Seeking records of the marriage of Otis W. BURTON & Roxanna CORRAL in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan after 1860 and before 1890.Seeking any other evidence of the presence in Adrian Michigan of either of these people. Roxanna Corrall was one of three wives of Otis W. Burton.I am hoping that the marriage records will reflect the names of the parents of this couple.
Thanks for any help or suggestions you are able to offer.
Here is a little additional information about Otis W. BURTON.
Otis W. BURTON was born in VT, circa 1820. The name of his first wife (mother of Edwin O., Henry James., Martha A., and Willard Levi) is unknown; she may have died before 7 July 1860.
By 1860 Otis W. BURTON had moved from VT to Charleston, Sullivan Co., NH, and was there enumerated with four children in the 7 July 1860 US Census:
BURTON, Otis W., 40 M, Farmer, $3000 Real & $900 Personal Estate, b VT
BURTON, Edwin O., 16 M, Farmer, b NH
BURTON, Henry J., 14 M, b NH
BURTON, Martha A., 12 F, b NH
BURTON, Williard L., 8 M, b NH
FARNSWORTH, Fanny A., 35 F, Housekeeper, b NH
After the death of his first wife, Otis W. BURTON married Jeanette ( Jenny) Church VARNEY. She was born in NH circa 1842 and it is not clear whether she was a widow or if this was her maiden name. In either event she had become a member of the family by 1870.
By 1870 Otis W. BURTON had moved from NH to Union City, Branch County, Michigan, and was there enumerated with his family:
BURTON, Otis W., WM 50, Farmer, $8500 Real/$1500 Personal Estate, b in VT
BURTON, Jennett, WF 28, Keeping House, b NH
BURTON, Willard, WM 19, Works on Farm, b NH
PULLMAN, Willard, WM 19, Works on Farm, b NY
Family tradition also holds that Otis W. BURTON married Roxanna Corral in the town of Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan. It is not clear whether this marriage preceeded of followed his marriage to Jeanette/Jenny Church Varney.
At least one on-line posted genealogy (at WWW.FamilySearch.Org) holds that the parents of Otis W. BURTON were James BURTON & Martha CRAIGE of Andover and Weston in Windsor County, Vermont, however no sources or documentation for this claim are evident and it may or may not be accurate.
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