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Ancestors of Edith Mae Curtis

Generation No. 5


      16. Thomas/Chester Curtis, born Abt. 1767 in Vermont; died 1798 in Otsego, New York. He married 17. Lodecianna Cady Abt. 1786.

      17. Lodecianna Cady, born October 23, 1767 in Pomfret, Windham Co., CT; died January 03, 1864 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of 34. Nahum Cady and 35. Mary Tucker.

Notes for Thomas/Chester Curtis:
A farmer, Thomas (Chester?) was reported as being a soldier in the Revolutionary War in the "History of Windham County, CT" by R.M. Bayles, p. 1162.

Notes for Lodecianna Cady:
In 1850 and 1860 censuses, Lodecianna was reported as living with her daughter Phoebe and husband Dyer Downing in Brooklyn, CT. After her first husband's death, she remarried to a Samuel Brand, before Feb 15, 1802. On January 30, 1807 she received 45 acres in Brooklyn, CT, from her father. In 1810 she is recorded as leasing land in Brooklyn to a Hannah Washburn using her first married name (Curtis).
     
Children of Thomas/Chester Curtis and Lodecianna Cady are:
  i.   Phoebe Curtis, born Abt. 1787 in Granville, Washington Co., NY; died January 17, 1866 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., CT; married Dyer Downing December 31, 1807 in Brooklyn, CT; born 1783; died May 11, 1863 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., Co..
  ii.   Peloman Curtis, born August 15, 1790 in Otsego Co., NY; died April 11, 1868 in Middlesex, Yates Co., NY; married (1) Naomi Allen 1812; born October 24, 1779; died September 16, 1825 in Middlesex, Yates Co., NY; married (2) Philomela Backus Aft. 1825.
  Notes for Peloman Curtis:
In the 1860 census Peloman reported his occupation as shoemaker.

  iii.   Norman Curtis, born Abt. 1790 in New York; died April 25, 1867 in Brooklyn, CT; married Margaret Greenman November 01, 1813 in Tolland Co., CT; born 1795 in Killingly, Windham, CT; died Bef. July 30, 1885.
  Notes for Norman Curtis:
According to the War of 1812 Pension Files Abstracts: (File WC-33268) Norman served in James Wilson's Connecticut Militia and lived in Windham City, Connecticut.

Norman was a farmer and a blacksmith. His wife filed for divorce on September 20, 1845.

  8 iv.   Chester Curtis, born Abt. 1796 in New York; died Aft. 1846 in Michigan (?); married Almira Lewis Bef. 1828.
  v.   Chauncey Curtiss, born September 26, 1796 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY; died April 23, 1886 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI; married Polly L. Adams June 24, 1817 in Connecticut; born March 10, 1802 in Vermont; died September 11, 1872 in Plainfield, Kent Co., MI.
  Notes for Chauncey Curtiss:
At age of two after death of his father, moved with his motheer to Brooklyn, Windham Co., Connecticut, where he was raised and later engaged in business for several years. While in Connecticut he married Polly L. Adams in 1817 with whom he raised a family of ten children, all living in 1881. In 1846 he relocated to Ontario County, New York, where he was in business for many years, finally migrating to a farm in Plainfield, Kent Co., Michigan, in the fall of 1866. He engaged in agricultural pursuits for nine years, then sold his farm and retired to Grand Rapids. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Plainfield in 1867 (January 1872 per David Curtis). At the age of 85 he reported that he had never suffered a day's sickness in his life. Was living with his son John in Grand Rapids at the time of the 1880 census.



      18. Samuel Lewis, born Abt. 1770.

Notes for Samuel Lewis:
May have been born in Massachusetts or New York. Family lived in Allegany, Yates, and Cayuga counties in New York. Several of the younger children emigrated to Michigan (Eaton, Lenawee, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties).
     
Children of Samuel Lewis are:
  i.   Fila Lewis
  ii.   Lloyd Lewis
  iii.   Nancy Lewis, married Abel Pierce.
  iv.   Polly Lewis
  v.   Charity Lewis, married James Foster.
  vi.   Sally Lewis, married (1) Isaac Dudley Thompson; married (2) Charles Carpenter.
  vii.   Samuel Lewis, Jr., born Abt. 1793 in New York; died June 22, 1868 in Michigan; married Assenath Sill; born Abt. 1798; died March 15, 1846 in Michigan.
  viii.   Russell Lewis, born June 30, 1805 in New York; died December 09, 1876 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married (1) Celia Chapman; married (2) Emily Freeman.
  Notes for Russell Lewis:
1850 census, Superior township, Washtenaw county: Russell Lewis (40, Farmer, b. NJ) with his wife Susan (35, b. NJ) and children Andrew (16, Farmer, b. MI), Charles (9, b. MI), Almira (13, b. MI), Jane (4, b. MI), and Seliah (?) Chapman (13, b. NY).

  ix.   Eliza Ann Lewis, married Nathaniel M. Gregory; born Abt. January 31, 1805 in New York; died January 06, 1881 in Canton, Wayne Co., MI.
  Notes for Nathaniel M. Gregory:
Age at death 76 years 11 months 6 days.

  9 x.   Almira Lewis, born Abt. 1810 in Middlesex, New York; died December 10, 1879 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI; married (1) Chester Curtis Bef. 1828; married (2) John Cody March 24, 1842 in Ypsilanti, MIchigan.


      20. Nathan Galpin, born June 29, 1773 in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT; died May 22, 1857 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI. He was the son of 40. Samuel Galpin and 41. Abiah Wheeler. He married 21. Flora Stoddard Abt. 1801.

      21. Flora Stoddard, born November 18, 1781 in Connecticut; died June 30, 1858 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI. She was the daughter of 42. Ichabod Stoddard and 43. Mary Mitchell.

Notes for Nathan Galpin:
Nathan was a private in the 1st Co., 13th Regt., Connecticut Light Infantry recruited from Woodbury and appears on the muster roll of the company when it was first formed in July 1795 and remained there until September 1800 when he was "out of state". Next is found in Leeds, Canada, where he apparently moved about 1800. Left his property there when the War of 1812 broke out to return to the United States, settling in New York in 1812. He bought land in Rush Township, Monroe County, New York, on May 10, 1823. He was sheriff of that county in 1818. In February 1833 he sold his property to George L. Monroe of Madison, CT, and moved to Macomb County, Michigan.

Note: Of Nathan's ten children it is clear that the first four where children of Olive and the last four were children of Flora. It is not entirely clear to this researcher where Curtis and Aurilla fall. Because Curtis was the last of the children to have been born in Roxbury and Aurilla was the first to be born in Canada, I have arbitrarily aasigned Curtis to Olive and Aurilla to Flora.

  Notes for Flora Stoddard:
Nathan and Flora had six children.
     
Children of Nathan Galpin and Flora Stoddard are:
  i.   Aurilla Galpin, born April 14, 1802 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada; married Harry Daniels.
  10 ii.   Philo Galpin, born February 10, 1804 in Landsdown, Leeds Co., Ontario; died March 04, 1883 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married Jane Townsend February 10, 1824 in Rush/Mendon, Monroe Co., New York.
  iii.   Irene Galpin, born November 12, 1809 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada; died February 26, 1897 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI; married Conley Bates; born April 27, 1800 in New York; died May 18, 1891 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI.
  iv.   Mitchell Galpin, born April 28, 1812 in Monroe Co., NY; died March 17, 1857 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI; married Polly Malissa Bennett February 12, 1834 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI; born August 06, 1819 in New York; died April 10, 1883 in Washington, Macomb Co., MI.
  Notes for Mitchell Galpin:
He came to Macomb County, Michigan, with his father about 1832. He was a farmer and a proprietor of hotels at Pontiac and Utice in Michigan.

1850 census, Superior township, Washtenaw county: Mitchel Galpin (40, Farmer, b. NY) with his wife Sarah (30, b. NY).

  v.   Lyman Galpin, born October 23, 1819 in Monroe Co., NY; died October 07, 1865 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married (2) Mary Townsend February 25, 1841 in Washtenaw Co., MI; born 1820; died July 12, 1843 in Washtenaw Co., MI.
  Notes for Lyman Galpin:
Died from a hunting accident.

  vi.   Nathan Galpin


      22. Moses Townsend, born 1770 in New York; died November 02, 1854 in Washtenaw Co., MI. He was the son of 44. Uriah Townsend and 45. Anna Bailey. He married 23. Deborah Pinckney.

      23. Deborah Pinckney, born 1773 in Catskill, New York; died June 25, 1852 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI.

Notes for Moses Townsend:
In the 1850 federal census, Moses and his wife were living with his daughter Jane and family in Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.
     
Child of Moses Townsend and Deborah Pinckney is:
  11 i.   Jane Townsend, born July 02, 1806 in Catskill, Greene Co., NY; died March 26, 1883 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married Philo Galpin February 10, 1824 in Rush/Mendon, Monroe Co., New York.


      24. William McCormick, born August 15, 1769 in Pennsylvania; died June 23, 1850 in Washtenaw Co., MI. He was the son of 48. James McCormick. He married 25. Jane Linn.

      25. Jane Linn, born November 19, 1777 in Pennsylvania; died January 21, 1862 in Washtenaw Co., MI.
     
Children of William McCormick and Jane Linn are:
  12 i.   John McCormick, born November 29, 1797 in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY; died February 16, 1873 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married Rachel Buck.
  ii.   Robert McCormick, born Abt. April 28, 1799 in New York; died September 11, 1869 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI; married Hannah A. ?; born 1804; died March 25, 1860 in Washtenaw Co., MI.
  Notes for Robert McCormick:
Age at death 70 years, 4 months, 13 days.

1850 census, Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan: Robert McCormick (50, Farmer, b. NY) with his wife Hannah Ann (41, b. NY) and daughters Sarah (19, b. MI) and Rebecca A. (15, b. MI).

  iii.   Samuel McCormick, born 1801 in New York; died 1882; married Jane ?; born 1804 in New York; died 1876.
  Notes for Samuel McCormick:
1850 census, Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan: Samuel McCormick (49, Farmer, b. NY) with his wife Jane (45, b. NY) and children James L. (22, b. NY) and Rhoda Ann (18, b. MI).

  iv.   George W. McCormick, born Abt. December 1809 in New York; died September 08, 1858 in Washtenaw Co., MI; married Eleanora Howard December 23, 1835 in Washtenaw Co., MI; born 1818 in New York; died December 1873.
  Notes for George W. McCormick:
Age on tombstone is given as 49 years, 10 months.

1850 census, Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan: George W. MCCormick (39, Farmer, b. NY) with his wife Ellen (29, b. NY) and children William A. (12), Nancy J. (10), Jerusha (8), Henriette (6), Andrew (4), Shelton (2), and John P. (3/12); the children all born in Michigan. In the same household are Jane McCormick (71, b. PA) and William McCormick (80, Farmer, b. NY), presumably George's elderly parents. Note that William is listed at the end of the household after some farmhands, apparently because his death occurred after the census date of record (June 1, 1850) but before the census data was collected.

1860 census, Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan: Elenor MCCormick (41, Farming, b. NY) with her children Jerusha (Gemina?) (18), Emma (16), Andrew (14), Shelton (12), Anna (8), and Weyburn (6); the children all born in Michigan.



      26. Asahel Buck, born in New York; died in Washtenaw Co., MI. He married 27. Laura A. ?.

      27. Laura A. ?, born in New York.
     
Child of Asahel Buck and Laura ? is:
  13 i.   Rachel Buck, born June 03, 1804 in Seneca Co., New York; died June 12, 1872 in Salem, Washtenaw Co., MI; married John McCormick.


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