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51 In the 1820 census of Warwick, Hull Coleman had 1 male and 3 females who were under 10 years of age. He and his wife were between 26 and 44.

In 1830, Hull Coleman of Warwick and his wife were in their 30s. With them were 1 male 5-9 (Frances=female), 2 females 10-14 (Almeda, Edson=male), and 1 female 15-19 (Eliza).

In 1840 his household in Warick had only 1 female 20-29 (Frances), and the parents who were 40-49.

In the 1843 estate of his uncle Peter Rumsey, Hull Coleman of Warwick, Orange Co, was listed among the heirs.

He was in Warwick in the 1850 census at age 60, a farmer with $8000 in real estate. His wife Lovisa (GWC had called her Lois) was 52, and with them were Sarah Owens aged 19 and Theodore Walsh 10.

Hull Coleman was in the 1st Election District of Warwick in the 1855 state census. He was a farmer and land owner aged 64. His wife "Louis" was 58, and they had two young servants named Gulliver, probably brother and sister.

Lewis M. Jayne at one time was a trustee of the Presbyterian Congregation of Florida, Warwick Tp. (R&C p.585)

In 1839 Edson Coleman "purchased 100 acres of land, where he now resides, in the town of Goshen, to which he has since added some 40 acres. In 1860 he erected a fine and substantial farm residence...Both he and his wife are attendants of the Presbyterian Church at Amity [Warwick Tp], of which his wife is a member, and a lady of rare womanly qualities." (R&C p.562)

In the 1850 census of Goshen, Edson Coleman was 33 (2 yrs too young), a farmer with $4000 in real estate. His wife was Elizabeth C. aged 26, which does not match the dated of birth given by R&C for Hannah Elizabeth Wisner. There were no children with them. 
Coleman, Hull (I5675)
 
52 In the 1830 census of New York City, Ward 6, Oliver Youngs had 1 female under 5 (Henrietta?), 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19 (Maria), and he was 20-29.

In 1840 there was an Oliver "Young" in Goshen, Orange Co, whose younger children match the family above. He had 2 males under 5 (Henry, John), 2 females 5-9 (Elizabeth, Henrietta), 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 female 20-29 (Maria), 1 male 50-59 (a year too old for Oliver), and 1 female 70-79 (probably his mother Elizabeth).

Oliver Youngs has not been found yet in 1850, in Goshen or in Illinois. (One in Goshen was only 42. I could not find the one indexed in NYC p.243, Ward 3.) Nor have I found him in 1860. He died in August 1870

In 1870 (census dated 30 July), his son Oliver Youngs was listed in Geneseo City, Henry Co, Ill, as age 28, with no occupation. He had a sizeable $75,000 in real estate, and $10,000 in personal property. His wife "Alice" was 22, and they had been married the previous September. With them was Oliver's brother, Chas. F. Youngs, 21, no occupation and with the same amount in property as Oliver.

In the same city was their older brother Henry "Young" who was 31 and had $100,000 and $25,000 in real and personal property, occupation not specified. He had a wife May who was 28, and a daughter Agnes 5 months old, born in Feb.

Marion Hart, to become Henry's 2nd wife, was not found in Geneseo in 1870.

In 1880 in Geneseo, Ill, Henry Youngs was 40, his current wife was Marion who was 32, born in New York. The children with them were Agnes 10, Henry 8 and Blanche 6. Since these occurred at two year intervals, it would appear they may have all been by his first wife May. With them was Marion's sister Jessie Hart, aged 22, born in Illinois. They also had a domestic servant.

Oliver Youngs of Geneseo was 38 and "Retired". His wife Allie F. was 33, and their daughters were Edith 7, Maude M. 5 and Annie L. 2. Oliver's mother, Maria Youngs, was boarding with them, a widow aged 72.

Two houses away was Charles F. Youngs 32, a retired farmer. His wife Helen E. was 26, a native of Illinois. Their children were May Irene 4 and Charles F. 2, whose mother was shown as born in NY instead of Ill - an error?, or was Helen a 2nd wife and not mother of the children?

Oliver Young was found in the 1900 census of Los Angeles Co, CA, living at 275 Seventh St in Ramona, San Jose Tp. He was a farmer aged 57, and had been married 31 years to Allie F. who was 51. All five of their children were living. At home were Edith 26, Annie 21 and Oliver J. 18.

Henry and Charles were not found in the 1900 Soundex of Illinois or California.

Phineas R. Youngs was not in the 1880 Soundex for New York or Illinois, and was not in Geneseo, Ill, with his brothers in 1870.

The two daughters have not been located under their married names in any census as yet. They were not in Geneseo, Ill, in 1870. George G. Van Kleek was not indexed in 1850 in NY, Ill, or Wis. 
Youngs, Oliver (I5755)
 
53 In the 1830 census of Sempronius, Cayuga Co, NY, Hector Tuttle and his wife were in their 30s. With them were 2 males under 5, and 2 males 15-19.

In 1840 in Sempronius, Hector C. Tuthill's household had 1 male under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 30-39 and 1 male 40-49. He was in Cayuga Co in the 1843 estate of Peter4 Rumsey.

In the 1850 census of Sempronius, Hector C. Tuthill was 52, a farmer with $6000 in real estate. Julia was 51, and there were three children at home - Hector H. 23, Sarah A. 16 and Daniel H. 14.

"Hector C. was a large farmer in Sempronius, N.Y., where he settled in 1827, and was a member of the State Legislature from that place in 1848 and 1849." (R&C betw pp.556-7) 
Tuthill, Hector C. (I5648)
 
54 In the 1850 census of Cass Tp, Fulton Co, Ill, "Watsey" S. Rumsey was 11 years old. She was not with her parents in 1860, but John Day of Lee Tp, Fulton Co, had a wife Emaline who was 33, she and her husband, who was 35, were both born in Ohio. There was an infant son 5 months old (the census taken in Sep), and James L. Day 23, born in Ohio, who was a laborer and possibly John's younger brother.

In 1870, John H. Day of Lee Tp (P.O. Avon) was 45, a farmer with $3000 in real estate and $700 in personal property, living next to Timothy Rumsey. His wife was called Solona E. and was 30 years old. They had a son George aged 8, and two daughters, Mary 7 and Carry 6.

When her mother died in 1872, and her father in 1874, Saloma Day was listed as one of the heirs, a resident of Bushnell (McDonough Co), Ill in 1874, though not found there in any census. (It was probably a mail address.) So the Watsey S. of 1850 was Saloma E. of 1870, and apparently Emaline of 1860, though the ages varied as much as 3 years. The name Watsey, which appears to have been dropped entirely, came from Timothy's sister Watey. The name Saloma came from Timothy's mother.

In the 1880 census of Lee Tp, John H. Day was 56, Soloma E. 41, and their children were George E. 18, Mary A. 16, Carry 15, Levi 9, Hattie 8, Willie 6. None were found in the 1900 Soundex for Illinois. 
Day, John Harmon (I10084)
 
55 In the 1850 census of Ecorse, Wayne Co, Mich, Elizabeth Case was 31, with $600 in real estate. She was apparently a widow. With her were four Case children - Mary A. 15, Martin T. 11, Elizabeth 6 and Henry L. C. 2 years old. It is possible the two older ones were step-children.

In 1860 in Ecorse, A. H. Woodruf was a farmer with $4000 in real estate and $800 in personal property. He was 37, his wife Elizabeth was 41. Following them were Martha Clark 22, a housekeeper like Elizabeth, then Elizabeth Case 18, Ellen Woodruff 5, Ida Woodruff 4 and Eras Woodruff 2, all females, and Wm Clark 3 who was probably son of Martha Clark.

The 1870 census of Ecorse had A. H. Woodrough as age 48, with $4000 and $650 in real and personal property. Elizabeth was 50, and still at home were her Woodrough children: Ellen 16, and Aril 13 and Avis 11, both male, Carrie 9 and Mary 7.

In 1880 Alexander H. Woodruff of Ecorse was a widower aged 57. Three daughters were with him - widow Hellen Gowman 26 was keeping house for him, and Avis Woodruff 19 and May Woodruff 17. No Case was spotted in Ecorse. 
Woodruff, Alexander H. (I10240)
 
56 In the 1850 census of Hartland Tp, Huron Co, Ohio, the family of Hiram Pancost and his young (second) wife Huldah included Lewis aged 15.

Abel Adams was in Clarksfield, Huron Co, aged 20, a farmer who owned $240 in real estate. He was with the family of George and Mahala Gray, who were probably not related as they did not know Abel's birthplace.

In 1860, Lewis Pancost of Hartland was 24, his wife Mary was 28, and their daughter Lewella was 9 months old. No property was listed for him.

Abel Adams was listed two dwellings away, with a wife named Susan. He was 30, a farmer and a cooper, with $1500 in real estate and $150 in personal property. Susan was 29, and their two daughters were Ophelia 7 and Lydia A. 4. With them were Alanson Adams aged 19, born in Ohio, probably a brother of Abel, and a Maria Flowers 26, born in NY, with her 1 year old daughter Elnora, possibly related to Abel or Susan.

Three dwellings from the Pancosts, on the other side, was Mary's sister Catherine Chandler and her family. A sister of Lewis Pancost was boarding with them.

The Adams family has not been spotted in 1870, except for Abel's daughter Lydia, aged 14, who was living in Hartland with William N. and Elizabeth Garner, aged 60 and 59, both born in NY. (In Hartland in 1850, listed next to Hiram Pancost, William and Elizabeth Garner had a daughter Susanna who was 14. Could this have been Susan, mother of Lydia Adams, whose age was 29 in 1860?)

In 1880, Abel was shown as Abram. He and Ella had a son, Alta aged 17 and a daughter, Maud, aged 8.

In 1880, Walter and Luella Ryerson were in Hartland, their ages 27 and 20. He was a farmer. Their only child Pearl K. was 1 year old, and recorded as a son.

In 1900, in the 3rd Ward of Norwalk City, living at 65 Christie Ave, Walter S. Ryerson was 46, employed as a night watchman. He had been married 22 years to Lewello who was "39". The date of her birth was given as Sept 1860, an obvious error since she had been 9 months old in the 1860 census. Their only child, daughter Pearl K., was 21 and a stenographer. Not far away, living alone at 85 Christie Ave, was widow Mary E. Adams. She was a nurse, aged 69. Mrs. Mary Adams of Norwalk had been one of the surviving sisters of Loren W. Rumsey when he died the year before.

Bennett S. Pancoast reported hearing from Edna (Pancost) Mowery (Mrs.M.E.) of Elkhart, Indiana, a niece of Lewis/Louis Pancost, that "Louis was a fine looking man", judging from a photo she had of him taken at Bristol, Indiana. 
Rumsey, Mary Ella (I10070)
 
57 In the 1850 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich, William Nowland Sr, born in Pa, headed a household at age 66. Among his family were William J. aged 29 and, at the end of the list, (his wife) Nancy aged 17.

In 1860 William had no real estate in Huron at age 39, but had $775 in personal property. Nancy was 27, and with them were Lee 8, Eli 6, Edward 4, William 2, and Elizabeth 1 month old.

In Huron in 1870, William Nowland was 50, and now had $2500 in real estate and $700 in personal property. (His father had died two years before.) Nancy was 37, and at home were Lee 18 and a farm laborer, Eli 16, Edward 14, William 12, Elizabeth 10, Henry 6, and Ella 2.

His household in Huron was smaller in 1880 when he was 60 and Nancy was 48. With them were only Henry 16, Ella 12, and Myron H. 7.

But next door was his son Lee, a railroad laborer. He and his wife Rebecca were both 28, and they had a daughter Bertha who was 6 years old.

"Ely" Nowland was 27 and living on Fifth St in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co, that year, with his wife Ida L. who was 19. Their daughter Maud L. was 3 months old.

In 1900 in the Village of New Boston, in Huron Tp, William Nowland was widowed and 78 years old, "father-in-law" with Samuel and Ella Adams. Samuel Adams was a merchant, born in Ireland, aged 36, and Ella was 32. One of her four children had died young. With them were Lenora 12, Samuel 9 and Genevieve 5 years old.

Eli Nowland was in Plymouth Tp, Wayne Co, an expressman at age 47. He had been married 23 years to Ida L. who was 39, and they had lost 2 of their 5 children. With them were Myrtle M. 18, a milliner, and Grace E. 15. 
Nowland, William (I10243)
 
58 In the 1850 census of New London, Huron Co, Ohio, George Hofstatter was 20 years old, living with his parents, John and Mary Hofstatter. Lodema was also in New London with her parents at the age of 14.

In New London in 1860, George Hoffstater was 28, a farm laborer with $400 in personal property but no real estate. His wife's name was written as "Rhodina", aged 25, and they had a son John who was 4 years old. There was also a farm laborer in the household.

In 1870, George Hoffstater was 40, and now owned $5000 in real estate and $1000 in personal property, probably as a result of his father's death in 1868. Lodema was given the age of 32, John was now 15, and they had added son Willie who was 8 years old.

J. G. Hoffstatter of Toledo was listed among the survivors of Loren W. Rumsey in 1899, but there was no mention of William and his mother Lodema.

(The only John Hofstatter of the right age, in either the 1880 or 1900 Soundex of Ohio, was in Tully Tp, Marion Co in both enumerations, nowhere near Toledo. He had a wife Mary L., and several children in 1900.) 
Hoffstatter, George (I10076)
 
59 In the 1850 census of Wawayanda, Minisink Tp, Orange Co, NY, there was a John Dolson with a wife Emily who would be in the correct age bracket to be the daughter of Dr. William and Maria (Ryneck) Horton. Emily's husband was given just as J. J. Dolson, in the Horton sketch in R&C. It is significant that their second daughter was named Mariah, and their youngest son in 1850 was named Silas, preceded by William.

John Dolson was a farmer aged 32, with $8000 in real estate. Emily was 31, and their children were: Wegen? 14 (a daughter), Mariah 12, James 10, Pheebe 8, John 6, Wm 4, and Silas 1 year old. There were also three females, one Irish, the others being Jane Carpenter 28 and Caroline Gardener 14, possibly all domestic help.

R&C has an extensive biographical sketch of Dr. William Horton (betw pp.648-9). It is in the Blooming Grove chapter, though William was "born in Goshen" (Tp) and practiced in Goshen village. 
Horton, Dr. William (I5807)
 
60 In the 1910 census of Platte Tp, Charles Mix Co, SD, Lewis Buck was living two dwellings from his mother. He was 42, a farmer with employees. His wife Minerva was 35, and they had been married 10 years. She had had but 2 children - Ethel who was 9, and John 4. With them was mother-in-law Mary Helm, a widow aged 76, born in Ohio. There were also two hired farm hands.

Lewis Buck was of Platte, SD, when his mother died in 1919.

The following is from a xerox sent by Al Fischer Dec 1995, sent to him by Shirley Rumsey Hatch, who reported it was "copied from a history book in the Register of Deeds office in Lake Andes SD." The publication would be after Jan 1942, for Robert Buck, son of George Lewis Buck, was reported as deceased.


BUCK: LEWIS O'DELL BUCK was born September 30, 1867, at Bushnell,
Illinois, to Henry and Mary (Rumsey) Buck. He died October 28, 1942
at Stickney, South Dakota. Lewis O. Buck was united in marriage to
Minerva Helm on April 10, 1899, at Mason City, Iowa. Minerva was born
October 27, 1879, at Mason City, Iowa, and passed away September 7,
1966, at Stickney, South Dakota. Both are interred in the Aurora
Center Cemetery.
Lewis O. Buck was baptized February 1900, in the Christian Church in
Platte, South Daokota. He was a farmer all his life.
Lewis and Minerva Buck had eight children: Ethel May born November
1, 1900, married Ray W. Holdefer [sic, family reported as Holdefila
which seems less likley] and they had two children: Arlene May married
Elbett [sic] Bonawitz. Howard W. married Helen Lewis. John Henry,
born May 30, 1905, married Vera Howard; four children, Harold,
Clarnece, Leonard, and Edith. George Lewis, born July 27, 1910,
married Adah Hazel Thompson; three children, William (dec.), Robert
(dec.), and Darlene May who married Gary R. Palmer. Walter William
born September 23, 1913, married Sadie Barton. Edna Marie, born June
12, 1918, married Paul Wojcieschowski [sic, this surname found in my
local phone book. Family reported it as Wojcleschowski, less likely in
my opinion]; five childen, Mary Frances, Pauline, Paul Jr., Donald and
Margaret Ann. Maybelle Lucille, born December 16, 1920, married John
F. Vaneler Helder [sic, family reported the name as Vanderheiden,
which seems more likely]; five children, Shirley, Dorothy Arlene,
Rose, and Gladys.

This was followed by the obituary which had been sent to Al Fischer in a handwritten copy, (see p.60-15b). The discrepancies in the names, as noted above, probably came through handwritten copies which were not too legible. 
Buck, Lewis Odell (I10544)
 
61 Isaac Harrison Chandler came from New York to Hartland, Huron Co, with his parents in 1836. He started as a lumberman, partly in Michigan. He bought a sawmill built in 1869, the second one to be built in Hartland township. [He was already owner of a sawmill in Hartland in 1860.] This he operated until 1874 when the boiler burst, killing his eldest son Homer at the age of about 20, and narrowly escaping himself. He rebuilt the mill in 1876, and it had been in partial operation ever since, [as late as 1894]. In 1863 he bought a farm of 60 acres to which he moved in 1866 and where he was still living in 1894. [This must have been in Norwalk where he was enumerated in 1870 and 1880.] (HLC)

Harrison Chandler was 19 in the 1850 census of Clarksfield, Huron Co, the eldest child at home with Ebenezer H. and Lydia Chandler.

In 1860, I. Harrison Chandler (the initial looking more like a J. than an I.) was in Hartland, a sawmill owner with $1000 in real estate and $500 in personal property. He was 32, Catherine was 30, and their sons were "Homer" 6, Charles 5, Lewis 3, and Frank 6 months old. With them was Sally A. Pancost 18, a sister of Lewis Pancost who married Catharine's sister Mary (#60-10).

The Chandlers had moved to Norwalk by 1870. Isaac was 40, a sawyer with $3000 and $800 in property. Kate was 37, and at home were Harrison 16, Charles 14, Lewis 12, and Hamilton 3 years old.

The boiler had killed Homer (called Homer Eugene on gs) before the 1880 census of Medina, Norwalk Tp, when I. H. Chandler was 49, now a farmer, and Catherine was 45. With them still were Lewis 23, Hamilton 13, and Clarence 10, and Catherine's mother, widow Lorancy Rumsey aged 73. They also had an English domestic servant.

The obituary for Catharine's brother, Loren W. Rumsey who died in 1899, gave among his survivors his sister, Mrs. Kate Chandler of Norwalk, and his nephews Lewis C. Chandler of Fitchville, Fred H. Chandler of Bronson, C. C. Chandler of Norwalk, and E. H. [shd be C.H.?] Chandler of Fairfield.

This "E.H." is out of sequence for Charles H., the only other surviving son of Catharine, and perhaps disproves the identification of the Charles H. found in Cleveland in 1900 who was 2-3 years too young. He was in the 8th Ward, at 146 Holmden St, a laundryman instead of a bookkeeper there as reported by HLC. He was 42 and his wife Ida was 40, married 21 years. (Charles had not been with his family in 1880.) Ida had had two children, but only one was living - Angela 14, named for her grandmother, Angeline Smith, who was with them. I have found no other Charles that could be considered for this family, but do not know that he ever married.

In 1900, I. H. Chandler was still in Norwalk and a farmer at the age of 69. He and Catherine D. had been married 47 years. She was 66, and 3 of her 7 children were no longer living, (i.e. Harrison/Homer, Frank and Clara May). They had a young farm laborer working for them.

Next door was C. C. Chandler 29, also a farmer, married 8 years to Jennie N. who was 33. Their children were Homer E. 7, Ruby S. 4 and Burton H. 2.

Fred H. Chandler was in Bronson in 1900, a farmer aged 32, married 13 years to Laura A. who was 33, born in Ohio of German parents. They had Catharine M. 12 and Lorana F. 8.

Lewis C. Chandler was in Fitchville, another farmer. He was 42, his wife Emma J. was 39, and they had been married 19 years. Their three children were Bertha M. 16, Ralph H. 15 and Harry 11.

The obituary for Isaac H. Chandler (abstracted from one loaned by Frank W. Rumsey) gave his place of birth, said he married Catherine D. Rumsey of New London in 1853, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

It was Clarence Chandler's daughter, Mrs. Ruby Arnold of Norwalk, who copied the gravestones of her great-grandparents, George P. Rumsey and his wife, for Frank W. Rumsey. 
Chandler, Isaac Harrison (I10074)
 
62 Joel Coleman was a soldier in the Revolution, and fought in the battle of White Plains. He spent most of his life in Hamptonburgh where he was a farmer (R&C). (The town of Hamptonburgh was formed in 1830 from Goshen, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Montgomery and Wallkill.)

Joel was in New Cornwall in the 1790 census, when the household consisted of 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, and 3 females.

In the 1800 census he was aged 26-44, in Blooming Grove, with 2 males and 1 female under 10 (Joel, Oliver, Rachel), 2 males 10-15 (Hull, Phineas), 2 females 16-25 (Philotta & ?housekeeper) (no wife).

In 1810 Joel Coleman was enumerated in Warwick, when both he and his (2nd) wife were over 45. With them were only 1 male under 10 (her son Alfred), and 1 female 10-15 (Rachel).

In 1820 Joel and his wife, both over 45, were in Wallkill. They had 1 female under 10, another 16-25 (Rachel), and 1 male 19-25 (Alfred).

In 1830 Joel Coleman and his wife of Wallkill were both in their 60s, and this time they had with them 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29. (Whose family?)

In 1840 Joel and his wife were 70-79, in Wallkill. With them were 1 male 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, and 1 male and 1 female in their 30s.

In Hamptonburg in 1840, the household of James Manny had 1 female 30-39 (who?), and 1 male and 1 female 40-49.

When the estate of Rachel's bachelor brother, Peter4 Rumsey, was probated in 1843, the children of Rachel Coleman who were still living were listed as: Joel Coleman of Blooming Grove, Phineas Coleman of Hamptonburg, Hull Coleman of Warwick, Oliver Coleman of Penn Yan, Keziah Manny wife of James Manny of Hamptonburg, and Phila wife of Nathaniel Carpenter of Hamptonburg.

Alfred Coleman, Joel's son by his 2nd wife Mary, was in Wallkill in 1850 aged 46. His wife Sarah J. was 42, and they had one son at home, Edsen 17; also Jane Keneda 20, and Allice Mapes 6.

In the 1850 census of Hamptonburgh there was a James Many, farmer aged 56, who had a wife Christina aged 60, and a daughter Caroline O. 40. This could be the husband of Keziah Coleman with a second wife. Caroline would thus be Keziah's daughter, since Keziah was living in 1843. 
Coleman, Joel (I5140)
 
63 John Nowland was in the 1840 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich, listed next to Andrew Nowland. His household contained 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29.

John Nowland has yet to be found in the 1850 census. But Steward S. 15 and Emily 4 were with William B. Hollert(?) and Elizabeth, aged 57 and 52, in the 1850 census of Huron, Wayne Co. Probably the name should be Hulbert/Hurlbut, in which case William might be their uncle. Sarah 8 and Alonzo 7 were with with their uncle, Andrew Nowland in Huron. Andrew J. Nowland, aged 12, was with his uncle Thomas Nowland in Huron. Their mother had probably died.

In Huron Tp in 1860, John Nowland was 44, a farmer with $700 in real estate and $375 in personal property. His new wife Jane was 32, and four of John's children by his first wife were back with him - Jackson 21, Sarah 19, Alonzo 16 and Emily 14, and Jane's first child, Francis, who was 2 years old. Steward was already married, but has not been found in 1860. Sarah was also listed in Huron, aged 20, with Theodore 30 and Margaret 28 Evans.

CWW had named John's wife as Elizabeth Hulbert. DBRX said his wife was Jane Hicks, mother of his first 5 children. The census confirms the name Jane --- , but she appears to have been a second wife, the first being mother of only the first 4. The gap of 12 years between Emily and Francis strongly suggests Francis was Jane's first child, with two more to follow.

John Nowland was still in Huron in 1870 at the age of 56, and Jane was 42. His real and personal property was valued at $1000 and $250. With them were Francis 12, Benjamin 10 and Ira 3; also (his daughter) Emily Norton, a nurse aged 24, and her twin daughters born in February but not named. There was a Nellie Norton aged 10 in 1880 with probably her uncle, William T. Nowland.

Also in Huron in 1870 was Steward Nowland aged 34, with a wife Mary A. 33 and two daughters, Emily E. 11 and Zoa 9. Steward was a "hackster." In Ecorse, Wayne Co, was an "And. J. Nowlin" who might be John's son, though given the age of 28 instead of 32, perhaps because his Swiss wife Mary was only 19. There is no proof of his identity however.

In 1880, Huron, Stewart Nowland was a house carenter aged 44. His wife Mary was 43, both parents born in NY, and their daughter Zoa was 19.

In Brownstown Tp, Wayne Co in 1880, John Nowland's widow Jane was 53, her father born in England, her mother in Canada. Her two youngest sons were still with her, Benjamin who was 19 and a farm laborer, and Ira who was 13. Next door were Frank Nowland 21, a farm laborer, his wife Margaret 24, and their 4 month old son John.

Thomas Nowland, aged 15 in 1900, was in Brownstown, Wayne Co, as grandson of Thomas and "Margrate" Quick, thus providing the maiden name of Francis Nowland's wife Margaret. His brother John was not found in 1900.

In the 1900 census of Holly Tp, Oakland Co, Mich, there was a Mary Nowland age 62, born in Aug 1837, who had been married 42 years and had borne 2 children, both still living. This seems to match Steward's wife Mary, but there is no proof of this identification. In this census her father was born in Vermont, her mother in Massachusetts, instead of both in New York as in the 1880 census, which raises doubts that she was the same Mary. She was called sister-in-law of, and was house keeper for, Dr. Daniel Bartholomew 51 and his wife Elizabeth D. 60. The birthplaces of Mary's and Elizabeth's parents match. Mary was not called a widow, but John Nowland was not indexed in Michigan in 1900, and not found in the usual Nowland places of residence.

In Banks Tp, Antrim Co, Mich, Ira Nowland was a saw mill laborer aged 33. He had been married 1 year to Lulu who was 18, and they had a 4 month old son Benjamin. With them was his mother-in-law Laurette Thomas, a widow aged 44, and a boarder George Thomas (probably her son) who was 25 and a day laborer.

Benjamin Nowland was in Marion Tp, Charlevoix Co, in 1900. He was 39 and a farmer. His wife Adele was 37 and they had been married 10 years. One of her six children had died. Her Nowland children were Maurice 9, Edith 6 and Clara 3. Her Sandrok children, Benjamin's step-children, were Lillian 16 and Charles 14, born in Wisconsin and Illinois, their father born in Wisconsin. 
Nowland, John (I10235)
 
64 John Rumsey was 11 years old in the 1850 census of New London, Huron Co, Ohio. Also in New London was the family of Ford and Betsey White, which included their daughters Mary White aged 16 (#60-9), and Adeline Porter aged 18. A few pages later the family of Philo L. and Polly Porter included William aged 28, a farmer with $1600 in real estate. Adeline and William Porter were thus listed separately, each at the end of their families, but had been married one week before the official census date of 1 June 1850.

In 1860, John Rumsey was still living at home in New London, a farm laborer aged 21. Also in New London was William Porter 36, a farmer with $1000 in real estate and $200 in personal property. His wife Adaline was 28, and their two sons were Emery L. aged 9, and Benjamin "L." (as I copied it) aged 4 years.

The 1870 census of New London gave John Rumsey as aged 30, a farmer with $3600 in real estate and $785 in personal property. His wife Adeline was 35, and with them was Frank "Rumsey" aged 14, who would be Adeline's son Benjamin Porter of the 1860 census. They also had an 18 year old domestic servant.

On 27 Jan 1873, John Rumsey and his wife Adeline conveyed to Emery Porter land in Huron Co which had been deeded to Adeline Rumsey by Walter Sutfin, administrator on the estate of William Porter (LR 26:399) (His probate has not been checked.)

In 1880, John Rumsey was in Norwalk, living on Charles Sayles Road. He was 38 and just a laborer this time. His present wife Lucinda was 26, born in Ohio of English parents. They had two daughters - Emma 2 years old, and Daisy 3 months old.

Emery Porter was a farmer in New London Tp at age 29. He had a wife Eva who was 21, and a daughter Maud 11 months old.

John and Lucinda were by themselves in the 1900 census of Wakeman, Huron Co, their ages greatly understated as 53 and 40 respectively. They had been married 22 years, and both their children were living.

The 1910 census of Wakeman listed John and Lucinda Rumsey as short even more years. John's age was given as 58 and Lucinda's as 47, the number of years married as 25. Identification is certain however, for John's mother was born in Connecticut, and both of Lucinda's parents were English. Both of their children were living. But it reported that John had been married only once.

There was no probate indexed in Huron Co for John W. Rumsey. When Lucinda Rumsey of Wakeman died intestate in 1936, the only heir listed was her daughter Emma Byron of Wakeman, Ohio. (PR File 11495) 
Rumsey, John W. (I10077)
 
65 Jonas Rumsey served in The Line, Fifth Regt., Col. Lewis Duboys; in The Levies, Col. Frederick Weisenfels; in the Orange Co Militia, 4th Regt. (p.58,73, 166). (Roberts: New York in the Revolution.)

Jonas Rumsey applied to the U. S. House of Representatives twice for a pension (April 1820 and 24 March 1824) but received an adverse report from the Pension Commission both times. (House of Representatives: House List of Private Claims, First to Thirty-first Congress (1853), Vol.3:245)

The only source for the children of Jonas4 Rumsey is a letter from Mrs. Lillias Rumsey Sanford (LRS) to his grandson James A. Rumsey, Grand Rapids, Mich, 1900 (from a copy loaned by Mrs. James R. Rumsey in 1959): She said, in part:

I am very glad to have your letter, because it helps me to place you just where I supposed you belonged, it only needed the names of some of your aunts to be sure of it, [unfortunately without saying what she knows of those aunts - JR]. I have the following record. Daniel Rumsey of Orange Co. had two sons, Jesse and Jonas. Jonas was born about 1750 but I do not know the date of his marriage or the name of his wife, but would very much like to know. They had a number of children, the names are as follows:-
Rachel, no record of her Hector
Fannie, she married her cousin Jeremiah Rumsey Charles
Jerusha Eliza
Daniel A. Cecelia
Jonas Ruth

In my record it says that Ruth married James A. Anderson and went to Canandaigua. If I can get the address of Mrs. Castle I will write her, do you know it?
My record says that your grandfather Jonas died in N. Y. City. Jonas was a Revolutionary soldier in Capt. Denton's Company, he enlisted March 1, 1776 and was in the army for a long time as was his brother Jesse....
Now Jonas your grandfather was a son of Daniel Rumsey. I do not know who Daniel married and he had, so far as I know but two sons Jesse and Jonas...

In the 1800 census of Blooming Grove, Orange Co, NY, Jonas Rumsey and his wife were both over 45, and had only one female with them who was under 10.

In 1810 there was a Jonas Rumsey in Wallkill, Orange Co, having 3 boys and 1 girl under 10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, and 1 male 45 or over. Perhaps his son Jonas and family were with him? His son Daniel was of Blooming Grove when he was married in 1811. In 1813, a Jonas Rumsey family was in the 26th School District of Wawayanda, then in Minisink.

In 1820 in Blooming Grove, Jonas Rumsey and his wife were both over 45, and with them were 2 females, one who was under 10, the other 10-15.

These enumerations are hard to match up with the family of Jonas4 Rumsey as outlined by Mrs. Sanford. Jonas Rumsey was not indexed in 1830 or 1840 in NY.

In 1850, Jesse Rumsey was 60, living in Canandaigua with James Anderson Jr and his wife Ann. The will of Jesse Rumsey was dated 24 March 1853, and probated at Canandaigua, Ontario Co, 22 Feb 1859, giving the date of his death. He requested that he be buried in Canandaigua where his brother Daniel was
buried. The only other names mentioned were his "brother-in-law James Anderson and Marie Ann Anderson his [2nd] wife of Canandaigua." He named as Executor James Anderson, son of the above, and the witnesses were William Anderson, who had died before the will was probated, and O. W. Taylor. (PR Wills M:278). 
Rumsey, Jonas (I5148)
 
66 Joshua Rumsey was in the town of New Cornwall, Orange Co, NY, in the 1790 census, having with him only 1 male under 16, and 1 female. He was not indexed in the 1800 census.

In 1810 Joshua was in Ulster Co, NY, listed near his brother Nathaniel in Marbletown. The household consisted of 2 males and 4 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male and 2 females 16-25, and the parents who were 26-44. This matches the family listed above, except that Jemima belonged in the next-older group.

In 1820 Joshua was listed in Colchester, Delaware Co, NY, where he had 1 male and 2 females 10-15, 1 male 16-18 and another 19-25, 2 females 16-25, and 1 male and 1 female over 45. Their son Ebenezer S. was near by.

Letters of Administration on the estate of Joshua Rumsey of Colchester, Delaware Co, NY, were granted 24 April 1827 to Ebenezer S. Rumsey. (Gertrude A. Barber: Letters of Administration of Delaware Co. 1797-1875, pt.1:26) A personal check of the probate files revealed no further papers, other than a small inventory of the estate.

In 1830 Rachel Runsey headed the household in Colchester, with 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 2 females 30-39, and she was in her 70s. Her son Simon J. K. Rumsey was near her, and her son Ebenezer S. was in neighboring Walton Tp.

In 1840 Rachel was in her 80s, and had 1 male in his 30s, and 1 female in her 40s with her. Son Simon J. K. was in Walton Tp.

A Delaware Co deed dated 20 Dec 1849 shows Elnathan Rumsey of Dix, Chemung Co [later Schuyler o], received a Quit Claim from Henry Dan and his wife Calista, James C. Wilson and Sarah, Samuel L., Jemima and Mary Rumsey, John Wilson and his wife Milley, Joshua Wilson - all of Colchester, and Stephen Williams and his wife Hannah of Veteran, Chemung Co. This was for land in Colchester formerly owned by Joshua Rumsey dec'd, part of Lot #18 in subdivision 64, Great Lot #36, Hardenburgh Patent - "further description shown by deed to dec'd", (that deed not located by me - JR). (LR 34:387)

Rachel must have died before 1850, for Samuel L. Ramsey headed the household in Colchester. He was 41, a farmer with $l000 in real estate. With him were his two unmarried sisters, Mary aged 50 and Jemimah aged 44, as well as Isabel Jenkins aged 34 who was probably a domestic servant. A few pages later were listed "Samuel" J. K. Ramsey and his wife Maranda, near Peter and Sarah Bogart, Miranda's parents.

On 24 March 1851, Elnathan Rumsey of Dix, Stephen Williams and his wife Hannah of Veteran, Samuel L. Rumsey, Mary Rumsey and "Jeremiah" Rumsey of Colchester, conveyed to Nathan R. and John H. Purdy all of 10 elevenths in the same lot as above ("surveyed by Cockburn in the year 1788"), known as the Old Rumsey farm. The name of Jemima Rumsey with her mark, among the signatures, corrects the error of her name as Jeremiah in the body of the deed. (LR37:453)

In the 1855 State census, in the 2nd District of Dix, Schuyler Co, Samuel L. Rumsey, aged 43, headed a household which contained his sisters Mary Rumsey 61 and Jemima Rumsey 54, all said to have been born in Delaware Co, which is incorrect. Listed two dwellings above was their brother Elnathan Rumsey.

Samuel, Mary and Jemima were again together in the 1860 census of Dix, their ages 56, 66 and 60. Samuel owned $1000 in real estate and $300 in personal property. Dwellings listed in sequence were headed by William H. Rumsey (son of Elnathan), Jonathan Owen, Samuel Rumsey, David Rumsey (another
son of Elnathan), and Elnathan Rumsey (#117).

In 1865, Samuel Rumsey was 62, Mary 70 and Jemimah 63, in Dix, Schuyler Co. All had been born in Delaware Co. (census from Doug.B.Rumsey 1997)

Jemima Rumsey. My friend Marguerite Rumsey had copied her gs as d 15 May 1867 ae 68.2.28, which gave her a bdate of ca 17 Feb 1799, which was possible. The Montour Lib. version has 5 May 1869 ae 68 which = b 1801. In 1850 she was 44 (b 1806), in 1855 ae 54 (b 1799), in 1860 ae 60 (b 1800), in 1865 ae 63 (b 1802). They do indeed vary! The previous child, Hannah, was b ca 1797.

The one who followed her was b betw 1801-04. She married John Wilson. But there was another dau who had a child Joshua R. Wilson by John Wilson, b ca 1822, the mother's name and date I do not have. Going back to Jemima, I suppose Marguerite might have copied the gs wrong for date of death. Guess I'll have to put the Montour Lib listing in as an alternative.

Family records received from James Spencer Rumsey gave the name of Joshua Rumsey's wife as Rachel Stephens, corresponding with the 1789 marriage record found in the New Windsor church, though another source had said she was Dina Stephenson. Since he left a widow Rachel, it would appear that "Dina
Stephenson" is incorrect.

Attempting to identify the Wilsons in the 1849 deed above, the 1850 census of Colchester, NY, had James C. Wilson and his wife Sarah aged 69, and John Wilson and his wife Millacent aged 49. The only Joshua Wilson found there was aged 28, with John and Millacent. He was listed in the 1855 census as Joshua R. Wilson aged 33, and had a wife Lettie G. 21. The only way I can see how he would be involved in the deed as an heir of Joshua, as apparently all the others were, would be as the son of another daughter who was deceased. It therefore seems possible that John Wilson had married first another Rumsey girl, and that John's second wife Millacent was Joshua's aunt as well as his step-mother. Joshua Wilson would not have been included in that deed had his mother been alive, so he could not be Millacent's child, and was apparently the
only child of that unknown daughter. 
Rumsey, Joshua (I5056)
 
67 Listed within a few dwellings of several Nowland families in the 1880 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, was Samuel Scott 63, farmer, whose 61 year old wife had the distinctive name of Mahala. CWW had reported a daughter of William and Elizabeth Nowland named Mahalia, with no dates or husband. I have no proof that Mahala Scott had been a Nowland, but it is a reasonable guess. With them were two children - Emma 21, and Michael 19 who was possibly named for Mahala's brother. Mahala's parents were born in NY and Pa, which should be reversed if they were the Nowlands.

Checking the 1850 census, Samuel and Mahala Scott were found in the town of Redford, Wayne Co. He was a carpenter with $600 in real estate, at age 32. Mahala's age was given as 38, which may be wrong as it does not match her age in 1880 which appears to be more logical. With them were Susan 9, Rosetta 7, Josephine 6, Lucy 5, James H. 4, Luelena(?) 2, and an unnamed daughter who was 4 months old.

The parents were not found in 1860. But in Redford, Rosette Scott aged 18 was a domestic for Thomas Stalker, a methodist minister aged 30 and his wife C. M. 29; Josephine Scott 17 was a domestic for Jonathan Wright 34 and his wife Elizabeth 30; Lucy Scott 15 was with David Hougeman 47 and his wife Elmira 42.

1870 has not been searched for the Scott family.

In Huron Tp, Wayne Co, in 1900, James Scott was a farmer aged 52. He had been married 28 years to Emma R. who was 48 and had borne two children, both living. With them was only their son William who was 19.

Michael Scott was in Huron also, at age 39 a farmer like his brother. His wife Mary was 33, and they had been married 11 years. Their four children were Charles, Walter, Raymond and Bennie. 
Scott, Samuel (I10242)
 
68 Loren Rumsey was 21 in the 1850 census of Clarksfield, Huron Co, Ohio, a farmer living with Augustus Barrett 36 and his wife Clarissa 35. Mary White was in New London at age 16, with her parents Ford and Betsey White. With them was also their daughter Adeline (White) Porter who later married Loren's brother, John W. Rumsey.

In 1860, Loren was back in New London aged 32. His wife Mary was 26, and their baby boy was 1 month old, his name illegible, but looking more like Jeremiah than Elmer. Also in the household was a 19 year old school teacher. (The entire entry is out of focus on the film.)

In 1870 L. W. Rumsey was 40, a farmer with $3100 in real estate and $850 in personal property. Mary W. was 36, and their son Elmer was 10. They also had a domestic servant and a farm laborer.

In 1880, Loren and Mary E. Rumsey of New London Tp were aged 52 and 46. Elmer was 20 and working on the farm, and had brought home his 18 year old bride, Mary Amanda, to live with his parents.

Loren died intestate in 1899. His obituary said he had moved to Ohio with his parents from Jerusalem, NY, in the spring of 1837. He was survived by sisters Mrs. Mary Adams and Mrs. Kate Chandler of Norwalk, and brother John Rumsey of Wakeman; also nephews Lewis C. Chandler of Fitchville, J.G. Hoffstatter of Toledo, Fred H. Chandler of Bronson, C.C. Chandler of Norwalk, E.H. Chandler of Fairfield, and Frank Coleman of New London. (Frank Coleman was a cousin of Loren's wife, not his nephew - FWR) His only son had died the preceeding year.

His widow, Mary E. W. Rumsey, applied for Letters of Administration, listing the heirs as grandsons Frank W. and Loren E. Rumsey of New London. Petition for Sale of Real Estate showed Frank W. to be a minor over 14, and Loren E. under 14, both living with Amanda Rumsey at 102 High St, New London Village. (PR File 3897)

In the 1900 census, Mary E. W. Rumsey was listed in New London Village as a widow and a farmer, aged 66, having had only one child who was now dead. With her were her daughter-in-law Mary A. Rumsey, and two grandsons Frank W. and Loran E. Rumsey, called nephews. (Census list typed with #60-45)

In 1910, widow Mary E. W. Rumsey was living with her sister Elizabeth and her husband Joseph A. Coleman. She was 76, and her only child was dead.

The obituary for Mary E. Rumsey in 1914 said she died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Case. The probate of her estate listed her grandsons Frank and Loren Rumsey as her heirs, both still in New London. (PR File 6047) 
Rumsey, Loren W. (I10068)
 
69 Martha Rumsey was 15 years old in the 1860 census of Lee Twp, Fulton Co, Ill.

Daniel Buck was 20 in 1850, in Cass Twp, Fulton Co, Ill, and 28 in 1860 in Prairie City Twp, McDonough Co, Ill, with his father Peter and brother Henry in both enumerations. Bushnell was formed from Prairie City in 1865.

In the 1870 census of Bushnell, McDonough Co, (next to Lee in Fulton Co), farmer Daniel Buck was 40, with $2000 in real estate and $700 in personal property, the same amounts credited to Henry Buck next door. With him were his wife Martha aged 26, and daughters Della G. 3 and Hattie D. 1 year old. There was also an 18 year old farm hand.

In the 1872 estate of her mother, Mary Rumsey of Lee Twp, and of her father Timothy Rumsey in 1874, Martha Buck of Bushnell was included among the heirs.

In 1880, Daniel and Martha Buck were in Smoky Hill Twp, Saline Co, Kans. He was a farmer aged 49, she was 35,, and they had Dovy 12, Hatty 10, Charles 8, John 6, Edward 4, Lilly 2 and an infant son 4 months old, born in Jan in Kansas, the others all born in Illinois.

In the 1900 census of Saline Co, Daniel and Martha C. Buck were 69 and 56. Still at home in Smokey Hill Twp were Frank 20, George L. 17, Della 9. There was a farm laborer Archie (whose surname was omitted in my notes). He was 17, from W.V.

Next door was John Buck aged 17, alone. And next to him were Charley and Maud Buck, ages 19 and 20, who had a son Everett 9 months old. With them was Charley's brother Eddie Buck, 25, farm laborer.

In Elm Creek Twp, the family of Henry W. and Hatty D. Hollis included their son William H. who was 5 years old.

In Pleasant Valley Twp was Joseph Rassett 30, whose father was French-Canadian and mother was Swiss. He had been married less than a year to Lillie who was 22. There were no children.

Daniel Buck died of heart failure 19 Sept 1905, at his home 3 miles northwest of Salina, and was buried in Gypsum Hill cemetery. He had settled in Saline Co 27 years before, on the farm where he died. He was born in Crawford Co, PA, and at age 7 moved with his family to McDonald [sic] Co, Ill. Mrs. Buck had been injured two weeks before his death by a run-away, but had recovered. He was survived by 9 children: Mrs. O.S.Wyand, eldest daughter, of DeSoto, Kans; Mrs. Hattie Hollis and Charles W.Buck near Salina, John Buck near Culver, Ed Buck of Salina, Mrs. Lillie Rassette living temporarily with her parents, having lived in Lincoln Co until her husband was hired by the railroad; Frank, George and Della all lived at home. (Salina Evening Journal of 20 Sep 1905)

In the 1910 census of Smokey Hill Twp, Saline Co (D278,F280, from AMF), widow Martha Buck was 66. All 9 of her children were living. With her were Frank M. 20, George L. 17, and Della M. 19.

Mrs. Martha Charlotte Buck died 21 Nov 1918 at age 74, while spending the evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie D. Hollis, where another daughter was visiting, Mrs. Della Kralik of Hoisington. She was born in Huron Co, OH, Jan 8[sic] 1844, and came to Saline Co 41 years ago. Her husband, Daniel Buck, had died 13 years ago.

She was survived by one sister, Mrs. Tom Tally of Salina, [also by another sister, Mary L.(Rumsey)(Buck) Shoemaker #60-15], and children: Mrs. Glida E. Wiard of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Hattie D. Hollis, Charles, John and Eddie B. Buck and Mrs. Lillie B. Rassette of Salina, Frank who was living at home, George D. of Arlington, CO, and Mrs. Della Kralik of Hoisington. (Salina Daily Union of 21 Nov 1918) 
Rumsey, Martha Charlotte (I10090)
 
70 Mary "A." Rumsey was 10 years old in the 1850 census of Cass Tp, Fulton Co, Ill, and 20 (with no middle initial) in the 1860 census of Lee Tp, Fulton Co. (BG reported the middle initial A. again in 1860, but there was none on the microfilm. See below for S. and L. initials.)

Family tradition said the Buck family came from Crawford Co, Pa. In the 1830 census of Sadsbury Tp, Crawford Co, were Peter and Daniel Buck, listed 11 lines apart on the same page. Daniel was in his 20s and had only 1 boy under 5, and no wife. Peter was in his 30s and had 2 boys under 5, who could have been his sons Henry and Daniel.

The family of Peter Buck was in Fulton Co, Ill, in 1840, he and his wife 30-39. The 1850 census listed him in Cass Tp at age 50, with a wife Gabil aged 38. The eldest of his children at home were Henry 24 and Daniel 20, a gap of 5 years, then 4 children in close succession ending with Lidia aged 11. Birthplaces show they came to Illinois from Pennsylvania between 1836 and 1838.

In 1860, in Prairie City Tp, McDonough Co, Peter Buck was 60, his wife this time was Polly aged 40, Henry was now "30" and Daniel "28". Next was Lidia 20, followed only by John aged 9. Thus it appears that Peter had a first wife who was mother of Henry and Daniel, that Gabil was a second wife, and Polly a third or probably the same as Gabil. (The town of Bushnell was formed from Prairie City in 1865.)

(A "Mr.Buck" is listed in 1864 as having dug the grave in Lee Tp, Fulton Co, Ill, for Jane Sexton, mother-in-law of Robert G. Rumsey. Which Mr.Buck?)

Henry and Mary Buck were in Bushnell in 1870. Henry was a farmer with $2000 in real estate and $700 in personal property. He was 44, Mary was 30, and with them were Daniel 7, Dolly 4, Lewis 2, and Rose aged 6 months, born in January. Daniel Buck (#60-17) was next door. (A 19th century map [after 1865] shows D.Buck, H.Buck, and Peter Buck Est occupying the NW 1/4 of Section 26, NE of the village of Bushnell.) In the 1872 probate of her mother, and in that of her father in 1874, Mary "S." (as copied by BG) Buck of Bushnell was included among the heirs. (In her marriage record and in the 1880 census her middle
initial was L.) (Polly Buck was 68 in the 1880 census of Bushnell, living with her married son (i.e. step-son) Joseph 44. He had been 14 in 1850, when Peter's wife was called Gabil.

In 1880 Henry Buck was a farmer in Barnes Co, Dakota Territory, in Town 139 Range 56. (Barnes Co was formed from Cass Co 1875. Tower City is on the county line between them.) He was 54, his wife Mary L. was 40, and their children were Dolly 14, John L. 12, Rosa M. 10, Allie 8, and Lillie M. 2 years old. A Henry Buck died in Bushnell, Ill, in December 1887. AMF reported from "Newspaper Abstracts from Mcdonough Co IL Vol.3 pg 108: Thursday December 8, 1887 Henry Buck died at his home in Bushnell last Monday ae 63 y." (italics mine). This would place his death on 5 Dec, and his birth as 1824. In another McDonough Co Historical Society book he found: "Henry Buck died and was buried in the Bushnell Cemetery, date 1 Dec 1887." It would seem that he and Mary had separated, since he was in SD in 1880, and his daughter was married there in 1889. But the deceased had a home in Bushnell in 1887. Henry and Mary Buck are thought to have been Catholics.

An article on the death of Henry Buck was found by Jolene in the Bushnell Record of Friday, Dec 2, 1887, placinjg his death as 28 Nov. ae ca 60:

Henry Buck died suddenly last Monday Night sometime. He was at
Jonathon Haven's place, west of this city a short distance. Monday he
showed no symptoms of sickness and said nor did nothing to indicate
that he felt worse than usual. He ate his supper and retired as
usual, but did not come down to breakfast on Tuesday morning. When
someone went to see what was the matter he was found lying on his side
apparently sleeping naturally, but it was his last, long sleep. He
was dead. He was left just as he died and coroner Hinman summoned.
The coroner impaneled a jury, whose verdict was that Mr. Buck came to
his death from natural causes to them unknown. No post mortem
examination was made, and it is supposed he died from heart disease,
although he had not before been known to be affected by such a
malady. Mr. Buck was probably nearly 60 years of age, and lived in
and about Bushnell for years. He was esteemed as an honest, upright
man, but his life had been marred by the hand of misfortune. He
leaves two brothers, Joseph and John, and two sisters, Mrs. Eli Brown
and one living in Chicago.

AMF noted that the 2 brothers were half brothers, from Peter Buck's 2nd marriage, and Mrs. Eli Brown was a half sister. The sister in Chicago was Hester Buck Weller.

Widow Mary L. Buck was in the 1900 census of Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, IA, living on E. State St. She was 60 and had borne 7 children, 5 of whom were living. With her were her son William H. 19, born in SD, and a 63-year-old roomer.

The marriage license of Mary to Shoemaker was dated 14 Jan 1904, followed by the marriage certificate of 17 Jan, which was witnessed by Dollie Quine and Lewis Buck, two of Mary's children living in Platte where the marriage took place.

When Robert Gordon7 Rumsey died in Nebraska in 1907, his sister Mary Buck of Platte SD came to the funeral, the only member of Robert's family who had contact with them since he left Illinois.

Following her marriage to Franklin Shoemaker, "Mary and Franklin farmed in the Portland area near [SE of] Mason City IA and they lived in Academy SD according to Ruth Buck Smith. I have a postcard from Ethel Blanche Frie to her grandma, Mrs. Rev. Frank Shoemaker, Academy, S. Dak. It was mailed from Kalamazoo on Nov. 3, 1909. Academy is northwest of Platte SD." (Family information had formerly placed the Shoemaker marriage in Tower City. See her obituary below. - JR) In the 1910 census of Platte Tp, Charles Mix Co, SD, Franklin Shoemaker was 77, Mary L. was 70, and they had been married 7 years. The number of her children was not shown.

Mrs. Franklin Shoemaker passed away at the home of her son, Lewis
Buck, on 13 October 1919. Mary Rumsey was born 27 March 1840 at
Toledo, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Henry Buck 4 October 1861.
They had seven children - three boys, four girls. After the death
of her husband in 1878 [sic], Mrs.Buck moved to Tower City, [Cass Co],
North Dakota. Then moved to Mason City, Iowa, later moving to Platte,
South Dakota, where she met and married Franklin Shoemaker on 18
January 1903. They made their home there until her death.
She leaves to morn her aged husband. Three daughters: Dollie Quine,
Platte SD, Mrs. Myrtle Frie, Kalamazoo MI, Mrs. Rose Brady, Shell Lake
WI. Her sons: William Buck, Eldora IA, Lewis Buck, Platte SD.
(obit originally from Edna Buck Wojclechowski, thru Ruth Virginia
Buck Smith, who sent a hand written copy to AMF.)

From a 1921 Platte, ND, paper, MRH copied the following obituary for Franklin:

Franklin Shumaker passed away at the home of his daugher, Mrs.
George Hockey of Douglas county, Tuesday afternoon [23 Sep - MRH].
Funeral services were held Thursday from the Christian church of
Platte, at 2pm. Burial was at Platte Cemetery.
Franklin Shumaker was born in Geneva, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1832. When 12
years of age his mother died and he was raised in the home of a
minister. He moved with them to Illinois and when about 20 years of
age he became a minister of the Church of Christ and preached during
the whole of his active manhood. Soon after entering the ministry he
married and became the father of 7 children. One son John died at the
age of 21 and one in infancy, the remaining five are still living.
Thirty-two years ago he moved with his family to SD and made his
home in Olivet [Hutchinson Co], SD and later Scotland [Bon Homme Co],
SD. His [2nd] wife died January 12, 1895. 22 years ago he came to
Charles Mix County with his daughter, Mrs. G.P.Harben, and made his
home with her for years.
In January 1904 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Buck. They
lived on a farm west of Platte for a number of years. 2 years ago
Mrs. Shumaker died, since that time Mr. Shumaker has made his home
with his children.
He leaves 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and the
following sons and daughters. Charles Shumaker, Olivet, SD, Mrs. G.P.
Harben, Moore Haven, Fla., Milton Shumaker, Alexander, SD, Mrs. Sadie
Doescher, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Geo. Hockey, Platte, SD.

MRH noted there were some discrepancies in the above. She also said that Franklin Shoemaker was in the 1870 census of Peoria Co, Ill. In 1880, in Orion Twp, Fulton Co, Ill, Franklin was 49, Lorena 42, and with them were Lillian, Sadie, Milton and Amanda. He was a farmer. [She gave the 1870 census as reference for the two older boys, John and Charles ages 9 and 7, who must have been living elsewhere in 1880.] In 1900, in the Village of Belden, Cedar County, Neb, Franklin was 55, a minister, had 6 children, 4 living. [This data was usually given only for wives, but his had died]. Only Amanda was with him at age 27. 
Rumsey, Mary L. (I10086)
 
71 Moses Nowland was a lawyer, storekeeper, and a member of the State Legislature 1865-66. His 2nd wife Elizabeth had been his housekeeper. (CWW)

In 1860, Moses Nowland was 31, a merchant in Huron, Wayne Co, with $1500 in real estate and $1000 in personal property. His wife Louisa was 23, and their three children were Ada 5, Ella 4, and Almon 11 months

The 1870 census of Huron Tp listed Moses R. Nowland as a merchant with $6000 in real estate, and $6000 in personal property which undoubtedly represented the merchandise in his store. (Perhaps some of his real estate was inherited from his father who had died two years before.) He was 42, his wife Louisa was 35, and with them were "Ida" 15, Ella 14, Almond 11 & Eliza Jane 7.

In 1880, Moses R. and Loisa Nowland were alone in the Village of New Boston, Huron Tp. He was a lawyer aged 52, Loisa was 45.

In the 1900 census of New Boston, Moses Nowland was again listed as a lawyer. He was now 72, and his new wife Elizabeth was only 21, her father born in England, her mother in Germany. They had been married 4 years and had two children; Golday who was 3, and Moses R. who was not quite 2 years old. They had two boarders - a 50 year old widower named Thomas Wells, who had come from England as a boy in 1859 and was listed as a day laborer. (Probably Elizabeth's father, though not so designated.) The other was a 15 year old Michigan boy. 
Nowland, Moses Rumsey (I10254)
 
72 Mrs. Myrtle Frie was of Kalamazoo, Mich, when her mother died in 1919.

"When Edith was 6 months old, the family moved to a farm in Kalamazoo Cty. MI and into the city of Kalamazoo when Edith was 6 years old. Mertie and Frank eventually divorced in the 1920's. Frank was killed in an accident at a railroad crossing in Comstock, Kalamazoo, MI in 12 Nov 1925.

"Mertie continued to live in Kalamazoo until 1937 when she and Edith moved to Portland OR to be near son George Odell Frie....Daughter Ethel Blanche Frie married Robert Raymond Tinkham....They were divorced before Ethel and the children moved to Portland at the same time Mertie and Edith moved to Portland. "...George and Blanche with 2 young sons moved to Portland and established the Rose City Label Co. in 1928....

"Edith Mary Frie never married. She was educated in Kalamazoo and when she arrived in Portland with her mother, she was offered a job in the Portlandschools teaching handicapped children, a job she retained until retirement. She supported her mother and later her sister and never had time for herself." (AMF)

Alfred Meade Fischer (AMF), husband of Virginia Frie, has collected and shared nearly all the data on the descendants of Henry and Mary L. (Rumsey) Buck. He reported: "I knew Myrtie and all four of her children and Edith Mary Frie, the youngest of the four, is currently living in Portland OR and we see her often... [George Odell Frie] had a notebook listing his mother's birthdate in Bushnell, her marriage to Frank Eugene Frie in Tower City, ND, and her dad's name, Henry Buck."

All the birth dates of Mertie's children were given in her sworn affidavit of Dec 1938.

E.[sic] E. Fry Killed When Train Hits His Auto at Comstock
Former Proprietor of Witwer Hotel, 60, Drives on Crossing, Failing to
See Engine Because of Rain

F. E. Fry, for seven years proprietor of the Witwer hotel, 231 East
Main street, met instant death shortly after noon Thursday when his
automobile was struck by the east-bound "Wolverine" passenger train on
the Michigan Central crossing at Comstock. Fry drove his machine
directly in front of the approaching train, it is said.
It was raining at the time and it is believed Fry's vision was
somewhat impaired. He was about 60 years old.
When the train was brought to a stop about 400 yards east of the
crossing, the automobile and the body of the driver were still on the
pilot of the engine.... (unknown paper of Tues., Nov. 17, 1925)
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Cards of Thanks
FRIE, FRANK--[thanks to friends for help and expressions of sympathy,
signed by:] Mrs. F.E.Frie, Miss Edith Frie, Mrs. Ethel Frie Tinkham.
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George O. Frie
George O. Frie, a Portland resident since 1928, died at his home
Tuesday, seven days short of his 94th birthday. No services were
scheduled, and interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. Frie was born Dec. 8, 1893 [July per his dau, Virginia Fischer],
in Page, N.D. After his arrival in Portland, he founded Rose City
Label Co., retiring from it in 1958. He was a veteran of World War I
and served in France.
Survivors include two sons, George O. Frie Jr., Portland, and Wayne
Frie, Woodland, Wash., a daughter, Virginia Fischer, Trout Lake,
Wash.; sister Edith Frie, Portland; seven grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren. 
Buck, Mertie (I10555)
 
73 Nathaniel Rumsey was in the 1810 census of Marbletown, Ulster Co, NY, heading a household which contained 1 male and 4 females under 10 (Charles, Betsey, Emilia, Dolley, ? ), and both parents 26-44, listed near his brother John. This leaves unidentified 1 girl b 1801-10.

By 1820 Nathaniel had moved to Walnut Twp, Pickaway Co, Ohio, where he had 3 males and 3 females under 10 (Nancy, Sarah, & ? , Stephen, Peter, & ? ), 1 male and 1 female 10-15 (Charles, Dolley), 3 females 16-25 (Emilia, ? , Betsey), 1 female 26-44 (Betsey). Nathaniel was 45 or over, and there was another female 45 or over, unidentified. Which leaves 1 male and 1 female unidentifed b 1811-20 who may be the unidentivied girl under 10 in 1810, and 1 fwemale b 1795-1804.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Branch Co, Mich (1888), published by Chapman Brothers, (p 567) has a biographical sketch of John Rumsey, which said his parents were Nathaniel Rumsey and Elizabeth Rider. Nathaniel died in Marion Co, Ohio, and his widow, left with thirteen children, married Benjamin Stebbins and moved to St. Joseph Co, Mich, about 1835, where she lived the remainder of her life. However, the death record of John gave his father's name as Byron, a name which does not occur in any of the earlier Rumsey records so far uncovered, though John had a grandson Byron who was killed five years before John died. John's second marriage record gave his birthplace as Marion Co, Ohio, so Nathaniel may have left Pickaway Co, Ohio, soon after he was listed there in the 1820 census.

Nathaniel Rumsey died, and his widow Elizabeth married Benjamin Stebbins 9 July 1829, in Marion Co, OH. Kris O'Dea reported finding Benjamin Stebbins in the 1830 census of Salt Rock Twp, Marion Co, OH. He was 50-59, his wife (Betsey) was 40-49, and with them were: 1 girl 15-19 (Sarah), 2 boys 10-14 (Stephen, Peter), 2 girls and 1 boy 5-9 (Nancy, Jane, John or George). She also found a deed of 15 Aug 1832, when Benjamin Stebbing and Stephen Rumsey bought land together in Marion Co. Benjamin Stebbins and Elizabeth his wife were of Marion Co, when they sold land there to James and Susannah Rhoads for
$1000, on 19 Apr 1834. This must have been about the time they moved to St. Joseph Co, Michigan. (The Branch county history said about 1835.)

Benjamin and Elizabeth were in the 1840 census of Colon, St.Joseph Co, Mich. He was in his 50s, she in her 40s. With them were: 1 male (in his 30s poss Stephen? who had perhaps left or lost his first wife by then), 2 males 15-19 (John, George), 1 female 10-14 (Jane), and 1 male 5-9 (a grandson?).

There was no probate for Nathaniel Rumsey in Marion Co, Ohio. The Branch County history said that of the 13 children Nathaniel Rumsey left, only three were living at the time of publication in 1888, and named only John. And only eleven have been subsequently identified.

The first clues as to the daughters were found in the following Stebbins deeds in St. Joseph Co, Mich. Their maiden name Rumsey appeared in marriage records, except for Betsey Schellhous, probably named for her mother.

ST.JOSEPH CO, MICH - DEEDS
13:93 - Benjamin Stebbins of Colon, from Martin G. Schellhous & wife Betsey
6 Oct 1834. Sect. 10, Town 6, Range 9
13:94 - Benjamin Stebbings of Colon, from George F. Schellhous of Colon
1 May 1835. Sect. ll, Town 6, Range 9
13:95 - Benjamin Stebbins, to Florence M. Vaughan
16 Apr 1844. Sect. 10, Town 6, Range 9
13:96 - Elizabeth Stebbins of St.Joseph Co, to Florence M. Vaughan
19 Mar 1844. Wit: Benjamin Stebbins, Nathan Mitchell, Allen Goodrich
13:97 - Benjamin Stebbins of St.Joseph Co, to Florence M. Vaughan
17 Mar 1844
13:97 - George H. Shellhouse as trustee of Elizabeth Stebbins of St.Joseph Co,
16 Apr 1844 to Florence M. Vaughan, wit: Benj.Stebbins,Nathan Mitchell

It turned out that Florence M. Vaughan above was the husband of one of the missing daughters - Jane.

In 1850 Benjamin (ae 75) and Elizabeth (66) Stebbins were in Colon Twp, with them were Henry (16) and Elizabeth Cartright (14), both from Canada. Florence and Jane Vaughan were next door. Neither Benjamin nor Elizabeth were found in the 1860 census. Benjamin's death was recorded in the Michigan index for 1867-1892. So Elizabeth died after 1850, and before 1867. 
Rumsey, Nathaniel (I5057)
 
74 On 19 Jan 1811, Richard Rumsey purchased from William Miller and his wife Lydia of Solon, Lot 27 in the town of Solon (that part which was added to Truxton 3 months later), Cortland Co, NY (LR O:165). This is the first record found of Richard, and he is presumed to be the son named Richard which Nathan3 Rumsey is said to have had, but proof is lacking. (See end of #12 for Lydia Miller as possibly mother of Richard.)

Richard Rumsey was in the 1820 census of Truxton, Cortland Co, engaged in agriculture. He and his wife were 26-44, and they had 1 male and 2 females under 10. (Wm.Miller was also there in 1820, he and his wife both over 45.)

He died before the 1830 census was taken, for in Truxton Gillen Rumsey headed a household of 1 female under 5, 2 males and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, and Gillen was in her 30s (understated).

In the 1840 census of Truxton, there was a woman aged 60-69 with Gillen's son-in-law Joshua Pratt. But this was too old for Gillen, though perhaps this was another error in age.

On 6 Dec 1848, Gillin Brown, with Dennis Rumsey and wife Lydia, sold Lot 27 in Solon, "now Truxton", to Oliver Heath (LR 14:324). From this it would appear that Gillen Rumsey, the widow of Richard, had remarried after the 1830 census. But the fact that her second husband did not join in this deed may mean that he was deceased.

Of her other children, George W. and wife Ophelia Rumsey had sold land in Cortland Co in 1845. David Martin and wife Lydia of Truxton, Joshua S. Pratt and wife Amy, and Jotham Childs and wife Phebe, sold their shares in Lot 27 to Dennis Rumsey 16 Nov 1847. Luther Rumsey and Jotham Childs purchased land in Lot 26 from Joshua S. Pratt, on 6 Dec 1848, the same date Gillin Brown and Dennis Rumsey sold Lot 27 (above).

Luther was the only member of the family found in Truxton in the 1850 census. Dennis had recorded the birth of his son there in May 1849. Gillen was listed as "Helen Rumsey" in the 1850 census of Waukegan, Lake Co, Ill, aged 70 born Mass, with Joshua and Amy Pratt.

Gillen/Gellin/Gillan/Jullen Brown is next found in Fond du Lac Co, Wis where, on 25 Jan 1851, Gillin Brown received from A. B. Bowen and his wife Mary Ann, all of Fond du Lac Co, a deed to the W1/2 SW1/4 of Section 28, Town 13 [Auburn], Range 19. (LR N:525). A Certificate for U.S. Military Bounty Land, on Warrant #63535, in the name of Harlow Humphrey, "has been located by Mrs. Gillan Brown" in Auburn, NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 34, dated 11 July 1853; and she was of Fond du Lac Co when she sold this in Nov 1855 to Michael Moran and wife Catherine (LR 14:607 rec 1858; 11;629 rec 1857). Finally, "I Gillin Rumsey" satisfied a mortgage given by Joshua Pratt in 1850 to Enoch B. Lawrence, 11 Oct 8,1858. Witnesses were L.H. Rumsey and Julia C. Pratt (Mort. l:286).

In 1860, Jullen Brown aged 71, "Laborer" (!), was living with the family of J.S. and Amy Pratt in the 1860 census of Auburn, Fond du Lac Co, Wis.

There is a family tradition, as reported by Sadie Brye (dau of #228-3) to Bernard Rumsey (#228-18) in 1958: "Julin Rumsey and Mr. Rumsey (his first name not known) came from the 'Isle of Man' [!] to Courtland Co, New York, place unknown. They had the following children: George, Lydia, Amy, Phoebe, Luther and Dennis. They left N.Y. and came to Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin, and after that Lydia, Phoebe, Amy and Luther all settled in Meeker Co, Minn. Litchfield is the County Seat. Dennis visited them a number of times but they are all dead there now."

(The 1880 and 1900 census for the three youngest children are no help in establishing the birthplace of Richard. With both Luther and Dennis in 1880, the space was left blank. Phebe, in both 1880 and 1900, gave Mass. for both her father and her mother.) 
Rumsey, Richard (I5331)
 
75 On 24 Feb 1848, Watey Rumsey gave a life lease to John Rumsey, relinquishing her interest in 53 acres deeded to her by John Hoffstatter (#61-2), to allow John and his wife Saloma to live there as long as they lived, (LR OS-22:103, l04). As Watey Bristol, she sold 12 acres in Lot 8, Section 2, New London, on 4 March 1851, (LR 1:478).

Amos and Watey Bristol were in the 1850 census of New London, Huron Co, OH. He was 26, her age given as 27, four years younger than her birth date as reported in her obituary and on her gravestone. It was Watey who owned the real estate, valued at $1000. Her widowed mother, Salomy Rumsey, was with them.

Amos and Watey did not stay together long. For in 1860, Waitey Bristol and her 10 year old son John were in the census of New London. She was 35, without property. Frank W. Rumsey said: "I can well remember the old lady, as over the years I saw quite a lot of her when I was a boy, also her son John and Clara his wife."

Amos Bristol was in Fawn River, St.Joseph Co, Mich in 1860, with a wife named Eliza who was 26 to his 36 years. He had $800 in real estate and $300 in personal property, with no occupation specified. They were living with farmer Jacob Hartman from Pennsylvania, who was 44.

In 1870, Waty Bristol was "45" and living alone in New London. She had $2000 and $150 in real and personal property.

In 1880 Watey Bristol was still alone in New London Tp, her age given as 57, divorced.

In the 1900 census of New London Tp, John H. Bristol was 49 and a farmer, though FWR said he was a reporter. His wife Clara J. was 46, both her parents from Virginia. They had been married 7 years. With them was his mother, Watey B. Bristol, a widow who had had but the one child.

Watey Bristol died a widow at the age of 83 in 1902, according to her death record. Her obituary, which FWR showed me, called her Watey B. Rumsey. 
Rumsey, Watey B. (I5912)
 
76 Richard D.Hansen (RDH) of Salt Lake City reported in Apr 1994, about the name of Michael Nowland's wife: "His will lists her as Mary. The Deaths of Wayne Co., MI. lists the father [parents?] of William as Michael and Elizabeth. This is all I know." DBRX called her Mary Elizabeth.

Mrs. Cecil W. (Nancy) Warner of Ann Arbor, Mich (CWW) was the major source of information for the above in 1975. SMH added more data 1991. The approximate birth dates were determined from ages in census records, and approximate dates of marriages from the age of the eldest child at home, or the number of years married in the 1900 census, unless dates were supplied by correspondents.

CWW gave the names in the following sequence: Thomas, Andrew, Michael, Henry, Hiram, William, George, Moses, Hamilton*, Ellis, Elizabeth, Jane, infant, Harriet, John, David*, Frank*, Mary Ann, Nathaniel, Mahalia.

I suspect the three starred were, instead, the sons of Michael, found with him in census records, so not included above. But Hamilton was said to have gone to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he owned and operated a pharmaceutical company, instead of living in Charlevoix Co, Mich, where the son of Michael was found.

In the 1820 census of Fayette Tp, Seneca Co, NY, William Nowland headed a household of 5 males and 2 females under 10. His wife was 16-25, and he 26-44.

James S. Rumsey of Wilmington, Dela, reported from his family records that William Nowland sold his farm at Bluffs Point (in Jerusalem Tp, as per other deeds), Yates Co, NY, to his brother-in-law David Rumsey in 1828. The scanty notes I took on land records in Yates Co many years ago do not have such a deed in David's name, and other deeds show David still in Fayette, Seneca Co as late as 1831. However, he was in the 1835 census of Jerusalem, Yates Co, so he may have purchased William Nowland's farm in the early 1830s. William Nowland is not indexed in the 1830 census of New York or Michigan.

William was said to have worked on the Erie Canal with his brother Andrew before moving west to Michigan. (CWW)

In the 1840 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich., William Nowland's household consisted of 1 female under 5 (Harriet), 2 males and 1 female 5-9 (Nathaniel, Ellis, Jane), 2 males and 1 female 10-14 (Moses, George, & ?), 3 males 16-19 (Hiram, Henry, & ? ), 1 male and 1 female 20-29 (William, Mahala or Elizabeth), and 1 male and 1 female 50-59. On the next line was listed Andrew Nowland, followed by John Nowland and his wife who were 20-29.

In the 1850 census of Huron Tp, William Nowland Sr. headed the household at age 66, born in Pennsylvania. He was a farmer with $1200 in real estate. With him were William "J." 29, George 24 and Moses 23, all born in NY, Harriet 13 born in Mich, and Nancy 17 born in NY, the latter being the wife of William Jr though not so designated. Thomas and his family were next door.

There was a Mary Ann Nowland, aged 14, in the 1850 census of Brownstown, who was probably the Mary Ann reported by CWW as a daughter of William and Elizabeth Nowland. She was living with Simon and Elizabeth ( ) Rumsey (#81), first cousin of Elizabeth (Rumsey) Nowland, who had also come from Fayette, Seneca Co, NY. DBRX said "Mary Ann" marriede Joses Rice.

William was living alone at the age of 70, in the 1860 census of Brownstown Tp, which borders Huron Tp in Wayne Co, employed as a lighthouse keeper. Next door to him was his son George. He owned $3000 in real estate and $600 in personal property.

(In 1900, New Boston, Huron Tp, Wayne Co, there was a widow Sabina Nowland aged 36, born in Michigan in Dec 1863, who had two children living. The only person with her was her widowed father, William Shick aged 70, born in New York. I have been unable to discover, through census records, the name of her Nowland husband since she would not have been married in 1880.)

(Also in New Boston in 1900, was a 71 year old widow, Levina Nowland, who had had no children so may have been a 2nd or 3rd wife of an unidentified Nowland. She was born in NY in March 1829, and her parents had come from Vermont and Conn.) 
Nowland, William (I5398)
 
77 Robert G. Rumsey was 4 months old in the census taken November 1850, Cass Tp, Fulton Co, Ill. In the 1860 census of Lee Tp, Fulton Co, he was 11, and in 1870 was 20. He gave his age as 28 on his marriage certificate in December 1879, which is one year off. The birth given in the 1900 census as May 1852 was two years short of his age. And the date of 16 May 1853 was shown on the family group sheet sent by Mrs. Dorothy Gordon (DG), the year probably taken from the copy of the census she saw, though presumably the day and month are correct. This sheet gave his birthplace as Bushnell, McDonough Co, just across the town and county line from Lee Tp, Fulton Co, where the Rumseys lived a little later. However, they were in Cass Co in the 1850 census, so Robert was probably born there.

In 1860, before Ocie Sexton was born, Thomas and Jane Sexton were in Lee Tp, Fulton Co. Among their seven children was Allen aged 7, later known as Wiley A. The only member of the family spotted in either Lee or Bushnell in 1870 was Emma who was 1 in 1860 and 10 in 1870, with Allen and Jennie Sparks. Ocie was not found in 1870. Mrs. Gordon reported that Ocie Ann was in Harris Tp at age 9, working for Robert & Anna Kays. (Marjorie R.Bordner ed.- Fulton Co.Heritage [1985])

Mrs. Dorothy Gordon wrote me in Sept 1983: "Robert G. Rumsey and my grandfather Wiley Sexton [Allen W., brother of Ocie Ann] left Fulton Co, Illinois, together to find work. They left from Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois. My grandmother and [her] little girl (age 15 months) [so this must have been about 1878 - JR] stayed with her parents in Bushnell. The men found work on the Burlington Northwestern Railroad at Friend, Nebr. which was the end of the line at that time as it was extending West. They then sent for my grandmother and baby and she went from Bushnell to Friend, Nebr. and she was accompanied by Wiley's sister Ocie Sexton. Ocie was the youngest of 11 Sexton children, she was quite small when orphaned. Later, Ocie Ann Sexton and Robert G. Rumsey married. Wiley Sexton and Robert G. Rumsey took out homesteads in Holt County Nebr. near the now defunct town of Dustin, Nebr. The Rumseys had 11 children. [She listed only 10.] Robert G. tried farming and then ran a ferry on the Niobrara river (as we hear his father before him did on the Mississippi - but this is only hearsay and where it took place is unknown to the family.)

"I was related to Mrs. Robert Rumsey by blood. My father, son of Wiley Sexton, grew up with his cousins, the Rumsey family. After WW I my father turned to farming in S.D. and there was only letter contact except for a few visits by some of the Rumseys. Then in 1948 Robert G. Rumsey's youngest son Andrew Jackson Rumsey and his family moved to Hot Springs [S.D.]. He and his wife live here yet, one daughter lives 30 miles away...

"His oldest sister, I am doing this from memory - I think it was Mary, [she was the next to oldest - JR], came to Robert G.'s funeral. At that time she lived in S.D. but I have not found her in the census at all so maybe they moved on. It seems that Robert G. left Illinois in rather a huff under the impression that he had been cheated out of something that belonged to his parents, family ties were pretty well cut and the only time any of the Robert G. Rumsey branch of the family saw any of their Rumsey kin was when this one sister came to the funeral."

The marriage certificate of R. G. Rumsey and Ocie Sexton, a copy of which DG sent me, gave his age as 28, Ocie's as 18, and named the parents of each. Her brother A. W. Sexton (grandfather of DG) was one of the witnesses; others were C. B. Wilkins and L. M. Scott.

In the 1880 census of "N" Precinct, Seward Co, Neb, there were three families living together. First were Henry C. and Martha E. Wilson, both 33, and their 8 month old son. Next were Allen W. and Cora Sexton, aged 27 and 24, and their two dauughters Bessie 3 years and May one month old. Third were Robert G. and Ocie Rumsey, aged 27 and 18, and their month old daughter Minnie.

In 1900 Robert G. Rumsey was in Dustin Tp, Holt Co, Neb, a farmer aged 48. Ocie A. was 38, and they had been married 21 years. One of their nine children had died, the rest were all still at home - Minnie 20, Zoa I. 18, Charles L. 15, Jessie J. 12, Louis A. 8, Oscar A. 6, Rossie R. 4, and Elmer L. 1 year old. (Andrew J. was not yet born.) There are discrepancies between the film copy and the copy in Lincoln, Neb, used by DG, in her typed version. The film has for Robert: his birth 1852 in Ohio, and birthplaces of his parents as
"Unknown." DG's copy has Robert's birth as 1853 in Illinois, and his parents in NY - these places being the correct ones. For Ocie, the film has her birthplace correctly as Illinois, her parents' as Ohio. DG's version had her father born in Virginia, her mother in Washington, DC.

On 24 May 1905, Robert G. Rumsey received a Government Patent, "pursuant to the Act of Congress approved the 20th of May, 1862. To secure Homesteads to actual Settlers on the Public Domain, and the acts supplemental thereto." It was located in Holt County, Neb, described as the "North west quarter of Section ten in Township thirty three North of Range fourteen West of the sixth Principal Meridian in Nebraska, containing one hundred and sixty acres" , (rec. Vol 11:34). The map from a 1904 Atlas (xerox provided by DG) shows this to be two sections south and one east of the Sexton farm on which is located the cemetery where Sextons and Rumseys are buried. DG was told in the County Court House at O'Neil, that the Rumseys lost their homestead, and after Robert's death Ocie Ann bought it back. But on the map it is listed in the name of O.A. Rumsey, so it was apparently in her name before Robert's death in 1907.

Recollections of Vesta Adams, whose family had purchased the Sexton farm on which the cemetery is located, tell that: "In 1918 came the flu epidemic. We had a beautiful, warm fall, and then the sickness. Jess Rumsey was buried on a beautiful Sunday in early October. There was no public gathering for his funeral--just a few men met and dug his grave in the Sexton Cemetery, then they brought his body in a Model T Ford truck. Only two memebers of his family were able to come, and his brother Oscar asked Father to say a prayer, and then the grave was closed. Another brother, Ross, was buried about a week later." (Before Today - A history of Holt County, Nebraska. Centennial Edition, by Nelly Snyder Yost (1976), p.437 - copied by DG)

Ocie's parents were named again on her death certificate, giving both of their birthplaces as Illinois. Ocie's birthplace in Illinois did not specify where. Ocie always claimed to have been born in Bushnell, McDonough Co, but there is a good chance she was born in neighboring Lee Tp, Fulton Co, where the Sextons had their home in 1860, the year before Ocie was born. After her parents died, she was raised by relatives in McDonough Co. Ocie was blind for several years before she died, but for the last 14 years of her life was well cared for by her daughter Zoa in California. She was mentally alert until the day she died. (DG) 
Rumsey, Robert Gordon (I10093)
 
78 Samuel and Eunice (Osborn) Hawkins were early settlers in Mount Hope (COR). His will was dated 25 July 1820 and probated 5 Dec 1822, in which he mentioned his daughter Mary, wife of Ebenezer Rumsey (PR G:60).

In the 1820 census of Wallkill, Orange Co, Ebenezer Rumsey was engaged in Manufacturing and Trade. His household had 3 males under 10 (Nathan, Samuel and ? ), his wife under 26, and he 26-44. Shelford believed this Ebenezer was a son of Nathan3 and Lydia Rumsey. I have found no proof, but the name of his first son is significant, as is the name of his second son for the maternal grandfather.

Ebenezer Rumsey purchased land 12 Dec 1826 from James R. Mapes and his wife Elizabeth of Sullivan Co, NY. This may have been the farm in Mount Hope mentioned in Ebenezer's will. (In 1825 the town of Calhoun had been formed from Wallkill, and was renamed Mount Hope in 1833.)

In 1830 Ebenezer was in Calhoun. He had 1 male under 5 (Ebenezer), 2 females 5-9 (Mary Jane, Parmelia), 1 male 10-14 (Benjamin), 2 males 15-19 (Samuel, Nathan), 1 female 30-39 and 1 male 40-49.

In Mount Hope in 1840, Ebenezer Rumsey had 1 male and 1 female under 5 (Charles & ? ), 1 female 5-9 ( ? ), 1 male and 1 female 10-14 (Ebenezer, Mary Jane), 1 female 30-39 and 1 male 40-49. Parmelia, who seems to be missing, would have been 15-19.

The will of Ebenezer Rumsey of Mount Hope township was dated 24 June 1850 and probated 29 Aug 1850. He bequeathed to his widow Mary her dower right in the farm, all the household furniture, and two cows. To his sons Nathan and Samuel H., and to his daughters Permelia Rumsey and Mary Jane Rumsey, he gave $100 apiece. His son Charles to receive his $100 when he reached the age of 21. He gave his farm of 57 acres in the town of Mount Hope to his sons Ebenezer and Charles. As executors, he appointed his friends Joshua Corwin Jr. and Seth Mapes. The witnesses were Stephen S. Mapes and Ernestus Swezy, both of Mount Hope. (PR Wills Q:267)

In the administration of his estate, John C. McConnell of Goshen was appointed guardian for Charles on 8 July 1850. The heirs were listed as the widow Mary Rumsey, Parmelia Rumsey and Ebenezer Rumsey of Mount Hope, Nathan Rumsey and Mary Jane Rumsey of the town of Campbell, Steuben Co, NY, Samuel H. Rumsey of the town of Victor, Ontario Co, NY, Benjamin Rumsey of the town of Chemung, Walworth Co [should be McHenry Co], Illinois. Citations were served on Mary Jane and Nathan by Daniel Ogden of the town of Erwin, Steuben Co, NY. (PR Letters Test. B:329)

The 1850 census is very confusing. Heading a household in Mt. Hope, Mary Rumsey was 55, a widow with $1750 in real estate. With her were Parmelia 27, Ebenr 22 and Cha 17, both with "no" occupation.

Next door was a household headed by Ebeneser Rumsey who was 66 and a farmer, but no real estate shown for him. Following him was John Newkirk 26, Polly Shoomaker 18, Henry Newkirk 18, and four Pelton boys between the ages of 8 and 14. No relationship of these to the Rumseys has been found.

I believe this enumeration of Ebenezer to be in error. The census was taken 13 September, but was supposed to be as of 1 June. Ebenezer had been alive in June but had died before the census taker got around to his farm. So he probably listed Mary and her children, then discovered that her husband had
been alive on 1 June so added him on the next line. But the next dwelling number was placed on that line instead of the line below for John Newkirk.

In the 1855 State census of Mt.Hope, widow Mary Rumsey was 60, a land owner. With her were Pamelia "25", Ebenezar "24" and Charles 22, both farmers, their frame house valued at $400. John and Pauline Newkirk were next door.

In Mt. Hope in 1860, Mary Rumsey was a farmer aged 65, and had $2000 in real estate and $1000 in personal property. Ebenezer and Charles were still at home, their ages given as 25 and 21 (!). Parmelia was missing. In the same household were John and Pauline Newkirk and two children. There was also a
domestic servant.

In the state census of 1865, in Mt. Hope, widow "Mary Hawkins Rumsey" was 70. Still with her were sons Ebenezer 37 and Charles 22, farmers, and daughters-in-law Elizabeth 19 and Caroline 17.

The widow Mary Rumsey left no will. Letters of Administration were granted to her son Ebenezer Rumsey 23 Oct 1865. Her heirs were: sons Ebenezer and Charles Rumsey of Mount Hope, Nathan Rumsey of Steuben Co, Samuel Rumsey of Chemung Co, Benjamin Rumsey of Illinois or Iowa; and daughter Mary Jane Cady of Steuben Co, NY (PR Admn K:277) 
Rumsey, Ebenezer (I5330)
 
79 Samuel G. Lewis was in the 1810 census of Goshen, Orange Co, NY. He and his wife were both under 26, and they had 2 boys and 1 girl under 10. This appears to include the infant Henry.

Samuel was not found in Orange Co in 1820. But there was a Samuel G. Lewis in the town of Sweden, Genesee Co (later Monroe Co), he and his wife 26-44, but with no children. If this is the same, perhaps they left their children in Goshen with relatives, and returned before 1830.

In 1830 Samuel Lewis of Goshen was in his 50s, his wife in her 40s (though both born the same year), and they had 1 male and 1 female under 5 (Oliver? & ? ), 1 female 5-9 (Charlotte), 1 female 10-14 (Mary), 1 male 15-19 (Henry), 1 female 20-29 (Ethelinda), and another female 40-49. (This omits Samuel.)

Samuel G. Lewis has not been found in Goshen in 1840 or 1850.

In the 1st Election District of Goshen in 1855, Phineas and Charlotte Rumsey had her parents and sister with them. Samuel Lewis was 65, Mary was 64 and Julia 23. There was also a Henry Lewis 13, nephew of Samuel Lewis.

In 1860 Samuel and Mary Lewis were in Goshen, both aged 73. Samuel was a farmer with $18,000 in real estate and $3,000 in personal property. With them was their daughter Charlotte Y. aged 34 and five children, all dittoed as Youngs instead of Rumsey. (Phineas Rumsey, had died in 1855.) They were followed by a domestic servant and three farm laborers, all Irish.

In Goshen in the 1865 state census, Samuel and Mary Lewis still had Charlotte and her children with them, but this time properly named as Rumsey. Mary Lewis had born 8 children. Both she and Samuel were 78, born in Orange Co, and had been married but once.

In 1870 Samuel and Mary Lewis of Goshen were both 84. Samuel was a retired farmer, and had $5500 in real estate. The Rumsey family were still with them. Samuel died in 1872, and "Maria" Youngs, a widow aged 72, was boarding with her son Oliver in the 1880 census of Geneseo, Henry Co, Ill. 
Lewis, Samuel Gale (I5741)
 
80 The 1840 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich, listed Michael Nowland with a household of 1 male under 5, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29.

In the 1850 census of Huron Tp, Michael Nowland was 34, a farmer with $800 in real estate. His wife Sarah Ann was 32, and they had Russell F. 10, David R. 8, Henry L. 5, and George D. 3.

In 1860 in Huron, Michael Nowland was 44 and had $1200 in real estate and $800 in personal property. He was a farmer. His wife Sarah was 42, and with them were Russell 20, David 18, Henry 15, George 13, Hamilton 7, Franklin 4 and Lucy 1 year old. (DBRX gives a Michael b 9 May 1857, d 9 Aug 1861, but not in the 1860 census. Could this be the same as Franklin, also given by DBRX?)

In the 1870 census of Marion Tp, Charlevoix Co, Mich, Michael Nowland was a farmer with $1000 in real estate and $150 in personal property. He was 48, his wife Sarah was 45. With them were George 22 and Hamilton 17, farm laborers, Lucy 11 and Mary 8. His son Russell was next door, listed between his uncles Andrew and Thomas Nowland.

Russell was 28, a farmer with $600 and $100 in property. His wife Josephine was 25, and the children were Levirta 8 and Frank 4 Nowland. Levirta was really a Hawkins, Josephine's child by her previous marriage.

Henry Nowland, 25, was alone in Eveline Tp, Charlevoix Co, a farmer who had $500 in land.

In 1880, Michael and Sarah A. were again in Marion Tp, at the ages of 64 and 62. Only Hamilton W. 27 (works on farm), and Mary D. 18 (doing housework) were with them.

Their son Henry and his wife "Kite" were 36 and 22, in Eveline Tp, Charlevoix Co, and had a son John who was 9 months old, and a cousin George Potter 12, whose parents were born in Vermont and Ohio, so was probably related to Kite whose mother was born in Ohio. Their son George was living in the village of Charlevoix, Charlevoix Co, on a "Street not yet named", where he was a laborer aged 30. His wife Rose was 25, and they had George 5, Minnie P. 3 and Archy M. 1 year old.

Russell Nowland was in Eveline Tp, a "Salor" aged 40. His wife was called Josephene Hawkins and was 37. Dittoed as "Hawkins" were both Eva aged 18 (Levirta "Nowland" of l870), and Michael 13 ("Frank" Nowland of 1870).

In 1900, Michael Nowland, a widower aged 84, was living with his son Hamilton in Marion Tp. Hamilton was 47, his wife Annie B. 27, and they had been married 9 years. The children in the household were Ida, Rosa and Lelah (Annie's children), and Marion, Libby, Mabel and Kate (children by his 1st wife).

Widower Henry was 55 and had his two children with him in Eveline Tp, Charlevoix Co, listed as John 20 and Ethel 16.

George was in Charlevoix Village, a widower at the age of 51. With him were Minnie 23, James 18, Myrtle 17, Raymond 13, Blanch 8, Vera 6 and Clare 4. His daughter Myrtle was also listed with Henry and Sarah H. Blackman as "niece", perhaps related to her mother Rose, in Garfield Tp, Grand Traverse Co, Mich.

George's son Archie was also in Charlevoix with his wife Katie, both 21 years old. He was a day laborer, had been married 2 years, and their daughter Helen was 9 months old. 
Nowland, Michael Dallas (I10233)
 
81 The birthplace of Jeremiah Rumsey was reported to be Blooming Grove, which was formed from Cornwall in 1779, seven years after his birth. The town of Cheescocks was formed from Cornwall at the same time, and later renamed Monroe. In the 1800 census, Jeremiah Rumsey was enumerated in Cheesecocks, heading a household of 4 males under 10, 1 female 16-24 and 1 male 25-44.

In Monroe in 1810, his family consisted of 4 males and 1 female under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 female 16-15 (servant?), and both parents who were 26-44. He was listed in Monroe in 1820, with 4 males and 1 female under 10, 3 males and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 16-18 and 1 male 19-25, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44 (his 2nd wife), and Jeremiah himself over 45. Four members of the household were engaged in agriculture, one in manufacturing and trade. He was again in Monroe in 1830, heading a household of 2 males and 1 female 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 40-49 (his 3rd wife), and 1 male 50-59.

In the intermediate state census of 1835, Jeremiah Rumsey was in Monroe. His household had 3 males, of whom two were subject to militia duty, one was entitled to vote, and one had been born during the past year. Of the 3 females, one was married and under 45, and one was under 16. One female had died during the past year (his 3rd wife). He was not indexed in 1840.

Jeremiah was a farmer and a blacksmith (SNY). His farm was near Hazard's Pond, now called Cromwell Lake, in that part of Monroe township which became Woodbury township, near Highland Mills where he was buried. "Mrs. McWhorter, town historian of Woodbury, Orange Co, says that Rumsey Pond...was named for Jeremiah Rumsey who lived at the lake, whose name was changed to Cromwell Lake...used for their water supply. The Rumseys had a blacksmith shop." (FMR) It appears as Hazard Pond in Monroe in French's 1860 N.Y. Gazetteer. Also in the 1875 Orange Co atlas, which shows O.Cromwell hotel at the outlet.

In the 1850 census, Jeremiah Rumsey was living alone in Monroe at the age of 78, a farmer with real estate valued at $5,000. Next door were the Ostranders and the Benjamin Earls. Near by was his son "Celah" Rumsey. In 1855 in the 2nd Election District of Monroe, Jeremiah was 83 and a land owner, a lifelong resident of Monroe, boarding with Luke and Hannah Rose, a young couple who had lived in Monroe only three years. Next door was Selah H.

In the 2nd Election District of Monroe in 1860, Jeremiah was 88 and owned $4500 in real estate. He was listed with farmer William Smith aged 48 and his wife Frances A. 47, no known relationship, and their six children. His son Selah H. Rumsey was next door.

Jeremiah Rumsey of Monroe was 86 when he wrote his will 4 Sep 1858, probated 7 Dec 1861. He left $100 to each of the following sons: Benjamin E., Samuel D., Selah H., Joshua L., Jeremiah K., Alfred T., Isaac J., Courtland F., and Warren S. Rumsey. To his daughter Rosetta Jane Jadwin he left $70. To his son Rensselaer Rumsey and to his daughter Jerusha Ostrander he left $50 apiece. His sons James A. and George W. Rumsey were to receive only #10 each. (These last four were children by his second wife.) All the real and personal estate was left to Archibald Campbell and Alfred T. Rumsey as his executors, for payment of debts and legacies. Then, to the first group of sons he left all the residue of his estate to be equally divided among them, and if any of them has a claim it shall be paid out of his share. The witnesses were William H. and Peter Earl, both of Highland Mills. (PR Wills Z:690)

S. W. Fuller was appointed guardian for Adaline, Mary E., Jerome, Charles E. and Obed Ostrander, all of Monroe, obviously the children of Jerusha who had died in 1860 after the will was written.

Citations were served on [the children of eldest son Benjamin who also died in 1860]: Schuyler Rumsey, John Rumsey, Elizabeth Rumsey, Rachel Terry, Bradford Rumsey, Jared Rumsey and Antoinette Rumsey, all of Enfield, NY. Also served were Samuel D., Selah H. and Cortland F. Rumsey, and Susan M. Cole [eldest dau of Jerusha Ostrander], all of Monroe; Joshua L., Jeremiah K., Isaac J., James A. and Rensalaer Rumsey, all of Van Etten; Jane Jadwin of Elmira; George Rumsey of Erin; Warren S. Rumsey of Chester. The citation was served on Warren by leaving a copy with his daughter. Bennett S. Rumsey of Monroe [son of Selah] served the papers on those living in Chemung and Tompkins counties, in the towns of Enfield, Van Etten, Elmira and Erin. The witness Peter Earl had left for South America in July 1861, and had not been heard from since.

The death notice in the 31 July 1861 issue of The Whig Press of Middletown, Orange Co, gave the date of Jeremiah's death as 20 July, (p.113 of abstracts published 1978 by George & Virginia Gardner), mentioning that his son was A. T. Rumsey. The gravestone for Jeremiah and Fannie at the back of the church in cemetery of the Highlands, as sent by Mrs. Nozell in 1961, is wrong for the date of Fannie's birth, perhaps a copying error. And the slight difference in the day (30th) of Jeremiah's death, as against the day (28th) in his probate, would not be unusual. The stone was erected by Fannie's son, Rev. G.W.Rumsey.

The bible (published 1857) from which the births of all the children were taken, as well as the births of Jeremiah and his first two wives, may have belonged originally to Fannie's son James A. Rumsey, for it continues with his family. The earlier generation was obviously copied from a previous record. 
Rumsey, Jeremiah (I5059)
 
82 The births of the first two children were given in the Fayette Centennial Historical Sketch (CHF), as well as that of John, son of David5. The 1810 census of Fayette, Seneca Co, listed John Rumsey Junr with a household of 3 males under 10, and 1 male and 1 female 26-44. (Seneca Co had been formed from Cayuga Co in 1803. The earlier deeds of Cayuga Co have not been checked.)

On 14 Dec 1816, John Rumsey Jr and his wife Sally of Fayette, Seneca Co, sold land in the Village of Ovid to Shadrack N. Knapp (LR L:141). On the same day, Shadrick N. and Jerusha Knapp of Middlesex Tp, Ontario Co, sold land there to John Rumsey of Fayette, Seneca Co (LR 35:463, rec 16 May 1820). (Yates Co was formed 1823, from Ontario and Steuben counties. Middlesex, in Ontario or Yates Co, eventually became Jerusalem, Yates Co, between 1825-30.) (See deed below, recorded in Yates Co 1825, perhaps dated 1815?.)

The same land in Middlesex, Ontario Co, was involved in a deed of 4 Nov 1817, with John Rumsey Jr of Middlesex, Ontario Co, and (his brother-in-law) Andrew Nowland of Benton Tp (later in Yates Co), described as that which had been conveyed 10 March 1809 by Abraham Lane to Shadruck N. Knapp (LR 29;205). The following year, John Rumsey and his wife Sally of Middlesex, sold land there to Jonathan Willson, 27 Jan 1818 (LR 32:307).

A Yates Co deed recorded 1 June 1825, dated 22 Nov (year copied as 1825! perhaps it should have been read as 1815?), gave the residence of John Rumsey Jr still as Fayette, when he purchased of Potter & Potter, land in Middlesex, Ontario Co (LR 1:516). (There has been no opportunity to check this.)

John Rumsey was listed in the 1820 census of Middlesex Tp, Ontario Co, as having 3 males and 1 female under 10 (Peter, John, Andrew ?, & Watey), 2 males 10-15 (Timothy, George), his wife 26-44, and John over 45.

The 1825 state census of Middlesex, Yates Co, showed John Rumsey heading a household consisting of 6 males, two of whom were subject to militia duty (between the ages of 18-45), and one who was eligible to vote; 2 females, one of whom was married, and one who was under 16. George and his father would be the males of military age, and the others were probably Timothy, John, Peter and Elisha. John had 4 acres of improved land, 8 neat cattle, 1 cow, 4 hogs, and they had produced 15 yards of "fulled cloth manufactured in the domestic way, in the same family, during the preceding year."

A Yates Co deed of 15 June 1825 called him John Rumsey "Sen" of Middlesex Tp when, with his wife Sally, he sold land to Hezekiah Roberts of Penn Yan (LR 2:2). This suggests that his son John may have been living at that time and in Middlesex, though he was probably under 15. His younger brothers David and Thomas, each with a son John, did not arrive until 1828. John Rumsey was among those who received a payment from his father's Seneca Co estate in 1829.

In 1830 John Rumsey was in Jerusalem Tp, Yates Co, where he had 1 male and 1 female 10-14 (Peter, Watey), (there was no boy under 10 to account for Elisha, raising doubts that he belongs in the family), 1 female 20-29 (probably domestic help), his wife in her 50s, and John in his 60s. George had his own household, but the others have not been found.

The John Rumsey listed in Jerusalem in the 1835 census was not this John, but David's son. But this John was still of Yates Co when, for $450, he purchased from Jacob Ackwright and his wife Ratchel [sic], 66 acres in New London Tp, Huron Co, Ohio, which he mortgaged to Ackwright 27 May 1835, with Peter Kinsley JP and David Rumsey Jr as witnesses, (Huron Co LR OS-10:285; OS-9:521).

According to Watey's obituary, she had told of her family starting out from Yates Co on 10 May 1835 with a team of horses and a team of oxen, reaching New London, Huron Co, Ohio on 2 June 1835.

In the 1840 census of New London, Huron Co, John Rumsey and his wife were listed as both being in their 60s. Only Watey was still with them, in her 20s. Elisha might have been with his brother George. On 24 Feb 1848 Watey Rumsey gave a life lease to John Rumsey, relinquishing her interest in 53 acres deeded to her by John Hoffstatter. John Rumsey was to live there as a home, and she was to "give said John Rumsey and Saloma Rumsey wife of said John a life lease for his life", and to Saloma after his death. (LR OS-22:103,104)

John Rumsey died within six months of this lease, and Saloma may have died early in 1851, the year on her gravestone. For on 4 March 1851, Watey Bristol sold to Ambrose Ketchum Lot 8, Section 2 in New London, consisting of 12 acres deeded to her on 24 Feb 1848 by John Hofstatter (LR 1:476). He was probably the John Hofstatter who married her cousin Mary6 Rumsey (#61-2).

There are three uniform stones in the small Prosser cemetery in New London Tp, on Route 60 at Prospect Road, for John Rumsey 1770-1848, Saloma Rumsey 1779-1851, and Watey Bristol 1819-1902. There is an older single stone for John Rumsey, saying he died Sept. 1, 1848 Aged 78 Yrs.

The names of John Rumsey's children were listed in family records of James S. Rumsey (JSR), a descendant of John's brother David. No dates of birth or death, and no marriages, were given to help identify them. From the above it is obvious that Watey was John's daughter. The descendants of John or David (there are many records of the latter) who stayed in Huron Co were those of John's son George P. Frank W. Rumsey (#60-72), who took me to the Prosser Cemetery, was sure that Watey Bristol was a sister of his grandfather George, and that the rest of the Rumseys in the county, most of whom settled around Fitchville, were more distant cousins.

My reason for identifying the above Timothy as John's son Timothy, is the similarity of names among his children, which included Watsey, Andrew and Sally. The connection with Peter Rumsey who married Charlotte McClung is through family records that claim he was born in Seneca Co, NY. As for Elisha, there is little evidence to connect him with John except that John was said to have had a son Elisha. But there is considerably more doubt about placing him here than about the other two.

The History and Directory of Yates County, by Stafford C. Cleveland, has an Isaiah Youngs from Sussex Co, NJ, where he married Mary Haggerty. They settled in the town of Milo, Yates Co, about 1802. He died 1829 aged 80, so was born about 1749; she died 1833 aged 82, so born about 1751. Their children were: Elizabeth, who died unmarried in 1811 aged 34, so born about 1777 (a contemporary of Saloma Young), Nancy, Experience and Temperance (twins), Stephen (unmarried), Peter who married Hannah Green of Milo and had George N., Peter and Waity, and George who also had children (p.692). Note the names Peter, George and Waity, which correspond with the names of Saloma's children. This is the only suggestion of any possible connection of Saloma with this family. 
Rumsey, John (I5382)
 
83 The family of Simon and Mary Pruyn was listed in the 1850 census of Brownstown Tp, Wayne Co, Mich, and included Abraham who was 22, a ship carpenter like his father. They had come from Canada to Ohio some time betwee 1838 and 1841, judging by the birthplaces of the children.

Abraham "Pruine" was still in Brownstown in 1860, now a fisherman who owned no real estate and but $100 in personal property. He was 31, his wife Harriett was 23, and their two children were Charles 4 years, and Mary 4 months old. 
Pruyn, Abraham Steel (I10263)
 
84 The father of Henry Youngs died when he was only two years old, and his mother died two years later. He inherited his father's homestead in Goshen where his children were born. He enlisted 2 May 1780 in the 5th regiment Orange Gounty Militia when he was 15. ("Doc.Colonial Hist. NY XV:232" pr VCY)

"Henry Youngs, grandfather of Henry, was an early settler in Goshen Precinct, where he was Captain for a troup of horse for Orange County 20 June 1738 and where he died Sept 1743, survived by wife Ruth, son Henry, . . . [who] married Abigail, daughter of Barnabus Horton, and had but two children, Henry and Eunice to whom by will of 23 February 1767 he left his home farm land in Connecticut Government in New England. . ." (RSC, p.38)

In Goshen in the 1790 census, a family of Henry Youngs had 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females. This is possibly the wrong family, for there was another Henry Youngs who was married in Goshen in 1784.

In 1800 in Goshen, "Henry Young Jr" had 2 males and 2 females under 10 (Oliver, Hiram, Julia, Eunice), 1 male and 1 female 10-15 (Henry, Mary), and he and his wife were 26-44.

The will of Henry Youngs was dated 14 Oct 1803 and proved 30 Jan 1804. He named his wife Elizabeth, and children Henry, Hiram, Oliver, Mary, Eunice and Julianna. (Orange Co Wills, pr RSC)

In Goshen 1810, Elizabeth Youngs was over 45. With her were 1 male and 1 female 10-15 (Oliver, Julia), and 2 males and 1 female 16-25 (Henry, Hiram, Eunice). Next door was her son-in-law Samuel G. Lewis.

Elizabeth Youngs was listed in the 1820 census of Goshen as being over 45. With her were 1 female under 10 (who?), 1 male 10-15 (Oliver), and 1 male and 1 female 16-25 (Henry & Eunice?, or a married couple?).

Elizabeth was not indexed for the 1830 census. She was probably with her son Oliver in Goshen in 1840, in her 70s. In the 1843 probate of her bachelor brother, Peter Rumsey, Elizabeth Young of Goshen was among the heirs.

Henry, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Rumsey) Youngs, was said to be a million-aire of New York City. In the 1850 census of Ward 15, Henry Youngs was 55 and a merchant, Charlotte was 50, and they had two Irish domestic servants. 
Youngs, Henry (I5737)
 
85 The marriage of John Hudson to Mary Rumsey was abstracted from the Monroe Presbyterian Church records by Mrs. Joseph (Myrtle) Edwards of Chester, NY. According to the Roebling edition of Rev Silas Constant's records (abstracted by Elery D.Clark at Conn.State Lib.), the marriage took place at Blooming Grove.

In the 1790 census, John Hudson and his family were living in Goshen, Orange Co. There were 3 males 16 and over, 1 male under 16, and 3 females.

In Goshen in 1800, John Hudson was listed next to Phineas Rumsey. His household contained 1 male 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, and 1 male and 1 female 26-44.

In 1810 John Hudson was in Wallkill, Orange Co. He had with him 1 female 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, and he and his wife were both over 45.

In 1820, John Hudson of Monroe, Orange Co, had a household of 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, while he and his wife were over 45, one person engaged in manufacturing or trade. He was not indexed in 1830 or after.

Mary, wife of John Hudson, had died before the probate of her brother, Peter Rumsey, 18 May 1843. Among the list of Peter's nieces and nephews was Horace Hudson, son of Peter's sister Mary Hudson deceased, a resident of Monroe, Orange Co. Since Horace was the only child of Mary Hudson listed, he must have been the only child living at that time. 
Hudson, John (I5138)
 
86 The name Elisha was the last among the children of John5 Rumsey, in a list provided by James S. Rumsey of Wilmington, Dela. The above Elisha is placed here very tentatively, as he does not seem to be in the John Rumsey household in either 1830 or 1840. But he might be one of the young men in his brother George's family in 1840.

The 1850 census listed Elisha Rumsey in the town of Quincy, Branch Co, Mich. He was a lawyer aged 28, his wife called "California" was 26, and their children were Charles 7, Hennetta 4 and California 2. The published St.Joseph Co, Ind, marriage record of George Crull called his bride "Calpuma", but as his wife in the 1880 census the name was "Calipurnia."

A search of Penn Tp, St.Joseph Co, in 1860 revealed Elisha practicing law there at the age of 39, with $200 in personal property. His wife was listed as "Calphurna", aged 36, and they still had their three children with them. Charles was now 15, Henrietta 13 (born in Michigan instead of Ohio as shown in 1850), and Calphurna 11. Not far from them was an Alexander Grant aged 29, who might be the one who married Henrietta five years later when he gave his age as 31, while "Etta" was only 17.

When "Etta" Rumsey was married in 1865 she was a resident of Mishawaka, St.Joseph Co, Ind, which is in Penn Tp.

None of the family were discovered in either Penn Tp, or in Mishawaka, in the 1870 census. They were found by Douglas B. Rumsey in Bainbridge, Berrien Co, Mich. Elisha was 57, a farmer, "Calferda" was 47, Charles 22, occupation "Lightning rods." With them also were (probably Charles' wife) Maggie 20 and (child) Willie 1 year old.

A William Rumsey died unmarried in Chicago 24 Dec 1914 at the U.S. Marine Hospital, b Mich 1871 (VR33165-7), parents unknown. He had been a seaman 1899-1914. Could that be "Willie" son of Charles and Maggie? 
Rumsey, Elisha (I5914)
 
87 The only Hiram Youngs checked in the 1850 census of New York City, may have been a son of Hiram and Sophia. He was 28 and in the hardware business. His wife Emeline was 22, and they had two children - Mary aged 2 and William 4 months old (census taken 16 Sep). They were living in the 17th Ward, and had 3 Irish maids. Youngs, Hiram (I5749)
 
88 Thomas Russell Nowland was obviously named for Elizabeth's maternal grandfather, Thomas Russell. CWW reported his 1812 birthplace as in Yates Co, NY. DBRX had Seneca City, NY, as also the place his parents were married. His family was in Fayette Twp, Seneca Co, NY in 1820. I find no "Seneca City", so perhaps she should have said Seneca "County". He was 38 in the 1850 census of Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich, a farmer with $300 in real estate. His wife Experience was 26, and with them were Lydia Ann 5, James P. 3, and daughter Sedate C. 1 year old; also his 12 year old nephew, Andrew J. Nowland, son of John and his deceased first wife Elizabeth, and a 16 year old farmer named Elisha Smith.

Thomas moved from Wayne Co to Charlevoix Co, reportedly with his brother Michael, though Michael was still in Wayne Co in 1860, when Thomas had disappeared. (Charlevoix Co was formed 1869 from Emmet Co, but I have not found Thomas there or in Huron Co in 1860.) They established Nowland Lake in Marion Tp, where Andrew also joined them some time after 1860.

In 1870 Thomas Nowland, and Michael and Andrew, were in Marion Tp, Charlevoix Co. Thomas was a farmer with $500 in real estate and $175 in personal property. He was 51, his wife Experience was 47, and with them were Matilda 20, Betsey 18, Thomas 16, Amos 14, Abraham 12, Amanda 10, and William 7. Their ages in this census do not corresponded with those in other years.

Thomas and Experience were in Marion in 1880, aged 68 and 55. Both his parents were reported as born in Pa. Still at home were Amos H. 21 and Abriham P. 19, both working on the farm, Alba A. 16, William E. 11, and David M. 9. The family of John and Lydia Ward was near by. Thomas Jr was not found.

Thomas died in 1892, and Experience was not found in 1900 so may have died also. Their son William was a day laborer aged 31 and single, in Charlevoix Village with John Ward 58 and A. Lydia 54, married 32 years, and their daughters Jennie and Myrtle.

Thomas Jr and his wife Johan were in Charlevoix Village with their 4 children Grace, Jenett, Alba and Thomas. They had been married 17 years.

Abe and Amy Nowland were in Marion. They had been married 14 years. One of their children had died. With them were Thomas, Clare, Roy and Abe. 
Nowland, Thomas Russell (I10228)
 
89 Timothy Rumsey was in the 1850 census of Cass Tp, Fulton Co, Ill, taken 28 Nov. There were two families in one dwelling. First was Lodema Bayless, aged 45, and her four children, all under 10. She owned $200 in real estate. Second was Timothy Rumsey 47, a farmer with no real estate, who could neither read nor write. He and his wife May, who was 37, had been born in NY. Their children were Watsey S. 11 (later called Saloma E.), Mary A. 10, Andrew 8, Martha 6, Sally 3, all born in Ohio, and Robert G. 4 months old, born in Illinois. Next door was a Jacob Bayless aged 40, and family. (History of Fulton County, Illinois, published by Chas. C. Chapman & Co (1879), p.585, has a brief biographical sketch of Jacob Bayless in Cass Tp, P.O. Cuba. His father's name was Richard. It is quite possible he was a brother of Mary.)

Timothy Rumsey first purchased 160 acres in the SW 1/4 of Section 20, Lee Tp, Fulton Co, on 15 April 1858, from George R. Clark, and conveyed the same to Clark in a trust deed of the same date. (LR #31344, #31380 - 45:38)

He appeared in Lee Tp in the 1860 census at age 47 again, his wife Mary being the same age. He now had $500 in real estate and $350 in personal property. His eldest daughter was married by then. The other children were Andrew 18, Robert 10, Martha 15, Sarah 12, Rachel 6, and Mary 20. Andrew was also listed as a farm laborer aged 17 with George and Arlina Snyder, just four dwellings from John and Emeline Day.

On 1 Aug 1867, Timothy Rumsey and his wife conveyed 120 acres to Isham G. Davidson, and Davidson conveyed 40 acres to Mary Rumsey by deed, (#46403, #46926 - 68:481; 71:589). On 20 Dec 1870, George R. Clark and wife gave a deed for 40 acres to Mary Rumsey (#54264 - 81:533). These complete the transactions for Timothy and Mary in Lee township, according to BG who did the research in Fulton Co for Mrs. Gordon. She reported in 1980 that "on the 1871 atlas it shows Mary as owner and where they lived was close to a little country cemetery...I talked with the owner, who lives in Bushnell. He said that about ten years ago someone went in the cemetery with a bulldozer and took all the stones, evidently to make a sidewalk! He didn't know who had been buried in the cemetery as he has only owned it the last few years. This cemetery is only about a 1/2 mile down the road from where the Rumseys lived."

Timothy and Mary were aged 60 and 55 in 1870 in Lee Tp (P.O. Avon), and he had $800 in real estate. Only Robert and Rachel were still at home, aged 20 and 15. Timothy was again shown to be illiterate.

Mary Rumsey died 12 Oct 1872, intestate, at her residence in Lee Tp, Fulton Co, Ill. Mary L. Buck signed the Petition for Administration of her estate, 30 September 1874, showing that she left a husband Timothy Rumsey, and her children and heirs at law were Saloma Day, Mary S. Buck, Andrew Rumsey, Martha Buck, Robert Rumsey and Hattie Tally [reported by BG as Tolly]. She left "the following described Real Estate...Towit the North West quarter of the South West quarter of Section number Twenty (20) in Township number Seven (7) North in Range number one (1) East of the fourth principle Meridian in the County of Fulton, and State of Illinois which will more fuly appear by Reference to the Records of Deeds in said county of Fulton the Undersigned would further Represent that Daniel Buck one of the Heirs of Said Estate has purchased all the Shears of the Rest of the Heirs of said Estate Less one, of which Shear I am the owner." (PR File #1940, abstracted first by BG in 1980, who reported there were bills from a doctor in Prairie City. Xerox copies of the above were supplied by Alfred M. Fischer in 1993.)

Timothy died intestate at his residence in Putnam Tp, Fulton Co, 13 Sept 1874. Again Mary S. Buck applied for Letters of Administrator on 22 Sep 1874, a week before filing on Mary Rumsey's estate, and the children were again listed as Saloma Day, Mary L. Buck (the petitioner), Andrew Rumsey, Martha Buck, Hattie Tally, and Robert Buck [sic, shd be Rumsey]. [Hattie had been listed before Robert in Mary's estate]. Mary, Martha and Soloma lived in Bushnell, McDonough Co. "There was some kind of court battle between Mary S. Buck and Robert Rumsey over some land", making the file rather large. (PR File #1939, as abstracted by BG. Xerox of Petition from A.L.Fischer.)

It will be noted that the children are listed in chronological sequence. Therefore Watsey S. of the census would be Saloma of the probate, named for Timothy's mother Saloma, and his sister Watey, though that name appeared only in the 1850 census. A problem arises in the names of Rachel who was in the 1860 and 1870 census as born about 1855, and Hattie Tolly/Tally of both probates. As shown on the page for #20, Rachel and Hattie were the same person, married to Thomas Tally. 
Rumsey, Timothy (I5905)
 
90 When Jerome Wells was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen in 1822 with all the children of Joshua Wells, they were listed in this order: Alfred, Mary Jane, Jerome, Frances, Julia Ford & Elizabeth Eunice, "the first four by a former wife & the last two by Catherine his present wife." Joshua Wells had been married to Jemima Sayre 10 Feb 1801 (GPCh p.22). The wife of Joshua Wells, Junr., died 27 Jan 1812 of pneumonia at age 36 (GPCh p.81).

Doctor Jerome Wells died of consumption in 1839, at the age of 35. On 6 Feb 1841, Charlotte Wells, widow of Dr. Jerome Wells, was admitted to the Presbyterian Church at Goshen, unbaptized (GPCh p.70). (Jerome not indexed 1830 NY census, Charlotte not indexed 1840.)

Charlotte Wells has not been found in the 1850 census. In 1860, in incorporated Goshen, Charlotte Wells was 51, living alone except for an Irish domestic servant. She owned $3000 in real estate and $8000 in personal property.

In 1870, Charlotte Wells of Goshen was 62. She owned $5000 in real estate and $10,000 in personal property. Boarding with her were John C. Wallace 63, an insurance agent, his wife Caroline 45, and son William 7.

In 1880, widow Charlotte Wells was in Goshen Village at the age of 72. The Wallace couple were still boarding with her. She had a domestic servant both years. 
Wells, Dr. Jerome (I5811)
 
91 William Buck was of Eldora, IA, when his mother died in 1919.

AMF reported: "I found a reference in the Mormon IGI for the birth of William Henry Buck in 1880 in Tower City, ND, so it was easy to connect him with Mertie Buck", from records of Ruth (Buck) Smith (above) whom he contacted, and who supplied all the above family records. 
Buck, William Henry (I10558)
 
92 William Rumsey was in the 1810 census of Fayette, Seneca Co, NY, with a household of 2 males and 1 female aged 26-44, 1 male 10-15, and 3 males and 2 females under 10. This appears to include an extra adult male, one under 15, as well as two females under 10 who have not been identified.

In 1820 William Rumsey was in Lyons, Ontario Co, NY, where his son Leonard was reportedly born earlier that year. He was over 45, his wife was under 45. With them were 3 boys and 2 girls under 10, 3 boys 10-15, and 1 female 16-25.

By 1830 William had moved his family to Enfield, Tompkins Co, NY. He and his wife were in their 50s, and they had 1 male and 2 females 10-14, and 2 males 15-19.

In 1834 William Rumsey purchased land in Enfield from William A. G. Thompson, (LR LL:197, rec 1839). In the 1835 State census, William Rumsey of Enfield headed a household of 2 males and 1 female. Neither of the males was subject to militia duty, William being too old, and only one male was eligible to vote. So the other male was probably his youngest son Leonard.

In 1836, William and Phebe Rumsey conveyed land in Enfield to Isaac Rumsey, and William purchased land in Newfield from the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, (LR LL:188; RR:508). In the 1840 census William Rumsey of Newfield and his wife were both in their 60s. With them was only a small girl under 5, possibly a grandchild.

On 1 March 1843, William Rumsey and his wife Phebe deeded 25 acres in Newfield to their son Henry, at which time all were of Newfield (LF UU:317). William was said to have fallen into an excavation at Ithaca that year and was killed, (NoP). One of VES's correspondents said he died in Enfield in 1843. Next to his son William, in the Rumsey cemetery in Enfield, is a stone for a William Rumsey who died 4 April 1845, aged "20 yrs., 11 mos." (NYGBR 54:388). This may have been a misreading of the years, for aged 70.11. would match the date of birth VES showed for William #32. There is no known William of the area who was born May 1824. He had no probate in Tompkins Co. But the first of the following deeds could have been transacted 5 months after his death.

On 3 Sep 1845, Hudson Savacool and his wife Betsey of Chemung Co, gave a Quit Claim to Henry Rumsey of Newfield, for land formerly ownd by William Rumsey dec'd, (LR UU:318). Henry also received deeds for land formerly owned by William dec'd, from Leonard Rumsey and his wife Susan B. of Chemung Co, 5 Feb 1846, and from William B. Rumsey and his wife Julia of Enfield, 22 Aug 1846. Each was for 17 and 50/100 acres in Newfield, (LR VV:36; WW:318).

In the 1850 census his widow Phebe, aged 72, was living with their son Henry in Newfield. She was still with him there in 1860 at age 80, where she died of old age (87 yrs), according to the mortality list in the 1865 census.

The 1878 will and probate of Henry Rumsey, who had no children, fills out the family of William and Phebe. He named his brother Leonard Rumsey, his sister Betsey Savercool, his adopted son Levi, his nephews Will and George Savercool, nieces Rene Savercool, Jane [Savercool] Canfield and her husband William Canfield, and Harriet [Savercool] Carpenter, (Tompkins Co PR Wills O:445). The estate papers showed that the only surviving brothers in 1878 were William and Leonard Rumsey, and the only surviving sister was Elizabeth Dimond. It also listed the descendants of Jane Ferris, Robert Rumsey and Ben Rumsey, all deceased (PR Pkg 121R). 
Rumsey, William (I5064)
 
93 As soon as the girls were raised, sometime in the 1920s, Albert and Ethel separated, but never divorced. It is unknown why Ethel left him, but it is suspected by her granddaughter that it may have been that Ethel discovered that Albert was previously married. Being a very proper lady this may have caused problems, but with the whole Paynter family in the area it is unlikely that she never knew about this. Paynter, Albert Jennings (I796)
 
94 Grandma McConnell passed away Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Preble, after an extended illness. She had been feeble for a year or more. She had made her home with her son, John, south of town until about eight months ago when she was brought to town to be closer to the doctor. She had been confined to her bed about six weeks. She had been an unusually strong woman and all her life had been very healthy and well until she began to fail a year or more ago.
Miss Mary McCuskey was born September 11, 1834, in Ohio county, West Virginia. She died September 6, 1914 and was therefore a few days under 80 years old. She was married December 17, 1854 [*] , to John McConnell, Sr. who passed away January 13, 1886. They came to Russell county March 1, 1879, and located on the farm now owned by John McConnell. They had eight children as follows: a child who died in infancy, Mrs. Lewis (Margaret) Brown who died December 11, 1886 [**], Mrs. Thomas (Mary Emmaline) Andrews who died July 27, 1888 [***], three daughters who died in the summer of 1869, Mrs. T. E. (Correna Estella) Preble and John McConnell, both of whom were with her at the end. She leaves two sisters and one brother-Mrs. Margaret Reed of Elmwood, Illinois, Jane and Albert McCuskey of Elm Grove, West Virginia. She also left thirteen grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the United Brethren church.
Grandma McConnell lived a quiet simple life and was of the finest character. She was known as a good woman, one with the best thoughts and the kindliest feelings toward everybody. She had many sorrows in her life but lived to see several of her children grow to useful maturity and rear their families which were a comfort to her. She labored unceasingly to lead them in the right way and passed away with the satisfaction of knowing that she had had much success. Such a life is worth living and such an example lives long after the heart ceases to beat.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the United Brethren church and was conducted by Rev. S. A. Fisher, the pastor. Interment was in the Russell cemetery.
We desire to express our thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our mother, and for the beautiful floral offerings. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Signed: Mrs. R. E. Preble and family, John McConnell and family. 
McCuskey, Mary Jane (I4921)
 
95 Mrs. Mary McConnell passed away last Sunday morning, September 6, 1914, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Preble with whom she had made her home for the last eight months, after an illness of six weeks.
Grandma McConnell would have been 80 years old had she lived until tomorrow. She had been in declining health for some time. Mary McCuskey was born September 11, 1834 in Ohio County, West Virginia. She was married December 17, 1854 to John McConnell at Ohio, West Virginia, by Rev. Greer. Eight children were born to the union, six of whom including an infant are now dead. The deceased children are Mrs. (Margaret Ellen) Brown who died December 11, 1886; Mrs. Thomas (Mary Emeline) Andrews, died July 27, 1883; Jane Amanda; Julia Ann and Nettie Lee. Two children, Mrs. Ed (Corena Estella) Preble and John Mc Connell both of Russell, survive her. Her husband died January 13, 1886 and is buried in the Russell cemetery. She leaves one brother, Albert McCuskey, Elm Grove West Virginia, and two sisters, Jane McCuskey, of the same place and Mrs. Margaret Reed of Elmwood, Illinois. Thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren are living. Grandma McConnell was a faithful devoted Christian, having belonged to the United Brethren Church in Russell. She leaves the example of a beautiful life to those who knew her. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the United Brethren Church by Rev. S. A. Fisher. The pall bearers were from among the older men: A. G. Urton, Henry Delp, I. W. Holl, C. A. Newcomer, J. R. Freed and Stewart Brown. Interment was made in Russell Cemetery. 
McCuskey, Mary Jane (I4921)
 
96 Between 1930 and 1940, Nora served as the Superintendent of Schools in Marion County, Iowa. White, Nora (I9313)
 
97 "(There was no response to a letter addressed in 1964 to Mrs. Stanley
Withers, 127 Lee St, Fredericksburg, Va, the address having been provided by
her niece, Suzanne Rumsey.)

The family outline of Gene Elbert Rumsey said that the Withers "moved to
Alabama in 1952 where he was a car hauler out of [the] port of Guntersville (on
the Tennessee River). Both children were born there. [They] Moved to Virginia
(back home) in 1961. Mary was bookkeeper for K Mart Corp. from Feb 1963 till
retirement in Aug. 1991." (Rumsey, "Descendants of Simon Rumsey") 
Withers, Stanley (I8761)
 
98 "According to persistent tradition among the descendants of this Robert, he was a distance connection of the numerous Otis families already settled at this period in the New England colonies. One of his ancestors - supposedly Thomas, his great grandfather - was said to have left England and settled in Ireland. As such an emigration probably did occur, and as the traditions of the two sides of the house seem to coincide, this branch of the family is, therefore, at least temporarily placed in this relationship, awaiting some good evidence that the assumption is incorrect.

In considering the probablity of this relationship, outside evidence should also be considered. For instance, the fact that he was a Protestant would strongly point to his family not being of the Irish race, but rather English immigrant; even if it were not a fact that any name approaching our own has as far as known, never appeared in Ireland, except as belonging to English families. Moreover, in England itself, the name of somewhat similar spelling was pronounced by the North English family in one syllable, while ours was always in two.

It appears he was kidnapped on shipboard at Donegal when only fourteen years old, and after numerous wanderings, all more or less tradiitonal, he finally landed in Rhode Island about 1720. He then drifted over into Connecticut, where he settled at Lyme at the mouth of the river of that same name. According to one tradition, he is said to have lived until the early part of the 19th century, dying at the very advanced age of one hundred three years.

According to another tradition, he enlisted in the War of 1776, when eighty years of age, as a wagon master, and remained in the field during the war; came home stout and hale, at the age of one hundred; went blind, remaining so ten years, when his sight returned, and he could see to read without glasses. He remained so for five years, and then died at the age of 115 years." (Otis, Otis Family in America
Otis, Robert (I2404)
 
99 "Although careful investigation of records in the U.S. War Department has as yet failed to discover any one of that name who was an officier in this battle, still, he is said, by his descendants, to have been a Major upon the staff of General Warren at the battle of Bunker Hill, and when the latter was wounded, to have taken command. Shortly after he was captured by the British and held for some time as a prisoner. Finally, when upon the point of being exchanged, all the prisoners were given a drink of rum. This, it was claimed, had had small-pox virus put in it, so that he very shortly came down with a most virulent form of the desease. Not only he, but his wife and one daughter died of the pest. Infuriated by this inhuman deed, all of the sons vowed vengeance, and to kill as many English as possible. With this end in view, those who were old enough at once entered the Continental Army, and the younger ones followed as rapidly as possible.

Stephen is said to have died before the birth of his son, Edward H. in 1766, according to Prof. Merrill Otis of Columbia, Mo. This, if true, would, of course, be the end of the Revolutionary war story, and in view of the U.S. War Department's official records, that portion relative to Bunker Hill is discredited. Although it will be a blow to many descendants, who prefer irresponsible and glorious tradition, rather than commonplace, uninteresting facts. That he was in the Revolution War [although not an officer at Bunker Hill] is more probably, since, as he had a daughter born after 1776, he was alive at that period." (Otis, Otis Family in America
Otis, Stephen (I2402)
 
100 "Carlton George Rumsey was a harness maker of Jefferson, aged 20 when he was
married in April 1917. Bertha Backus was 21 and a resident of Pittsford Tp.
Witnesses to the marriage were Ava and Clyde E. Rumsey of Pittsford, his eldest
brother and wife. In the birth records of their children, Carl was a farmer.

In the 1900 census of Watertown Tp, Sanilac Co, Mich, E. A. Backhouse was a
grocer, he and Lucinda having come from English Canada. Their daughter Bertha
was 4 years old.

Carl was injured in a tractor accident in August 1963, and lost two toes." (Rumsey, Descendants of Simon Rumsey
Rumsey, Carlton George (I7933)
 

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