Michael Woolever b. 1806, was my Great-great-great-Grandfather. During the 1830 census he was in York, Livingston County, New York. He was living next door to Philip Aurner whose family would play a role in Michael's son Ira's life. Michael was married to Rachel. Right after this census Michael moved his family to Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan and homesteaded there. Michael was also listed as Michel in some places and when he went to Michigan began using Wellever as a last name. He used Welliver on his homestead application but was listed on the 1850 census and later as Wellever. His children were: Almira, Mary and Ira who were probably born in New York and Samuel, Anna and Phebe that were born in Michigan. Ira married Catherine Aurner. Ira was my Great-great Grandfather. His children were: Mariah, Evangeline, Emmanuel, Martha, Frank and Clementine. Emmanuel was my great Grandfather. Emmanuel first married Mary Allard and had one child, Belle. He then married Katie Arilla Boyington and had Bessie, Jesse, Mabel and Stella. Mabel was my Grandmother.
Michael was born in PA in 1806. Rachel was also born in PA. Michael's father was born in New Jersey. I am trying to find who Michael's father was. Living nearby in Groveland during the 1830 census was Samuel Woolever. He was about the right age to be Michaels father. I then went to the 1810 PA census and found Sam Woolever with a male child that would fit Michael. Does anyone have information on this part of the Woolever family that could help me substantiate who Michael's father was for sure? Please contact me if you have anything at all. Sometimes pieces can be put together.