Richard Skaggs Susannah X Skaggs Martin McGraw Nancy X McGraw Samuel McGraw Elizabeth X McGraw Katherine X Wood Nancy X Wood Nicholas County to wit: We William Carnefix and James Skaggs, Justice of the Peace of the county of Nicholas and the state of Virginia do hereby certify that James Wood, Bailey Wood, William Wood, Richard Skaggs, Martin McGraw, Samuel McGraw parties to a certain deed bearing date 21st September 1826 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed desired us to ratify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of the said county and of Monroe in order that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our names and seals this 21st day of September 1826. W. Carnefix 5 James Skaggs Nicholas county to wit: We William Carnefix and James Skaggs, Justices of the peace in the county of Nicholas aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby certify the Polly Wood, wife of James Wood, Lucertia Wood wife of Bailey Wood, Mary Wood wife of William Wood, Susannah Skaggs wife of Richard Skaggs, Nancy McGraw wife of Martin McGraw, Elizabeth McGraw wife of Samuel McGraw, Katherine Wood and Nancy Wood, widow of Bailey Wood, deceased, parties to a certain deed bearing date the 21st of September 1826 and hereinto annexed personally appeared befor us in our county aforesaid and being examined privately and apart from their said husbands and having deed aforesaid fully explained to them then the said Polly Wood, Lucertia Wood, Mary Wood, Susannah Skaggs, Nancy McGraw, Elizabeth McGraw, Katherine Wood and Nacy Wood, widow of Bailey Wood, deceased, acknowledge the same to be their names and declared that they had willingly signed ___ ___ ____ ___ the same and that they __ __ ___ __ __. W. Carnefix James Skaggs Monroe county clerks office February 10, 1842: This deed of bargain and sale from Bailey Wood's heirs to John Alderson was acknowledged before two Magestrates in the county of Nicholas and certified and admitted to record. Test: Geo. Hutchinson, Jr, Clerk (Source: Fox, Vernon A. Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Land Deed. Heirs of Bailey Wood to John Alderson. 21 September 1826 Wood, Bailey. grantee. 31 July 1788. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 450 acres on the south side of Greenbrier River adjoining the land or James Givin and the land of Mathias Keen. Source: Land Office Grants No. 18, 1788-1789, p. 269 (Reel 84). See also the following surname(s): Woods. Gwin, Joseph. grantee. 9 July 1796. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 75 acres on waters of Kellies Creek a branch of Greenbrier river adjoining the land of Bailey Wood, John Dixon &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 35, 1795-1796, p. 585 (Reel 101). . Wood, William. grantee. 16 January 1801. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 109 acres in the Valley and on Peters Mountain adjoining his own land called the Cave Survey &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 46, 1797-1801, p. 624 (Reel 112). Jarred, David. grantee. 21 September 1804. Location: Monroe County. Description: 149 acres on the south side of Greenbrier River adjoining the land of Moses Gwin, Bailey Wood. Source: Land Office Grants No. 52, 1803-1804, p. 422 (Reel 118). Wood, William. grantee. 9 September 1812. Location: Kanawha County. Description: 100 acres on the Trace Fork of Mud River adjoining and above a survey made for John McCalister called the Bridge Creek Survey. Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 195 (Reel 129). Wood, William. grantee. 9 September 1812. Location: Kanawha County. Description: 100 acres on Bryans Fork of Browns Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 196 (Reel 129). Wood, Bailey. grantee. 1 July 1820. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 69 acres on the Pine Spring Branch a branch of New River &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 69, 1819-1820, p. 278 (Reel 135). Wood, William. grantee. 22 March 1822. Location: Nicholas County. Description: 50 acres on the waters of New River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 71, 1822-1824, p. 47 (Reel 137). Wood, William. grantee. 6 1 November 1822. Location: Nicholas County. Grantee(s): Skaggs, James; Wm. Wood, and Samuel Wiseman. Description: 75 acres. Source: Land Office Grants No. 71, 1822-1824, p. 408 (Reel 137). Wood, Baily. grantee. 20 June 1823. Location: Nicholas County. Description: 30 acres on the ridge between Mill Creek and New River joining his survey of 220 acres which he purchased from Withrow and Skaggs. Source: Land Office Grants No. 72, 1822-1826, p. 197 (Reel 138). Married: Abt 1776 to Nancy Hicks 1799 Bailey Wood on Monroe Co VA tax list. Aug 16 1803, Monroe Co VA deed book 1, Bailey Wood to William Graham 127 acres for $ 1.00 on Greenbrier River, ADJ. James Graham. March 20 1804, Page 330-31, Monroe Co Deed Book, Bailey Wood and wife Nancy Wood to Robert Gwinn, 323 acres for five shillings, ADJ. James Graham and James Gwinn 1810 Bailey Wood on Monroe Co VA Census 1810 Monroe Bailey WOOD 1 male 26 to 45 1 female 16 to 26 1 female under 10 1 male under 10 Living on adjoining farms to William Withrow and Martin McGraw Wood, Bailey View Image Online State: Virginia Year: 1810 County: Monroe Roll: M252_70 Township: Monroe Page: 7 Image: 17 First Generation 1. Bailey , Sr1 Wood was born BET. 1755-1758. Bailey died ABT. 1826 in Monroe Co., (W)VA. He married Nancy ? ABT. 1776. 1782 GREENBRIER CO. Personal Property Tax List: BAILEY WOOD 1 POLL, 0 SLAVES, 0 HORSES, 2 CATTLE, AMOUNT 9/0/0 1787 GREENBRIER CO.,WV TAX LIST USED FOR THE 1790 RECONSTRUCTED VA CENSUS: BAILEY WOOD 0-0-0-3-9 1788 LAND GRANT OF BAILEY WOOD FOR 450 ACRES ON GREENBRIER RIVER LISTED AS GREENBRIER CO.,VA 1796 GREENBRIER CO.,WV Personal Property Tax List: BEALEY WOOD 1 POLL, 0 SLAVES 3 HORSES 1799 MONROE CO.,WV TAX LIST: BAILEY WOOD 1 POLL, 0 SLAVES, 7 HORSES MONROE CO.,(W)VA DEED BOOK 1 (1799-1805) FROM "MONROE COUNTY (W) VIRGINIA ABSTRACTS" COMPILED BY LARRY G SHUCK. PG 280-81 16 AUG 1803 BAILY WOOD TO WILLIAM GRAHAM, 127 ACRES FOR $1.00 ON GRENNBRIER RIVER ADJ. JAMES GRAHAM PG 330-31 20 MAR 1804; BAILY WOOD AND WIFE NANCY WOOD TO ROBERT GWINN, 323 ACRES FOR FIVE SHILLINGS ADJ. JAMES GRAHAM AND JAMES GWINN. 1810 MONROE CO.,WV CENSUS WOOD BAILEY 1-MALE UNDER 10 4-MALES 26-45 2-FEMALES 10-16 1-FEMALE 26-45 Bailey , Sr Wood and Nancy ? had the following children: + 2 i. Nancy2 Wood was born BET. 1780-1790. + 3 ii. James Wood was born ABT. 1790. + 4 iii. William Wood was born ABT. 1777. + 5 iv. Susannah Wood was born 1776. 7 + 6 v. Bailey , Jr Wood was born 1785. + 7 vi. Elizabeth Wood was born 1796. + 8 vii. Ida Wood was born 1798 Children of Bailey Wood and Nancy Hicks are: + 17 i. Susannah4 Wood, born 1776. + 18 ii. Nancy Wood, born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in VA; died July 01, 1833 in Fayette Co W VA. + 19 iii. Bailey Wood, born 1785 in VA. + 20 iv. James Wood, born Abt. 1790 in Greenbrier Co W VA; died 1858 in Fayette Co W VA. + 21 v. Elizabeth Wood, born 1796; died 1828. 22 vi. Ida Wood, born 1798. 15. William3 Wood (James2, James1) was born Abt. 1770 in VA, and died 1835 in Fayette Co VA. He married Mary "Ann" McGraw June 03, 1800 in Monroe County, VA, daughter of Martin McGraw and Margareet. She was born 1780. Notes for William Wood: William and Ann were married by John Alderson, in Monroe Co VA, Monroe County VA, Minnister's return Marriage Record for William Wood and Mary Anne McGraw. let you now that I merten and merget magraw is wiling that William Wood should have our daughter mary ann: John Hutchason (Clerk) The above was sworn to by John Wood one at the wit. present 1810 US Census, Monroe Co VA William is listed, 1 male age 26-45, Wife 26-45, 1 son 10-16, 2 sons 0-10, 2 daughters 0-10, living next to Martin Mcgraw, Bailey Wood, William Withrow. Children of William Wood and Mary McGraw are: 23 i. Elijah4 Wood, born 1802. Notes for Elijah Wood: Nov 30 1840, Bailey and Eli Wood, Fayette Co VA 145 acres on ridge between Pine Spring Creek and New River, Grants 91, pg 332 June 30 1847, Bailey and Eli Wood, Fayette Co VA., 20 acres on the cliffs of New River. Grant # 99, pg 20 24 ii. Bailey Wood, born 1804. 25 iii. Mary Wood, born 1808. 26 iv. Margaret Wood, born 1809. Generation No. 4 17. Susannah4 Wood (Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1776. She married Richard Skaggs March 10, 1789. He was born Abt. 1775. Children of Susannah Wood and Richard Skaggs are: 27 i. Frances5 Skaggs, born 1792. 28 ii. Joseph P Skaggs, born Abt. 1796. 29 iii. Sabina Skaggs, born 1802. 30 iv. Bailey Skaggs, born 1803. 31 v. Elizabeth Skaggs, born 1806. 32 vi. Susan Skaggs, born 1808. 33 vii. Jesse Skaggs, born 1809. 34 viii. Lucretia Skaggs, born 1810. 35 ix. Lucinda Skaggs, born 1817. 36 x. Nancy M Skaggs, born 1821. 37 xi. Mary Elizabeth Skaggs, born November 18, 1833. 18. Nancy4 Wood (Bailey3, James2, James1) was born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in VA, and died July 01, 1833 in Fayette Co W VA. She married Martin McGraw May 03, 1806 in Monroe Co VA. Children of Nancy Wood and Martin McGraw are: 38 i. T M5 McGraw, born 1808. 39 ii. Malinda McGraw, born 1810. 40 iii. Sarah McGraw, born 1811. 8 41 iv. Susannah McGraw, born 1816. 42 v. Martha McGraw, born 1819. 43 vi. Elizabeth McGraw, born 1820. 44 vii. Nancy S McGraw, born 1833. 19. Bailey4 Wood (Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1785 in VA. He married Lucretia Skaggs 1807 in Monroe Co VA, daughter of John Skaggs and Catherine Hicks. She was born 1794 in Monroe Co VA. Notes for Bailey Wood: Wood, Bailey. grantee. 30 November 1840. Location: Fayette County (W. Va.). Grantee(s): Wood, Bailey and Eli. Description: 145 acres on ridge between Pine Spring Creek and New River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 91, 1840-1841, p. 332 (Reel 157). See also the following surname(s): Woods. Wood, Amos. grantee. 30 March 1842. Location: Fayette County (W. Va.). Description: 258 acres on the waters of New River joining the land of Allen Wood, Bailey Wood and Nicholas Parrish. Source: Land Office Grants No. 92, 1841-1842, p. 460 (Reel 158). Woods, Bailey. grantee. (must be Bailey Jr.) 1 October 1851. Location: Nicholas County. Description: 100 acres on north side of Gauley River, above the mouth of Cramberry. Source: Land Office Grants No. 106, 1851-1852, p. 273 (Reel 172). See also the following surname(s): Wood. Change Date: 17 FEB 2003 at 09:28:53 Children of Bailey Wood and Lucretia Skaggs are: 45 i. Eli5 Wood, born 1810. 46 ii. Ella Jane Wood, born 1812. 47 iii. John Wood, born 1814. 48 iv. Katherine Wood, born 1815. 49 v. Mary Wood, born 1818. 50 vi. George L Wood, born 1819. 51 vii. Marshall Wood, born 1829. 52 viii. David Wood, born 1832. 20. James4 Wood (Bailey3, James2, James1) was born Abt. 1790 in Greenbrier Co W VA, and died 1858 in Fayette Co W VA. He married (1) Mary "Polly" Halstead April 26, 1810 in Monroe Co VA. She was born Bet. 1790 - 1800, and died Abt. 1840 in Fayette Co W VA. He married (2) Mary A Carnafix March 09, 1841 in Fayette Co VA, daughter of William Carnafix and Elizabeth Miller. She was born 1804 in VA, and died Aft. 1870 in Fayette Co W VA. Notes for James Wood: I think James Wood and Mary Halstead were Wiley's parents. They are census records with a son born same time as Wiley. I have no proof of this yet. . James2 Wood (Bailey , Sr1) was born in Greenbrier Co (now Monroe Co), WV ABT. 1790. James died 1858 in Fayette Co., WV. He married twice. He married Mary (Polly) Halstead ABT. 1812. Mary was born BET. 1790-1800. Mary died ABT. 1840 in Fayette Co., WV. He married Mary A Carnafix in Fayette Co, (W)VA, March 9, 1841. Mary was born in VA ABT. 1804. Mary was the daughter of William Carnafix and Elizabeth Miller. Mary died AFT. 1870 in Fayette Co., WV. 1840 FAYETE CO.,WV CENSUS MARY ELLISON 2 MALE 0-5, 1 MALE 10-15, 2 FEMALES 5-10, 1 FEMALE 20-30 She married H Felix Ellison first and he died within 6 months of their marriage and before the 1840 census. The Ellison children on the 1850 census are her step-children from this marriage. Land Grant for James Woods Monroe Co.,WV 9/29/1823 72 acres on the west end of Wolfe Creek Mountain, Joining the land of James Graham, deceased and his own land. Grants 72 pg 454. 1820 MONROE CO.,WV CENSUS PG 187A JAMES WOOD 100010-20210 1 MALE UNDER 10, 1 MALE 26-45, 2 FEMALES UNDER 10, 2 FEMALES 16-26, 1 FEMALE 26-45 9 1830 NICHOLAS CO.,WV CENSUS JAMES WOODS 2 MALES 5-10, 1 MALE 10-15, 1 MALE 15-20, 1 MALE 40-50, 1 FEMALE 10-15, 1 FEMALE 15-20, 1 FEMALE 30-40 1840 FAYETTE CO.,WV CENSUS JAMES WOODS 2 MALES 15-20, 1 MALE 40-50, 1 FEMALE 20-30, 1 FEMALE 40-50 1850 FAYETTE CO.,WV CENSUS WOOD JAMES 60 FARMER ALL BORN VA MARY 46 ELLISON, SARAH 20 ELLISON, WILLIAM 16 WOOD, W.B. 8 WOOD, MARTHA 6 ELLISON, MILTON A 2 WOOD, WINAFRED 1 (Winfield Scott Wood) 1860 FAYETTE CO.,WV CENSUS HH#356 WOOD POLLY 56 MARTHA L 14 WINFIELD S 12 POLLY C 9 1870 FAYETTE CO.,WV CENSUS SKAGGS, MILITRUS 27 FARMERbr> LYDIA 25 (Martha A Lydia Wood Skaggs) WOODS, MARY 66 (Mary Carnafax Ellison Wood) WOODS,CAROLINE 19 (Caroline Polly Wood dau of Mary) WOODS, WINFIELD SCOTT 20 (Winfield Scott Wood son of Mary) James Wood and Mary (Polly) Halstead had the following children: 21 v. Male Wood. 22 vi. Male Wood. 23 vii. Male Wood.I believe this is Wiley S Wood b Sept 1821. 24 viii. Female Wood. + 25 ix. Catherine S Wood was born 1817. + 26 x. James Harrison Wood was born March 1823 James Wood and Mary A Carnafix had the following children: + 17 i. Mary (Polly) Caroline3 Wood. + 18 ii. Washington Bailey Wood was born ABT. 1842. 19 iii. Martha A (Lydia) Wood. + 20 iv. Winfield Scott Wood was born July 1848. Children of James Wood and Mary Halstead are: 53 i. Catherine S5 Wood, born 1817. + 54 ii. Wiley S Woods, born September 1821 in VA; died April 15, 1864 in Cass Co MI. + 55 iii. James Harrison Wood, born March 1823 in Fayette Co W VA. 56 iv. Male Wood, born 1825. 57 v. Male Wood, born 1827. 58 vi. Female Wood, born 1829. Children of James Wood and Mary Carnafix are: 59 i. Mary "Polly" Caroline5 Wood. 60 ii. Martha A "Lydia" Wood. 61 iii. Washington Bailey Wood, born 1842. 62 iv. Winfield Scott Wood, born July 1848. 21. Elizabeth4 Wood (Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1796, and died 1828. She married Samuel McGraw May 28, 1812 in Monroe Co VA. He was born 1792 in VA. 10 Children of Elizabeth Wood and Samuel McGraw are: 63 i. Samuel5 McGraw. 64 ii. Nancy M McGraw, born 1815. 65 iii. William Alexander McGraw, born 1818. 66 iv. Irvin Henry McGraw, born 1828. Generation No. 5 54. Wiley S5 Woods (James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born September 1821 in VA, and died April 15, 1864 in Cass Co MI. He married Virginia Hinchman 1846, daughter of John Hinchman and Polina White. She was born December 31, 1825 in Boone Co VA, and died May 15, 1858 in Cass Co MI. Notes for Wiley S Woods: Wiley and Virginia Hinchman Woods are my gg grandparents. Wiley S Woods born Sept. 1821 in Virginia. Died April 15,1864 in Cass County Michigan. In the 1840's Wiley Woods used to pick up, haul and deliver merchandise from Baltimore, with a wagon train made up of 6 to 12 teams of horses. He hauled loads both ways, one way to Baltimore with goods and produce to exchange for commodities that could not be had in the country. The wagons would be started and Wiley Woods would follow on horseback to take care of the caravan and exchange the country products when they reached the market. 1843 Logan County W VA tax list, Wiley Wood, with 1 wooden Clock. Roll of Company "C" First Regiment Kentucky, Mounted Volunteers, Mexican War. May 25 1846, W.S.Wood, Rank Private, Mustered in on June 9 1846, in Louisville, KY for 1 year. W.S.Wood was a prisoner of war from January 1847. He was mustered out in June 8,1847 in New Orleans, LA. Wiley S Woods married Virginia Hinchman in ca 1847, and along with her parents and other members of the family, came by wagon train. Wiley Woods was the Wagon Master. 1850 Cass County, Silvercreek twp., Mi census, shows Wiley Woods from VA, a farmer, with wife Virginia, and two daughters, Lucinda J age 3, (I don't know why she was listed as Lucinda, her name was Penniah Jane}, and Sarah C age 6/12. 1860 Cass Co MI census, W.S. Woods, age 39, farmer, worth $800.00, and 100 acres of land, with daughter, Jane age 13, son John B. age 4, and James age 2. Sarah Woods, age 9, is shown in household of Ebenozor Copley. April 15,1864, Wiley S Woods died at age 43 years, 7 months and 19 days old. Wiley and his wife Virginia are buried in the California Cemetery, in Silvercreek twp., Cass Co., MI. April 25,1855 John K Hinchman and wife Peninah gave to daughter Virginia Woods 80 Acres in section 22 of Silvercreek twp. Silas Ireland sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres in section 23, Silvercreek, twp. William Hartzell sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres of land in section 23, Silvercreek twp. Wiley S Wood and Virginia sold before 1858, 80 Acres of land in section 23 to John Stark, Silvercreek, twp. Feb 8 1864, Wiley S Wood sold 80 Acres of land section 23 in Silvercreek, twp. to Patrick Moran. Wiley S Woods and his brother-in-law Clement Hinchman both died on the sane day, April 15, 1864. Their children Amanda Hinchman, Penniah Jane Woods, Sarah C Woods, John Burl Woods and James S Woods are all on probate records together in Cass County, Michigan. William Hinchman and Thomas Easton, both brother-in-laws of Wiley were appointed Guardians of all the children. HOWARD TOWNSHIP - 1850, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN Woods, John 45 Ireland Woods, Mary 45 Ireland Woods, Thomas 15 Ireland Woods, Michael 13 Pennsylvania Woods, Joanna 9 Pennsylvania Woods, Catherine 7 Pennsylvania Woods, William 3 Pennsylvania Woods, Thomas 70 Ireland . More About Wiley S Woods: Burial: California Cemetery, Cass county, Michigan More About Virginia Hinchman: Burial: California Cemetery, Cass county, Michigan Children of Wiley Woods and Virginia Hinchman are: + 67 i. Penniah Jane6 Woods, born 1848 in Cass Co Mi. + 68 ii. Sarah Catherine Woods, born January 13, 1849 in CASS CO MI; died 1935 in STILLWATER OK. + 69 iii. John Burl Woods, born March 24, 1856 in Cass Co MI; died September 17, 1930 in Kalamazoo,MI. 70 iv. Amanda Woods, born 1858. + 71 v. James S Woods, born 1858 in Silvercreek TWP, Cass Co MI; died May 27, 1906 in Cass Co MI. 11 55. James Harrison5 Wood (James4, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born March 1823 in Fayette Co W VA. He married Nancy Wood January 04, 1848 in Fayette Co VA. Children of James Wood and Nancy Wood are: 72 i. Therista Emoline6 Wood, born 1849. 73 ii. Mildred J Wood, born 1851. 74 iii. Percilla D Wood, born September 30, 1852. 75 iv. Sarah Margaret Wood, born 1853. 76 v. Henry O Wood, born 1854. 77 vi. Florence J Wood, born 1856. 78 vii. Laurence Wood, born 1857. 79 viii. Eugene Wood, born 1858. 80 ix. Allen Levi Wood, born 1863. 81 x. Rosa Belle Wood, born 1865. 82 xi. Jeanie Wood, born 1869. 83 xii. Caroline Wood, born 1871. 84 xiii. Harvey Jackson Wood, born 1873. Generation No. 6 67. Penniah Jane6 Woods (Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1848 in Cass Co Mi. She married David R Johnson May 29, 1869 in Cass Co Mi. He was born Abt. 1835 in Canada. Notes for Penniah Jane Woods: 1850 Penniah Woods is on 1850 Cass Co MI census listed as Lucinda, with her parents Wiley and Virginia Woods. 1860 Penniah "Jane", age 13 is on 1860 Cass Co Census with her father W S Woods. April 20 1864 Peninah Jane is on Probate Records of Cass Co. State of Michigan with her brothers John B and James S, and sister Sarah on the estate of her Father Wiley S Woods, with William Hinchman and Thomas Easton, brother-in-laws of Wiley, who were appointed guardians of the children. April 15 1865 Penniah Jane Woods lived with her Aunt Nancy Averal, who was paid for board and schooling for Penniah by William Hinchman. June 29 1869 Jane received remaining balance from her father Wiley S Woods estate. 1870 Peninah Woods on 1870 Hillsdale Co Mi Census. Notes for David R Johnson: American Civil War Soldiers Record about David R Johnson Name: David R Johnson , Residence: St Joseph County, Michigan Enlistment Date: 06 August 1861 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Michigan Unit Numbers: 1114 1114 1114 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 August 1861 at the age of 24 Enlisted in Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 20 August 1861. Missing on 05 August 1862 at Baton Rouge, LA Reenlisted in Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 23 February 1864 Mustered out Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 20 August 1865 in New Orleans, LA Name: David R. JOHNSON Age: 45 Estimated birth year: <1835> Birthplace: Canada Occupation: Farmer Relation: Self Home in 1880: Aetna, Mecosta, Michigan Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: David R. JOHNSON Father's birthplace: Canada Mother's birthplace: Canada Parents b Canada 12 Jane Wife 36 Keeping house Parents b New York Bertha dau 12 b Mi Charles son 8 b Mi Claude son 4 b Mi Name: DAVID R JOHNSON Land Office: REED CITY Sequence #: 1 Document Number: 4627 Total Acres: 80 Misc. Doc. Nr.: 6616 Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No Issue Date: March 2, 1882 Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392 Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original Children of Penniah Woods and David Johnson are: 85 i. Bertha7 Johnson, born 1869. 86 ii. Charles Johnson, born 1872. 87 iii. Claude Johnson, born 1876. 68. Sarah Catherine6 Woods (Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born January 13, 1849 in CASS CO MI, and died 1935 in STILLWATER OK. She married (1) Daniel Palmer Nichols February 01, 1871 in MILLINGTON, KENDALL CO, IL. He was born March 26, 1836 in DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK, and died 1890 in ILL. She married (2) Ebenezer Lewis Abt. 1920 in OK. He was born July 12, 1844 in In, and died January 17, 1931 in Payne Co., Stillwater Twp., Oklahoma. Notes for Sarah Catherine Woods: 1850 Sarah is on 1850 Cass Co Census with her parents Wiley S Woods and Virginia Hinchman Woods. 1860 Cass Co Census, Sarah Woods age 9 is listed in Household of Ophelie Copley. April 20 1864 State of Michigan, Probate Records, Sarah is listed with her brothers John B and James S, and sister Peninah Jane Woods, in the estate is their father Wiley S Woods estate, with William Hinchman and Thomas Eastan,who were appointed guardians. They were brother-inlaws to Wiley. NICHOLS, SARAH State: IL Year: 1870 County: Cook County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: 18 W. Chicago Page: 036 Database: IL 1870 Federal Census Index Feb. 15 1871 Sarah Nicholes, nee Woods, received $42.79 from her father Wiley S Woods estate. Lewis, Sarah C Age: 82 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Roll: T626_1925 Race: Page: 6A State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Wife Notes for Daniel Palmer Nichols: NICHOLS, DANIEL State: NY Year: 1840 County: Dutchess County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Poughkeepsie Village Page: 583 Database: NY 1840 Federal Census Index Nickles, Daniel View Image Online State: New York Year: 1850 13 County: Dutchess Roll: M432_497 Township: Poughkeepsie Page: 126 Image: 197 NICKLES, DANIEL State: NY Year: 1860 County: Dutchess County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: 3 W. Poughkeepsie Page: 161 Database: NY 1860 Federal Census Index INDEX TO THE 1876 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY, N-Q By Elmer Dickson The following items are indexes only. Copies of the originals may be viewed at the Kendall County Historical Society Library in Yorkville, Illinois, as well as other libraries scattered about Kendall County. The LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah holds copies of some of the earlier Biographical Records. Microfilmed copies may be obtained through your local LDS Family History Branch Library. Surname Give Notes for Ebenezer Lewis: Lewis, Ebenezer Age: 85 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T626_1925 Race: White Page: 6A Sarah C Wife age 82 Father b NY Mother B VA Gudgel, Charle H age 53 grand son-in-law Grace A age 45 granddaughter Cecil P age 21 great grandson State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Head Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Payne County, Stillwater twp., Oklahoma. I believe Sarah C is buried beside him in unmarked grave. Children of Sarah Woods and Daniel Nichols are: 88 i. WILLIAM7 NICHOLS, born 1872. + 89 ii. JAMES P NICHOLS, born 1873 in Kendall County IL. 90 iii. John G Nichols, born 1874 in IL; died 1964 in Kane Co IL. He married Estella S; born 1874; died 1949 in Kane Co IL. Notes for John G Nichols: Riverside Cemetery Montgomery, Kane County, Illinois Nichols, Estella S., b. 1874, d. 1949 Nichols, John G., b. 1874, d. 1964 91 iv. EVA NICHOLS, born 1875. 92 v. MARY ELIZABETH NICHOLS, born April 03, 1881. + 93 vi. Grace Alberta Nichols, born July 13, 1884 in Il; died February 15, 1976 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. 69. John Burl6 Woods (Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born March 24, 1856 in Cass Co MI, and died September 17, 1930 in Kalamazoo,MI. He married (1) Helen M Vanderhoof December 26, 1878 in Decatur MI, daughter of William Vanderhoof and Lodema Nash. She was born March 25, 1859 in Ionia Co MI, and died May 27, 1897 in Decatur MI. He married (2) Susie Depew July 08, 1900 in Decatur MI, daughter of George Depew and Mary Vanderhoof. She was born 1865. Notes for John Burl Woods: John B Woods on 1860 Cass Co. Silver Creek twp census with father WS Woods, age 4, born in MI. John B Woods on probate records in Cass Co Mi., with sisters Peninah J., Sarah C., and brother James, for the estate of his father Wiley S Woods, who died April 15,1864. His uncles William W Hinchman and Thomas Easton were appointed Guardians April 20,1864. John B Woods, son of Wiley Woods on 1870 Cass Co. Newburg twp.age 14, living with his Aunt and Uncle Isaac S Pound and Elizabeth Hinchman Pound. 14 Sept 9 1878 John B Woods received $140.00, the balance from his fathers estate. State of Michigan, County of VanBuren, John B Woods age 24, and Helen M Vanderhoof, age 20 were married on Dec. 26,1878 by John W.H. Carlisle, Clergyman. Wittnesses, Rosita Hoppin and Lovinia Hoppin. John B Woods and Wife Helen Vanderhoof, along with their son Sherban, went with Helen's Parents William and Ann Vanderhoof to the Dakota Territory. These families were one of many from Cass Co MI. to be attracted by the Westward movement. Mr. Vanderhoof had contacted his brother, who had gone on ahead, to buy a claim for him in Dakota Territory, near the settlement of Madison, now in SD. In the latter part of August in 1880, the Vanderhoof and Woods families left in covered wagons to travel over 700 miles to their home. It took them 6 weeks to make the trip, but without any serious difficulties. They drove a Studebaker wagon on the box of which was fastened a row of hoops. Over these was stretched a heavy canvas, which protected them from from rain and the heat of the sun. The wagon was filled with articles needed for the trip and there was still room for the women and children to sleep in it. John Woods drove another wagon where the men slept. They left their Decatur home located a mile west of the village on what is now M-40. Their first stop was at the Code school, where they said good-bye to the teacher, Miss Mary Caldwell and their school mates. They next stopped at the Christie and Bradley farms, at Mile Ryans and the O'Rourkes. They drove on to the Johns home in Silvercreek, where they spent the night. The next day they drove to Niles and spent the night with a relative, George Hoppin. This was the last they spent at a house until they reached Gilman, Iowa, where they spent the night with another relative. They drove through rain and mud the first ten days, and camping by the roadside was far from pleasant. A two burner stove and oven enabled the woman to provide meals. It was very hard work. After supper was over and the horses feed and groomed, the families sat around the campfire and enjoyed an hour or two of rest and comfort until bedtime. Mr Vanderhoof would read a chapter from the bible and say a prayer, before retired under the canvas for the night. Jack the big black and white dog would curl up under the wagon where the women and children slept. The two wagons were placed close together, and only once did they feel any danger from prowlers. Jack's angry growls kept them away. The horses were tied to the backs of the wagons. The farmers along the sold them grain and hay and milk and vegetables. One of the great events for the children was crossing the Mississippi River. Mr Vanderhoof's membership in the Odd Fellows Lodge was a great help to them. The Pin he wore on his coat lapel brought them many friendly greetings and questions about their trip. At Gilman Iowa they enjoyed for the third time another night of sleeping in a bed at relatives. They started out the next day, and in another week to ten days reached LaVeme, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof's son, David worked in a store there, and helped make their stay peasant. The travelers were nearing their destination. After leaving LaVeme came Dell Rapids, Dakota Territory, then Madison, and then Herman, on a pretty lake of the same name. When driving into Herman, they saw ties being laid for the railroad, and thought their goods that they had shipped from Decatur would be arriving soon, but they had to wait many months for them. A group of Odd Fellows and other gathered and directed them to their claim. Their winter in Dakota Territory was the hardest they had ever experienced, excepting the terrible blizzard of 1886. I think they were there for about eight years before returning to Decatur, VanBuren, MI. While in Dakota Territory, the had three more sons, Clarence B., James and John Wiley. After returning to VanBuren Co., they had four more children, Carrie, Harry, Harold and Violet. Helen Woods died while giving birth to Violet on May 27,1897 in Decatur. April 8,1898 Warren L. & Susie Veach sold land to John B Woods, NW 1/4 NE 1/4, section 20 VanBuren Co MI. Deed recorded June 13,1898. State of Michigan County of Cass John B Woods, age 45 and Susie Morris, age 35, both widowed, were married on July 8,1900 by J Henry Hammond, Clergyman. Witnesses were, Rose Debolt and Clara Hammond. Feb 18 1904 John B Woods sold Land to William Vanderhoof, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20 Vanburen Co MI. Deed recorded Feb 24 1904. April 19,1905 Elias Thompson sold land to John B Woods, Lot 11, BLK F, Decatur. Deed recorded April 20,1905. March 3 1906 John B Woods sold land to William A Graham and Roxana, Lot 11, BLK F, Decatur. Deed recorded August 24,1906. March 12, 1907 John B Woods sold land to George Delong, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded March 19 1907. April 23,1908 Andrew J Johnson and Rosaline M sold land to John B Woods NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded Sept 4,1908. Sept 10 1908 John B Woods sold land to Thomas Dawker and Mary NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded Sept 12,1908. March 30 1910 Sophia P DeLong sold land to John B Woods NW 1/4 NE 1/4 section 20. Deed recorded April 8 1910. April 6 1912 Andres J Johnson and Rosaline sold land to John B Woods Lot 3,4 BLK 22 Decatur. Deed recorded April 08 1912. Jan 26 1914 John B Woods sold land to John W Woods and Eva c. L3,4 BLK-22, Decatur. Deed recorded Jan 28,1914. John B Woods and Susie Morris Woods divorced, but I don't have a date. My Dad, George Woods only remembers seeing Grampa John B Woods once, when dad was about 4 or 5 years old. Grampa let his sit on his lap and play with a pocket watch he had. My dad just loved the watch, and Grampa told him when he grew up he could have the watch. But when Grampa died the watch just seemed to have disappeared. Aunt Ica and Aunt Madeline told me about Great Grampa John B Woods getting trampled by a horse. He was not suppose to go into the stall with this horse, and he had been warned, this this horse was dangerous. Well Grampa who always liked to give horses carrots, walked into the stall anyway with a carrot for the horse. He fed the carrot to the horse, and then the horse reared Straight into the air and came down on grampa. The horse kept rearing and stomping grampa. Grampa was all broken up and blinded because and they took him to Ann Arbor Hospital. He was there about three weeks. Uncle Clarence went and got him and took him to his home in Kalamazoo. Grampa was there about three weeks before he died. Woods, John b Age: 67 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_799 Race: White Page: 3A John W son age 33 Eva S daughter-in-law age 27 Ica R granddaughter age 6 Madeline S granddaughter age 3 Roland G grandson age 1 State: Michigan ED: 188 County: Van Buren Image: 0260 Township: Decatur 15 Woods, John B Age: 74 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T626_1028 Race: White Page: 8A Valued 1,500.00 Lived on South Street Laborer State: Michigan ED: 14 County: Van Buren Image: 0852 Township: Decatur Relationship: Head JOHN WOODS 1856-1930 John Woods was born on the 24th of March, 1856, in Silver Creek township, county of Cass, and died September 17,1930, at the home of his son in Kalamazoo. He was the son of Burel and Artie hinchman Woods. In 1878 he was united in marriage to Helen Vanderhoof of Hamilton township. To this union were born eight children of whom three survive. They are Clarence B Woods of Kalamazoo, John W Woods of Lansing, and Carrie Baldwin of Battle Creek. Ten grandchildren also survive, besides other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Decatur, last Sunday. Rev. E.C. Finkbeiner officiating. Burial followed in Hamilton Cemetery. John Woods was a resident of Decatur for many years. He was a quiet man, always pleasant, industrious and a good citizen. He met the problems of life to the best of his ability, and seldom if ever complained. More About John Burl Woods: Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Vanburen County, Mi Notes for Helen M Vanderhoof: MRS. J.B. WOODS Helen M Vanderhoof, daughter of William and Lodema Vanderhoof, was born in the town of Keene, Ionia County, Michigan, March 25,1859, and died May 27,1897. At the age of 5 she moved to Hamilton with her parents. In the year of 1877 she united with the Methodist Church in Decatur. In 1878 she was married to John B. Woods. She was the mother of eight children, six sons and two daughters, two sons proceeded her to the other world. In 1880 she moved to Madison, Dakota. After living there eight years, they moved to Dowagiac, then returning to Hamilton, where she lived until her death. Mrs Woods was a quiet, lovable women. a kind wife and an affectionate mother. Durning her long illness she was ever 16 cheerful, hopeful and patient, bearing her suffering with great fortitude. Besides her parent and family, she leaves a large circle of friends and neighbors to mourn her loss. The funeral took place at Hamilton hall Sunday, May 30th, at 11 o'clock a.m., conducted by Elder-J.H. Hammond of Decatur. The respect and sympathy of friends and neighbors was manifested by the large attendance and floral offerings that decorated the casket. Notwithstanding the cold disagreeable day, fifty teams formed the long procession that followed the loved form to the beautiful Hamilton Cemetery, where her sleeping dust was laid to wait the resurrection morn. "Brief death and darkness endless life and light, Brief divining, endless abining in yon sphere Where all is incorruptible and pure, The joy without the pain, the smile without the tear." More About Helen M Vanderhoof: Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Vanburen County, Mi Children of John Woods and Helen Vanderhoof are: 94 i. Sherban7 Woods, born 1879. + 95 ii. Clarence Burl Woods, born April 04, 1883 in Madison SD; died June 27, 1978 in Kalamazoo,MI. 96 iii. James Woods, born 1886. + 97 iv. John Wiley Woods, born April 16, 1887 in Madison SD; died January 28, 1936 in Lansing MI. + 98 v. Carrie Woods, born May 02, 1889 in CASS COUNTY MI; died October 22, 1957 in CALHOUN CO MI. 99 vi. Harry Woods, born 1892. 100 vii. Harold Woods, born January 31, 1895 in Hamilton twp. MI; died June 17, 1909 in Hamilton twp. MI. Notes for Harold Woods: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Notes Individual: HAROLD G WOODS OF DECATUR SHOT AND INSTANTLY KILLED Harold Woods age 14 years and a son of John B Woods of this village, was shot and killed by his playmate, Beryl Adams, also age 14 years, at the Woods farm in Hamilton twp. last Thursday shortly after noon. The boys had accompanied John B Woods to the farm and had assisted him in doing some farm work during the forenoon. They ate their dinner in the old house upon the farm. After dinner John B Woods went out of the house, byt before going out told the boys not to touch a shotgun that was standing in the corner, as it was loaded. The boys then began talking about the gun and each asserted that he was 17 not afraid of it. The Adams boy reached around from a milkcan he was sitting to show Harold he was not afraid of it, hit it. Harold punched it with a old buggy spoke when he moved his hands. The gun exploded, the charge striking Harold in the left cheek,passing upward and lodged in his brain at the top of the head. John B Woods hearing the explosion, looked in the door just in time to see his son fall. The Adams boy cannot tell whether the gun slipped from his hands and he caused the explosion or whether Harold caused by striking it with the buggy spoke. No blame is attached to the Adams boy, except that of his disobedience to the order of John B Woods not to touch the gun and of extreme carelessness, and the same blame would attach to the to the dead boy. Harold Woods lived with his father in Decatur Village. Buryl Adams is a son of Charles Adams of Dowagiac, but has been in the charge of his guardian S,P. Ball of Wayne twp. for sometime past, his mother having died some three years ago. Mr Ball had secured him a home in the family of E.F. Baxter of Hamilton twp., where he resided at the time of the accident. The day before the accident young Adams came to visit Harold with Mr. and Mrs. Baxter. When they were ready to go home they could not find him and returned without him. He stayed all night with the Woods boy and the next day went to the farm with Harold and his father. No coronor's inquest was held; It was not deemed necessary. The funeral services of the dead boy were held at the Methodist Church in Decatur Sunday at 2:30 o"clock. His burial was in Hamilton Cemetery. Harold G Woods was born Jan.31,1895, in Hamilton twp. He died June 17,1909. Aged 14 years, 4 months and 7 days. When he was two years old his darling mother died. He then went to live with his Aunt, Mrs. Pound until he was six years old. In 1899 his father was again married, making a home for his children, and Harold came home to live, where he has been for the greater part of the intervening time. Harold was a happy bright faced boy, with a smile for everybody. His neighbors all loved him for his sweet disposition. On Wed. night a companion stayed with Harold at his home and in company with the father and brother they went to the farm on Thursday. At noon playing in the yard with his friend, Harold was accidentally shot through the head and fell at his companions feet dead. He leaves to mourn his father, one sister and two brothers, and a host of friends in the neighberhood of his Aunt where he spent six years of his life. His funeral was held in the Methodist Church on Sunday at 2:30. Rev. J.W. Davids officiating. We laid his body away in Hamilton Cemetery. 18 CARDS OF THANKS We desire to express our sincere thanks to our many friends who assisted in our sad bereavement and showed us so much kindness. John B Woods and Family 101 viii. Violet Woods, born 1897. 71. James S6 Woods (Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1858 in Silvercreek TWP, Cass Co MI, and died May 27, 1906 in Cass Co MI. He married Hattie L Hickmott December 22, 1882 in Cass Co MI, daughter of Daniel Hickmott and Mary Evans. She was born October 06, 1863 in Pipestone twp.,Berrien Co., MI, and died August 19, 1954 in Eau Claire, MI. Notes for James S Woods: James was born in 1858, and a sister Amanda was also born same year. I think they could possibly be twins. Also their mother Virginia Hinchman Woods died in 1858. I don't know if she died at time of birth, or after. June 12 1860 James Woods age 2, is on 1860 census of Silvercreek twp., Cass Co Mi., with his father W S Woods and Brother John B. age 4, and sister Jane age 13. His sister Sarah is listed in the household of Ophelie Copley. She is age 9. State of Michigan, Probate Court for said County of Cass. James S Woods is listed along with his brother John B Woods, and two sisters Peninah Jane and Sarah C. in the estate of his father Wiley S Woods, who died April 15,1864. Wiley's brother-in-law's William Hinchman and Thomas Easton were appointed guardians April 20 1864. March 17 1877 James S. Woods received from William Hinchman, his Guardian, $158.00, his share from his father, Wiley S Woods estate. Dec 22 1882 James S Woods age 24, from Silver Creek, Cass Co Mi. and Hattie Hickmott age 19 from Bainbridge, Berrien Co Mi were married in Dowagic, Cass Co Mi by William H Thompson, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses were Mrs. M H Thompson and Miss Chillie Bowling. April 10 1901 Cassopolis Times That is the verdict Secured in Circuit Court . CASSOPOLIS April 08- (Special to the Times) In the case of James S Woods vs. the estate of John Jones,/ the plaintiff was awarded a verdict of $780.00 in Circuit Court here this morning. The case went to jury shortly before noon and it required 15 minutes to reach a verdict. The case was an appeal from the Probate Court. About three years ago the widow of John Jones died, leaving quite a valuable estate. Woods who is the proprietor of Marguerite Mills. of Silver Creek, and a boy raised by the Jone's, filed a claim for about $1800.00, claiming the same for seven years work performed while at the Jones home after his marriage. C.E. Sweet was attorney for the plaintiff while C.W. Hendryx appeared for the estate. The case will go to the supreme Court.. Dowagiac Mich. Friday Evening May 25,1906 James Woods Seriously Injured This Afternoon James Woods fell from the new barn under erection at the David Welsh farm in Silver Creek 19 this noon and was seriously injured. Only meagre details were obtainable up to this hour. Mr. Woods, who is proprietor of the Marguerite Flouring Mills, was assisting on the barn when the accident happened. The fall occurred about 1 o'clock, and a messenger was sent at once to this city for medical assistance. At the late hour this afternoon the information was received that Mr. Wood was knocked from the building by being struck with a falling timber. He fell twelve feet. Dr. W.W. Easton was called and found two ribs broken. He is also suffering with concussion of the brain and may be hurt internally. It is too early to determine if his injuries will prove fatal. THE DOWAGIAC TIMES FALL RESULTS IN HIS DEATH James Woods of Silver Creek expired Sunday May 27,1906. PARTIALLY PARALYZED He suffered internal injuries from his fall from the Welsh barn. James Woods, the Silver Creek Miller, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock of his injuries received Friday while at work on the new barn at the David Welsh farm. Internal injured caused death. Mr. Woods head cleared up and he was conscious up to 10 minutes before death. The accident happened at 1 o'clock Friday. Mr Woods was assisting in raising a plate into position from a scaffolding when the timber got away from them and fell, one end of it striking Mr Woods a glancing blow on the collar bone, breaking two ribs as it fell. The blow knocked him to the ground several feet below. It was the internal injuries received in the fall that caused death. The barn where the accident happened is only a short distance from Marguerite Mills, of which Mr Woods was proprietor. The deceased was nearly 48 years of age and he leaves a wife and two children. Crane Cemetery first row Daniel Hickmott Daniel age 52 y 8 m 18 d Nov 9 1880 Mary Ann Evans wf Daniel age 45 y 2 m Aug 28 1886 Cora infant James S Woods 1858 1906 Wm W. 1887 1915 Baby More About James S Woods: Burial: Crane Cemetery Notes for Hattie L Hickmott: Name: Hattie L. Hickmott 1 2 Sex: F Birth: 6 OCT 1863 in Pipestone twp., Berrien Co., MI 1 3 2 Death: 19 AUG 1954 in Eau Claire, MI 3 1 2 Residence: ABT 1951 Home of daughter in Eau Claire, MI 3 2 Residence: 1882 Silver Creek twp., MI 3 2 20 Residence: ABT 1907 Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI 4 2 Burial: Dewey Lake cem. 3 2 Medical Information: Was bedridden for 10 years before death. 3 2 Note: Given name may have been Harriet as it's listed as such on one family information paper, possibly written by Flora Hickmott. Title: Hickmott, Hattie. Obituary Publication: August 20, 1954 Media: Newspaper Title: Hickmott, Hattie. Obituary Publication: August 20, 1954 Media: Newspaper Text: "After her husband died, Mrs. Woods moved to Benton Harbor, where she lived until becoming seriously ill three years ago." 1930 Federal Census ED 13, p. 15A, res. 375, 612 or 672 Empire Ave. Benton Ha rbor, Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner, Z., owns res. worth $6,000, radio, 38, m . @ 22, MI MI MI, house carpenter Lila W., 39, m. @ 23, MI MI MI Burl, 9, M I MI MI Smith, Michael, lodger, 73, wid., OH US US, grinder at malleable iron Woods, Hattie, mother-in-law, 65, wid., MI Eng. MI Given name may have been H arriet as it's listed as such on one family information paper, possibly writt en by Flora Hickmott. Hattie Hickmott Woods is listed as the owner of Lot 146, Dewey Lake cem., sec. 6, Silver Creek twp., Cass Co., MI. Five members of the Nostrant family are buried there: Hiram (1846-1909), Martha (1852-1908), Estella (1881), Peter (1873-1876), Effie (1867-1869), baby boy (1869). Th e listing may be in error. More About Hattie L Hickmott: Burial: Dewey Lake Cemetery Children of James Woods and Hattie Hickmott are: 102 i. Baby7 Woods. Notes for Baby Woods: Buried Crane Cemetery 103 ii. Willie Woods, born October 1887; died 1915. Notes for Willie Woods: Buried Crane Cemetery. + 104 iii. Lila W Woods, born November 02, 1890 in Michigan; died September 08, 1969 in Michigan. Generation No. 7 89. JAMES P7 NICHOLS (Sarah Catherine6 Woods, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born 1873 in Kendall County IL. He married Margarite O'Harro. Child of JAMES NICHOLS and Margarite O'Harro is: 105 i. Bessie8 Nichols. She married Ray V Cowell. 93. Grace Alberta7 Nichols (Sarah Catherine6 Woods, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born July 13, 1884 in Il, and died February 15, 1976 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. She married Charles Henry Gudgel January 20, 1900 in Willington IL, son of Jacob Gudgel and Mary Witherspoon. He was born August 05, 1876 in Oakland City, Gibson, In, and died December 31, 1959 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. Notes for Grace Alberta Nichols: Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery Notes for Charles Henry Gudgel: 1920 United States Federal Census Gudgel, Charles H Age: 42 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T625_1482 Race: White Page: 4A Grace A wife age 35 Glen W son age 13 21 Cecil P son age 10 State: Oklahoma ED: 192 County: Payne Image: 0938 Township: Stillwater Gudgel, Charles H Age: 53 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T626_1925 Race: White Page: 6A Living in household of Lewis, Ebinger Head of household age 85 Sarah C Wife age 82 Gudgel, Charles H Grand son-in-law age 53 Grace A wife age 45 Cecil P great grandson age 21 State: Oklahoma ED: 31 County: Payne Image: 0727 Township: Stillwater Relationship: Grand Son In Law Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery Children of Grace Nichols and Charles Gudgel are: 106 i. Alma8 Gudgel, born May 09, 1901 in KANSAS; died November 23, 1917 in Stillwater, Payne Co OK. Notes for Alma Gudgel: Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery 107 ii. Glen W Gudgel, born 1907 in STILLWATER,PAYNE OK. 108 iii. Daniel Gudgel, born February 03, 1909 in STILLWATER,PAYNE OK. 109 iv. Cecil P Gudgel, born 1910. 95. Clarence Burl7 Woods (John Burl6, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born April 04, 1883 in Madison SD, and died June 27, 1978 in Kalamazoo,MI. He married Margaret "Maggie" Foster. She was born April 14, 1884. Notes for Clarence Burl Woods: Name: Clarence B Woods Gender: Male County: Lake Mother's Name: Helen Vanderhoof Father's Name: John B Woods Birth Date: April 04, 1883 File Date: April 27, 1942 World War I Draft Cards Name: Clarence Burl Woods City: Not Stated County: Van Buren State: Michigan Birth Date: 4 Apr 1883 Race: White Roll: 1682902 DraftBoard: 0 Mr Clarence B. Woods Sr., Passed away Tuesday morning at Borgess Hospital. Born April 4,1883 in Madison Dakota Territory, son of John B. and Helen Vanderhoof Woods. He had lived in the Keeler area before coming to Kalamazoo. He was a wheel balancer and worked at Clarage Fan until his retirement in 1952. Surviving are: two sons, Howard J. and Clarence B. Woods Jr., both of Kalamazoo; one daughter Mrs. Delbert R. {Burnice) Yohnke of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren, several nieces,nephews and cousins. A daughter Mrs. Joe (Myrtle K) Budney 22 preceded him in death in 1977. Friends are being received at the JOLDERSMA & KLEIN Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 11 AM, Rev. Spencer Spaulding officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Name: Clarence Woods SSN: 368-01-5935 Last Residence: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Born: 4 Apr 1883 Last Benefit: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Died: Jun 1978 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) Children of Clarence Woods and Margaret Foster are: 110 i. Clarence B8 Woods. He married Beth Lenor Roberts June 26, 1937. 111 ii. Burnice Woods. She married Delbert R Yohnke; born June 25, 1914; died November 04, 1986 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Notes for Delbert R Yohnke: Name: Delbert Yohnke SSN: 384-10-0481 Last Residence: 49001 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America Born: 25 Jun 1914 Died: Nov 1986 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) Name: Delbert R YOHNKE Birth Date: 25 Jun 14 Death Date: 04 November 86 Gender: Male Residence: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan Place of Death: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan 112 iii. Howard J Woods, born February 04, 1907 in Detroit,MI; died October 16, 2000 in Kalamazoo, MI. He married Gwendolyn Mae Mearing. Notes for Howard J Woods: HOWARD J WOODS February 4,1907 - October 16,2000 Kalamazoo, Michigan Date of Visitation Oct. 17,2000 Time of Visitation 6:00 PM Date of Service Oct. 18,2000 Time of Service 1:00 PM Obituary: Howard was born in Detroit, MI. In 1929 he became a motion picture projectionist and was employed with several theaters. He attended Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn and 2 sons. Friends may spend time with the family from 6-8 p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., 616-343-1508. Services will be held at the Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church, 1331 Race St. with Rev. John McNaughton officiating. Private Family interment will follow in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo, or Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church. 113 iv. Myrtle K Woods, born May 06, 1909; died June 1977 in Mattawan, VanBuren CO. MI. She married Joe Budney. 23 97. John Wiley7 Woods (John Burl6, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born April 16, 1887 in Madison SD, and died January 28, 1936 in Lansing MI. He married Eva Coulson October 20, 1913 in Decatur MI, daughter of George Coulson and Ica Ettinger. She was born December 25, 1892 in Pawpaw,MI, and died April 29, 1977 in Lansing MI. Notes for John Wiley Woods: John Wiley Woods was born April 16,1887 on the homestead of John and Helen Woods, on the prairie near Madison, Dakota Territory. At that time there was no laws saying you had to record a birth, and his birth was never recorded. I have never been able to obtain a birth record. While living in Dakota territory, John and Helen Woods lived in a house built on the side of a hill, with a sod roof. One day Grampa John's horses ran away, and ran on top of the sod roof and fell through, John Wiley Woods was in a little swing, that his father had made for him, and it hung from the ceiling, at the time the horses came through, and they just missed coming through on him. A very close call. Gramma Helen Woods used to bake her bread, everyday, and the Indians who lived near by would smell her bread and come and stand at the edge of their yard, and she would always give them loaves of her bread. The Indians loved this. Aunt Ica and Aunt Madaline said this was related to them by Uncle Clarence Woods. 1910 PawPaw, Vanburen County, Michigan Census Beals, Nelson D head m w 55 b Mi f b Oh m b Oh farmer Martha C wife f w 55 b Mi f b NY m b NY Ray son m w 28 b Mi Edna dau f w 14 b Mi Name: John W Woods handyman m w 28 b SD f b MI m b Mi farm labor Age in 1910: 23 Estimated birth year: 1886 Birthplace: South Dakota Home in 1910: PAW PAW TWP, Van buren, Michigan State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pawpaw, John W Woods, age 26, and Eva Coulson, age 20 were married Oct. 20,1913 by Wm. Killefer, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses, Emory Squire and M.M. Southworth. Jan 26 1914 John B Woods sold land to John W Woods and Eva C. L3,4 BLK-22 Decatur. Deed recorded Jan 28 1914. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record about John Woods Jr. Name: John Woods Jr. City: Not Stated County: Van Buren State: Michigan Birthplace: South Dakota;United States of America Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887 Race: White Roll: 1682902 DraftBoard: 0 March 1 1919 John W Woods and Eva C sold land to Citizens State Bank, L3,4 Blk-22, Decatur. Deed recorded Nov 12 1920. Woods, John b Age: 67 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_799 Race: White Page: 3A John W son age 33 Eva S daughter-in-law age 27 Ica R granddaughter age 6 Madeline S granddaughter age 3 Roland G grandson age 1 State: Michigan ED: 188 County: Van Buren Image: 0260 Township: Decatur Woods, John Worth 2000.00 Not employed Poor Health Age: 42 Year: 1930 House # 192 Birthplace: South Dakota Roll: T626_990 Race: White Page: 8B Eva Wife age 38 b Mi Dormitory Girls Matron Ica dau age 15 b Mi Madeline dau age 14 b Mi Georgie son age 11 b Mi 24 State: Michigan ED: 10 City of Lansing Thompson Street County: Ingham Image: 0495 Township: Lansing Relationship: Head JOHN W WOODS 1887-1936 John W. Woods, 48 of 818 Johnson Avenue, Lansing, died at a local hospital Tuesday evening, January 28, following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of Lansing for the past ten years, having gone there from Decatur. He is survived by the widow, Eva; two daughters, Mrs Ica Fowler, of Gleason, Tenn., Mrs Madeline Pittman of Lansing, one son, George Woods of Lansing; one brother, Clarence Woods of Kalamazoo, and one sister Mrs Carrie Baldwin of Battle Creek. The body lay in state at the Goraline- Runcimen funeral home until Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, and funeral services were held from the M.E. church at Decatur at 1:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Harrison cemetery at Decatur. Older residents of Decatur will remember the Woods family and also the George Coulson family of which Mrs. Woods was a member. They were known here as good substantial Christian people. Among the relatives who accompanied the body of John Woods to Decatur and attended the funeral services were the widow, Mrs Eva Coulson Woods, and three children, Mrs George Coulson, Jay Coulson and family, Mrs Ernest Spratt and family, Mrs May Longley and daughter, Mrs. Carrie Hall and son Lewis Hall of Waverly, Mrs. Flossie Smith of Portland, and Mrs. Lilia Moore of Benton Harbor. John Woods was born in Madison, S. Dak., April 16,1887, and died in Lansing January 28,1936. More About John Wiley Woods: Burial: Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, VanBuren County, MI Notes for Eva Coulson: . Recognition Of Service This is to certify that Eva S Woods was employed by the United States Navy during the second World War at Office of Inspector of Naval ,USN, Detroit District this certificate is awarded to civilian employers of the U. S. Navy who remained on essential war time work until their services could be spared or until the end of hostilities. It is granted in recognition of that service to the Navy and to the Country . D. W. Coe, Captain, USN, Inspector 17 December 1945 COLLAR, EVA S. 4521 Wilcox Road Holt, MI. Died Friday. She is survived by 2 daughters, Madeline Foote of Holt, Ica Fowler of Holt, one son George woods of Olivet, Mi., one sister, Mrs Ruth Spratt of Lansing, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services to be held at 10 o'clock a.m. Monday 25 morning at the Jewett Funeral Home. Burial in Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, Michigan. More About Eva Coulson: Burial: Harrison Cemetery, Decatur, VanBuren County, MI Children of John Woods and Eva Coulson are: 114 i. Ica Ruth8 Woods, born June 24, 1914 in Decatur, MI; died June 21, 2005 in Holt, Michigan. She married Robert Glynn Fowler May 04, 1931 in Lansing, MI; born January 10, 1912 in Gleason,TN; died February 12, 1980 in Holt,MI. Notes for Ica Ruth Woods: Holt Fowler, Ica R. Fowler, Ica R., 90, retired Michigan State University Holden Hall cafeteria supervisor, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Holt United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Published in the Lansing State Journal - June 23, 2005 Fowler, Ica Charities | Fowler, Ica R. Holt, MI Age 90, passed away on June 21, 2005. She was born on June 24, 1914 in Decatur, MI. Mrs. Fowler was a member of Holt United Methodist Church, and she was employed as a supervisor at Holden Hall cafeteria at MSU for 17 years, retiring in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fowler. Surviving are 3 daughters, Roberta (Keith) Vedder of Charlotte, Clara (Charles) Heath and Celeste Tilden, all of Lansing; 9 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; 5 great-greatgrandchildren; and sister-in-law, Kate Woods. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd., with the Rev. Lynn E. Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Published in the Lansing State Journal - June 22, 2005 Ica Fowler Ica Fowler, 90, formerly of Gleason, passed away June 21, 2005, in Charlotte, Michigan. Services were held in the Holt United Methodist Church on June 24, 2005. Mrs. Fowler was born June 24, 1914 in Decatur, Michigan. She was a member of the Holt United Methodist Church and was employed as a supervisor at Holden Hall cafeteria at M.S.U., retiring in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Glynn Fowler in 1980. Survivors include three daughters, Roberta (Keith) Vedder of Charlotte, Clara (Charles) Heath, and Celeste Tilden of Lansing, Michigan; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat- grandchildren. Name: Ica W. Fowler SSN: 413-32-8709 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, Michigan Born: 24 Jun 1914 26 Died: 21 Jun 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951 ) Name: Ica Fowler Address: 4444 Sycamore St City: Holt State: Michigan Zip Code: 48842 Phone Number: 517-694-9664 Residence Years: 1994 1995 1996 1997 More About Ica Ruth Woods: Burial: June 24, 2005, Maple Ridge Cemetery Notes for Robert Glynn Fowler: Moved to Gleason in 1934 and took over William Robert Fowler's grocery store which they ran until 1943. Then they opened a pool hall until 1952. Robert was also a deputy. They moved to Lansing Mi in 1952. Icie worked at MSU. They moved to Holt Mi in 1967. ROBERT FOWLER SSN: 413-32-8173 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Born: 10 Jul 1912 Last Benefit: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Died: Feb 1980 State (Year) SSN issued: TN (Before 1951 ) More About Robert Glynn Fowler: Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery 115 ii. Madeline L. Woods, born July 02, 1916 in Decatur, MI; died March 28, 1999 in Lansing, MI. She married (1) Carol Loomis Pittman August 10, 1934 in Lansing, MI; born in CA; died in CA. She married (2) Emmett T Foote July 27, 1937; born January 25, 1912 in Ingham Co MI; died February 08, 1982 in Mason MI. Notes for Madeline L. Woods: Name: MADELINE L FOOTE SSN: 372-44-1937 Last Residence: 48854 Mason, Ingham, MI Born: 2 Jul 1916 Last Benefit: Died: 28 Mar 1999 State (Year) SSN issued: MI (1960 And 1961 ) FOOTE,MADELINE L. Mason Age 82 died March 28,1999. Born July 02,1916 in Decatur, Mrs. Foote was a member of Columbia Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett; son, Bruce; parents, John and Eva (Coulson) Woods and brother George Woods. Surviving are 2 sons Terry (Linda) of Leslie, and Harold (Judy) Pittman of Mason; 5 grandchildren; 6 great 27 grandchildren; sister Ica Fowler of Holt. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, 12 Noon t the Gorsline-Runciman Co. Ball-Dunn Chapel, 612 S Jefferson, Mason, with the Rev. John Hayden, Pastor of Columbia Road Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery, VeVay township. Friends may call at the Chapel begining Tuesday 2 p.m. where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Lung Association of Michigan, 403 Seymour Avenue, Lansing, 48933-1179 in memory of Mrs. Foote. Notes for Emmett T Foote: Name: EMMETT T FOOTE Address: 4486 DONCASTER AVE , 6 City: HOLT State: MI Zipcode: 48842 Phone: (517) 694-3750 Name: Emmett T FOOTE Birth Date: 25 January 12 Death Date: 08 February 82 Gender: Male Residence: Delhi, Ingham, Michigan Name: EMMETT FOOTE SSN: 378-05-9174 Last Residence: 48842 Holt, Ingham, MI Born: 25 Jan 1912 Last Benefit: Died: Feb 1982 State (Year) SSN issued: MI (Before 1951 ) 116 iii. Rolland " George" Woods, born March 08, 1919 in Decatur MI; died February 23, 1982 in Marietta, Washington County, OH. He married Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield August 05, 1940 in Angola, Indiana; born July 25, 1921 in Hardin County, Ohio; died August 11, 2005 in Homer, Michigan. Notes for Rolland " George" Woods: Name: Rolland G Woods Age at Death: 62 Date of Death: 23 Feb 1982 City of Death: Marietta County of Death: Washington Volume: 24765 Certificate: 014363 Date of Birth: Est. 1920 State of Birth: Michigan Country of Birth: United States Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Race: White 28 Social Security Number: 373-20-8818 Hospital of Death: Marietta Memorial Hospital Certifier: Coroner Autopsy: Yes, used for certification FREMONT, INDIANA - Rolland G Woods Sr., age 62 of Marshall, Michigan, expired Tuesday February 23,1982 in Marietta, Ohio. Mr. Woods was born March 8,1919 in Decatur, Michigan to John Wiley Woods and Eva Coulson Woods. He married Katherine Birchfield August 5,1940 in Angola, Indiana. Surviving are his wife Katherine, Sons Rolland "Ron" G. Woods Jr., (Janet), John Wiley Woods (Sharon) Steven R Woods (Lisa) and Daughter Sharon Woods Cornell, two sisters, Ica Woods Fowler and Madaline Woods Foote, eleven grandchildren. Services are Sunday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, with calling from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Clergyman officiating, Monroe Collins, with final resting place at Lakeside Cemetery. More About Rolland " George" Woods: Burial: February 27, 1982, Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana Notes for Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield: MY MEMORIES GROWING UP AND SOME MEMORIES TOLD TO ME BY FAMILY MEMBERS. By Katherine "Kate" I. Birchfield Woods. My Mom and Dad wed August 08,1920 in Harden County Ohio. I am not sure where we lived, but it was on the Scioto Marsh in Harden County Ohio when I was born, July 21,1921. My Uncle Payne Fraley told me that the first time he saw me was when I was three weeks old. My Mom and Dad came down the road walking, and pushing me in a baby buggy, and crossed a bridge over a ditch into my Grampa Fraley's yard. I was not old enough to remember when my sister Helen was born on August 26 1922, but was told by Mom that Helen was a preemie baby so small, she could lay in a shoe box. She had a lot of dark hair. We had a large round oak stove in the center of the room, and the pipe passed up through the ceiling into a bedroom up stairs, so it would be warm too. I remember two dinning room chairs behind the stove with a feather tick, and Helen slept there. I think it served the purpose of keeping a premature baby warm. My brother Jim was born November 11 1923. My memory of him is on a tricycle and he killed a garden snake because Helen and I was afraid. Brother Bill was born December 14 1925. I remember Grampa and Gramma Fraley's house on the Marsh was a big two story house, with a walkway built out of wood that went to the pump. I remember one time when I was there Gramma wanted me to have a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, but I wanted only peanut butter without bread, Grampa Fraley told Gramma to let me just have the peanut butter, I ate so much that I went out on the wooden walkway and threw up a lot. Grampa and Gramma also had a nice Parlor and Gramma would not let anyone use it. She only used it for special occasions. One time Aunt Cassie was there with her boyfriend at the time, 29 Morgan Wireman, and they were sitting in Gramma's parlor and Gramma got mad and poured a bottle of Whiskey on the floor and lit it with a match. I remember Gramma Fraley and Aunt Cassie used to bake about six pies a day, usually Lemon, Banana and Chocolate pies. I remember one time Mom baked Dad a birthday cake, and told me it was a secret, but when my Dad came home, I took him by the hand and led him into the pantry and showed him the cake. Gramma Elizabeth Birchfield lived with us when we moved to a farm at Walkerton, In. She baby sit with us kids while Mom and Dad worked. She loved brother Bill and would put a quilt in a crate, so she could keep Bill close by when she cooked. I don't remember if we still lived here, or if we have moved to another house in the country, near by, when Bob was born February 9 1928. I remember a large concrete Porch with a stone wall around it. I had mumps on my 7th birthday. I remember Jim and Helen jumping off the Porch, they did not catch the mumps. This is the only I ever saw my Grampa Jim Birchfield. He was a short man, with white hair and a beard. We had a player piano. Grampa gave Jim a quarter, and Jim was playing the piano and put the quarter in his mouth and swallowed it. We moved to Lagrange,In. that year. Helen and I started school here and had to walk to school. In 1929 we moved to Partello, MI. We lived in Mrs Kerns house almost in the school yard. I can't remember the year, but we moved back to McGuffey, Ohio. Helen and I attended school here and rode a bus. We lived down the road from our teacher. Helen and I would walk down the road to her house. That is the first time I heard Kate Smith sing on the radio. Next we moved to Williams County Ohio, on the Ira Thomas farm. We went to the Whaley school on Disbro Road. Helen, Jim and I went to school here. Brother Bill also started school here. He was so small and cute the older girls would carry him to school. The depression hit while we lived here and a neighbor let us live in a little house house that leaked when it rained. Mom would take big heavy wool coats and cut them into quilt strips, and make heavy quilts for our beds. I wish I could find one of them, but I would guess they were threw away at sometime. Dad worked for .50 cents a day. The farmer could not afford to pay him. so we got meat, eggs,milk and butter from him. We went to Cooney school from here, when we could, which was not very often. When Roosevelt became president, Dad went to work for the W.P.A. 30 Next we moved to the Weir Dick farm north of Columbus, Ohio. We had to walk to school at Columbus. Also I remember and us older kids walking across a field and woods to weed onions and pick pickles. Aunt Cassie lived with us then. I can't remember how old I was, but I remember one time Grampa Fraley, Uncle Dan and Uncle Red went to Ohio to get Mom out of jail. She had been picked up with Johnny Hamilton "Big "Red", "her cousin" and John Dillinger and put in jail. Johnny Hamilton was a second cousin to Mom. His mother was a Salyers. This started a lot of stories in our family. A lot which is not true. I remember when U.S. highway 20 was detoured by our house. We were having a sheep roast at our place, and Mom's family was there this Sunday. A large touring car had a flat tire in front of our house. It was full of ladies who were dressed in in pants. At this time this was not considered proper to dress that way, and none of the women would let the men help change the tire. Lucy and Lindy was born here. Lucy was born May 25 1932 and Lindy was born December 19 1933. Us kids had a goat and it would get loose and eat Mom's clothes she had hung on the line to day. Mom would get Dad's gun and shoot at it. She never really aimed real good, and never hit the goat. We moved to Sandhill at Nettle Lake when Lindy was a small baby. We had Scarlet Fever, me, Bill, Bob, Lucy and Dad all had it. I contacted Rheumatic Fever, and Dr Jennings took care of us. We had a river close to Nettle Lake on the back of the farm. The whole family would go camp and fish here. We moved to the Easterday farm south of Cooney. We attended Cooney school. Next we moved to E.B. McNaughton's house, west of York, IN. We went to Metz school and road a bus. Once we had a blizzard and got snow bound at school. We stayed one night in Metz with a family. All the men got out and helped shovel out roads so we could we could get home. Shirley was born here Nov. 29 1935. My mother always raised a big garden, we had chickens, and eggs. We always had a milk cow. Mom made homemade butter and buttermilk, also cottage cheese. She made homemade bread and buttermilk biscuits and cornbread. She canned everything from the garden including fruit which we bought. I remember picking strawberries, wild blackberries and raspberries. She also picked elderberries and made the best jam and pies with these. Wild berries were plentiful in those days. We always raised hogs for butchering. We never had too much beef to eat. Mom dried fruit and corn. She made big boilers of hominy. The food I remember most is her chickens and dumplings, gingerbread, Biscuits and cornbread and fried corn. I remember Gramma Birchfield came to visit. She came by Gray Hound bus. When she was home on her small farm in Grant, Michigan, she raised onions. She dressed in long fashion skirts and blouses, and sun 31 bonnets, and hi topped shoes, and smoked a clay pipe. When she rode the bus she wore modern clothes, shoes and hats, and smoked cigarettes. Next we moved to the Young place in 1936. It was across from Herschel Huss's folks. We went to school at Scott Center. In 1937 is when my Dad left us. I quit school at 16 to go to work and help Mom. We stilled lived on Leslie Young's near Fremont. This is also when Uncle Rice wed Medie Bradley. They lived on Gaylord Mullett's farm. That same summer of 1937 Helen, Jim, Bill and I went to Grant Michigan and stayed in a tent with our Dad. Our cousin Everett Patrick lived near us. Dad gave us a Model T Car and all four of us learned to drive it, in the fire lanes in the woods. When we came back home, part of us lived with Uncle Rice and part with Grampa Fraley. Mom had our sister Janice Ann October, 30 1937 and she died the same day. I remember holding her and dressing her to be buried. We moved to the Franing house at Partello, Michigan, and this is where I met George Woods. My mother became ill and had a ruptured appendix. Was in the Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. My Mom and brothers and sisters moved back to IN. George and I got married August 5 1939 in Angola, Indiana. George and I took up house keeping and working for his cousin Floyd Baldwin, near Marshall on a farm. I learned to milk cows here. I got pregnant for Sharon here. When I got pregnant, I got homesick to see Mom, and we did not own a car at the time. George just kidding said, we could always hitch hike. I surprised him and said lets go, so we started hitch hiking. A man stopped and picked us up. He said he was only going as far as Coldwater, as he had some business there. When we got to Coldwater he let us out. He told us he would check when he got done with his business and if we were still where he let us out, he would take us the rest of the way to my Mothers. Well sure enough he came back and drove us to Moms house. We moved down close to my mother after this We moved into the house with her when she went and stayed with sister Helen, when she had her first baby, Shirley. Shirley is about nine months older than my daughter Sharon. We then moved to Mason, Michigan, and George worked in Lansing for a theater Co. This is where my daughter Sharon Kay was born, Oct.24 1941, about six weeks before the second world war. When Sharon was born it cost $64.00, and I also had my tonsils out. We lived in Gramma Coulson's upstairs Apartment. Gramma Coulson always said babies needed to be rocked in a rocking chair. One day I heard a noise on the stairs, and looked and Gramma Coulson was dragging a rocking chair upstairs for me to rock Sharon in. Sharon sucked her thumb when she was a baby. Gramma Coulson asked me what I craved when I was pregnant for her. I told her I could never get enough Strawberries. She had some strawberries that she had canned, so she opened a jar and fed Sharon the strawberry juice until she was full. Sharon never sucked her thumb again. 32 George loved farming, so we moved back to Floyd Baldwin's by Marshall, in a new house Floyd built for us. One time I had Sharon dressed up real cute, as we were going to town. Well she got away from me and went to the barn where her dad was. She walked out in the barnyard and fell headfirst into the manure. We stayed in this area until late 1944. We moved back to In with my Mom so her and George could go to work in Hillsdale in a war plant. I was pregnant with Rolland "Ron", my second baby. Helen came here in March, and was pregnant for Valanda. One night after George and Mom came in from work, and had just got to sleep, Helen woke them up to take her to the hospital. They took her to Angola Hospital, where Valanda was born. In April of the same year we went and stayed at Uncle Paynes farm, and Payne and Sylvia went to Kentucky to get married. Ron was born June 13 1945. The war ended that year, so the War Plant closed down, and George went back farming for a muck farmer. We bought a little house north of York, where my Mother had lived when Shirley was born. We next moved to a little green house on a road that ran south off 120, east of Fremont. One time when Ron was still a baby, I had changed his Diaper. I always stuck the Safety Pins in my shirt while I was changing him. Right shortly after I changed him, he started choking. I checked his diaper and one of the Pins was not in his diaper. I panicked and George and I started to the hospital. On there we hit a bump, and Ron threw up Tobacco. He had found a cigarette butt and put it in his mouth and swallowed it. I then looked on my dress and there was the pin. John was born when we lived here 19 1946. While living here George bought a car that had been a State Police car. It was about a 1940 Ford Coop, that you had to crank to start. I did not have a drivers license, but I drove anyway. One day I was driving and had Sharon and Ron with me. Sharon was holding Ron. While I was stopped at 120 a road truck came around the corner too short and hit the car. Ron hit the dash, but was only a little bruised. The car was totaled. Sharon used to love to dress Ron and John up in her doll clothes and pretend that they were her babies. John had cute white curly hair, and when George took the boys down to Aunt Marthy's and had her shave off their hair, Sharon was mad at him and Aunt Marthy. We also had a white collie dog named Lady. She loved Sharon. One time Sharon was jumping on our bed, and George told her to stop. Sharon did not listen to him and kept jumping. George picked her up and was going to spank her and Lady attacked him. We had to give Lady away after that. We then moved North of Metz, In on a farm, owned by a Sheriff of Angola, Dorsey Folk. Sharon started school here at Metz. She rode a bus. One time while living here George thought he had a slow leak on one of his tires on our car. One day he came back into the yard after milking cows, and here was Ron, down by a tire sticking his little finger in the tire valve and letting the air out of the tire. We also was living here when my youngest brother Lindy came and stayed with us. Lindy and some neighborhood boys got into some 33 trouble and George spanked Lindy. This broke Sharon's heart. She could not stand to see her Uncle Lindy cry, and she went into his bedroom and babied him. We moved back to Michigan on M 60 just east of Burlington. While we were living here we became friends with Floyd and Lorriane Scofield. We also became friends with Bill and Violet French. Sharon went to church with Violets children. Well Bill and George liked to make Moonshine, and got caught one time, on a Sat night. They spent the night in Jail. Sharon did not get to go to church that Morning, so she went that night with Violets Children. Sharon's Sunday school teacher told Sharon that they had missed her that morning, and Sharon proceeded to tell her that she had to stay home because her Dad had been jail. Violets kids wanted to strangle her. This is where we lived when Ron and John learned to play Cowboys and Indians. They had little toy guns and holsters. We had a round oak stove in the living room. One day they were playing and Ron was the Indian that day and was running around the stove, well John the cowboy jumped off the arm of the couch and hit Ron over the head with his gun and knocked Ron out. We then moved to Potawattme reservation and farmed potatoes. This is where I decided I would like to have bangs. I had always wore my hair long and George loved it. When I cut bangs he was very mad at me. John was always my little toe head, and I used to tell him he was made out of sugar. One day when he was outside it started raining, and he put his hands over his head and started crying saying my head is made out of sugar and is going to melt. The kids and I used to walk in the wooded area. One day I seen a big blue racer and grabbed a stick and shook it at the snake, and he crawled away. I was a hero then. From there we moved to Partello in the Thomas House which we bought. We lived next door to the Kerns House where Mom had lived at one time. Steve was born here on April 30 1951. It cost one weeks pay for Steve, when he was born. Dr Humphery delivered Steve. Mom said she doctored with Dr Humphrey until one time she took Steve in and the doctor could not remember Mom's name. Ron and John started school at the little country school in Partello. George and I also started working at Woodlin Metal in Marshall. My Brother Bob and his first wife lived in the upstairs apt. So they watched the kids while we were working. One time while we were working, a storm came up, and Bob's wife went upstairs to shut her windows. While up there Sharon was holding Steve, and went to shut off a lamp. Lightning struck the house at that time and the light bulb exploded, just as Sharon was reaching for it. Sharon and the boys ran out of the house screaming and crying, and Sharon almost squeezed Steve to death. Jim and Helen and Their family also lived in the upstairs apt. when they first moved up here from In. One time when George and I was working different shifts, and George watched the kids, George was going to put Steve down for a nap, and he laid down with him. Well George took the nap and Steve got up and went to the kitchen. We had been to the grocery store, and I had not put everything away yet. Well Steve mixed Flour, Coffee, and butter and everything he could open together. What a mess. We had a little 34 bulldog when we lived here and Steve would take our plates after we would get through eating and sit them on the floor for the dog to lick and he would say he was helping me do dishes. He would also try to eat the dog food with the dog. One time Steve got whooping cough, and every little kid in Partello came and seen him and it got passed all over Partello. When Steve learned to walk he used Sharon's baton and pretended like it was a horse. Uncle Lindy and Little Tommy Fraley used to come to visit and get Ron and John to wrestling, until one of them would cry. Mom would put the boys to bed, and then Lindy and Tom would sneak into the bedroom and give the boys beer to get them to quit crying. We bought our first TV when we lived here. One time George took Sharon, Ron and John, along with my Brother Lindy to see a cowboy movie. While in the movie, everything had quitted down, and Ron asked very loud, Dad how come the horse don't shit in the movies? Everyone just roared laughing. One Sunday when we were living here, Gramma and Grampa Coller, Aunt Madeline and Uncle came down. Gramma Coller had bought yards and yards of Flannel. They tore it into diapers for Steve. One Sunday everybody hemmed diapers for Steve. We then bought the old Roop farm. We had cows that we milked, I raised Chickens here. Sharon, Ron and John walked about a mile to country school called Carverville School. We raised big gardens here. George and I continued to work at Woodlin Metals in Marshall. Sharon was old enough to baby sit by her self then. Sharon was in 4-H, and a saddle club while living here. She had a horse named Ginger. Also one of our hens was a runt, and Sharon made a pet out of her. She would go with Sharon when she would go riding on Ginger. Ron and John decided they wanted to try smoking one day and sit a pig house on fire. They were in trouble over that. We bought our first freezer when we lived here. We also had a big yellow cat come to the house and the kids started feeding the cat, and named the cat Tom. Well Tom had a litter of kittens soon after. We also got a cocker spaniel as a pup, that we named Pixie. Well Steve was just learning to talk and could not say his words very plain. When he called Pixie, it came out pissy. The older kids used to have a ball getting him to call his dog. When we lived here I used to fix big Thanksgiving dinners and have my family up. Woodlin Metals closed, so George next went to work for Maynard Velliqatte. We moved to one of his houses. Steve started school here. Sharon got her drivers license while we lived here. The kids rode a bus and went to Olivet School. We next moved to Quincy, Mi and lived next door to Mom and Sharley. George Worked in a shop in Quincy and I went to work in a Fishing Tackle Shop in Bronson. I remember my Sherry Jo and Lynn coming and knocking on my door and saying Aunt Kate let us in or we will huff and puff and blow your house in. One time they came and were crying because they said they stepped in used dog food. We next moved to California Corners and Georges Shop went on strike. This is when we found out that my 35 Mother had cancer. They settled the strike after about 8 months, and we bought a house in Coldwater, Mi on State Street. Mom's cancer returned and she had surgery on her colon, and had to wear a bag. She stayed with us until Christmas. I had to quit my job to take care of her. Then all my brothers rented a house and moved Mom in it. I still went and stayed nights with her as Shirley had to work. Mom died May 14 1961. George's shop closed and moved down south. He tried to work in a foundry, and a another small shop which also closed, so we moved back up in the Marshall,Olivet area. We bought a trailer and lived in Helen and her second husband, Ross's yard. We moved in the Olivet area, so the boys could go to Olivet School. Sis married shortly after we moved from Coldwater. One time Gramma Coller came down for a visit. George had a small still in the basement. Homer Wireman came over and picked the Still. Gramma Got on to Dad and said Young Man if you don't think I know what you carried through that kitchen door. She said I know what that was. What have you been up to. Ron and John graduated from Olivet High School, and then we bought a house on V Drive North. I worked at Cornings while we lived here. Ron and John got drafted into the Army while we were living here. John went to Vietnam and Ron went to Germany. The boys did not want me to work while they were in the Army and sent me money, and had me quit Cornings. Katherine "Katie" Birchfield Woods Marshall Adviser KATHERINE IRENE WOODS Katherine Irene Woods, 84 of Homer, died there August 11, 2005. Mrs. Woods was born July 25, 1921 in McGuffy, Harden County, Ohio, to Walker and Alka Fraley Birchfield. On August 5, 1939 she married Rolland "George" Woods, Sr., who preceded her her in death on February 23, 1982. A homemaker, Katherine enjoyed sewing, quilting, senior activities, and walking. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society of Albion and Homer. Suvivors include a daughter, Sharon Cornell and Jim Risner of Parma, sons, Rolland G Woods Jr. of Parma, John and Sharon Woods of Albion, and Steve and Lisa Woods of Auburn, Indiana, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren: sisters Lucille Dudek of Fayetteville, NC, and Shirley and Fred Dale of Coldwater, MI. Parents, two sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death. Visitation will be Sunday, August 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.,(Indiana time), at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Service will be Monday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. (Indiana time), Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Pastor Monroe Collins officiating. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, 36 Fremont, Indiana. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn. arrangements by Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana. (260) 495 2915. Name: Katherine Woods SSN: 384-16-9007 Born: 25 Jul 1921 Died: 11 Aug 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) More About Katherine I "Kate" Birchfield: Burial: August 15, 2005, Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana 98. Carrie7 Woods (John Burl6, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born May 02, 1889 in CASS COUNTY MI, and died October 22, 1957 in CALHOUN CO MI. She married Dennis Baldwin January 29, 1910. He was born October 14, 1863 in Porter Twp, Michigan, and died August 04, 1947 in Newton twp, Battle Creek, Mi. Notes for Carrie Woods: April 13,1910 William and Ann E. Vanderhoof sold land to Carrie V Baldwin, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 20. Deed recorded April 16,1910 Vanburen Co MI. THE BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER & NEWS Wed. Oct 23,1957 Mrs. Dennis M. Baldwin Mrs. Carrie Virginia Baldwin, 68, who had lived 26 years on the Union City road, north of Stanley Corners in Newton Township, died at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks. Mrs. Baldwin was born in Silvercreek, Cass County, May 2, 1889, the daughter of John and Helen (Vanderhoof) Woods. She was married at Decatur in 1909 to Dennis M. Baldwin who died in August, 1947. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Myrtle) Wilbur and Mrs Earl (Lodema) Hunter and a son, Ford R. Baldwin, all of Newton Township; four stepsons, Jesse Baldwin of Hanover; Roy J. Baldwin, 12529 E. Michigan Ave.; Floyd Baldwin of Marshall and Selah Baldwin of Burlington; two stepdaughters, Mrs Kit Kalbetzer of Decatur and Mrs. Mabel Smith, Ceresco; a brother, Clarence Woods of Kalamazoo; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of the Maccabees. Notes for Dennis Baldwin: DEATH TAKES FORMER DECATUR RESIDENT Dennis M. Baldwin was a son of the late Jonathan and Jane Baldwin and was born in Porter township October 11, 1863. He departed this life August 4,1947, at the age of 83 years, at his home in Newton township, south of Battle Creek. Mr. Baldwin as a young man spent his time in and around Decatur doing baling work and farming. Early in life he was married to Miss Emma Branigan of Benton Harbor, formerly of Decatur. She passed away two years after they were married, leaving a 37 young daughter, who is now Mrs. Kittie Calbetzor of Decatur. Later he was married to Phoebe Thompson, also of Decatur. She also departed this life, leaving six children. They are Jesse of Hanover, Mich., Roy of Battle Creek, Selah of Coldwater, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Ceresco, Mrs. Ona Shepard of Battle Creek. In 1910, January 29, he was married to Miss. Carrie Woods, daughter of the late John and Helen Woods of Decatur. Three children were born to this union who survive with the widow and other children. They are Ford at home, Myrtle Wilbur and Lodema Hunter, both of Battle Creek. Mr. Baldwin was a kind and loving father, and besides raising his large family of boys and girls, he took in his home his little granddaughter when she was but a year old and kept her and provided a home for her. She is Virginia Hunter and still resides with his wife Carrie. Besides the children and wife, he leaves 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Clara Bennett of Benton Harbor, one brother George of Kalamazoo. He leaves a host of nieces and nephews in and around Decatur. Funeral services were held August 7 at the Court Funeral home in Marshall and interment followed in Newton Cemetery. Casketbearers were Dosrey and Eugene Calbetzor, Lee and Ward Baldwin, Frank and Leon Smith, all grandsons. Children of Carrie Woods and Dennis Baldwin are: 117 i. Myrtle8 Baldwin. She married Duane "Dick" Wilbur. 118 ii. Ford Baldwin, born February 25, 1911; died August 24, 1998 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan. Notes for Ford Baldwin: Name: Ford R. Baldwin SSN: 366-07-0115 Last Residence: 49017 Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States of America Born: 25 Feb 1911 Died: 24 Aug 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 ) Name: FORD BALDWIN Address: 60 GORDON BLVD City: BATTLE CREEK State: MI Zipcode: 49017 Phone: (616) 963-0952 119 iii. Lodema Baldwin. She married Earl Hunter. 104. Lila W7 Woods (James S6, Wiley S5, James4 Wood, Bailey3, James2, James1) was born November 02, 1890 in Michigan, and died September 08, 1969 in Michigan. She married Warner Z Moore Abt. 1914. He was born April 14, 1891 in Michigan, and died February 18, 1978 in Berrien twp., Berrien County, Michigan. Notes for Lila W Woods: This is from Craig Blyeth No given name cited in Hattie's obituary for daughter, but on Lillian Cushing 's family information is written "Lila born 1890" and "phoned Lila Moore 12-1 -1964." Per Darwin Sutherland (August, 2000) Lila was Hattie's daughter. 19 20 Federal Census ED 71, p. 5A, res. 1 Benton Harbor, 3rd Ward, Benton twp., Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner Z., 28, MI MI MI, carpenter Lila W. (?), 28, M I MI MI 1930 Federal Census ED 13, p. 15A, res. 375 612 Empire Ave. Ward 3, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI: Moore, Warner, Z., owns res. worth $6,000, ra dio, 38, m. @ 22, MI MI MI, house carpenter Lila W., 39, m. @ 23, MI MI MI Burl, 9, MI MI MI Smith, Michael, lodger, 73, wid., OH US US, grinder at malle able iron Woods, Hattie, mother-in-law, 65, wid., MI Eng. MI No SSDI listing. St. Joseph Herald-Press, Nov. 19, 1962 Mercy Hospital Admissions Eau Clair e - Mrs. Warner Moore, rt. 1, box 198 (discharged Nov. 26) Notes for Warner Z Moore: This is from Criag Blyeth 38 ID: I521909585 Name: Warner Z. MOORE Given Name: Warner Z. Surname: Moore Sex: M Birth: 14 Apr 1891 in Michigan 1 2 Death: 18 Feb 1978 in Berrien twp., Berrien Co., Michigan 1 3 Burial: Shanghai cem., Pipestone twp., Berrien Co., Michigan 1 Note: Michigan Deaths, 1971-96: MOORE , Warner Z. Death Date: 18 February 78 Birth Date: 14 April 91 Gender: Male Residence: Sodus, Berrien, Michigan Place of Death: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan SSDI listing: WARNER MOORE SSN 378-14-1891 Residence: 49111 Eau Claire, Berrien, MI Born 14 Apr 1891 Last Benefit: 49022 Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI Died Feb 1978 Issued: MI (Before 1951) Michigan Deaths, 1971-96 MOORE , Warner Z Death Date: 18 February 78 Birth Date: 14 April 91 Gender: Male Residence: Sodus, Berrien, Michigan Place of Death: Berrien, Berrien, Michigan Child of Lila Woods and Warner Moore is: 120 i. Burl8 Moore, born 1921 in Michigan.
Feb 24, 2006 · posted to the surname Woods
SharonK Cornell My Great Uncle Rice Fraley told this story to my Aunt Lucy Dudek. Uncle Rice Fraley, while fishing with his grampa George Washington Fraley, when they were fishing on a river bank in Ohio, was told this story. James Fraley, born 1759, and his brother Dan b 1790, migrated from Russell County, Va to Floyd County Ky, where they raised their families. Daniel," G.W. Fraley's dad," lived on land inherited from GW's mother, Polly's father. GW told Rice that Daniel was a old Melita man. Dan and his brother, James, being a old Melita man , and former Indian scout, during the Revolution, would leave their families and be gone in the mountains for Weeks at a time, and my gramma Polly, being a true pioneer woman, took care of their home and children, while Grampa was gone. James and Grampa Dan hunted Indians and were paid twenty-five cents per scalp by the Indian agent at Pt. Pleasant, Ohio. On one of their trips, after collecting their bounty, the two brothers started for their homes, on the Big Sandy River area of Floyd County, Kentucky. After parting ways, Daniel was in site of his cabin, when without Daniel knowing, a big black bear had started following and tracking him. When Dan was within earshot, he began calling to his wife Polly and children, as he usually did, to announce his home coming. When Polly saw Dan come into view, she also saw the black bear, and realizing that Dan did not know he was being stalked by the bear, who was fastly closing the gap between him and Dan, Polly began yelling for Dan to run. Polly then opened the front and back door of the cabin,( which was a shotgun cabin, with a Straight path from the front to the back door.) Polly yelled to Dan to enter the cabin and climb to the loft. Dan running as fast as he could and got into the loft without the bear seeing him. The bear in hot pursuit ran in the front door and straight out the back door of the cabin. Polly quickly closed and put the bars on the doors.
Jun 09, 2003 · posted to the surname Fraley
SharonK Cornell These stories were told by Lee to his grandson, Craig C Cook, in Ohio. I have traded since I was about 12 years old. I got a pretty good knife and I sold it for 75 cents. I thought I will never get no place this way, so I bought some sitting eggs and hatched everyone of them, and sold the chickens for $7.50, and I thought now I am getting somewhere. I traded a bushel of corn for a pig, to a kid who lived up the hill, who always went barefooted. I built a trough and fed the pig all the scraps and green fodder he could eat. The pig had nine piglets. They were the prettiest things I ever laid my eyes on. They were red, white and black, and I sold them for 40.00. Now I thought I would get into hoss swapin. I bought a horse with the 40.00. The horse was a big yaller hoss, but had a knott on his left hind leg, but I knew what to do about that. I fed the horse for a month, and the day came I was fixin fer. My horse looked a lot different, and I went hoss swapin. I road the hoss down to Hot Lick as fast as I could. I swapped that spunky critter for 20.00 and a horse that could run, walk and pace a streak. She was a dandy mare. I then swapped for another mare and 60.00. I fed this mare well. In one day I had swapped three horses and made 80.00. Another hoss swap came, and I bought a gray mare right off the bat. When I took her home, I worked on her to perfection. When Brock Howard saw the mare, he said what in daggone nation you got? Then I swapped with him for another horse. Then we met Tank Risner and I made Brock Howard's horse rare and walk on his two hind legs clear to the barn, then I climbed off. Tank was pretty impressed. I said do you want to swap. I traded Tank the horse for a mule, and then sold the mule to Howard for another mule and 125.00. In one year I had made 225.00 and a right nice mule. Lee Risner
Jun 05, 2003 · posted to the surname Risner
SharonK Cornell Story told to Rice Fraley born May 17 1914, Floyd County Ky., when Rice was about ten years old, by his grampa George Washington Fraley, son of Daniel Fraley, who was a son of Frederick Fraley. Uncle Rice said he used to go fishing with his grampa G W Fraley when they lived in Ohio. They would sit on the river bank and fish and G W would tell him stories, about his father Daniel and his Grampa Frederick Fraley. G W told him that Frederick, along with one of the older sons, walked a long distance from their home carrying a canoe. Frederick was about nine years old. The mother and seven brothers stayed behind at their home in in Pennsylvania. Fred and my uncle put the canoe in the head of the Ohio River, (Now the Pittsburgh). They went down the river to Virginia, in the company of a Indian scout. Going by canoe, and over land carrying the canoe, Fred found where he wanted to bring his family in Virginia. Fred and my uncle built a cabin and then returned the same way to Pennsylvania, to move his wife and children to Virginia. Grampa G W said they endured many hardships with this move. Was this just a story told by a grampa to his grandson while fishing? Or was it a verbal history? No one can prove how Frederick Fraley reached Virginia. This was told to my Aunt Lucy Dudek by my great Uncle Rice Fraley.
Jun 09, 2003 · posted to the surname Fraley
SharonK Cornell Wiley and Virginia Hinchman Woods are my gg grandparents. Wiley S Woods born Sept. 1821 in Virginia. Died April 15,1864 in Cass County Michigan. In the early 1840's Wiley Woods used to pick up, haul and deliver merchandise from Baltimore, with a wagon train made up of 6 to 12 teams of horses. He hauled loads both ways, one way to Baltimore with goods and produce to exchange for commodities that could not be had in the country. The wagons would be started and Wiley Woods would follow on horseback to take care of the caravan and exchange the country products when they reached the market. Wiley S Woods is on the 1843 Logan County W VA tax list, Wiley Wood, with 1 wooden Clock.Wiley S Woods is on the roll of Company "C" First Regiment Kentucky, Mounted Volunteers, Mexican War. May 25 1846, W.S.Wood, Rank Private, Mustered in on June 9 1846, in Louisville, KY for 1 year. W.S.Wood was a prisoner of war from January 1847. He was mustered out in June 8,1847 in New Orleans, LA. Wiley S Woods married Virginia Hinchman in ca 1847, and along with her parents and other members of the family, came by wagon train to Cass Co. Michigan. Wiley Woods was the Wagon Master. Wiley is on the 1850 Cass County, Silvercreek twp., Mi census, Wiley Woods from VA, a farmer, with wife Virginia, and two daughters, Lucinda, (I don't know why she was listed as Lucinda, her name was Penniah Jane}, and Sarah C. Wiley is on 1860 Cass Co MI census, W.S. Woods, age 39, farmer, worth $800.00, and 100 acres of land, with daughter, Jane age 13, son John B. age 4, and James age 2. Sarah Woods, age 9, is shown in household of Ebenozor Copley. April 15,1864, Wiley S Woods died at age 43 years, 7 months and 19 days old. Wiley and his wife Virginia are buried in the California Cemetery, in Silvercreek twp., Cass Co., MI. April 25,1855 John K Hinchman and wife Peninah gave to daughter Virginia Woods 80 Acres in section 22 of Silvercreek twp. Silas Ireland sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres in section 23, Silvercreek, twp. William Hartzell sold to Wiley S Wood 80 Acres of land in section 23, Silvercreek twp. Wiley S Wood and Virginia sold before 1858, 80 Acres of land in section 23 to John Stark, Silvercreek, twp. Feb 8 1864, Wiley S Wood sold 80 Acres of land section 23 in Silvercreek, twp. to Patrick Moran. Wiley S Woods and his brother-in-law Clement Hinchman both died on the sane day, April 15, 1864. Their children Amanda Hinchman, Penniah Jane Woods, Sarah C Woods, John Burl Woods and James S Woods are all on probate records together in Cass County, Michigan. William Hinchman and Thomas Easton, both brother-in-laws of Wiley were appointed Guardians of all the children.
Feb 02, 2003 · posted to the surname Woods
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