I inherited, thru my great aunt, a packet of her best friend, Manola Shirley (ROOT)REND-PALMER.Her father, Capt. Frank ROOT, was a sea captain. Enclosed were: documents, pictures, newspaper clippings, and genealogy.I am in the process of getting all this copied and will mail all papers to the archives at Bowling Green University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes.I have been trying to locate any descendants.
William HOTCHKISS, b. abt 1826, CT., Married Harriett Jane (?).Children: Alice May, b. 1862, married Francis Desnoyer ROOT; Agnes(?), twin to Alice; Kate, b. abt. 1852; Lewis, male, b. abt. 1859. This family can be found in 1870 census, MI, Bay Co., Portsmouth.In 1880 & 1900 census, Bay Co., MI, William J. HOTCHKISS.In 1910, Bay Co., Bay.William J. HOTCHKISS, listed as grandfather, in house-hold of Clifford WALTER, 37y, b. MI and his wife, Minnie, 37y, b. Germany.Clifford WALTER & wife Minnie, also listed in 1900 census, same town.
?Does anyone know the parentage of Clifford WALTER?Looking for more data on family of William HOTCHKISS & Harriett Jane (?) Would like to know her maiden name.
Alice May HOTCHKISS, b. 1862, Pontiac, Oakland, MI; married, 1888, in Chicago, Cook, IL, to Francis "Frank" Desnoyer ROOT. Alice, d. 1930, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, MI.Capt. Frank ROOT (1849-1925) was the son of Lieut. William & Emily Jane (WHEELOCK) ROOT.[Root Genealogy]
Any assistance would be appreciated and thank you! Sharon