16 November 2011

The Rood Family Of Lapeer And Kansas

From the Kansas Historical Society, the George and Helen Rood Papers:

The bulk of the collection consists of letters, 1879-1882, exchanged between George H. Rood of Peabody, Kan., and his wife, Helen Mars (Thomas) Rood, then living in Lapeer, Mich.

A family tree diagram of the Rood family from 1845 is included.

Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
Groom's Name:  George H. Rood
Groom's Birth Date:  1841
Bride's Name:     Hellen M. Thomas
Bride's Birth Date:  1840
Marriage Date:  12 Apr 1865
Marriage Place:  , Lapeer, Michigan

United States Census, 1880
Name:     George H. Rood
Residence:     Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan
Birthdate:     1841
Birthplace:     Michigan, United States
Relationship to Head:     Self
Spouse's Name:     Hellen M. Rood
Spouse's Birthplace:     Michigan, United States
Father's Birthplace:     New York, United States
Mother's Birthplace:     New York, United States
Occupation:     Herder
 George H. Rood     M     39
Spouse     Hellen M. Rood     F     39
Child     Ashley Rood     M     8

 In 1850 George H. Rood was living with his parents (father Orvis) and siblings in Lapeer County, Michigan.  Hellen Thomas was also in Lapeer and living with her parents, Harvey and Betsey and her siblings in 1850.

In 1860 George Rood was single and living at home with his mother, Almina, his brother, Alpheus, and sisters Diantha and Martha.  Hellen was still in Lapeer as well in 1860.

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