Wednesday, April 30, 2008

John & Charity Vincent

John Vincent, (son of Richard L. Vincent and Elizabeth James), was born from 1860 to 1861 in Michigan, (1, 2) died in 1947 in Michigan, (2) and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery Section I-B, Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI.(2).

General Notes: John Vincent
Birth Date: 1860
Death Date: 1947
Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery Section I-B
Misc. Notes: Father (2)

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation: Carpenter, 1920, Flint, Genesee Co., MI (3).

Residence: 1930, Caledonia Twp, Shiawassee Co, MI (3).

John married Charity Mae Wilson, daughter of Isaac Wilson and Jane Potts, on 14 Oct 1886 in Brant, Saginaw County, MI (3, 4). Charity Mae Wilson was born on 18 May 1871, (1, 2, 3) died on 28 Nov 1957 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI, (1, 3) and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery Section I-B, Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI (3).

Children from this marriage were:
i. Allen Vincent was born circa 1897 in Michigan.(3).
ii. John Vincent Jr. was born circa 1902 in Michigan.(3).
iii. Kenneth Vincent was born circa 1911 in Michigan.(3).
1. Census, 1870; Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI.
2. Shiawassee District Library,,
Oak Hill Cemetery Section I-B.
3. Email, Wayne Messecar;
4., Submitted by: Wayne Messecar;

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Current Brick Walls...

Hello all... as we all have Brick Walls, and hit them really hard sometimes, I thought I would put up here the Brick Walls, I am researching right now. :)

Richard L. Vincent & his wife Elizabeth James;
RICHARD L. VINCENT, son of L. (Levi ?) Vincent, was born on 4 May 1815 in Michigan or New York, (Census, 1860 & 1880 says born in New York; 1870 & 1900 says born in Michigan.) died on 25 Mar 1906 in Brant, Saginaw County, MI, and was buried in Brant Cemetery, Old Part, Brant, Saginaw County, MI. Richard married ELIZABETH JAMES, daughter of John & Jane James (could of live in Gawler, Australia), sometime between 1851 to 1853. Elizabeth was born on 8 Jan 1832 in England, died on 7 Jul 1920 in Marion Springs, Saginaw County, MI, and was buried in Brant Cemetery, Old Part, Brant, Saginaw County, MI.(Her stone says 'Mother' next to Richard's grave and the cemetery index says that it is her.) Now my brick wall is Richard's & Elizabeth's parents and their children. They had 8 children; Adelene/Adella (married to a William ?), Louisa (can't find her at all, only in a census), Levi (married to Elizabeth F. Cobblie?), Henry (again only found in census), John (married to Charity Mae Wilson), James (married to Evaline Wilson), Mary Jane (married to William Allen Wilson & Abram Charles Coon) and William (married to Almyra Aldrich).

Phebe Dowd or Phebe Lash; birth mother of John Henry Lash. John Lash was born illegitimate on 20 August 1869 in Richfield Township, Genesee County, MI. His birth mother was 'Phebe Dowd of Forest Township' - Forest Township is also in Genesee County. John was adopted by LYMAN C. LASH and his wife MARY REINHART, and is in the 1870 census as Frederick born Aug 1869. All other census show his first name as John or John H. Lash. Lyman's sister Betsey married Sylvester Austin Felt and in several census' Phebe is living with them. In 1850 Perinton, Monroe County, NY household of Austin Felt, Phebe is listed as being born in NY and is 8 years old (b. circa 1842); in 1860 Victor, Ontario County, NY household of Austin Felt Phebe Lash is listed as 'Domestic' and is 17 years old, born in NY (b. circa 1843) and finally in the 1870 Grand Blanc, Genesee County, MI census, household of Austin Felt, she is listed as Phebe Dowd and is as 'Keeping House,' she is 29 (b. Circa 1841) still born in NY, and listed right below her is an ETTIE DOWD 4 years old and born in Michigan. **Just a note Lyman C. Lash & Betsey (Lash) Felt have 3 other siblings, Peter, Anson & Joseph (or Josiah). Peter & Anson all of their children have been found, so we are thinking that Phebe Lash is the daughter of Joseph (or Josiah) Lash but can not confirm or deny that.

....and since we are talking sorta about John Henry Lash, his wife DELIA LANE. Her & John's son Dee died in 1918 and John was listed as a widower. She may have owned land in Colorado on an Indian Reservation (that is just a family 'story'). She is found in 1910 in Juanita Township, Tuscola County, MI with her husband John, is is 37 years old, married for 18 years, born in MI and both her parents were born in NY and she has had 5 children that are all still alive at that time. In the 1900 Juanita Township, Tuscola County, MI with her husband John, 27 years old and her birthday in August 1872 in Michigan, married 7 years, 4 children, and parents still born in NY. Next I found a Marriage Record for John Lash and Delia Lane, in Richfield, Genesee County, MI on 6 December 1892. Delia was 20 years old and was from Hadley, Lapeer County, MI. Her father was Isaac Lane from Lapeer County, MI. So I naturally go looking for Isaac Lane in Lapeer County.... I found in 1880 in Elba, Lapeer County, MI an Isaac Lane, 41 years old, born in NY with wife Elsie (31 years old), and children Maggie (age 10), Cordelia (age 6), William (age 5), Charles (age 3) and Minnie (age 1), Now is this the Isaac in the marriage record... I don't know... but it looks like it to me.

ALDRICH/ALDRIGE/ALDRIDGE--AARON ALDRICH, b. Abt. 1810 in NY. Married Almira LOCKWOOD bef. 1835 prob. in NY. Children: George William, Susan, & Anna. George m. Arabella HAMILL in St. Charles, Saginaw County, MI; Susan m._____ALBACH of West Milbrook; Anna m._____CORNELL of Washington.

BERT (ALBERT) GARNER, d. at age of 29, cause of death: consumption. Sister was Mrs. James (Harriet) NEFF. Harriet was b. on November 24, 1863 in NY. Parents were Charles & Mary [CONLEY] GARNER. Lived in Chesaning, Saginaw County, MI at time of death. Need info on Bert and his parents and other siblings, I have his obit, but little information is in it and it was cut out of paper so unknown what year or month he died.

ARABELLA HAMILL; b. August 14, 1850 in Lansing, MI. Married George ALDRICH on February 18, 1866 in St. Charles, Saginaw County, MI. d. August 07, 1920 in Pontiac, MI. Her parents were William D. & Triphena Arabella [MORTON] HAMILL. However she was adopted. Her real name was Faith Charity. There was also a little boy that was adopted by William & Triphena. Would like info on both her adopted family and her biological family.

ALMIRA or ELMIRA LOCKWOOD, b. March 04, 1823 in NY. Married (1) Aaron ALDRICH/ALDRIGE/ALDRIDGE Bef. 1835 prob. in NY. Married (2) William CRAIG in Michigan. d. June 28, 1901 in Corunna, Shiawassee County, MI. Death Record in Shiawassee County Court House says her parents were Mr. DOGE of Corunna and Unknown. But the 1850 Sharon, Washtenaw County, MI census says that Mary LOCKWOOD lived with Aaron & Almira ALDRIGE at the age of 50 being born in NY. The 1860 of St. Charles, Saginaw County, MI census say Mary LOCKWOOD lived with William & Almira CRAIG at the age of 63 being born in NY. Any information on the parentage of Almira/Elmira or Mary LOCKWOOD would be appreciated.

I guess that will be it for now...

Happy Hunting,

Genealogy Blog

Hello friends, I am starting a genealogy blog. I created this blog because I would like to keep other family members updated in my research...and really my webpage on rootsweb is really outdated, but I can't retrieve my password from them (haha) You can check it out at Sherry's Genealogy Pages.

Today I wanted to share an awesome researching resource that was sent to me over the weekend. It's an Online Obituary Index maintained by Public Libraries of Saginaw. It's an index of over 200,000 obituaries from the Saginaw News. And they are adding more and more everyday. You can specifically search the last name and/or date of death to find an obituary you may need. The only downfall to this is... it's just SAGINAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN. Oh that other libraries or Genealogy Societies would start to do this... that would be totally awesome!!

The URL is

Well, Happy Hunting!