29 June 2015

Elmer M. Moore From Lorain County

Found on an index card via Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Packet [Elmer Merton Moore (AKA Merton E. Moore), son in the estate of Edwin B. Moore]:

Source [Image 2609]

The Probate File found on the index card (#12665) was found at Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Probate packets 1886...:

[Image 54] Inventory - Property in Arkansas Mentioned
Property in Montcalm County, Michigan [Image 20]

Event Type: Census 1880
Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan
Occupation: Dealer In Real Estate
Household  Role  Gender Age Birthplace
Edwin B Moore Self M 49 Ohio
Lucy A Moore  Wife  F 43 Germany
Milford Moore Son M 14 Michigan
John C Wilson  Stepson M 24 Ohio

Probably the same E.B. Moore for whom Edmore, Montcalm County, Michigan, was named.

27 June 2015

Sarah Hickey's Death Record


County Branch
City/village/township Coldwater
Last Name Hickey
Given Name Sarah
Birth Year 1833
Age 74
Death Day 3
Death Month Feb
Death Year 1908
Father's Given Name Robert
Father's Last Name Lemell [Linnell]

Sarah was a wife of Lorenzo Dow Hickey.  An abstract of her obituary can be found here.

Event Place: Michigan [Branch, Coldwater]
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Lorenzo D Hickey M 52 New York
Sarah A Hickey F 37 New York
Alvira Hickey F 17 Michigan
Jared Hickey M 14 Michigan
Jesse Hickey M 12 Wisconsin
Lorenzo D Hickey M 10 Wisconsin
Matthew Hickey M 8 Wisconsin
Ruth Hickey F 3 Michigan
Judah Hickey M 0 Michigan

26 June 2015

Wiki And A Map

"Then and Now is a regular feature by Grace Shackman in the Ann Arbor Observer. Articles are available on the Ann Arbor District Library web site. This is an effort to index the topics from each article."

A sample article was Orange Risdon's 1825 Map.

Source MSU Scanned Maps Of Michigan

More information about the Ridson map can be found on the MSU Map Blog:

"This is the first detailed map of part of Michigan Territory. By 1825 federal land surveyors had surveyed much of southeast Michigan. Two map makers woke up to the fact that the Erie Canal was going to bring many settlers to Michigan and these settlers would need information about the surveyed parts of the Territory. Competing maps were made by Orange Risdon and John Farmer, of which Risdon’s is the older and was drawn at a much larger scale."

25 June 2015

St. Leger To Sullenger?

This name has been thought to be a form of the English name St. Leger, according Forks of Elkhorn Church", Darnell, Ermina Jett, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.

More from that source per the Sullenger message board at Rootsweb (see links for more):

The Thomas Sullenger (m. Fanny Shipp) family; Thomas was the son of Mary Sullenger.

Capt. John Sullenger,, who married Elizabeth H. Pepper (daughter of  *Elijah and Sarah Neville O'Bannon Pepper) was also mentioned.

*[James] Elijah Pepper's business:


24 June 2015

Special Orders No. 136

Special Orders
Number 136

Captain Muir A. McDonnell was involved in this matter.

"I. In view of the absence of all Civil Courts within the Counties of Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln and Wayne in the State of Tennessee, and the disturbed state of Society, and the prevalence of Crime within these and other neighboring Counties, a Military Commission is hereby appointed to convene at the Court House...".

22 June 2015

John White's Probate

Wayne County, Michigan, Probate Records:

File# 9369 [Image 156]

John White (Warrant and Inventory, Image 184)

Address (218 Fort Street East) [Image 170] identified, and James William White of Toledo, co-executor and Francis Albert White of Detroit, names.

LW&T  [22 June 1879 - Image 167] 

Not related to Jim's White family.