28 June 2009

Relatives of Mariah (Perkins) Burr Langworthy

Edward Langworthy, who married Mariah Perkins in Lapeer County, Michigan, was the brother of Thomas J. Langworthy. Thomas Langworthy married Almina Richmond, who was the sister of my great-great grandmother, Cynthia (Richmond) More. I found an account of Mariah Langworthy's death in the Flint Journal newspaper while researching at the Lapeer Historical & Genealogical Center.

Flint Journal
9 March 1916
Lapeer Locals
Lapeer, Mich. March 9 - H. M. Perkins has returned from Big Rapids where he was called on account of the illness and death of his sister, Mrs. Mariah Langworthy. Mrs. Langworthy was 88 years of age and was a former resident of Attica.

Mariah, the daughter of Hiram & Dorcas (McClary) Perkins, was born in Canada on 31 January 1828.

She married 1st Horace Burr and had two children, Eleanor and Agnes. Horace Burr was born in Vermont in 1818 and died in Lapeer County, Michigan, May 1850.

1850 MI Census - Lapeer Co.
BURR, Horace, 39, farmer, VT
" , Mariah, 22, f, LC
" , Agnes, f, 3, b. MI
" , Elinor, 3/12, b. MI

Lapeer Co., MI, Probate (Extracted From Lapeer Legacy Periodical)
#00116 - 1853 - LR
7 May 1851 (Date of Death)
Horace BURR
ADMINISTRATOR: Edward D. Langworthy
Minor Children: Agnes BURR & Ellinor BURR
Lorenzo Hatch LR Dem; Maria LANGWORTHY, LRC; George C. Tripp, Jr.

Maria (Perkins) Burr married 2nd Edward Langworthy in Lapeer Co., MI:

25 Dec 1851 - Marriage Record, Lapeer Co., MI
Maria BURR, 23
Both of Lapeer
By Geo C. Tripp, J. P.
Witnesses: Hiram PERKINS & Roger GREEN, Lapeer

In 1860 Edward & Mariah (Perkins) Langworthy family was living in Lapeer, Lapeer Co., Michigan, with Mariah's daughter Agnes (erroneously enumerated as "Langworthy," but was actually Agnes Burr), and Langworthy children Amanda, Willard, Albert and Harvey.

In 1870 Edward & Mariah (Perkins) Langworthy were living in Davison Township, Genesee Co., Michigan, with children Amanda, Willard, Albert, Harvey, Minerva, Susan and Ophelia, as well as 5 year old granddaughter, Belle Wilder.

Maria's daughter, Agnes (Burr) Wilder Granger Van Alstine, died 25 June 1892, in Mecosta County, Michigan. She married 1st, Henry Wilder; 2nd Horace Granger and 3rd George Wilson VanAlstine.

Maria's daughter, Eleanor (Burr) Van Alstine married Abraham Van Alstine.

Daughter Amanda, wife of Charles Gray, died in Lapeer in December 1877.
Daughter Ophelia, wife of Dennis Aldrich, died 25 July 1899 in Mecosta County, Michigan.
Daughter Minerva, wife of Stephen Showers, died 26 July 1914 in Cadillac, Wexford Co., MI.

Sister, Rosanna Topham,wife of William, died
In 1880, Maria (Perkins) Burr Langworthy's mother, Docas Perkins, and her brother, Nelson Perkins,were living with William and Rosanna Topham:

1880 MI Census, Lapeer, Oregon Twp.
William TOPHAM Self M W 58 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
Rosanna TOPHAM Wife M W 38 MI Keeping House CAN PA
Clarence TOPHAM Son S W 1M MI ENG MI
Johnson TOPHAM Son S W 15 MI Helps On Farm ENG IRE
Dorcas PERKINS MotherL S W 74 NY VT PA
Nelson PERKINS BroL S W 30 MI Farm Lab CAN PA
Mary FALEY Other S W 22 CAN Domestic Serv CAN CAN

Sister Lydia (Perkins) Mead died on 3 Sept 1899 in Lapeer County, Michigan, and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer. She was married to Augustine Mead.

An entry for Mariah (Perkins) Langworthy can be found here at find-a-grave.com.

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