25 October 2007

Ancestors of Carrie (Harris) More Clark, Part Two

Carrie Harris was the great-granddaughter of Ann (Toppan) Harris. The key to discovering this relationship was this deed between Ann Harris of Newberry, Essex Co., MA, and Benjamin Harris of Lapeer (Benjamin was Carrie's uncle).

Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds
Liber "F", Page# 163
Recorded: 30 May 1845
Ann Harris
Quit Claim Deed to
Benjamin Harris
Ann Harris of Newberry in the county of Essex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, widow - to Benjamin Harris of Lapeer Co., Lapeer, Michigan
Witnesses: Josiah Little, J.P., and Margaret L. Colman

I found information about Ann Toppan Harris in this source: Source: Coffin, Joshua, The Toppans of Toppan's Lane, with their descendants and relations Newburyport Mass.: W.H. Huse & Co., printers, 1862, 30 pgs.

In addition to the Harris, Lapeer, Massachusetts information in this deed, "Margaret L. Colman" cinched the connection. Ann Harris was found in the 1860 census with the Colman family and the Colmans were found in the Toppan book cited above.

1860 MA Essex, Newberry
COLMAN, Daniel, 67, farmer, b. Mass
" , Nancy, 63, b. Mass
" , Ann, 39, b. Mass
" , Lucy, 28, b. Mass
HARRIS, ANN, age 99, b. Mass
Midleton, Sophronia, 47, domestic

Another item from the "Toppan" book:

And also the next two items from the "Toppan" book:

Carrie (Harris) More was the wife of Charles Austin More, of Lapeer Co., Michigan, who died young. She was also the mother of Algie Gardner More who also died young. She married 2nd Cassius Clark, of Lapeer; they lived in Flint, Michigan.

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