James G. Houston1,2

M, b. circa 1879
     James G. Houston was born circa 1879 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Robert Houston and Janet Munro.

Citations

  1. [S161] 1901 Scottish Census, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1] 1891 Scottish Census, online Ancestry.com, James G Houston
    Age: 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
    Relationship: Son
    Father's Name: Robert Houston
    Mother's Name: Janet Houston
    Gender:      Male
    Where born: Paisley, Renfrewsh
    Registration Number: 573
    Registration district: Paisley
    Civil parish: Paisley Abbey
    County:      Renfrewshire
    Address:      16 Thread St
    Occupation: Scholar
    ED: 78 Household schedule number: 102 Line: 9
    Roll: CSSCT1891_192.

Robert Houston

M, b. circa 1878
     Robert Houston was born circa 1878 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Houston and Janet Munro.

Titus Brewster

M
     Titus Brewster married Sally Ann Tobias.

Child of Titus Brewster and Sally Ann Tobias

Alice Streelman1

F, b. 17 December 1909, d. 19 February 1997
     Alice Streelman was born on 17 December 1909 at Michigan, USA.2 She was the daughter of Gerrit Streelman and Dora (Doortje) Van Allen. Alice Streelman married Leonard Waldron, son of Clayton Waldron and Carrie N. Brewster, circa 1929 at Michigan, USA.3 Alice Streelman died on 19 February 1997 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA, at age 87.2

Child of Alice Streelman

Child of Alice Streelman and Leonard Waldron

Citations

  1. [S529] Valerie Wright, "Valerie Wright," e-mail to Kathleen Decker, 13 Oct. 2011.
  2. [S26] , unknown file number, Social Security Death Index, unknown series, ALICE WALDRON 17 Dec 1909 18 Feb 1997 (V) 49509 (Grand Rapids, Kent, MI) (none specified) 385-14-1140 Michigan.
  3. [S79] 1930 Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; Roll: 1004; Page: ; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 530.0.

Sally Ann Tobias

F
     Sally Ann Tobias married Titus Brewster.
     Her married name was Brewster.

Child of Sally Ann Tobias and Titus Brewster

Elwyn Hall1

M
     Elwyn Hall is the son of Floyd Hall and Ruth Beatrice M. Means. Elwyn Hall married Ruth Decker, daughter of Wesley Aron Decker and Margaret Sarah Stahl, on 19 March 1946 at Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Marriage Registry.
  2. [S190] Montezuma Marriages (published).

Floyd Hall

M
     Floyd Hall married Ruth Beatrice M. Means.

Child of Floyd Hall and Ruth Beatrice M. Means

Ruth Beatrice M. Means

F
     Ruth Beatrice M. Means married Floyd Hall.

Child of Ruth Beatrice M. Means and Floyd Hall

John D. Bastedo

M
     John D. Bastedo was the son of Joseph Bastedo and Sally (?)1,2 John D. Bastedo married Emeline Smith, daughter of David Smith and Tamison (?).
     Parents listed are only speculation based on burial in Montezuma Cemetery, appropriate ages, and no other Bastedo in the area. John D. Bastedo appeared on the census of 1840 at Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, USA; John Bostedo
Males:
2 5-10
1 30-40

Females:
2 <5
1 5-10
1 10-15
1 30-40

Other Bostedos on page:
Gideon: 1 male and 1 female both 60-70

Harry Bostedo:
Male: 1 30-40
Females: 1 <5, 1 20-30.3

Child of John D. Bastedo and Emeline Smith

Citations

  1. [S81] 1830 Federal Census , Town of Mentz: Bastedo, Sally. All females, 1<5, 1 20-30, 1 50-60.
  2. [S142] Transcriptions of Montezuma Cemeteries, online Rootsweb.com/~nycayuga.
  3. [S74] 1840 Federal Census, Name: John Bostedo
    Township: Napoleon
    County: Jackson
    State: Michigan
    Roll: 206
    Page: 128.

Emeline Bastedo1

F, b. 28 October 1829, d. 29 November 1891
     Emeline Bastedo was born on 28 October 1829 at Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA.1 She was the daughter of John D. Bastedo and Emeline Smith. Emeline Bastedo married Horace I. Davenport on 8 July 1846; BOSTEDO, Miss Emeline & Horace DAVENPORT M: 4 July 1846 July 8, 1846.2 Emeline Bastedo died on 29 November 1891 at Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA, at age 62.1,3 She was buried after 29 November 1891 at Old Montezuma Cemetery, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; Davenport, Emeline his w 'Mother'd. Nov 29, 1891 b. Oct 28, 1828.4
     She appeared on the census of 16 September 1850 at Household 1951-2072, Mentz, Cayuga, New York, USA; Devenport, Horace, 24, Teamster, NY Emeline, 21, NY.5 She appeared on the census of 9 August 1860 at Household 258-256, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; Horace Davenport, 35, Boatman, NY
Emeline Davenport, 31, Keeping House, NY
Alice Davenport, 9 NY
Charles Davenport, 6 NY.6 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1865 at Household 30-30, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; Horace Davenport, 42, b. Ontario Co, Boatman m1
Emaline, 30, wife, Cayuga, mo 3 m1
Allis, 14
Charles 11.7 She appeared on the census of 3 September 1870 at Household 251-257, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; Davenport, Horace, 45, Inn Keeper, NY
Emeline, 31, NY
Charles, 15, NY.8 She appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Household 230-243, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; Davenport, H. I., 57, constable, NY NY NY Emolie, 51, Housekeeper, NY NY NY.9 She was Probationer: Davenport, Emeline Montezuma Village.10

Children of Emeline Bastedo and Horace I. Davenport

Citations

  1. [S129] Bonker Family Bible.
  2. [S182] Unknown author, Cayuga Patriot Gleanings.
  3. [S139] Unknown name of person, Montezuma Death Transcriptions, Davenport, Ameline Nov 29, 1891 Age: 62-4-0      Place of birth: Montezuma     Father: John D. Bastedo     Mother: Emeline.
  4. [S168] Unknown author, Old Montezuma Cemetery.
  5. [S39] 1850 Federal Census, Mentz, Cayuga, New York Page: 137 Roll: M432_481.
  6. [S75] 1860 Federal Census, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York Post Office: Port Byron Roll: M653_729 Page: 749.
  7. [S218] 1865 New York State Census.
  8. [S57] 1870 Federal Census, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York Post Office: Port Byron Roll: M593_911 Page: 495 Image: 182.
  9. [S67] 1880 Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Montezuma, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T9_814; Family History Film: 1254814; Page: 188C; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0298.
  10. [S167] Unknown author, Montezume M. E. Church Record.

Horace I. Davenport

M, b. 7 September 1823, d. 2 April 1901
     Horace I. Davenport was born on 7 September 1823 at Ontario, New York, USA.1,2,3 He married Emeline Bastedo, daughter of John D. Bastedo and Emeline Smith, on 8 July 1846; BOSTEDO, Miss Emeline & Horace DAVENPORT M: 4 July 1846 July 8, 1846.4 Horace I. Davenport died on 2 April 1901 at Brooklyn, New York, USA, at age 77; Davenport, Horace 'Father'd. Apr 2, 1901 b. Sept 7, 1823.2,5 He was buried at Old Montezuma Cemetery, Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA.2
     He was 'In 1848 Col. Jacobs was canal superintendant; Roswell R. Jacobs, captain of the State scow; Horace Davenport, Lewis D. and John R. Fenlon, captains of the packet boats' in 1848.6 He appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 at 225 45th St. Household 205-401, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA; Etheridge, George C. 55, Aug 1844, all in household NY NY NY, m. 32 yr, Alice E., wife, 49, Dec. 1850, Keeping house, m. 32, mo 4-3 living, Davenport, Horace, father-in-law, 76, Sep 1823, Widowed, Lumber merchant, Surname for George C. is very difficult to read.7

Children of Horace I. Davenport and Emeline Bastedo

Citations

  1. [S75] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 United States Federal Census Household of Horace Davenport Montezuma Post Office: Port Byron Roll: M653_729 Page: 749 Year: 1860.
  2. [S168] Unknown author, Old Montezuma Cemetery.
  3. [S218] 1865 New York State Census.
  4. [S182] Unknown author, Cayuga Patriot Gleanings.
  5. [S441] New York Cuty Deaths, Horace Davenport Age: 77 y Date: 02 Apr 1901 Certificate: 6328.
  6. [S134] Eliott Storke, The History of Cayuga 1789-1879, The History of Cayuga County 1789-1879 page 304 Town of Montezuma / Village of Montezuma.
  7. [S2] 1900 Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 8, Kings, New York; Roll: T623 1047; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 101.

Alice E. Davenport1

F, b. December 1850, d. 1919
     Alice E. Davenport was born in December 1850 at New York, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Horace I. Davenport and Emeline Bastedo. Alice E. Davenport married George C. Eldredge in 1867 at Port Byron, Cayuga, New York, USA.2,3 Alice E. Davenport died in 1919.4
     She appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, USA; George C. Eldred, 35, boatman, all b. NY NY NY
Alace, 30
Charles, 11
Emma, 9
Horace W., 6.5 She appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA; Etheridge, George C. 55, Aug 1844, all in household NY NY NY, m. 32 yr,
Alice E., wife, 49, Dec. 1850, Keeping house, m. 32, mo 4-3 living, Davenport, Horace, father-in-law, 76, Sep 1823, Widowed, Lumber merchant, Surname for George C. is very difficult to read.2

Children of Alice E. Davenport and George C. Eldredge

Citations

  1. [S75] 1860 Federal Census, Montezuma Roll: M653_729 Page: 749 Year: 1860.
  2. [S2] 1900 Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 8, Kings, New York; Roll: T623 1047; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 101.
  3. [S115] Obituary Clipping, unknown source.
  4. [S115] Obituary Clipping, unknown source, Husband's obit states she died in 1919.
  5. [S67] 1880 Federal Census, 1880; Census Place: Montezuma, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T9_814; Family History Film: 1254814; Page: 188.3000; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0298.
  6. [S67] 1880 Federal Census, 1880; Census Place: Montezuma, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T9_814; Family History Film: 1254814; Page: 188.3000; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0298. (11 yrs. old in this census, but not yet born in 1870 one).

Charles M. Davenport1

M, b. circa 1854, d. after 24 April 1930
     Charles M. Davenport was born in October 1852 at New York, USA.2 He was born circa 1854 at New York, USA.1 He was the son of Horace I. Davenport and Emeline Bastedo. Charles M. Davenport married Josephine E. (?) circa 1882.2 Charles M. Davenport died after 24 April 1930.3
     He appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA; Davenport, Charles M.
Josephine.4 He appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 at Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA.5

Child of Charles M. Davenport and Josephine E. (?)

Citations

  1. [S75] 1860 Federal Census, Montezuma Post Office: Port Byron Roll: M653_729 Page: 749 Year: 1860.
  2. [S2] 1900 Federal Census, 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 25, Kings, New York; Roll: T623 1063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 437.
  3. [S79] 1930 Federal Census.
  4. [S70] 1920 Federal Census, 1920;Census Place: Hempstead, Nassau, New York; Roll: T625_1127; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 571.
  5. [S79] 1930 Federal Census, 1930; Census Place: Hempstead, Nassau, New York; Roll: 1457; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 956.0.

George C. Eldredge

M, b. 16 August 1844, d. 28 March 1939
     George C. Eldredge was born on 16 August 1844 at Port Byron, Cayuga, New York, USA.1,2 He married Alice E. Davenport, daughter of Horace I. Davenport and Emeline Bastedo, in 1867 at Port Byron, Cayuga, New York, USA.1,3 George C. Eldredge died on 28 March 1939 at Dumont, New Jersey, USA, at age 94.3
     George C. Eldredge was also known as George C. Eldridge.

Children of George C. Eldredge and Alice E. Davenport

Citations

  1. [S2] 1900 Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 8, Kings, New York; Roll: T623 1047; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 101.
  2. [S280] Unknown author, Cato Citizen and Tri-County Leader, Mar 30, 1939 p 8.
  3. [S115] Obituary Clipping, unknown source.
  4. [S67] 1880 Federal Census, 1880; Census Place: Montezuma, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T9_814; Family History Film: 1254814; Page: 188.3000; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0298. (11 yrs. old in this census, but not yet born in 1870 one).
  5. [S67] 1880 Federal Census, 1880; Census Place: Montezuma, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T9_814; Family History Film: 1254814; Page: 188.3000; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0298.

Solomon Withey

M, b. 31 August 1787
     Solomon Withey was born on 31 August 1787 at Sandy Hill, Washington, New York, USA.1,2,3 He was the son of Silas McWethey and Abigail Ferry. Solomon Withey married Julia Granger, daughter of William Granger and Matilda Moore, circa 1808.1,4 Solomon Withey married Clementine Granger circa 1827.5 Solomon Withey died on 6 October 1851 at Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA, at age 64.2
     Solomon Withey was also known as Solomon Whitney.1 He appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 at Household 1500-1500, Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA; Solomon Withey, 60,Landloard, NY
Clementine, 43, VT
Henry, 18, Laborer, VT
Louisa, 15, VT
Adelaide, 13, MI
Augusta, 10, MI.6

Children of Solomon Withey and Julia Granger

Children of Solomon Withey and Clementine Granger

Citations

  1. [S162] Catherine Granger, My Granger Family and Many More, Title: The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New Vol I Author: Timothy Hopkins - Member of The New England Historic Genealogical Society Publication: Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co.,1903: San Francisco, CA Repository: Note: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5693/index.html Call Number: R929.2 qK3 v.1 Media: Book Page: Page 512.
  2. [S211] Bolster Family Website, online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S215] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Withey, Solomon D. 09/01/1787 10/06/1851 07 04 02 -64y 36d.
  4. [S89] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R), Estimated from age of first recorded birth in IGI.
  5. [S39] 1850 Federal Census, Estimated from dates of death of first wife, Julia and age of eldest child.
  6. [S39] 1850 Federal Census, Ada, Kent, Michigan
    Page: 268
    Roll: M432_353.
  7. [S75] 1860 Federal Census, Grand Rapids Ward 1, Kent, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Grand Rapids
    Roll: M653_550
    Page: 0
    Year: 1860.
  8. [S216] Unknown compiler.
  9. [S89] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R).

Solomon Louis Withey

M, b. 21 April 1820, d. 25 April 1886
     Solomon Louis Withey was born on 21 April 1820 at St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, USA.1 He was the son of Solomon Withey and Julia Granger. Solomon Louis Withey married Marion Louise Hinsdale on 24 December 1845.1,2 Solomon Louis Withey died on 25 April 1886 at San Diego, California, USA, at age 66; Judge Withey Dead
Dropped Away Suddenly at San Diego, California-Biographical Sketch
News comes of the sudden death, Sunday evening, April 25, at San Diego, California, of Judge Solomon L. Withey. Thus has gone another of the pioneer residents of Grand Rapids, and a prominent citizen of the city and State. To say that the event creates a profound sensation of sorrow and regret, not only in the fast diminishing circle of those who came here prior to 1840, but the entire community with which he has been so long identified, is but to state it modestly.

Solomon Lewis Withey was born at St. Albans, Vt., April 21, 1820. There he received the education of the common district schools of the time, and spent a brief period at the academy at St. Albans village. In 1836 the family came to Michigan and Lewis spent about a year as clerk in the mercantile business at Chatham, Canada and Ann Arbor, Mich. In the spring of 1837 he visited his father at Grand Rapids; then went to Ohio, and pursued his school studies again at Cuyahoga Falls Institute, returning here in August 1838. During his first winter here he taught a select school on Kent street between Bronson and Bridge streets.

In the fall of 1839 Mr. Withey entered the office of Rathbone & Martin as a law student. That office was in a small building on Lyon street, a little east of where the Eagle building now is, and with an addition of one story the building is still there, and of late years has been used for a paint shop. When the late James M. Nelson was appointed Postmaster, in 1841, young Withey was clerk in the post office. He was admitted to the bar in May, 1843, and the following year formed a co-partnership with John Ball, in law practice, under the firm name of Ball and Withey, which was afterward joined by George Martin, with whom he had pursued his studies and who subsequently became Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court.

Afterward, Mr. Withey was associated at various times with Sargent, E.S. Eggleston, and Judge Gray, in a very successful law practice. In 1848 he was elected Probate Judge for Kent county, which position he filled for four years. In 1860 he was chosen State Senator and served one term. In 1867 he was a member of the State Constitutional Convention, and in 1873 was one of the eighteen Commissioners appointed by the Governor for revising the State Constitution.

In 1863 he was appointed by President Lincoln Judge of the United States Court for the Western District of Michigan, which position he held and filled with honor and distinction to the close of his life. On that bench he made a National as well as State reputation, as an able, dignified and courteous Judge, his decisions being generally so fair as to command the approval of the higher National courts. Several times he was called to preside in other districts and States at Detroit, Cleveland and Memphis.

Judge Withey's grandfather was a Scotchman by birth, and served in our Revolutionary War. His father was Gen. Solomon Withey, well remembered by early settlers of this valley, who died in 1851 at Ada, in this county. Dec. 24, 1846, S.L. Withey married Marion L., daughter of Myron and Emily (Kellogg) Hinsdill, who came hither from Hinesburgh, Vermont, who survives him. He leaves five children, Lewis, H., Edward W., Chester H., Eleanor M., and Charles S. He, with his wife, joined the First Congregational Church of Grand Rapids in 1848, of which they have continued members.

Judge Withey was eminently a model man in his social relations, as a husband and father, and a highly prized citizen. Today the community mourns for him, and flags are at half mast out of respect for the departed. He went to California some four months ago, in the hope of recruiting his health, which had been precarious for some time previous. But instead comes the end provided for all.

His son Chester H., at Park City, Utah, we are informed, has been telegraphed to join the family at San Diego, from whence it is the intention to bring the remains home for burial. They will probably arrive here in about ten days.

GRAND RAPIDS DAILY EAGLE (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Monday, 26 April 1886, p.3.3
     Solomon Louis Withey was also known as Solomon Louise Whitney.1 He appeared on the census of 5 July 1850 at Household 199-199, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA; S. L. Withey, 30, Lawyer, VT
Marion, 21, VT
Lewis H., 3, MI
Marion, 1, MI
Emily Hinsdale, 51, NY
Myron H. ", 13, MI
Louisa Withey, 16, VT
Elizab Canfield, 16, Ireland.4
Solomon L. Withey, United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, resides at Grand Rapids, and holds terms of the National Courts at that place and at Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. He was appointed to the bench by President Lincoln, in the spring of 1863, upon the passage of the Act of Congress creating the Western judicial district of the State, and organized the Federal Circuit and District Courts at Grand Rapids the same year. In addition to discharging his duties as Judge of the District Court, Judge Withey, has, as one of the Judges of the Circuit, presided at the trial of nearly every cause tried in the last named tribunal.

Judge Withey was born at St. Albans Point, Franklin Co., Vt., April 21, 1820. About 1828 his father moved to St. Albans Bay, and here most of the boyhood of Judge Withey was spent. Here he attended the [district] school, and then the academy at St. Albans village. In September, 1835, his father emigrated to the West, spending the fall and winter at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where William H., the oldest of the family, resided, and removed in May, the following spring, to Grand Rapids. At Detroit the subject of this sketch engaged to go as clerk in a general store, at a place called Auberrys, sixteen miles up the river from Chatham, then Lower Canada. He remained there until the following November, and then went to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he served as clerk in a grocery house during the winter of 1836-‘37. In March, 1837 he came to Grand Rapids for the first time. After a short visit with his father and family Judge Withey concluded to return to Cuyahoga Falls, O., and there attend school. In May he arrived at the latter place and entered what was then the Cuyahoga Falls Institute, and remained until August 1838, when his father required his services for a time, and Judge Withey in that month returned to Grand Rapids, where he has continued to reside. His school days were now over. During the winter of 1838-'39 he -taught a select school at Grand Rapids, in an unpretentious building, then on the east side of Kent street, near, the corner of Kent and Bridge streets. In the fall of 1839 Judge Withey entered the office of Rathbun & Martin, as a student of law; was admitted to the bar May 17, 1843, and entered into a partnership with Hon. John Ball in the spring of 1844, in the name of Ball & Withey. In 1846 George Martin, with whom Judge Withey pursued his studies, and who was afterward Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, became associated with Ball & Withey, and the firm was then Ball, Martin & Withey.

Judge Withey 's business connection with Mr. Ball terminated at the close of 1851; Mr. Martin had then gone upon the bench. Afterward Judge Withey was senior member of the firms of Withey & Sargeant, Withey & Eggleston and Withey & Gray. From the outset of his professional career he did not lack for business or clients, both continuing to increase while he remained in practice.

From 1840 to 1844 the Grand Rapids post office was connected with the law office in which Judge Withey, was a student, and he was employed and took the principal clientage of that office, under Mr. James M. Nelson P. M., at a salary of $8.00 per month, being the only employee, and at the same time pursuing his studies.

He was judge of Probate of Kent county from January, 1848, for four years, an office which, at that period, required but little of his time. He was State Senator from January, 1861, to January, 1863. In 1867 he was a member of the Constitutional Convention of his State, and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. The proposed Constitution failed to be ratified by the people, and in 1873 Judge Withey was one of the 18 gentlemen selected by the Governor, under an Act of the Legislature, to form the Constitutional Commission for revising the State Constitution, and was, by such Commission, made Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Judge Withey was President of the First National Bank of Grand Rapids for about 10 years from 1869, and is now one of its Board of Directors.

Judge Withey has been called to Detroit, Cleveland and Memphis, Tenn., to hold the National Courts, owing mainly to the temporary, inability of the local judge, or the accumulation of the business of the courts of those places. When, in 1869, Congress created the office of United States Circuit Judge, Judge Withey, was appointed by President Grant to that office, for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, composed of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. An acceptance of this office would involve, not only increased labor, but absence from home most of the time, and possible sacrifice of health. Although he bad been confirmed by, the Senate and had received his commission from the President, such considerations, together with the growing importance of his own district, induced him to decline the proffered honor and large sphere of judicial labor, and remain District Judge.

The family name of the subject of this sketch is McWithey, it having been changed by his grandfather, who dropped the Mc from the patronymic. His grandfather was a Scotchman, Silas Withey, who served during the Revolution as a soldier in the American army, and drew a pension until his death, which occurred at St. Albans Point, Vt., in 1836. The wife of Silas Withey was Abigail Ferry, of Dutch descent. She died about 1828. His father, Solomon Withey, was born near Sandy Hill. Washington Co., N. Y., and died Oct. 6, 1851, aged 64 fears. Judge Withey 's mother was Julia Granger, a native of Sheffield, Mass. She died at St. Albans Point, March 24, 1825, aged 34 years. Her mother was Matilda Moore, a Scotch woman. Judge Withey, requests the statement to be made that as to the places of the nativity of his father and mother, there was an error of fact in the sketch of himself, published in the late "History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Michigan,” as he has since ascertained from authentic sources.

On Dec. 24, 1846, Judge Withey married Marion L. Hinsdill, a native of Hinesburg, Vt., a daughter of Myron and Emily (Kellogg) Hinsdill. Her father was a native of Hinesburg and her mother a native of the State of New York; both died at Grand Rapids. Judge Withey has, five children living--Lewis H., Edward W., Chester H., Eleanor M. and Charles S. One daughter, Adelaide M., died when four years old.

Judge Withey and his wife united with the First Congregational Church of Grand Rapids in 1846, of which they continue members. A portrait of Judge Withey appears in this volume.5

Citations

  1. [S162] Catherine Granger, My Granger Family and Many More, Title: The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New Vol I Author: Timothy Hopkins - Member of The New England Historic Genealogical Society Publication: Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co.,1903: San Francisco, CA Repository: Note: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5693/index.html Call Number: R929.2 qK3 v.1 Media: Book Page: Page 512.
  2. [S214] Unknown record type, by unknown photographer, Page 623.
  3. [S211] Bolster Family Website, online Ancestry.com.
  4. [S39] 1850 Federal Census, S L Withey
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth place: Vermont
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
    Page: 181
    Roll: M432_353.
  5. [S212] History of Kent County Michigan, online Source: History of Kent County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : history of Michigan, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history.. Chicago. C.C. Chapman & Co.. 1881.

Marion Louise Hinsdale1

F, b. 9 July 1829
     Marion Louise Hinsdale was born on 9 July 1829 at Vermont, USA.1 She married Solomon Louis Withey, son of Solomon Withey and Julia Granger, on 24 December 1845.1,2

Citations

  1. [S162] Catherine Granger, My Granger Family and Many More, Title: The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New Vol I Author: Timothy Hopkins - Member of The New England Historic Genealogical Society Publication: Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co.,1903: San Francisco, CA Repository: Note: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5693/index.html Call Number: R929.2 qK3 v.1 Media: Book Page: Page 512.
  2. [S214] Unknown record type, by unknown photographer, Page 623.

Miranda EVERETT

F, b. circa 1790
     Miranda EVERETT was born circa 1790 at Vermont, USA. She married Chester Calvin Granger, son of William Granger and Matilda Moore, circa 1805 at Vermont, USA.1
     Reference: S8D8-ST. Her married name was Granger.

Children of Miranda EVERETT and Chester Calvin Granger

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Elizabeth Maria GRANGER

F, b. circa 1809
     Elizabeth Maria GRANGER died at Stony Creek, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.1 She married Phillip Karr.1 Elizabeth Maria GRANGER was born circa 1809 at Salem, New York, USA.1 She was the daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT.

Children of Elizabeth Maria GRANGER and Phillip Karr

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Chester Doris GRANGER

M, b. 29 January 1811, d. 24 July 1874
     Chester Doris GRANGER was born on 29 January 1811 at New York, USA.1 He was the son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. Chester Doris GRANGER married Joanna S. HEATON, daughter of Daniel HEATON and Mary (?), on 30 October 1831.2 Chester Doris GRANGER died on 24 July 1874 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA, at age 63.1

Children of Chester Doris GRANGER and Joanna S. HEATON

Citations

  1. [S193] Unknown author, Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield,, p 271.
  2. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Matilda Miranda GRANGER

F, b. 1 January 1813, d. after 1892
     Matilda Miranda GRANGER was born on 1 January 1813 at Canaan, New York, USA.1 She was the daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. Matilda Miranda GRANGER married Ebenezer Ridgway on 13 September 1832 at Hamilton, Indiana, USA.1 Matilda Miranda GRANGER died after 1892 at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.1

Children of Matilda Miranda GRANGER and Ebenezer Ridgway

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

John Quincy Adams GRANGER

M, b. circa 1816, d. before 1893
     John Quincy Adams GRANGER was born circa 1816 at New York, USA. He was the son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. John Quincy Adams GRANGER died before 1893.1

Citations

  1. [S193] Unknown author, Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield,, book published in 1893. States only "fell dead."

Charlotte Sulphina GRANGER

F, b. 23 September 1818, d. after 1892
     Charlotte Sulphina GRANGER was born on 23 September 1818 at Goshen, Ohio, USA.1 She was the daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. Charlotte Sulphina GRANGER married James G. BROWN on 18 June 1837 at Indiana, USA.2 Charlotte Sulphina GRANGER died after 1892 at Tipton, Indiana, USA.

Children of Charlotte Sulphina GRANGER and James G. BROWN

Citations

  1. [S193] Unknown author, Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield,, p 272.
  2. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

William E. GRANGER

M, b. circa 1820, d. circa 1865
     William E. GRANGER was born circa 1820 at Hamilton, Ohio, USA.1 He was the son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. William E. GRANGER died circa 1865 at Civil War.2

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.
  2. [S193] Unknown author, Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield,, p 272.

Lorenzo N. GRANGER

M, b. 25 August 1822, d. after 1892
     Lorenzo N. GRANGER was born on 25 August 1822 at Hamilton, Ohio, USA.1 He was the son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. Lorenzo N. GRANGER married Nancy E. HARRISON, daughter of Carah H. HARRISON, on 2 June 1844.2 Lorenzo N. GRANGER died after 1892 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.

Children of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON

Citations

  1. [S193] Unknown author, Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield,, p 272.
  2. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Sarah Ann GRANGER

F, b. circa 1824
     Sarah Ann GRANGER was born circa 1824 at Hamilton, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT. Sarah Ann GRANGER married Lucien Finch circa 1840.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Phillip Karr1

M, b. circa 1805
     Phillip Karr married Elizabeth Maria GRANGER, daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT.1 Phillip Karr was born circa 1805 at Salem, New York, USA.1

Children of Phillip Karr and Elizabeth Maria GRANGER

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Arthur C. Karr1

M, b. circa 1831, d. circa 1892
     Arthur C. Karr was born circa 1831 at Salem, New York, USA.1 He was the son of Phillip Karr and Elizabeth Maria GRANGER. Arthur C. Karr died circa 1892 at Wapello, Illinois, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Walter Karr1

M, b. circa 1832, d. before 1892
     Walter Karr was born circa 1832 at Salem, New York, USA.1 He was the son of Phillip Karr and Elizabeth Maria GRANGER. Walter Karr died before 1892.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Ebenezer Ridgway1

M, b. circa 1811, d. 19 November 1891
     Ebenezer Ridgway was born circa 1811 at Canaan, New York, USA.1 He married Matilda Miranda GRANGER, daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT, on 13 September 1832 at Hamilton, Indiana, USA.1 Ebenezer Ridgway died on 19 November 1891 at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.1

Children of Ebenezer Ridgway and Matilda Miranda GRANGER

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Alexander H. Ridgway1

M, b. circa 1837, d. after 1892
     Alexander H. Ridgway was born circa 1837.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Ridgway and Matilda Miranda GRANGER. Alexander H. Ridgway died after 1892 at Morristown, Minnesota, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Amanda M. Ridgway1

F, b. circa 1839, d. after 1892
     Amanda M. Ridgway was born circa 1839.1 She was the daughter of Ebenezer Ridgway and Matilda Miranda GRANGER. Amanda M. Ridgway died after 1892.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Otis Nelson Ridgway1

M, b. circa 1841, d. after 1892
     Otis Nelson Ridgway was born circa 1841.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Ridgway and Matilda Miranda GRANGER. Otis Nelson Ridgway died after 1892.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Lucien Finch1

M, b. circa 1820
     Lucien Finch was born circa 1820.1 He married Sarah Ann GRANGER, daughter of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT, circa 1840.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Joanna S. HEATON

F, b. 3 April 1813, d. 14 October 1902
     Joanna S. HEATON was born on 3 April 1813 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel HEATON and Mary (?) Joanna S. HEATON married Chester Doris GRANGER, son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT, on 30 October 1831.1 Joanna S. HEATON died on 14 October 1902 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA, at age 89.
     Reference: S8HQ-3G. Her married name was GRANGER.

Children of Joanna S. HEATON and Chester Doris GRANGER

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Daniel HEATON

M
     Daniel HEATON Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-14.

Child of Daniel HEATON and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Mary (?)

F
     Mary (?) Person Source.1 Reference: 214C-SFV.

Child of Mary (?) and Daniel HEATON

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

William Lee GRANGER

M, b. 6 July 1837, d. after 1892
     William Lee GRANGER was born on 6 July 1837 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Chester Doris GRANGER and Joanna S. HEATON. William Lee GRANGER died after 1892 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.
     He Person Source.1 Reference: S8KF-9G.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Matilda GRANGER

F, b. circa 1839
     Matilda GRANGER was born circa 1839 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She was the daughter of Chester Doris GRANGER and Joanna S. HEATON.
     Matilda GRANGER Person Source.1 Reference: S8HP-XM.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Melissa GRANGER

F, b. 5 August 1840, d. 25 February 1922
     Melissa GRANGER was born on 5 August 1840 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She was the daughter of Chester Doris GRANGER and Joanna S. HEATON. Melissa GRANGER died on 25 February 1922 at age 81.
     She Person Source.1 Reference: S8HP-ZS.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Leander GRANGER

M, b. circa 1843
     Leander GRANGER was born circa 1843 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Chester Doris GRANGER and Joanna S. HEATON.
     Leander GRANGER Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-0X.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Nancy E. HARRISON

F, b. 25 June 1825, d. after 1892
     Nancy E. HARRISON was born on 25 June 1825 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She was the daughter of Carah H. HARRISON. Nancy E. HARRISON married Lorenzo N. GRANGER, son of Chester Calvin Granger and Miranda EVERETT, on 2 June 1844.1 Nancy E. HARRISON died after 1892 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.
     Reference: S8HR-4R. Her married name was GRANGER.

Children of Nancy E. HARRISON and Lorenzo N. GRANGER

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Carah H. HARRISON

M
     Carah H. HARRISON Person Source.1 Reference: S8HR-2F.

Child of Carah H. HARRISON

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Edmund H. GRANGER

M, b. 8 July 1848, d. after 1892
     Edmund H. GRANGER was born on 8 July 1848 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Edmund H. GRANGER died after 1892 at Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
     He Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-S3.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Calvin William GRANGER

M, b. 25 March 1851, d. after 1892
     Calvin William GRANGER was born on 25 March 1851 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Calvin William GRANGER died after 1892 at Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA.

Jasper L. GRANGER

M, b. 27 October 1854, d. after 1892
     Jasper L. GRANGER was born on 27 October 1854 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Jasper L. GRANGER died after 1892 at Atchison, Kansas, USA.
     He Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-VF.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Carah N. GRANGER

M, b. 20 December 1858, d. after 1892
     Carah N. GRANGER was born on 20 December 1858 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Carah N. GRANGER died after 1892 at Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
     He Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-WL.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Lewis W. GRANGER

M, b. 12 February 1862, d. after 1892
     Lewis W. GRANGER was born on 12 February 1862 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He was the son of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Lewis W. GRANGER died after 1892 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA.
     He Person Source.1 Reference: S8HQ-ZX.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Matilda GRANGER

F, b. 8 September 1867, d. after 1892
     Matilda GRANGER was born on 8 September 1867 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She was the daughter of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON. Matilda GRANGER died after 1892 at Anderson, Indiana, USA.
     She Person Source.1 Reference: S8KF-RV.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.

Pattie GRANGER

F, b. 1868
     Pattie GRANGER was born in 1868 at Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She was the daughter of Lorenzo N. GRANGER and Nancy E. HARRISON.
     Pattie GRANGER Person Source.1 Reference: S8HR-03.

Citations

  1. [S125] Ancestral File (R), online Familysearch.org.