27 July 2015

Mrs. Elizabeth Goodloe

Springfield, IL  (R929.3768)

Goodloe, Mrs. Elizabeth.  The companion of Mr. John M. Goodloe, died on the 22nd inst of this neighborhood.  (Sat, June 27, 1807)

More about the Goodloes here.

25 July 2015

Henry Marshall's Probate

Wayne County, Michigan
Probate File #5776 [Image 820]
Henry Marshall, Late Of Canton, Michigan
Died: 15 October 1868

Canton, Wayne, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Marshall M 36 New York [saw miller]
Mary Marshall F 34 New York
Metilda Marshall F 16 New York
Ann Marshall F 14 Michigan
Irene Marshall F 12 Michigan
Alice Marshall M 10 Michigan
[blank] Turner F 56 New York

24 July 2015

Michael Dousman, Mackinac's Military Agent


Letters Received By The Office Of The Adjutant General, 1805-1821:


24 July 1815
Letter from Major Morgan
Michael Dousman
Appointed Military Agent

22 July 2015

Strang Letters

Notes from the Clement J. Strang letter(s) housed at Central Michigan University.  Strang was the son of a famous Mormon leader, James Jesse Strang, and the letters reflect items About the Strang family..


Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University included a Strangite Collection, which included a letter to Stanley Johnson (now an elder -- September 18, 1938) from Clement Strang:

Box 3
Items 6-12
"Old letters to Mr. Stanley Johnson 1936 - 1942 from Clement Strang"

Wrote to Joseph H. Hickey.  Joseph's two older brothers and Clement's brother were at that time serving out a stiff sentence for horse stealing in the Ohio penitentiary.

6 May 1939
Strang to Johnson
....Mary, Father's first wife ...positive Mrs. Atkins is mistaken re: name of Father's daughter being Annette  --Aunt Myraette...and a niece Myraette

  • Clement mentions adopted daughter in Lansing

  • Joseph Hickey -- negative attitude towards Clement Strang

  • Brother Charley
  • mother's baby James J.

See other Strang related posts hereherehere and here.

21 July 2015

Leomia Wells Connelly

Leomia Wells married Moses Connelly.  Her lineage:

Richard Owings Wells m. Gennett Boston [parents]


Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia, was named for Alexander Wells.

Fort Steuben, Steubenville, Ohio

Bezaleel Wells, brother of James Wells, was one of the founders of Steubenville, Ohio (see below):


Connelly lineage:
 Moses Connelly,7 (Joseph,6,Josiah,5,John,4)?..(Thomas,3,Edmund,2,Constantine,1)...m...Leoma Wells.... [Source]

The son of Moses and Leomia (Wells) Connelly, James Francis Connelly, married Celestia Swinyer.  Celestia (Lettie) was the sister of my Sophia Jeannette (Swinyer) Garrett.

20 July 2015

Daniel Shays' Daughter

Per a newspaper account at the Fulton History website:

Lucy Shays, eldest daughter of Daniel Shays, married 1st Bezebel Whitney and were next found living in Ogden in Monroe County, New York, before 1817.  After her husband died in the 1830's she went to Oakland County, Michigan, where she remarried a John Hodge.

Event Type: Census
Event Place: Commerce, Oakland, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Hodge M 78 Connecticut
Lucy Hodge F 75 Massachusetts
Lucinda Hodge F 40 New York
Daniel Johnsen M 10 Michigan
John Williams M 8 Michigan

Lucy died 20 July 1853 and is buried in the Oakland Village Burying Ground, Oakland County, Michigan, according to FindAGrave.