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Rouse Family Of Lake Co. & Kent Co., MI

Updated April 20, 2007

This page is dedicated to my grandfather: James Arthur Rouse (1918-1999)
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My great-great grandmother Clara Belle (Robinson) Rouse wrote this quote in the introduction of her book "Iowa Leaves" and I thought it was fitting for the geneologists in the family, so I figured I would post it on this web page for all to see:

"As self-knowledge is the most important, and a knowledge of our own country is to be preferred to that of all others, we will take a survey of ourselves, and when you have done this, if you become weary, you may retreat and we will endeavor to enlist some one else to accompany us. It is our purpose, however, to make the circuit so interesting, that instead of leaving us we expect you will cling the closer the longer we travel together. Should any of our readers not appreciate the work, the time will come when their children will."

-Clara Belle Rouse, "Iowa Leaves", 1891.
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Names & more dates are being added as time goes by to this home page. Feel free to look! So far, the tree includes the following familes:

George Mason STANLEY-Alice Florence EMMS -=- Robert SHARLAND-Mary DORY -=- WALLACE: Moses, William, Lodowick, Aaron, Daniel & John -=- Conrad DRILLEN (Drilling or Draylon) -=- Pascal ROUSE-Helen HAYES (Pascal Parents Gilbert & Emma) -=- Herman Heinrich THIEMANN-Margaretha Maria STAUPLEBURG -=- Jesse BRADFORD-Sarah DENNING -=- Specifics listed below in "Related Links:" - Rootsweb Surname List!


Conklin - Avery - Campbell - Emms - Sharland - Rouse - Stanley - Siwek - Seemann - Thiemann - Updegraff - Wilkinson - Drilling
Cross - Cook - Bradford - Wallace - Robinson - Day

NOTE: There are MANY more surnames, but it would be a VERY large list.
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If you have any information or questions about any of these people, please e-mail me and let me know. I am searching for both Lineal and Collateral families, so no matter what line the connection is, contact me! Below are links to items that pertain to the families mentioned.

Thankyou for your time,
Chi (Rouse) Benedict

Chi G (Rouse) Benedict

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Family Photos

  • Bradford Children (85 KB)
    Back row: L to R: Anstice Eaton, William Bradford, Ethel Potter, Maria Weavers Rudd, Frank Bradford, Anne Shane, Sarah Drilling. Front Row L to R: George Bradford, Nell Updegraff, John "Jack" Bradford, Jennie Cashion, Jesse Bradford.
  • Alice Elizabeth Emms and Albert Emms (75 KB)
    This photo was taken around 1890 in Canada.
  • William Anson Conklin and Mariah Conklin Family (70 KB)
    Family photo of the Conklin's (This family was married into the Rouse family) Marguerite Rouse married Chester Conklin.
  • Dorothy Stanley (15 KB)
    My Great-Grandmother Dorothy (Stanley) Rouse on the far right.
  • Dorothy Francis (Stanley) and Henry Milton Rouse (39 KB)
    My Great-Grandparents Dorothy Francis (Stanley) and Henry Milton Rouse with un-named individual to the left.
  • Clarence Ivan And Cleta Esther (Thieman) Drilling (49 KB)
    My Great-Grandparents Clarence Ivan And Cleta Esther (Thieman) Drilling with their dogs.
  • James Arthur Rouse GI in WWII (31 KB)
    My Grandfather James Arthur Rouse standing on the bumper of a truck overseas with unidentified GI's in WWII.
  • Clinton & Sanford Cross (39 KB)
    Great-Great Grandma Thieman's brother's Clinton & Sanford Cross.
  • Bradford Family Photo (47 KB)
    Left to Right: Sara Drilling, George Bradford, Ethyl Potter, Jen Cashion, Nell Updegraff, Maria Rudd, Sarah Bradford, Amelia Seymour, Jack Bradford and Frank Bradford. Sara (Bradford) Drilling was my Great-great Grandmother, Sara Bradford (Also pictured) was her mother.
  • Chester Conklin (5 KB)
    I am guessing this photo is a publicity photo. Husband to my Great Grand Aunt Marghuerite Rouse

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